Chasing a record fish

A supposed 80lb pike caught in Europe. Looks fake to me.

The Northern Pike is a ferocious fellow. Last season the fishing trips were plagued with bent out hooks, shredded fishing lines, baits ripped from the rods, and a few decent sized Northern Pike brought to the boat. Those big ones (most likely the females) tore us up. Apparently the males are smaller and watch the brood close to shore during spring. The females are the larger of the pike. Rarely a day came when we didn't find the pike lurking along the shores. Chasing these "gators" on Lake Coeur d'Alene takes a bit of perseverance, but having the right gear for the job is a large part of the check list; so we learned.  It took us some time to get dialed in. Finding their routine and how they move is one thing; keeping on top of it all season is quite another thing entirely.  I come from the world of fly fishing for trout; fish the "Ranch" on the Henry's Fork of the Snake above Ashton, Idaho and you'll quickly learn what it means to have a Phd in fly fishing. I've heard stories of « Continue »

Have Special Food Preferences? No Need To Worry Here At RHMR!


Here at Red Horse Mountain, our excellent kitchen staff is dedicated to serving their best dishes, whether it is a classic ranch barbeque, or an eloquent dish for our five-course dinner, the goal is to make every single guest satisfied. We consider and realize that people have all types of food preferences and dietary needs, and for this reason we make sure that before each of our guests arrive, we have a detailed list of their requirements, so they can enjoy every meal to their liking!  Whether gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, soy free, an allergy, or a simple like or dislike, each guest can be served a special dish to fit their diet, or we will have a variety of options on our buffet.  After all, who wants to go to a dude ranch, or on any vacation for that matter, and not be able to enjoy the food?!  Our kitchen staff and servers will make sure that you do, regardless of any dietary restrictions. While we try to serve home-style food, we also like to put a bit of elegance into it, « Continue »

Red Horse Mountain News


This post is dedicated to all of our guests and staff that made this past season amazing here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch-Thank you! We were extremely lucky to meet so many wonderful new people this summer and fall, and also to see the many familiar faces of those who are returners here at Red Horse. Some of our guests, as usual, were avid ranch goers, while many were trying it out for the first time-but no matter the experience, their time spent here was valuable, and seeing families come together at Red Horse Mountain is what makes working here so rewarding. If you havent had the chance to take an all-inclusive ranch vacation, Red Horse Mountain is the perfect place to try it out.  For a family vacation, there is something for everyone and for all ages.  Check out our adventures link on the website for detatiled info regarding our options.  Also,  dont worry if you arent a horse person, because there are an ample amount of activities here that are just as exciting as horseback « Continue »

Spring Is Here: Time To Start The Count Down For Our First Week Of Guests!


The first official day of spring is here! Although, it has already felt like spring for the past few weeks, as we have had some beautiful days here at Red Horse Mountain Ranch in beautiful North Idaho.  June 2nd is our first week of guests, and its time to start getting excited.  While winter may still throw us a few curve balls, several days of sunshine, mild weather, and greening pastures can make it easy to put that thought aside! With that, we can also look back on winter and realize that time flies! When the last of our guests and seasonal staff leave in the fall and the season comes to an end, the show must go on for our full-time staff.  Our herd of 80+ horses has spent the winter at our challenge course pasture, adjacent to the entrance gate of the ranch, and this means a daily trip up the mile drive to feed and walk the herd. Every day, rain-sleet-hail-snow, our winter wranglers drive the tractor up with two large bales to feed the herd.  For those lucky ones who have « Continue »

Its Hiring Season!: Get Your Red Horse Applications In For An Amazing Summer Opportunity


Hiring Season Begins Now! All you wanting a job for the summer that'll be in the mountains of Idaho, having a blast and working hard, better git yourselves to the website and fill out the application this weekend! Wranglers, Kitchen crew, Housekeeping, Yoga, Fishing Guides, Landscapers, and kids program folks, it's time!!!! All you staff that have already been in touch, we got you! Summer countdown starts now! - Cory, ranch manager Here at Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch our staff members get to enjoy the amazing landscape of northern Idaho.  We work hard, but we also have a blast and enjoy our oudoor activities right along with our guests.  Our staff members are diverse, talented, and experienced; and come from all over the country; but also from right here in Harrison and Coeur d' Alene.  Whether you have worked a seasonal position, or a full-time position at a seasonal establishment, then you may know that the staff becomes a family, and there are great opportunities for new « Continue »