Silver Spur Ranch
Silver Spur Horse drives in north eastern Idaho are one of the most popular activities that we offer. We regularly send guests back for a return visit because one drive just wasn't enough.
To book this exciting horse drive in Idaho with flights, transfers etc email or Tel : 01798 865946. Perfect for experienced riders.
Lynn and Lana Tomlinson and their family, run the horse drives at Silver Spur. They are ranchers who earn their living out of both cattle and horses.
They will take about 30 head of unbroken colts and fillies and drive them over some 60 miles of Idaho country. This teaches the stock to be driven herd animals. They are then broken in and sold on as cow ponies.
There are 17 trips from the end of May to the end of September.
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 ranch buildings sit beside Warm Creek, just five miles from the Montana border, you are already a good distance off the tarmac.
The ranch has a number of buildings that serve as sleeping and living accommodation. It is right at the head of Warm Creek and is bordered by several thousand acres of State land and natural forests. It's a real rider's ranch.
The ranch has no mains water or electricity so all the log cabins have propane heating & lighting, hot outdoor showers and outdoor pit lavatories or "dunnies" as we might call them. There is everything else to make your stay memorable, a cook house for meals and a cozy bunk house or cabins for sleeping.
Sunday is your arrival day and Monday you get acquainted with your horse around the ranch.
On each drive, some 14 guests are accommodated under canvas and catering is from a modern day chuck-wagon. You cover about 20 miles a day and there is plenty to see and do along the way. Tuesday evening sees you camp near naturally heated pools so remember some swimming gear, Wednesdays are always a slow start.
You return to the ranch by Friday for the farewell supper and continue your vacation on Saturday.
The ranchers prefer that you are a good rider so that you don't get left behind, while a knowledge of western riding is not a must, the abilty to ride fast and react quickly will help to make this a totally unforgetable trip.
You will be provided with your horse on Monday and take some time to get used to each other and then its off for a true western adventure. The small number of guests makes it easier to handle the herd and you will be joined by the Tomlinson family.
Take your own riding hat if you want to wear one as the ranch don't provide these, also take layers that can be taken off as it warms up. You will be well catered for along the trail.
The horse drives are the main activity at Silver Spur, time does not allow for a great deal else.There are are 14 spaces on each departure The 2017 Horse Drive dates are : May 21-27, May 28- June 3 , June 4-10 (full), June 11-17 , June 18-24 , June 25-July 8, July 9-15 , July 16-22, July 23-29, July 30- August 5, August 6-12 (full), August 13-19, Aug 27 - September 2 , September 3-9 , September 10-16 (full) , September 17-23 and September 24-30. By February bookings were going quickly on all 2017 departures.
Ask us about the new Delta Airlines service from Heathrow to Salt Lake City which will make accessing this part of the States much easier.
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.
The weekly rate includes a six night stay with full board ranch and camping accommodation, all the riding and ranch activities, sales tax and gratuities.
2017 Ranch Holidays~ Season - 21st May to 30th September. The weekly rate is £1578 pp which includes tax and gratuity.
Transfers are available from Idaho Falls and return for $100pp which is paid locally.
Jackson Hole is a neaby Wyoming town with many alternative hotels plus a rodeo on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Also there are excellent flight connections from a number of gateway airports such as Salt Lake City. A car hire is required to drive to the ranch however which we can arrange for you.
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
Been to probably 8 different working ranches over recent years and I have to say that if you do a cattle or horse drive, these are about as close to being a cowboy as it gets. Everything that you require is on hand by a fantastic organised family. The accommodation is very basic but comfortable and clean and with outside toilets and an outside shower, it makes it even more authentic. The food, whether at the ranch or out on the drives, is plentiful and extremely nice and it's always a good time to catch up with what's gone on during the drive. If you do fancy a beer or a wine then make sure you buy before you reach the ranch, the chuck wagon will gladly carry them for you. A fantastic authentic experience
The best two weeks of my life and what is even better I relive them daily. The people, the horses, the riding, the views, the ambience - if only everyone in the world could have such positive experiences, there would be no more strife.
I have only been riding for 1 hour per week for 2 years but can honestly say we had the holiday of a lifetime. It was amazing, horses were great, food was out of this world and the Tomlinsons were fantastic. We were made to feel part of a family and their daughter, well she was nuts but great, we loved her to bits. My husband and myself were the eldest but it didn't matter, we really enjoyed the whole experience. God bless the family, they give their all for you. I can't wait to do it call again before I get too old xxx