4D Longhorn Ranch
The 4D Longhorn is a Guest Ranch that is named after its herd of cattle so, not only, offers some great riding, but can also provide cattle work when the stock needs rounding up and taken care of.
This is a gem of a ranch located about 40 miles north of Boise and is surrounded by thousands of acres of beautiful, pristine Boise Cascade and National Forest property.
The ranch has recently undergone some major refurbishment to the cabins and the main lodge. Here you can experience authentic cowboy life with all the comforts of home.
The Ranch caters to all skill levels of horsemanship from novice to experienced riders. Enjoy the clean, crisp mountain air, while at the same time learning about the cowboy way of life.
We have first-hand knowledge from our many ranch visits, so please contact us with any questions or for a ranch holiday to suit you.
The 4D Longhorn Ranch is about 40 miles north of Boise in western Idaho. The owner is Brad Ford and before opening the property, much of which is hand built, he ran a riding school near Boise.
So if learning western riding is what you are looking to do, Brad's your man. Here you can experience authentic cowboy life with all the comforts of home. The Ranch caters to all skill levels of horsemanship from novice to experienced riders. Enjoy the clean, crisp mountain air, while at the same time learning about the cowboy way of life.
The Lodge building was constructed by the owners and is quite a feat of engineering. The ranch also offers excellent ranch-style home cooked meals. Eat in a ranch style setting like one huge family. In addition to home-cooked meals, they also offer a lot of outdoor and Dutch Oven cooking.
The pioneer-style cabins are all of rustic construction and were built in the spirit of the old west, but are designed to keep you snug and comfortable. You will be warm even on cool summer nights. Each cabin has its own unique look both inside and out. Although a couple of the cabins have a bathroom, there are bath facilities separate from the remaining cabins in a nearby bath house which offers five private bathrooms, shower and bath facilities, two for men, two for women and one for handicapped.
There are also a number of rooms, some with private bathrooms in the Lodge itself.
The ranch sits at an altitude of 5000 feet which ensures comfortable summer temperatures for all outdoor activities. They can accommodate 16 guests at a time.
You will be matched up with a horse according to the level of your riding ability. The ranch offers a variety of riding for the experienced and inexperienced rider.
They have riding instructors that can teach you from basic to advanced horsemanship, roping, team penning, cutting, sorting and much more. You will learn horse etiquette and safety, the basics of horse control such as starting and stopping, plus saddling your horse.
Just adjacent to the ranch you will find 35 miles of forested hills in which to ride, the ranch is surrounded by thousands of acres of beautiful, pristine Boise Cascade and National Forest property.
The Longhorn cattle here also need attention during the summer so you could find yourself using your new skills to move the herd to new grazing or, in September, gathering the herd up and bringing it back to be over wintered near the Lodge.
Morning and afternoon rides are offered, or take a picnic and go out all day if you wish.
This area has some great hiking paths cut by the Forest Authorities, there are plenty of opportunities for photograhpers to look for the local wildlife that live in the surrounding hills. High Valley offers lots of scenic locations as well.
Take a refreshing swim in one of the lakes at the ranch or grab your fishing pole and drop a line in one of their catch-and-release ponds.
Nearby there are companies that the ranch will connect you up with who offer rafting and canoe trips on local rivers.
All prices are per person unless otherwise specified. Please contact us to confirm the rates - 01798 865946.
We can tailor-make your holiday with flights, car hire, motorhome and city hotels.
Prices include a 7 night stay and you may start anyday. Full board accommodation in the cabins or Lodge, all riding and ranch activities, sales taxes and gratuities.
2017 Ranch Holidays
Prices from £1552pp based on double or single occupancy
Ranch transfer from Boise is $95pp return - paid locally.
Booking deposit is 25% for this ranch
Please let us know your preferred departure dates and number of people travelling and we will send a quotation to you.
Tell Us What You Think
Brad's ranch is one of the best for riding and cattle work in Idaho . Brad is a true professional for matching rider to horse. The scenery is brilliant and the riding diverse. Bring a good appetite, for the food is very good. My friend and I are going in June 2015 come and join us, alone, or bring a friend. A warm welcome always guarenteed.
We stayed late June 2013 we really had a good time Brad and all the staff were very friendly and looked after us very well. Great scenery and lovely riding I would go again