We are constantly amazed with what is happening in our little map dot of Creede Colorado. Not only do we have one of the best Repertory Theaters in the Nation, but there is also a unique movement in architecture and sustainable living in Creede. Called “Creede America”, a team of architects has planned a green community that represents the first time the City of Creede has ever grown. They want to add something new and unique to Creede while “safeguarding the integrity, uniqueness and character” of our little mining town.
The homes are mostly smaller, which makes them easier to keep warm in the winter, as well as cuts down on cleaning! Creede America uses a geothermal heat pumps to heat and cool houses with solar energy collected in the ground.
The houses’ designs are lovely. The funky old shacks and miners cabins in Creede as well as the extraordinary mining structures (like the one on our Family Dude Ranch) are a major source of inspiration for the designs. The thing that makes the homes unique is the evolution in design that brings a modern day lens to the cabin in the mountains.
If you have the chance to visit the Creede America homes while staying at the Guest Ranch, we would highly recommend it. Ask one of us, we can tell you where to find them in town.