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2010 Vacation Guide

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  • Red Horse Mountain Ranch

    Member of the National Dude Ranchers Association

    Vacation Guide

    Photo by John CampbellWinner of the 2008 Best Guest Photo Contest

  • ! " !ince the beginning, Red Horse Mountain Ranch has been a vacation getaway and retreat for those who starve for the

    spirit of adventure, relaxation, and friendly western hospitality. The Ranch has a rich history of dude ranching in Idaho since 1947 and the same traditions of the western experience live today. In 2009, the Ranch will celebrate the conclusion to a long journey, as Red Horse becomes Idahos newest member of the National Dude Ranchers Association. As many families and guests have known for some time, Red Horse Mountain Ranch is now recognized nationally as one of the few grand dude ranch experiences.

    Working on a dude ranch is about sharing the West, a simple world that is dictated by the seasons and the cycle of life. Your appreciation of nature, family, and friends will be renewed. Youll nd that adventure, good food and good friends will leave you peaceful and content. Youll discover the luxuries of silence, the wind on your face and the stars shining brightly. More than just a day full of activities, the essence of a ranch vacation nourishes your heart and soul. Youll see children blossom and youll nd a peace that takes away your typically daily grind. It is unlike any vacation you have ever taken ~ one that you will return to time and again and one that youll all remember for years to come. I hope youll give us the opportunity to show you our little slice of heaven in Idaho and come celebrate our new membership into the National Dude Ranchers Association.

    Hope to see you on the trails.

    Cory Inouye The picturesque view of the Red Horse Mountain valley from Overlook Trail. This day ride is one of the many choices youll have during your week vacation.

    Peter Stoecklin from Tallahassee, Florida.

    Running the herd to Pasture.

    The Famous Kids Program.

    Hannah Thomas, Wrangler & Guide Welcome

  • ! #!estled between Idaho and Montana in a private mountain valley at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is Red Horse Mountain Ranch, just an hours drive

    south of the beautiful Coeur dAlene, Idaho. Guests from all over the world come to enjoy the simple blessings Idaho has to offer. Let us pamper you with cozy rooms and delicious foods. Watch your child play with all their heart. Devour as much activity as one person could want or simply relax in the splendor of Idaho.

    Red Horse Mountain Ranch is surrounded by the Idaho Panhandle National Forest and has access to riding on nearly 300,000 acres. The ranch itself is 600 acres just below the peak of Red Horse Mountain. The Ranch valley is located at 2300 feet elevation giving the ranch a mild spring, summer, and fall.

    The Ranch is open almost year round, with the main part of our season between June and October. Every summer the ranch has approximately 35 staff to make your vacation the perfect week in the American West. !

    Red Horse Mountain

    Ranch

    Red Horse Mountain Ranch sits on approximately 600 deeded acres with licenses for over 300,000 acres of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Stunning views from the back deck of the Lodge.

    Gina Hyland enjoying the view. Ready for a family ride.

  • ! $!Your All Inclusive Package includes:

    Horseback Riding On Ranch Guided Adventures Private Cabins or Lodge Suites Evening entertainment Daily laundry service Daily Housekeeping Service Hot tubs and heated swimming pool 3 satisfying meals per day and plenty of snacks Non-Alcoholic beverages in the lodge Evening Cocktail Hour (ages 21 and above) Wireless internet at the Lodge

    Your Accommodations Also includes: All cabins and suites have electricity, running

    water, heaters, & air conditioning. In room refreshments & refrigerator Private bathrooms Shampoo, conditioner, & body wash Iron & ironing board Family games Pillow-topped beds with hypo-allegenic down

    comforters and multiple pillows Kids bedrooms Private decks Free long distance phones in the lodge. No cellular phone service is available on the

    ranch.

