Duration: 4-5 daysSeason:
May 17 - June 14
Our adventure lodge vacations in the spring are based around the best whitewater rafting river in North America, the Lochsa*. We offer four and five-day lodge adventure trips during the spring, starti...
Ranch Resort - Idaho Ranch Resort Packages, United States
Ranch Resort - Idaho Ranch Resort Packages:
Ranch resort packages at Idaho's ranch resort, this four or five-day vacation shows the best this region has to offer. As autumn rolls in, deer and elk move from high country to lower elevations, cutthroat trout move downstream and the colors of the Bitterroot Mountains drastically begin to change as nine bark changes to red and tamarack trees gradually fade to gold.
Our guests during the ranch resort vacations enjoy gentle rivers, warm cabins, great fishing and have a chance for rejuvenation before winter sets in. Only offered for a few weeks in September, these ranch resort packages are offered twice weekly. Packages begin either as a Sunday to Thursday stay and the other or a Thursday to Sunday stay.
These trips are priced based on the number of guests per trip. Roll-over the trip name below for the tier price breakdown.
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- Duration: 4-5 days
- Season: Sept 7 - Oct 14
- Begins In: Kooskia, ID
- Ends In: Kooskia, ID
- Airport: Lewiston, ID or Spokane, WA
Ranch Resort - Autumn Packages
Tamaracks turn to gold and the burning bush turns fiery red. Indeed, autumn in Clearwater Country is a magnificent sight to behold. Animals are in motion as elk descend to the lower country, trout swim to deeper and darker waters, and black bears find their dens in preparation for a long winter sleep. Our ranch resort is a central point to witness the change of season.
Skies on a typical autumn day in Idaho are clear and sunny, which makes perfect weather for exploring local towns, shops, and museums. For a taste of adventure, hike up the mountain trails for a breathtaking views and experience a refreshing bath in a wilderness hot spring about an hour away from the ranch resort.
Enjoy all this and more when you take advantage of our all-inclusive autumn packages, organized to make your autumn ranch resort vacation a truly enjoyable one. You have a choice between a five-day vacation package called Gentle Rivers and Mountain Trails (from Sunday to Thursday) and a four-day vacation package called Weekend Rejuvenation (from Thursday to Sunday). Both have an adventure series or an explorer series element...one for the more adventurous guest and the latter for a less active resort ranch experience.
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Ranch Resort Itinerary
Gentle Rivers and Mountain Trails
Five Day Fall Package - Sunday to Thursday (4 day package below)
3:00 pm – Guests' time of arrival and check in.
6:00 pm – Orientation of the week's activities will be held. Appetizers are served as guests are introduced and encouraged to get acquainted with each other. Choose the following day's activities at the ranch resort.
7:00 pm – Dinner in the ranch resort's Syringa Cafe. After dinner, guests can opt to enjoy the campfire and mingle with other guests or retire in their respective cabins.
9:00 am – Breakfast in the restaurant
10:00 am – Start of the day's activities. Adjoin at the ROW Adventures outpost building located just beside
Adventure Series: You can take a raft or sit-on-top kayak for gentle drift on the Middle Fork of the Clearwater.
Explorer Series: Enjoy a hiking trip on various trails nearby. Every week, destinations will vary, largely depending on weather and trail conditions. Each group at the ranch resort can choose from dozens of trails that we tailored to meet specific interests, as some trails can be more challenging than others. One of our remarkable trails is an easy and refreshing walk up Canyon Creek to visit a historic site that was once a Japanese Internment camp back in WWII. The next destination is the Lochsa Historical Ranger Station where guests can learn about the history of the Forest Service and their significant role they played in influencing the West.
Lunch will be served on the river's sand beach or along the trails among lovely tall pine trees, all depending on the activities you choose.
4:30 pm – End of the day's nature activities and return to the ranch resort. Take a well-deserved rest in your cabins.
6:30 pm – Appetizers will be served at the Syringa Cafe.
7:00 pm – Dinner in the Syringa Cafe. Sign on for the next day's activities. Enjoy the night's campfire after dinner or have a peaceful night in your cabins.
9:00 am – Breakfast in the ranch resort restaurant.
10:00 am – Adjoin at the ROW Adventures outpost building for the day's activities.
Adventure Series: You can choose between a bike ride or a hike. Our biking trails vary from fairly level to rough dirt roads.
Explorer Series: The day's activities will include a drive up to the nearby mountains and walk to a fire watchtower that offers breathtaking views of the Bitterroot Mountains. You will then learn of the "big burn" that happened in 1910, an important historical event that shaped the West. You can have a taste of delicious huckleberries that grow in the mountains during August.
Lunch will be served at noon.
3:30 - 4:30 pm - End of the day's activities and return to the lodge. Enjoy free time.
5:30 pm – Appetizers will be served at the Syringa Café. A Dutch oven cooking class will be held for guests who are interested in learning how to cook using a Dutch oven.
7:00 pm – Dinner in the Syringa Cafe. Enjoy the campfire or a peaceful night in your cabin.
9:00 am – Breakfast in the restaurant.
10:00 am – It's Free Day Wednesday. Guests can spend the day doing whatever they choose. You may simply want to enjoy a hotbath in the privacy of your own cabin or engage in outdoor activities. "Explorer Series" will still be available for you to engage in should you choose to spend the day outside your cabin.
Explorer Series: We have prepared a van-based tour with a few short walks for guests who want know more about the area's local history. The first stop will be at the town of Kooskia and the well-known Nez Perce of Clear Creek, where you can learn about their remarkable history.
Lunch will be served at noon
3:30 - 4:30 pm – End of the day's activities and return to the lodge.
6:00 pm - Happy Hour at the Syringa Cafe!
7:00 pm – Festive farewell dinner at the Syringa Cafe
9:00 am – Breakfast before check out.
For the safety of your belongings, please ensure that you have emptied the cabin before our cleaning crew gets to work. Should you wish to extend your stay at the ranch resort, you can sign on for a morning or all-day horseback ride.
Four Day Fall Package - Thursday to Sunday
The four day itinerary essentially follows the itinerary above just without the extra day of activity on day 4.
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