Located on 1100 acres of summer pastures with tall pines and breathtaking views of the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountain Ranges, Western Pleasure Guest Ranch is a fourth generation cattle ranch that has been operating on the same land since 1940. The ranch is located in Idaho's scenic Panhandle region, about 16 miles northeast of Sandpoint, Idaho. Roley and Janice Schoonover, and her parents, ranchers Jim and Virginia Wood, have transformed this historic ranch into one of Idaho's quality guest ranches. Your hosts Roley and Janice, share their love for their family ranch along with the rich history, beauty and traditions of the area. Western Pleasure is for folks who appreciate sincere, real country hospitality, while enjoying beautiful handcrafted log accommodations.
When you're looking for a fantastic family guest ranch vacation or a ranch that you can visit as a single or a couple, look no further than Western Pleasure Guest Ranch!
We offer fun and exciting experiences for everyone. You will love our hands on approach to horseback and trail riding instruction and the personal attention you will receive. We limit the number of guests participating in our summer ranch program to twenty. This will assure you that you won't get lost in the crowd. We specialize in personalizing your ranch stay to fit you. You have special requests, just ask!! Our summer family guest ranch vacations are fun, memorable, and exciting. They are a life changing experience.
Beginning Riders welcome, Biking, Budget Travelers, BYOH- Bring Your Own Horse, Cattle Drives, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horse Riding Lessons and Clinics, Kid-friendly, Training, Western Riding, Winter Vacations, horseback scavenger hunt, roping lessons, adult horse camp, children’s program, wagon rides, dinner boat cruise, campfire music, gaming / gymkhana, evening dinner rides
Accommodations are offered in the 10,000 square foot main lodge, hewn from local timber and offering six spacious guest rooms, each with a private bath. If it is your own private log cabin in the woods that you are seeking, well, we have four from which you may choose; The Settler, Hunter, and Wrangler can accommodate up to six, yet are cozy enough for two, with one bedroom, a loft, furnished kitchen, and classic wood stove heat and full bath. These Sandpoint Cabin Rentals feature an open-air covered deck with porchseating, and a cozy living room with couch, chair, and wood burning stove. The dining room is complete with table and four chairs. Envision the quiet solitude of a modern rustic cabin to relax in after a day spent riding, hiking, or enjoying the stunning scenery of North Idaho!
Meals are served either buffet or family style in the great room of the lodge. We specialize in hearty ranch meals. The meals are prepared using only the finest ingredients to satisfy your entire family. We are especially proud of our beef products that are raised naturally on grain and grass on the ranch.
The ranch is located 16 miles NE of Sandpoint. Sandpoint sits on the shores of the spectacular Lake Pend Oreille, one of the largest fresh water lakes in the United States.
Northwest's largest theme park. Silverwood offers over 65 rides and attractions, including three roller coasters, the Boulder Beach Water Park, a steam engine train, live entertainment, restaurants, and more and is located 30 miles south of the ranch.
Schweitzer ski resort is a pristine jewel situated in the Selkirk Mountains, and is the perfect location for your next ski vacation. This mountain boasts 2,500 acres of the most beautiful, breathtaking scenery imaginable, with views of Canada and two states. Enjoy a variety of terrain from smooth corduroy groomers to wide open bowls and gladed runs, 62 trails, and Idaho's only high-speed, six-person ski lift... all at an elevation of 6,400 feet! The ski season at Schweitzer Mountain Resort lasts from November to April.
At a Glance
Enjoy all the amenities of a year round, full service guest ranch and experience the pride of 60 years of ranching and the heritage of five generations.
16 miles NE of Sandpoint, Idaho in North Idaho’s scenic panhandle
Spokane International Airport (GEG) Spokane, WA
Riding Style/ Ability
Summer season June 1st – Sept. 30th, however we are open year round.
Corporate Groups, Retreats, Weddings, Meetings Welcome
Rates/ Payment methods
Cash, check, Visa, and MC
Travel Agents Accepted- This guest ranch works with travel agents!