North Idaho Dude Ranches Photo Journey

Interested in taking a ranch vacation in Idaho? Travel with us on this photo journey through North Idaho’s scenic panhandle with Western Pleasure Guest Ranch.

Located on 1100 acres with tall pines and pretty views of the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountain Ranges, Western Pleasure Guest Ranch is in Idaho's scenic Panhandle region, about 16 miles northeast of Sandpoint, Idaho. A fourth generation cattle ranch that has been operating on the same land since 1940, this dude ranch is open year-round, so you can experience four seasons in Idaho.

North Idaho is known for its cattle ranches, sapphire lakes, thick forests, and mountain sunsets. You can horseback ride back in times on trails where North Idaho’s hardy miners and loggers once trod and ride to take in nearby Lake Pend Oreille, surrounded by national forests. Check out the scenery below to see the diversity of horseback riding on a North Idaho ranch.

western pleasure guest ranch cows

Cows greet guests on a ride through the meadows at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. On your trail rides, you may spot deer, bear, red-tailed hawk and other wildlife that roam the natural surroundings.

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Being on a working ranch, guests may enjoy helping out, including moving cattle and cattle sorting at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch.

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Can you spot the musicians in the background of this photo with the pretty Irises? In warmer months, flowers bloom throughout this Idaho guest ranch and there's evening entertainment.

western pleasure guest ranch horses winter snow

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch is open year-round. Horse ride in the snow or in the ranch's indoor arena or head out for a magical horse drawn sleigh ride.

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In the summer, the ranch grass grows tall and green. The ranch property itself covers 1,100 acres and adjoins National Forest land, so the options for trail rides are diverse.

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Horses graze at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. Many guests like visiting this ranch and this part of North Idaho for it's quiet splendor, lending itself to relaxation.

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Trail rides down old logging roads lead to views of Lake Pend Oreille as well as the Cabinet and Selkirk Mountains.


Learn more about Western Pleasure Guest Ranch in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide and on