Much To Do

There’s much to do right here on the ranch.

It’s outdoor living here in North Idaho. Here at the ranch we wake up to the ranching sounds: horses whinnying, goats bleating and sometimes machinery humming. It’s not unusual to hear the lonesome howl of a coyote, or the honking of Canada geese landing on the pond, and wildlife sightings occur daily year-round.

Some of our guests use the ranch as a base camp, traveling the area during the day and returning at night. Others find plenty to do on the ranch, seldom leaving until their vacation is over. Here are some of the activities to do right on the ranch.

  • Hike the wooded trails on the ranch, on the public wildlife refuge that abuts the ranch on 2 sides or across the road in the huge National Forest, or stroll down the long driveway that divides hay fields, tall cedars and the pastures of ranch horses.

  • Ride Horses with our friends Mountain Horse Adventures at Schweitzer Mountain Resort or with Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, both located close to the nearby community of Sandpoint. Let us know and we will gladly help you make reservations. Both provide excellent rides at reasonable prices and we recommend them highly. Or for a fee, bring your own horses and ride the ranch and surrounding trails.

  • Pet the goats, miniature horses or other farm animals in the petting pen.

  • Sit in the shade on the deck overlooking the largest pond and ponder, or just sit on a bench and read a good book. Or sit on the dock and dangle your feet in the cool water.

  • Play a game of horseshoes, badminton or volleyball with the family.

  • Watch for deer, elk or moose, otter, beaver, coyotes, muskrat, wild turkeys, eagles and osprey, or watch the kids play on the playground.

  • Fish in the large Catch-And-Release pond near the ranch house. It has large brown trout and rainbows, cutthroat, bass, bluegills and perch.

  • Ride a bike (yours or ours) from the ranch through the valley on the old River Road. An international bike route from the western shores of Canada to the eastern shores of the United States goes right by the ranch. We have a limited number of free loaner bikes for your use.

  • Sit around the fire ring with family and friends telling stories and making S’mores. Sometimes there’s music and singing.

  • Play games, put together puzzles or read in the cabins away from televisions and telephones.

  • Watch the kids wade and splash in the cabin-front pond.

  • Play croquet on the lawn with the family.

  • Hunt large white tail deer or elk, black bear, moose, mule deer, wolves and mountain lions in the hundreds of thousands of acres of National Forest across the road or on the public access land that abuts the ranch on the west and north.

  • Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe in the meadows and wooded trails on the ranch.

  • Bring Your ATV, Dirt Bike or Snowmobile and ride from the ranch for hours on the National Forest roads that begin across the road. Due to liability and insurance concerns, guests are not allowed to ride atvs, motorcycles or snowmobiles on the ranch, except on the driveway to their cabins or RV.

  • Tube and kayak the Clark Fork River behind the ranch. Kayaks can be rented in the area and innertubes can be purchased in Sandpoint.

  • Go mushroom hunting in the woods on the ranch.

  • Bring a camera and photograph family, nature or wildlife.

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