Our Ranch Story
Music Meadows Guest Ranch was born of Elin Parker Ganshow’s passion for ranching and passion for people coming together through her entrepreneurial spirit. Elin grew up with two brothers and three sisters, learning ranching from her Dad and spending as much time horseback as possible. She learned to cook and be a gracious hostess from her Mom. Elin achieved a B.S. in Animal Science from Colorado State University and married into a ranching family and raised two sons and two daughters who also caught the passion for ranching.
One of Elin’s greatest joys is to see people learning about cattle, land and horses at this beautiful ranch and vesting time together as family and friends. But her vision can only be carried out by surrounding herself with an amazing team.
A True Ranch Adventure
Surround yourself with western hospitality in a real-life, working ranch vacation!
Music Meadows Ranch in Westcliffe, Colorado is a gem of a ranch where Elin and her team provide their valued guests with the opportunity to integrate with the environment, the animals, and the happenings of the ranch. You will appreciate the flexible programming we accommodate. Contact Music Meadows Ranch today to book a stay that you’ll never forget.
Our Horse Clinics
Two Day Confidence Building Clinic for Horse and Rider.
A one-of-a-kind opportunity to improve your horsemanship this winter and spring.
Learn the Cowboy Way
Come Stay a Week at the Ranch!
It’s everything you want in a vacation without ever leaving the ranch, while experiencing the true cowboy way of life.
We offer small party, private to semi-private rides.
You don’t need to know how, just bring a willing attitude. Our coaches and well-trained horses do the rest!
Meet RanchHer Elin Parker of Music Meadows – “In the Family”
Meet the Crew
ELIN PARKER GANSCHOW
Guest Ranch Manager & Guide
“Enjoyed an amazing week …”
“Enjoyed an amazing week at the Music Meadow Ranch in September. We purposefully looked for a different experience than the typical dude ranches and found exactly what we were hoping to experience. We loved the idea of being the only guests staying at the ranch and Elin’s staff did an amazing job of making us feel very welcome and teaching us how to saddle and manage our horses.”
Kay and Dennis Oschteid (September 2019)
Come on Up!
6076 County Road 119
Westcliffe, CO 81252