Awards and Strategic Alliances

Download Awards & Accolades PDFC 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 rated the #1 resort in Colorado

C Lazy U Ranch was rated the #1 resort in Colorado in 2018 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

Condé Nast Traveler

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

For the second year in a row, we are proud and grateful to be named the #2 Destination Resort in USA TODAY’s 2018 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Destination Resort!

USA Today 10Best 2018

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

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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Since 2014, C Lazy U Ranch has been honored to be listed among some of the greatest resorts, hotels and destinations in Conde Nast Traveler’s prestigious Readers’ Choice Awards. This year, for the 2018 awards, we’re even prouder: thanks to our guests all over the world, C Lazy U Ranch has been named the best … Continue Reading »

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From the Horse's Mouth

“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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