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Winter at Music Meadows – High Mountain Solitude

Winter at Music Meadows – High Mountain Solitude

Moon over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

There’s a magic to winter in Westcliffe, Colorado that is often overlooked. The beauty of blindingly white snow on a bluebird day; glimpses of a hunting fox or an eagle soaring over jagged peaks; the patterns of ice in a creek; cozy, quiet nights snuggled up by a fire.

Most people think of skiing as the quintessential Colorado winter activity, but there’s so much more to this season than sitting in traffic on I-70 and fighting lift lines. While we love skiing too, life on the range has taught us to appreciate everything else this season has to offer.

Here at Music Meadows, our thoughts revolve around seasons, which is perfectly natural to the rhythms of a working cattle ranch. Happily, it also helps us to communicate what you’re missing if you’re only visiting us during the summer months! Music Meadows Ranch is the perfect Colorado winter guest ranch.

While many in the Colorado hospitality industry think in regards of “peak” season and “off-season,” we have banished such talk because we see what others don’t. You’ll never guess how much there is to do in a Colorado winter! Continue Reading

Colorado Western Ranches Photography Workshop, One Space Available!

Colorado Western Ranches Photography Workshop, One Space Available!

We just had a last-minute cancellation on this previously sold-out workshop! Here’s your chance to shoot horses running in the snow with a mountain backdrop along with old barns, cowboys, homesteads and more. We will be shooting beautiful horses running against a mountain backdrop at sunrise along with old barns, cowboys, homesteads, natural grasses, streams and… Continue Reading

A Horses’ Life

A Horses’ Life

Ranch life for our horses is pretty good I think (and I think they’d agree!).  It is truly remarkable that the horse has been so well engineered to thrive in wild-like conditions, even though they have been a fully domesticated partner to humans for thousands of years. Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy Most of… Continue Reading

Winter at Music Meadows Ranch

Winter at Music Meadows Ranch

Winter started slowly here at Music Meadows this year. It was warm, dry, and frankly making us a little nervous. A working cattle ranch is nothing without thriving pastures and meadows, and those pastures and meadows can’t thrive without water. Winter is the time when we “bank” moisture for the coming year. Our groundwater resources… Continue Reading