Featured Oregon and Idaho Ranches
Twin Peaks Ranch
It's all in the name: a dude ranch set upon a lush meadow cradled between two towering peaks. That's Twin Peaks Ranch, a Western paradise with an address high above it all. On this 2,900-acre working ranch, there's plenty of room to indulge the inner cowboy. Facilities include three off-ranch outposts where guests can camp in the Idaho panhandle's most spectacular scenery, raft the boiling whitewater of the legendary Salmon "River of No Return," and fish on a high alpine lake. For a change of pace, shoot a round of golf in the nearby town of Salmon, or take an all-day historical tour to Big Hole, a gold rush settlement that's still standing.
Rock Springs Guest Ranch
Head west toward the Pacific for the big lonesome in Oregon's spectacular high-desert country and you'll find the Rock Springs Guest Ranch. On this classic cowboy terrain the sky is sapphire and the sun shines unabated 300 days every year. Sitting at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, just nine miles from Bend, Oregon, Rock Springs is the perfect family getaway. Big and little buckaroos alike ride on horseback over high plateaus, rimrock meadows, and through forests of ponderosa pine and juniper. Bordering the Deschutes National Forest, and with 12,000 acres to explore, the views are unparalleled and always changing. Spin that horse around and take in some fishing - or some wet-and-wild fun in the pool and hot tub back at the ranch. Come dusk, make arrangements for the on-call masseuse, then hole up in a luxurious cabin after a meal fit for a king and queen.
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