How to Plan the Perfect Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Wedding

Welcome to my Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch wedding guide! My name is John Schnack and I’m a wedding photographer specializing in destination weddings all over the world. When I shot my first Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch wedding a few years ago, I was simply blown away. With amazing amenities, gorgeous grounds, jaw-dropping views of the Sawtooth Mountains, and over 900 acres of private space, Idaho Rocky Mountain ranch is the best wedding venue in Stanley, Idaho.

If you’re looking for a location for your Sawtooth Mountain wedding, this guide will give you everything you need to make your Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch wedding a reality!

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About Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch

Nestled amongst the towering peaks of the Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch is a thriving ranch retreat that has treated guests to amazing experiences for over 80 years. Situated on over 900 acres, its relaxed atmosphere, luxurious amenities, and a wide variety of outdoor activities perfectly capture the essence of the beauty of Southern Idaho.

idaho rocky mountain ranch wedding

Originally called the “Idaho Rocky Mountain Club”, the Ranch opened in 1930. In 2005, the Kapp-Singer families purchased the property and proceeded to upgrade the buildings and amenities.

The buildings are constructed of logs, in keeping with the traditional Western building style. While the interiors are luxuriously furnished to meet the expectations of guests, everything is understated so as not to feel pretentious.

Getting to Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch

Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch is located on Highway 75, about nine miles south of Stanley, Idaho, between mile markers 180 and 181.

It’s easy for you and your guests to get to your Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch wedding. There are two nearby airports: Boise International Airport (BOI) is a three-hour drive; and nearby Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN)–located in Hailey–is about a 90-minute drive. While Friedman Airport is closer, Boise International offers more flight and rental car options.

Airlines Serving Boise International Airport

  • Southwest
  • United Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Aeromexico
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Air New Zealand
  • American Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Korean Air

Airlines Serving Friedman Memorial Airport

  • Delta
  • United Express
  • Alaska

To book your flight into Boise or Friedman, check out Google Flights.

Your Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Wedding Weekend

With its quiet seclusion, luxurious amenities, in-house chef, and a wide variety of recreational activities, Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch is the perfect place for a destination wedding weekend for you and 50 of your closest friends and family.

Welcome Dinner

What better way to welcome guests to your Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch wedding weekend than with an old-fashioned western cookout. Imagine playing a game of horseshoe or cornhole–cocktail in hand–with a jaw-dropping view of the Sawtooth Mountains, so close you could touch them.

idaho rocky mountain ranch wedding welcome dinner

Then, as the sun dips below horizon, you’ll ring the large iron triangle to gather your guests to dinner.

idaho rocky mountain ranch wedding dinner triangle

The Ranch offers menus customized to your liking. Grilled rib eye steak or racks of lamb, served with morel mushrooms, corn on the cob, and rainbow carrots–the choices are endless. All ingredients are organic and locally sourced whenever possible.

Getting Ready for Your Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Wedding

You’ll get ready for your big day in the Ranch’s spacious cabins. Each cabin is adorned with gorgeous window light and plenty of space, so your team of hair and makeup artists can have you and your wedding party looking your best. This combo of space, light, and detailing ensures your photos will be amazing, too!

idaho rocky mountain ranch wedding bride getting ready in cabin

Your Rocky Mountain Ranch Wedding Ceremony

Your Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch wedding ceremony will take place on a gorgeous lawn just in front of the main lodge. The lawn features unencumbered views of the Sawtooth Mountains.

Your Wedding Reception

Your Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch wedding reception will be held in the Ranch’s dining room, in the main lodge just off the lobby.

The spaces features handmade chandeliers, gorgeous chairs, and long, family-style tables.

Wedding at Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Photos

Here’s a small sample of gorgeous photos from a recent destination wedding at Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch.

Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Accommodations

The Ranch accommodations consist of fourteen Cabins arranged in seven two-cabin duplexes. In addition, there are four luxurious Lodge rooms. Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch can accommodate up to 44 guests.


Each cabin features a rock fireplace, private bath, and a bed for two (twin beds or a king). A rollaway bed can be brought in to accommodate a third person. Four of the duplexes are connected by interior doors, perfect for groups or families of four or six persons.

Lodge Rooms

Each Lodge Room is features a queen bed, stone shower, and electric heat. Lodge Rooms are conveniently located off the gorgeous Great Room–its cozy seating, large fireplace and fresh-brewed coffee make it the perfect place to enjoy a book or chat amongst friends.

Guest Activities at Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch

One of the advantages to booking an Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch wedding is that there is no shortage of recreational activities for your friends and family! Here are just a few of the amazing activities that are available:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Springs
  • Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Day Trips to Stanley

Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Wedding Cost

In keeping with their desire to create a sense of community among guests, Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch requires a full buyout of the property for a wedding, with a two-night minimum. For 2023, the fee is $23000 per night with a $5000 private use fee. This fee covers all lodging, dining, and activities for up to 44 guests staying at the Ranch. The property can accommodate up to 50 persons, with room for up to 75 persons for the wedding ceremony. There is a nominal fee increase for wedding guests who do not stay at the ranch.

Please contact the staff at IRMR for more information!

Wedding Vendors Near Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch

Due to its secluded location, all of your wedding vendors will have to drive in from either Boise, Ketchum, or Stanley, or another surrounding town.

FloristsBeautyWedding CakePlannersMusic
Historia FloralsPrima Donna MakeoverAmaru ConfectionsBoise EventsJohnny B’s
Soulflower DesignBA Makeup CompanySuzadaisy CakesDiane Pugmire Events
Hope Flowers Blooms & ThingsBeauty by Cass ReneeGreg Marshall Designer CakesLittle Bird EventsMusic Magic Events
Boise at its BestBlush by Jamie RosePaisley CakesBliss EventsSound Wave Events
Farm to Market Floral DesignJ. Amelia’s SalonOh for Heaven Cakes!Fancy ThatRhodes Entertainment

Frequently Asked Questions

Is parking available at Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch? : Yes, there is ample parking at Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch.

What are some of the property amenities at Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch? : The amenities at Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch include:

  • Heated pool
  • Fine dining restaurant
  • Free breakfast
  • Free wifi
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • All rooms non-smoking

How is Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch rated? : As of this writing, Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch has 23 5-star ratings on Google.


As you’re aware, there are lots of rocky mountain ranches to choose from for a destination wedding. From its luxurious amenities and fine dining to its sense of community and sheer beauty, Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch is the ultimate location for your destination wedding in Idaho.

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