Chico Basin Ranch is an 87,000-acre working cattle ranch 35 minutes southeast of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our family and staff specialize in providing an exclusive number of vacations on a real life, working cattle ranch that shares our way of life with people from all over the world. Central to the ranch's guest operation is providing learning opportunities about large-scale cattle ranching, riding horses, and learning about the wild. The ranch is owned by the Colorado State Land Board and managed under a one-of-a-kind lease by Ranchlands.
Guests participate in the day-to-day operations on the ranch. Whatever we are doing, they are doing. The ranch is very traditional in the sense that all work is done horseback, and trucks with trailers are rarely used. Spring and Fall are busiest with cattle works, summer time involves a lot of riding moving cattle from pasture to pasture. Other activities include checking water and fence infrastructures, repairing vehicles and equipment in our metal shop and building cowboy gear in our leather shop. Self-guided tours, hikes and fishing opportunities are available as well. Seasonal activities take place year round such as Branding, which takes place most weekends in April through June.
Accommodations: Each guest room is equipped with a double bed and one set of bunk beds. The bathroom is shared and located at the end of an open air hallway. The rooms are part of an original adobe ranchstead which dates back to the 1800’s. Our working cowboys and cowgirls live right next store. Laundry facilities are available for no additional fee.
Dining: Chico Basin serves its own grass-fed beef, along with local produce. The style is down home gourmet and meals are served family-style in dining room with ranch staff, or in ranch family homes.
Nearby attractions and activities:
- Air Force Academy
- Pikes Peak
- Downtown Colorado Springs
- Seven Falls
- Manitou Springs
- Focus on the Family
- The Broadmoor
- The Royal Gorge
- Glen Eyrie Castle
- Pueblo River Walk.
35 miles southeast of Colorado Springs or 1.5 hours south of Denver.
- No pets
- Riders must be 8 years of age or older
- Three night minimum stay
- 50% deposit to reserve your stay with balance due via check or cash upon arrival
- 75% of deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made 30 days in advance of scheduled arrival. No refunds for cancellations less than 30 days.
- We encourage you to reschedule since there is no penalty for rescheduling.
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.
$1,795 per week (6 night stay) American Plan
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2004
Client Request Served: 31
Grand, authentic setting.Chico Basin is one of Colorado’s largest historic ranches. 87,000 acres of short grass prairie filled with cattle and wildlife. Excellent working ranch opportunity with educational and conservation minded experience. Perfect for people who truly want to experience the west as it once was.
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