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!
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 has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 7 years running: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017. We are proud of our 5-Star rating, and grateful for all the awesome reviews!
We are thrilled to have earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the second year in a row!
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.
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.
Proud to be a member of this excellent organization!
David Craig won Hotelier of the Year for 2015 from the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association!
The C Lazy U won the 2015 Best Escape Award in the “Into the Wild” category from Top50Ranches.com!
C Lazy U is a proud partner of DudeRanches.com
The C Lazy U won the 2015 Gene Kilgore Best Ranches Award!
DudeRanch.com gave C Lazy U their Signature Ranch Award. We are a Top Ten Luxury Ranch!
C Lazy U was named the 2nd Best Snowshoe Destination in the world by Snowshoe Magazine!
Rated One of the Best Guest Ranch Suites in the American West by 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.
C Lazy U Ranch is a two-time winner of YPO Best of the Best Family Event!
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!
We’re proud that C Lazy U is one of Equitrekking’s Top 20 Ranches in North America!
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 an Approved Ranch member of the Dude Ranchers’ Association
C Lazy U is proud to be an Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge!
C Lazy U is a proud member of the Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association
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.
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.