SEDALIA, Colo. (CBS4) – Want to feel like royalty right in Colorado? Check out Cherokee Ranch & Castle.

It’s 10,000 square feet of grandeur and history. One might expect the castle to be sitting on a Scottish moor. Instead it’s right on Colorado’s Front Range.

“What’s so special about the castle, which was built between 1924 to 1926, it was designed by Burnam Hoyt, whom we all know is such a famous architect,” Donna Warner Wilson with the Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation said.

Designed as a summer home, Cherokee Castle was the permanent home to Tweet Kimball for more than 40 years.

“I think probably her generation (she was) one of the strongest women that we can use as a role model,” Wilsons said.

Kimball loved art and filled her home with fine paintings, rare books and antiques. Now it’s open for the public to enjoy.

“We’re all about culture and education. That’s really Tweet’s mission and it is our mission and we’re proud to carry that on.”

The castle hosts concerts, performances, nature camps and wildlife hikes. But it’s the picturesque views that leave most people wanting more.

“We also sit on 3,100 acres. It’s a conservation easement with Douglas County, so it can’t be developed.

Another of Kimball’s passions was conservation and preservation; keeping natural treasure safe for generations to come.

Cherokee Castle is on Daniels Park Road near Sedalia. Tours start at $15 a person.


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