Reconnecting People to the Important Things of a Life Well-Lived
Red Horse Mountain Ranch in Idaho is known for our all-inclusive ranch vacations including an extensive list of guided adventures, well-appointed accommodations, and first-rate western hospitality. If you ask anyone here why they love to work at RHMR, they will say THE PEOPLE. We value a healthy work environment where people become better versions of themselves. We are a great place to work.
Located on in a private mountain valley, the ranch is a 1.5 hour drive from the Spokane International Airport, near Coeur d’Alene, ID.
About Red Horse Mountain Ranch
Red Horse Mountain Ranch is a 600-acre dude ranch in Northern Idaho surrounded by endless wooded public land we use to guide on too. It is one of the last rare spots, kept secluded and safe, and we want to share that with others. We believe our ranch exists to "Reconnect People to the Important Things of a Life Well-Lived." We have 38 team members in the summer and 10 in the off-season, about 50 guests per week, and a herd of about 100 horses.
We offer a fun and healthy working environment with caring managers, a paid 2 week training period before guests arrive in the spring, on-site free employee housing, meals, 2 days off a week for most positions, a free CPR class, staff t-shirts, and a hat, discounts on vacations for family members, and competitive wages with tips.
We are currently accepting applicants who are awesome, authorized to work in the USA, 21 years of age or older, drug-free, not grumpy, can lift 50 pounds, and want to work 50+ hours a week.
Meet the Team
Full-Time Team: https://redhorsemountainranch.com/the-ranch/staff/
Seasonal Team: https://www.facebook.com/redhorsemountainranch
The Employee Experience
What is it like to work here? I hope you like to read...bear with me...
We like to have fun and be like family. We are cowboys, outdoor enthusiasts, and front porch guitar pickers. We like to hear laughter coming from the kitchen and witness a good ol' practical joke go down. We have department meetings and all ranch meetings to improve communication and talk stuff out. We like to be well-staffed and everyone busy working on things that matter. We like walking fast and getting stuff done. We like coworkers forging friendships that last a lifetime and creating memories they will cherish their whole lives. We believe in a work environment where people can push themselves out of their comfort zones and learn what real hard work is like. We have fun at the lake, explore the endless public land Idaho offers, and learn how to be better horseback riders. We believe making yourself uncomfortable is the way to grow. You will see managers and seasonal employees alike jump in and bus a table or wash some dishes because no task is below anyone here.
To be transparent - we are also not perfect here. We make mistakes and there are frustrating hard days. We just hope we can take the lesson out of it and better ourselves for the next day. Our vision for Red Horse is to make it the best place to work on CoolWorks, so come help make that happen!
We are professionals at what we do whether washing dishes, making a bed, or tacking a horse. Always polite, knowledgeable, and classy, this is a REAL JOB - not just a fun summer job.
We have a positive attitude when other people may not. No one wants to hang out with "poor me" people. We all have hard stuff to deal with in life, but show up anyways! Having a positive attitude makes your day better, my day better, and everyone's day better. Isn't that nice? Changing the world, one positive attitude at a time.
We take ownership of our lives, jobs, and alas, even our mistakes. If not me, who? If not now, when? We do the job well because it is the right thing to do.
We create safe environments where people can let down their guard, explore outdoor adventures, and relax knowing they are being well-cared for. We make good, sound decisions with pride laid aside. From the spotless floors to the tack checks it all counts in creating a safe place people can trust.
We are problem solvers. Things are not perfect, they never will be, so we attack the problem and find a way!
We have hearts for hospitality. We care about people. Guests, staff, and our community. We want everyone to feel welcomed and a part of something special.
Room and Board
We do provide free housing (woohoo!) and meals! It is the same meals (and pastries!) the guests get, so you'll be eating well. Food coma well. The only meals we do not provide are during the Thursday wine dinner, Saturday lunch/dinner, and Sunday breakfast/lunch. (The chefs need a day off too!) We have a leftovers fridge for those days the kitchen is closed. You can also go out to eat with your new awesome friends from work or cook a meal in the employee housing.
Here is what the housing is like:
It is a long ranch-style co-ed dorm with a men's wing and women’s wing coming off the middle common area. Each wing has its own laundry room and communal bathroom. The bathrooms are similar to something you would see in a college dorm. Down the wings doors open to Narnia. I mean, 12x12 foot rooms. There are 2 beds, a window, closet, 2 dressers, and a desk for doing studious things like chemistry if you want?? You will have one roommate in this room. The common area the men and women share has a living room, full kitchen, dining area, and a porch. There is a cleaning schedule, TV, land phone (Yikes, a what!?), WIFI, and parking. There is no cell phone reception (Gasp!). No pets, illegal drugs, or overnight guests are allowed. Camping is allowed in certain locations near the housing. We expect it to be a respectful and safe place for everyone living down there.
One of the biggest perks is most of our team gets 2 days off a week. Other perks include access to the ranch activities in your free time, 2 employee t-shirts and hats, free CPR and first aid class, 2 paid weeks of training in May, delicious food and desserts, and nice housing with a porch in a remote valley. If you ask our team, they would want me to mention the live band at saloon night and our campfires! We think being able to work with the knowledgeable and wonderful return staff is the biggest perk of all though!
Getting Here and Getting Around
First things first - don't listen to Siri! She's a gem, we know. And whatever we did before her, I don't know. But, she may lead you into the wilderness never to be seen again if you ask her politely to take you here.
Hop onto our website for directions first to confirm your travel route. There should be some gravel in your route, but not snow, clouds, or sheer panic.
Spokane is the nearest airport which is an hour and a half away. We provide an airport pickup if a team member decides to fly here instead of drive.
We recommend driving so you can fully enjoy the area and explore on your days off. You can always bum a ride with others, but in your car, alone, is the only place you can belt out your favorite George Straight song without disturbing the peace this summer.
This area is like no other place you have been. It is cowboy and lake life coming together. Outdoor enthusiasts dream. We have mountains, endless backroads, tremendous amounts of public land - more than any other state you have seen, lots of pine trees, hike and bike trails, lakes, rivers, zip lines, mountain biking, fishing...every outdoor activity you can think of (except ocean and dessert activities I guess).
Harrison is just 15 minutes from the ranch. It overlooks beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene and has a population of 250 of us in the winter. We have a famous bike path, great restaurants and bars that have bands on the weekends, library, beach, grocery store, local volunteer EMT and Fire, community buildings, gift shops, churches, a park with music every Saturday, an ice-cream shop, a marina and rentals for lake activities.
How to Apply
Head to our website for information. The Apply Here button will lead you to our online application.