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  • A great spot to watch the horses come in from the meadow.
  • One of the guest favorites - Dutch oven dinner night.
  • Meadow View Cabin
  • Meet the WPGR wranglers
  • All ages love our evening dutch oven and music around the fire.
  • Meadow View Cabin
  • Idaho's big sky.
  • The great room in the lodge.
  • lodge at WPGR
  • One happy cowboy.
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Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

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1413 Upper Gold Creek Road
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
+1 888-863-9066
+1 208-263-9066
$200 - $300 ?
Minimum Stay
three night

Check In/Out:
3:00 / 11:00
Ranch Altitude:
2700 feet
Ranch Capacity:
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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 cattle ranch that has been operating on the same land since 1940. Your all-inclusive adventure begins with excellent ranch horses, comfortable custom saddles and continues with the many other activities available at the ranch such as, Lake Pend Orielle Dinner Cruise, Trap Shooting, 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 is for folks who appreciate sincere, real country hospitality, while enjoying beautiful handcrafted log accommodations.

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.

Ranch Activities

Horseback riding is our main focus, but our many other activities include..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, geocashing, adult only weeks,children program, arena games, basketball court and many winter activities.

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.

  • Hay Rides


  • Alpine Skiing
  • Archery
  • Biking
  • Billiards
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Cattle work
  • Children's Program(6-8)
  • Children's Program(9-12)
  • Children's Program(13-17)
  • Fishing
  • Guided Fishing
  • Golf on or nearby
  • Hiking
  • Hay Rides
  • Evening programs
  • Nordic Skiing
  • River Rafting
  • Roping
  • Rodeos
  • Shooting Sports
  • Water Sports
  • Wild life Viewing
  • Winter Snow Activities


  • 8-20
  • 21-40

Dates Open

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


  • Ranch/Western
  • Special Diets Accommodated

Length of Stay

  • 3 Nights
  • 4 Nights
  • 5 Nights
  • 6 Nights

Lodging and Amenities

  • Cabins
  • Game Room
  • Internet
  • Hot tub
  • Lodge rooms
  • Massages available
  • Natural water swimming

Ranch Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Available
  • Alcoholic Beverages are permitted
  • Can bring your own horse
  • Credit Card accepted
  • Horse Safety Program
  • Pet Friendly
  • Works With Travel Trade

Ranch suitable for

  • Adults only
  • Couples
  • Corporate Meetings / Conferences
  • Families
  • Reunions / Family Reunions
  • Singles
  • Weddings


  • Pony Rides - 5 and under
  • Minimum age for riding on the trail - 6
  • Minimum age for riding on the trail - 7
  • Minimum age for riding on the trail - 8
  • Beginner rides
  • Advanced rides
  • Intermediate rides
  • Family rides
  • Kid only rides
  • All day ride
  • Half day rides
  • Fast rides
  • Group lessons
  • Private lessons
  • Arena games
  • Team penning
  • Dinner rides

Specialty Events/Weeks

  • Adult Only Weeks
  • Adult Oriented
  • Girlfriend Getaways
  • Horse Clinics

Cancellation Policy

25% down at time of booking.  We offer a 100% refund if canceled 60 days prior to arrival.
Prices do not include tax or gratuity and are subject to change without notice.

Contact Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

+1 888-863-9066
+1 208-263-9066

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