Beautiful All Year Round

There is no off-season here

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! It’s a time of rebirth with rushing creeks full of fresh snowmelt 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

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. Winter finally loses its grip on 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.

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 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 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.

Winter

November – March

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 next to the fireplace or adventure into the winter wonderland. Activities include hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, horseback and sleigh rides of course! Winter is the longest season at 9,000 feet, lasting from November through March.

Lodging & Amenities

Located at the base of

Sangre de Cristo Mountains

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. 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.

Book our private Ranch House and talk-story around the Outdoor Fire. Gaze at the magnificent Starry Night Sky!

The three bedroom – two bath layout provides easy comfort for four people with very decent beds available for up to nine.  The Master Bedroom boasts a King Bed with bath attached. Our favorite, the Charlie Russell Room, offers a Queen Bed and 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.

Come on Up!

Music Meadows Ranch, located in Westcliffe, Colorado, lies at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, part of the Crestone Group, a series of mountains reaching peaks of 14,000 feet. These natural wonders offer a breathtaking scenic view at any time of the day.

Contact

Phone

719-783-2222

Address

6076 County Road 119
Westcliffe, CO 81252

6076 Co Rd 119, Westcliffe, CO 81252, USA