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Meet the team

ELIN PARKER GANSCHOW

ELIN PARKER GANSCHOW

Owner

Welcome to our website!  I grew up in ranching and chose it as a vocation after obtaining a B.S. in Animal Science from Colorado State University.  The guest ranch was developed as a way to connect the dots of an enterprising spirit and a love of people-horses-land and cattle.  I raised two sons and two daughters who also have pursued agriculture. I love seeing people enjoy and appreciate the ranch my parents were wise enough to buy and which I have enjoyed since 1960.  I hope to see you at the ranch!
NICOLE Koch

NICOLE Koch

Guest Ranch Manager & Guide

Howdy, I’m Nicole. I met Elin when I was 12, begging to ride her horses. After I earned my place with her, she took me under her wing and has taught me all I know about the ranch over the last 10 years. Music Meadows has changed my life and given me a huge passion for agriculture and people. Come see our amazing views and ride with me. I promise I will share my passion and teach you about our way of life.
RHODA RUSHER

RHODA RUSHER

Ranch Manager

Welcome to all who visit the Wet Mountain Valley or Music Meadows Ranch. My name is Rhoda. I was born and raised on a ranch here in the valley. I have been involved in agriculture all of my life. My accomplishments are a result of my parents teachings, hard work and experiences. I tend to cattle, irrigating, care taking of hay ground and pastures, not to mention many other responsibilities on Music Meadows Ranch.
SHERRY GARCIA

SHERRY GARCIA

Ranch Cook

I have been blessed with several outstanding cooks in my life as my mentors. Men and women who love the art, the kitchen, and the recipes that they have created.
My collection of recipes comes from my family of course, friends specialties, chefs who were willing to share their secrets and connoisseurs to critique. My specialty is Mexican style foods but I like to cook chicken fried steak and flatbread pizzas too.I enjoy preparing southern style dishes,American comfort meals including everything from steak to chip beef. Food preparation has provided me not only with an income but a lifetime of enjoyment. I have been cooking professionally for 50 years and owned my own businesses in the food industry for nearly 30. I am proud to be a part of the Music meadows Ranch team. I’m looking forward to preparing meals for all who visit the ranch.
STEPHANIE WOOlsEY

STEPHANIE WOOlsEY

Ranch Hand

My name is Stephanie Woolsey. I came from 20 years of administration of education in Oklahoma to these beautiful mountains to start a new part of my life, and no regrets. My love for horses and the ranch life has been all I’ve ever known and to be part of Music Meadows is my dream come true. At age 52 life is just beginning….A’ho
PAIGE LORENZEN

PAIGE LORENZEN

Guide

Hi, my name is Paige Lorenzen. I started coming to Music Meadows Ranch when I was 4. After being here for the last ten years, I was able to start helping Miss Elin. I am 14 now and I love the horses, the view, and the people I get to meet. I hope to see you all here at the ranch soon.

Come on Up!

Music Meadows Ranch, located in Westcliffe, Colorado, lies at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, part of the Crestone Group, a series of mountains reaching peaks of 14,000 feet. These natural wonders offer a breathtaking scenic view at any time of the day.

Contact

Phone

719-783-2222

Address

6076 County Road 119
Westcliffe, CO 81252

6076 Co Rd 119, Westcliffe, CO 81252, USA