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"My family and I stayed here for a week while visiting Valparaiso for a family wedding. We could not have been more pleased. We had young children with us and could not have imagined a hotel situation for that long. This rental offered all of the comforts of home including our preferred lifestyle of daily walks and nature explorations, crafts and game activities for the kids, and shared family meals. We loved our time here and the owners were completely respectful of our privacy, always notifying us if they were going to be on the property. It really was a dream come true in the midst of what otherwise would have been a high stress week! Thank you for a lovely stay. We will definitely reach out to stay here again if we are in the area!"
Guest: outdoorsieDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: November 8, 2014
"This property is beautiful! The owners were very nice and easy to work with. Everything was in working order and clean. The cabin was stocked well with towels, kitchen utensils, etc. I would highly recommend this cabin!"
Guest: Lisa J.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
Great for large group - lots of beds & HUGE grounds to roam
"We had barn house & farmhouse. Since we mostly had adults in the farmhouse, it was always quiet there. The farmhouse has all window air conditioners (that only worked so-so) & ceiling fans. The barnhouse has the kitchen & all the living and eating areas plus full bathrooms on the main floor & upstairs. The vast majority of the barnhouse is rough-hewn wooden beams which makes it virtually indestructible. Compared to other rentals where I worry the kids might damage something, the barnhouse was great for the kids to play and run with no worries. There was 1 queen bed in the laundry room behind the kitchen on the main floor. Upstairs were 3 private bedrooms (2 with queen beds and 1 with a queen and a twin). There was also a big dormitory-style bunk room with 8 bunks that worked well for filling up with kids. The upstairs also has lots of tables & seating. Mostly the kids used it for playing board & card games or sitting on the sofas to watch TV. There was also a long bar where we sat & talked one evening. Plus there was an area with a very long table & chairs. We didn’t eat there but did move them out to make a big open space for our square dance. Elk Ridge Ranch is quite isolated from neighbors which made it nice so we could be as noisy as we wanted and not worry that we were bothering anyone. Also it was comforting to know the kids could run all around and there were no busy streets or hazards like a swimming pool. There is no place for bigger kids to ride bikes or skooters since all the driving surfaces are gravel - though small kids can ride trikes on the sidewalk. The wifi doesn’t always work; comes and goes. Adults enjoyed walking over to golf & to fish on the grounds. We also had a lot of fun sitting on the wooden benches around bonfires in a giant wire basket. We paid Dave, the owner, to take all of us on a hay ride. It was fun & he let the kids take turns helping him drive the tractor. They loved that. Our group also enjoyed going to the pioneer village at Spring Mill State Park, Holiday World Amusement & Water Park, deluxe golfing at Sultan’s Run, the French Lick casino, and swimming at a beach at Patoka Lake. We were lucky the big Stassenfest Festival was going on in Jasper when we were there. There were more things in the area that we wanted to do but ran out of time so will have to wait for our return to Elk Ridge Ranch."
Guest: WillDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: October 7, 2014