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.

We are thrilled to accept these three awards from Travel + Leisure for 2018!

    Top 100 Hotels in the World – #74
  • Top 15 Continental US Resort Hotels – #6
  • Top 10 Resort Hotels in the American West – #3
Rated a #2 Destination Resort by the USA Today 10Best Readers Choice Awards

We are proud and grateful to be named the #2 Destination Resort in USA TODAY’s 2017 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Destination Resort!

USA Today 10Best 2017

Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence

C Lazy U has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 8 years running: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018. We are proud of our 5-Star rating, and grateful for all the awesome reviews!

TripAdvisor.com

Lux Tourism Award

Lux Magazine – Best All-Inclusive Luxury Dude Ranch for 2018 – 2018 Tourism Awards Winner

Sunset Travel Awards 2018 Runner-Up

C Lazy U has been named a “Hotels That Impress” runner-up in the Sunset 2018 Travel Awards. We are thrilled to be in such excellent company!

C Lazy U Ranch
Colorado Meetings & Events
2018 “Best of” Awards
Finalist for Resort with Meeting/Event Space Outside of Denver

ColoradoBiz Runner-Up in 2018

Colorado Biz Magazine
2018 Business Choice Awards
Best Meeting Venue – Runner Up
Best Team Building – Runner Up
Best Place to Mountain Bike – Runner Up

Lux Magazine Award

LUX Magazine – Most Outstanding Dude Ranch 2018 – 2018 Global Travel and Tourism Awards

Rated Top 3 resort in Colorado and Top 10 resort in the US for 3 years running in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

C Lazy U Ranch was rated a Top 3 resort in Colorado and Top 10 resort in the USA for three years running 2014-2016 by the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

Condé Nast Traveler

Healthy Travel Award from Shape Magazine

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

Travel Weekly Magellan Award

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

C Lazy U is a Top 50 Ranch for 2018

The C Lazy U is a Top 50 Ranches’ Premier Ranch for 2018!

Top 50 Ranches

Gene Kilgore World's Best Ranches Award

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

Gene Kilgore

DudeRanch.com Signature Ranch Award

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

DudeRanch.com

Best Place to Snowshoe Award

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

Snowshoe Magazine

Elite Traveler Award

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

Elite Traveler

Inspirato Associates

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

YPO Member

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

YPO

Listed in the book 1000 Places To See Before You Die

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

Top50Ranches.com

A Top 20 Ranch for Equitrekking

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

Equitrekking

Colorado Meetings and Events Member

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

Colorado Meetings + Events

Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association Member

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

Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association

Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge

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

Orvis website

Bureau of Land Management and National Forestry Service

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.

Read more about Our Vision

The Dude Ranch Foundation works to preserve and protect Dude Ranch history, as well as provide scholarships to young people who want to be in the Dude Ranch industry.

Dude Ranch Foundation website

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Ranch Blog

For the third year in a row, guests and fans of the ranch have banded together to help C Lazy U win the title as one of the best destination resorts in the United States. To all those who helped the ranch climb USA Today’s prestigious list, we’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks! Strong … Continue Reading »

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From the Horse's Mouth

“Fantastic! Just Go”

What a fabulous long weekend we had. From the moment we arrive(earlier than expected) and were warmly greeted and taken to our lovely well appointed cabin, to the moment we left 3 days later we were constantly thrilled by gracious service, professionalism, alot of fun and perhaps most importantly well trained horses, wonderful trail rides, and fantastic staff.

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