Yellow Pine Ranch, Cuchara, CO

I attend lots of workshops. Art in the Aspens is hands down the best organized and enjoyable workshop experience! Thank you, Marty! Loved the location too!

A Fuller

For nearly a century, generations of families have cherished a return to The Yellow Pine Guest Ranch, layering memories upon memories here in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range of Southern Colorado. Historic barns of hand-hewn timbers with rail corrals and fencing grace this 150-year-old, 100-acre ranch nestled in the Cuchara Valley at an elevation of 8,650 feet. The crystal clear Cuchara River cascades for two miles through Yellow Pine’s lush meadows and soaring pines, replenishing our fishing pond and happily watering our horses – as well as our souls. Come sit a spell on its bank, watch the kids play at our playground, challenge a friend to a game of horseshoes or volleyball, enjoy a trail ride with our wrangler, fish in our private stocked pond or hike to the peak of the Dakota Wall – all without ever leaving the ranch. Treasured memories await the making!


Private rooms with baths, and chalets with two bedrooms or one bedroom.  The two-bedroom chalets have a shared bath, some have fireplaces and kitchenettes. (You won’t need to cook however as we will be pampered with wonderful food by our chief chef Christine and her prep chefs,


The Buffet

Meals will be catered by Chefs Michael and Steve from Rustingram Catering. After class appetizers, wine and beer are provided at happy hour after class and with dinner, a suggestion; you may want to bring a few bottles of your favorites to keep in your chalet as they do have fridges.  Simply for your own convenience after class if you want to hang out in your private space. We can accommodate any dietary issues you may have.  Massage is also available after class and into early evening upon request.

Mineral spirits available for $10 for the duration of the class.

There is cell service at this ranch, it may be spotty, there are three satellite towers throughout the property so generally people really don't have problems very often. WIFI for your tablets and laptops is available in most locations. and always in the lodge.

Fun Towns Near By
LaVeta lots of small shops and galleries.
Cuchara Good eats, and shops, very western and unique


Art in the Aspens can help arrange connections with students wishing to share a rental car from Denver and Colorado Springs Airports. Or a shuttle can be arranged for $300 round trip from the Colorado Springs airport only.


The ranch can be found at mile marker 16 on State Highway 12, known as the Scenic Highway of Legends – officially designated by the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission for its exceptional scenic, historic, cultural, recreational, and natural features. We are an hours’ drive west from Trinidad or 35 minutes southwest from Walsenberg.

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