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Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch

HC64, Box 9934, Stanley, ID 83278
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were driving north up 75 on our way to the ranch I looked off to our left and said, ‘Wow! Look at that beautiful house.’ A second later we passed an Adopt a Highway sign on our right that was sponsored by IRMR and I said, ‘Wait! That was the Ranch!’ We made a right turn into the... More

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mt. lakes, new jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit hard to get to but totally worth it. The setting is gorgeous and pristine, the ranch exquisitely in tune with the environment, rustic cabins with huge stone fireplaces and exactly the right amount of luxury, an excellent staff led by the amazing Sandra, surprisingly sophisticated and wonderful food, superb hiking- the list of great things is endless. Best... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently spent 6 nights at the Idaho Rocky Mountain ranch, and absolutely loved it. It is hard to know where to start, but I will try to hit the highlights. 1. Location and position – The ranch is nestled into a hillside above a valley 15 minutes south of the town of Stanley. It is 3 hours from Boise,... More

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

IRMR is a one of a kind place located near Stanley, Idaho. This is to say that it is nowhere near a population center. The views of the Sawtooth Mountain Range cannot be equaled. One feels close to nature. The porch is amazing: rocking chairs, quiet, etc.. This place is pretty much totally off the grid and that should be... More

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Sydney, Australia
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575 reviews 575 reviews
186 hotel reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Nestled into the mountains on expansive grounds, this place is worth a week at least. You can ride horses or mountain bikes. Make sure you go into the mineral pool...heaven! My cabin was down from the main building where you get coffee at all times and breakfast, which is extra. The staff are very welcoming and it feels like you... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I just returned home after an amazing week at the IRMR (Aug. 24 - Aug. 30th), and neither of us were ready to leave! IRMR is an amazing experience and we can't wait to start planning our next trip. Our stay was so amazing thanks to the comfort, beauty, a great staff and fun activities @ IRMR.... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Last week my wife, myself and twin 12 year olds spent 5 nights at the ranch. On our last night we were all in full agreement, we needed at least 3 more days!!! We hiked, rode horses, went fly fishing, swam, ate fabulous food and met some of the nicest people you can imagine. Professional couples and some wonderful families.... More

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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
60 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed here for four nights last week and had a fantastic stay. From the moment we checked-in to the moment we departed we felt as though everything was done for us (except the hiking!) The staff could not have been more friendly or more helpful and the facilities were second to none. The food was a huge highlight, delicious... More

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Wading River
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

My husband stated before we went" WHY are we going to Idaho?!"( we live in NY) When we left the IRMR my husband stated the was best vacation we took after our honeymoon! Talk about relaxing! No cell phone service, no TV, no phone! My husband even took naps! Outstanding food and willing to work with my son with food... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

They say you'll encounter more sheep than people in New Zealand. A similar experience awaits in remote northern Idaho, where horses, deer, livestock and various other smaller critters, appear to dominate the vast landscape. But thanks to the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, there is a comfortable place to recover after a day of having your breath taken away (literally, if... More

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Address: HC64, Box 9934, Stanley, ID 83278
Location: United States > Idaho > Stanley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Also Known As:
Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Hotel Stanley
Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Stanley

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The living history of the Old West mingles with the solitude and peace of this 1000-acre ranch, offering freedom, breathtaking natural beauty, and a relaxed atmosphere. Surrounded by the largest protected wilderness area in the "lower 48", guests will enjoy full days of outdoor adventures, our authentic lodge and cabins, delicious meals, rejuvenating natural hot springs pool, and plenty of relaxation time. The atmosphere is friendly and casual, and the view from the front porch –well, you just have to experience that for yourself.This 50-person guest ranch is an ideal homebase to enjoy one of America’s most majestic natural treasures, --- The Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The Sawtooth Mountains are an outdoor enthusiast’s wonderland, with miles of hiking and biking trails, scenic western horseback riding, and countless opportunities for fishing, rafting and exploring the pristine Salmon River.The Ranch property originally was part of Stanley Basin pioneer Dave Williams’ homestead. It was acquired in 1929 by New York Frigidaire executive Winston Paul, who began building the Idaho Rocky Mountain Club. A crew of 60 men, among them a blacksmith and stonemason, camped on the Ranch property in the fall of 1929 until they were forced to leave by severe winter weather. Construction began with the snaking of logs up Williams and Gold Creek to the Big Meadow chosen as the Lodge site. The crews returned the following spring to complete construction, and the Idaho Rocky Mountain Club opened that summer as an invitation-only guest facility.A hydroelectric plant, whose log structure housing still stands at the willowed bend in the pond, generated power for the IRMC providing the first electricity in the Sawtooth Valley. Several of the original power gauges can also still be found around the Ranch. ... more   less 
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