Hipcamp host Alayne B.
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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.

Learn more and see photos at Sweet Pepper Ranch or like us on Facebook at Sweet Pepper Ranch. See you down the road!

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Have a question? Send Alayne a message!
  • 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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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


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.


The vibe at Sweet Pepper Ranch

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Hipcamper Patricia
Patricia W.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2019

Sweet Pepper Ranch glamping experience was a real treat! The host was welcoming and very hospitable. Their ranch was very impressive. The bed was comfortable. Just 20 minutes away from wine country! Couldn’t ask for more. This place should be featured in a magazine.

Hipcamper Fred
Fred M.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2020

Great hosts and cozy accommodations. Love the soft animals noises through the night.

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Hipcamper Amber

Super cute ranch!

Amber T.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2020

Alayne was a wonderful and helpful host. We were grateful to be able to explore the grounds and see the horses as well as use of the house bathroom and the pool!

Hipcamper Sarah

Glamping on a horse farm

Sarah T.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2020

This was by far the fanciest HipCamp we’ve stayed at while driving coast to coast. The glamping tent was beautiful and located adjacent to the riding ring. While our hosts were nearby, we had plenty of privacy. We also travel with two kids and a dog. The kids loved the horses and the swimming pool! My husband was able to use the WiFi to work as well. Alayne and Matt were the best hosts!! We enjoyed chatting with them and learning about their farm. We can’t wait to return to Sweet Pepper Ranch!

Hipcamper Sara

Special place! loved our stay!

Sara E.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2020

We absolutely loved our stay at Sweet Pepper Ranch! Alayne was a kind and generous host, welcoming us and so very accommodating of our many questions about ranch life. We fell in love with the beautiful horses, and loved the glamping tent and swimming pool. Both the tent and ranch are exceeded expectations on cleanliness.

Hipcamper Eric

Great hosts and great location!

Eric E.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2020

Matt and his wife were great hosts!!! Such a great and unique experience. My two daughters loved every minute of it. Thank you!

Hipcamper Amy
Amy J.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2020

Great hosts! Beautiful place, the smoke from wildfires affected our stay. We had to leave early do
To my asthma!

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Hipcamper Carrie

A unique glamping experience

Carrie O.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2020

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.

Hipcamper Russell

Horses and stargazing!

Russell T.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2020

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!

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