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Historic Pines Ranch Offers Unique, Rustic Retreat Vacations!

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The Historic Pines Ranch Your Home away from Home!

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Historic Pines Ranch is a gorgeous 187 acre mountain 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 offer affordable family friendly rates and we welcome vacationers and Groups up to 28 in size during the summer months (May through September) and up to 10 during the winter months (October through April) weather depending.

We are a spectacular location for Weddings!

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 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.

• Comfortable, Family Style Cabin Lodging
• Our Seasonal Amenities include a Large Dance Hall/Western Saloon with room for groups up to 150!
• The Knotty Pines Dining Room/Kitchen offer seating for 65 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.
• You are welcome to bring you own horse or we can arrange a trail riding package for you that leaves right from the ranch.
• Biking, fishing and nearby lakes are also a feature of this location as is nearby whitewater rafting and ATV tours.
• If you are a hunter we offer guided hunting packages for Elk during the fall.
• There is onsite treasure hunting for old Calvary bullets, canon balls and Indian artifacts available.
• Another unique onsite feature is 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 (thehistoricpinesranch.com) 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 seperate, 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 bar-b-que 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.

Keywords: Mountains, seclusion, horseback riding, hot tub, beautiful scenery, quiet, wildlife viewing, hiking, fishing, lakes nearby, guided hunting, private, cabins, National Forest access, Wedding and Special Events site.

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Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 18 and over...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a wonderful place for children! There are horses to see, ponds to explore and a tire swing to enjoy! We allow catch and release on the two ponds located on the site....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are allowed at the Historic Pines Ranch. Pet fees are accessed on an as needed basis. Leash required in some cases. Please contact us for full details....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed outside only....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Foxtail Cabin is equipped with ramps instead of stairs upon entry and is limited to a single floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28, Beds for 2-28

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 6: 2 double

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  • Bedroom 7: 2 double

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  • Bedroom 8: 2 double

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  • Bedroom 9: 2 double

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  • Bedroom 10: 2 double

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  • Bedroom 11: 2 double

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  • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

    two sofa sleepers - one double size and one twin size...moreless

  • 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). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The Sangre de Cristo Mountains offer awe inspiring views! The Ranch is located at the base of Mt. Gibbs with sweeping scenery of the Sangre de Cristo Mtns. Mountains and the Wet Mountain Valley....moreless

  • Rural:

    Country/mountain setting surrounded by National Forest and open meadows. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Our commercial kitchen/dining room area provides cooking area for up to 150; seating in the dining room up to 65-70 guests. Outside patio porch with tables and chairs also available....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryers available...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Cusack's Cottage Only...moreless

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens and towels are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    All Cabins have living rooms available ...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    We have good connection for cell phones outside of all our buildings....moreless

  • Parking:

    Free...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Free...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washers and dryers are availabile on the ranch compound for guest use...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet is available at the Cusack's Cottage only....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Provided in Cabins and Commercial Kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Only available with rental of the Commercial Kitchen...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Cusack's Cottage features two small private kitchens-one per unit. Each Kitchen consist of two burner stove top, microwave, toaster, and coffe pot. Please note: There are NO Ovens in either unit....moreless

  • Microwave:

    microwaves in each unit...moreless

  • Oven:

    Only available with rental of the Commercial Kitchen...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Small size refrigerators in each cabin...moreless

  • Shared Kitchen:

    Large commercial kitchen with all appliances and necessary items to cook for groups of 10 to 150. This kitchen is an additional rental fee of $190 per day plus refundable $300 cleaning fee....moreless

  • Stove:

    Each unit of the Cusack's Cottage has a two burner stove top. No Ovens in either unit....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Cusack's Cottage Only...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Cusack's Cottage upstairs offers a small balcony with seating to enjoy the awesome views around the area!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Cusack's Cottage features a large downstairs porch and small private porch upstairs. Foxtail cabin and Pinion Cabin also have large decks facing the southwest. All offer outstanding views of the mountains and valley....moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawns/yards at lodging, flower gardens at dining room and around lodging areas...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The Outback Picnic area offers a large propane grill and an in-ground pit type grill....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    (2) Two Sauna Rooms located in our Hot tub room are seasonal; May to October each year. Seasonal...moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    An amazing hot tub room including two sauna rooms is open from May to October each year/SEASONAL...moreless

 

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 6.9%

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Location

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

Car: Necessary

Treasure hunting for Calvary bullets, old canon balls and Indian artifacts. Please bring your metal dector!

