Welcome to the May Family Ranch
right next to heaven...

Located just off of the Salmon River Scenic Byway (Highway 75), midway between the beautiful
Stanley Basin and the rustic community of Challis in what is known as the Idaho Primitive Area

Family Reunions and Retreats

May Family Ranch is an ideal location for your family reunion, retreat, camping, hunting or fishing trip. We can easily accommodate from 1 to 200 persons. We are in one of the premier recreational and hunting/fishing areas in Idaho. The mountains surrounding us have numerous hiking, biking, &ATV trails. Popular with visitors are the old mining towns, Challis’ 8-hole golf course, museums, and the unmatched beauty of our surroundings.

During the summer, the Salmon River is alive with rafts and kayaks. The river, as well as surrounding lakes and streams, offer great trout, salmon, and steelheadfishing. Nearby Redfish Lake is the local venue for motorized rivercraft and recreational water equipment of all types. There are several hot pools in the river to enjoy when the water level is right.

The Ranch is open year-round. We offer a variety of accommodations. The Lodge sleeps 28 and the Family Cabin sleeps 14. Both are both self-contained units. We have 8-person family cabins, private loft rooms, a bunkhouse that sleeps 26, private rooms with baths, as well as many tent spaces and RV hookups. Guests have access to all amenities including the hideout, the kitchens, dining areas, firepits, and sports area at no additional cost. Bed and Breakfast is an option if you’re looking for a full service experience. Weekly and monthly rentals are also available. *NOTE: The Lodge has big, brown, poofy couches. The Family Cabin has blue. The Hideout has blue couches and a rose-colored 2-place recliner

Pricing is listed in the Reunions / Retreats section of the site. Click here!


We look forward to hosting you!

Charges vary from $20/tent space to $80 for our nicest private room to $600 for the lodge. Distances: We are approximately three hours from Boise, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, or Pocatello. Four hours from Missoula, MT. We are five hours from the Wasatch Front (SLC). Winters are absolutely beautiful. Wildlife is more frequently seen during the fall and winter. Elk, deer, bear, bighorn sheep, fox, moose, and wild goats are native to our area.

Click here to find out more about our affordable family reunion rentals and family reunion lodging... or just give us a call at (208) 838-2407. Sharon will explain it all to you over the phone.











The Perfect Place for Your Reunion

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Thanks for stopping by!


    Email: mays@custertel.net
    Phone: (208) 838-2407