Our Wild West Home shop is officially open! In a nod to our Colorado roots, we wanted to make a brand that would highlight goods inspired by the South West and would eventually extend to boutique B&B stays. There is a lot more to come, from new products, events, regional travel stories and stays, but for now - welcome friends! Feel free to sign up for our newsletter and join us across social media on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, #wildwesthome
We even made a new WWH Playlist on Spotify for the occasion!
We have deep roots in our beloved state of Colorado, from Denver to Boulder to Cripple Creek to Aspen to Alamosa, and can’t wait to share it with you. We curate products inspired by the Wild West spirit that we hope you love as much as we do.
You could say we have been in the Colorado shop and promotion business for a long while! Our Great-Grandfather was state senator Vernon Peiffer (1872-1956), who along with his wife Carrie made their way west to settle in Cripple Creek, CO. Along with building up the town, they produced various products like Peiffer Ice Cream.
Colorado, which joined the union as the 38th state in 1876, is America’s eighth largest state in terms of land mass. Located in the Rocky Mountain region of the western United States, the state’s abundant and varied natural resources attracted the ancient Pueblo peoples and, later, the Plains Indians. First explored by Europeans in the late 1500s (the Spanish referred to the region as “Colorado” for its red-colored earth), the area was ceded to the United States in 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican-American War (1846-48). In 1858, the discovery of gold in Colorado attracted new settlers. During the Plains Indian Wars (1860s-80s), Colorado’s wild frontier was the scene of intense fighting between Native Americans and white settlers. In the 21st century, Colorado continues to rely on its natural resources as well as agriculture and tourism to sustain its economy.
Date of Statehood: August 1, 1876
Population: 5,029,196 (2010)
Size: 104,094 square miles