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September 2022

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Adults-Only Weekend Fall 2022
September 21 - September 25, 2022
riding horses across a field in the fall at C Lazy U Ranch

Attend an adults-only week at C Lazy U to reconnect with the other grownups in your life, including your special someone.

  • Marvel at the spectacular fall colors that transform the ranch into a golden utopia
  • Enjoy uninterrupted conversation and the company of adults
  • Take advantage of all C Lazy U’s ranch activities, including access to the Lazy You Spa
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October 2022

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Ranch Riding Adventure with Julie Goodnight
October 6 - October 10, 2022
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Join renowned horse trainer and clinician Julie Goodnight for an amazing Ranch Riding Adventure.

  • Daily sessions include lessons with Julie, trail obstacle challenges, cattle sorting and guided trail rides
  • Evening activities include horsemanship workshops and socializing
  • Discounted rate offers an exclusive chance to experience world-class accommodations and gourmet meals
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Family Fall Break
October 10 - October 13, 2022

Fall in love with C Lazy U Ranch this autumn for a family fall getaway in Colorado.

  • Experience the wonder of Colorado in the fall with its golden aspens and crisp air
  • Catch rainbow and brook trout on private streams while fly fishing
  • Take part in all of C Lazy U’s ranch activities, from horseback riding to a day at the Lazy You Spa
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Julie Goodnight’s Horsemanship Immersion
October 25 - October 30, 2022
julie goodnight's horsemanship

Immerse yourself in horsemanship instruction during this 6-day, 5-night boot camp with Julie Goodnight! This program is designed for insatiable learners of all ability levels. Besides our luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, ranch activities and amenities, you'll enjoy:

  • Equitation and groundwork lessons
  • Training demonstrations
  • Hands-on workshops on horse behavior, health & first aid, conformation, saddle fit, bits & bitting, desensitizing
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November 2022

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November Family Getaway Dates
November 4 - November 6, 2022

November 9 - November 13, 2022
November 16 - November 20, 2022

horses gather in the yard before work each day

Come to the ranch for a getaway with only a 2-night minimum stay! We've got lots of activities no matter what the weather is, and with a little luck you might even find some early-season powder at our elevation. Grab the kids and head on up!

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Thanksgiving
November 20 - November 27, 2022
turkey dinner for thanksgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving alongside family, old friends and new friends in a Western atmosphere filled with laughter, mountain beauty and lots to do both indoors and out.

  • Thanksgiving celebration features a traditional dinner with turkey and all the trimmings
  • Come together for family game nights and evening entertainment
  • Take part in ranch activities, including horseback riding, archery and trap shooting
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December 2022

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Early Winter Family Dates
December 7 - December 11, 2022
A rider trots her horse down the main road of the ranch

Rare short-stay opportunity! Get an early start to winter fun with a trip up the mountain to C Lazy U Ranch! You'll enjoy lots of great activities (including complimentary shuttles to nearby ski resorts) plus our luxurious lodging and gourmet meals.

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Early Holiday Rate Saver
December 14 - December 22, 2022
kids playing in snow

Extend your holiday stay at C Lazy U! Come a little early for Christmas and save with early holiday rates.

  • Start the Christmas festivities early at C Lazy U Ranch
  • Save on your stay in luxury lodges with discounted rates
  • Enjoy ranch activities, including horseback riding, cross-country skiing and the feed wagon
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2022 All-inclusive Christmas Family Vacations
December 22 - December 27, 2022
kid with santa

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Come celebrate a winter ranch vacation at C Lazy U and create lasting memories with the whole family — without the holiday stress.

  • Enjoy tree-trimming, gingerbread house building and cookie decorating with the kids
  • Go on sleigh rides to explore the ranch in festive style
  • Enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner with family and new friends
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2022 All-Inclusive New Year’s Family Vacation
December 27, 2022 - January 1, 2023
snow on top of cabin

Ring in the New Year in style with C Lazy U's famous New Year's Eve Party!

  • Suitable for both families and couples, the ranch is a magical place to celebrate the end of a glorious year
  • Enjoy a live band, mechanical bull riding, dancing and refreshments at the party, plus a champagne toast at midnight
  • During the day, adults enjoy our winter activities while the kids are having fun with their counselors
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January 2023

winter trail ride
Post-Holiday Rate Saver
January 2, 2023 - January 8, 2023
winter trail ride

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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Martin Luther King Weekend
January 11, 2023 - January 17, 2023
Two people playing ice hockey

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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Winter Wonderland Getaways
January 18, 2023 - January 22, 2023

January 25 - January 29, 2023
February 1 - February 5, 2023
February 8 - February 12, 2023

Two people playing in snow

Join us for an amazing Winter Wonderland Escape and enjoy the C Lazy U’s award-winning ranch lifestyle this winter!

