Located in Sedalia, CO near Daniels Park and the Ridge at Castle Pines CO, Cherokee Ranch’s sprawling 3,400 acres of open space are a unique historical site that showcases generations of Colorado history as well as its distinct natural landscape and wildlife.
Among the Highlights of Cherokee Ranch are:
- 13th Century Native American Caves
- A Mountain Trail Used by Trappers and Traders in the 1840s
- Homesteads from the 1860s
- A 1950s-era Cattle Ranch
- The Stunning 1450-style Scottish Cherokee Castle Built in the 1920s
- Breathtaking Views of the Rocky Mountains
The Ranch Hosts Fascinating Events Year-Round, Including:
- Guided Cherokee Castle Tours and Talks
- Afternoon and Holiday Teas
- Brunches, Lunches, and Dinners
- Lectures on Topics Such as Conservation and History
- Guided Hikes
- Camps & Workshops
- Music & Films
- Artists of the Month
- Elk Bugling Shows
Cherokee Ranch also hosts several special and unique events throughout the year. Anyone interested in attending a special event is encouraged to purchase tickets early as space is usually limited. Make sure to check the Cherokee Ranch events calendar often for an accurate and updated list of happenings.
Special Upcoming Cherokee Ranch Events:
Provocateur’s Masquerade Ball – Halloween Castle Ball
Friday, October 27, 2017 – 7:00pm
Ticket Price: $80.00
Feel like you’re a world away at this intriguing Halloween party. Masquerade-themed costumes are required, and the event is open to individuals who are 21 and older. There will be costume contests in various categories including best couple, most unique, and most elegant. Enjoy music, dancing, appetizers, and a cash bar that includes a witch’s brew and mystical potions. This event will be remarkable and memorable!
Temple Grandin, Ph.D. & Curt Pate: A Stockmanship Clinic on Humane Cattle Herding
Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 9:00am – 2:00pm
General Admission: $35.00
Temple Grandin is an acclaimed author, speaker, and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. As an individual with autism, Temple Grandin is one of the first people to publicly speak and share her personal experiences and insights. She is a specialist on the topics of autism and animal behavior, and she has spent part of her career consulting on livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare. She has now designed the facilities in which half the cattle are handled in the United States, consulting for firms such as Burger King, McDonald’s, Swift, and others. During the event at Cherokee Ranch, Curt Pate, one of America’s premier stockmanship experts, and Temple Grandin will teach new, humane cattle handling skills and concepts. The event will also include a western-style lunch and the opportunity to mingle with vendors and ranching industry experts.
Sinatra Sensation Stocking Stuffer – Romantic, Nostalgic, Dinner & Show
Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 7:00pm (Doors Open and Tours Begin at 5:30pm)
General Admission: $80.00
Join a limited number of people in Cherokee Ranch’s Great Hall to witness Derek Evilsozor perform like a young Frank Sinatra. The evening will include a musical performance by Derek Evilsozor, a tour of the Cherokee Ranch castle, a delicious Italian feast, and a cash bar. Mr. Evilsozor has been singing Frank Sinatra’s tunes to audiences for more than 10 years, and now performs all over the world.
More About the Castle. Firstly, is it Really a Castle?
Anyone who has ever seen Cherokee Ranch & Castle knows that it does, in fact, look like an actual 1450’s Scottish-style castle!
Formally known as Charlford Castle, Cherokee Ranch and Castle was constructed in the 1920s and was designed by Burnham Hoyt in the style of a 15th century Scottish castle. Using stone mined from nearby quarries, the castle features turrets, towers, gargoyles, and a gabled roof along with an outstanding art collection and elegant furnishings.
The building sits on thousands of acres of land in Douglas County CO and is surrounded by open space. The acres of open space are home not only to historic buildings and artifacts of life as it used to be, but also to wildlife such as bluebirds, elk, wild turkeys, bears, cougars, mountain lions, and porcupine.
Today, the Ranch is operated by the Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation. Established as an educational and cultural site in the 1990s, the Cherokee Ranch is the perfect setting for both private and public events, including weddings.
Immerse yourself in history, natural beauty, and elegant living through Cherokee Ranch events. Reserve your space at https://cherokeeranch.org.
Interested in Volunteering at Cherokee Ranch & Castle?
No matter if you are interested in helping at a holiday brunch or if you would like to help keep the grounds looking beautiful, they are always thrilled to hear from individuals interested in volunteering. Committing time and effort to this Foundation is a fun and rewarding way to give back to the community. More information about volunteering can be found on the Volunteer page on the Foundation’s website.