A 1450s style Scottish Castle is only 30 minutes south of Denver, in Sedalia, Colorado. Surrounded by 3,400 acres of ranch land this castle is breathtaking. Owned by Mildred Montague Genevieve Kimball, known as Tweet Kimball the property is now part of a foundation and a protected wildlife sanctuary. Tweet was the first rancher, male or female, to introduce Santa Gertrudis cattle from South Texas. These cattle not only survived, but they thrived and are now bred all over the world. Let’s see this castle.
Looking to the side, we see green pastures.
And, a tower.
Since the castle is now used for public events, this outdoor area is perfect for parties.
Before opening the door to the castle, we must know who wants to come in.
Let’s go in.
First we enter the Great Hall with soaring wooden arches and cut stone walls.
Here is a painting of Tweet as she welcomes us.
Today tea is served inside as the weather is a little wet.
Isn’t this a beautiful room? We are served tea, accompanied by a tray of finger sandwiches and sweets.
Yum! Everything tasted so good. Next Lagertha Duck and I, Zeb the Duck, with the humans marveled at everything on a tour of the castle. Every castle needs a knight with a suit of armor.
There is great art everywhere. Even the restroom has art.
What a fabulous bedroom.
We love this bed. Tweet was a pioneer in the cattle industry and she won many awards.
She and her Santa Gertrudis cattle received first place at Denver’s National Western Stock Show for many years. There is so much to see here, you must visit and tour Cherokee Castle when you are in the Denver area. Now we are going to the expansive balcony. This man is balancing on a tight rope.
And here is a tribute to the real Denver Frontiersmen.
You can see that the weather is not allowing the 200 mile view of the Rocky Mountains today.
On a clear day you can see Pike’s Peak in the south to Long’s Peak in the north and beyond. One of the most impressive views of our Rocky Mountains. Leaving Cherokee Castle, we admired the huge statue of this elk near the castle.
And, perhaps the most important statue, the Santa Gertrudis cattle.
Remember, it was the cattle that brought fame and fortune to Tweet and the Cherokee Ranch. For more information visit http://www.CherokeeRanch.net We hope you visit this beautiful place. We loved it.
Why did she choose to build this type of building? It’s quite magnificent.
The castle was built before she owned the property. The castle was built in 1920 and she acquired the property in 1954. It is beautiful and the setting is breathtaking. Thanks for reading and commenting.
What an interesting looking place! Definitely something that will be on my list of places to visit the next time I go to Denver.
We definitely think you will enjoy your visit. Schedule a tour or the afternoon tea with tour. We really enjoyed our time there. Thanks for reading and commenting.