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Since 1919, the C Lazy U luxury guest ranch has been celebrated around the world for its rich history, rustic elegance, legendary cuisine and signature 5-Spur Service.

There is something for everyone at C Lazy U - kids enjoy adventure and discovery, while adults do everything they want - or nothing at all. Corporations and groups can also enjoy this all-inclusive ranch as a simple and secluded retreat destination.

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Good to know

  • Works with travel agents?

    yes
  • Belongs to

    Dude Ranch Association and Colorado Dude Ranch Association
  • Good time to go

    The ranch is open all year round, and it's never a bad time to visit.

Lowdown

  • Owner(s)

    Four Member families
  • Manager(s)

    Connie Dorsey
  • Address

    3640 Colorado Highway 125, Granby, Colorado, USA, 80446
  • Tel

    970-887-3344
  • Fax

    970-887-3917
  • Capacity

    100
  • Open

    Jan-Dec - view details
  • Nightly rate

    $375-500 - view details
  • Ranch Type

    Dude Ranch
  • Great for

    Action & adventure, People of all ages

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Highs

  • Excellent children's program - The Young Presidents Organization awarded the C Lazy U the 'Best Parent-Child Program'
  • World class cuisine - Fine wines and dining - an opportunity to pull our your nice evening attire
  • Unbeatable service - they call it their "five-spur service"
  • Named Top 25 spas in Colorado - Authentic tent setting - massages, facials, manicures/pedicures, and the "Cowboy Soak" - a relaxing moonlit soak in deep copper tubs overlooking the creek - complete with champagne and strawberries
  • C Lazy U has a high return rate for their guests - guests report friendly staff, well-cared for horses, amazing food and gorgeous landscape

Lows

  • While the children's program does not allow for parents and kids to ride together most of the week, it does allow for children to learn their horsemanship skills without the pressure they might feel if parents were present. Friday morning is a family ride, and there are vast additional opportunities for family time - fly fishing lessons, guided hiking, mountain biking, archery, tennis lessons and more - making time spent together completely up to the family
 

Summer Season Rates & Booking

  • Open

    May-Oct
  • Nightly rate

    $375-500   view details on lodging rates
  • Nightly rate (non-rider)

    $N/A-N/A
  • Nightly rate (children)

    $350-450
  • Minimum stay

    3 days
  • Preferred arrival day

    Weds, Sun
  • Preferred depart day

    Weds, Sun
  • Booking Policy

  • Cancelations must be made 60 days from arrival, 30% deposit is due at booking
  • Included in your stay

  • meals, activities, ranch shuttle, lodging, Riding
  • Extras

  • Tax

    5.7%
  • Gratuity

    20%
  • Massage

    $120
  • Yoga

    $20
  • Other

    Ropes Course, Zip Line, Trap Shooting, Guided Fly Fishing, Overnight camping excursions and Alcohol

Winter Season Rates & Booking  

  • Open

    Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
  • Nightly rate

    $295-450   view details on lodging rates
  • Nightly rate (non-rider)

    $N/A-N/A
  • Nightly rate (children)

    $92-375
  • Minimum stay

    3 days
  • Preferred arrival day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred depart day

    Any day is fine
  • Booking Policy

  • Cancelations must be made 60 days from arrival, 30% deposit is due at booking
  • Included FREE in your stay

  • meals, activities, ranch shuttle, lodging, Riding
  • Extras

  • Tax

    5.7%
  • Gratuity

    20%
  • Massage

    $120
  • Yoga

    $20
  • Other

    Zip Line, Trap Shooting, Snowcat Skiing, Snowmobiling and Alcohol

Environmental & Social Practices

  • Environment

  • Logging mitigation throughout the ranch to protect and restore and the forests. A large percentage of the wood is re-used on the ranch for renovations and other uses. 

    A program to reduce nutrient loading was put in place on Willow Creek. 

  • Community

  • Involved with the Rockies Foundation and the Grand ,to raise money for non-profit organizations.

  • Food

  • C Lazy U's Executive Chef and Dining Room Manager work each day to create delicious meals alongside perfect wine pairings. Dinners are served family-style, creating an inviting, warm atmosphere in the lodge dining room, which was originally built in the early 40s. With breathtaking views of the Divide, this is the perfect place to dine - especially for made-to-order breakfasts that leave you wanting for nothing. Lunches are always a wonderful treat, served outside during the summer at the ranch's Patio House.

