Middle Creek Ranch

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Nestled under the rimrock just outside Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Middle Creek Ranch invites visitors to an authentic Rocky Mountain experience. A family-owned, working ranch spanning 10,000 acres, Middle Creek Ranch beckons private groups, up to 20 people, to rest, play, and take in the extraordinary mountain air. Guests will have the entire property to themselves: a one-of-a-kind ranch vacation in the utmost seclusion.

Both a private retreat and a wildlife refuge, Middle Creek Ranch boasts a rich Western history. Take in unbelievable views while horseback riding, fly-fishing or cross-country skiing, or let our expert guides design a custom adventure for you. When you’re ready to relax, the hot tub on our sun deck is ready. Savor one-of-a-kind meals from a private chef, and say goodnight in cabins that are as rustic as the Colorado countryside – but so thoughtfully designed, you might want to stay in bed for another hour or two.

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Jocelyn Hornblower




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While our story dates back to 1862 and Abraham Lincoln’s Homestead Act, our time as a family-owned guest ranch is more recent. Middle Creek Ranch has been under the ownership of the Hunter family since 1991. Their goal has been to instill healthy and sustainable land, wildlife and livestock management and ranching practices, while allowing family, friends, and guests to experience everything the ranch has to offer. With bison, cattle, horse, and hay operations, Middle Creek Ranch employs a year-round staff to manage commercial activities and maintain a full-sized riding arena, natural ponds, and a mile and a half of frontage on Trout Creek.


With over 50 miles of wilderness trails, the ranch offers endless opportunities to explore the property, whether on horseback, mountain bike, or foot. On hot days, we point guests in the direction of the swimming hole, complete with sun deck, canoe, rope swing, and lawn games like horseshoes and corn hole. And when it snows, there’s cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and sledding at the ready – not to mention nearby Steamboat Springs, where we arrange downhill ski trips for our guests.


While all of Middle Creek Ranch is remarkable, what really sets it apart is the fact that it offers complete privacy. Ten thousand acres, all yours to explore and enjoy. We only host one group at a time, to make your stay here truly unique and memorable. The ranch accommodates up to 20, so whether it’s a family reunion, a vacation with friends, or a corporate retreat, you can rest assured that your visit will be unforgettable.



26760 Rimrock Trail
Oak Creek, CO 80467

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