We did not have any reservations for the weekend of September 18th. We drove out from California and did not realize how busy the area would be with hunting and fall colors. Big mistake on our part. But we were welcomed and it was the best part of our trip. Beautiful property, wonderful hosts and an amazing breakfast. We will be back. We are looking to buy new construction in the area and this will be a property we will be staying at during the process. Our hosts were the best!
We enjoyed 2 days in the beautiful Swan Valley, at the Hansen Guest Ranch. The accommodations included a delicious and hearty breakfast. The cabin we stayed in was spacious, nicely appointed and a deck on the front and rear of the cabin. I took advantage of the south facing deck with my cup of coffee, and west facing deck in the afternoon, taking in the beautiful vistas. Fall fly fishing on the Snake River was the added bonus, and the the burst of fall colors at every turn while drifting down the river.
Coming from southern California, I wanted to see exactly what winter conditions were like in Swan Valley, and was surprised as to how mild the temperatures were for late February. A neighbor had X-country ski gear for me to borrow and snow shoes also were available at the ranch. Brought silks, mittens, thermals and boots and actually was quite comfortable. Accommodations were excellent and individual temperature controls allowed me to set the heat to a comfortable setting for day as well as night time.
A very nice experience. Professional staff and owners but still friendly and attentive. The rooms are nicely appointed and the grounds are well maintained and attractive. Wonderful breakfast. If you fly fish they can set you up with guides and arrange for a day on the South Fork. An excellent value.
My wife and I revisited Hansen Guest Ranch in September of 2018 and enjoyed the hospital of the owners Ann and Jim Walsh. The scenery is beautiful and so relaxing and the breakfast cooked by the host is outstanding with new offerings each morning. I have never tasted better grits. The rooms in the old barn are our favorite, so beautifully decorated and super clean. There is plenty to do in the area from fishing to hiking and horse back riding. But what we enjoy the most is the feeling of serenity the Guest Ranch inspires. We are booking again in 2019.