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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My sister and I had a week at this inviting, charming, and totally engaging dude ranch. Mid-September made the colors on the trails spectacular. Our horses were well matched to us, with plenty of options to change. The delicious food was abundant, varied, and well presented. Cowboy songs, dances, camp fires, archery, kayaking, bird watching....what a package! We were treated...

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Bex A, Owner at Elk River Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Ona, What a treat it was for us to have the two of you during our last week of the summer season! I am so glad that you feel like a part of our family, as we hope all of our guests ride away feeling the same way. Because...you ARE very special to us. We love sharing this life with...

Burleson, Texas
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our trip to Elk River Guest Ranch this past July was our best summer trip in years. Bex and Scott are wonderful hosts, and after our week we feel like long time friends. Before the trip even started, we got a personal letter from Bex welcoming us to the ranch. When we got there we were treated like royalty. Bex...

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Bex A, Owner at Elk River Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Michael and Katrina, Having had some time to reflect back on the bulk of our summer season, I can't help but recall what a wonderful time we had when you were here. There are certain folks that I feel like I just "click" with, and the two of you definitely hold a special place in my heart. I can't wait...

Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our trip to the Elk River Guest Ranch included horseback rides tailored to our experience level and interests. The food was excellent and plentiful. The accommodations were clean, comfortable, and artfully decorated in a western motif. Bex and Scott are hard-working young people with outstanding values and customer service. I would highly recommend this vacation for singles, couples, or families....

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Bex A, Owner at Elk River Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Bobbi, We LOVED having you two gals. Thank you for your kind review of the ranch and of us! We hope that you not only come back to see us but that each time you come back, you feel like the experience has gotten that much better. And, when you do come back, I may have to butt in on...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 30 August 2016

In comparison to many many ranches: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho over 25 years this intimate exquisitely planned and of course worked, small ranch beats them all! Each person here could not be kinder or more caring and capable. A brilliant chef in the kitchen, even pastry chef to boot. Great horses, a most cooperative herd, clearly happy and well kept, and...

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Bex A, Owner at Elk River Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Monika and Stanley, We thoroughly enjoyed our time with the two of you. Evening walks while the "boys" chatted, you putting up with me exploring on horseback, and the afternoon Stanley and I took an adventure drive. I have that view of him etched in my mind, him casting his line into the Elk, a light drizzle with the rock...

Reviewed 15 August 2016

My family (with college-aged son and daughter) just returned from a beautiful week at ERGR. Our stay was wonderful in every respect: Bex and Scott were warm hosts, supporting us every day in the activities we wanted to do. We rode several times on gorgeous trails and the best horses. We felt very safe on Bill, Chunk, Amos and Whiskey...

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Bex A, Owner at Elk River Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Chris, Thank you for the rave review! It's great to hear what the highlights of your trip were and a delight to hear that you enjoyed the staff as they do work extremely hard to serve our guests and create an atmosphere that's friendly and welcoming to everyone. I must say, too, what a pleasure it is to serve a...

Lexington Park, Maryland
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Our trip to Elk River Guest Ranch was beyond excellence! We had a large group and from the moment we got there Bexs and Scott made us feel so welcomed and comfortable, from the accommodations to riding the horses (I was one of a few beginner riders) Bexs and her wranglers made sure we where all comfortable with our horses,...

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Bex A, Owner at Elk River Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving us a review! I must say, that you and your family made our job easy. What a loving and enjoyable crew, and I'm so glad that the whole family (three generations) got to share the ranch experience together. When guests come, we always love to welcome them into our family. Well, as the 13...

Longmont, Colorado
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Our 3 children and their families, gave us this extraordinary gift of celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, all together, here at Elk River Guest Ranch. It surely has been the experience of a lifetime. A better choice, could not have been made! Upon calling for reservations, and speaking with Bex, it was evident that we had found someone very passionate,...

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Bex A, Owner at Elk River Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Betsy and Lowell, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! Your family was simply amazing, such a reflection of the kindness, generosity and love that the two of you shared. It means so much to me to be able to share this place with you, and to have you love the experience. I know it's...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Once again, we had a wonderful time at Elk River Guest Ranch. There were many improvements since last year and they were greatly appreciated. The restaurant is now in the main building, the eating terrace was amazing. The food was refined, plentiful and excellent. We had new trails to discover and more activities were added to the week (tubing, hiking,...

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Bex A, Owner at Elk River Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Paul, Judith, Alex and Emily-- And we can't wait to have you back! There are so many awesome sights to show you across the road in our new permitted area...we barely touched it this past time, so I'll definitely be sending you over that direction more this coming year. Mellow trails with big aesthetic rewards! We so appreciate having you...

Ferriday, Louisiana
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great adventure riding the trails with Dani this morning! I took the two hour trail ride today with my husband daughter and two grandsons ages 9 & 10. The boys had never ridden before but they quickly learned how to handle a horse. Bex gave us all a refresher course before we started. The staff was so...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 15 July 2016

My Family and I (3 adults and 2 kids) had so much fun! Every day we rode horses, we went kayaking a couple of times, went to a rodeo, had music around a campfire, played horseshoes, went white water rafting, and soaked in a hot tub at the end of the day. The staff and wranglers were always helpful and...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Elk River Guest Ranch is an intimate vacation destination located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and within the Routt National Forest. We offer all-inclusive stays and have a guest capacity of 15 allowing us to offer one of the most personalized and unforgettable vacation experiences for each guest that comes through our archway. Activities: We offer a variety of horseback riding options (short rides, half-day rides, all-day rides, an overnight ride, journey or destination rides, and everything from beginner to advanced rides) archery, campfires, fishing, rafting, cowboy singers, kayaking, relaxing, great ranch amenities, western dancing, hiking, Steamboat Mountain Gondola Ride, and a trip to the Steamboat Pro Rodeo. At ERGR, you can do as much or as little as you please. After all, it's your vacation! Dining: Cowboy cuisine doesn't have to leave you loosening your belt buckle a couple of notches. At Elk River Guest Ranch we provide a dining experience that blends the hearty with the healthy, utilizing many locally-grown and raised food along with some beautiful desserts. We understand you are here for the beautiful Colorado outdoor experience, but we strive to make your dining experience something to remember as well. Cabins: We have four guest cabins that can each accommodate different sizes (singles, couples, families and groups). All have bedrooms, living and dining space, kitchen or kitchenette, plenty of cowboy coffee, luxurious towels, ERGR bath robes, great views of the mountains and our horse pastures, etc. There is wifi available in the saloon. And, we're proud to say that none of our cabins have tvs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elk River Guest Ranch

Address: 29840 County Road 64, Clark, CO 80428-9705
Region: United States > Colorado > Clark
Price Range: ₹ 8,957 - ₹ 11,019 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elk River Guest Ranch 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All the guest cabins are delightful and totally clean and comfortable!”
candy010, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the cabins were excellent choices!!!”
Bets6395, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room was comfortable, clean and cabin was supplied for all our needs.”
I2019YRbrendas, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There is free WiFi, but you have to go to a certain inside area, for best reception. Phone service is good with Verizon.”
margie214, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“"We really liked the evergreen cabin"”
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