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Home on the Range
9 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
2 baths
9 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
2 baths
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Music Meadows Ranch offers our historic ranch home nestled in the valley at the base of the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains. Grape Creek flows through the yard; giant Cottonwood's canopy the fire pit; Horseback riding is available year-round!

The space

Music Meadows Home on the Range is unique for a couple of reasons. It is a historic ranch house in our family since 1968 and sits on 3,800 acres of open range land which has been conserved through conservation easement. The backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo mountains is beauty that never ends.
If you so desire you may arrange for first rate horseback riding including care of our own Sangres Best Grass Finished cattle. The creek flowing through the yard... meadows as far as you can see to the North and the beautiful old barns and pole corrals complete this peaceful yet invigorating space.

Guest access

1. Horseback riding on the ranch year-round.
2. Trout fishing lakes on the ranch. Modest poles and tackle provided.
3. Hiking nearby along the creek or Forest Service Trails near by.
4. A library of diverse books in the house.
5. A well stocked pantry of basics and kitchen equipment for use.
6. Lots of board game choices.
7. Horse shoe pitching.
8. Winter snow shoeing or cross country skiing (bring your own equipment)
9. Outdoor fire pit.

Interaction with guests

Only as much as they wish to interact with us as we go about the business of running the ranch.
Be aware that individuals may come and go as a result of ranch business being conducted. We have "day rides" for guests who come only to ride for part of the day.

Other things to note

1. The summer rate for a 3 night stay or longer is $180/night for up to six guests. Each additional guest is $30/night. 4 beds included; addtl $30 one-time fee for beds #5, 6, or 7.
2. The special winter rate for October - April is $180/night; for a 3 night stay or longer it is $160/night.
3. This is a rare opportunity for others to share a little of a taste of what it feels to be living on a pristine Colorado mountain ranch. We desire guests who have a high appreciation for the environment, for our property and for animal life both domestic and wild. One of the best features we have is a great environment for guests to connect with their soul and with those who matter most to them.
4. County Lodging tax is added to rates above and total booking amount collected by AirBNB ($215/night summer, $195/night winter)


Extra people $43 NZD / night after 6 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
4 single beds, 1 bunk bed

House Rules
Check-in is after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

We do not provide housekeeping during your stay unless requested and for an additional fee.
Do not use illegal drugs or engage in underage drinking of alcohol while staying with us.

We appreciate guests who are respectful of the house, the land and our team. If you are a smoker you may smoke outside and dispose of remains safely. You may BYOB if you enjoy alcohol.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

21 Reviews

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Emily User Profile
September 2017
Our stay at Elin's place was exactly the experience we were hoping for. The ranch house is in a beautiful location, surrounded by thousands of acres of ranch land with a stunning view of the mountains. The house is homey - our stay sort of felt like a visit to Grandma's house (in a good way)! We used it as an opportunity to unplug. We cooked a big family dinner (using some of the grass-fed beef from the freezer) and enjoyed an evening of conversation and star gazing. Our two toddlers ran around outside a lot, despite the chilly weather. They used the tire swing, watched the horses, and explored the grounds. The house itself had a neat collection of children's books and some toys they enjoyed as well. There's no TV, but when things got crazy we were able to stream Netflix on their tablets using the house internet. My husband and I went for a guided horseback ride and I highly recommend booking one. Our guide, Deb, was excellent. We can't wait to visit again someday.

Lisa User Profile
June 2017
A beautiful, incredible location. Not to be missed. The house and setting are from times past. So comfortable, so wonderfully peaceful and quiet. Elin provided a warm, welcoming experience. I highly recommend signing up for the 5ame ride, it is just stunningly...beautiful.

Rob User Profile
May 2017
Elin was a wonderful host to her fabulous ranch. Our girls (12 yrs & 7 yrs (x2) especially enjoyed horse back riding. The ranch is beautiful and relaxing.

Raymond User Profile
April 2017
This is a wonderful place. I could've stayed there for a few more days, but had to get back to Denver. Follow directions on the web site. Do not follow Apple iPhone directions.
Elin User Profile
Response from Elin:
Thanks for leaving the place so well picked up! We are working to make recognizing the driveway easier... a sign is in the works and getting the message front and center at every opportunity for guests to follow written directions NOT GPS is another thing we are up to. Hope to see you again for a longer stay... the fire pit beckons :-)
April 2017

Sasha User Profile
April 2017
The host canceled this reservation 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Phillippa User Profile
November 2016
The kids loved Elin's place. They had an amazing time out learning to horseback ride with Elin, my husband said it was one of his favorite all time experiences. My kids are now hooked on riding and want to go back soon!

Ayse User Profile
August 2016
Elin was wonderful to communicate with, very prompt and helpful. The ranch was stunningly beautiful, with sweeping vistas and a corral with cute horses to admire. Three of my friends went on a 4-hour horseback ride with Rhoda, who works on the ranch, and had an unforgettable time. Note that if you have trouble sleeping, you should work out arrangements ahead of time because the house is beautiful, but a bit old and creaky with no significant window coverings. Bring earplugs and an eye mask if you need.

Westcliffe, Colorado, United StatesJoined in April 2015
Elin User Profile

I am a 50+ woman who grew up on a cattle ranch and have been ranching ever since. I am an entrepreneur building a small guest operation in conjunction with the ranch and a grass finished beef business.

I love simple, healthful and delicious food... and making it! I love movies like Open Range, Quiggley Down Under and Second Hand Lion.

I love going to the Hot Springs.

And I love my four kids, my husband and my God.

We are so happy to share the beauty and simplicity of the ranch with those who appreciate such things. The horses and riding are a bonus!

"Life is too short to spend it on a bad horse"

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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