1) Small capacity
Why it matters-Fewer guests means we can be more flexible for you. You're on vacation, right?
2) The hosts own, live and work on property
Why it matters-There's just something special about dining, dancing, riding and sharing experiences with your host. Sharing this wonderful lifestyle with you is what makes it so special to us.
3) The horseback riding is incredibly remote
Why it matters-Our property backs up to the National Forest, and there are currently no other homes that impede or even share our trails. That means you get a very remote, motor-less experience. One of our mottos is "Eat, Sleep and Be Active." It's a little more special when those things can be enjoyed in peace, away from the bustle and noise.
4) Steamboat Springs is a 25 minute drive
Why it matters-Very few people end up riding every ride of the week. If you're feeling a little sore, and don't want to read a book on your porch, soak in the hot tub or take a hike, having Steamboat Springs within a 25 minute drive is incredible. Get your shopping fix in, explore Steamboat's rich western heritage or take a Gondola ride up Steamboat Mountain.
5) The experience is adult-friendly
-Why it matters-Kids who come to Elk River Guest Ranch have an amazing time. We're set-up with the ability to offer archery, an overnight camp trip (12+) and a variety of other awesome activities that kids love. Though given our small capacity, we don't offer organized kids' programs. Thus, our focus tends to be more adult/older kids' oriented, which most folks love!