Tom and Brenda Wagoner

Tom and Brenda Wagoner are the owners and entire staff for the Diamond T Guest Ranch. Brenda was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tom was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, but from 4th grade on up was raised in Hoopeston, Illinois. They met in college in Minnesota their freshman year and got married just 6 months later in 1971. They have 2 children: Jamie and her husband, Ben, live in Clark Fork, while their daughter, Autumn, lives in California. Tom and Brenda also have a son, Josh, who lives in Great Falls, Montana.

Tom and Brenda have owned the Diamond T since February, 2002. Josh managed the ranch on-site and Brenda did the bookings from Colorado for 3 ½ years until Tom retired from the Loveland Police Department in June, 2005 following 30 years in law enforcement. Tom, who is a pastor’s son, told the Lord when he was very young that if God would ever give him a job where he could afford to buy a lodge or ranch, he would provide a ministry for pastors and missionaries and their families. Brenda, who thought Tom was such a great catch (Tom’s words, not hers) probably without thinking this through, agreed to marry and follow him through the subsequent twists and turns of life living in 6 different states. After looking for 20 years for a lodge or ranch that they liked and could afford, they found the Diamond T and fell in love with it. And now they want to share it with you!

Guest Comments

“We had a blast! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! Don will never forget seeing the moose!!”

Eric, Angie, Don & Billy, Loveland, Colorado

“We’re in love with your ranch! Thank you for everything!!”

Martel and Gwen, Moses Lake, Washington

“What a wonderful place! We had such a great time. Thank you.”

Terry & Denise, Kyle & Emily, Redlands, California

“(This) was just what we needed. Best family vacation we’ve had!! We will be back to the Diamond T!”

Steve, Marci, Micah and Annelise, Port Ludlow, Washington

We found the ranch by chance in a booklet. We came and were overwhelmed, not only by the place but also by Brenda and Tom. Thank you so much!!

Jens Peter & Renate, Germany

“Woke up to a winter wonderland!! What a heavenly spot – and we have a white Christmas. Perfect!”

Eloise & Emma Somers, New York

Amazing place, great hospitality-fishing and wildlife-would love to come again!”

Gideon, Paul & Ian Aberdeen, Scotland

The Ranch

The Ranch is open to the general public, but also has a Shepherd’s Rest Ministry with special rates for full time, evangelical pastors and missionaries. For the last several years right at 50% of ranch guests are from the General Public where Tom and Brenda have found many, wonderful friends, some coming to the ranch for more than 30 years. The other 50% of ranch guests are families of pastors and missionaries, many whom have become family. For all of this, Tom and Brenda give thanks and praise to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Come to gorgeous Idaho!

Come to the Diamond T Guest Ranch and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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