What an experience! We had an out-of-state high school reunion at the Elk River Guest Ranch and it was wonderful. The cabins are clean, comfortable, well-appointed and quiet. The scenery is beautiful. There are plenty of hikes right from the property....and many more a short distance away. Horseback riding, fishing, trail riding are all close by. Most importantly, Debbie, Berry, Marty and Jenny are the great hosts. I highly recommend the Elk River Guest Ranch. I plan to return for future stays!
Location is so quiet and peaceful. Wonderful dark skies at night away from light pollution. We were in the Aspen cabin. When we arrived there was no one around and it was not obvious which cabin was the Aspen. My phone call was not returned but we figured it out ourselves by the process of elimination. Cabin is quite small as is shower. No shaving your legs here! No TV in cabin but there is one in the common “saloon” although we were unable to locate a remote for it. Wifi connection is not the best but pretty good considering how remote this place is. Meager kitchen supplies. No screen on living room window or door so can get quite stuffy with no fan or fresh air. Bedroom however does have screen and windows that open. Not sure I’d go there again.
Had a wonderful Labor Day weekend at the guest ranch. We stayed in the Riverside Cabin and accommodations exceeded expectations. Very comfortable for 4 adults with 2 dogs. Beautiful location next to river. Lots of wildlife nearby. We hiked Hanh’s Peak, canoed Lake Steamboat, trail run over Rabbit Ears pass, rode horses at Hahn’s Roadhouse, very active weekend with many amenities nearby. Will definitely visit again!
Our group of 10 hikers from "back east" absolutely loved Elk River Guest Ranch. The owners and caretakers were really super cool, the immaculate cabins rustic appearing with modern conveniences, and the secluded setting/scenery just blew us away.
This was a four day respite on our month long road trip through the Mid-West. I love Steamboat Springs but it is nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown. Elk River Resort is the perfect spot to get away along the Elk River Valley and enjoy some peace and quiet with the rustling river and surrounding wooded mountains. The cabins are rustic but very clean and privately spaced on the grounds. Jenny the resort host couldn’t have been more gracious and accommodating. While 17 miles from town, the drive is easy and picturesque for day trips and evening meals in town if so desired.
We added two nights at the Elk River Guest Ranch during our family summer trip (three couples) to Steamboat Springs. We wish we had stayed longer! The setting is simply beautiful; it seems remote, but the Clark County store, Steamboat and Pearl Lakes, and horseback riding are all easily accessed from the ranch. The river directly across from the cabins provided a constantly soothing sound of rushing water from any of the outside chilling spots. Jenny is amazingly helpful and welcoming, and we felt so comfortable in the historic Pearl Hartt cabin. The kitchen is amazing, and we were able to cook our typically foodie meals with no issues. We can't wait to return!
Perfect location for birthday vacation. Jenny was very welcoming and incredibly helpful. Setting was quite peaceful. The children and dogs really enjoyed having the river trail so close by. Will absolutely be returning.
Tori was our guide and she was great. Nice ride through the mountain trail. Very relaxing. Horses, we rode Knight and Hawk, were well trained and sure footed. We felt very safe at all times even thought the trail was challenging and fun. We didn't stay there but it looked like it would be fun.
My wife Tina and I had the best trail ride ever. Tori was our guide and she really knew what she was doing. Our horse's were perfect for us. Lunch by a creek was wonderful even watching the brown trout. We both highly recommend calling and booking your next ride with Becky.
We have been on many many vacations and I never felt an urge to write a review until we spent some time at the Elk River Guest Ranch (ERGR). We cannot express enough how excellent this ranch is. Every single detail was looked after with the guest in mind. Bex is the most genuine kind person you could meet and her staff truly go out of their way to provide you anything you need. We are from Ontario and wanted a true horse ranch experience and we got it. The Accommodations: Our cabin was really comfortable and clean. We were happily surprised that we got fresh towels and garbage's emptied everyday. The cabins are a stone throw from everything at the ranch. The food: Susan cooked us delicious meals 3 times a day. From pasta to steak for dinner, salads and sandwiches for lunch and bacon and eggs to breakfast burritos for breaky. Jacqueline our server was so friendly and kind. The Horses: The horses were beautiful and very well looked after. We were given our own horse for the entire time which was great for bonding with your horse. Great Job Big Bill and Kisses and Hugs to Pippin. The Wranglers: This group of young, energetic and enthusiastic people are world class. Great Big Shoutout to Tori, Kate, Luke and Tricia, you guys really made our rides safe, entertaining and educational. Brigitte and I wish you all the best, You Guys Are Great. The Rides: The rides were spectacular from a scenic standpoint. They were designed for all levels of riders. While we were there rides lasted from 1 hr to 4-5 hrs always what the guest wanted. Stuff to do: We also went fly fishing, kayaking, played horseshoes, had campfires, even had a country singer come in and sing for us. They even have WIFI which was a real surprise. We also got to spend a little time in the nearby Steamboat Springs Ski/Golf town...very cool. The Scenery: Colorado Mountains enough said. The Elk River is across the street were you can walk, hike or just relax with chairs and hammock setup. As I mentioned in the beginning, I don't normally leave reviews but you will not be disappointed in the Elk River Guest Ranch. Thank's Y'all once again for a wonderful stay.…