Cherokee Ranch And Castle Is A Secluded Colorado Restaurant That Be Straight Out Of A Storybook
Growing up, what kinds of stories were your favorite? Maybe old fables that taught an important life lesson? Short and sweet nursery rhymes? Non-fiction titles that taught you about history or science? For me, I always loved a magical fairy tale complete with a love story, royalty, and majestic castles, which is why I am so excited to have discovered this secluded Colorado restaurant that looks like it is straight out of a storybook:
Located in Sedalia is that of the historic Cherokee Ranch & Castle; an "architectural masterpiece echoing 1450’s Scotland" that "serves as a vibrant venue for extraordinary entertainment, education and enjoyment."
Consisting of 3,400 acres, Cherokee Ranch & Castle used to belong to two different homesteads, owned by the Flower and Blunt families. In 1924, the Flower homestead was sold to the Johnson family, who would go on to build the incredible castle seen today.
Soon after, the Johnsons and Blunts sold their land (and castle) to Tweet Kimball in 1954, who -- some 40 years later -- worked with Douglas County to protect the land, and in turn founded the Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation.
The Ranch was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
When you visit the Cherokee Castle today, you can expect to find several storybook-esque features including a dining room fit for a king (or queen)...
...REAL life princesses...
(Please note: These Disney princesses do not live at this Castle and only come for special story times... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
...and other intricate details like beautiful art pieces, displayed armor, and even period furniture.
While the Cherokee Ranch & Castle does not offer regular restaurant hours, they do host a number of different teas, brunches, and lunches each month, so be sure to see their
website for a full list of upcoming events.
The Cherokee Ranch & Castle is located at 6113 Daniels Park Rd in Sedalia and is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm.
For more Centennial State castles, check out these
9 Jolly Good Colorado Castles That You’ll Want to Live In.
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