Sleigh Rides

Sleigh Ride

…in a one (or two) horse open sleigh

2018 Availability Update: Sleigh rides are full from December 21st through December 31st. Sleigh ride times are still available now through December 20th and January 2nd throughout the rest of the winter season.

As a blanket of white transforms North Idaho, visitors at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch enjoy scenic horse-drawn sleigh rides powered by one of our draft teams. Louie and Lonestar, Jake and Julie, Queen and Justice, Lady and Fancy or BC and Albert will make you feel like a child again as they plod and jingle through a 2 mile loop trail of dense forests in the foothills of the Cabinet Mountains with fantastic views of the Selkirk Mountain Range. With a wide variety of horse-drawn sleighs, including a five passenger, three twelve passengers and a two passenger, we have the right size sleigh to accommodate your group. Sleigh rides are scheduled Monday – Saturday on the hour 11:00 to 6:00 pm and on Sundays 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Sorry we do not offer sleigh rides on December 24th and 25th.

Sleigh draft horses

If you are looking for a more intimate adventure, Bud’s steady trot will whisk you back in time as you glide along in this one horse open sleigh built just for two passengers.

To complete your nostalgic winter experience come into the lodge to warm up in front of a crackling fire and enjoy hot drinks and fresh popped popcorn.

Also available is a sleigh ride and dinner package. What could be better for your group or family then a hearty “country gourmet” dinner served in the lodge after your sleigh ride.

Winter fun at the ranch also includes cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and down hill sledding.

Sleigh Ride Prices

(a 6% sales tax will be added to these amounts)
Reservations are required. Call (208)263-9066 to make a reservation.

$30.00 per person for adults
$25.00 per person for kids ages 6 – 12
Kids 5 and under are free

$120.00 minimum on all sleigh ride reservations
For example:

  • Sleigh Ride for two = $120
  • Sleigh Ride for three = $120
  • Sleigh Ride for four = $120
  • Sleigh Ride for five = $150

(a 6% sales tax will be added to these amounts)

Christmas Tree Sleigh Rides

Sleigh tree lot

Gather the family together, bundle up and get ready to enjoy this family outing at the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch.

Load up on one of our horse-drawn sleighs and enjoy a scenic sleigh ride to the tree lot. There you will pick out a fresh cut locally grown Christmas tree. Then gather the family and your tree and ride the sleigh back to the lodge where you will be served fresh popped popcorn, hot chocolate, hot tea, and coffee.

Cost for Sleigh Ride and Christmas Tree

$150.00 for a group of four and a 5-foot tree

$10.00 additional for a 6-foot tree
$15.00 additional for a 7-foot tree
$25.00 additional for an 8-foot tree
$35.00 additional for a 9-foot tree

Each additional person is $25.00

Kids 5 and under are free

Reservations are required. Call (208)263-9066 to make a reservation.
Available starting November 25 until the trees are gone.

Sandpoint Magazine Winter 2011

We would like to thank Sandpoint Magazine for the nice story they wrote about our “A Simple Christmas, Sleigh Rides and Christmas Trees”, in their 2011 released winter edition. Beth Hawkins writes in her story, “It’s a scene reminiscent of a Currier & Ives postcard: families clamoring up onto a horse-drawn sleigh as giggling children play with the dogs that have hopped on board for the ride. With a “haw,” the driver commands a pair of draft horses – festively adorned with bells – forward, and the sleigh glides this way and that through a snowy forest before arriving in an open field adorned with lit up Christmas lights encircling a stand of fresh-cut trees ready for the choosing.”

Read more on page 8 of the Sandpoint Magazine, Winter edition