Cherokee Ranch and Castle, Sedalia

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Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation is a non-profit organization that is committed to preserving the natural environment, enhancing cultural life in Colorado, and providing educational opportunities devoted to western heritage, wildlife and the arts.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle includes land that originally belonged to two separate homesteads in the late 1890s: the Flower Homestead and the Blunt Homestead. The Johnson Family moved from the East and purchased the Flower Homestead in 1924 and built the 1450s Scottish-style Castle. They sold the property to Tweet Kimball in 1954. Tweet purchased adjacent land that had been the Blunt Homestead and renamed both pieces of land Cherokee Ranch, which today includes 3,100 acres of natural beauty and wildlife. In 1996, Tweet worked with Douglas County to protect Cherokee Ranch through a Conservation Easement. The Foundation holds the deed to Cherokee Ranch which serves as a Cultural and Educational Hub.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle provides a wide variety of programs including: Educational Castle Tours and Afternoon Teas, and a wide variety of K-12 and Adult Educational Programs focusing on, for example, Culture and the Arts, Environmental Science, Colorado and Western History and Heritage, Wildlife, Ranching, etc.

We are open to the public by reservations or appointment only.
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  • This place has so much to offer. From the teas, dinners, brunches, concerts, all are awesome, as well as the tours of the castle, included with all. But, this time, we went on a hike around the proper...  more »
  • In addition to the castle, tours are also available around the site. My favorite is the archaeology tour, offered only a few times a year. That tour is led by the archaeologist who is studying the sit...  more »
  • We attended a whiskey tasting at the Cherokee Ranch. Upon arriving, we were greeted with a bagpiper in traditional dress. This is the first time we have been inside the castle. We got to go on a mini-...  more »
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  • We did a walkthrough of Cherokee Ranch for our wedding and loved it! The views are spectacular and the history is so rich. Definitely put it on your list for any upcoming events you're hosting.
  • The most spectacular setting for this amazing castle. You will need to show up for the scheduled tours or event to gain access duty the drive was amazing!
  • Had a lovely Valentine's lunch here. After lunch a great historic tour. What a neat place with an interesting history. Go check it out!
  • Fabulous! We saw the Comedy/Mystery Show, so fun!! Had a very nice, informative tour as well! Can't wait to go again.
  • It was very informal yet elegant! I was impressed over the tasty tidbits with our Jasmine tea and with the knowledge and evident love the staff has for the Castle!! What an amazing way to spend an afternoon!!
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