  • Conservation

  • Recycling Program

    Water Conservation Program

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg Temp (°F):

141623334452585650402717

Avg Rainfall (in):

1.2.81.21.11.31.21.51.71.1.8.91.4

Lowdown

  • Elevation

    8,250 ft.
  • Remote Location

 

Nearest Airports

  • Denver International Airport, Denver

  • Nearest town / city

    Denver
  • Distance to ranch

    95 miles
  • Time to ranch

    2 hours
  • Airlines

    Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Horizon, Northwest, Alaska, United Express, All major carries
  • Granby Airport, Granby

  • Nearest town / city

    Granby
  • Distance to ranch

    10 miles
  • Time to ranch

    15 mins
  • Airlines

    Private Aircraft
  • Ranch shuttle

    0
  • Kremmling Airport, Kremmling

  • Nearest town / city

    Kremmling
  • Distance to ranch

    20 miles
  • Time to ranch

    30 mins
  • Airlines

    Private Aircraft
  • Ranch shuttle

    0

Private Air travel

  • Nearest town / city

    Granby and Kremmling Airports
  • Travel by

    Airplane
  • Distance to ranch

    10 miles
  • Ranch shuttle

    0

Nearest Town / City

  • Granby

  • Population

    1,657
  • Distance

    10 miles
  • Time from ranch

    15 mins
  • Facilities

    grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, bank, atm, gas station
  • Shopping

    small hometown necessity shops, western wear
  • Ranch shuttle

    0
 

Our riding stands out

  • Trot and lope
  • Over 100 miles of trails and over 9,000 acres in which to ride
  • All-day rides as well as instructional rides

Our horses

  • guest horses

    175
  • horse types

    Quarterhorse

Our Riding

  • Scheduled rides

    Every morning and afternoon
  • Guided rides

    Every morning and afternoon

Lowdown

  • Type of riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Intermediate
  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Pace of Ride, Rides tailored to guest requests, Families Ride Together
  • Max riders per ride

    8
  • Wranglers per ride

    1
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope

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You'll enjoy

  • hours in the Saddle

    Morning - 2 hours, Afternoon - 2 hours, Evening - n/a
  • Riding

    Openly through property
 

Riding Lessons

  • Details

    basic riding lessons
  • Lessons given by

    wrangler
  • Lessons located

    on the trail, in the arena

Cattle work - pasture gathers

  • When

    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
  • Frequency

    Weekly
  • Interaction

    Guests participate

Arena Work

  • Type

    indoor arena, outdoor arena
  • Activities

    barrels, pole bending, cutting

Horsemanship Clinic

  • Details

    Additionally charged, Clinics occur in the arena

Sample Riding Itinerary

  • During a typical stay, kids and adults have the opportunity to ride twice a day, every day, improving their riding skills on horses that are anything but nose-to-tail animals. C Lazy U’s wranglers take pride in the natural horsemanship techniques they use to train independent, fun to ride horses; and at the end of a week’s stay, guests participate in a shodeo to show off the skills they have acquired during their vacation.

Setting

  • Private Land - 5000-10000 (acres)

  • Public Land - 1000-5000 (acres)

Our guests are accustomed to fine dining and a large selection of wines to choose from. No matter how your day went, you can always be assured that it will end with a great dining experience.

C Lazy U's Executive Chef and Dining Room Manager work each day to create delicious meals, alongside perfect wine pairings. Dinners are served family style, creating an inviting, warm atmosphere in the lodge dining room that was originally built in the early 40s. With breathtaking views of the Divide, it's the perfect place to enjoy made-to-order breakfasts that leave you wanting for nothing. Lunches are always a wonderful treat, served outside during the summer at the ranch's Patio House.

Personalized services

Guests can choose menu, request favorite wine on-hand, request specific soda/non-alcoholic drinks

Good to know

Alcohol

available for purchase

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet
  • Meals served

    family style
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire)
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef, ranch-raised pork, ranch-raised chicken, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for include

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, other

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Guest Favorites

  • Beef tenderloin with a mushroom tarragon demi
  • Grilled Striped Bass served with cantaloupe and pineapple, and a buerre blanc
  • Dijon panko crusted Colorado lamb

Wine List Sample

  • Point Conception, Rose of Pinot Grigio, Santa Barbara
  • Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage, Rhone Valley
  • AP. Vin, Kanzler Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
 

Your Chef

  • Your dedicated chef is John Adams

  • John served as an Executive Chef for multiple resorts prior to coming to the C Lazy U. 

Sample Menu

    Breakfast is made to order - whatever you want, the chefs can make for you.

    Lunch is served at the Patio House during summer, and typically includes a soup and a salad, main entree comprising of a fish and another protein alongside a starch and vegetable side, plus desert. 

    Dinner includes appetizers with cocktails, soup or a salad, one protein and one fish chosen daily alongside a vegetable and starch for sides, followed by desert. 

    Our menu changes daily and is chosen by the C Laxy U Executive Chef. 

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 3 and over



For more than half a century, experienced ranch counselors have refined a program that teaches children and teens skills that build confidence and independence. The program revolves around horseback riding every day. Kids aged 3-5 are given pony rides, while older kids are taken on guided trail rides and given lessons in horsemanship according to their age and skill level.

