Sleeping Indian Ranch

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Private Working Cattle Ranch

Located 47 miles northwest of Telluride, the 15,000-acre Sleeping Indian Ranch is a private home that is situated in the unspoiled Cimarron Range where multigenerational families and groups of friends can escape to relish total privacy and experience spirited adventures of true Americana. Enjoy hiking and horseback riding to snowmobiling and heli-skiing, all amid steep forested mountains and cliffs, a haven where elk, moose, black bears, and bald eagles grace the land and skies.
  • 40,000+ sq. ft. | 8 Bedrooms | Sleeps up to 16 guests
  • This private home is rented for exclusive use by the renter
  • Ranch Home and lawn available for private events
  • Branding Barn – private event space for weddings and corporate events for up to 200 guests
  • American Institue of Architects award-winning home | Designed by Douglas S. Ewing
  • The largest post-and-beam log structure ever built evoking the arts and crafts movement
  • Onsite airstrip for helicopter transfers
  • FOR BOOKING INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT : Stacy Mach, Director of Sales
  • Phone: +1 (970) 429 7641 Email:

Heaven on Earth

Perfect for that family vacation or special occasion, this stunning log home comfortably sleeps up to 16 guests. The expansive Living Room with a built-in bar and sweeping views of Chimney Rock and elk grazing in the meadows immediately sets the stage for western adventure.
  • Use of the entire private home
  • Expansive living space
  • Screening room for movie viewing
  • Formal dining room seats 20
  • Living room with outdoor terrace and bar
  • Workout room – free weights, cardio equipment
  • Three master suites with king beds
  • Five guest rooms with either king or queen beds
  • Ensuite bathrooms for all guestrooms
  • Cigar humidor room, gym and multi-purpose playroom
  • Private butler service available
  • Private chef services available
  • Customized lunch and dinner menus created for you at additional cost
  • VIP access to Madeline Hotel in Telluride Mountain Village
Outdoor adventures can be arranged by your personal concierge during your stay:
  • Heli Skiing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Horseback riding
  • Trap Shooting
  • Lawn games
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • ATV
  • Via Ferrata

Fun for all ages

Bedrooms that are perfect for large families

Connect with Family and Friends

Guests have exclaimed ‘this is heaven on earth’ and in between hiking private trails around the ranch or relaxing on the expansive terrace, it’s the solitude and privacy of the setting that provides lasting memories of connecting with family and friends at Sleeping Indian Ranch.

Group Gatherings

The Ranch is a private retreat created for multi-generational families, glorious outdoor weddings, corporate retreats and board meetings.

Gather around the table for a delicious family dinner


Guests of the Lodge can enjoy customized menus created for your group by your own private chef. Dine on an expansive patio with outdoor seating and grill for BBQ'ing as well as stone fireplace for roasting marshmallows. The Lodge also features a spectacular Great Room with 38-foot high ceilings, a dining hall that can seat up to 20 guests, a 2,000 square foot professional chef’s kitchen, and a three-room wine cellar.

heli skiing

Private Air Strip

The adjoining private air strip provides easy access for private air service or a quick 20-minute Helicopter journey to Telluride for either dropping the kids off at ski school or backcountry skiing in the winter. Madeline Hotel & Residences can be used for your Telluride basecamp during this day of exploring Telluride.

Unwind at Sleeping Indian Ranch, where you can recharge and have a truly luxurious getaway


Stradling Cow Creek, a tributary of the Uncompahgre River, amidst the Northern San Juan Mountains, the Ranch has panoramic vistas of the steep forested mountains and cliffs of Cimarron Ridge, Chimney Rock and its namesake formation, the Sleeping Indian; and provides access to viewing the abundant wildlife of the area including elk, black bear, mule deer, moose, mountain lion, flocks of wild turkeys and bald eagles.

horse riding


Roam free. Enjoy hiking, horseback riding, skeet or target shooting, ATV riding, fly fishing for brown and cutthroat trout and stargazing! Be a ‘ranch hand’ for the day on a cattle drive or help with Springtime branding.

Getting Here

Located 47 miles northwest of Telluride and the Madeline Hotel, and 20 minutes south of Montrose (MTJ), the 15,000-acre Sleeping Indian Ranch is a private home that is situated in the unspoiled Cimarron Range – a haven where elk, moose, black bears, and bald eagles grace the land and skies. Onsite airstrip for helicopter transfers Four-night minimum stay required for ranch home

Elegant, rustic paradise

Co Rd 8A
Colorado 81432, USA