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A Complete Guide to a Horseback Riding Vacation in Colorado

Colorado is blessed with an abundance of wide-open spaces and wilderness. Hidden away are mountain trails so rugged that the only way to access them is on foot—or, even better, on hoof! The mountain vistas always look even more stunning with a horse in the picture. A horseback journey in Colorado is an iconic experience, … Continue Reading »

How to Make the Most of Your Corporate Retreat

Let’s face it—corporate retreats are hard to get right. All too often, employees dread the forced camaraderie, feel uncomfortable and anxious during the retreat, and return to work on Monday without much change or improvement in morale. The standard formula of pep talks and trust exercises falls short. So how can companies make the most … Continue Reading »

Your Wellbeing: The Dude Ranch Way

We’ve been thinking a lot about wellness lately, thanks to the good influence of Cathy Woods, the cowgirl/yogini who will be guiding the upcoming three-day Mind Body Equine retreat for women. In case you can’t make it to the retreat from May 11–14, we have plenty of other ways to nurture mind-body wellness all year … Continue Reading »

Good Yoga-Based Stretches for Horseback Riders

Guest Post by Cathy Woods, Cowgirl/Yogini Body, Mind, Equine came about when I “realized” the similarities of Yoga and Horsemanship. There are many parallels of yoga and horsemanship. In addition, many of the yoga postures can improve riding and body, breathing, and energy awareness. We’ll be exploring this connection further during a special women’s retreat … Continue Reading »

Learn Your Wines With C Lazy U Resident Sommelier, Shelby

Think good wine is hard to find way out in the high country of Colorado? Think again. We like nice things here at C Lazy U—it’s why we guarantee our Five Spur Service—so we offer a fabulous selection of wine to complement your just-as-fabulous meals. An in-house sommelier, at your (five-spur) service It’s no easy … Continue Reading »

7 Ways to Celebrate a Colorado-Style Valentine’s Day

Up in the Colorado high country, folks have a special way of showing their affection for each other. Forget the traditional city-slicking clichés of restaurant dinners, rose bouquets, and chocolate boxes: romance here is all about outdoor fun in the Rocky Mountain fresh air. Watch out for Cupid’s arrow with your sweetie this Feb. 14 … Continue Reading »

The Best in the West for Unique Spring Break Vacations

A week of relaxation, fun and a carefree attitude: that’s what spring break is for. But kids and teens shouldn’t be the only ones to benefit, since parents often need a break too! While some families are away on their own spring break vacations, take part in a special spring break for families in the … Continue Reading »

C Lazy U Kids Give Us a Gift to Treasure

When nine-year-old Grace and Zoey left C Lazy U after a weeklong adventure at the ranch with their parents during the busy winter season, they were, like many of our young guests, very sad to say goodbye — and not just to our horses, but to the action-packed activities that they took part in, such … Continue Reading »

The Parallels of Yoga & Horsemanship

Guest Post by Cathy Woods, Cowgirl/Yogini Often, yoga is thought of as “a form of stretches done on a mat”, but actually, yoga is so much more. Much of what is practiced on the mat and in yogic lifestyle are simply “metaphors for living,” and….for horsemanship. In my 26 years of yoga teaching/retreat leading around … Continue Reading »

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Colorado is blessed with an abundance of wide-open spaces and wilderness. Hidden away are mountain trails so rugged that the only way to access them is on foot—or, even better, on hoof! The mountain vistas always look even more stunning with a horse in the picture. A horseback journey in Colorado is an iconic experience, … Continue Reading »

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“Great family vacation”

We took our kids (ages 12, 10 and 9) and had a great time. Plenty to do for everybody. We rode horses, went tubing, and skiing. The staff is very friendly and ready to help with any request. The food was amazing.

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