Erik's Ranch is one of the most secluded and beautiful places we have vacationed. We spent 3 glorious nights in the new Sophia's House. It had a stunning view, a wonderful interior flow and a great deck that looked onto the view of the Paradise Valley. We could not see any other buildings and there were few sounds other than the chirping of birds. It is a short drive for great dinners in Livingston, MT and Sophia's House had a nice kitchen and outdoor gas grill. We enjoyed the horseback riding at the ranch and an exhilarating rafting trip that disembarked from Gardiner at the gateway to Yellowstone NP. Above all, we felt very good about supporting such a fine organization. In summary: TWO BIG THUMBS UP!
We spent 3 nights at the Guesthouse & it was beyond wonderful. On our arrival at the Ranch ( before check in) we did a horseback ride around the ranch. I had been suffering from persistent back pain for over 2 months- doing chiropractic, massage, yoga with no improvement. All I know is when I got off Zeke my back pain was gone. I’m now on my 4th day pain free- horse magic. The magic continued when we arrived at the Guesthouse & breathtaking views- saw a sunset I’ll never forget! We were sleeping in the king room & one of the most comfortable beds! We did a guided hike that was amazing (esp with no back pain). The staff at the ranch were so friendly, helpful, hospitable- all around an amazing stay & will definitely be back!
The view on its own was enough, but the guest house was cozy, well-equipped, and beautiful. We spent six nights at the lodge and felt so refreshed and rested after just one day. There were great hikes and stellar fishing nearby, but we were just as happy doing yoga on the front patio or reading with the mountains in the foreground. Our only quibble was that the staff seemed a bit disorganized- they booked us for a hike weeks in advance, but when we showed up, they had no record of it. No big deal- there were plenty of hikes we could do on our own. All in all, it was a spectacular week and we'll return to the real world in much better shape than we left it. Note to travelers: most pantry staples are there in abundance. No need to buy oil, salt, sugar, lighters, or coffee filters.
We had such an amazing stay at Erik's Guesthouse. It is completely isolated from the rest of the world. The house is equipt with everything you could possibly need. The only issue we had was with the generator. Other than that we really enjoyed our stay. The house is literally on the side of a cliff. We are so pleased with our stay, and we will definitely return!
A wonderful experience that we have recommended to all our friends.The views are spectacular and waking up in the morning looking out over the Montana hills and countryside was beyond all we had hoped and imagined. The cabin was very clean, comfortable and spacious. Trail rides and loads of activities and lots to visit in and around Yellowstone. Thank you to all at Erik's Ranch for looking after us so well. And good luck with such a worthwhile philanthropic project.
Elaine and Allan
The pictures of this listing are great , but you don't get a true idea of the view and serenity of this property. It is so secluded and peaceful.The house sits back off a long dirt driveway, the leads up to the top of hill in a stunning valley , with 360 degree view of mountains , with not a single other house in sight! It was so modern and clean and instantly felt like home. We enjoyed sitting outside with drinks and just looking at the expanse of our surroundings. Our trip to Yellowstone would not have been the same if we didn't have this incredible property to come back to each day and unwind. You will not miss having a T.V what so ever.
We were excited to stay at the cabin - the pictures looked incredible! Needless to say when we arrived we were blown away - the views, the cabin, the experience - all exceeded our expectations. We would stay again in a heart beat. It was truly a lifetime experience we will never forget!!
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