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.

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

2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

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!

TripAdvisor.com

LUX Magazine named C Lazy U Ranch the Best All-Inclusive Luxury Dude Ranch for 2018! We are over the moon about this award from an international magazine which advocates for responsible luxury.

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

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.

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

Top 50 Ranches

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

Top50Ranches.com

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.

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

Guests these days may find it hard to spot “Baby” Alice on the ranch when surrounded by our other horses, having grown so much (and so fast!) since she was born at C Lazy U almost two years ago. Our wranglers have had a lot of fun with Alice, our unexpected addition to the herd … Continue Reading »

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From the Horse's Mouth

“Peace and Relaxation in a beautiful setting!”

We took our kids and my mother here for a Summer vacation in July of 2015. What a beautiful entrance...as we pulled up there were Cowboys greeting us at check in. Lodging, staff, food, scenery is 5 stars. I know we'll be back one day...and we can't wait to plan it!

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