C Lazy U Named Top Resort In World By Condé Nast Traveler In 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards

October 27, 2014

Download Press Release as PDF fileCondé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 27th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and C Lazy U Guest Ranch is recognized as a Top 100 Hotel & Resort in the World (#31), Top 25 Resort in the US (#8) and Top 20 Resort in Colorado (#3), with a score of 95.096.

“We’re extremely honored to be recognized amongst the top resorts in the world by such a prestigious publication,” said David Craig, C Lazy U general manager. “This is a testament to not only our property, but the outstanding staff at our Ranch, who work so hard to ensure each and every guest has a memorable experience. Thanks to our team’s efforts, we are proud to say we consider many of our guests family, as they return to visit year after year.”

More than 76,600 dedicated readers cast votes for 7,721 hotels, 642 cities, 453 cruise ships and 148 islands, in an average survey time of 16.5 minutes. The result? The 1,182 best travel experiences in the world.

Celebrating its 95th year, C Lazy U is Colorado’s premier luxury guest ranch getaway. Located in Grand County and easily accessible from Denver, C Lazy U features a collection of 43 rustically-elegant cabin accommodations, fine dining, a full-service “Lazy You” spa, and 8,500 acres of adventure.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

This year, Condé Nast Traveler introduced two new categories: Hall of Famers, iconic properties that debuted in the first Readers’ Choice Awards; and The Newcomers and The Comebacks, new and recently refreshed properties that are destined to become future classics.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 28, 2014. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.

About C Lazy U

Known for its superior service, C Lazy U is Colorado’s premier luxury guest ranch getaway. Located in Grand County and easily accessible from Denver, C Lazy U is one of the few remaining places where guests can experience a vacation far from the stresses of everyday life and filled with the rich traditions of the American West. C Lazy U features a collection of 43 rustically-elegant cabin accommodations, fine dining, a full-service “Lazy You” spa, and 8,500 acres of adventure. Limitless family activities include horseback riding, a second-to-none children’s program, swimming, tennis, bicycling, hiking, fishing, hunting, yoga, a zip line and ropes course, trap shooting, archery, snow tubing, ice hockey and skating on a Zamboni-groomed pond, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more. For those who visit C Lazy U and never want to leave, private ownership opportunities are also available. For additional information, visit www.clazyu.com, or call (970) 887-3344.

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