The Top50ranches.com Ranch Vacation Awards of Excellence, 2015 were chosen from hundreds of online reviews written for the traveler, by the traveler and feature 10 categories; each category has been divided into a number of awards to celebrate everything the discerning guest, family or traveler requires for their perfect ranch vacation.
As winner of the ‘Best Escape Award’ in the ‘Into The Wild’ category, C Lazy U Ranch has left guests feeling that it really is the ideal ranch vacation for you to reconnect with yourself and nature.
Guests to the ranch have commented:
“If you’ve ever fancied a bit of a foray to the great outdoors, this is the trip and resort for you.”
“I didn’t touch my phone or computer for three days, perhaps a record for me.”
“A true disconnect from the world if you choose.”
Designed to celebrate all aspects of a dude, guest or working ranch vacation, the Top50ranches.com Ranch Vacation Awards of Excellence recognize ranches’ ability to deliver to their guests exceptional service, stunning locations and accommodations, outstanding food and wine, and life-changing experiences among other attributes.
The “Hay Barn” is C Lazy U’s newest renovation that can accommodate a large number of guests for most group events.
GRANBY, CO (Dec. 21, 2015) – Located in the heart of Colorado’s stunning Rocky Mountains, C Lazy U Ranch is Colorado’s premier luxury guest ranch. Known for its five-star service and easily accessible from Denver, C Lazy U is one of the few remaining places where groups can experience a meeting or retreat far from the stresses of everyday life and filled with the rich traditions of the American West. The property features a collection of rustically elegant cabin accommodations, fine dining, a full-service “Lazy You” spa, and 8,500 acres of adventure. Not to mention their newly renovated Hay Barn meeting venue that can accommodate groups up to 100.
C Lazy U Ranch is perfect for incentive events, team building, corporate retreats, weddings and meetings. The Hay Barn also serves as the perfect location for an authentic western hoedown complete with a stage and bulb lighting to dance the night away. The ranch is also in the process of renovating the west wing of the main Lodge to create a new meeting/banquet room. This much anticipated space allows for the ranch to host multiple events simultaneously throughout the year.
“The new lodge meeting room is the next step in the ranch’s evolution to meet the needs of modern groups with just the right touch of western influence and history to stay in line with the ranch traditions,” General manager David Craig said. “It’s going to be a wonderful addition that we are all truly excited about.”
Beyond the meeting room group experience limitless year-round activities that include horseback riding, Orvis endorsed guided fly fishing, a ropes course and zip line, trap shooting and award winning spa to name a few in the summer. Winter activities include Snowcat excursions and on-ranch downhill skiing, sledding, snow tubing, ice hockey and skating on a Zamboni-groomed pond, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more. Condé Nast Traveler also announced the results of its 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and C Lazy U Guest Ranch was recognized as a #1 resort in Colorado, the 4th best resort in the United States and the 13th best resort in the world.
For additional information, visit www.clazyu.com, or call (970) 887-3344.
5280 Magazine has singled out C Lazy U as Colorado’s signature dude ranch for a proposal on horseback. Offering unforgettable rides for that special life event just a short hour and a half from Denver, you should check our romantic specials.
C Lazy U is thrilled to be listed first among the 10 Best in USA Today’s “Trusted Travel & Lifestyle Advice” section reviewing Dude Ranches. As they point out, the activities may shift, but the rustic luxury of our offerings at C Lazy U is available year-round. We have new events happening all the time. Take a look and see what we have planned for this season and we still have plenty of space available for the holidays!
Equitrekking included C Lazy U in their list of Ranches to Visit for the Holidays. Noting that guests get their own Christmas tree in their cabin for Christmas, and that the New Year’s party is featuring the band Buckstein, Equitrekking put a glow of good cheer on the idea of visiting the Ranch for the holiday season!
The German publication called Schöner Reisen wrote a great article about winter vacations at C Lazy U Dude Ranch. Entitled “Winter with the Cowboys” the article explores the history of the ranch and shows how it operates in winter. The writer was particularly impressed by how tough the “Boss Cowboy” Bill Fisher is, working in the cold with only a Stetson to keep his head warm!
C Lazy U is excited that Denver.org has listed C Lazy U on their list of Things to Do within a day’s drive of Denver. We are only an hour and a half from Denver, and offer many short stay options during certain times of the year. Avid skiers should join our Powder Club mailing list for email alerts about when we have fresh powder for our private Snowcat skiing!
Mountain Living Magazine featured a beautiful ranch home that belongs to one of our members. Full of gorgeous photography, the article details how a new mountain home exudes heritage and rich character with timeworn materials, eclectic accessories and vintage details. Hint: extensive use of beetlekill pine helps make the house look like it was built a century ago!
Colorado Biz writes that the C Lazy U Guest Ranch General Manager David Craig has been named 2015 Hotelier of the Year by the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association (CHLA). The CHLA is a professional group dedicated to protecting and promoting the interests of the Colorado lodging industry. Every year the organization selects an individual to be recognized for their outstanding work in the local industry and their contribution to the efforts of CHLA.
Huffington Post has run a feature on the Condé Nast Travelers Reader’s Choice Award, which placed C Lazy U as the Number One resort in Colorado and Number Four in the United States! This amazing award for 2015 also placed C Lazy U as the 13th best resort in the World.
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The attention to detail at the C Lazy U is beyond description. They truly do try to exceed one's expectations. The staff, the food, the horses, the service, the friendliness...all top-notch! This was my 3rd trip there and hopefully it won't be my last.