swan valley idaho lodging

About us

Horse - Swan valley idaho lodging

The Ranch History

Hansen Guest Ranch & Event Venue was homesteaded in 1901 by Alfred Bernard and was first established as a cattle ranch on 200 acres. Some buildings built in the 1890s - including the barn built in 1890 and the rock house built in 1883 - still stand on the property to this day. In 1919, Alfred sold the property to John and Amy Miller. They had the Wrangler’s Cottage built in 1939 and the main house in 1948. Archie and Geneva McCay purchased the ranch in 1958. They kept the business going until 1985 when brothers Que and Brett Hansen acquired the property and decided to turn it into a guest ranch. In 1996, they had the Rainbow and Cottonwood cabins built. In 2003, they upgraded Hansen Guest Ranch & Event Venue with a dining hall, bunkhouse, and a multi-purpose building.

House - Swan valley idaho lodging

The Ranch Today: Current Owners

Nancy and John Rogers purchased Hansen Guest Ranch & Event Venue in August 2020. The Rogers have been busy on the property hosting guests and various groups and making infrastructure improvements throughout the ranch. Both Nancy and John come from careers in the film industry, and they are excited and thrilled to take on the adventures the ranch has to offer. Having traveled the world, Nancy has obtained a lot of work ethic in her endeavors and is looking forward to going with the flow of the ranch. John has 45 years’ experience in the film industry and previously worked as a fireman, so he’s eager to enjoy the day-to-day responsibilities at Hansen Guest Ranch & Event Venue.

Charitable Events

Camp Magical Moments

Hansen Guest Ranch & Event Venue is proud to host Camp Magical Moments, an unforgettable experience of fun, friendship, and love for children with cancer and their families. The camp gives the children the opportunity to get away from their disease and just be kids for one week. Please visit Camp Magical Moments to learn more about the program as well as volunteer and donation information.

Scroll to Top