Welcome to the Elk River Guest Ranch Blog! I’m Bex, and I’ll be writing most of the blogs here in the future. Having bought the place only a few weeks ago, I want to give you a sneak peak at my plans for the ranch here.
Whether you’re in need of a place to escape or a place to reconnect with the things you love, I’d like to provide an avenue for that. My vision for the ranch property itself is to combine the feel of the traditional West with some of the modern luxuries that none of us mind having. The goal is to offer nightly lodging along with sleigh rides in the winter and then offer the traditional dude ranch stay (all-inclusive, six-night stays) in the summer. Here are a few of the things that I am thinking of adding that are going to make your stay more comfortable, more personal and more western:
-Saloon doors on the saloon
-Boardwalk and rocking chairs in front of the cabins
-Hitching posts in front of the cabins
-Cabin renovations to spruce up your stay
-Western dancing area complete with hay bales and country music
-An awesome herd of horses that can be on the trail and do arena work, too
-Design of your weeks’ stay in the summer complete with the ability to do adventure activities (horseback riding—trail and arena--in particular along with mountain biking, hiking, pack trips, fishing, etc.) as well as take advantage of all that Steamboat Springs has to offer.
I want to hear from you! If you’ve been to Elk River Guest Ranch or the area before, let me know what you loved about this place and the surrounding area, what others should take advantage of while they’re here, and even what I should incorporate as part of the summer all-inclusive package. Your feedback is important and can make a huge impact on what we’ll be incorporating in the future.