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Laughing Horse Ranch - NO TENTS

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· Meridian, Idaho
10 acres
4 units
1 Glamping
3 Motorhome
Laughing Horse has provided accommodations for travelers with horses for years now! We recently decided to open our small ranch to campers without horses so you too can enjoy the beautiful setting and wake up in the morning surrounded by these amazing creatures! We have level RV pads and a private hideaway apartment for rent on site. We offer water and electricity hook ups for the RV's. The apartment has 2 queen beds, private entry and bathroom and kitchenette. The cost is $120 per night. *** We DO NOT ACCEPT TENT CAMPING*** There are many reasons why not, but all I can say is if you show up with a tent, I will ask you to leave! I seem to have a hard time making the tenters happy with our accommodations! We offer more formal horse interaction with advance notice. If you are interested in a riding lesson or other horse activities, just message us before your visit for price and availability. Our farm has many uses. We board horses for individuals offering pasture turn out and stalls with covers. Our team is busy keeping the horses happy cleaning stalls, feeding, cleaning water troughs and cleaning the grounds of loose hay. We are busy all day and you will see a real horse farm doing what we do everyday! We share the property with my husband's painting company so you may see some normal paint company activities and some painting vans and equipment in the working yard. We also have a couple of trainers on site and they are happy to arrange a lesson or supervised activity for you to interact safely with the horses. Just let us know in advance what you might like to do. Based on availability and weather, we may be able to arrange quite a bit of horse time for you! If you have a way to get around, there some great attractions nearby including a 4 season adventure mountain - Bogus Basin, rivers, desert or mountain hiking, mountain biking in the foothills, birds of prey nature center, water parks featuring river surfing, world class fishing and white water rafting. If you are looking for a day trip, Idaho City has hot springs and some fun history museums. Our little farm has a walking trail nearby and some beautiful sunsets and sunrises. We have a designated area for campfires to complete the camping experience. Feel free to message me if you have any questions! Thanks and Happy Trails! Risa
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Meridian, Idaho, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Risa R.Joined in August 2020
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133 Ratings · 108 reviews
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Carlos V.recommends
October 16, 2022
#1 RV-50amp
Awesome staying near horses
We all enjoyed the seclusion and the horses. Weren't far from the city either. The hosts were very friendly. The cat at the reception was also friendly. Kids enjoyed the stay as did the adults.
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Christie M.recommends
October 13, 2022
#1 RV-50amp
Nice quiet space to spend the night
We really appreciated Risa's flexibility as we booked last minute and arrived very late in the evening. Directions were perfect - we had no issues finding the place or getting situated.
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Joel W.recommends
September 19, 2022
#1 RV-50amp
Camping with pets…….
Camping with pets
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Brad S.recommends
September 16, 2022
#1 RV-50amp
Ideal place to spend the night after a long drive. Quiet and relaxing.
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Ella C.recommends
September 13, 2022
#2 RV-30amp
Camping with the horses
We had a nice overnight stay at Laughing Horse. Loved looking out the window of our trailer to see the beautiful horses in the morning. We had a place to walk our dogs along with electric and some water. We had no problems finding her place. We'd stay here in the future.
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Joel W.recommends
September 8, 2022
#1 RV-50amp
Horses
Liked being close to horses
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Johanna S.recommends
August 31, 2022
#1 RV-50amp
Stayed here a few times now and it’s always great!
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Jan R.recommends
August 14, 2022
Outlaw Hide Out
Dogs welcome!
We loved the peacefulness! We stayed in the apartment and really appreciated the ac since it was 103 outside. There is a microwave, coffee maker and small refrigerator in the kitchen area. Albertsons is just down the road. We loved that our dogs were welcome. Nice grassy yard for the dogs. Everything was very clean! We were just passing through so only stayed overnight. Would definitely stay here again!
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D'vorah S.recommends
August 12, 2022
#1 RV-50amp
Nice spot to park our Van and enjoy the soft grass...while being close to the horses. My 9 year old had a great riding lesson and enjoyed visiting the horses in the mornings. Risa and her staff were all very friendly and non obtrusive. Great location for exploring Boise and nice to return to the quiet at the end of our long days.
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James H.recommends
August 8, 2022
Outlaw Hide Out
What a Gem
The Outlaw Hideout was an amazing stay. We were there for 2 nights after 10 nights tent camping and we were all too happy to have the four walls and ceiling. The beds were super comfy and the space was VERY well kept. We went to the Roaring Springs water park on our day there and it was a 8 minute ride. Will definitely stay again the next time passing through the area.
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Deanna T.recommends
August 7, 2022
#1 RV-50amp
Area was perfect for us. Uses it as a landing pad while taking son to college. Appreciated the power as AC was essential in 100 plus degree weather. Site is perfectly level so easy set-up. Water on site so can put some in holding tank. Quite. Impressed how clean the barn stalls were. Riza worked with us as had illness in family. Was very kind during a stressful time. Will use again when stopping in Boise area!
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Emily K.recommends
July 25, 2022
#2 RV-30amp
safe, friendly, professional!
This was a great spot to pause for a few days as base camp with a short 15-25 min drive to down town Boise. Risa was also very responsive and helpful even when she was on vacation (thank you). It was a quiet farm location and our little toddler loved looking at the horses. Parking was easy and wide open, and there was a great park with a splash pad just a few blocks down the road (still wanted to drive there though). Thank you!
