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Buckle up for our 95th Birthday, and the Fourth of July!

2014 is C Lazy U’s 95th birthday, and next week is Independence Day, so we’re celebrating! Book a stay from June 29-July 6, 2014, and on top of a fun throw-back Fourth of July experience, you’ll also receive a one-of-a-kind, silver C Lazy U commemorative belt buckle! Join us next week and you’ll experience a … Continue Reading »

C Lazy U Instagram Contest Begins!

Have you spotted the winning photo from the 2013 C Lazy U Instagram contest hanging above the fireplace at C Lazy U’s Outfitter’s Cabin? Ranch regular John Kim and family won last year’s competition with the heart-warming snapshot of father and son fishing at C Lazy U Ranch. The Kim family won a two night … Continue Reading »

Dude Ranch Vacations – Myth vs. Fact

We’re often asked “what, exactly, is a dude ranch?” We’ve explained what they are and how they came about way back when in the early 1900s. Now we’re ready to clear up some notions (both true and false) that some folks may have about dude ranch vacations. Here are a few myths about spending time … Continue Reading »

Fencing at Twilight

A cool breeze blows through the Aspen stand and up over the saddle where two cowboys cut and remove winter fence, in preparation for the coming summer months. Twilight has descended in the quiet valley that plays home to our beloved ranch, allowing the boys to fence without breaking a sweat. The smell of snow … Continue Reading »

Fire Update

Thank you so much to all those of you that have called and emailed with your concerns for the ranch in regards to the many wildfires burning throughout Colorado. I am happy to report that the C Lazy U Ranch is no immediate danger (we are about 100 miles from the nearest fire), and with … Continue Reading »

Fresh Powder Day!

We love pow pow days here at the ranch- I personally love them because I enjoy  rolling around in the snow to cool myself off… because I’m hot. What? Do you have any idea how much fur a Sicilian Donkey has- it’s like being in a broiler all the time! Anyway, here are a couple … Continue Reading »

Happy 4th of July!

I was late in saying it last year, as I got caught up in our ranch festivities, so I’m getting an early start in 2012! Hooray for Independence Day! Now, I reflected on what last July 4th was like for me, and immediately remember that everyone what quite a bit more patriotically dressed than I … Continue Reading »

New Pastures and Homemade Barbeque

From my personal journal last night: The smell of barbecue fills the air as the first Patio House cookout of the year gets underway (smoked wild bore leg I’ve been told… *gulp* they don’t eat donkeys too, do they?!); compounded with the sunny days and warm temperatures we’ve had these last few days, and the … Continue Reading »

Past Guests Share Their Favorite Memories of C Lazy U

We recently asked our fans on Facebook to share their favorite memory of the ranch. You all did not disappoint! Thanks for sharing your memories and making us smile, laugh, and reminisce on great times with you. We learned you love the oasis of fun and relaxation that a vacation at the ranch provides. Also, … Continue Reading »

Petey Paparazzi

Hello to all my loyal blog readers- it’s been a while… but holy cow has it been a busy summer! I have to say that the thing that took up most of my time was posing for pictures with all of you at Rockies games, or during your stays at the ranch. I’ve never felt … Continue Reading »

Someone needs to take a fall vacation – soon!

Happy Fall blog readers! Gosh, I tell you what- this donkey remembers when November was a quiet time at the ranch, but those days are no more- Thanksgiving only has a few rooms left available, and there are even less for Christmas and New Years this year- have you booked your fall vacation yet? In … Continue Reading »

The Perfect Storm

Thanks so much to everyone that came to stay at the ranch this holiday season- I call it the perfect storm because there really was just SO much going on (you were a very active, fun group!), but we love it that way and wouldn’t change a thing! We are so lucky and honored to … Continue Reading »

The Snow is Melting!

The snow is melting and I can see my hooves again! Spring is officially here-the cowboy boots are getting brought out again, snow boots are being stored away for the season, people are walking around in their t-shirts, and most importantly, I’ll be making my semi-annual trip down to Denver to support my favorite baseball … Continue Reading »

Valentine’s Day

YUCK! The ranch has been taken over by love this Valentine’s Day, and I for one am not for it! Take a look at what I’ve been having to deal with all day- all the classic symptoms of love have been exhibited by one or more of my comrades… really guys?!   It’s enough to … Continue Reading »

Why Colorado Hunting Vacations Can’t Be Beat

Big game hunting is a big deal in Colorado. Seasoned hunters swap tales about the epic terrain and trophy elk to be won in Colorado’s mountain habitats. High plains, birch forests and rugged mountain slopes make natural havens for migrating herds of elk. The prime terrain, abundant and diverse animal populations and world-class hunting guides … Continue Reading »

Winter Elk Herd

Often times Mother Nature feels the need to show us how lucky we are to live at the C Lazy U Ranch (as if we need the reminder!), but the way she provided that example today was a truly rare thing- now, we’ve seen the elk herd on the mesa an innumerable amount of times, … Continue Reading »

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Dude ranches don’t have to feel like an outdated summer camp. At an all-inclusive luxury dude ranch, you won’t find creaky bunks or cafeteria food. Instead, you’ll experience top-notch accommodations and gourmet meals. C Lazy U has mastered rustic luxury and “five-spur service” in the remote Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Yes, five-star luxury is possible … Continue Reading »

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From the Horse's Mouth

“A favorite place to return to again and again”

I just had the delightful experience of celebrating my birthday with 30 friends and family at C Lazy U ranch. Once again the service, food, activities and ambiance were exceptional. My husband and I said to each other that we could not imagine NOT returning every year. It truly is a treasured place for us.

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