The Ranch House

Ultra-Private, Year Round

It’s hard to get your head around the fact that you and your party will be the only guests staying at our ranch!! You’ll feel you’ve come home at last when you set foot in this historic ranch house, nestled in the valley at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Westcliffe, Colorado. Giant Cottonwood trees, home to giant horned owls, and a bubbling creek which flows through the yard (most of the year) complete the setting for this homey and comfortable ranch house. The best part, you can stay here any season of the year. 

The Layout

The three bedroom - two bath layout provides easy comfort for six people with very nice beds available for up to nine.

The Master Bedroom boasts a King Bed that may be split into two twins if needed, with a Jack-and-Jill bath attached. Our favorite, the Charlie Russell Room, offers a Queen Bed and private bath attached. The Bunk Room sleeps five, with three twin beds and an extra high, twin size bunk bed.                                                                                                                           The kitchen features a beautiful old Viking gas range that will bring out the passion for those of you who love to cook! A big refrigerator, antique cabinet and many utensils and supplies make our kitchen a joy!                                                                                       The living room which features a glass front wood burning stove and piano, provides guests with the perfect place to light a fire, relax, read, and enjoy one another’s company.                                                                                                                                                 The dining room is hard to beat with picture windows to gaze at the mountain range to the west or north down the meadows to the valley and mountains beyond. In the cool season, a gas stove makes this room cozy and welcoming.                                                                                                                                           Outside enjoy our wood-fired rustic hot tub, year round.

Westcliffe, Colorado

There is something about the west and the idea of being a cowboy that plays to the imagination of children and adults alike. The rugged wide-open spaces represent freedom, opportunity, and adventure. Music Meadows Ranch, owned by the Parker family since 1968, is located 12 miles south of Westcliffe, Colorado. Along with raising delicious grass-finished Sangres Best Beef, Elin and her Team have dedicated themselves to sharing the ranching experience of a lifetime with you and your friends, family or associates. You are welcome to pitch in to lend a helping hand or simply absorb the activity and environment of the ranch.

Other Amenities 

  • Fantastic Rocky Mountain ice cold well water - no need for bottled water! 
  • The Outdoor Fire Pit is not to be missed. One of the priceless activities to enjoy in the evening and into the night.
  • Delicious organic coffee beans, grinder and french press or stove-top percolator for making coffee.
  • A library of books with wide ranging genres and topics. Board games, cards and poker chips.
  • Broadband Wi-Fi is available with no password word required. Outages do occur on occasion so please know that we cannot guarantee the Wi-Fi will always work.
  • Firewood, paper, lighter fluid and matches are provided.
  •  A washer and dryer are available as needed.

Other Amenities Cont...

  •  Shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels, first aid kits, bug spray and sunscreen.
  • Extra hats, gloves, coats and a few cowboy boots if needed.
  • Children's toys and books provided for the little ones to enjoy.
  • A pack and play so the smallest members of the family can have an easy transition.
  • The creek to dip your toes or splash around in.
  • A fireplace, gas fireplace, and furnace to be sure you are warm.
  • A refrigerator and pantry stocked with the basics.
  • A wood-fired hot tub for your enjoyment. 
  • Trout-stocked, private fishing ponds

Seasons at 8,000 feet

Spring: April - May

Spring is the season of changeability. A stay at Music Meadows can have snow, warm sunshine, rain, or wind – sometimes all in one day!

Summer: June – August

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.

Fall: September- October

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 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. 


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