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The Historic Pines Ranch
Westcliffe, Colorado

September 2016
Thank you so much for all of your hospitality and letting us have our wedding at the beautiful Historic Pines Ranch!  All of
our guests had only great things to say about the venue!  Your family was so welcoming and kind!  Thank you again, we will
never forget you guys!
- T & T

June 2016
Thank you so much for making our wedding so special.  We Love the Historic Pines Ranch and so did all of our guests!  
Everything turned out so wonderfully and everyone had a great time! We are so grateful for all of your help with the venue
and the recommendations - this was so helpful for our planning.  You were so easy to work with -thank you so much!  
- S & T  

August 2016
Thanks for your hospitality!
Great accommodations and great hosts. The views from the Cusack house were spectacular!
Thank you - E & J H

August 2015
I hosted my daughters wedding at The Historic Pines Ranch this summer and what a wonderful experience we had!
My daughter had hopes of a large somewhat extravagant mountain wedding;
she wanted an all day event for her family and friends, which included a wine and cheese party before the wedding and an
after party for all that wanted to hang out late, dance their socks off and have time to socialize! This posed a problem at a
majority of the venues I called. They were too restrictive, and time oriented, and most of them did not have on-site lodging
which would have brought our costs way up.

The Historic Pines offered all of what we needed, and our guests could stay right on the property!  They
had a huge estate that fit our needs and then some.  When touring the ranch I met with Jodi and Dean Rusk, the owners.
Wonderful, warm people, full of information, and willing to do all they could to make my daughters big day the best it could
be!  The property was an all inclusive Wedding Destination and I cannot stress that enough! We had run of the entire
property and we were able to let the doors of imagination wide open for our celebration.

We had a big group so the commercial kitchen and restaurant was at our disposal at all times which was wonderful. We were
also able to bring in our own cater for wedding day, and she was welcome to use the kitchen as well.
Our entire wedding party and a few out of state guests stayed on site, which was awesome for us.

After the wedding was over, Jodi told us no rush. We were able to sit out on the beautiful porches and reflect on the amazing
day our daughter and son in-law just had. The mountain views are out of this world! I highly recommend the Historic Pines
Ranch as an all inclusive Wedding Destination.
~ Mrs. K. Trujillo, Montrose Colorado ~

September 2013
My family recently rented almost all the spaces for a long weekend to celebrate my youngest daughter's wedding. All of the
bridal party and both sides of the immediate families were able to stay on site all weekend. That made it so easy. It was a truly
a wonderful time. The nature of the place is easy going in a beautiful setting. Most of the cabins look out into the valley where
sunrises and sunsets are gorgeous. The kitchen was well stocked. We had a cater come in and do all the cooking on site.

Jodi was very open to letting us move things around in the dining hall to set up the room like we wanted and we returned it to
the way we found it. The cabins were clean and simply furnished which was perfect for our family and friends, as most of us
don't need a super upscale style place. Each cabin had a small frig, and some way to warm up food. The "old west"look of the
ranch is fun and has its history as a guest ranch.

There are trails that can be hiked and lots of room to wander around on. Jodi was available to answer questions at all times
and took care of everything we needed. Their dogs were really friendly and made friends easily with our dog. The drive out
from CO Springs is beautiful as well. It's just a lovely part of the planet to have fun and relax. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed
this place and the wedding was just like we had hoped,. sweet, in a beautiful setting. Pretty easy to get things back "in shape"
so the deposit is returned. Westcliffe is very friendly and only about 15 minutes from the ranch. If you are looking for a
peaceful place to have a wedding or just chill out away from all forms of hustle and bustle for awhile, you might like Historic
Pines Ranch. We sure did!!

August 2015
My niece held her wedding at the Historic Pines Ranch in August 2015. The Ranch was a perfect setting for an outdoor wedding
with the beautiful Colorado scenery. I especially liked that everything was there for us, a huge restaurant style kitchen, great
accommodations, hiking, and horse back riding.

Prior to the wedding, we were able to socialize over meals we prepared in the restaurant style kitchen. You also had the
luxury of going to your own "house" if you needed some "down-time". The many children in attendance were able to run, play
and explore - much to the delight of their parents. I truly enjoyed our stay at the Historic Pines Ranch and I would highly
recommend the Ranch for weddings or other large gatherings. Thank you! Rose A.

July 2015
I can't thank you enough for such a perfect wedding venue! We created wonderful memories there and will never forget it.

September 2015
Jodi, thank you so much for providing a majestic wedding venue with such exceptional and thoughtful services and
professionalism. Our wedding was a dream weekend and was made possible by you, your family and staff.
With deep gratitude, S & J

June 2012
We had 11 adults and 7 children and it felt spacious. We rented 2 cottages and it was perfect! There was so much space for the
kids to run and the fact that it looks like an old western town just made it that much better! You go back in time. There is a
beautiful picnic area and breathtaking views from the property. My parents loved sitting on the wrap-around deck and
watching the family. The owners couldn't have been nicer or more laid back. We felt right at home. We will definitely return
Thank you so much for the amazing trip!

September 2011
One of the best times I can remember. Not only was my whole family made to feel welcome at all times, we were able to enjoy
this beautiful place at our own pace. We walked the trails, rode horses and were amused by the frolicking horses and dogs.
Could not have asked for more, perfect the way it is, can't wait to return soon to enjoy the experience again. Thank you so
much Jodi and Dean for allowing us to share and be a part of such a true treasure. Tom and Nancy and crew.

June 2015
Thanks so much we loved the ranch and your hospitality you are fantastic people.
Thanks again from Don, Theresa and the boys