The Ranch Experience

Nestled amidst Idaho’s snowcapped Rocky Mountain peaks and the meandering Salmon River, the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch has flourished as a western ranch vacation retreat for eighty years. The living history of the Old West mingles with the solitude and peace of this 900-acre ranch, offering freedom, breathtaking natural beauty, and a relaxed atmosphere. And the view from the front porch – well, you just have to experience that for yourself.
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What to Do

Surrounded by the largest protected wilderness area in the “lower 48,” in the spectacular Sawtooth National Recreation Area, you will be enticed to some of the best outdoor recreation in the world, without the crowds.

Explore unlimited opportunities for western adventure, with choices from extreme physical challenges to soothing relaxation. Fill your days hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, and swimming in the natural hot springs pool. Explore on your own or take advantage of a broad array of locally-offered guided activities. The freedom to set your own agenda and pace provides a custom vacation.

There’s also plenty of relaxation available, from taking in the Sawtooth Mountains from our famous front porch rocking chairs, reading by the fire, playing games with family and friends, to stargazing at the hot springs pool. Our Chef’s cuisine elegantly and heartily fuels your adventures, and at day’s end your charming cabin or lodge room beckons you for a restful night.

About the Facilities

Built in 1930 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our artfully renovated Cabins and Lodge Rooms have private baths with either a stone shower or a deep, relaxing bathtub, plush bedding, attractive décor, and electric heat. Cabins also have rock fireplaces, as do the Dining Room and Lodge Great Room. Fourteen Cabins in duplex style, our Honeymoon Cabin, Family Cabin and four Lodge Rooms accommodate a maximum of 50 guests, allowing personal attention. There are no phones, televisions, or radios in the accommodations, allowing you to truly unplug.