On-site Activities


Twin Peaks at Elk Ridge is the private 9-hole-par-3 golf course wrapping precariously around the vineyard.   You’ve never experienced real pasture golf til you chip a few at Elk Ridge.

Golf and Guns

Find out more about our other golf packages including a zany game of Golf & Guns which includes a pitching wedge, a putter, a shot gun and a clay pigeon thrower .

Disc Golf

We’re gearing up for Disc Golf at Elk Ridge.  Disc Golf is a great alternative when you’ve got your toss but you are still working on your swing.

Two Gyms

The Grain Bin Theatre Gym has a projection theatre for DVDs and computer presentations. (Adjacent to Main Lodge)  There is a separate gym at the Grand Lodge that is exclusive to Grand Lodge guests.  It is 40×40 with martial arts mat & punching bags, ping pong table, treadmills, free weights, two fitness poles and a mirrored dance studio.

At Elk Ridge Ranch, there is a complete fitness gym with free weights, weight machines, with a full bath and shower, a wide selection of exercise DVDs, and mats for yoga, martial arts, and boxing. Cardio treadmill and Eliptical Machine.

Yoga classes are also available. (Limited times on gym access.)


At Elk Ridge Ranch, guests can request secure areas for hunting target practice and archery practice with advance reservations.

There are some great hunting spots. We can help advise you on how to obtain a hunting permit application and where to secure a hunting location with our private farm partners or on nearby state lands.  We provide hunting experience and outdoor living with the comforts of home. The ranch features over 2.5 miles of fence line providing both the novice and experienced hunting enthusiast great opportunities for success. Stay on site in our lodging and we can direct you to hunting on private property with our area partners or show you some of the most secluded national forest spots available in the area.

The Vineyard

The vineyards at Elk Ridge Ranch are starting to mature and plans to open a winery are underway. Elk Ridge Ranch is located only 13 miles from the path of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail. These are the vineyards and sunflower fields at the ranch. The scenery at Elk Ridge Ranch is stunning. It’s worth the drive just about 13 miles off the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail and the Hoosier Wine Trail to explore the scenic byways and trails that lead through Martin County, Indiana while the vineyards are in season.

Elk Ridge Ranch hosted an Indiana Wine Tasting Festival in 2003. Look for more news on the winery and vineyards. We’re working with the Purdue / Indiana Wine and Grape Council. Learn more about our winery plans by calling Dave at 812-295-6235.


We have a large 20 X 60 greenhouse.

Fishing Pond

Elk Ridge has a stocked fishing pond for guests with blue gill, bass and catfish. Catch and release.

No Swimming at Elk Ridge, but Patoka Lake is only 12 miles away.

Nature Trails –

There are various wooded nature trails on the property with some hilly terrain and other flatter open areas.   Also, the country roads in rural Martin County are not very busy, so you might hike roadside a few miles without seeing a single car.   For longer wooded trails, there are plenty of public trails in the Hoosier National Forest and Martin State Forest

Picnics – 

Need a spot for your next outing? Use the Outdoor Pizza Party Barn Picnic Shelter at Elk Ridge.

  • Tables
  • Brick-Fired Pizza Oven

4-wheelers and ATV ‘s – 

4-wheeler ATV riding is abundant in the area. Licenses are required to drive on county roads.

Massage/Reiki – 

Massage appointments and pricing may vary depending on which massage therapist is available. Due to limited availability, it is best to call ahead for advanced scheduling.