Hidden deep within the canyon along the banks of Brush Creek, Kessler Canyon awaits travelers and huntsmen ready to awaken their adventurous spirits and experience the wonders of Kessler – from its inspiring Homestead Lodge with its extensive art gallery, to five star dining and more.
Among whispering aspens and aged pinyon pines, this Colorado wildlife experience offers ultra luxe facilities and total solitude with plenty of options for guests to delve into a venturesome escape, and for hunters to pursue their trophy of a lifetime. The lodge experience includes inspiring accommodations, gourmet cuisine and a full-service spa hosted by a friendly professional staff attending to guests' every need.
Set on 23,000 acres of natural splendor to explore, outdoor recreation is the cornerstone of Kessler Canyon. The ranch provides an unparalleled outdoor sportsman's paradise with an abundant variety of recreational opportunities, including ATV and Jeep tours, hiking, biking, fly-fishing, hunting, clay shooting and high-flying wing shooting with superior pointing and flushing dogs. Opportunities for enjoyment are boundless and open to guest customization at Kessler Canyon, as the ranch promotes creativity, self-expression and encourages guests to feel inspired by every experience.
Big game hunting for elk, mule deer and Merriam's turkeys are all fair chase and conducted on private land with tightly controlled access, providing guests the opportunity to harvest their trophy of a lifetime while at the ranch. As Kessler Canyon participates in Colorado's Ranching for Wildlife program, hunters are guaranteed a tag upon booking a hunt and are permitted to use a bow, rifle or muzzleloader. Additionally, state-of-the-art rifle, pistol and clay target shooting is offered for guests to enjoy and hone their hunting skills.
Kessler Canyon's upland bird hunting offers the opportunity to harvest a mixed-bag of ring-necked pheasant, Chukars and Gambel's quail. Hunters will enjoy watching well-trained English Pointers and German Shorthairs lock up on point as eager flushing Labrador Retrievers charge in to put birds into flight. Hunters are transported to the fields aboard custom built, four-door Jeep Wranglers, each fully equipped and driven by an experienced guide. Fly-fishing is another central activity for Kessler Canyon guests, from the skilled angler to the beginner, there's plenty of opportunity to catch trophy rainbows and brown trout fishing on the ranch's four lakes, or stalk the native Colorado cutthroats along Brush Creek.
For active adventurers, ATV tours, mountain biking and hiking take guests up 8,500 feet along switchback trails to the top of the mesa where they can explore nature at its most primitive state. Upon returning to the lodge, guest will find gourmet meals, 5-star amenities and superlative guest service, all part of the Kessler Canyon experience.
As The Kessler Collection's premier outdoor resort and hunting lodge, Kessler Canyon recently announced the formation of the Kessler Canyon Shooting Academy, featuring classroom instruction as well as an emphasis towards hands-on shooting. Academy students will learn proficient, ethical and strategic shooting in a variety of regimens in a world-class setting. Beginning June 2013, Kessler Canyon Shooting Academy will host a long-range shooting class that will feature a 'best of the best' team of senior shooting specialists.
Kessler Canyon's cadre of shooting instructors will include Elliott Farro, a nationally ranked rifle shooter and instructor to more than 30,000 soldiers through the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, and Hollywood actor and NRA shooting instructor, Marshall Teague. Class offerings will include rifle, pistol, shotgun and other shooting regiments, where students will learn the proper mixture of guns, ammo and optics. Instruction is available for recreational and competitive shotgun, upland bird and wing shooting, target and self-defense pistol, long range rifle, and tactical carbine, as well as concealed carry training. Individual, group and corporate instruction can be arranged with advance notice.
Combining the most experienced instructors with the finest brands of outdoor gear, such as Swarovski, Weatherby, CC Filson, Danner, and Kryptic, Kessler Canyon Shooting Academy is the most unique instructional and shooting experience the country has to offer. With 3,000 feet of elevation, coupled with diverse weather patterns, the ranch is one of the most challenging and rewarding testing-grounds for any level shooter.
Deluxe accommodations in mountaintop cabins create a comfortable option for hunters and anglers to find relaxation and solitude after exploring 15 miles of majestic mesa tops and six miles of manicured valley. Freshly prepared gourmet cuisine, a full-service spa and other delightful guest amenities provide relaxation and pampering, while introducing you to the finest nature has to offer with breathtaking terrain.
The detail and artistic inspiration of Kessler Canyon continually amazes guests, from the fine art and handmade bronze statues, to original historic pieces and handcrafted furniture, intricately made by local artisans. Hunting enthusiasts particularly enjoy the Kessler family's personal trophy collection throughout the property, which include local elk, mountain lion, mule deer, black and brown bears, as well as African plains game.
Kessler Canyon's luxurious accommodations, quintessential service and five-star amenities provide the perfect setting for guests, whether enjoying the Shooting Academy, a corporate retreat, the hunt of a lifetime or a leisurely getaway with friends and family in awe-inspiring Colorado.
Capturing the classical and unconventional spirit of Bohemian cultures, The Kessler Collection's portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boast chic design, luxe accommodations, enriching ambiance and intimate service. Whether visiting properties in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado or New Mexico, each hotel's exquisite art, music and cultural influences, personally acquired for that hotel by the Kessler family, are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are bathed in re-defined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel, a cutting edge downtown landmark and a magical castle, to an earthy Native American retreat, high design southern mansion and elite ski lodge.