Things to Do
Westcliffe is a certified, international dark skies community.  While here be sure to check out the night sky at Bluff Park and consider visiting Smokey Jack's Observatory, less than 1/2 mile from the Courtyard Country Inn.  There are multiple star parties and events going on throughout the year. As the dark skies website states about Westcliffe, "As two of the highest altitude Dark Skies towns in the world, combined with the preservation efforts of the community, spectacular views of the Milky Way can be seen, even from lighted Main Street!" Be sure to check out all the events at
Make plans NOW to stay with us during the Sangre Star Festival in 2020. Reservations are currently being accepted. 

Mission: Wolf is located outside of town and offers a unique opportunity to be up close and personal with wolves.  
Join us Thursday, August 15th at the Premiere of the new documentary produced by NeeNee Productions -  Mission Wolf: Experiment in Living. More information is coming soon about this exciting event to be held right here in Westcliffe!!!
We are excited to be a corporate sponsor!  

Bishop Castle is one to be explored.  According to their website, "Three full stories of interior rooms complete with a Grand Ballroom, soaring towers and bridges with vistas of a hundred miles, and a Fire-Breathing Dragon make the Bishop Castle quite the unforgettable experience! Visitors are always welcome free of charge, and the castle itself is always open."  

Bear Basin Pack Trips is sure to offer adventure whether you are looking for horseback riding, fly fishing, or guided hunting trips.

Llama Trekking offers a unique experience as you explore the ranch  

Multiple Events and Festivals Take Place in Westcliffe Throughout the Year:
High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival
Westcliffe Stampede Rodeo
Hardscrabble Mountain Run 
High Peaks Art Scramble during the High Peaks Music Festival
Hullabaloo Arts Festival - according to the Sangre Art Guild webstie, "Three days of Family Fun celebrating the Arts, showcasing visual arts, performing arts, musical arts, culinary arts, fiber arts and literary arts, to name a few. This year’s Arts Hullabaloo will run 3 days, Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29."  

Westcliffe is home to a variety of shops and restaurants.  You're sure to enjoy the coffee shops that line Main Street along with the art galleries, unique boutiques, rock shops, and much more.  There's always something for everyone!  If you're looking for an activity for the entire family check out Cliff Lanes for bowling, billiards, and even lunch or dinner. Hungry? Right across the road from the Courtyard is an amazing bakery: Sugar and Spice Mountain Bakery.  Walk across the road and grab a muffin, cinnamon roll, or even a slice of quiche or a breakfast burrito and enjoy a relaxing morning in the courtyard. Later in the afternoon be sure to stop by The Wine Mine, a local favorite. Lori has one of the largest selections of wine around, not to mention some amazing desserts!  

Spend the day strolling Main street or hiking the Sangre de Cristo Mountains - whatever you do you're sure to love Westcliffe!