More than a vacation…

All-Inclusive Ranch Experience

Whether you have always dreamt of being immersed in the ranching lifestyle or you feel a passion in your soul yearning to connect with horses on a deeper level, we are the ranch for you. This is no ordinary vacation, but an experience of a lifetime. Learn how to catch your horse and practice saddling up each day, preparing you for the adventures to come. Enjoy a freshly prepared picnic lunch after accomplishing real and necessary cattle handling or horsemanship challenges. Enjoy the afternoon relaxing in the quiet until your homemade, ranch style dinner is ready to devour. Spend each night under the quiet of the stars in one of the darkest skies in America. This vacation is just waiting for you! 

Choose whether you will be enjoying all of this while focusing on “Becoming a Rancher”, an experience taking you back to your roots and focusing on living the rewarding life of a genuine rancher, or finding the “Gateway to the Horse” an experience enchanted with learning how horses work, why they act the way they do, and building confidence and trust through communication and practice. We will be leading you and coaching you each step of the way, no matter which experience you choose or skill level you are starting at. 

Our 3 night, 4 day stay is all planned and ready for you to choose your adventure. Lodging, all meals, all activities, access to the ranch and amenities (like fishing in our privately stocked ponds and hiking on ranch trails), and taxes are included. So pick your dates, choose your adventure and we will do the rest. 



No bookings available

“Authentic Ranch Experience”

“There are not enough words to express the majesty of this experience! The staff are amazing, the horses incredible, the location is one of the best mountain ranges in CO! If you’re looking to have an educational, fun, relaxed experience with horses, to go beyond riding them but really understanding them and even working with them on the ground, BOOK NOW! If you’re looking for an authentic ranch experience in a real ranch cabin that is comfortable, quaint, well stocked and allows for you to really engage in the experience, BOOK NOW! This is not a posh, over-curated experience – this is a ranch experience which is PERFECT! We loved every second! The food was amazing, Elin and Nicole and the team made us feel like family and it was the PERFECT way to ring in 2021! We’ll be back without a doubt!!!”

~Chad Sanderson Jan 2021

Gateway to the Horse

This experience was created to advance your horsemanship- no matter what skill level you start at. In a clinic fashion, we will help you build your confidence, communication, and trust with your assigned horse or bring your own, setting personal goals and working together to achieve them throughout your stay. 

We will start by working on the ground each day, lunging your horse with professional coaching to practice clear communication and earn your horses respect. This will ensure you have a successful trasition in communication once you are on your horse’s back. 


These are available for the WEEK AT THE RANCH option).

Customized meal plan and ranch raised beef
Cattle handling instruction and practice.
Horse, saddle, range rides and coaching offered daily.
Wagon or sled rides plus harnessing and driving offered daily.
Outdoor fire pit, indoor fireplace and firewood.
Camping with the horses under the stars*
Moonlight Ride if you stay during the week of the full moon**
Campfire Dutch Oven Cookout**
Self guided fishing ~ tackle provided.**
Tipi and cots for naps, for fun or for an overnight adventure!**
Taxes Included
*Summer Only
**Spring, Summer and Fall


Deal of the Month

Spur of the Moment Getaway

If a great last minute  deal turns your crank – put this special deal on your watch list!  Your spontaneity will be richly rewarded if you snag a stay with us on any open dates within 30 days of the day you book. Stay with us for a surprise getaway, last minute decision, or any other spur of the moment ideas you might want to enjoy by booking this deal of the month! This discounted stay will leave you with memories for years to come.

Note: Includes lodging only with horse activities and meal service optional. Does not include tax. 

Note! A minimum of 2 day(s) need to be selected.

“No head to tail at this ranch”

“My wife Sandra and I had the opportunity to do a “getaway special” with Music Meadows ranch. It was some of the most meaningful, wonderful times we have ever had with our 12, 10, and 8 year old granddaughters. They loved Lilly the roaming donkey (gentle and sweet), Ester the new kitten in the barn (to whom they gave the name), and playing on the hay and in the stream that runs by the house. The accommodations were down home ranch style and comfortable. Sherry cooked our dinners and they were outstanding.
Nicole was in charge of our rides and she was amazing. The girls hadn’t ridden so they got instruction for three days on our fabulous rides! Priceless! By day three they were comfortable with their horses and in control of them. They learned to trot and some cantor. Dallas also rode with us and she was a big help and very nice. No head to tail at this ranch. We were encouraged to guide our own horse and spread out within reasonable distance of each other. By the time we left, the girls had so bonded with their horses that they cried to leave them. We had to say goodbye to them three times over the final twelve hours! I learned what “a girl and her horse” is all about. We’ll be back and back and back. Five stars plus!”

– Garay Ganz

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.





6076 County Road 119
Westcliffe, CO 81252

6076 Co Rd 119, Westcliffe, CO 81252, USA