Stay in an authentic Teepee on a working horse ranch. The 20 ft Teepee is pitched at a beautiful Creekside location. The Teepee has a dirt floor so make sure you bring your own cots, pats, blankets and other camping essentials. We do provide drinking water and there is a bathroom within walking distance. Sorry no showers.
DEKO Ranch is a full service ranch facility happy to offer everything from horse boarding, team roping, rustic country weddings and other special events on our beautiful Creekside Colorado Ranch. We provide multiple boarding options for all riding abilities and discipline.
Come get away at the DeKo Ranch without going too far.
Tilgang for gjester
Guest are welcome to explore the creek bottom. We are a working ranch so we ask that you keep gates closed and don't get into the horse pens. Most of the horses are friendly and love nose scratches. Make sure you say hello to Kirby the mini fainting goat and throw a ball for Elle.
Interaksjon med Gjester
We are usually around the ranch feeding the animals and fixing things. If you need anything or have any questions please don't hesitate asking one of us.
Andre ting å merke seg
Stay entertained during the day with our unique neighbors. Colorado Clays is close by for shooting ranging sporting clays. Keenesburg Wild Animal Sanctuary the world’s largest carnivore sanctuary, is just around the corner. The DeKo Ranch is easy to get to with close access to Denver International Airport
- Don't open any gates that you're not supposed to and close the ones that you do.
- Do not enter any stalls or pens.
- Keep all fires in designated areas. No large fires.
- Keep your pets on a leash so they don't wonder off and get hurt by a horse.
- Don't leave pets unattended
DeKo Ranch, previously known as Clappsaddle Farms, was bought by Ted DeKowzan in 2016. Ted purchased the ranch from Wilbur Flachman, a retired newspaper/magazine publisher also known to his friends as Bufford T. Clappsaddle. You will still find Wilbur on the Ranch as he continues to board 20 of his Pack Horses there.
Ted DeKowzan was born and raised in Colorado. From a young age, he always had a love for animals and the western lifestyle. Growing up Ted would help on his grandfather’s ranch where he gained respect for the land and open space. During high school Ted would spend his summers working on a ranch in Elizabeth, CO. Part of his job responsibilities was to wrap the steer’s horns for others to rope. Rather than leaving at the end of his day Ted convinced the ranch owner and his friends to teach him to team rope. He was immediately hooked and roping had now become a lifelong hobby. Unfortunately, roping took a backseat while Ted attended college at the Colorado School of Mines. While attending college he managed a horse boarding facility. Ted was likely the only CSM student who would arrive to tests in overalls after a morning spent mucking stalls. Upon graduation Ted was desperate to become reacquainted with his true passion of team roping and immediately began competing again. Owning a ranch and a roping facility had become a lifelong dream where he could share his passion with new and old friends alike. Ted is very excited for the opportunity to share his passion with others and for the future of DeKo Ranch.