Erik's Ranch, Paradise Valley, Montana

Year End Donations

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Help Make a Difference With Year End Donations!

Heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for another year of daily inspiration at Erik’s Ranch & Retreats! In keeping with the spirit of inspiration and momentum, I encourage you to engage directly with us as 2017 slowly draws to a close. Just as autism’s breadth and depth is unique to each individual on the spectrum, we have plenty of one-of-a-kind options just for you during this season of giving.

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Aloha, Hawaii!

Enjoy a luxurious stay in a 3BR/3BA two story end-unit villa that accommodates six guests at the Mauni Lani Resort situated on 10th fairway of the famed championship Francis H. I’I Brown South Course at Mauna Lani in Big Island, Hawaii. Read more...


Vive la France!

A storybook come to life! Welcome a new day with a croissant and warm beverage on your private terrace overlooking the garden in your very own limestone farmhouse. Read more...


Montana Safaris
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Wildlife Safari Weekend

ERR member, Carolyn Lyons, has been mentored by Erik’s Ranch board member, wildlife naturalist, former backcountry guide, actor and producer of National Geographic’s “America the Wild” and “Expedition Wild”, Casey Anderson, for two years. Read more...


Trout Fishing Weekend

Fly fishermen James Anderson of Yellowstone Angler and ERR member Sam Fischer will be your personal guides on the Armstrong Spring Creek at the O’Hair Ranch for a weekend of fresh water casting in a pristine meadow stream setting loaded with wild trout. Read more...


Mountain Skiing Weekend

Carve through fresh powder in Big Sky country. With All-American competitive downhill skier Dan McKay and ERR member expert skier Matt Ives at the helm, enhance your technique in the back bowls at Big Sky and Bridger Bowl or focus perfecting your pizza slice turns on green circles. Read more...


Discounted Stays
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Erik’s Retreat

In the heart of the Twin Cities convenient to business, shopping and MSP International Airport, overnight guests are making dreams come true for young adults with autism. It’s a new kind of philanthropic giving where simply booking a room with us is transforming the lives of this deserving population forever. Read more... *Select dates excluded from this offer*


The Lodge at Erik’s Ranch

Awake in Paradise. Our paradise. In Paradise Valley, Montana. Stay in our lovely Western ranch-style Lodge. Five bedrooms; fully-equipped gourmet kitchen; executive dining room; upper- and lower-level great rooms and stunning windows showcasing Emigrant Peak towering in the distance. Read more...


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Luxurious Penthouse Tour

Are you an art aficionado? Join us for a rarely seen private collection of original Rembrandt paintings on this tour given by our member concierge staff located on the top floor of Erik’s Retreat. Read more...


Matt’s Segway Skills Training Tour (seasonal)

Erik’s Ranch & Retreats proudly offers Matthew’s Segway Skills Training! Perfect for families, corporate retreats, birthday parties and more, Matt will parlay his love of downhill skiing in the off-season focusing on balance, control, safety and technicality! Read more...


Maddy’s Canterbury Down Tour (seasonal)

Maddy grew up on a ranch in Colorado and has spent much of her life around horses where she learned to ride, groom, train and care for a variety of breeds. Join her at the racetrack Friday evenings throughout the summer and place bets on which horse will cross the finish line the fastest! Read more...


Carolyn’s Native American Butte Hike

See for yourself why iconic movies such as “A River Runs Through It” and “The Horse Whisperer” were filmed in Paradise Valley. Ascend switchbacks on Antelope Butte formed of volcanic rock 60 million years ago and once home to the Crow Native Americans dating back to the 1880s. Read more...


City of Lakes Tour

We Minnesotans are proud of our 10,000 lakes and what better way to showcase some of the most renowned – Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles – than on your own guided tour in our limo? Our member concierge staff will share tales of Minneapolis’ three crown gems! Read more...


Sam’s WWII History Tour

Sam’s enthusiasm for history will take you back to an era that, as FDR coined; “Will live in infamy,” where he’ll ply your inner historian with little-known facts about this infamous war. The Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing in St. Paul is where you’ll be welcome to: Climb into one or all six aircraft (including a replica of the Miss Mitchell, a B-25 bomber), take a ride in one of the WWII motor pool fleet vehicles and view a unique collection of World War II artifacts
on display.


Tim’s Craft Cocktail Tour

Tim looks forward to sharing his discerning palate with you! A witty young man and an aspiring chef, join him for an evening mixing - and imbibing! – his favorite cocktail with a side of his great sense of humor. Tim will also prepare gourmet snacks for your enjoyment! Read more...


Trail Ride with Carolyn Lyons

Whether you’re a local Montanan or staying us at Erik’s Ranch as a guest, we look forward to seeing you on the trail! ERR member, Carolyn Lyons, our resident equine expert, will be your guide. Read more...


Show Your Support
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General Donation

If you'd prefer to gift a simple monetary donation, select from the following donation options. For a custom donation amount, click here.



 Postcard Set (includes 6)
 Pen & notepad
 Car decal
 Cookies by ERR member Carolyn Lyons




They’re here! Show your ERR pride with this cotton blend crew neck t-shirt. Hurry while supplies last! Read more...



We hope that our mission has left an impression on you, and now it’s your turn to leave your mark. Make a $55 donation and dedicate a rock on our rock wall terrace at Erik’s Ranch in Montana with a personal message to a loved one affected by autism. Read more...


Guest House
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