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Animal experience hosted by Kathryn

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Grab your binoculars and get ready to head to Tom Miner Basin!

Did you know grizzly bears once roamed throughout the entire western United States, through the Great Plains, into Mexico, and along rivers in desert habitats? Sadly, control actions and habitat loss has eliminated them from 98 percent of their original domain in the U.S.

But you can still find them in Montana!

These awe-inspiring giants tend to be solitary animals, so while there is no guarantee that every tour group will see one, there are usually a wide range of creatures to be spotted! From grizzly bears, to black bears, to mule deer, to elk, to raptors, and more. To view our furry friends from a safe distance, we have a spotting scope and binoculars. If you have a pair of your own, bring them along!

Book now for your chance to glimpse these majestic symbols of the wild.
Other things to note:
It's important for our tour participants to understand that seeing a grizzly bear is not guaranteed!
Grab your binoculars and get ready to head to Tom Miner Basin!

Did you know grizzly bears once roamed throughout the entire western United States, through the Great Plains, into Mexico, and along rivers in desert habitats? Sadly, control actions and habitat loss has eliminated them from 98 percent of their original domain in the U.S.

But you can still find them in Montana!

These awe-inspiring giants tend to be sol…
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What's included

  • Food
    Light snacks.
  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    A shared scope

Meet your host, Kathryn

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Welcome to Erik’s Ranch & Retreats. A solution that was born out of love.

Our story began in 2008 as Kathryn Nordberg, CEO and founder, searched for options that would provide her son, Erik, a moderately functioning young adult on the autism spectrum, the kind of life he deserves – active and full of possibility, independence, and purpose. She quickly found that there were few good options. So, in the past few years, Kathryn and a team of professionals have developed an innovative model for young adults with autism.

Kathryn's goal for a better life for those with autism is the foundation behind Erik's Ranch & Retreats.
Welcome to Erik’s Ranch & Retreats. A solution that was born out of love.

Our story began in 2008 as Kathryn Nordberg, CEO and founder, searched for options that would provide her son, Erik, a moderately functioning young adult on the autism spectrum, the kind of life he deserves – active and full of possibility, independence, and purpose. She quickly found that there were few good options. So, in the past few years, Kathryn and a team of professionals have developed an innovative mo…
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From $56
/ person

About the organisation: Erik's Ranch



Erik’s Ranch & Retreats provides safe and unequaled living, working, social, and recreational environments for young adults with autism, using its guiding principles of lifelong learning, individual community building through voluntourism. We’re committed to giving these individuals a rewarding life on their own terms, experiencing dignity, compassion, and the joy of continuing possibility.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Erik's Ranch .
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Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Diverse animals

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Where you'll be

We have been given special access to 626 private acres near Emigrant, Montana. The majority of our time will be spent here, hoping to catch a glimpse of the mighty grizzly!

2 reviews

Karen And Frank
September 2019
This was a very fun experience. We followed our guides to a known location where bears are commonly seen; we would not have known where to go. I suppose a local might have known but we would never have known so we feel the experience was worth it. The guide we had was very knowledgeable about bears and patient when viewing the scope to find the bears. They also made the experiene special by supplying us with wine and cheese:).
This was a very fun experience. We followed our guides to a known location where bears are commonly seen; we would not have known where to go. I suppose a local might have known b…
Mark
August 2019
A great evening to get out and see a unique viewing experience outdoors. Very engaged guides to share their knowledge of grizzly bears and the area in general. Great to hear about the work being done with adults on the spectrum as well.

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

    What to bring

    Binoculars

    Water