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Johanna S.recommends
July 23, 2022
#3 RV-30 amp
Urban Slice of Heaven
Laughing Horse Ranch is an urban gem. I stayed in my RV for two weeks while on a work assignment in Boise/Meridian/Nampa. It’s secluded enough that you wouldn’t know you’re minutes away from downtown Boise but close enough to meet my needs for work. It was a little slice of heaven to wake up to the horses neighing and open my blinds to see them right there. There were only a few other travelers while I was there. I felt like I had plenty of space, peace, and quiet. Risa was easy to communicate with and checked in on me via the app to see if I needed anything. I’ll be staying again for another week in August. It was great!
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Phillip R.recommends
July 22, 2022
#1 RV-50amp
The horses were beautiful.
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Fawna M.recommends
July 17, 2022
#1 RV-50amp
RV camping with my dogs 🐕
Risa was a fabulous host It was such a quiet relaxing atmosphere. Plus lots of horses to pet. We really enjoyed our time, everyone was so friendly
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Amber G.recommends
July 14, 2022
#3 RV-30 amp
Great pit stop!
Great spot for someone looking for a quick stop on their way through. We were traveling in July and gladly paid the small fee to have electricity for our AC in the RV. Was fun to see the horses too!
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Elizabeth P.recommends
July 9, 2022
#1 RV-50amp
Risa was wonderfully flexible and responded to communication quickly. The ranch was clean and being close to the horses was wonderful. I would definitely recommend staying at the Laughing Horse Ranch!
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Tiffany W.recommends
July 7, 2022
#3 RV-30 amp
Risa was responsive to our queations. We felt very safe and without worry when we left our trailer at her property to explore the city. The site was easy to find with enough room to turn around our rig. Would absolutely recommend.
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Suzanne B.
June 23, 2022
#2 RV-30amp
Busy horse ranch
(We were given a full refund within 24 hours) Although the description says there are grassy spots for tents, the spot was a 5-foot by 8-foot patch of dirt between a small trailer and a lawn that I was told was on a irrigation schedule that the owner didn’t know. The patch was at the entrance to the ranch junkyard, which the host noted wasn’t “super glamorous but it is a good tent sight.” The only spot my tent would have fit was in the junkyard so we didn’t stay. The host seemed friendly (she wasn’t at the ranch so we communicated by text only) and her texts were very prompt.
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Chris T.recommends
June 9, 2022
#2 RV-30amp
Gravel, horses, and good peeps.
We were just passing through with our rv. While the actual parking spot was a gravel lot, between 2 other vehicles, the highlight was getting my 8 year-old a horseback ridding lesson the next day. The employees at the ranch were very nice and made our stay worth the $. It was also nice they were dog-tolerant.
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Dianna S.
June 2, 2022
#2 RV-30amp
The host Risa was very nice and helpful. Her property is better geared for RVs but not tents like we did. There was no real planned place for a tent. Risa did show us a couple of options. We chose a gravel area next to the grass. The sprinklers came on during the night and woke us up. And got the tent very wet. She did run an extension cord so we could make coffee.
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Ashley P.recommends
May 11, 2022
#2 RV-30amp
We stopped by just for one night. It's so crazy how you can drive from the city and then park and feel like you are away from it all. It was nice to be able to see all the animals. Ground was pretty flat and the views were beautiful. Walking around we got to meet all the friendly doggies.
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Carl H.recommends
May 8, 2022
#1 RV-50amp
Great comfortable lawn. Quiet private plot with plenty of coverage from wind and weather.
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Cindy H.recommends
May 6, 2022
#1 RV-50amp
We were simply stopping for the night. I needed to know I would be able to park and do it quickly so I can rest for another day's drive the next day. This place is big and it was clear as to where to park my rig, even though I had arrived late. I had "communicated electronically" via the Hipcamp site and received acknowledgment and a reply in a timely manner. prompt replies are important. I particularly enjoyed the smell of fresh hay. I no longer own horses but this was a pleasant stop for me. Thank you.
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Gloria S.recommends
May 2, 2022
#2 RV-30amp
Easy to find and convenient to make a quick overnight stop. Kid and dog friendly :)
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Sarah A.recommends
April 8, 2022
#2 RV-30amp
Sleeping next to horses
While it was a very much a working site with horses, we were not bothered at all. The location was great to get around to Boise and nature. At night the site was quiet and safe. We recommend and are grateful for the accommodation!
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Jeff W.recommends
March 24, 2022
#3 RV-30 amp
Great experience! Good location and facilities.
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Jessica P.recommends
October 3, 2021
Outlaw Hide Out
Easy to find and well kept room!
Great spot for us and our 4yo for an overnight on our road trip!
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Juliane D.recommends
September 20, 2021
#3 RV-30 amp
Risa’s barn is awesome. Gorgeous horses, stunning views, perfect set up. We had a lovely stay and I even got to ride with her trainer. Location was convenient to see DT Boise and some surrounding towns. Hope to be back someday!
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Robert W.recommends
September 20, 2021
#1 RV-50amp
Good place to stop for the night. Host sent us a photo of where to park and where the bathroom was.
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