Sophia’s House at Erik’s Ranch by Kathryn


Consider this stunning, secluded, modern house your own private world during your stay. 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. This accommodation will certainly make you feel like you are living in the extraordinary Montana landscape while staying in the newest glass house, with an entire wall that opens to the great outdoors.


There is a separate bedroom with a glass door on one side that allows the sunlight to come through during the day and picture windows right in front of the bed so you can wake up to the amazing landscape. The queen sized bed is comfortable with extra sheets and a pair of sconce lights for bedtime lighting.


The bathroom is tiny but that should not be a problem as it provides enough amenities for your stay. The accent wall in the standing shower space is made of tiles and it has pebble-like floor. There is hot water provided and the pressure from the rain shower head is adequate. Toilet, sink, towels, and other essentials like soap, shampoo, and hair dryer are also available.


The house is clean, stylish, has everything you need and enough space for four people. It proposed an open living concept so there is no partition as such to separate the living room, the dining room, and also the kitchen area. The house is more like a glass house, with an entire wall open to the great outdoors. There is no air conditioning but that should not be an issue as all of the windows in the house is open for great ventilation.

The eastern side of the house has an overhang that prevents the morning sun from heating up the house too much. Just leave the windows open at night to keep things cool and it would last all day. There is no TV and WiFi is hit or miss, but honestly that is the point of this place: sometimes you need to disconnect to reconnect. The daybed in the living room has a trundle so in reality four adults could comfortably sleep here

The kitchen is fully stocked with most things you would need to cook dinner and all appliances are in working order. There is a small stove, full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and all essential utensils are provided so you do not have to worry about bringing anything.


The outdoor area provides a porch with BBQ grill which is perfect for cookouts. Cook dinner on the grill and count the stars in a way you have never been able to before, unhindered by city lights or smog. The peaceful and serene surroundings will certainly take your breath away. This is also a great time to make best use of the telescope if you have one.

Jupiter and Saturn with their moons is crystal clear in the night sky, as is Neowise Comet, Andromeda Galaxy and some nebulas simply not visible at home with the light pollution. You might as well experience the wildlife as deer, Moose, bats, rattlesnakes, rainbow trout, and whitefish are such a common sight in this space.

With its total geographic isolation, quiet, and scenic setting, yet it is actually close enough to town that you can run and grab whatever you need. There is also a range of outdoor activities that you can opt for. From tours led by young adults with autism provided by Erik’s Ranch itself such as Chimney Rock, Antelope Butte Hikes, Trail Rides that includes a pony lead for younger riders and horse meet and greet, Fly Fishing, Whitewater Rafting, Camel Meet and Greet, and a Sundown Grizzly Excursion.


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