Sweet Pepper Ranch is a small-scale personalized guest ranch in the high desert of southwestern Idaho -- nestled in a rural agricultural setting. We raise Western performance horses and grass hay. We work hard every day to exercise and train our horses as well as run the day-to-day aspects of an environmentally friendly horse keeping operation--which include composting and m
Sweet Pepper Ranch is a small-scale personalized guest ranch in the high desert of southwestern Idaho -- nestled in a rural agricultural setting. We raise Western performance horses and grass hay. We work hard every day to exercise and train our horses as well as run the day-to-day aspects of an environmentally friendly horse keeping operation--which include composting and manure management, non-toxic pest control, pasture management, drought-tolerant native landscaping, mud and dust control, track paddocks and equine enrichment--and more! We offer guest ranch packages as well as overnight B&B accommodations–for both horse and rider.
Guests can enjoy our solar heated pool, outdoor patio, wireless internet, evening bon fires, and our ranch atmosphere.
Our equestrian facilities include individual paddocks with attached runs (12’ x 52’), automatic waterers, feeders, rubber stall mats, a 200' x 300' outdoor sand arena, a 72’ x 120’ indoor arena, two round pens (one large), numerous trail obstacles, large-scale permanent outdoor obstacles, an outdoor washrack, as well as parking, port-a-potty, arena bleachers, and picnic table areas.
Matt Livengood trains and judges in NRHA reining as well as ranch riding and versatility ranch horse. He also trains and competes with mustangs.
Nearby activities abound from visiting rodeos and wineries to trail riding at sunset near waterfalls or hiking painted desert canyons. There are wildlife refuges to visit, hot springs to relax in, wilderness mountains to explore, scenic rivers to raft, railways to travel along--and North America’s largest concentration of breeding raptors to dazzle you.
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- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Natural features you'll find at Sweet Pepper Ranch in Idaho.
The Owyhee Mountains are 30 minutes to the south of us. Great places to hike, bike and trail ride.
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Glamping on the ranch
Such a sweet little spot! Cute and clean glamping tent, and Alayne was so welcoming, with use of the pool, flowers on our little porch table, and warm cinnamon rolls and coffee in the morning. 🙏
Beautiful ranch stay
Alayne and Matt were great hosts and we really enjoyed our stay. It was fun to visit with the horses, and our tent was a cozy spot for the night. Alayne left us fresh scones from a nearby bakery for breakfast as well. We really appreciated everything!
A perfect place to stay
Sweet Pepper Ranch was amazing: a cozy glamping tent in a beautiful setting, with access to a lovely pool and a shower. The beds were incredibly comfortable, and our hosts were friendly and welcoming. We loved hanging out among the horses and the family dogs.
Cute and cozy stay!
Alayne and Matt were incredibly sweet hosts, and the Sweet Pepper Ranch was an adorable stay! Beautiful countryside, hiking and wineries near by, and sweet animals to boot - what’s not to love? The tent was cute and cozy, a perfect stop on my road trip!
My fiance and I stayed one night at Sweet Pepper Ranch and enjoyed the unique experience it provided. Communication was easy and Alayne provided all the information we needed for a great stay. When we arrived she was there to greet us and help us settle in. Her friend even shared some breakfast restaurant recommendations which we appreciated.
The beds were super comfy and sleeping under the fresh air was delightful. I would love to stay here again.
Horses and stargazing!
Our experience at Sweet Pepper Ranch was superb! Alayne is a wonderful host. We had fun hanging out with the horses and stargazing later at night. I definitely recommend Sweet Pepper Ranch for those who love horses and want a unique glamping experience!
A unique glamping experience
Alayne was a welcoming host, talking to me about her work with horses, offering a dip in their pool, and even bringing me garden vegetables. She let me feed a carrot to her sweet horse, Jasper, who was a very quiet neighbor. I heard owls and kestrels, and a far away rooster. It was a nice change from hotels and much more comfortable than tent camping.