Take a week to Reconnect.
Mothers and daughters, Fathers and sons have a certain bond, and being able to focus exclusively on your child and their interest for an entire week can prove to make memories that last a lifetime. You’ll have the opportunity to learn so much about each other and share some overdue priceless moments. We’ve heard many times that family schedules increasingly overload and the hectic world out there requires the occasional unplug. It’s no easy task to locate and plan all the outdoor activities, accommodations, meals, and other traveling arrangements. Booking flights, car rentals, hotel arrangements, guided trips, finding decent restaurants, and moving from place to place can make a person stress out! If it doesn’t go right what could have been lifetime memories turns into a bummer.
It’ll be a No Hassle Vacation.
So, before you start stressing about creating that perfect “mom and daughter” vacation, “father and son” vacation, or vice versa, you’re search has ended! Red Horse Mountain Ranch is well known to be a “complete” stay. From the time you arrive at the Spokane International Airport, to the time you have to depart, we’ll take care of all the little arrangements that make a vacation particularly memorable. For moms and daughters there’s massage and yoga, fitness hiking, wine tastings (if age appropriate), comfy accommodations, hot tubs, pillow-top beds, and all the amenities of home. Plenty of outdoor activities like horseback riding, kayaking, bike tours, hikes, and just plane old relaxing on a beautiful deck are just some of the other options you have while you’re our guest. Add in fresh foods, someone to handle the laundry, cook for you, and and you’ve got the recipe for an amazing ranch vacation. For the dads and sons, the list of outdoor adventures is seemingly endless. They may not need the comfy beds and be all that interested in wine tastings, but 3D archery, sporting clays, fishing trips, zip lines, advanced horseback riding, and long distance shooting may be exactly what their looking for.
Important Hints about a Mother-Daughter & Father-Son Vacation
Arriving & Departing from the Ranch. A flight arrival from the Spokane Airport on Sunday should be between 12 & 3 pm. Fill our the shuttle request form once you have your flight arrangements and we’ll take care of the details. When you arrive at the ranch, we’ll get you settled into your cabin, give you a short tour around the ranch, and give you some time to relax before our cocktail hour and appetizers. Dinner will be ready at around 6 pm and evening entertainment will begin. Departures will occur after breakfast on Saturday and we’ll be sorry to see everyone head home.
During the week. Throughout the week, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from any of the outdoor adventures we have in store. Massages, horseback riding, fitness hikes, kayaking, sporting clays, bike tours, and more! You’ll need the entire week to fit it all in, but don’t forget, relaxing with a good book is also highly recommended. Every evening has something fun planned from campfires to evenings in our old west saloon. We’ll have beautifully crafted 5 Course Dinners paired with some of our favorite wines, dinner horseback rides to far off meadows, and all-day rides to some of the nearby peaks. It’ll be a week to remember!
Be prepared to ride. From advanced to beginner horseback riders, our week is going to be filled with lots of riding if you’d like. After our orientation ride on Monday, there are advanced, scenic, lessons, lunch, and all-day rides scheduled throughout the week. One of our past guests suggests bringing a pair of bicycle shorts to go under your jeans to save your bum. If you don’t have boots, we do have boots you can wear but slick soles are a must. You should also make sure to have a few pairs of jeans. Some ladies have recommended to bring a pair of leather gloves with them to ride with during the summer and fall. Morning can be cool.
Dinners and meals. Our chefs are going to make it very difficult to shed pounds while you’ll be here. Daily baked breads, fresh salads and fruits, homemade desserts, and more. Some decide to get a little dressed up during our Wine & 5 Course dinner. Don’t have to though, a pair of jeans and boots are regular attire on the ranch. This will be an exciting and fun evening! For those that have food likes or dislikes (and the likes are just as important), don’t forget to fill out your activity forms and tell us. Gluten free, vegetarians, etc are all welcomed!
Should we rent a car? Unless you’re planning to go elsewhere during your vacation, we suggest just taking the shuttle from the Spokane International Airport. Once you have arranged your flights, just come back to our website, fill out the shuttle form, and you’re all set. If you’ll be driving into the ranch, check our website for the best directions, and also check out travel ideas from our ranch news page. The only thing you want to watch out for is the navigational gps units pointing towards forest service roads or away from the main highway as you near the ranch.
What’s Included in our Mother-Daughter & Father-Son Vacation?
Everything you’ll need to enjoy a full week ranch vacation is here. Rustic luxury accommodations, chef prepared meals, horseback riding, a wealth of other outdoor guided adventures, a long list of other amenities including evening entertainment, cocktail hour, non-guided adventures, long distance phone calls, and wireless internet in the main lodge (although it can be a little slow)!
Horseback Trail Riding. Each day on the ranch, riders will have at least two opportunities for western-style horseback riding during your vacation. Before you arrive you will be scheduled with a horse and saddle for your entire stay based on your riding preferences. Your horse will be chosen for based on the information you have provided on your Activity Information form. Horseback riding is exhilarating and there are rides scheduled throughout the week for all types of riding levels. All horseback rides will be leaving the valley floor to unique vistas, viewpoints, or peaks except for some of the younger children. Advanced and beginner riding is available. Advanced riders must complete the advanced test, allowing us to see your ability to control the horse and to make sure you and your horse are a good match.
Outdoor Guided Adventures. From horseback riding to a 60 foot climbing wall, the list of adventures at Red Horse Mountain Ranch is exciting. Everyday while at the ranch, you can choose from a menu of available adventures each day during your vacation. Mountain biking, downhill mountain biking, scenic boat rides, fishing trips, fly casting lessons, a 3D archery trail, sporting clays, hikes, swimming, high-element challenge course, a climbing wall, and kayaking are some of your possible choices.
Chef Prepared Meals and Snacks. In the spirit of a great dude Ranch, Grandma’s recipes are alive and well, but we’ve added a little flair to bring out the flavors and the freshness of the West. With guests visiting from all over the country and the world, we like to keep our menus diverse, yet simplified to please many different appetites. The chefs will delight you with daily fresh breads, seemingly endless buffets, 7-course dining, and outdoor western ranch cooking. All of your entrees, appetizers, salads are made fresh daily. Lunches and dinners always include salad and seasonal, regional produce whenever possible, as well as breads and desserts, made fresh daily. We are open to special meal requests and dietary concerns for you and your family. We encourage you to fill out the allergy and food preference portions of the Activity Form so that we can be prepared for your visit upon arrival.
Rustic Luxury Ranch Accommodations. Guests staying during their dude ranch vacations have always commented on feeling at home in any ofour 20 private suites designed to keep our guests comfortable and cozy. Lodging options include everything from one bedroom suites to four bedroom authentic log cabins. Plenty of western flavor, comfort, and tasteful decorations will make you truly feel like you’re home away from home. Each accommodation includes full private bathrooms with plush towels, shampoo, conditioner, hand lotion and other items to make you feel welcomed. Sit outside in the companionship of a good book on your own private deck with wonderful views of the ranch.