Lodging – Your Home on the Range
You’ll feel home at last in our historic ranch house, nestled right at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. This little get-away home can sleep up to 9 people comfortably with a 3-bedroom 2-bath setup. We are open all year round and provide the perfect location for all the nature loving guests who come to stay!
The Master Bedroom boasts a King Bed with an updated bath attached. Our favorite, the Charlie Russell Room offers a Queen Bed with its updated bath attached. The Bunk Room sleeps six with one twin bed, the bunk bed, and two trundle pullouts. Our well-equipped kitchen makes cooking easy and fun!
Our cozy living room provides guests with the perfect place to relax, light a fire, and enjoy one another’s company; or head to the dining room, full with picture windows, to look out at the mountain range. If not lounging inside, then head outdoors to have a bonfire, nap in the hammock, or explore the range!
Seasons at Music Meadows Ranch
Spring is a season of changeability and a stay at Music Meadows can have snow, warm sunshine, rain, hail, or wind – sometimes all in one day! It’s a time of rebirth with rushing creeks and vibrant lime-green aspen leaves. Listen to the songs of red-winged blackbirds and meadowlarks as they announce their return to the high country. Early wildflowers dot green meadows, providing a dramatic contrast to the soaring mountains that remain fully in the grip of winter. Spring in the Colorado high country doesn’t arrive until April and May – it’s a fleeting season full of incredible beauty.
Summer is a time of abundance, full of sunshine, towering thunderheads, and wildflowers so thick you can see them for miles. The fields are lush, the creeks full, and warm days are followed by cool starry nights. Winter finally loses it’s grip in the mountains and the trails to the high lakes and basins open up. Monsoon season brings rumbling thunder as storms move through in the afternoons to clear by evening, leaving the air fresh and clean. Spend your days hiking, fishing, horseback riding, or in town at one of the many summer festivals. Nights are for the bonfire and the stars. Summer weather can be expected June – August.
There’s nothing quite so spectacular as the Colorado high country in the fall. Golden aspen cover hillsides next to orange willows, rusty cottonwoods, and red oak brush. The air is crisp with a hint of the winter to come. The high peaks often have a dusting of early snow, bright against the deep blue skies. The light of fall is mellow, casting long shadows during the shortening afternoons. Listen to hear the elk bugle and the rattle of antlers as mule deer battle for the right to mate. The aspen high on the flanks of the mountains start to turn in early September, working their way down to the valley floor over the course of the month, while the willow, oak, and cottonwoods are vibrant in October.
The winter months are as peaceful as they are beautiful. Take a break from your busy life among the snowy peaks, tawny pastures, and red willow limbs of the dormant high country. Cozy up with a good book or adventure into the winter wonderland. Activities include hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and horseback rides of course! Winter is the longest season at 9,000 feet, lasting from November through March.
Foraging for Meals in the Wet Mountain Valley
For groceries, visit Lowe’s or Sunflower Natural Foods, both in Westcliffe. For amazing seafood (flown in from the Pacific Northwest), as well as pork, lamb, chicken, and deli options visit Elevation Meat Market, also in Westcliffe.
When you’re planning your vacation menu, remember you can get mouthwatering, flavorful, tender and healthy grass-finished beef right in the ranch house freezer. Sangres Best Beef, raised right here on Music Meadows Ranch, is always available for you to purchase.
If you’d rather not cook at all, we work with a wonderful personal chef who can prepare all your meals so you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy.
“Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know we think the beef is great! Wow, it tastes really good…”
– Brooke, Denver