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Phone: (970) 887-3344
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MSN Travel Highlights C Lazy U Ranch

February 24, 2015

MSN Travel has featured the C Lazy U Ranch on their website. Our head wrangler Bill Fisher is quoted heavily in this article, which not only explains a summer vacation at C Lazy U, but shows winter vacations as well!

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C Lazy U Named Top Resort In World By Condé Nast Traveler In 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards

October 27, 2014

Download Press Release as PDF fileCondé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 27th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and C Lazy U Guest Ranch is recognized as a Top 100 Hotel & Resort in the World (#31), Top 25 Resort in the US (#8) and Top 20 Resort in Colorado (#3), with a score of 95.096.

“We’re extremely honored to be recognized amongst the top resorts in the world by such a prestigious publication,” said David Craig, C Lazy U general manager. “This is a testament to not only our property, but the outstanding staff at our Ranch, who work so hard to ensure each and every guest has a memorable experience. Thanks to our team’s efforts, we are proud to say we consider many of our guests family, as they return to visit year after year.”

More than 76,600 dedicated readers cast votes for 7,721 hotels, 642 cities, 453 cruise ships and 148 islands, in an average survey time of 16.5 minutes. The result? The 1,182 best travel experiences in the world.

Celebrating its 95th year, C Lazy U is Colorado’s premier luxury guest ranch getaway. Located in Grand County and easily accessible from Denver, C Lazy U features a collection of 43 rustically-elegant cabin accommodations, fine dining, a full-service “Lazy You” spa, and 8,500 acres of adventure.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

This year, Condé Nast Traveler introduced two new categories: Hall of Famers, iconic properties that debuted in the first Readers’ Choice Awards; and The Newcomers and The Comebacks, new and recently refreshed properties that are destined to become future classics.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 28, 2014. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.

About C Lazy U

Known for its “5-Spur Service,” C Lazy U is Colorado’s premier luxury guest ranch getaway. Located in Grand County and easily accessible from Denver, C Lazy U is one of the few remaining places where guests can experience a vacation far from the stresses of everyday life and filled with the rich traditions of the American West. C Lazy U features a collection of 43 rustically-elegant cabin accommodations, fine dining, a full-service “Lazy You” spa, and 8,500 acres of adventure. Limitless family activities include horseback riding, a second-to-none children’s program, swimming, tennis, bicycling, hiking, fishing, hunting, yoga, a zip line and ropes course, trap shooting, archery, Snowcat excursions and skiing, sledding, snow tubing, ice hockey and skating on a Zamboni-groomed pond, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more. For those who visit C Lazy U and never want to leave, private ownership opportunities are also available. For additional information, visit www.clazyu.com, or call (970) 887-3344.

C Lazy U Ranch Gets Rounded Up by Yahoo! Travel

October 10, 2014

Writer Lisa McElroy included C Lazy U Ranch in her “Roundup of 4 Great Colorado Dude Ranches for the Cowgirl in Everyone”, published by Yahoo! Travel. Lisa visited Grand County, CO and spent time at some different dude ranches, exploring the differences. We’re happy to say we made the list!

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Ski Magazine Features C Lazy U as Family-Friendly Ski Destination

November 5, 2013

Ski Magazine gave C Lazy U Ranch a two-page spread in their November 2013 issue! Listing a variety of family-friendly ski destinations, Ski Magazine writer Samatha Berman writes: “This Western ski vacation is the real deal, complete with riding, roping, and chowing down. From homemade biscuits and gravy in the dining room to winter trail rides through the snow, this is the Colorado ski country you might not expect.”

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Bill Fisher, Head Wrangler at C Lazy U Guest Ranch, Presented Lifetime Achievement Award from Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association at Annual “Stars of the Industry” Awards Luncheon

October 21, 2013

Employed at Colorado’s Original Luxury Guest Ranch for More Than 50 Years, Fisher Selected for His Dedication & Enduring Contributions to the Ranch, Community

Download Press Release as PDF fileGranby, Colo. – October 21, 2013 – Today, C Lazy U, Colorado’s original and premier luxury guest ranch, is proud to announce the receipt of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Head Wrangler, Bill Fisher, at the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association’s (CHLA) annual “Stars of the Industry” awards banquet. A mainstay at the Ranch for decades, Fisher originally worked at C Lazy U as a teenager in 1968, and has been involved with the equestrian program at C Lazy U ever since.

The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes those in the hospitality industry who have made a marked impact on others with an extraordinary dedication to hospitality over an expansive career. Of 45,000 professionals involved in Colorado’s hospitality industry, only 37 are recognized in the annual awards ceremony, and only Fisher will receive the supervisor categories’ Lifetime Achievement distinction.

“Bill is so much more than an employee at C Lazy U,” said David Craig, general manager. “He makes a profound impact on the lives of all who have the good fortune to experience his style of effective, caring and compassionate horsemanship. Known as the expert at matching humans and horses at our property, he has made an enduring mark on our employees’ and guests’ lives, giving them the gift of confidence, self reliance and trust, as well as a lingering lifetime memory.”

As head wrangler and barn manager, Fisher manages the health and care of the up to 200 horses owned by C Lazy U. Not only does he know each horse by name, he is an expert at understanding their individual riding temperament, and their place in the complex social order of the herd. Fisher is one of the first members of the C Lazy U team with whom guests interact during their stays; matching each guest with a horse tailored to his or her ability and personality upon arrival. Throughout their stays, guests ride daily with the same horse, forming a bond that is often times the most memorable aspect of their time spent at C Lazy U.

In addition to managing the riding program, horses and barn – for which C Lazy U is renowned – Fisher also manages an ever-changing staff of up to 20 wranglers, many of whom are college-aged kids who grew up visiting the Ranch with their families as children. Fisher’s guidance, riding instruction and the gentle manner with which he approaches his relationships with both animals and people has positively impacted the lives of everyone he has worked with over the course of his seasoned career.

About C Lazy U

Known for its “5-Spur Service,” C Lazy U is Colorado’s premier luxury guest ranch getaway. Located in Grand County and easily accessible from Denver, C Lazy U is one of the few remaining places where guests can experience a vacation far from the stresses of everyday life and filled with the rich traditions of the American West. C Lazy U features a collection of 38 rustically-elegant cabin accommodations, fine dining, a full-service “Lazy U” spa, and 8,500 acres of adventure. Limitless family activities include horseback riding, a second-to-none children’s program, swimming, tennis, bicycling, hiking, fishing, hunting, yoga, a zip line and ropes course, trap shooting, archery, Snowcat excursions and skiing, sledding, snow tubing, ice hockey and skating on a Zamboni-groomed pond, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more. For those who visit C Lazy U and never want to leave, private ownership opportunities are also available. For additional information, visit www.clazyu.com, or call (970) 887-3344.

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