Calluna Community | Cocktails with Three Peaks Ranch
Thursday, March 19
Here at Calluna we are always looking for ways to highlight and honor some of the amazing creative partners we get to work with. We feel incredibly fortunate to work with some seriously talented vendors in the industry, and we want to show them off to you in our new Calluna Community Series! We will sit down with some of the fabulous venues and vendors of Colorado and get to know about them, their business and what life is like behind the scenes. Stay tuned for more!
This week for Calluna Community we caught up with Daylene at Three Peaks Ranch! Three Peaks Ranch is a new venue in Westcliffe, Colorado, and is serious mountain magic!
Cheers! Xo, Calluna
Describe what you do!
Three Peaks Ranch is a Colorado Wedding Venue in a small old western town called Westcliffe. We have an 85 acre horse ranch with sweeping meadows that rise to the base of three fourteen thousand foot peaks. Our buildings are hand designed by local Denver Architect Karen Sund and the Amish community in Westcliffe has hand built them all. Our lodging is included in your venue rental package and can accommodate 6-8 guests overnight. We have state of the art glamping tents, each with their own bathroom and hot water showers, wood stove, deck and fireplace. There is a gathering space with panorama windows onto the mountains and a stunning indoor outdoor dining pavilion with a fireplace. Our goal is to provide a true Colorado experience that you and your guests will never forget.
What is your idea of a dream project?
Our dream project would be a couple that are seeking to have a weekend retreat experience. We would love to have the guests and family stay from Friday to Sunday and be relaxed and refreshed after their wedding. Having weddings where people want to enjoy the peace and quiet, gaze at the stars, hike and really enjoy the beauty that Westcliffe offers is our dream. We hope to provide 10-20 glamping tents for guests to stay over night and also to add hot water soaking tubs to make their stay even more relaxing.
What is your favorite part of any wedding?
Our favorite part of any wedding is not only celebrating such a special time but seeing all the creativity that each couple brings and how they use and enjoy our space.
What does your morning routine look like?
Mornings at the ranch are very quiet, even mornings before the wedding day. We make sure that all of our spaces are clean and beautiful and ready for you to enjoy, and that the ranch is open for vendors and guests to access. We allow access on your wedding at noon so you can relax and enjoy while you get ready for the big day. Personally, my morning routine involves being woken up too early by my two darling daughters, making them breakfast and trying to enjoy my coffee before another hectic day begins!
What are some of your favorite trends that you are seeing?
We have some very creative couples! One of our favorite new trends is the beer burro, we are so excited to see these cute fuzzy creatures at some of our weddings this summer. Another trend we love is the mobile bars in remodeled horse trailers.
What advice would you give to a younger you?
Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from trying to do what you really want to do. There is no right way to do things, follow your heart and trust yourself.
What do you like to do when you’re away from work?
I love being outside, recreating. Mountain Biking, Hiking, Snowboarding, Rock climbing, Rafting, Fly Fishing! I rarely get to do those activities these days since we have two small girls but we are really enjoying teaching them to love the outdoors and it is so much fun to share our love of recreating with them.
What is your favorite cocktail, or what are you drinking tonight?
Probably an Old Fashioned or a Margarita but I’m an equal opportunity drinker 😉