Idaho Guest Ranch
With over fifty years in the outfitting business, Shepp Ranch has a long history of providing quality Idaho guest ranch vacations. We take pride in our excellent Salmon River fly fishing guides, excellent food, and great accommodations. Our success is best measured by the fact that many of our clients are repeat guests. We were recently awarded the US Commerce Associations “Best of Local Business Award” in the Guest Ranch category. If you are already scheduled to come and need more information on what to bring or where to stay on your way please see our Information link under the Guest Ranch tab.
Spring Wilderness Experience (April and May)
Spring is a spectacular time of year to visit Shepp Ranch. Snow dominates the high country, in dramatic contrast to budding flowers and green grass at the ranch. Days are typically mild and inviting, while nights are cool, making it pleasant to sit and relax by a warm fire in your cabin or in the main lodge. Pleasant temperatures make spring ideal for hiking the numerous trails that originate at the ranch. This is also a great time for viewing and capturing wildlife photography at its best. Elk, deer and bighorn sheep winter along the slopes of the Salmon River Canyon, and spring is the best time to see these animals before they migrate to the high country for summer.
Summer Ranch Vacation (Mid-June to Labor Day)
Summer at Shepp Ranch is your opportunity to experience an authentic western vacation. Days can be as active or relaxed as you choose. Guests can begin with a morning horseback ride along the banks of Crooked Creek, followed by an afternoon of fly fishing. Other possibilities include a jetboat excursion along the Salmon River, swimming at one of our favorite beaches, hiking a trail into the high country, or just relaxing with a good book at water’s edge. As evening approaches, you can enjoy our hot tub overlooking the river, or play a game of volleyball or horseshoes. At Shepp Ranch you can tailor your activities to best suit your interests. If you are interested in combining a Main Salmon River rafting trip with your Shepp Ranch vacation, we would be happy to recommend several top quality rafting outfitters.
Consider visiting Shepp Ranch for a weekend, if time does not allow for a longer trip. From Saturday 11:00am to Sunday 4:00pm, you can explore the natural beauty of the Salmon River. This trip includes a jetboat tour, as well as seasonal activities ongoing at the ranch. And remember, it only takes one peaceful night on the Salmon River to improve your outlook on life.