Stay at Erik’s Ranch

Few places allow you to truly escape. Seclusion, serenity and silence echo the beauty of Montana’s breathtaking landscape at Erik’s Ranch. Mountain views, scenic accommodations, privacy, wildlife, outdoor adventure and national parks are waiting for you at our one-of-a-kind Yellowstone vacation rental.


COVID-19 response:

Just like you, all of us at Erik’s Ranch & Retreats are working hard to keep everyone comfortable and safe. You can rest assured that our rooms and houses are cleaned spotlessly after check outs, and that our crews are safely masked and gloved. We are taking every precaution to keep our staff, members and guests at ease during this uncertain time. Here is what we are doing between stays, as a commitment to our guests’ comfort:

1. Sanitizing all hard surfaces including handles and floors.

2. All bedding—including comforters cleaned prior to each visit.

3. Will provide you with disinfectant on site so you can design your own comfort.


Being in nature brings out the best in human nature. Awake in paradise. Our paradise. In Paradise Valley, Montana.

It feels good to do something remarkable. You have a lot of options of places to stay for your Montana vacation. But where can you get the ranch-style guest accommodations you want while making a difference in the lives of others, too? We offer a new kind of philanthropic giving just 45 minutes from Yellowstone National Park and 20 minutes from Livingston. Your overnight donation to stay with us benefits a great cause, as you are helping build the foundation of our living/working guest ranch for young adults with autism that they operate for discerning guests like you as concierge staff, tour guides, naturalists, horse grooms – whatever their passion – all because of you.

Erik’s Ranch is a perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts, families and everyone in between. Nestled among the snow-capped Absaroka mountains, open the front door and enjoy endless miles of hiking and trail rides with your friends and family. Take a day trip to Yellowstone National Park, swim at nearby Chico Hot Springs, revel in the unique flora and fauna at Gallatin National Forest, or just an hour away Downhill ski at Bridger Bowl. Rates include lodging, hiking tours and some of the most amazing views you will ever see. (Visit our Erik’s Montana Adventures tour page for a list of included tours.)

Stay with us. It’s the best of both worlds.


The Cargill-Earl Guesthouse

The Cargill-Earl Guesthouse at Erik's Ranch is privately situated on 230 acres of land, Off-The-Grid, with 360-degree, unobstructed panoramic views. Luxuriate in peace, solitude and privacy where the sunrise and sunset guide your days. We want our guests to feel they are living in the extraordinary Montana landscape, with the protection and comfort of living indoors, thus our glass houses with entire walls that open to the great outdoors. Erik's Ranch/Dry Creek rates include lodging and two Erik's Montana Adventures tours (Chimney Rock and Antelope Butte Hikes). Other Erik’s Montana Adventures tours are available for an additional cost: Trail rides, including a pony lead for younger riders and horse meet and greet offered year-round; Fly Fishing; Whitewater Rafting; Fire-pit beverages and singing; and a Sundown Grizzly Excursion. Erik's is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and everyone in between. The Cargill-Earl Guesthouse offers 360-degree views of the mountains. Contemporary living—off the grid with no sacrifices. Two bedrooms, one with a King bed and the other a Queen, two private baths, a living area with a full-size sofa bed and fully furnished kitchen, and an outdoor grill perfect for cookouts. Plush towels. Solar heat. Complete privacy in a place that will take your breath away.

Sophia’s House

Consider this stunning, secluded, modern house your own private world during your Montana ranch vacation. Enjoy the open living, dining and kitchen areas looking out to magnificent Montana views. Sink into the large bed after a long hike. Cook dinner on the grill and count the stars in a way you've never been able to before, unhindered by city lights or smog. We want our guests to feel like they are living in the extraordinary Montana landscape while staying in our newest glass house, with an entire wall that opens to the great outdoors. Erik's Ranch/Dry Creek rates include lodging and two Erik's Montana Adventures tours (Chimney Rock and Antelope Butte Hikes). Other Erik’s Montana Adventures tours available for an additional cost: Trail Rides, including a pony lead for younger riders and horse meet and greet offered year-round; Fly Fishing; Whitewater Rafting; Fire-pit beverages and singing; and a Sundown Grizzly Excursion. Erik's is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and everyone in between. Sophia's House features one bedroom furnished with a comfortable queen-size bed, one bathroom, a living area with a trundle bed, beautiful kitchen and outdoor grill perfect for cookouts and even baking cookies. Complete privacy in a place that will take your breath away, with views to rave about.

The Lodge

Think of the Lodge at Erik’s Ranch as your secluded home away from home—if your home was situated on the edge a private mountain in the heart of Montana, with exceptional views and tucked under a blanket of stars. Luxurious comfort for your group, with a better chance of seeing elk instead of strangers. Erik's Ranch/Trail Creek rates include lodging and two Erik's Montana Adventures tours (Chimney Rock and Antelope Butte Hikes). Other Erik’s Montana Adventures tours available for an additional cost: Trail Rides, including a pony lead for younger riders and horse meet and greet offered year-round; Fly Fishing; Whitewater Rafting; Fire-pit beverages and singing; and a Sundown Grizzly Excursion. The Lodge is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and everyone in between. Rejuvenate in 6700 spacious square feet that accommodates up to 12 guests in 8 beds (Two kings, three queens and two twins). The Lodge is located in the heart of the snowcapped Absaroka Mountains on 100 private acres, with exquisite detailing and sophisticated artwork throughout. The comfort, elegance and architectural beauty are truly awe-inspiring.

