The ranch has a fascinating history and is known as one of the first guest ranches in Colorado. During the late 1880’s it was a colorful stage coach stop between Fort Collins, Colorado, and Laramie, Wyoming. Incoming guests had to chance Indian confrontations and the rates were only $8.00 per week! Now Indian hostilities are nonexistent, but the Western character of the ranch remains.
While the old buildings have been modernized, we have done everything possible to maintain their historical integrity. You will enjoy stepping into the past. For example, the old post office cabinet still stands in the lodge office, just where it stood in the 1890’s. Much of the furnishings in the lodge and cabins are those from the ranch beginnings. You’ll also see the old wagons, buggies, sleighs and implements used years ago. And yet, the ranch has all the conveniences you could wish for. Cherokee Park Ranch is a great place for those who appreciate antiques and western memorabilia.