Idaho December 18, 2018
This 1-Hour Idaho Sleigh Ride Takes You Through A Winter Wonderland
Idaho winters can be bitter cold, but at least the views more than make up for the frigid temperatures. Being cold for a few months is just a small price to pay for beautiful, snowy landscapes. This year, make it your goal to take advantage of our state’s breathtaking winter scenery. There are a lot of ways to do just that, but this hour-long sleigh ride is one of the best ways that we can think of! Spend an entire hour traversing some of the most divine winter landscapes that our state has to offer, all while riding in a charming horse-drawn sleigh. This is a unique experience that you definitely don’t want to miss this year.
Western Pleasure Guest Ranch near Sandpoint is known as one of the best rustic getaway destinations that Idaho has to offer.
The family ranch is rich with history, beauty, and tradition. It's open year-round for all kinds of recreational activities, including horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and horse-drawn sleigh rides.
Going on a sleigh ride at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch should be a bucket list item for any Idahoan. As a blanket of snow transforms the beautiful North Idaho landscape, there's truly no better way to take it all in.
The scenic horse-drawn sleigh rides are powered by one of the ranch's many draft teams. The horses will plod and jingle through the snow as they traverse a two-mile loop trail through dense forest and foothills.
Along the way, you'll be treated to fantastic views of the Selkirk Mountain Range in the distance. It truly feels as if you've been transported to a scene from wintertime painting. You'll have to pinch yourself to ensure that it's real!
Sleigh rides are scheduled Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sunday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Sleigh rides occur on the hour, every hour between those times.
Sleigh rides are currently booked from December 21 through December 30. However, there are still plenty of time slots available before and after that span of time. The ranch offers sleigh rides throughout the entire winter season so you have plenty of time to plan.
Afterward, you can warm up in the cozy lodge while drinking a hot beverage in front of the crackling fire. Treat yourself to a delightful winter experience that will stick in your memory for years to come. For more information, visit their website
Sleigh rides cost $25 per person for adults and $20 for kids ages 6-12. Kids age 5 and under are free. There are also sleigh ride and dinner packages that you'll definitely want to consider. Western Pleasure Guest Ranch is located at 1413 Upper Gold Creek Rd, Sandpoint, ID 83864.
What do you think? Will you be adding this sleigh ride to your winter bucket list? For another unique experience, check out this
Majestic Winter Sightseeing Tour In Idaho’s Backcountry.