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.


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