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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 232 Reviews
Hunting dude ranch vacation
Reviewed 5 days ago

Outstanding facility ; 3?gourmet meals per day; beautiful scenery; many activities including horse back, skeet shooting; hiking , photography ; accommodations were large and comfortable with wood burning fireplace; bedroom and living room ; hunting was excellent with top guides; highly recommend

Marine Corps reunion retreat
Reviewed 2 months ago

Staff were the most amazing accommodating and gracious professionals ever. Our group of Marines were given a latitude others would not have normally received; but their patriotism and sincere thanks for service of country in combat was noted as they served us during our stay. Horseback riding, flight fishing, axe throwing, archery, were included in our stay. The beds were so comfortable and lodging area warm with wood burning fireplace [free wood provided] and warm decor. Main lodge was perfect for fun gatherings of karaoke, deep conversations sipping choice beverages, even an intimate Sunday morning Christian worship service!

Honeymoon at C Lazy U Ranch - Still the Best Vacation ever?
Reviewed 2 months ago

This is my third trip to C Lazy U however the first couple were about 23 years ago when I was 16 - 17 years old. When I visited long ago I remembered it being just about the best vacation ever (we went on a lot of great vacations also). When planning my upcoming wedding and subsequent Honeymoon I originally was going to go with the standard Caribbean beach vacation. Once I gave it some thought I decided to look into the C Lazy U for the Honeymoon. Low and behold they were having a special adults only weekend which worked perfectly with our Wedding schedule. It could not have worked out better. My new wife heard me build up the "ranch" for the next few months. I believe she really started to think I built it up way too much. From the moment we arrived on Wednesday the fun started with cocktails at the lodge and an amazing dinner. I am not a fan of fish in general but the Mahi was amazing and I actually got seconds. This trend continued throughout the week. Top Tier service, amazing food, scenery so beautiful it can be overwhelming.

The wranglers know what they are doing and they have an amazing stable of horses which are taken very good care of by the ranch. There's riding for every skill level from those first timers to advanced riders. In addition to the riding C Lazy U has a huge amount of activities that are just as fun (almost) as the horses. Fly Fishing with Taylor was an experience we won't ever forget. Unfortunately my new wife caught the biggest fish of the day. She could barely hold it up it was so big. That's what she said.

Trap shooting? Yes please!! Another great afternoon adventure. Great instruction and help getting the hang of this frustrating activity but when you hit that first clay pigeon it's a great feeling.

The Lazy U Spa, last time I was at the C Lazy U (in the mid 90's) there was no spa they did offer massages however just not luxurious spa massages. After a couple days on a horse everything hurts. We had a couple's massage (my wife's first massage ever) which was so relaxing. The spa actually partially sits over a portion of the stream (but big stream), the afternoon was not filled with fake beach sounds or babbling brooks, it was filled with the real thing. It was sunny outside, probably low 70s with a constant breeze. It made for a relaxing 80 minutes. To round out the afternoon we had a soak in the copper tubs while watching the wildlife and mountains.

We didn't get a chance to go hiking or do any of the guided mountain biking but some of our new friends spent a lot of time on those activities.

While at the ranch we met several people while there who visited C Lazy U when they were in their late teens (in the mid/late 90s) all of us agreed it was the best vacation ever and that still holds true to this day.

Can't say enough good things about the ranch. If it's an option for a vacation you are looking at I think you can't go wrong. You will have to look very hard to find someone who has been and didn't fall in love with C Lazy U.

C Lazy U Ranch stay
Reviewed 3 months ago

I went specifically for the Women in the Rockies wellness retreat. I will definitely go again for that or even for another stay. The staff are very helpful and friendly, the food and accommodations are top-notch, the horses and activities are wonderful! I highly recommend it.

Special trip.
Reviewed 3 months ago

Every moment I spent at the ranch, was pleasant, breathtaking and wonderful.

The property is magnificent and the horses were my favorite. The wranglers had the best stories on each horses personality.

I definitely recommend going. It was so refreshing to have no TVs, minimal phone service and Internet. The staff, I don’t know where they found them but such pleasant folks to be around.