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Middle Creek Ranch

In Routt county near Steamboat Springs, CO

A Rocky Mountain luxury wilderness experience


10,000 Acres11 bedrooms
Sleeps 209.5 bathrooms

Unique Features

Trout Creek Frontage
Concierge spa services
Private chef
50 miles of nature trails

A Hosted Experience

Guests are greeted by landowner or landowner representative, cooked for, guided and are attended to throughout stay.
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Your Host


Managing Director

Jocelyn is the official guest host at Middle Creek Ranch. In addition, there will also be a full-time concierge onsite throughout guest stays to coordinate all activities and guest needs/requests.

About the Ranch

The Experience

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 beckons you to rest, play, and take in the extraordinary mountain air.

Enjoy unbelievable views while horseback riding, fly-fishing or cross-country skiing, or let our expert guides design a custom adventure for you. Guided ATV rides, sporting clays, a shooting and archery range, as well as the kid favorite paintball field are some of the activities you can choose from.

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.

The Accommodations

If it’s possible to be grand and cozy at the same time, our Main House does it. With classic log construction and a wraparound deck, the Main House boasts four bedrooms with king beds, each with its own en-suite bath with heated floors. Downstairs, kids love the four-bed children’s bunk room with its own bathroom, TV room and game table.

With a breezy front porch and stunning canyon views, our Columbine Cabin marries rustic and modern. With two peaceful bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bath with heated floors, a loft with two additional beds, a Western-styled sitting room with TV, and a mini kitchen perfect for your morning coffee, you’ll love cozying up here.

Just like it’s twin Columbine, our Cookhouse Cabin sleeps up to six with a breathtaking view of the valley, framed by a beautiful rimrock formation. Each of the two bedrooms comes with its own en-suite bath with heated floors, and there are two additional beds in the upstairs loft. Daily housekeeping services add to the comfort of your stay.

The Lodge is your hub for all ranch plans. Here you can enjoy the game room or kick back in our beautiful great room. You’ll also find a fully equipped exercise room, a full bath with shower, an outdoor fire pit and live entertainment area.

The History

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.

The Land

With over 50 miles of wilderness trails, the ranch offers endless opportunities to explore the property, whether on horseback, mountain bike, or foot.

From The

From The
Ranch Owner

"We are very happy to share the ranch with you and hope you will love it here as much as we do! "
-Jocelyn Hornblower

The Lodging

Main House
5,000 sq. ft.
5 bedrooms
5.5 bathrooms
sleeps 12
Cookhouse Cabin
1,500 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 4
Columbine Cabin
1,500 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 4
Main House
5,000 sq. ft.
5 bedrooms
5.5 bathrooms
sleeps 12
Cookhouse Cabin
1,500 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 4
Columbine Cabin
1,500 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 4


Cable/Satellite TV
Coffee maker
Hair dryer
Fitness room
Outdoor Grill
No pets allowed
Bird watching
Horseback riding
Trail running
Wildlife Viewing

Equipment Available

Fishing Equipment - 10
Horseback Riding Tack - 16
Mountain Bikes - 10

Explore More

Our booking specialists are knowledgeable about the area and can make suggestions about excursions, rentals and supplies. At your request and for an additional fee, they will provide an array of concierge services, such as organizing airport pick-up and drop-off, outfitter guided trips (fly-fishing, rafting, horseback riding), arranging musical entertainment, catering/personal chef services, yoga, massage therapy, and grocery shopping.

Things like:
Mountain Biking

Request to stay at Middle Creek Ranch

In Routt County near Steamboat Springs

In order for us to ensure you have the best experience, we take your requested date and party size and confirm with the ranch owner before you finish and pay for your booking. You will not be charged to request to book.



Per Night
Max number of people: 20
Meals, concierge services, guides, and equipment included




Cancellation Policy

The Company will collect a non-refundable payment of 50% of the total rental fees within 7 business days of the booking confirmation and the remaining 50% no later than 65 days before customer arrival at the Property. If the customer reservation is made less than 65 days before the arrival date, the Company must receive 100% of the total rental fees within 7 business days of the confirmation of the booking.

Ranch Rules

All onsite activities are guided and specific ranch rules will be discussed upon arrival with concierge and ranch employees.
Detailed list of rules will be posted onsite and available for guests to review before and after arrival.


Ground transportation is provided to and from the Hayden/Steamboat airport