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The Perfect Vacation Getaway for Every Guest

A Welcoming Guest Ranch East of Cascade & McCall, ID in the idaho back country

A spectacular flight or scenic drive brings guests to a home away from home in Idaho's Salmon River wilderness. At Wapiti Meadow Ranch, we offer comfortable private cabins for rent, waters to delight experienced anglers (as well as novice fly fishermen and women), and trails that provide scenic vistas for riders, hikers, and mountain bikers. Our many years of trail, fishing, and trekking on the waters and trails of the Salmon River Mountains are shared with our lodging guests. We can't wait to share them with you.

Cabins Located Near:
  • Johnson Creek (a Major Tributary to the South Fork Salmon River)
  • East Fork / South Fork of the Salmon River
  • South Fork of the Salmon
  • Middle Fork of the Salmon River
  • Indian Creek and Pistol Creek (Major Tributaries to the Middle Fork Salmon River)

Wapiti Meadow Ranch has something for everyone any time of the year. Whether you're a fly fisherman, pilot (with access from Johnson Creek Airport), kayaker, mountain biker, photographer, or just passionate for the outdoors, there is something fun for you to do here. We are the perfect getaway for you and your friends and family.


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About Us

The discovery of 6,000-year-old tools (in 1994), a history of Wapiti Meadow, and the knowledge of human habitation in the mountains of Idaho have been extended by millennia. This major archaeological find has spawned professional interest that is piecing together the life patterns of these first Americans — ancestors of the Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs.

For thousands of years, the mystique of the valley has attracted adventurous men and women including Native Americans, miners, trappers, and homesteaders. In the early 1920s, a gold-seeking homesteader sold his stake to Clark Cox. He and his wife (Beulah) bought the homestead. Later with the help of their son Lafe, they built the grand log and stone lodge, one of the first dude ranches of the Northwest.


In the five decades that followed, The Old Cox Dude Ranch grew steadily and became a warm and welcoming vacation retreat. Lafe and his wife Emma sold the ranch in the 1970s. Diana and Barry renovated it in the 1990s. Now completely refurbished, our ranch has new amenities that make it into the ultimate wilderness retreat.

In Operation for Over 32 Years!


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(208) 633-3217
(208) 315-3554


Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

1667 Johnson Creek Rd Cascade, ID 83611

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