Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cherokee Ranch and Castle

I live in Castle Rock which is about 30 minutes south of downtown Denver, we love it! Being able wake up and see the mountains including Pikes Peak everyday and not just when you can catch a glimpse in the city.... it's great! Many people don't know that Castle Rock actually has a Castle! Finally, we were able to go take the History tour and it did NOT disappoint! This place is incredible!
Literally 4 miles from my house sits this Castle which started as a homestead in the 1800s. This place is 3,400 acres of Castle, cattle, land, animals and beauty!
 What is amazing is that here in Castle Rock, Co is a castle that houses some of the most amazing art work I have ever seen. The family that owned this place were all Art History majors and lovers and every piece on every wall throughout this place is original works or art worth millions upon millions.
 This is the great room,  even the chandelier is original from Europe and dates back to the 1700s but has since replaced the candles with electricity.

 The Castle sits atop Castle Rock so in the background you can see my city in the valley of the foothills.

 I don't remember exactly who this painting is but several of the painting are originals of the likes of Queen Anne that once hung in her Castle. It's unreal. This place also houses a library that is closed to the public for air control but it houses 1st editions of Shakespeare, Poe and the list goes on and on.

 Whats even more unreal is that a whole family grew up here until it was turned into a museum in 1996.
 Ok this was one of my favorites, each piece is actual battle-used armor/weapons including the armor suit. They date back to the 1500s, can you imagine where these have been?

 The drive up the castle is filled with animals including these wild Turkeys. We had the best morning and in fact they do Holiday Teas in the great room, so Mom and I booked a Tea for next Friday when my Oma is here!
If you want to check out the website to learn more click HERE

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another cool place (to virtually visit)! I love that nice picture of your Mom, she looks younger and younger. (My Dad passed away when I was 19 and I have very few pictures of him. I need to get better about taking pictures of my 82 year old Mom.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

@okienicole

Okie a la Mode
<div class="grab-button" margin: 0 auto;"><a href="http://www.okiealamode.com/" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac293/munchkin_land_designs/BlogDesigns2/OkiealaMode/OkiealaModeButton1.png" alt="Okie a la Mode"></div>

My Bookshelf

Designed By:


Munchkin Land Designs

Categories

#BabyMakingDays #givingtuesday #hitchthehendersons #IVF #RHOBH 1every15 1in8 2014 2015 2016 2017 33 41 4th a' la mode abner about me ad Africa alcatraz animals anniversary anthropologie asian authors awards baby babymakingdays barsilinga baseball beach beauty because I said I would becky bedroom Bella best of the year Big Sis/Little Sis bikes birchbox birthdays blog award blog challenge blog sale blogs boards book club books boston botox breck broadmoor broncos cali car casa savage castle rock causes Challenge changetheworld charity Charleston Christian Christmas clearblue closet sale colorado colorado springs columbus comiccon community outreach concerts contest cooking country chic couponing crafty current events Curtis dance date night day trip debates DECASO decor Denver deotx deployment design dinner for one dinning room district office DIY doctors dogs dolphins drinks DSWT earl Elephant elway engaged estes park faith Fall fall fashion fall food famil Family Farmers fashion fathers day fblogger Fenway fertility friday fertility planit Five for Friday food football Friday Funny friends FSBO Fun funny furkids gameday garage Sale gentle barn getaway getting to know me gift ideas gifts girls trip Give Aways give back glee goals God God Daughters goodies granddad grief grilled Guest Posts guests Halloween haunted health hello fresh history holiday holidays hollywood home home decor house house hunting hubby husband incubus infertility inspirational instagram interior design invisible children it works IUI IVF IVF2 iworry jeans jewelry JH job Junior League KD Kendall kitchen kol kony LA labor day Life Life Church lions lip sense love maine makeup Marine Marissa marriage matt meal plans meatless medium meds memories mexico Migraines military MLB mom monday moore mothers day move movies musical my 2 cents NBA new home New Year noah office Ohio okc okie oklahoma old pics ootd Oprah organize oscar oscars OU outfits outlander paranormal party patio peru pet photo shoot pinterest planner playoffs plus size politics pond prayer quiz real estate reality TV realtyONE Recipes red rocks relocation resolutions restore Reviews rockies Rosine sale salem San Diego san fran savage savagesellscolorado Savannah Scentsy SECOR secret secrets shopping silly sizzlin style skin snow sponsored sports spring staging stapleton staycation Stella and Dot strength style boards styled stylin summer summer slim down surlatable SYTYCD tailgate taji tattoo tbt Thankful Thursdays thanksgiving the cove thoughts throwback thunder tobi today show topper club tornado tour trailers TTC tutorial TV twilight tybee island update Vacation valentines day vegan vest visit volunteer wayfair wedding weekend weight loss weirdness What I'm Loving whatsfordinner willow house wine wineshopathome winter work working it workwear WW
 
Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2014 • All Rights Reserved