An Evening With Maggie Jones and Seth Langbauer

Welcome to Erik’s Ranch & Retreats, proudly offering a first-of-its kind living, working and social environment for young adults with autism. Not only are both locations home to young adults with autism, but what sets Erik’s Ranch & Retreats apart is that these young adults operate the boutique-style guest accommodations at our two destination locations: the Retreat in Edina, Minnesota and Erik’s Ranch, in Paradise Valley, Montana. Our “An Evening With…” annual gala, our primary fundraising event, is critically important this year to get us to the other side of COVID-19. The pandemic has severely limited our reach and revenue, as people stayed home to stay safe. The gala was delayed 6 months, but now we are ready to meet new friends all across the country, and take our event virtual.

This year we celebrate member Maggie Jones and her love of photography. Take a peek through the lens at the start of Maggie’s journey in this video with her in-house mentor and life coach, Matthew. Then join in on October 10th to see the next chapter of her journey, with professional photographer Seth Langbauer.

There are multiple ways to participate IN the evening. Click on the “Join IN Now” button above for information on all of the following:

Event Registration

Register now for our interactive virtual program, with several ways to give, support, and stay connected with Erik’s Ranch & Retreats. Register before September 30th and be entered to win a 2 night stay at the Retreat in Edina! Tickets are FREE, so register today and extend the invitation to your friends.

Gala IN a Box

Here are two ways to be directly involved:

1) Host a pre-event Premier Gala IN a Box with our in house comedian, Tim. Get beautiful meal boxes delivered to your home, then be given a link to watch Tim cook with his chef mentor. They cook most of it, you finish up—then enjoy the delicious meal, a glass of wine and get comfortable to watch the heartwarming presentation of An Evening IN With Maggie Jones & Seth Langbauer. The Premier Gala IN a Box is $400 for 4 meals, a bottle of wine and some fun swag—delivered day of the event (to metro Minneapolis/St. Paul locations). Host your bubble of friends or family! Please order before 09/30.

2) Sign up for special access to the meal prep video and cook along with Tim at home. Perfect for those interested in the meal, but who prefer to cook from scratch, or for those who live out of the metro Minneapolis/St. Paul area. This Cook at Home package is a creative way to join in the fun. You can support us by purchasing a keepsake recipe card and grocery list, with access to the video, for $50.

Follow the link above to register for the Premier Gala IN a Box or the Cook at Home package.

Capture the Memories 2020 Raffle Drawing

You can still buy a raffle ticket! Buy yours today, and get the chance to win a stay in Montana or Minnesota!

Epic Virtual An Evening IN With..

Although we crave social get-togethers, in person gatherings are understandably limited during COVID-19. But our “An Evening IN With…” event can be EPIC with your help. We’d like visitors from every state represented on the guest list!! The way we see it, the more the merrier. And it sure seems we could all use a little merriment these days. “See” you October 10th!

We already have a few states with friends and family ready to register…

Thank you for your past and continuing support. May you all stay safe and healthy in this turbulent time.