We are proud and grateful to be named the #1 Destination Resort in the USA by USA TODAY’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards!
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.
Gene Kilgore’s Ranch Vacations has named C Lazy U as a Best of the West Ranch for 2020!
C Lazy U is thrilled to have been featured as a “Best Dude Ranch for Families” and one of “10 Magical Resorts and Hotels to Spend the Holidays” on Trips to Discover!
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
The State of Colorado has honored C Lazy U’s 100 year legacy of genuine service and legendary western hospitality by proclaiming July 24, 2019 as C Lazy U Ranch Day!
We are so excited to have recently won Wedding Caterer of the Year in the Luxury Travel Guide. Congratulations to our amazing Food and Beverage team for making this happen!
We are thrilled to announce that C Lazy U Ranch was a finalist for two awards in the Colorado Meetings + Events Best of 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards.
- Best Renovation Project at Hotel or Event Venue
- Best Hotel or Resort w/ Meeting/Event Space – Outside Denver Metro
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!
We are proud to be a winner for the second time in LUX Magazine’s Tourism Awards!
2019 – Best Luxury Family Vacation Destination
2018 – Best All-Inclusive Luxury Dude Ranch
Colorado Biz Magazine
2018 Business Choice Awards
Best Meeting Venue – Runner Up
Best Team Building – Runner Up
Best Place to Mountain Bike – Runner Up
C Lazy U is thrilled to be featured in the book Comfortably Wild, the first book ever to be written about Glamping in North America!
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!
We are honored and proud to have earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the fourth year in a row!
Shape Magazine awarded our Lazy You Spa the “Healthy Travels Award” for Best Hotel Spa!
Proud to be a member of this excellent organization!
C Lazy U has been named one of the World’s Best Ranches by the Top50 Ranches publication.
The C Lazy U is a Top 50 Ranches’ Premier Ranch for 2019!
C Lazy U is a proud partner of DudeRanches.com
The C Lazy U is a proud member of Gene Kilgore’s Ranch Vacations web.
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
We’re proud that C Lazy U is one of Equitrekking’s Top 20 Ranches in North America!
C Lazy U Ranch is a proud partner with the Annie Project. The mission of the Annie Project is to give dude and guest ranches a new option for retiring their horses. The goal is to keep retired horses safe from auction and out of danger of entering the slaughter pipeline.
C Lazy U Ranch has been a proud partner for multiple years and is proud to say that they have helped retire a large number of horses into loving homes through Annie Project.
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.