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Rustic Ranch Weddings and Family Reunions ~ The Historic Pines Ranch

Bedrooms 11
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Estate, 11 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 2-30)

Rustic, Romantic and Charming!

The Historic Pines Ranch is a gorgeous 187 acre ranch retreat hidden away at the base of Mt. Gibbs in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range; just 8 miles from the scenic town of Westcliffe, Colorado. Open since the late 1800’s the Pines ranch has welcomed guests from around the world. We are a spectacular location for Rustic Weddings and Family Reunions!

We offer affordable all inclusive rates and we welcome Weddings and Family Reunion groups up to 34 in size for lodging during the summer months - May through September.

Please contact us directly for wedding rate quotes or see the "links to more information" section near the end of this page for a click-thru to our website and further information.

Smaller groups of 12 or less can be accommodated during the winter months - October through April - weather depending.

Come stay with us for the annual Westcliffe Bluegrass Festival July 6-9, 2017!

A Discounted rate offer is available to groups of 28 or larger. Contact us for details or see the "link to more information" section near the end of this page for a click-thru to our website and further information.

Our unique ranch atmosphere combined with breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Wet Mountain Valley offer a stunning 360 degrees of pure Scenic Overload!

Our ranch provides two amazing ceremony locations for weddings; a rustic themed dance hall with seating for 150 and a fun old time saloon, as well as a commercial sized kitchen which is perfect for caterers. Our western style dining room can accommodate groups of 75 or less. All group reservations are exclusive so you are ensured of the privacy and seclusion you deserve!

Our altitude is 8,667 and we boarder the San Isabel National Forest with private access to over 2 million acres of wilderness area providing outdoor adventurers with many great activities from summer time hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing and hunting to winter time snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Wildlife viewing is abundant year around!

This ideal location was a guest ranch for many years and has much to offer. Our rates include:

• Comfortable, Family Style Cabin Lodging

• Seasonal Amenities that include a Large Dance Hall/Western Saloon with room for groups up to 150!

• The Knotty Pines Dining Room/Kitchen offer seating for 75 with kitchen area cooking access for large groups or catered events.

• The Seasonal on site Hot Tub and Sauna Room Building is THE place to ease away your stress and leave you feeling relaxed!

• The Outback Picnic area provides an in-ground and propane grill as well as picnic tables and portable seating for your cooking-out needs.

• Access to the Rainbow Trail and over 100 miles of mountain trails is just a few minutes away for hiking and horseback riding.

• Biking, fishing and nearby lakes are also a feature of this location as is nearby whitewater rafting and ATV tours.

• Guided hunting packages for Elk during the fall.

• Onsite treasure hunting for old Calvary bullets, canon balls and Indian artifacts available.

• One of the first 'Kit' homes sold by Montgomery Wards. Fully restored, The Lodge dates back to 1892 and is an interesting piece of the ranch's history. We encourage all visitors to tour the house!

• The ranch property features two ponds with catch and release fishing.

• The town of Westcliffe offers many fun summer activities (High Peaks Music Festival, Westcliffe Rodeo and Western Days, Plays in the Park, 4th of July Festival and Car Show and many other fun events).

We urge you to visit our website for further information on the Fun Activities and One of a Kind Amenities our ranch has to offer. Also SEE the 'Links To More Information' area near the bottom of this page to click through to our site.

Lodging Information:

The Cusack's Cottage.

(Open year around)

This lovely home is a two story house that can be maintained as two separate, fully contained apartments (2-5 people each) or can be opened up for large groups (8-10 people) to share.

Each apartment is beautifully furnished with large open living rooms and dining areas, two bedrooms per apartment offer a master bedroom with Queen Bed and second bedroom with two double beds. Additional sleeping is accommodated by roll out cot.

Each apartment is equipped with a charming kitchenette that offers a two burner stovetop, fridge, microwave, toaster and coffee pot, (no ovens in either unit). Cookware, dishes, silverware and glasses are also provided.

The Cusack’s Cottage has a large southwest facing deck area with awesome mountain and valley views for you to enjoy, upstairs is a small private deck that offers incredible long distance views of both our mountains and valley to the east!

We offer only one apartment at a time so you will enjoy complete privacy during your stay. We offer the entire house if you have a group large enough to fill it.

Further lodging: is our Family sized Foxtail Cabin.

(Open From May through September).

This home offers four bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 people. With two full bathrooms, a cozy living area and outstanding oversized southwest facing porch this large cabin is great for big groups.

Although the Foxtail Cabin does not have a full kitchen it is equipped with a kitchen cart with a microwave, coffee pot and fridge. A hot plate is also available upon request plus access to our barbecue and grilling area is just a few steps away.

Further Lodging: is our Pinion Cabin.

(Open From May through September)

The Pinion Cabin is a beautiful duplex style home that offers a two bedroom unit or one bedroom unit and can be opened to accommodate 9-11 people in total.

The west side unit offers two roomy bedrooms; one with a queen bed and the other bedroom has two double beds. A full bath and comfortable sitting room with pull out double size sleeper sofa round out the unit.

The east side unit offers one bedroom equipped with a queen bed and a single bed. A full bath and cozy sitting room with twin size pull out sleeper sofa offer plenty of room for a smaller family to enjoy.

The cabin also offers an apartment size refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot plus a wonderful wrap around deck that gives you plenty of access to the outstanding views around the ranch!

Our Property Offers THREE Homes for Rent during the summer months, So PLEASE CALL To Verify Availability if the Time You Are Looking at Shows Reserved.

We are happy to offer any assistance needed to ensure that your visit to our mountain retreat is a wonderful experience; just let us know how we can help!

We apologize but we are unable to accommodate RV's, campers or tents.

Keywords: Weddings, Family Reunions, Special events, Ranch, Rustic, Seclusion, horseback riding, hot tub, beautiful scenery, quiet, wildlife viewing, hiking, fishing, lakes nearby, guided hunting, private, cabins, National Forest access.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Westcliffe, Colorado

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • All Bathrooms are full size with tubs/showers.
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double
    Bedroom 7 - 2 double
    Bedroom 8 - 2 double
    Bedroom 9 - 2 double
    Bedroom 10 - 2 double
    Bedroom 11 - 2 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , two sofa sleepers - one double size and one twin size
  • Queen size Beds (1) We have 5 queen beds. Double Beds (1) We have 14 double beds and one convertable double bed sofa sleeper, Twin or Single Beds (2) We have one twin bed and one convertable twin bed sofa sleeper, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) two sofa sleepers. One double and one Single. PLEASE NOTE: ACCOMMODATIONS FOR 28 AVAILABLE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS ONLY (May through September).
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
National Forest Access, Stables, Horse Pasture, three rental homes on the property; a fully restored 1892 Victorian Kit home to explore. Scenic outdoor grilling area. Commercial size kitchen available for rent for large groups or events. A large Dance Hall/reception hall also available for rent for large groups or events. This is an Amazing Wedding Location!


Nearest Airport
96 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
St Andrews/Westcliffe
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Royal Gorge/Canon City
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Miles
Hwy 69
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Car: necessary

Our site offers a wonderful destination for Weddings and Special Events! We are located at the base of Mt. Gibbs in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Colorado and we back up to 2 million acres of National Wilderness area and Forest.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Westcliffe, Colorado

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Two night mininum stay required ~ Contact us directly for All Inclusive Wedding Package Rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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