National and State Register

Staunton Ranch Rural Historic Landscape

Jefferson County

The 1918 Staunton Ranch is a good representation of an early twentieth century entertainment and recreation mountain resort with Rustic style cabins. 

A side view of a cabin with gable roof and porch on the left side and aspen trees surrounding the house.

Staunton Ranch Rural Historic Landscape

Character-defining features on the cabins include unpeeled, half-round, log siding, large stone chimneys, stone foundations, multi-paned windows and stone landscape features.  Vertically oriented logs with diagonal patterns accent the cabins.  In addition to hosting summer camps for various organizations including the Girl Scouts, the property contained a sawmill and logging operation, the only one of its kind in the area.

This site continues in Park County. This site is also listed in This Year in Grants.