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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

5.0 Excellent 225 Reviews
Family Trip to C Lazy U
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 4 (kids 8 and 10) had a fantastic week at C Lazy U. The horse riding program was broad and well run. Riding the same horse all week allows you to learn from and with the horse, and to connect with the gorgeous and sweet creatures! Kids activities when they aren't riding are fun and keep them busy (they don't just sit in front of a movie). Besides riding, we utilized the pool and hot tubs, archery, trap shooting, and clubhouse fire pit. The adults and children eat lunch and dinner separately, which gave us a chance to get to know other guests and enjoy their company. The kids enjoyed the freedom too! The food was very well prepared; the ingredients were of high quality, and the clean and simple preparations were appreciated. Lodging in a small, private cabin was perfectly rustic. I enjoyed my rocking chair in the afternoons.
The staff at C Lazy U are wonderful; they allowed us to live a wonderful western life for a week!

Amazing family trip!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time to C Lazy U and we will be returning.Every person in my immediate family had an amazing time. So much to do, or do nothing, if you prefer! Food was amazing and the staff was just as amazing! We recommend anyone that is looking for a little relaxation, fun, family adventure and family bonding to check this ranch out.

A little slice of heaven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our fourth year and we had been to two ranches previously. This ranch does not disappoint. If something is not to your liking they will fix it. I feel more relaxed after a week at the ranch than I do a week at the beach. There is nothing to really worry about at the ranch other than what horse am I riding and which trails we are doing. Outstanding teen program.

Very nice week, lovely place 4++ stars
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice week at the ranch, with the highlights being the chilcren's program counselors and the horseback riding. You are matched with a horse for the week, and they offer skills classes every afternoon to become a better rider. Half my family are nonriders, and they loved the ropes course, skeet shooting, and archery. The food was really good, and it was almost entirely gluten free because they didn't use a lot of fillers, thickeners or fried foods. This made a big difference to my daughter who has had a lifetime of celiac disease. I really thank them for such fresh, delicious food.

The horses are beautifully kept and trained. Tammy and Bill know what they are doing, and they were able to work with even the oldest riders, as well as the youngest riders. Many compliments to the well run barn and the way they treat the horses.

A few things just didn't make sense, e.g. it felt like we were nickel and dimed when the price was already so steep. For example, charging for wine at dinner was just odd at an all inclusive hotel. I can see not having a nonstop open bar, but the website and materials were not clear that the 'wine pairings' would be $20/glass all in. For future guests, bring your own bottles and have your own happy hour.

It is also not clear to me why nonriders are charged for their activities separately, while the horse riding is included. The fact that the nonriders didn't use any of the horse wranglers or horses more than offsets any cost of having a person there on the ropes course or archery. We simply wouldn't have come to the ranch without those nonrider activities being available.

Of course, at such a high priced place, at the open seating dinners you will be treated to a number of people who will tell you how fabulous they are, or their spouses will fill you in on how fabulous their partners are. After we discovered who they were, it was easy enough to avoid them.

I do wish that the majority of the dinners were the 'cookout' style they did for a few nights. We enjoyed the additional time with the kids, and not having to sit for very long (2-2.5 hour) dinners. I also hope they upgrade the availability of coffee during the day. The 'always on' coffeepot in the lodge was usually cold, empty or very old. A automated machine that brews by the cup in the lodge would go a long way. (thanks to the bartenders who brewed us a cup when they had time).

The staff was unusually attentive and accomodating within reason. The cabins were kept very clean and ours was very nice and fairly recently renovated. Thank you to all of the staff for being so helpful and expert at your work. It is clear that hiring good people is a priority there.

Family trip 2018
Reviewed 1 month ago

Best family vacation ever! We had grandparents, parents and a child age 12 on our recent vacation and it was spectacular! Staff goes out of their way to accommodate any needs or desires. Food was outstanding, wranglers were incredible, horses are top notch. Management is absolutely caring about your experience. Cabins are just perfect for families or groups. I can't say enough!!