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5 Things You Didn’t Know About C Lazy U Ranch

After over 100 years as Colorado’s premier guest ranch, C Lazy U Ranch is known for giving guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience that combines the luxury of an all-inclusive resort with the adventure of the American West. But there’s much more to C Lazy U than five-star amenities, world-class horseback riding, gourmet dining, and relaxing spa services.

Close up of pool

This is a special place where memories are made, families come together, and bonds are forged. Get to know the ranch better by discovering these five things you didn’t know about C Lazy U.

1. We Have the Freshest Water on Earth

Our entire water supply comes from the crystal-clear natural springs flowing from the hillside above the guest ranch, including our drinking water and the water that fills our pools and spas. In fact, the water from our taps is about as clean and fresh as one can find.

If you really wanted to, you could drink it straight from the source! But we think the complimentary reusable water bottles we give each guest do the trick. It’s important to stay hydrated at high elevation, especially when you’re horseback riding all day. Drinking the freshest water helps make that easy.

View of lake and mountains ins summer

2. We’re a Family-Owned Business

From family reunions to large family vacations, our Colorado guest ranch is all about family. In fact, C Lazy U Ranch has always been family-owned! Currently, the Singleton and Baily/Stanford families share ownership of the guest ranch. It’s not unusual for the owners to be on-site personally welcoming you for dinner, taking you on a scenic bike ride, sharing a bottle of wine, or having you over to their house for cocktails.

3. Guests Can’t Wait to Come Back

Once you’ve experienced the magic that is C Lazy U Ranch, you can’t help but come back. On average, 55% of our summer guests rebook for the following year upon checkout. Depending on the week, that number may be as high as 96%!

Woman sitting with three kids

With the warm sun, wildflowers, and Colorado wildlife on the trail, summertime is one of the most popular times for a horseback riding family vacation. Come summertime, our cabins are coveted, and once you get the cabin you like, you’ll want to keep it!

4. We Have Some Prestigious Awards Under our Belt

In our 100+ year history, our spectacular service has earned us quite a few awards, and we’re proud of every single one. From our award-winning wine to our Orvis-endorsed fly fishing, we’re proud to create unforgettable experiences for every guest.  We’re particularly honored that our ranch is the only resort in Colorado named on Travel + Leisure’s list of the Top 100 Resorts in the World (2018) and is in the top 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts.

5. You Can Buy Property At C Lazy U

Guests who fall in love with C Lazy U Ranch don’t have to go home after their vacation is over. Check in forever by buying one of the 35-acre properties we’re offering on site. You can by land on which to build your dream Colorado vacation home, or you can buy one of the beautiful homes currently available. But you have to act fast; these mountain homes don’t come on the market very often.

Group of horses feeding by barn

Once you purchase your C Lazy U Colorado ranch estate, you’re granted exclusive membership rights that let you take advantage of everything our luxury guest ranch has to offer. Learn more about the benefits of ranch membership and check out our Colorado land for sale or C Lazy U mountain homes for sale.

6.  C Lazy U Is A Working Dude Ranch 

We always go above and beyond for our guests, so why not add an extra fact? As a working dude ranch, C Lazy offers a truly authentic experience. Not only do we care for over 200 horses, 30 cows, and 3 donkeys, but we also produce about 300 tons of hay each year and irrigate our own hayfields and pastures. 

Experience Everything C Lazy U Ranch Has to Offer

Now that you’ve gotten to know us a little better, come on down and see what a Colorado dude ranch vacation is all about! Contact us today to make a reservation.

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“Memorable, fantastic family vacation!”

Our family of four had an amazing stay at this ranch, highly recommend it! Gorgeous setting, unlimited number of trails and settings to explore, friendly, engaging staff, knowledgeable wranglers, beautiful cabins, incredible children's program.

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