C Lazy U Press

Please direct all media requests to:

Brady Johnson
Director of Sales and Marketing
Phone: (970) 887-3344
Fax: (970) 887-3917
bjohnson@clazyu.com

Equitrekking Names C Lazy U As A Ranch to Visit for the Holidays

December 2, 2015

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!

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Germany’s Schöner Reisen Magazine Writes About “Winter with the Cowboys”

November 25, 2015

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!

Read the full article (PDF file, in German!)

Mountain Living Features a C Lazy U Member Home

November 13, 2015

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!

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Colorado Biz Features C Lazy U GM’s Hotelier of the Year Award

November 10, 2015

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.

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Huffington Post Features C Lazy U’s Condé Nast Travelers Choice Award

November 7, 2015

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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We are honored by this award, and very grateful to our guests and members who made it possible!

C Lazy U General Manager Receives 2015 Hotelier of the Year Award

November 5, 2015

David Craig, general manager of C Lazy U Ranch, was honored with the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association’s Hotelier of the Year Award

GRANBY, CO (Nov. 2, 2015) — C Lazy U Guest Ranch is proud to announce that its general manager, David Craig, has been chosen as this year’s 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.

“David works tirelessly to uphold our ‘5-Spur Service’ and make every aspect of every guest’s stay perfect.” The owners of C Lazy U said in agreement. “We couldn’t think of a better person to receive this award. He is a vital part of our team who understands and implements five-star hospitality standards while also preserving the 97 years of western hospitality we have here on the ranch.”

David has dedicated his professional life to the hospitality industry, working at several world-renowned hotels, resorts and membership clubs in Massachusetts and Colorado. He joined C Lazy U Guest Ranch as the general manager in 2013.

“I’ve spent over 25 years in this industry and worked all over Colorado,” David said. “C Lazy U really is something special and I’m proud that I can help make the Ranch an amazing experience for everyone who visits. It’s great to be named Hotelier of the Year and I’m honored to be chosen for this distinction.”

For more information about C Lazy U Guest Ranch, go to www.clazyu.com, or call (970) 887-3344.

About COMPANY

Known for its “5-Spur Service,” C Lazy U Guest Ranch is Colorado’s premier luxury guest ranch getaway. Located just outside of Denver, C Lazy U features a collection of 43 rustically elegant cabin accommodations, fine dining, a full-service 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, Snowcat excursions, sledding, snow tubing, ice hockey and skating on a Zamboni-groomed pond, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more.

C Lazy U Ranch Named One of the World’s Top Resorts by Condé Nast Traveler

October 21, 2015

C Lazy U luxury guest ranch was named the No. 1 Resort in Colorado, #4 in the country and #13 best resort in the world.

Condé Nast Traveler magazine announced the 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards for top hotels and resorts, naming C Lazy U Ranch located outside Granby, Colorado near Rocky Mountain National Park one of the top 15 best resorts worldwide. Receiving a score of 96.8 out of 128,000 responses, C Lazy U increased its overall rankings over 2014.

“We’re proud and humbled that our dude ranch in Colorado is one of the best resort destinations in the world,” said David Craig, C Lazy U general manager. “We work very hard to ensure that each and every visitor has an amazing experience that makes them want to come back again. The fact that our score increased from last year proves that our caring staff, comfortable amenities and stellar actives are what today’s world travelers are looking for.”

C Lazy U increased its rankings over 2014 from #3 to #1 in Colorado, #8 to #3 in the United States, and from #31 to #13 in the world. Traveler has a print audience of 3.5 million readers and four million web visitors, making it one of the most widely read publications of its kind. This is C Lazy U’s 2nd appearance on the magazine’s Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World – Readers’ Choice Awards list.

C Lazy U is Colorado’s premier luxury guest ranch getaway. Close to Denver, they offer family-friendly entertainment year around. From fly fishing and horse-centered activities in the summer to skiing and sleigh rides in the winter, C Lazy U has something for everyone. The perfect balance of family time and individual activities make C Lazy U Ranch a world-renowned vacation destination.

About C Lazy U

Known for its “5-Spur 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, Snowcat excursions and skiing, sledding, 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.

The Denver City Page names C Lazy U as one of the Most Romantic Places to Propose in Colorado

September 28, 2015

Need a romantic getaway?  Not too far away, but far enough to make it a special occasion?  Need a unique and special place to pop the question?  The Denver City Page suggests coming to the C Lazy U Dude Ranch to do it on horseback.  They say this is one of the most romantic places and ways to do it in Colorado.

We have to agree, with all the events coming up and the specials we offer with space available throughout the year, there’s no better opportunity to make romance blossom.

Read the complete article here.

C Lazy U Ranch on Wedding Wire

May 11, 2015

C Lazy U is honored to be featured on Wedding Wire as a Colorado ranch wedding venue. See photos of one bride’s dream winter wedding at the Ranch! Wedding Wire is a well-known website among engaged couples that provides recommendations on local wedding venues, cakes, dresses, invitations and more.

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“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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