August is a fabulous time at the ranch. Things are beginning to wind down from the height of the summer season, the weather lends itself to spending days on horseback or exploring the mountain trails by foot or bike.
This year, we have two weeks in August where you can receive 20% off your stay and still partake in all that the summer season has to offer:
August 14-20, 2016 (Adults: $1,150-$1,920)
August 28 – September 3, 2016: Child Free Week! ($920-$1,536)
If you’re considering an elopement or vow renewal, August may be the perfect time! Spend a week at the ranch and exchange vows with your chosen partner. We’ve performed tons of ceremonies throughout the years and our rustic mountain setting may be just what you’ve been looking for!
Artist Amy Brackenbury lives where she was raised on her family’s ranch in the foothills of the Rockies in northern Colorado. It is a lifestyle that she loves, in tune with the outdoors, the abundant and varied surrounding wildlife. Living on a ranch gives her an opportunity to work from live subjects.
It was no surprise to Brackenbury’s family when she went to Colorado State University to study art and painting. There were also several proficient artists on both sides of her family. Amy Brackenbury admires oriental art for its sense of composition, negative space, and simplicity. Realism is the style with which she portrays her animal images, with attention focused on the main subject.
Brackenbury paints primarily in acrylics, but for fun she may use oils and may “stray to unrelated abstract subjects.” In between spending time with her husband, artist Lars Larson, her two daughters, the animals, the ranch, the garden, and a myriad of other distractions, Brackenbury finds the time to paint. Her effervescent personality and joie de vivre plainly show in her joyful paintings of her adored animals.
Future painting classes will be guided by Amy’s paintings, such as: