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What We Love

  • The cooking, especially the à la carte breakfast menu of hearty biscuits and sausage gravy, burritos and Colorado grits
  • Galloping on horseback across a majestic mesa
  • Tebowing in the tack room, where the former Broncos quarterback shot a Jockey underwear ad before he was famous
  • Taking the morning feed wagon out to help give breakfast to the horses and miniature donkey Petey
  • Soaking away saddle soreness while staring at the star-studded sky in the hot tub

What To Know

  • In the wintertime, adults and childrens' outdoor activities are together, but during the summertime, they are often separated
  • You have to cross Berthoud Pass to reach the ranch, 100 miles west of Denver
  • The ranch is at 8,200 feet; remember to drink plenty of water if you’re prone to altitude issues

Amenities

  •  All-Inclusive
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Overview

The Review

This 92-year-old luxury guest ranch feels like a 1950s cowboy film come to life. The rustic-chic cabins purposely lack televisions and telephones, helping guests to unplug and reconnect. {“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/2471/prop-76498-1336517873-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”A treatment in the tented spa is the perfect end to a day spent on horseback or a bike.”}There’s an emphasis on families, who return year after year to gallop across the ranch with experienced wranglers or try snowmobiling, archery or mountain biking.

Located where the Rocky Mountains meet the Colorado River’s headwaters, C Lazy U’s 38 cabins dot the 8,500-acre property’s hillsides, but all are within walking distance of the Main Lodge. I love the handcrafted log cabin interiors — horseshoe window treatments, tree trunk nightstands and cowboy art are complemented by luxe touches like ultracomfortable mattresses and supersoft chenille coverlets. Many rooms feature stone fireplaces, furnished decks and jetted tubs.

The Main Lodge invites lounging with soft light from Tiffany fixtures, cozy couches and book-lined walls. Meals are served family-style in the lodge’s upstairs dining room. The cowboy fare is hearty — think braised shortribs or herb-crusted Colorado lamb. It’s a perfect end to the day, whether you spent in on horseback or holed up in the spa.

How to Get There

C Lazy U Ranch
PO Box 379
Granby, CO 90446 United States

Reviews

Family Paradise
Amy B

My 9yo daughter and I stayed at the ranch in July 2019 and were both blown away by this peaceful, beautiful ranch set within pristine Colorado wilderness. This was my daughter's first time on horseback (apart from pony rides) and though I was initally a bit nervous, the excellent staff reassured me and did a fine job of placing my daughter with a suitable horse and teaching her the skills she needed to ride safely and confidently. By the end of our stay, her confidence level was at 110%, she had made a ton of friends, and enjoyed wholesome outdoor activities such as hiking, searching for snakes, paddleboating and so much more. Meanwhile, I enjoyed riding with the other adults on my favorite "Slow and Scenic" rides through the scenic wilderness that surrounds the ranch while also having a bit of relaxing time to myself then reconnecting for fun outdoor activities and meals with my daughter...this was the perfectly balanced vacation for a single parent and her daughter. I met so many other interesting people over the excellent food and wine (I was not expecting a staff sommellier! - if you love good food and wine this is the ranch vacation for you!). Our cabin was cozy and spacious and sparkling clean, though we spend most of our time in the great outdoors. I was most impressed, however, by the excellent staff all around - kind, thoughtful and friendly.

Grandpa Watson now!
Dream493094

After 15 visits and 3 generations this is not only the best run and most fun resort ranch to visit, it is the only one. We have been in summer and winter and love the accommodations and activities. Our kids loved it and now their kids love it. It is a very special place that creates memories of a lifetime. From horseback riding and instructions to fly fishing, you will not be disappointed in your stay at the C Lazy U.

Beyond Incredible Family Vacation!!!
p413ak

I will start by saying our family would go back today!

We were treated like part of the family from the moment we arrived and were greeted by a warm and thoughtful team who immediately made us feel at home. You are in one of the most beautiful settings you can imagine.

Our 10 and 8 year old boys absolutely loved the daily activities of riding horses, hatchet throwing, swimming, fishing and of course the 4pm ice cream bar. The camp counselors made our boys feel safe and comfortable and we felt at ease knowing they were taken care of each day.

The cabins are beautiful and comfortable and we loved that they did not have a TV or phone and allow you to be "off-the-grid" and focused on your family and environment.

We loved riding horses (and neither of us had been on a horse in 30 years) each day. We went form learning how to get on a horse the first day to trotting and loping through the woods on the fourth day and it was exhilarating!

The meals that were prepared each day were top notch and you can't miss the cowboy coffee at 7am each day.

Lastly, we felt so fortunate to meet so many other families that week and we now consider them friends!

There are plenty of beach vacations out there and this is not one of them, but this is a one-of-a-kind destination that will have you coming back for sure and leave you with life long stories and friendships.

The GM - David Craig - sets the example for service and it is ingrained in the entire team that is there to serve and share in the experience.