Have you ever wanted to be a cowboy? Silly question--of course you have! Well, what if I told you that you can fulfill those childhood dreams of riding through meadows, valley, and mountains on a trusty steed, all while enjoying unparalleled comfort and luxury? At Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, you’ll experience famous western hospitality, country gourmet dining, and the beauty of Idaho’s wilderness. Just don’t forget you ten-gallon hat!
While casual guests will undoubtedly have an amazing time, if you want a true ranch experience, an all-inclusive stay is the only way to go. Perfect for families of all sizes and ages, an all-inclusive stay is filled with fun, relaxation, and (above all else) variety. All-inclusive stays include lodging in a rustic Grand Lodge room or Log Cabin, daily horseback rides, three Country Gourmet meals daily, evening entertainment and access to all ranch amenities. Sounds pretty good, right?
The biggest draw to Western Pleasure is their fantastic horseback riding. It is a ranch, after all. While getting up on a big horse and trusting it to not throw you off can be intimidating, Western Pleasure’s friendly staff are experts in making the horse rides accessible to all ages and skill levels. New riders begin the week with short orientation, where the wranglers introduce you to your horse for the week and offer advice on how to ride.
Rides take place each day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. You’ll explore the majestic north Idaho mountains, valleys, and meadows around the ranch, accompanied by the gentle clip-clop of the horse beneath you. Special trips include a full day’s ride to Grouse Creek Falls for some swimming, and a special dinner ride (featuring campfire grilled, ranch raised beef steak). Of course, Mother Nature isn’t always cooperative, and if that's the case, you’ll still have a great time in the 70′ by 100′ indoor arena.
While the headliner is horseback riding, that doesn’t mean Western Pleasure lacks other things to do. Far from it! Guests can grab a shotgun and try their hand at some clay-pigeon shooting, or challenge a nearby mountain on a rented bike. With more than 1,100 acres on the property, there’s almost no limit to trails the savvy adventurer can explore. If you prefer a more laid-back experience, those same trails are also available to hikers. Go whatever pace you like, while stopping to enjoy the native flora and fauna of northern Idaho. The patrons of Western Pleasure believe wholeheartedly that the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains have something for everyone.
Owner Janice Schoonover knows that you’ll have an unforgettable experience at Western Pleasure, warning prospective guests, "Don't let another summer slip away without planning the ultimate Western Family adventure at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch." An all-inclusive stay at Western Pleasure is a commitment to show your family or friends that you’re ready to have the most fun you’ve ever had in your life!