About Seven Devils Lodge

Located in central Idaho, just south of the Seven Devils mountain range, the Seven Devils Lodge lies in a unique area, neighboring jutting canyons, high desert, and soaring mountains. The Seven Devils range runs between the Salmon River and Hells Canyon. The Lodge is just nine miles, as the crow flies, from Hells Canyon, known as the deepest canyon in North America.  One of the few guest ranches in the state operating on an actual working cattle ranch, Seven Devils Lodge sits on the historic OX Ranch.   Unique enough to be the subject of the popular book, A Wild Cowboy, the OX Ranch is rich in history and western culture.  A working ranch since the early 1900′s, it was founded by Albert Campbell.  Campbell’s family owned one of the biggest ranches in the northwest, the Circle C Ranch in New Meadows, Idaho.

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Albert Campbell's family owned one of the biggest ranches in the northwest, the Circle C Ranch in New Meadows, Idaho. Albert had dreams of his own ranch and a love for the mountains, which led him to found the OX Ranch in the early 1900's. In 1982, driven by a desire to own and preserve a piece of the old west for future generations to enjoy,  the current owners bought the ranch and the Lodge.

Seven Devils Lodge is a  5,500 sq ft facility with 5 spacious bedroom suites: The Boss, The Angler, The Hunter, The Trapper, The Cowboy and The Gardener. Each room has been uniquely decorated, using themes from the surrounding great outdoors.  Additionally, most of the rooms have an assortment of sleeping arrangements with multiple beds, cots and sofa beds.  In this way, the Lodge is well suited for retreats, wedding parties, or family reunions as it can easily sleep up to 20 people.  Apart from group retreats, the ideal group size is  8-12 guests at a time.  If you book a stay with 8 or more guests, we reserve the rest of the lodge for your friends or family.  This works great for business retreats or friends/family get-a-ways. We provide home style meals and strive to deliver tasty and healthy options, using many foods right from our organic gardens and orchard.

The operation works year round providing some of the best outdoor adventures available.  7 Devils Guest Ranch operates from May through August, specializing in the true western experience.  Summer features time spent with horses (watch video reviews here), tuning up shooting skills on the gun ranges (sporting clays, pistol range and archery), fishing, hiking and relaxing on our newly remodeled deck.   Spring (April-May) and fall (Sept-Nov), are primarily reserved for guided hunts and group retreats.  We offer bear, elk and muley buck hunts.  Winter brings the best backcountry snowmobiling to life.  Riders from everywhere seek out the Seven Devils Lodge because of its unparalleled access to trackless backcountry snowmobiling. Riding begins right out the front door and offers area for the novice to the highly skilled.
Many of our guests return year after year and we look forward to introducing many more guests to this ideal snowmobile destination.

Outdoor adventures are our specialty.  We work hard to provide our guests with a comfortable and appealing atmosphere.  Our job is to make sure our guests leave here with innumerable memories and a plan to return again.

Come visit Seven Devils Lodge, the best kept secret in the northwest!

D.R. and Teddi Bledsoe

OX Ranch History

The OX ranch operates on 18,000 acres of private land and leases another 140,000 of Payette National Forest land to run it's cow/calf operation of 1100 of mother cows.  From year to year they may run another 1500-2500 head of yearly heifers and steers.   With a strong history of preserving the western lands and being very active in nature conservancy, the OX is one of the most unique ranches in the western United States.  The ranch has fostered a great relationship with the the National Forest Service and Idaho Fish and Game protecting the lands and animals by implementing proper grazing practices which also contributes to reducing wildfires.  For more information on the OX Ranch, check out the book A Wild Cowboy, written by Heidi Bigler Cole.  It tells the story of the ranch and its history in authentic western prose.
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Seven Devils Lodge

4043 Council Cuprum Road

Council, Idaho 83612

Phone: 208-253-3014

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