Our ProShop is located at the front entrance of the Homestead lodge and offers items to enhance the enjoyment of your visit, and also gifts and memoirs to purchase as a reminder of your adventure.
mountain biking, sporting clays, wagon rides, ATV Rentals - inclusive, bird watching, Shooting - trap / clays, Shooting - wing, Shooting: rifle, pistol, semi-automatic, knife and axe throwing, archery, jeep and side-by-side tours (more comfortable than ATV), paddle boards, canoes, horseshoe pits, hiking.
Water based Activities
hot tub, hot springs, lake water sports, river floating, whitewater rafting-adventure, Note: hot springs, river floating and rafting are located within 30 minutes to 2 hours drive of the lodge and do require advance notice so that we can make the reservation on your behalf.
relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, rock treatments, couples massage, scrubs, manicures, facials, pedicures
snowshoeing, We can provide shuttle service for a day of skiing at Powderhorn, Aspen or Vail resorts.
Fishing & Wildlife
Our private lakes are stocked with a variety of trout species: rainbow, cutbow, tiger, brown. We hold a commercial lake license which means there is no need for you to purchase a Colorado fishing license.
If you would like to fish Brush Creek for native cutthroat trout on a fly rod, you must purchase a license. We are a licensing agent for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and can add the cost of the license to your final invoice.
Children ages 10 and under will love helping their guide dig for earthworms and fishing for perch or brown trout in our BuckHorn lake. Older youth will enjoy learning fly fishing from our friendly guides.
Fishing on offer
spin, fly, stocked pond, lake, equipment available, guided inclusive, unguided, instruction available
Rocky Mountain Elk
Bald and Golden Eagles
A variety of mountain songbirds, waterfowl, hawks and falcons, woodpeckers, magpies, ravens and bluejays.
Black bears, mountain lions, coyotes, golden eagles and bald eagles are the main predatory animals.
For groups of up to 30.
For groups larger than 30 we have partnered with local area hotels (45-60 mins from ranch), to offer discounted package rates for overflow lodging.
Our conference room allows a maximum capacity of 50 guests.
Team-building or adventure activities, such as shooting sports, woodsman survival experience, paddle-board and canoe races, hiking, jeep tours and fishing can be provided for up to 50 guests on a rotational schedule.
All meals and refreshments are included in every corporate retreat package. We provide daily shuttle services for guests staying off-site.
We can cater for groups of 75-100.
Branded Rock Canyon is the perfect location for your destination wedding!
A photographer's dream, our Homestead Lodge setting offers lush green manicured landscaping surrounded by rugged canyon walls. The 100+ year old apple orchard, lakeside pavilion, roaring stone fireplace, mountain-top gazebo and two-acre open area Guesthouse lawn are just a few of the locations for your unforgettable rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception. Picture riding up to your special moment in a horse-drawn carriage, and saying "I do" under gorgeous Colorado Blue skies. A newlywed suite is complimentary with all of our wedding packages. Our wedding coordinator can help with all the planning and preparation so you can enjoy your big day.
Get the party started early with our bridesmaids and groomsmen retreat packages!
Although we can only provide on-site lodging for up to 34 guests, we work with local hotels for group rate lodging for your guests.
Colorado National Monument
Hike, bike or drive — there's no bad way to spend a day in the Colorado National Monument.
A top attraction about 1 hour drive from Branded Rock Canyon includes the wildly impressive Colorado National Monument. This 31-square mile unit of the National Park System boasts a concentrated version of Colorado's red rock expanses, deep canyons, and sandstone towers, drawing tourists and adventure seekers to this bold and scenic landscape.
60 miles / 1 hour
$325 for up to 8 guests
Glenwood Hot Springs & Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Glenwood’s first and most famous hot spring is Glenwood Hot Springs Resort, a historic attraction and home to the world’s largest hot springs pool. Colorado’s newest hot springs opened in 2015: Iron Mountain Hot Springs features 16 soaking pools and a family pool, alongside the Colorado River. Glenwood’s third geothermal attraction is unique to North America! Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves is one of few places in the world where guests can experience a natural (not man-made) geothermal steam bath. Mineral-rich steam fills the three underground chambers which are dimly, yet adequately, lit. With so much to offer guests, it’s no wonder that Glenwood Springs is Colorado’s number one choice for hot springs and wellness.
Adventure Park (seasonal): Take adventure to new heights at this Western-themed adventure park where a scenic Gondola Ride to the top of Iron Mountain kicks off a day of fun with incredible views, amusement rides, cave tours, and much more! Glenwood Caverns Colorado Adventure Park features several scream-worthy thrill rides, along with a variety of kid-friendly attractions and activities perfect for the entire family.
75 miles / 1 hour 30 mins
$325 for up to 8 guests
Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Area
The Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area is managed for multiple uses, but wild horse habitat is the primary concern here. This 36,113-acre range is one of only three ranges in the United States set aside specifically to protect wild and free-roaming horses. From 90 to 150 wild horses roam these rugged parks and pinyon-juniper covered hills.
Access is by hiking, horseback riding (non-ranch horses), or 4x4. Rate is based on Jeep Tour pricing and usually requires a full day of travel on bumpy dirt roads. No guarantees on viewing the horses, though odds are usually very high. Seasonal and weather-permitting due to the nature of the terrain and road system. Best viewing is April-October.
25 miles / 1 hour