Sleeping Indian

Located 47 miles northwest of Telluride and the Madeline Hotel, the 15,000-acre Sleeping Indian Ranch is situated in the unspoiled Cimarron Range – a haven where elk, moose, black bears, and bald eagles grace the land and skies. Guests are completely surrounded by sublime nature with stunning vistas of steep forested mountains and the cliffs of Cimarron Ridge and Chimney Rock.

The 40,000-plus square-foot, seven-bedroom Lodge is designed by Douglas S. Ewing, FAIA, and is an American Institute of Architects award-winning home, constructed with reclaimed logs from the 1988 Yellowstone fire. Sleeping up to 16 guests, the Lodge features a spectacular Great Room with 38-foot high ceilings, a dining hall that can seat up to 30 guests, a 2,000 square foot professional chef’s kitchen, three-room wine cellar, cigar humidor room, gym, multi-purpose playroom, and much more.

A private retreat intended for family getaways, intimate reunions, corporate groups, and stunning weddings, Sleeping Indian Ranch marries the grandness of the west with all the desired conveniences, exquisite furnishings, and personal high-touch service. From the towering log beams, dramatic iron chandeliers, 24-hour butler service, exquisite meals prepared by Madeline’s staff and unprecedented access to vast secluded wilderness, Sleeping Indian Ranch is the ideal escape to experience sophisticated, relaxed hospitality with spirited adventures of true Americana.

For booking inquiries please contact :
Stacy Mach
Director of Sales
Phone: +1 (970) 429 7641

Private Working Cattle Ranch 
  Heaven on Earth  

Perfect for that family vacation or special occasion, this stunning log home comfortably sleeps up to 16 guests. The expansive Living Room with a built-in bar and sweeping views of Chimney Rock and elk grazing in the meadows immediately sets the stage for western adventure.

The ranch is located outside the town of Ridgway Colorado and 47 miles from Telluride (1.15hr drive) and 27 miles (45-minute drive) from Montrose Regional Airport.

Sleeping Indian Ranch can be experienced in one of three ways:

  • Rent the entire Ranch Home for overnight stays
  • Ranch Home and Lawn for private events
  • Branding Barn – private event space for weddings and corporate events for up to 200 guests


Booking inquiries:
Stacy Mach
Director of Sales
+1 (970) 429 7641

Why You’ll Love Sleeping Indian Ranch

Unique benefits:


  • Use of the entire private home
  • Expansive living space
  • Screening room for movie viewing
  • Formal dining room seats 20
  • Living room with outdoor terrace and bar
  • Workout room – free weights, cardio equipment
  • Three master suites with king beds
  • Four guest rooms with either king or queen beds
  • Private terraces from all guestrooms
  • Ensuite bathrooms for all guestrooms


  • Private butler services
  • Full breakfast, morning coffee, fresh fruit, afternoon coffee, tea & snacks, beer, water and soft drinks included
  • Private chef services
  • Customized lunch and dinner menus created for you at additional cost
  • VIP access to Madeline Hotel in Telluride Mountain Village


Outdoor adventures can be arranged by your concierge during your stay:

  • Heli Skiing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Horseback riding
  • Trap Shooting
  • Lawn games
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • ATV


Onsite airstrip for  helicopter transfers

Three-night minimum stay required for ranch home
Booking inquiries – Stacy Mach, Director of Sales, +1 (970) 429 7641


Fun for all ages 

Private Air Strip & Heli-Skiing

The adjoining private airstrip provides easy access for private air service or a quick 20-minute Helicopter journey to Telluride for either dropping the kids off at ski school or backcountry skiing in the winter. Madeline Hotel & Residences can be used for your Telluride basecamp during this day of exploring Telluride.

Connect with Family and Friends

Guests have exclaimed ‘this is heaven on earth’ and in between hiking private trails around the ranch or relaxing on the expansive terrace, it’s the solitude and privacy of the setting that provides lasting memories of connecting with family and friends at Sleeping Indian Ranch.


Stradling Cow Creek, a tributary of the Uncompahgre River, amidst the Northern San Juan Mountains, the Ranch has panoramic vistas of the steep forested mountains and cliffs of Cimarron Ridge and Chimney Rock; and provides access to viewing the abundant wildlife of the area including elk, black bear, mule deer, moose, flocks of wild turkeys and bald eagles. Wildlife viewing is year round.


At the 15,000 acre ranch, enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, skeet or target shooting, ATV riding, fly fishing for brown and cutthroat trout and stargazing!

Group Gatherings

The Ranch is a private retreat perfect for multi-generational families, glorious outdoor weddings, corporate retreats and board meetings.


Mealtime is a chance to dine in either the formal dining room with seating for 20 or outside on the expansive patio.