Awards and Strategic Alliances

C Lazy U prides itself on preserving the traditions of a western dude ranch and has done so since it originally started operating in 1919. Guests from all over the world take advantage of all that the ranch has to offer from an award winning luxury spa, gourmet dining, outstanding trail riding, to the rustic elegance of the cozy accommodations and the spectacular five spur service™. C Lazy U’s uncompromising 5 star standards have earned it the prestige of a world-class resort. C Lazy U is proud to spotlight these awards, accolades and strategic alliances to show our commitment to providing the vacation experience of a lifetime.

C Lazy U Ranch is ranked a Top 3 resort in Colorado and Top 10 resort in the USA for the third year in a row by Condé Nast Readers!

Condé Nast Traveler

Shape Magazine awarded our Lazy You Spa the “Healthy Travels Award” for Best Hotel Spa!

C Lazy U won the 2016 Gold Magellan Award from Travel Weekly in the category of Family Destinations in the United States.

We are grateful to have made USA TODAY’s 2016 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Destination Resorts!

C Lazy U has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 years running: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. We are proud of our 5-Star rating, and grateful for all the awesome reviews!

TripAdvisor.com

The C Lazy U won the 2015 Best Escape Award in the “Into the Wild” category from Top50Ranches.com!

Top50Ranches.com

The C Lazy U won the 2015 Gene Kilgore Best Ranches Award!

Gene Kilgore

DudeRanch.com gave C Lazy U their Signature Ranch Award. We are a Top Ten Luxury Ranch!

DudeRanch.com

C Lazy U was named the 2nd Best Snowshoe Destination in the world by Snowshoe Magazine!

Snowshoe Magazine

Rated One of the Best Guest Ranch Suites in the American West by Elite Traveler!

Elite Traveler

C Lazy U Ranch is a proud partner with Inspirato, which provides luxury vacation residences and custom experiences at luxurious properties throughout the world.

Inspirato by American Express

C Lazy U Ranch is a two-time winner of YPO Best of the Best Family Event!

YPO

The C Lazy U Ranch is in the new edition of the “Top 1000 Places to See Before You Die”

Top 1000 Places To See Before You Die

The C Lazy U is a Top 50 Ranches’ Premier Ranch for 2017!

Top 50 Ranches

We’re proud that C Lazy U is one of Equitrekking’s Top 20 Ranches in North America!

Equitrekking

Colorado Meetings+Events lists C Lazy U as a Top Location for Incentives & Relaxed Gatherings

Colorado Meetings + Events

Our Head Wrangler Bill Fisher got the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association!

Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association

C Lazy U is proud to be an Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge!

Orvis website

A portion of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.

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Colorado is blessed with an abundance of wide-open spaces and wilderness. Hidden away are mountain trails so rugged that the only way to access them is on foot—or, even better, on hoof! The mountain vistas always look even more stunning with a horse in the picture. A horseback journey in Colorado is an iconic experience, … Continue Reading »

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“Luxury without pretension”

Our family has been going to C Lazy U for a week every summer since 2013. We look forward to it every year more and more. Once you arrive, you don't need your car for 7 days. Only your feet for run/walks/hikes, a horse or a mountain bike (they have many to use) to adventure among the miles and miles of peaceful trails among aspen forests.

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