We had a great time at ERGR! Amazing experience, fantastic food and Bex, Scott, wranglers and everyone else, treated us like royalty. The horse I rode was outstanding and as a beginner, I felt at ease within minutes of being on the horse! Thank you for a fantastic visit!!!!!
"Best Trail Ride of My Life"
Best trail ride of my life, not to mention, the best value in the area. Bex and the horses were great, and the scenery--spectacular. If you are in the Steamboat area, this is the place to ride.
Activites Galore for a Truly Memorable Vacation
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 sought to do. We rode several times on gorgeous trails and the best horses. We felt very safe on Bill, Chunk, Amos and Whiskey -- incredibly sure-footed, steady, and responsive horses. Kayaking on Pearl Lake was relaxing and beautiful; hiking up Hahn's Peak was a challenge well worth it; heading to the hot springs outside Steamboat was also a fun excursion. Our overnight camping trip mid-week was surreal - tents & sleeping bags were set up and campfire blazing when we arrived on our horses, followed by s'mores, great conversation, starry skies, and full breakfast around-the-campfire in the morning. We looked forward each day to three delicious meals enjoyed in the most cozy settings - indoors or on the patio early evenings. Our cabins were clean, comfortable, homey. All in all, the whole ranch just buzzed with such harmony - from our hosts to the most-gracious staff, horses, lodging, the land - truly a most memorable vacay.
Family Reunion Fun
We had our family reunion here & we couldn't have been happier with Bex, Scott, Jean, Ben & I can't believe I forgot the cooks name! She was awesome!!! Guesthouses were comfortable clean & felt like home. Beds are good. Horses are great, well trained & Bex does a great job putting the right person with the right horse. My family and I highly recommend ERGR to all lovers of horses, mountains, rivers, Great food, stories around open pit fires and some of the best people you'll ever meet. Really hope to go back one day for another week of that kind of fun!
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. My sister and I grew up with horses but haven't ridden in years. We fell in love with riding again on "Chunk" and "Amos." We didn't have time to do all we wanted to do....the week flew by for us. We really enjoyed Wednesday evening's entertainment venue, The Yampa Valley Boys. We bought their CDs and listened to them on the way home, reminding ourselves of our wonderful week. I would highly recommend ERGR. It is a great value.
Family Reunion for 50th Wedding Anniversary
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, that has a real talent for managing a guest ranch. She worked out all the details so efficiently, and actually, when we arrived at the ranch, there she was, standing in the driveway, to greet us personally, like we were all family, coming home for a visit. It was a blessing to be able to experience, the wonderful hospitality of Bex and her husband, Scott. Everyone was more than helpful and just a delight to be around. They all were working as a team, to ensure that we were treated like royalty. Susan cooked up the most elaborate meals, and Mels baked up the best desserts, ever! They even presented us with a wedding cake, all decorated beautifully! What a happy little team they were in the kitchen, always making sure we had anything we needed. We really enjoyed the horseback riding every day, on all the different trails. Dani, Tori, and Winston were the best wranglers you could ask for, always smiling, and enjoying their work with the horses, taking time to explain all the different aspects their chores. We all felt like we had exclusive riding lessons, from their expertise. Bex so graciously, took the time to give us all some first hand information and instructions before our initial ride, so we felt more comfortable with our handling of the horses on the trail. Upon arriving back at the corral, on a very warm day, riding the trails, there stood Scott, holding a silver platter of nicely rolled up, cool washcloths, stacked high, one for each of us to use to freshen up. Our entire stay on the ranch was just full of those kinds of extra special touches. Our cabins were immaculate and equipped entirely of all you would ever need to have a good time. The special details, of a nice white, fluffy robe for each, lying on the bed when we walked in was just too cool! Little personal notes to us each day from the crew, left when they came by to freshen up our cabins, were so delightful. We enjoyed the archery lessons and competition with Winston. He had us laughing and enjoying ourselves. The fly fishing was fun and the western music around the campfire was really special with the "Yampa Valley Boys" entertaining us. The evening of dancing under the stars was such fun, especially the line dancing lessons by Mels and Bex. We highly recommend Elk River Guest Ranch and know you will not be disappointed. You won't find a more authentic experience of the "western way of life" in a more beautiful, peaceful and quiet setting.
"Best Guest Ranch Ever"
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 and her team do everything to make you feel at home and relaxed. Our cabin was the Bears Den and it was great, all we needed and more. Waking up to the mountains on all sides is great and enjoying a morning coffee was the best. Meals were fantastic! Susan and Mels are amazing, always asking if they can do more. Then there are the wranglers, Bex and the rides. We were better riders when we left thanks to them. Relaxing rides, worked in to exhilarating rides into the mountains.
This is the first ranch we are looking forward to going back soon.
This is the first ranch we are looking forward to going back soon.