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C Lazy U: A Colorado Luxury Dude Ranch

Find a home away from home on the range at the C Lazy U luxury dude ranch for a one-of-a-kind vacation getaway. While you can certainly rough it out on the trail during the day, you’ll come back to luxury accommodations, gourmet meals paired with an award-winning wine list and a full-service spa. Luxury ranch vacations in Colorado at C Lazy U let you live the life of a cowboy, but with all the comforts of a five-star resort.

Luxury Ranch Accommodations

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Our guests enjoy cozy, private cabins that serve as their own personal sanctuary during an unforgettable vacation. Bunk with a group in the Midnight Trail lodge, a luxury villa with its very own bar, private hot tub and fire pit, or hide away in the Aspen honeymoon cabin, a romantic retreat featuring a private deck overlooking the ranch.

The cabins’ rugged stonework, exposed wooden beams, plush furniture and rustic décor perfectly complement our natural Colorado surroundings. In many of the private cabins, guests can cozy up around their own fireplace or relax in a bubbling jetted tub after a long day of outdoor fun. Daily housekeeping services are included all year round, as well as nightly turndown service from June through August, Christmas and New Year’s.

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Gourmet Dining

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Led by C Lazy U’s talented executive chef, the dining experience at the ranch is a gourmet getaway on its own. Fuel up with the family at breakfast and lunch with a made-to-order menu featuring all the favorites: pancakes, eggs, bacon and even fresh local trout. Dinnertime is a more formal affair, with a four-course meal of regional dishes such as Western-aged beef. You’ll enjoy all the traditional fare but with a five-star touch.

While alcohol is not included in the base rate, we offer a wide selection of wine, domestic and international craft beer and liquor tableside and at our two on-site, full-service bars. At dinner each evening, our on-site sommelier will select the perfect wine pairings to complement your meal. Summer guests enjoy a complimentary wine tasting led by our expert sommelier, where you can enrich your mind as well as your tastes.

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Luxury Camping (Glamping) in Colorado


Experience the height of luxury when tent camping in the great outdoors of Colorado at C Lazy U. There’s no fumbling with tents or figuring out the campsite, as it’s already set up with a king-size bed or three twin beds for the little ones. Start toasting those marshmallows in the s’mores kit at your campsite — the campfire is roaring when you arrive!

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Lazy You Spa

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The full-service Lazy You Spa, a little piece of paradise on the banks of Willow Creek, is the perfect place to relax, unwind and soothe those sore muscles.

Enjoy special spa features only a luxury ranch in Colorado can provide, including deep-tissue massages in a glass-bottom tent perched above the creek or a long, well-deserved soak in a grand copper soaking tub. Treat your skin to a facial or wrap yourself in only the finest spa products for a full-body experience.

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Dude Ranch Activities

There is never a dull moment at the ranch, no matter the season. Join the daily horseback rides on the expansive trails or in the indoor heated arena during the winter, and then fill your day with one of the many outdoor (and indoor) activities, depending on the season.

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Summer at C Lazy U Ranch

Included as part of the standard ranch package are complimentary guided hiking and mountain biking, swimming, Orvis-endorsed guided fly fishing, archery, cattle pushing clinics, and ranger tours, as well as plethora of sports and games: tennis, basketball, shuffleboard, volleyball and horseshoes. Other activities outside of the package include trap shooting and a challenging ropes course and zip line.

Note about cattle pushing availability: The ranch plans to bring back this activity in the future as soon as fire-damaged pastures recover and are producing vital nutritional growth.

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Winter at C Lazy U Ranch

While the hibernating animals around C Lazy U take their winter slumber, our guests are still ready to go! Complimentary winter activities at the ranch include cross-country skiing, ice skating, ice hockey, snow tubing, snowshoeing, a horse-drawn sleigh ride and a trip to the feed wagon, where guests can see our herd of horses up close. Other extra winter activities include dog sledding (only at select times) and snowmobiling.

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Kids Programs

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C Lazy U Ranch is a family place, but we ensure that adults have their time away. With the Kids Program, available during the summer and holidays, children are grouped by age and supervised by counselors to give the adults time to relax. Depending on age group, kids will learn horseback riding, play games and participate in many ranch activities.

Family time is still important, though, so we gather everyone back together for family trail rides, cookouts and evening entertainment for a perfect family Colorado getaway.

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Superior Service

Each of our little touches comprises what we call C Lazy U’s superior service, a dedication to being one of best resorts in the world. For the past few years, Condé Nast has named us one of the top 10 resorts in the world, and in 2018, we were named the best resort in Colorado — and we commit ourselves to staying one.

There’s a reason guests from all over the world choose C Lazy U for luxury ranch vacations in Colorado — and it’s our superior service.

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Wild animals abound here at C Lazy U Ranch. On a visit to our working dude ranch and resort, you’re likely to spot some of the Rocky Mountains’ most iconic creatures, both big and small. Right at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, we share the same wealth of Colorado wildlife that makes RMNP…

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From the Horse's Mouth

Aaron – he was perfect for our experience with the Archery, BB Guns, and Hatchet-throwing. He was very patient and careful with our kids, and encouraged and instructed them when needed.

~ Jen O., 09-16-2021

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