    Guided Adventures include: Daily Horseback Riding Wagon Rides Famous Kids Program Gold Mine Hike Geo-caching Lake Fishing Horseback Lessons $$ Fishing at the ranch Sporting Clays Scenic Hiking Bike Tours Downhill Mountain Biking 3D Archery Yoga and Morning Fitness Walks High Ropes Challenge Course Kayaking Tours Boat Tour Swimming Guided Fly Fishing Trips $$ Whitewater Rafting $$!

    ust imagine: the thunder of over two hundred hooves pounding the turf as manes

    and tails gallop to the whoop and holler of wranglers; relaxing in the breathtaking stillness of panoramas overlooking the Coeur dAlene chain lakes, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Canada; the charm of an Old West atmosphere; the gentle inspiration of forested vistas and dependable horses; the relight ickering across open fascination in the childs eyes; the freedom of hiking a remote wilderness trail to expansive scenic overviews; the comfort of generous amenities, satisfying meals, well appointed log cabins and bubbling hot tubs; the enriched bond of friends and family that now share a treasure of vacation memories. This

    is the all inclusive ranch vacation.

    We have tried to include everything in our all-inclusive package to wash away any worries you may have during your stay. You can also add y shing or whitewater trips if you would like to see more of Idahos natural splendor. We want to be fully

    prepared for any special accommodations you may need or any

    special occasions you would like to celebrate while at the Ranch. We want to help you select a vacation thats just right for you and for you to feel condent about your choice.

    The All Inclusive Ranch Vacation

    Red Horse Mountain Ranch began serving guests in 2005 when the long-time Idaho family from Boise, the Terteling Family, purchase the ranch. Terteling Company has been a supporter of important conservation concerns like the Peregrine Fund, who today continues conservation on the California Condor and other birds of prey. The Terteling Company donated a region near Boise to honor our Idaho military veterans with an Idaho state cemetery, giving peace and comfort to the men and women who want - and richly deserve - to be remembered.

    The Zip Line at the Challenge Course.

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    Kent & Susan were engaged during their ranch vacation and are happily married in North Carolina. Congratulations!

  • ! %!Horseback Riding Adventures At Red Horse Mountain Ranch the horse is front and center. We start by matching you with one of our horses. Each day on the ranch, riders will have at least two opportunities for western style horseback riding. Kids program will have a morning horseback ride, but if families would like to ride together, there are afternoon family rides scheduled throughout the week, but not everyday. Before you arrive, the Barn Manager will be scheduling you with a horse and saddle during your entire stay. Your horse will be chosen for you based on the information you have provided on your Riders Information Form. All guests will be asked to complete an orientation and walking ride during the rst day of their vacation, unless they are returning guests. This gives our wranglers a chance to orient you to the barn and give you a chance to meet your horse and make any adjustments to your saddle and riding equipment for the week.

    Scenic Horseback Rides You'll have 300,000 acres, miles of trails, a knowledgeable wrangler, a trusty horse, and the ability to go wherever your skills can take you! Every morning the wranglers have your horse saddled and waiting for you when you decide to ride. The wranglers will make sure you are comfortable and properly equipped before you get on your horse. If you need a few pointers, don't hesitate to ask your wrangler for a little help. Please remember that your safety and the horses' safety are always kept in mind. We have a variety of riding trails, all of which leave the valley oor and climb into the surrounding mountains. Enjoy riding through pastures, along wide trails, on open hillsides and through narrow, wooded paths. We recommend you bring your camera. Each scenic trail ride will last between 2-4 hours. All Day Horseback Rides The All Day Ride lasts between 5-8 hours. You will experience the backwoods, creek basins and breathtaking views from ridgelines. The chef will prepare a pack lunch for you to take on your trip. Be prepared for this ride. Wearing a hat and sunglasses to shade your face is highly recommended. Wear layers; the weather may not be the same atop the ridges as it is down in the valley. Typically, most all day rides climb and descend a total of 8,000 feet in elevation. Family Horseback Rides Family horseback rides give parents with kids 6 and over a chance to ride together while at the ranch. The wranglers will make sure you and your children are comfortable and properly equipped. Family rides are also at the discretion of the wrangler. Family rides are usually shorter than most rides for the sake of the children. Advanced Horseback Rides are at the discretion of the wrangler. We make sure you, and your horse, are ready for the experience of a kicking it up a notch. Even an accomplished rider will tell you that every horse is different and it takes a little time for you to meet. Cantering and trotting is very much part of our day, but most important is your safety. Talk with your experienced wranglers if you could use a few pointers to advance your trail riding experience! The Advanced ride is a combination of walking, trotting, and cantering and