horses eating hay in the trough during winter, at the C Lazy U Ranch

Colorado's Best Winter Family Vacation

Experience a Genuine Colorado Winter Getaway

Winter vacations in Colorado are world-famous for postcard-worthy mountain scenery, skiing, and other winter sports designed to bring families and friends together. The bright sunshine complements the snowy landscape with conditions that are perfectly matched for all outdoor winter adventures. The C Lazy U luxury resort offers all-inclusive winter vacations, where everything is taken care of. Our Colorado Winter Vacation Packages includes:

  • Lodgings, featuring cozy, family-style cabins and secluded couples’ retreats
  • Meals, including gourmet breakfasts, lunches and intimate dinners as well as wine list and full bar
  • Winter ranch activities, featuring complimentary snowtubing, cross-country skiing and shoeing, horseback riding, archery and more

C Lazy U taps into the spirit of legendary Colorado winters to make your winter vacation something truly special to share with the family. Get ready for the best Colorado winter vacation at our all-inclusive resort.

A Typical Day During Your Colorado Winter Family Vacation at C Lazy U Ranch

Winter Mornings at the Ranch

After waking up in a warm, inviting cabin, guests are greeted with a hot cup of Cowboy Coffee and hearty ranch-style family breakfast that includes all the favorites, including pancakes, eggs, sausage, hash browns, fruit and pastries. Once guests are full and ready to have fun, families go off on their winter adventures.

Winter Afternoons at the Ranch
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Trips to Discover listed C Lazy U in the top 10 worldwide best winter resorts for families

Families have access to endless on-ranch winter activities without ever having to leave the property. There are tons of complimentary winter activities at our luxury ranch resort:

  • Horseback rides: Ride through the snowy mountain trails for breathtaking views.
  • Ice hockey and skating: Hold family-friendly games and competition on the Zamboni-groomed pond.
  • Snowmobiling*: Zoom around the ranch for a thrilling outdoor winter experience.
  • Snowtubing: Hit the private tubing hill for hours of downhill fun.

Sleigh rides, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing round out the winter sports offered at C Lazy U Ranch. Major ski resorts are within close proximity as well. After you’ve had your fill of the chilly Colorado air, warm up in the hot tub or head to the full-service Lazy You Spa for a relaxing massage. Your winter vacation in Colorado is right around the corner.

Winter Evenings at the Ranch

When the sun has set, the guests head to the Main Lodge for a gourmet meal that adults can pair with your choice of wine, beer or cocktails, shared over an elegantly set table and excellent table service.

Cozy winter evenings are spent with the family fireside while enjoying hot cocoa, games, music and evening entertainment.

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At a Glance – A Colorado Winter Trip

January to Early April

From $392-450 for kids; $587-795 for adults; per person per night
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Check-in/Check-out Times:
Check-in: 3 PM
Check-out: 10 AM

Minimum Stay:
2 nights

Kids Program:
Optional Winter Kids’ Club: Kids Program »

Inclusive Activities:
Horseback Riding, Ice Skating, Snowtubing, Snowshoeing, and more! Winter Activities »

Extra Activities:
Snowmobiling, Trap Shooting, Spa, Ski Packages

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Guests enjoy snowmobiling on miles of groomed trails

Winter Adventures for the Kids

The The Winter Kids Club is an optional program for children age 3 to 17. Our trained counselors supervise and guide the children and teens in a variety of activities depending on the ages of the kids and the weather conditions. The Kids’ Club meets in the morning and in the afternoon so kids can have time to play with their peers and parents can have time to do the activities they want to do.

Activities for the children participating in the Winter Kids’ Club are:

  • Arts and crafts and games in the Patio House
  • Grooming clinics
  • Pony rides for children under 7
  • Sledding and tubing by the pond, ice skating and hockey
  • Guided cross country skiing or snowshoe lessons
  • Fire building lesson at the warming hut
  • BB gun biathlon (11 years and older)
  • Indoor Arena equestrian activities such as riding lessons, trail obstacle clinics and/or grooming clinics are also be available upon request

Meals are eaten together as a family, except for the weekends of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day, when the children eat with their counselors; however teens 16 and 17 have the option to eat with their parents. A great way to have a Colorado winter trip for the entire family.

Ski Trips to Winter Park & Granby Ranch Resorts

The C Lazy U guest ranch is very much a ski destination. In addition to on-ranch cross-country skiing trails, we offer ski packages to the Winter Park and Ski Granby Ranch ski areas. Guests can take advantage of C Lazy U’s curb-to-curb shuttle service to both ski resorts. Rental equipment can be obtained at a local ski shop prior to your arrival upon request; we can also arrange ski lessons. C Lazy U Ranch gives guests the opportunity to enjoy unparalleled skiing while getting away from the hustle and bustle of busy ski resorts.

With its plethora of winter activities, luxury lodging and gourmet meals, C Lazy U is a unique Colorado mountain resort destination that whole family can enjoy. Learn more about our Colorado Winter Vacation Packages!

*There is an extra charge for snowmobiling

kids riding on hay wagon with the horses begging for hay

Winter Specials and Events

Martin Luther King Weekend

Enjoy the long Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend and escape to C Lazy U for some adventure and fun with the kids.

  • Spend some extra time with the family after the holidays
  • All-inclusive package features luxury lodging and gourmet meals
  • Take part in all winter ranch activities, including horseback riding and cross-country skiing
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Presidents’ Day Weekend

Take advantage of the long Presidents’ Day Weekend and come to the Ranch for a winter getaway vacation.

  • Kid’s Program allows for romantic time alone, spent at the spa or on the trails
  • Enjoy all winter ranch activities such as horseback riding and cross-country skiing
  • Luxury lodging and gourmet meals round out the all-inclusive stay
  • 3 night minimum stay
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Family Spring Break Vacations

Spend spring break on a C Lazy U dude ranch adventure that the whole family won’t ever forget.

  • All-inclusive spring break packages feature luxury accommodations, gourmet meals and ranch activities
  • Enjoy activities like horseback riding, snowtubing, and cross-country skiing on miles of groomed trails
  • Take advantage of complimentary shuttles to famous Colorado ski resorts
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Post-Holiday Rate Saver

Grab a post-holiday winter vacation at C Lazy U to keep the spirit alive after the holidays!

  • Enjoy the whole C Lazy U experience, including the Kids Program
  • Enjoy all winter activities, including horseback riding, tubing and cross-country skiing
  • Sleep deeply in our comfy beds and enjoy our fabulous gourmet food at all three meals
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We were immediately surrounded by pleasant young men. Smiling. Happy to help. Didn't seem hurried. Willing to talk about things around the ranch. I would love to watch your orientation process for new employees. It must be amazing. I cannot tell you how many times I was addressed in different areas by my name. How people I had never seen knew who I was and took care of things for me like managing my food allergy. Amazing.

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