Western Pleasure Guest Ranch | Sandpoint, Idaho

  • Minimum: $200
  • Maximum: $440
  • Elevation: 2700 feet
  • Guest Capacity: 20
  • Open: January 1 - December 31
  • Check In/Out: 3:00 pm any day - 11:00 am
  • Minimum Stay: 3 Nights
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About Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

Located in the scenic panhandle of North Idaho, just 16 miles north of Sandpoint, Idaho (voted America's Most Beautiful Small Town in America) this historic family owned and operated ranch welcomes guests year round. With 1100 Acres of ranch land and thousands of acres of adjacent land for riding you will never ride the same trail twice. Saddle up and enjoy summer pastures with tall pines and breathtaking views of the Selkirk and Cabinet mountain ranges. Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, is a fifth generation ranch that has been operating on the same land since 1940. Your all-inclusive adventure begins with excellent ranch raised horses, comfortable custom saddles and continues with the many other activities available at the ranch such as Trap Shooting, Ebike Rides, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Dutch oven cook outs, bonfires, and horse drawn wagon rides, just to name a few. Roley and Janice Schoonover, their children and Janice's 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 Guest Ranch is a place to escape from the modern busy lifestyle. A place to discover the adventure of the outdoors, the fresh air of the mountains, the freedom that only a day spent in the saddle can bring, and the comradery of ranch life. In short, Western Pleasure Guest Ranch is a family who have a passion for sharing the heritage, horsemanship, and heart of the true West.

Dining Ranch Dining: 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.
Activities Ranch Activities: Horseback riding is our main focus, but our many other activities include a dinner Cruise on Lake Pend Oreille, dutch oven cook-out dinner with music around the campfire, horse drawn wagon rides, mounted scavenger hunt, trap shooting, outdoor hot tub, pool table, hiking, archery, team cattle sorting, mountain biking, day rides, dinner rides, natural water swimming, kayaking, fishing, rafting, adult only weeks, children program, arena games, basketball court and many winter activities.
Lodging Ranch Lodging: Accommodations are offered in the 10,000 square foot main lodge, hewn from local timber and offering six spacious guest rooms, each with private bath. Upstairs rooms are themed and have names like Miss Belle, Siesta, Nez Pierce and Duke"s. Downstairs accommodations include the Grandma/Grandpa room. If it is your own private log cabin in the woods you are looking for, we have four to choose from. Envision the quiet solitude of a modern rustic cabin to relax in after a day spent riding.


  • - Less than 20
  • - 21-40


  • - Mountain Biking
  • - Bird Watching
  • - Cattle work
  • - Fishing/Guided
  • - Golf on or nearby
  • - Hiking
  • - River Rafting
  • - Archery/Shooting Sports
  • - Water Sports
  • - Childrens Program(9-12)
  • - Childrens Program(13-17)
  • - Childrens Program(6-8)
  • - Winter Snow Activities
  • - Natural Water Swimming


  • - Ranch/Western
  • - Special Diets Accommodated


  • - All day ride
  • - Half day rides
  • - Advanced/Fast rides
  • - Private lessons
  • - Team penning
  • - Arena games
  • - Pony Rides
  • - Beginner rides
  • - Trail Riding 6+
  • - Trail Riding 7+
  • - Trail Riding 8+

Lodging and Amenities:

  • - Horse Safety Program
  • - Cabins
  • - Internet/WiFi
  • - Lodge rooms
  • - Hot tub
  • - Game Room
  • - Airport Shuttle

Dates Open:

  • - January
  • - February
  • - March
  • - April
  • - May
  • - June
  • - July
  • - August
  • - September
  • - October
  • - November
  • - December

Length of Stay:

  • - 3 nights
  • - 4 nights
  • - 5 nights
  • - 6 nights

Specialty Events/Weeks:

  • - Adult Only Weeks
  • - Girlfriend Getaways
  • - Horse Clinics
  • - Photography Workshops

Cancellation Policy:

25% deposit is due at time of booking with the balance due upon your arrival at the ranch. If canceled 30 days or more prior to reservation arrival date, a 3.5% cancellation fee will be retained. If canceling less then 30 days before the reservation, the deposit will be retained. If travel complications arise due to Covid-19 and you need to cancel within that 30 days we can apply your deposit to a future stay. No transfer of deposit within seven days of reservation. Prices do not include tax or gratuity and are subject to change without notice. Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests.

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Located in: Sandpoint, Idaho
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