Larkspur

Location

The Historic Allis Ranch offers 150 acres of beautiful private pasture land, and offers easy access to the trails of Spruce Meadows Open Space. Bring your horse, mountain bike, or hiking boots and explore endless miles of trails that wind through rolling hills, pastures, forest and creeks, then retire to your own private tent to enjoy the sunset from a lounge chair on the deck. Later on, read a book or share stories with a friend underneath the stars by the warmth of the flickering fire pit.

Accommodations

Our timber framed outfitter tent sits on top of a wooden deck, which looks over rolling grasslands to the front range beyond. Enjoy views of Pikes Peak and stunning sunsets over the Front Range to the west. Relax in the Adirondack chairs on the deck while sipping on a cool drink. The tent comes with everything you need to be comfortable in nature. Lay in the queen size memory foam bed and watch the wind lap at the canvas on a lazy afternoon, light up the fire pit and watch the flames dance under a night sky, or stream your favorite tunes on the tent’s Bluetooth sound system. Time feels slow here, and while it’s easy to relax, the land is far from sleepy. There’s actually a lot going on! Grazing cattle and their calves start their mornings in the north part of the pasture and mosey their way south as the day goes on, sometimes taking shade from the afternoon sun in back of the tent. Hear the low rumble of a coal train southbound to Pueblo, and wave at the conductor as it passes by, or listen to the murmur of I-25 as you meander along Carpenter Creek.

The Ranch

The Allis Ranch is adjacent to Spruce Meadows and Spruce Mountain Open Space, which together boast nearly 2000 acres of spectacular natural land. These open spaces are traversed by many miles of trails, and cover a wide range of topographies, from rolling hills, grasslands and creeks, to a large mesa with interesting rock features and a thick evergreen forest with lush undergrowth. The tent itself comfortably sleeps 2, and the corral next to the tent accommodates 2 horses. Near the tent are 3 smaller enclosures, containing a toilet, a heated shower, and storage space for saddles and tack. Guests can bring their own feed, or feed can be purchased at the ranch. Drinking water for guests is provided. Horses can be watered at Carpenter Creek, or may drink the water provided in the corral trough.