We are an expat family in Asia and wanted to give our 4 young kids (2-6) the real outdoor American experience that is so lacking where live. We wanted a place with a kids program for very young kids, and one that had experience with children with special needs for our mildly autistic son. Red Horse Mountain exceeded our expectations on every level and we will absolutely be back. The staff really make this place: Lynette (who runs the kids program) has plenty of SN experience and a real gift; the variety of activities for kids (and adults) means even non-riders have plenty to do. There were plenty of options for the kids to go it alone as well as for us to share activities as a family.. a nice mix of adult and family time.
The food is amazing, the free daily laundry was a huge help, the place is beautiful, and the cabins, while simple, are cozy with every basic amenity we could have asked for. The kids love having their "own" horse for the week (and we loved that boots were supplied!). The adults wine dinner was off the charts and we trail running/hiking spectacualr. The only drawbacks for me were that with so many activities on offer, I never just took the time to relax and read a book! We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Red Horse Mountain Ranch is a family dude ranch, vacation getaway, and retreat on nearly 300,000 acres tucked away in Rocky Mountains near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Since 1947, the ranch has had a rich history of dude ranching in Idaho and the same traditions of the Western experience live today. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch Hotel Harrison
- Red Horse Mountain Ranch Harrison, Idaho