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Sawtooth Valley Bragging Rights and Random Facts Part I – History & Culture

The Sawtooth Valley begins south of Galena summit and extends north to Stanley.  The imposing Sawtooth Mountains are to the west and the limestone peaks of the White Cloud Mountains are visible behind the valleys to the east.  The Sawtooth Scenic byway passes right through the center of these mountain ranges as the Salmon River […]

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Idaho’s Bragging Rights and Random Facts

Idaho has earned its bragging rights through its rich history, geology, natural beauty and, of course, its Famous Potatoes. Read on for Idaho highlights and also absurd Idaho laws that’ll keep folks entertained at your next social event. Idaho’s name began with a deception. George M. Willing, a mining lobbyist in 1860, presented Congress with […]

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What’s New about the Old West?  Western Ranch Vacations

The mid-century romanticized view of the American West has faded into the past, and revisionist history has exposed Hollywood’s brush of glamour over a more stark reality.  Reliving the “glory days of yesteryear”, a la the Lone Ranger, no longer motivates many to pack up the family and head west. But thank our clear, starry […]

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New Wilderness to Explore

The unspoiled beauty we enjoy at the ranch and in the region is the result of decades of hard work and dedication of many. The most recent effort has yielded the “gold standard of protection” wilderness status to the Boulder – White Cloud Mountains. The August 2015 passage of HR 1138/S258,  sponsored by Rep. Mike […]

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Angling at the Ranch – Meet our Guides

We are delighted to have 3 authentic local characters, Silver Creek Outfitters guides, to enliven the experience of our beginner to expert fly fishing guests. Stanley residents Verlon Herndon and Julie Meissner have been shepherding our guests on fishing expeditions for many years. This year Riley Berman joins the team and will lead weekly fishing […]

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