Western Pleasure Guest Ranch has been family owned and managed since 1940, and remains in the family with Roley and Janice at the helm. The ranch is located in the north of Idaho near Sandpoint, just 60 miles south of the Canadian border and 75 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington. The town of Sandpoint sits on one of the United States largest frshwater lakes, Lake Pend Oreille is 43 miles long and is a premier tourist attraction in the area.
The Ranch offers six rooms in the Grande Lodge, each room comes with it's own private bathroom and complimentary wireless internet. Those travelling as a family or a small group of friends will enjoy the independence of one of four log cabins which cater for up to six people.
True western hospitality is found at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, with three country gourmet meals served each day, daily horseback rides, evening entertainment and access to all of the amenities on the ranch included in your all inclusive ranch adventure. During the summer months you will enjoy morning and afternoon rides through grazing cattle or explore the north Idaho mountains. One day a week you can saddle up for a full day ride to Grouse Creek Falls or ride the full perimeter of the ranch where you will enjoy views of the Cabinet and Selkirk Mountain Ranges. Other activities include lessons in the arena, moving cattle, clay pigeon shooting, mountain biking and hiking.
There is always something to keep you entertained in the summer evenings such as archery, a dinner cruise on Lake Pend Oreille, a Dutch Oven cookout with cowboy music and horse drawn wagon rides.
When is the ranch open and what day does riding begin?
The ranch is open year round with an all inclusive 6 night ranch package operating during the summer months from 28 May - 30 September 2018 starting on a Sunday, and then a Bed & breakfast winter programme from 1 October 2017 - 28 May 2018 and 1 October 2018 - 28 May 2019. Six night all inclusive ranch packages begin on Sundays only.
All levels of rider are catered for with lessons for beginners up to experienced riders. Two rides are possible each day with a duration of approx 2 hours each ride, plus one full day ride to Grouse Creek Falls for swimming.
At Western Pleasure Guest Ranch there are more than 50 registered Quarterhorses, Appaloosas and Paints for saddle rides along with Belgian Percheron crosses and Percherons for wagon rides and winter sleigh rides. The horses are either born and bred on the ranch or bought from local ranchers. You will be allocated your own horse on your first day of riding.
During the summer months you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, archery, clay pigeon shooting, relaxing in the hot tub, horse drawn wagon rides and a dinner cruise on Lake Pend Orielle.
During the months of July and August children aged 8 - 16 years enjoy a hands on ranch experience with riding and horsemanship lessons, camp fires, archery lessons and horse drawn wagon rides.
Sandpoint Idaho is the main town for Western Pleasure Guest Ranch and offers many outdoor pursuits such as fishing, kayaking, white water rafting and you are close to Silverwood Theme Park, the Idaho Golf Course and Glacier National Park
A five night adult only week normally takes place in the middle of September.
Western Pleasure Guest Ranch can also organise Ranch & Raft packages with 5 nights on the ranch and 2 nights at Quinn's Hot Springs Resort with one full day of rafting