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Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a stunning location. The views from the front porch is worth every penny. The staff, food, location, and peace are outstanding. We came for two nights, and enjoyed the rest, hikes, bikes, dining, and quiet. We stayed in a lodge room facing the Sawtooth Range, it was breathtaking.

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Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 29 June 2016

My husband and I just came back from a week at the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch. To cut to the chase -- we had a spectacular time. The views of the Sawtooth Mounains were staggering. The food, staff and accommodations were first rate. We were minutes away from incredible hiking, fishing and white water rafting. We will go back. Still,...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 14 June 2016

A spectacular setting and a wonderful experience. Delightful staff. The hot springs are a special treat as they have a magnificent view and are very private and pristine. Night time in the springs are very special with crystal clear skies and snow capped mountain. enjoy!

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1Thank travelstudy
San Juan Capistrano, California
Reviewed 16 September 2015

This is a beautiful property, classic lodge, and thoughtfully brought into the 21st century. Really great and friendly staff were well organized, and helpful. Our room in a "duplex" cabin was roomy and comfy with a nice big bathroom. The lodge itself, built in the 1930s, has a wonderful porch as advertised. We enjoyed spending our evenings there with the...

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4Thank BrownGirl2
Clifton Park, New York
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Perfect place to be active or to relax. Close to hiking, hot springs, horses back riding,a nod mountain bike riding. The 3 meals a day (included) were healthy and good. The ranch also offered guided hikes, fly fishing lessons, wine tasting... Ect.

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1Thank keep_running26_2
Albany, New York
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We spent a wonderful 4 days here the last week in August. The staff was so gracious and helpful. The food was beyond what I expected. It was healthy and creative and very fresh. Loved the 'Sip and Chat' on the porch in the evening and the musicians creating a lovely ambiance as we watched the sun set over the...

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Santa Fe, NM
Reviewed 11 September 2015

IRMR has been our favorite lodging in the United States for 30 years! But we have one bit of constructive criticism after our most recent visit. The kitchen is trying too hard to provide a gourmet dining experience. The result is a number of overwrought offerings. Even the sandwiches and breakfast specials are too fussy. Guests don't come to Stanley,...

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1Thank Blythe F
New York, New York
Reviewed 18 August 2015

My gf and I stayed here for a too short stay. We loved most (but not all) about the place. The good: One of the best all-around staffs I've ever encountered in hospitality. Super friendly, super helpful, sincere and efficient. The food was very good. A mix of typical dinner table service and out door buffet style service at picnic...

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5Thank simontnyc
Indiana
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch is an outstanding "base camp" for those who want to enjoy the Stanley area of the Sawtooth Recreation Area! My husband and I spent four nights at IRMR (room in ranch) as part of our first trip to Idaho and a birthday celebration for him. From the moment I contacted IRMR by email through checkout...

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1Thank EMCIndiana
Texas
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We had been anxiously awaiting our trip to Idaho all year and IRMR did not disappoint. The ranch has breathtaking views of the Sawtooth range that change hour by hour until night falls casting the ridge into shadowy darkness. Rooms-We stayed in a cabin. All cabins are duplex style (except for one) so you will have a next door neighbor...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The living history of the Old West mingles with the solitude and peace of this 1000-acre ranch, offering freedom, breathtaking natural beauty, and a relaxed atmosphere. Surrounded by the largest protected wilderness area in the "lower 48", guests will enjoy full days of outdoor adventures, our authentic lodge and cabins, delicious meals, rejuvenating natural hot springs pool, and plenty of relaxation time. The atmosphere is friendly and casual, and the view from the front porch –well, you just have to experience that for yourself.This 50-person guest ranch is an ideal homebase to enjoy one of America’s most majestic natural treasures, --- The Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The Sawtooth Mountains are an outdoor enthusiast’s wonderland, with miles of hiking and biking trails, scenic western horseback riding, and countless opportunities for fishing, rafting and exploring the pristine Salmon River.The Ranch property originally was part of Stanley Basin pioneer Dave Williams’ homestead. It was acquired in 1929 by New York Frigidaire executive Winston Paul, who began building the Idaho Rocky Mountain Club. A crew of 60 men, among them a blacksmith and stonemason, camped on the Ranch property in the fall of 1929 until they were forced to leave by severe winter weather. Construction began with the snaking of logs up Williams and Gold Creek to the Big Meadow chosen as the Lodge site. The crews returned the following spring to complete construction, and the Idaho Rocky Mountain Club opened that summer as an invitation-only guest facility.A hydroelectric plant, whose log structure housing still stands at the willowed bend in the pond, generated power for the IRMC providing the first electricity in the Sawtooth Valley. Several of the original power gauges can also still be found around the Ranch. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch

Address: HC64, Box 9934, Stanley, ID 83278
Region: United States > Idaho > Stanley
Price Range: $484 - $811 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Hotel Stanley
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“If not staying in cabin, ask for room in lodge with view of Sawtooth Range.”
 of 5 bubbles 882gracew, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cabin if you can swing it.”
 of 5 bubbles 210anns, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All great rooms with views”
 of 5 bubbles travelstudy, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a mountain view.”
 of 5 bubbles Rabeccaj, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
“All the cabins are beautiful. You can choose any accommodation and be amazed.”
 of 5 bubbles pansarasa, 14 Sep 2014 | Read review
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