Renters are allowed to bring their own horses and there are plenty of areas to ride in this location as well as pasture and stable accommodations.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: My husband Dean has lived in this location for 29 years. He built all of the buildings and houses with the exception of an 1892 Montgomery Wards Kit home (which is still open for tours), for the purpose of sharing it with as many people as possible. It operated as a guest ranch from 1986 to 2010 with visitors from around the world that enjoyed the spectacular scenery, awesome horseback riding program and welcoming western atmosphere. While open as a guest ranch we offered 6 cabins that could accommodate up to 40 guests with full meal services and tours of the area. Now we are retired but still feel the urge to share this wonderful place with others and are happy to provide you the best the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and Wet Mountain Valley has to offer. Come enjoy our hidden getaway and endulge in your passion for a quiet mountain experience!

Why the Owner Chose Westcliffe:
This area has some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable. It offers seclusion, comfortable lodging, unparalled quiet and access to over 2 million acres of mountain wilderness for hiking, riding, fishing, wildlife viewing and hunting.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Onsite Treasure Hunting for old Calvary Bulletts, Canon Balls and Indian Artifacts. Wildlife Viewing, Access with or without guiding to the San Isabel National Forest, Guided Hunting. Nearby Whitewater rafting and ATV Tours. Visit the fully restored 1892 Victorian house located onsite. An Amazing site for small Weddings or Special events.


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Photos

  • The Historic Pines Ranch
Your Home away from Home!

    The Historic Pines Ranch Your Home away from Home!

  • Catch and Release Fishing - The Historic Pines Ranch Valley View Pond

    Catch and Release Fishing - The Historic Pines Ranch Valley View Pond

  • An Early Morning View of the town of Westcliffe - 8 miles from our ranch

    An Early Morning View of the town of Westcliffe - 8 miles from our ranch

  • Our horses enjoy spring time pastures!

    Our horses enjoy spring time pastures!

  • Part of the Outback Picnic area includes a fire pit and portable seating

    Part of the Outback Picnic area includes a fire pit and portable seating

  • Welcome to Relaxation!

    Welcome to Relaxation!

  • Cusacks Cottage Living Room Areas are roomy and very comfortable!

    Cusacks Cottage Living Room Areas are roomy and very comfortable!

  • Cusack's Cottage Upstairs unit Dining Room

    Cusack's Cottage Upstairs unit Dining Room

  • Foxtail Cabin offers 4 bedrooms and two full baths for groups up 12 in size

    Foxtail Cabin offers 4 bedrooms and two full baths for groups up 12 in size

  • The Pinion Cabin is a duplex style with room for 2 - 9 guests

    The Pinion Cabin is a duplex style with room for 2 - 9 guests

  • Pinion Cabin's Master bedroom offers plenty of sunny room to relax

    Pinion Cabin's Master bedroom offers plenty of sunny room to relax

  • Main Street at the Pines Ranch

    Main Street at the Pines Ranch

  • An Incredible Site for Your Next Vacation!

    An Incredible Site for Your Next Vacation!

  • Trail Riding is a great way to enjoy the beauty of our mountains!

    Trail Riding is a great way to enjoy the beauty of our mountains!

  • An Awesome Shot of The Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The arrow shows our location

    An Awesome Shot of The Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The arrow shows our location

  • Enter The Outback Picnic Area!

    Enter The Outback Picnic Area!

  • Our Seasonal Hot Tub and Sauna Room Building is Open from May to October

    Our Seasonal Hot Tub and Sauna Room Building is Open from May to October

  • The Lovely Cusack's Cottage

    The Lovely Cusack's Cottage

  • Charming Cusack Cottage Kitchenettes with all the cooking utensils needed

    Charming Cusack Cottage Kitchenettes with all the cooking utensils needed

  • Cusack's Cottage Master Bedroom 1

    Cusack's Cottage Master Bedroom 1

  • 3 of the 4 Foxtail Bedrooms have two double beds and still plenty of room!

    3 of the 4 Foxtail Bedrooms have two double beds and still plenty of room!

  • Cozy Pinion Cabin sitting room

    Cozy Pinion Cabin sitting room

  • Pinion Cabin bedroom number two

    Pinion Cabin bedroom number two

  • Also onsite is The Lodge our fully restored 1892 Victorian Kit Home.

    Also onsite is The Lodge our fully restored 1892 Victorian Kit Home.

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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