"After a 6-night stay at The End Of The Road Ranch and the best Christmas ever our family returned home. No one wanted to leave this special place.
Upon arrival our breath was taken away. Before us was a beautiful vista of fenced ranchland, pastured horses, charming buildings and fresh snow. The owner spent two days preparing the property for us. Roads were plowed, walkways cleared, firewood ready, and 2 potbelly stoves warmed the Main house.
We slept in the Main house, Water house and Bunk house. The ranch comfortably accommodates 6 people in the winter and more in other seasons.
The Main house has a king bed, a rain shower, an eclectic, compact kitchen with an early 1900’s gas Pioneer stove. Here we created delicious meals and enjoyed them around a dining table that was once a grandfather’s oak desk. When we were not outdoors snowshoeing, exploring East Elk Creek and the ranch, we were usually in the Main house cooking, reading, and playing games. This house is filled with light, decorated in colorful flags and cloth, exceptional photographs and fabulous books.
The Water house and the Bunk house, short walks from the Main house, have comfortable double beds and are warmed with radiant floor heat. The Water House has a fantastic rain shower and clawfoot bathtub plus a washer and dryer. The Bunk house has a bathroom with tub, and a kitchen with an electric stove and oven. An outdoor fire pit near the Main house is perfect for playing guitar and watching the moon and stars. Along East Elk Creek which flows through the ranch the owner has built a relaxing sauna.
What makes this ranch special is the owner himself. Invite him in for a cup of tea and you may just find yourself mentally on a trek in Bhutan. He has worked all over the world as a professional photographer. His remarkable images are on the walls. He checks in daily to be sure guests are comfortable.
End of the Road Ranch has been created out of the owner’s vision and many years of hard work. Everything on the property has been constructed by hand and has a story. It is not filled with modern things but with useful, interesting things. It’s a place of happy memories, a place to live in natural beauty and quietude. Come with a sense of adventure and an open mind, you will leave with memories for a lifetime. You will also feel gratitude that you are “among the lucky ones”, who got the chance to experience such a unique and wonderful place. We will be coming back!"
Guest: Sand Family
Date of Stay: December 2014
Review Submitted: January 5, 2015