Windsor was settled in the late 1800s by German immigrants who farmed sugar beets in the rich farmland. Windsor incorporated in 1890 after the Greeley and Salt Lake Pacific laid 85 miles of railroad to transport sugar beets.
While agriculture has traditionally formed the basis of life in this community, Windsor has recently seen an infusion of contemporary businesses. The quiet downtown now features an upscale restaurant, a few modern boutiques and a coffeehouse. In addition, the community is renovating the old flour mill, a prime example of how the town is making old new again.
Nearby recreational facilities include Windsor Lake, Timnath Reservoir, the Cache la Poudre River and Boyd Lake State Park. Activities in these areas include fishing, hiking, camping, boating, and bird watching, among other pursuits.