Wason Ranch, Creede, Colorado
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The Wason Ranch House Wason Ranch riverside log cabin The Wason Ranch House



Wason Ranch was founded by Major M. V. B. Wason around 1871, almost midway between Del Norte and Silverton, and before there was a town of Creede. The original Ranch House, constructed of white-washed adobe and materials found on the Ranch remains an area landmark. Four miles of the upper Rio Grande, only thirty miles downstream from its source, flow through the pastures of Wason Ranch.

Riverside Log Cabin kitchen, dining, and living area.Wason Ranch has two types of accommodations:

  • The Riverside Log Cottages are log homes literally on the banks of the Rio Grande. Each cottage has three bedrooms and two baths and is decorated in an individual manner and has satellite television.

  • Built by Major Wason before there was a town of Creede, the historic two-story Ranch House retains much of its original character giving guests the feel of turn of the century while providing many comfortable features. See the Rate page for details.

The Ranch grounds provide space for many activities. There are grass volleyball or badminton courts and a competition class horseshoe "pit". Guests enjoy grilling on the outside fireplace pit.

For quieter moments, there is an informal area—somewhat reminiscent of the lobby of a hotel from by-gone days. Guests play board games, ping pong or choose books or magazines from the shelves or enjoy one they've brought.

Four miles of the Upper Rio Grande flow through Wason Ranch. Population studies by the Colorado Division of Wildlife consistently reflect numbers of fish in the river exceeding the standards set by the state for its designate "Gold Medal Waters."

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Wason Ranch
PO Box 220 ~ Highway 149 ~ Creede, CO 81130
Phone: 719.658.2413  |  FAX 719.658.2413
Toll Free: 1.877.927.6626
E-mail: info@wasonranch.com
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