Would you like a “Go back in time adventure”? Where you would be like the first mountain man, just you and the vast wilderness! Then experience our unique horseback trip to the turn of the previous century at the “Historic Gilmore Ranch”
This is a one of a kind trip by horse back into this road less area, where we live as they did a hundred year ago. We overnight in the original 1930′s Barton Cabin and by day ride into the vast endless forest, hike or fish a virgin mountain stream. In the evening we site around a camp fire and reminisce after viewing deer, elk or moose grazing in the meadow before the sun sets. The Gilmore Brothers (Elmer, Fred and Sam) home steaded the area in the late 1800′s and had a Bed and Breakfast lodging riders passing through during the Gold rush days. They raised cattle and farmed the land with the farm equipment still standing still in the meadows.
Fred lived in the side of the mountain and Elmer had the B&B lodge. Sam built a cabin but never lived in it and it still stands as a ghost form the past. There is so much history here and we would love to share it with you.
Cost is $425.00 per person for 2 full days and 1 night at the historic cabin
Cost is $550.00 per person for 3 full days and 2 nights at the historic cabin
Horse Trail riding – Hiking – Fishing - Relax in one of the hammocks overlooking the meadow – Wild life viewing – Photography - Take a hike down to Johns Creek and Pan for some Gold.
Join us on this mountain ride for a lasting memory!
Trail rides out of the lodge overlooking the Camas Prairie, the Gospel Hump Wilderness area and the Salmon River Valley.Ride through historic grounds and listen to Frank tell the story of the Nez Perce Indian war from 1877. Trace the steps of Chief White Bird and Chief Joseph. Our trail rides take place daily out of the lodge with half day trips and full day trips.
Half day trail rides out of the lodge overlooking the Camas Prairie, the Gospel Hump Wilderness area and the Salmon River Valley. Ride through historic grounds and listen to Frank tell the story of the Nez Perce Indian War from 1877 while tracing the steps of Chief White Bird and Chief Joseph.
These rides depart at 9am pacific time and again at 1pm pacific time.
Half day rides cost $65.00 per person ages 15 years and older
Children rates 8 years to 14 years $58.50
Full day trail rides enjoy majestic views of the canyons and sometimes a little bit of herding cows. On the full day rides enjoy a BBQ or a picnic lunch with breathtaking views of the canyon below. Ride through historic grounds and listen to Frank tell the story of the Nez Perce Indian War of 1877 while tracing the steps of Chief Joseph and Chief White Bird.
This ride departs at 9am Pacific time and returns around 4pm pacific time
Full day rides cost $125.00 per person age 15 years and older
Children rates 8 years to 14 years $108.00
BBQ Dinner Ride take a 2 hour trail ride overlooking Whtie Bird Canyon and the Camas Prarie. Western barbecue under the stars. Grilled Chicken and BBQ ribs with all the fixin’s — green salad, baked potato, baked beans, corn on the cob, and beverages. For dessert, gather round the campfire for an old-fashioned marshmallow roast and s’mores. The menu may change from time to time.
BBQ dinner rides are customized to the booking and will begin between 4pm and 5pm pacific
BBQ dinner ride cost $75.00 per person ages 15 years and older
Child rates 8 years to 14 years $60.00
Hour rides take place on our private property with views of the Camas Prarie and views of the White Bird Canyon. This is a great ride for families with younger children ages 8 years to 10 years.
Hour Rides cost $30.00 per person all ages
Horse riding lessons can be arranged with advance notice. Lessons are for all levels from beginning to endurance rider. Helmets are required for riding lessons. Our horses are not jumpers, they are trail riders and lessons are only for western trail or endurance.
Riding lessons cost $45.00 per hour for all ages
Children need to be physically capable of handling their own horse and we reserve the right to deny a rider if we feel they are not capable of handeling the horse. A good rule of thumb is for the child to be of 8 years of age.
We have 30 horses here at the Whitebird Summit Lodge and they live with us year around. They are gentle and safe for all types of riders. Ages from 8 to 80! Views of the Salmon River, Gospel Hump Wilderness, White Bird Canyon and the Camas Prairie. If you have a little one that is too young for one of our 1/2 day or full day rides we will be more than happy to give them a little ride around the yard.
Bring you extra apple’s with our horses love them and it is a great way to make friends with one of the many horses on the ranch. You might want to combine your stay with us and try your hand at White water rafting. A great combination to view the river looking up to through the canyon you have just rode on top of. Trail rides can be book May through September.