Western Comfort at The Home Ranch 

Select from our unique Cabins and Rooms 

When you visit a ranch, you want to see lodging that best represents western living.  A beloved Colorado guest ranch in the summer and fall, and a warm and welcoming cross-country ski resort and Steamboat ski lodging option in winter and spring, The Home Ranch is an idyllic Rocky Mountain hideaway set amid the timeless beauty of the Elk River Valley outside Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The only Relais & Chateaux affiliated guest ranch in Colorado, The Home Ranch is renowned for its singular charm, refined comfort, exquisite cuisine and genuine hospitality.

Our elegant Western accommodations are comprised of our main lodge with its 6 unique lodge rooms, as well as 8 distinctive cabins, nestled in the aspens surrounding our lodge. Each of our accommodations is a winsome original, lovingly furnished and decorated with great care by owner and founder, Ann Stranahan.

Each cabin and lodge room offers a rich sense of place, with magnificent views of mountains, meadows, horses and aspens. At full occupancy, our ranch is capable of lodging 50 people. It is an exceptional setting for large groups, family reunions, and smaller weddings. Please explore all of our lodging options below and find the accommodations that best suit your wishes and needs. You will find rate information for each accommodation.  Book online or call us to talk about your next visit.

Please Note ~ Summer Reservations Require a Seven Day Sunday to Sunday Stay

Take a look at the map of the Ranch. You can get an idea of where the cabins are located compared to others. Everything is a short 5 minute walk to the lodge.

The Home Ranch Map

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Charming and whimsical Roo, named after the sweet little character from “Winnie The Pooh”, is a cozy studio cabin with a queen bed, a wonderful sleeping loft with a twin bed, and another twin bed in the alcove.  It includes a small seating area, a wood stove, a writing desk and its own jacuzzi on the deck. Roo is an ideal cabin for a couple or a family of three or four.  Roo has the advantage of being the closest cabin to the lodge and is always stocked with homemade chocolate chip cookies.


Kanga is a cozy one-bedroom cabin nestled in the trees overlooking the horse pasture, with a living room and a lovely loft. The bedroom has an ample king bed and a woodstove. The loft has two twin beds, perfect for kids & friends. The living room has two loveseats, an antique dry sink, an armoire and a writing desk. The little desk – modeled after a Molesworth original – is one of Ann Stranahan’s favorite pieces of furniture at the ranch. It makes the perfect little home for a family vacation or a couple’s getaway.



The Birdhouse cabin is a well-appointed, cozy and complete when it comes to Guest Ranch cabins. The fireplace in the corner is wonderfully romantic. It is surrounded by aspens, with a great view of the horses. It features a queen bed, a snug sitting area, a sleeping alcove with a writing desk and twin bed, and a very special loft with its own twin bed. The alcove configuration makes it work well for a single parent and child, or two adult friends. The loft is highly prized by children of all ages. One of our earliest guests is now through college and grad school and is a highly paid professional. She counts the days until she can come back to Birdhouse, climb up the ladder, and set up house in her loft.



Whistler is a one-bedroom cabin in the aspens,with a living room that looks out over the horses and the pasture. It features a big bedroom with a king-size bed, and a cozy living room with two sofas that can be converted to daybeds.  Whistler is the farthest cabin from the Lodge, so it is much loved by those who want privacy amid the aspens and a long walk after dinner.




Lovely little Sundown sits by itself on the edge of the meadow, looking west towards Sand Mountain, with spectacular views of sunsets across the valley; hence its name.  It has one-bedroom with a queen and a twin bed, a living room, and a loft with two twin beds.  Sundown was recently remodeled to allow more space in its living room –  and also offers a very comfortable sofa bed, if the need arises. It has true treasures on its walls: six fine portraits of Native American chiefs. Part of the famed McKenney-Hall series of lithographs made from the History of Indian Tribes of North America, a collection of oil portraits done from 1837 to 1844.  The original oils burned in the Smithsonian fire of 1865, the lithographs are the only record of the remarkable images.



Although it’s the prettiest little cabin, tucked deep amid the Aspens and easy on the eyes, guests always roll their eyes when we tell them they are going to be in Compromise.  The name came about because the founders of The Home Ranch, Steve and Ann Stranahan, couldn’t agree on where to place the cabin: Steve wanted it in the aspen grove; Ann wanted it in the meadow.  So they compromised.

Comp has its share of inquisitive wildlife. Don’t be surprised if a deer stops by to visit when you are in the hot tub. With one bedroom, a living room, and a loft nestled above, Compromise can accommodate a family of five. The bedroom features a queen bed and twin bed and the loft has two twin beds. Stay here and enjoy the best of both meadow and aspens. No need to compromise.



You smile when you walk into Bunkhouse. Its painted headboards poke loving fun at the cowboy culture and the bedspreads in Bunk have always been a cherry bandana red. “Bunk” is a grand, high-ceilinged Western cabin with two full bedrooms and two baths, separated by a spacious and comfortable living room. The south bedroom has two queen beds; the north bedroom has a queen bed and, of course, a bunkbed. We made a promise to one of our earliest and most loyal guest families to leave the spirit and layout of Bunkhouse intact. And so we have, for 30 years!



Columbine is our Dowager Countess:  tall, imposing, impeccably turned out. It has handsome Arts and Crafts tiles and paneling, and a staircase copied from Stickley’s own. The ceilings are high, the proportions ample.  It is a house, not a cabin.  There are breathtaking views of Sand Mountain from the upstairs front bedroom and from the big wraparound porch.

Our largest and most luxurious cabin features a spacious living room with a stone fireplace and three bedrooms, each with its own bath. The master bedroom downstairs has a king bed and the bathroom has a steam shower. The front bedroom upstairs also has a king bed. The “kid’s room” has two twin beds. The twin beds may be converted into one king bed if needed.



Seegate is simple and snug, with a tiled washstand that could have been brought over from Europe, a charming antique framed silhouette and a handcrafted chest of drawers. She is a north-facing room with adobe-style log beams, a lodgepole pine king bed, a sleigh bed that converts into a sofa, and a writing desk.



Quickdraw is a south-facing room with lovely views of the big meadow, the pond, and Round Mountain. It features an adobe-style log-beamed ceiling, a big king bed hand-painted in native iconography, an antique blue iron twin bed under the window that even big people want to sleep in, a comfortable rocking chair,  and a writing desk.


Lonesome Cow

Lonesome Cow is a sophisticated, south-facing room, with beautiful views over the big meadow and the pond. With its high ceiling, pencil post king bed, antique iron twin bed, generous leather chair, handsome Federal writing desk, and enticing series of ‘Mother and Children’ barnyard engravings, this solitary cow is a civilized lady indeed.


Hahns Peek

So named because it features a glimpse of that legendary peak to the North, Hahns Peek is a tall and ruggedly handsome, high-ceilinged affair, like its namesake, with a grand Victorian/Eastlake armoire and a secret stair to a windowed loft that children find irresistible. It houses a wonderful wrought-iron king bed, an over-stuffed chair, and the magical loft has a twin bed and extra room for a cot for a younger child.


Baby Doe

Baby Doe, with a big armoire and a secret stair, is a bit flora-dora, to honor the legendary Baby Doe Tabor, who scandalized society when she took up with a silver baron, but then fell from riches to rags. She is a romantic, high-ceilinged affair with a wrought-iron king bed, an over stuffed chair, a stunning Eastlake armoire, and a private loft with a twin bed and room for a cot for a younger child.