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Chico Basin Ranch

Colorado Springs

 Chico Basin Ranch cattle ranch vacation ranch in Colorado Springs Colorado

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.

Capacity: 2 rooms, 6 people
Open: January – December
Altitude: 5,000 feet
Location: 35 miles southeast of Colorado Springs or 1.5 hours south of Denver.
Reservations: 719-683-7960
Rates: $1,995 per week (6 nights stay) American Plan
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Deposit: 50% due to secure the reservation. The balance is due upon arrival.
Payment: Forms of payment accepted include:
- Cash
- Check
- Credit Card
Transportation: There are two area airports to consider when flying into Colorado for a visit with us-Denver International Airport (2 hours away) and Colorado Springs Airport (about 45 minutes away).

Transportation from the Colorado Springs airport can be arranged for a round trip charge of $150.00.
Travel Agents: Yes
Activities: 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.
Lodging: 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.
Kids' Program: No specific Children’s Program
Food/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. (Package does not include alcoholic beverages, however guests may bring their own.)

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