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Cherokee Ranch and Castle, Sedalia

#53 of 119 in Historic Sites in Colorado
Castle · Landmark
Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation is a non-profit organization that is committed to preserving the natural environment, enhancing cultural life in Colorado, and providing educational opportunities devoted to western heritage, wildlife and the arts.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle includes land that originally belonged to two separate homesteads in the late 1890s: the Flower Homestead and the Blunt Homestead. The Johnson Family moved from the East and purchased the Flower Homestead in 1924 and built the 1450s Scottish-style Castle. They sold the property to Tweet Kimball in 1954. Tweet purchased adjacent land that had been the Blunt Homestead and renamed both pieces of land Cherokee Ranch, which today includes 3,100 acres of natural beauty and wildlife. In 1996, Tweet worked with Douglas County to protect Cherokee Ranch through a Conservation Easement. The Foundation holds the deed to Cherokee Ranch which serves as a Cultural and Educational Hub.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle provides a wide variety of programs including: Educational Castle Tours and Afternoon Teas, and a wide variety of K-12 and Adult Educational Programs focusing on, for example, Culture and the Arts, Environmental Science, Colorado and Western History and Heritage, Wildlife, Ranching, etc.

We are open to the public by reservations or appointment only.
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  • The docents are extremely knowledgeable about the castle‚Äôs history and art treasures. The castle is amazing in its architecture and artifacts. The landscape of breathtaking. Highly recommend this...  more »
  • I grew up in Douglas County and on my way to high school in Castle Rock everyday, I would see this place from my seat on the bus. I have wanted to see it for years since Tweet passed and it was open.....  more »
  • Beautiful place, extremely well made. How i would build a home, if I could afford no consideration of cost. Made from hand carved local rock, local and out of state hardwood, slate from Vermont... Built by artisans. Two years to build in the 20's. Very well made, thick exterior doors and walls, situated well, with one of the best views in Colorado. In the middle of a 3400 acre nature preserve. Staff very courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Well maintained and very clean, perhaps some of the cleanest restrooms in a public place in Colorado. Lots of beautiful historical paintings from over the centuries, antique well made inlaid furniture, some in the family for 8 generations. Paintings from mid evil times. A real used suit of armor. Even a vase from ancient Grecian times. Two stars deducted because: While the surroundings were 5*, lunch was not.
  • What a beautiful hidden Colorado gem! Rich with history, breathtaking views of the front range & mountains and of course hummingbirds fluttering by. Incredible & unique property with a fascinating story. Highly recommend for events and the tour is very informative. We attended high tea which was a delight.

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