Learn More About IHR

Our mission, our passions, our purpose...

!Idle-Hour Ranch is the place to be

Come spend your idle hours with us!

Our Mission:
To provide sanctuary and loving care to species of all kinds;
to educate visitors of all ages in a fun and interactive way,
and to promote sustainable conservation on a global scale.
About Us...
IHR is a private, family-operated farm focused on animal care, family fun, and interactive education. The ranch exists on the contributions made by its guests, and currently receives no outside funding. IHR is only open to the public 66 days out of the year so it is a very small amount of time to collect the funds needed to care for the animals' necessary feed, vet care, housing, farrier, etc. all year round. By visiting the ranch and participating in all of the wonderful activities it has to offer, you are not only investing in beautiful life-long memories with your friends and family, and seeing first-hand what living on a farm is like, but you are also ensuring the quality of life for each of the 150+ animals finding sanctuary here at IHR. Through your generous support we are able to grow and ever improve the lives of our animals as well as share our home-grown educational programs with generations of guests who gain so much by interacting with these magnificent creatures. We thank you for your support and your valuable investment in our efforts to improve animal care, vital agricultural education programs, and quality family fellowship.  

Idle-Hour Ranch thanks you.
The staff thanks you.
And the animals thank you.

Meet The Team

  1. Rami
    Supervisor, Head-Turner, Comic Relief, Head of Security/Crowd Control & Foreign Relations...
  2. Brian
    Ranch Developmental Control, Farming, Stall Cleaning, Animal Caretaker, Camel Ride Guy, Engineering, Maintenance, Lawn Care, Hay Baling, and other grunt work...
  3. Michelle
    CEO (fall guy), Head of Office Communications, Promotions & Marketing, Animal Caretaker, Problem Solver, Head of Agritainment Development & Activities, Accountant, Shoulder to Cry On, & animal Nanny...
  4. Brittany
    MIA... COO, Ranch Manager, Head of Public Relations, Staff Management, Media & Website Supervisor, Kangaroo & Monkey Surrogate, & Mountain Lion Tamer...

Special Announcements & Blog Posts

Latest News

Check out our Latest News and see important updates from the ranch such as weather conditions, unscheduled closings, exciting animal arrivals and new activities - as well as blog posts that help you get to know us better...

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