Between rides, the kids flock to the Patio House to swim, play table tennis or air hockey, shoot pool or play outside. Counselors are with the children all day to supervise their activities, even during nap time for the little ones. Archery, scavenger hunts, Capture-the-Flag, volleyball, rowing boats, fishing, cookouts, hay rides and a carnival are just some of the added children’s activities. Winter offers ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and sledding. There is also a supervised children's center with reading, games, and arts and crafts. The Teen Program includes off-site trips such as hiking and overnight camping, white water rafting, and heading off to a local rodeo.

There is a balance of family time and adventure time: during breakfast and after dinner, families spend time together, but the kids are 'on the ranch' for the remainder of the day. At C Lazy U, kids have the vacation of a lifetime and are kept busy from sunrise to sunset. Adults can truly relax during their vacation on the ranch, knowing that the kids are happily occupied.
 

Detailed Activities

  • Arts & Crafts

    play-doh, coloring, sketching
  • Games

    scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, horseshoes, volleyball, ping pong, pool table
  • Riding based activities

    pony rides, arena riding, trail riding, rodeo

Babysitting

  • Available for children age

    3 to 17
  • Provided by

    On-site staff (counselors)
  • Hourly prices from

    $15

The ranch was homesteaded by original pioneers in the later 1800s and early 1900s. 

The ranch had been run as a guest ranch since 1919 under the 'F Slash Ranch' name until 1946, when its name was changed to the C Lazy U.

Over its 90+ year history as a guest ranch, it has only traded between different owners four times, which has allowed it to maintain its western traditions. 

Lowdown

  • Ranch established

    late 1800's
  • Guest ranch since

    1919

Our Staff

  • Great personality
  • Courteous
  • Outgoing
  • We have 15 wranglers on our staff, aged 18 to 50+

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Owner Info

  • Owner - Four Member families

  • Languages spoken

    english
  • The four Member families that have united to run the ranch were all previous guests of the ranch, and they all carry the same desires and goals - including the long-term preservation of the guest ranch. 

Our Managers

  • Manager - Connie Dorsey

  • With ranch since

    2010
  • Languages spoken

    english
  • Extensive 30+ year background in managing resort type properties.  Strong focus on customer service, and food and beverage. 

Our Wranglers

  • Wrangler - Bill Fisher

  • Languages spoken

    english
  • Bill knows every guest and horse better than anyone on the property!

Rooms & Rates

  • Room type | nameSummer ratesWinter rates

  • Cabin | Guest Cabin$350-$450$295-$450

    • Description

      C Lazy U offers 38 guest ranch accommodations varying in size and décor scattered across the hillsides, all within walking distance of the Main Lodge. Children's rooms offer twin beds or bunk beds. Deluxe rooms are typically larger with a stocked mini-bar, and some have fireplaces. A select few have a jetted tub.
    • Rooms

      38
    • Max occupancy

      6
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      safe, fridge, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, wood fireplace, Handicapped Accessible
    • Entertainment

      jetted tub in bath
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Master King
Master King

Services

Communications

  • wireless internet
  • free long distance
  • Business Services

    • Executive business center
    • Conference center
    • computer and fax hookups
    • printers
    • common computer
    • Cell Networks

      • AT&T
      • verizon

Additional Services

  • Spa

    relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, couples massage, scrubs, manicures, facials, pedicures.
  • Corporate Retreats

    For groups of 50-75.
  • Weddings

    We can cater for groups of 75-100.

Onsite

Shopping

  • Luis Old Place, Western gift shop on site

Outdoor Activities

  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • Yoga
  • Golf - 18 hole course
  • sporting clays
  • campouts
  • wagon rides
  • ATV Rentals - non-inclusive
  • Water based Activities

    • outdoor pool
    • hot tub
    • lake water sports
    • whitewater rafting-adventure
    • Winter Activities  

      • cross-country skiing
      • snowmobiling
      • down hill skiing
      • snowshoeing
      • winter ice fishing

Good to know

  • You can borrow

    Cowboy boots, Riding helmets, Saddle bags, Rain coats
 

Fishing & Wildlife

  • Fishing

  • Types of fishing

    fly, river, stocked pond, lake, stream, equipment available, guided non-inclusive, unguided, instruction available
  • Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge

  • Wildlife and birding

  • Elk, moose, brown bear, deer, antelope, bald eagle

Offsite Activities

  • The on-site concierge can take care of any personal needs during your trip.

Local Attractions

  • We've only highlighted attractions that may add to your stay!
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Distance

    25 miles
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Grand Lake

  • Distance

    15 miles
  • Time from ranch

    15 mins
  • Winter Park Ski Area

  • Distance

    25 miles
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Sol Vista Ski Area

  • Distance

    15 miles
  • Time from ranch

    15 mins

Horses in the Hay Meadow at Sunset
Orvis Fly Fishing Lodge
Canoe on the Pond
SPA on the River
Zip Line and Ropes Course Adventure
 

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