The Creekside Cabin

This charming, rustic and recently updated log cabin dates back to the bygone days of the Wild West. Built in 1910, the Creekside Cabin features one bedroom with a queen bed and a pull-out sofa that sleeps two. With a fully-equipped and remodeled kitchen and bathroom, this gem nestled in Paradise Valley will be your home away from home. After a long day on the trail, gather 'round the bonfire pit or fall asleep to the soothing sound of the babbling stream quietly running by just outside your window. Erik's Ranch/Trail Creek rates include lodging and two Erik's Montana Adventures tours (Chimney Rock and Antelope Butte Hikes). Other Erik’s Montana Adventures tours available for an additional cost: Trail Rides, including a pony lead for younger riders and horse meet and greet offered year-round; Fly Fishing; Whitewater Rafting; Fire-pit beverages and singing; and a Sundown Grizzly Excursion. Erik's Ranch is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and everyone in between.

Our New Stable Bedrooms

The Bob Marshal Room at the Stables

The new Stable Bedrooms at Erik’s Ranch are the perfect Yellowstone vacation rentals for travelers on a budget. A unique blend of upscale ranch meets rustic Hostel, these accommodations offer a comfortable place to bunk between adventures, at a price point perfect for adventurers who rise with the sun and settle in after dark. The Bob Marshall Room at the

Stables accommodates two guests and features a comfortable queen size bed and a unique western vibe that has a dash of boutique style mixed in. This is an experience like no other, as these rooms are part of beautiful stables nestled in snowcapped Absaroka Mountains. Come for the view, stay for the mission.

Erik's Ranch/Trail Creek rates include lodging and two Erik’s Montana Adventures tours (Chimney Rock and Antelope Butte Hikes). Other Erik’s Montana Adventures tours available for an additional cost: Trail Rides, including a pony lead for younger riders and horse meet and greet offered year-round; Fly Fishing; Whitewater Rafting; Fire-pit beverages and singing; and a Sundown Grizzly Excursion. Erik's Ranch is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and everyone in between.

The Roundup Room at the Stables

The Roundup Room at the Stables accommodates two guests and features a comfortable queen size bed and a unique western vibe that has a dash of boutique style mixed in. This is an experience like no other, as these rooms are part of beautiful stables nestled in snowcapped Absaroka Mountains. Come for the view, stay for the mission.

Erik's Ranch/Trail Creek rates include lodging and two Erik’s Montana Adventures tours (Chimney Rock and Antelope Butte Hikes). Other Erik’s Montana Adventures tours available for an additional cost: Trail Rides, including a pony lead for younger riders and horse meet and greet offered year-round; Fly Fishing; Whitewater Rafting; Fire-pit beverages and singing; and a Sundown Grizzly Excursion. Erik's Ranch is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and everyone in between.

The Sun Chaser Room at the Stables

The Sun Chaser Room at the Stables accommodates two guests and features a comfortable bunk bed and a unique western vibe that has a dash of boutique style mixed in. This is an experience like no other, as these rooms are part of beautiful stables nestled in snowcapped Absaroka Mountains. Come for the view, stay for the mission.

Erik's Ranch/Trail Creek rates include lodging and two Erik’s Montana Adventures tours (Chimney Rock and Antelope Butte Hikes). Other Erik’s Montana Adventures tours available for an additional cost: Trail Rides, including a pony lead for younger riders and horse meet and greet offered year-round; Fly Fishing; Whitewater Rafting; Fire-pit beverages and singing; and a Sundown Grizzly Excursion. Erik's Ranch is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and everyone in between.

The Lakota Room at the Stables

The Lakota Room at the Stables accommodates two guests and features a comfortable bunk bed and a unique western vibe that has a dash of boutique style mixed in. This is an experience like

no other, as these rooms are part of beautiful stables nestled in snowcapped Absaroka Mountains. Come for the view, stay for the mission.

Erik's Ranch/Trail Creek rates include lodging and two Erik’s Montana Adventures tours (Chimney Rock and Antelope Butte Hikes). Other Erik’s Montana Adventures tours available for an additional cost: Trail Rides, including a pony lead for younger riders and horse meet and greet offered year-round; Fly Fishing; Whitewater Rafting; Fire-pit beverages and singing; and a Sundown Grizzly Excursion. Erik's Ranch is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and everyone in between.

The Head and Heels Room at the Stables

The Head and Heels Room at the Stables accommodates two guests and features a comfortable bunk bed and a unique western vibe that has a dash of boutique style mixed in. This is an experience like no other, as these rooms are part of beautiful stables nestled in snowcapped Absaroka Mountains. Come for the view, stay for the mission.

Erik's Ranch/Trail Creek rates include lodging and two Erik’s Montana Adventures tours (Chimney Rock and Antelope Butte Hikes). Other Erik’s Montana Adventures tours available for an additional cost: Trail Rides, including a pony lead for younger riders and horse meet and greet offered year-round; Fly Fishing; Whitewater Rafting; Fire-pit beverages and singing; and a Sundown Grizzly Excursion. Erik's Ranch is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and everyone in between.

Check out our complimentary hikes and other tour options at our Erik's Montana Adventures page!