  • DudeRanch.com lists the C Lazy U as “Best dude ranch to visit in winter” and you'll see why!
  • From horseback riding to snow tubing and cross-country skiing, we have lots of ways to play in the snow.
  • For your downhill skiing fix, we offer complimentary shuttles to nearby ski resorts.
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February 2023

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Presidents’ Day Weekend
February 15, 2023 - February 26, 2023
Two snow tubers

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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March 2023

Horseback riders in the snow
Family Spring Break Vacations
March 1, 2023 - April 2, 2023
Horseback riders in the snow

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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April 2023

Easter Weekend
April 5, 2023 - April 9, 2023

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail with a basket full of eggs… and beer? Come join us for Easter weekend at C Lazy U and celebrate the holiday C Lazy U Ranch style! We'll have special programming, a very special Easter breakfast, plus lots of indoor and outdoor activities to keep the whole family busy.

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Julie Goodnight & Barbra Schulte Riding & Wholeness Retreat
April 27, 2023 - May 1, 2023
Two women on horses

Gain new riding skills, explore your passions and indulge yourself in luxury during the exclusive Julie Goodnight & Barbra Schulte Riding & Wholeness Retreat for women.

  • Four nights and five days of horsemanship clinics and guided trail rides
  • Attend workshops on personal growth to explore your inner strengths
  • Learn to boost your confidence, control emotions and live a purposeful life
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May 2023

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Moms May Play Days (Adults-Only! Dads Welcome)
May 10, 2023 - May 14, 2023
Two women on horses let the horses drink from the lake

Treat Mom to an adults-only getaway for Mother's Day. (Trust us, she needs a break!) Dads are welcome too.

  • Enjoy lots of outdoor activities during Colorado's amazing spring weather
  • Savor the peace and quiet of the ranch with no kids around
  • Do all the included ranch activities you want – or just relax by the pool...your choice!
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The 2022 group at Body, Mind, Equine at C Lazy U Ranch
Find Your Inner Cowgirl through Body, Mind, Equine
May 11, 2023 - May 14, 2023
The 2022 group at Body, Mind, Equine at C Lazy U Ranch

Learn how to use yoga and yogic principles to improve your horsemanship skills during this exclusive retreat, led by International yoga teacher, retreat leader, author and long-time trail rider Cathy Woods.

  • Become a conscious rider through body, breathing, energy and present-moment awareness
  • Three-night retreat allows you to acquire skills to use on and off the saddle
  • All skill levels welcome, including beginners and advanced yoga practitioners and riders
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Memorial Day Weekend
May 26, 2023 - May 29, 2023
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Bring your family to C Lazy U Ranch for a fun-filled weekend filled with outdoor adventure.

  • Kick off the summer with a weekend of horseback riding and ranch activities
  • Enjoy gourmet meals, luxury cabins and a chance to visit the award-winning spa
  • Come early and/or stay after to pack in even more excitement
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horse crossing river
Summer Family Short-Stay Special
May 29, 2023 - June 1, 2023
horse crossing river

Enjoy the magic of C Lazy U Ranch without the commitment of a full week!

  • Stay 3 nights, Thursday to Sunday
  • Ride horses, swim in the pool, or do myriad other activities at the ranch
  • Sleep in luxurious lodging and dine on gourmet meals
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June 2023

Adult riders happy to be on horseback
Adults-Only 7-Night Getaway Early Summer
June 4, 2023 - June 11, 2023
Adult riders happy to be on horseback

Join us for a rare opportunity to enjoy an adults-only 7-night getaway before families take over the ranch for the summer!

  • Get up close and personal with nature during Colorado's amazing summer weather
  • Enjoy the company of adults and uninterrupted conversation
  • Do all the included ranch activities you want or just relax by the pool, your choice!
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Summer 2023 Dude Ranch Vacations Availability
June 11, 2023 - August 20, 2023
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Summer vacations at C Lazy U sell out very quickly. We encourage you to choose your week and get on our Call Back List. As soon as we start booking those weeks, you'll be the first to know!

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August 2023

horse happy hour
Adults-Only Getaway
August 20, 2023 - August 27, 2023
horse happy hour

Join us for a late-summer adults-only getaway at C Lazy U to focus on yourself or your significant other.

  • Get outdoors and play like kids during Colorado's amazing late summer weather
  • Enjoy uninterrupted conversations in the company of adults
  • Do all the included ranch activities you want plus enjoy access to the Lazy You Spa
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The beautiful bar and the friendliness (and amazing memory) of the primary bartender, Trent, made the experience like having an evening drink with your family. When you can walk into a bar, just chatting with a new friend for a few minutes, and the bartender walks over and doesn't say "What'll ya have?" but instead smiles like he means it, then calls you by name as he hands you your drink – that's special. It makes you feel like you're part of the C Lazy U family.

~ Stephen H., 09-21-2021

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