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Fall Getaways at C Lazy U Guest Ranch

A Colorful Season for Short Getaways to a Luxury Dude Ranch

Fall is the perfect time for adults, corporate retreats, group vacations, weddings, honeymoons and last-minute family vacations at C Lazy U. This time of year is one of the most beautiful: nestled at the foot of the breathtaking Colorado Rocky Mountains, the ranch is dotted with golden aspens to provide a beautiful backdrop to wake up to each morning.

C Lazy U offers all-inclusive fall ranch vacations, which provide everything you need:

  • Lodging, featuring cozy family-style or couples’ cabins
  • Meals, comprising gourmet breakfasts, lunches and intimate dinners
  • Fall ranch activities, including horseback riding, mountain biking, fly fishing and more

Our superior service means you’re completely catered to during your stay, and plenty of activities that suit all tastes (and ages!) ensure your Colorado vacation will become a cherished memory.


A Typical Day During Fall Vacations at C Lazy U Ranch

Fall Mornings at the Ranch

Everyone gathers together in the early morning to perk up with a cup of Cowboy Coffee and a hearty ranch-style breakfast. Once everyone has a full belly, guests set off for the day’s adventure. There is always plenty to do: mountain biking through our dense trails, going on a horseback riding in the crisp autumn air, or simply spending time with the family.

Afternoons at the Ranch

Fall vacation packages for groups, couples, and individuals are available to allow guests to really take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Plan the perfect corporate retreat with teambuilding exercises that truly brings everyone together.

When you’re not busy in meetings, you can learn how to take your horseback riding skills to the next level, even if you’ve never ridden a horse before. Learn how to care for horses and participate in trail riding and horsemanship clinics (offered on a space-available basis), which allow guests a chance to boost confidence and prepare for any challenges that lay ahead.

If horseback riding isn’t your preferred activity, there are plenty more activities from which to choose:

  • Fly fishing: Catch rainbow, brown and brook trout in private stretches of Willow Creek.
  • Mountain biking: Speed through the golden forest with provided mountain bikes and gear.
  • Archery: Practice your aim and challenge yourself to hit the bullseye!
  • Spa: Relax in the award-winning Lazy You Spa with a facial or massage.

In addition to C Lazy U’s 8,500 acres, we can also make arrangements for other fun fall activities in the area such as golfing, hot air ballooning and whitewater rafting. Hunters can book guided hunting trips right on CLU property, where trophy-sized wildlife is abundant. For more about our hunting vacations, visit the C Lazy U Outfitters website.

Evenings at the Ranch

Evenings are just as exciting at C Lazy U Ranch, with a special gourmet meal planned for adults that offers an expertly curated wine list as well as cocktails, beer and plenty of conversation. Afterwards, there are games, music and other evening activities to round out the day before retiring to bed — until it’s time to do it all over again.

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At a Glance

Late August to Thanksgiving

$403-490 for kids; $605-819 for adults; per person per night
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Check-in/Check-out Times:
Check-in: 3 PM
Check-out: 10 AM

Minimum Stay:
2 nights (except during holidays)

Children’s Program:
Family Stay Dates: Kids Club »
Labor Day Weekend only: Children’s Program »

Inclusive Activities:
Horseback Riding, Fly Fishing, Mountain Biking and more!
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Extra Activities:
Ropes Course & Zipline, Trap Shooting, Spa, Off-Ranch Excursions

Available on an à la carte basis

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Horseback trail ride in Fall
Fall trail rides provide breathtaking scenery! Photo by @rbpatillo

Fall Adventures for the Kids

If you’re taking the kids on last-minute fall vacation before school starts or simply to surprise them, a dude ranch vacation is the perfect way to keep them entertained. Fall vacations are meant for families, and so we ensure that parents and kids can spend the entire day together on family trail rides and other family-friendly ranch activities.

We bring back the Children’s Program during holiday weekends like Labor Day, where children are broken up into age groups so that they can participate in ranch activities specifically tailored to them:

  • Horseback riding
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Hay rides
  • Paddle boating
  • And much more!

In the evenings, the kids eat dinner with each other (and the counselors) before everyone comes back together for evening entertainment.

Before you say goodbye to the freedom of summer, go on a fall getaway to the C Lazy U luxury guest ranch in Colorado to marvel at the colorful landscape and majestic mountains — and take a breather before you resign yourself to a busy autumn schedule.

A father and daughter enjoying a trail ride

Groups at C Lazy U in Fall

Fall wedding kiss


Have your picture-perfect fall wedding set against the backdrop of blazing autumn leaves, sweeping views, and the majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains. C Lazy U Guest Ranch is the ideal venue for your dream rustic wedding. This all-inclusive wedding venue is the perfect spot for your rehearsal dinner, getting ready on the big day and your unforgettable wedding ceremony and reception. It’s sure you be an event you and your guests will never forget.

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Corporate Retreats

Take corporate team-building to a whole new level with a company retreat at the C Lazy U Guest Ranch. The fall is the perfect time for corporate retreats on the ranch as the summer vacation season is over but the weather is still ideal for riding, ropes courses, roping clinics and other amazing team building activities. This all-inclusive resort provides dining and lodging for your entire retreat and the ranch is equipped with a variety of meeting rooms.

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Fall Specials and Events

Goodnight’s Ultimate Riding Vacation

Experience the Ultimate Riding Vacation at C Lazy U Ranch with Julie Goodnight, September 12-16, 2024. Enjoy a plethora of riding activities, social events, and keynote presentations amidst the scenic Rocky Mountains. Non-riding activities include outdoor sports and spa treatments. Rates start at $695 per night, with limited spots available for a weekend of horsemanship and lifelong friendships.

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Adults-Only Weekend Fall 2024

Attend an adults-only weekend at C Lazy U to reconnect with the other grownups in your life, including your special someone.

  • Marvel at the spectacular fall colors that transform the ranch into a golden utopia
  • Enjoy uninterrupted conversation and the company of adults
  • Take advantage of all C Lazy U’s ranch activities, including access to the Lazy You Spa
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Ladies and Lassos Cowgirl Getaway

Enjoy a 4-night cowgirl retreat at the C Lazy U Ranch! You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy horseback riding through the Fall foliage, mingling with the herd during a special Happy Hour, horse grooming, and other hands-on horse activities plus nightly entertainment and more.

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Ranch Riding Adventure with Julie Goodnight

Join renowned horse trainer and clinician Julie Goodnight for an amazing Ranch Riding Adventure.

  • Daily sessions include lessons with Julie, trail obstacle challenges, cattle sorting and guided trail rides
  • Evening activities include horsemanship workshops and socializing
  • Discounted rate offers an exclusive chance to experience world-class accommodations and gourmet meals
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Fall Family Harvest Getaways

Fall in love with C Lazy U Ranch this autumn for a 3-night family fall getaway in Colorado.

  • Experience the wonder of Colorado in the fall with its golden aspens and crisp air
  • Catch rainbow and brook trout on private streams while fly fishing
  • Take part in all of C Lazy U’s ranch activities, from horseback riding to a day at the Lazy You Spa
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Adults-Only 4-Night Getaway

Join us for an Adults-Only getaway in late September.

  • Fall in love with C Lazy U Ranch this autumn during your mountain getaway in Colorado.
  • Catch rainbow and brook trout on private streams while fly fishing
  • Enjoy myriad ranch activities, from horseback riding to a day at the Lazy You Spa
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Short-Stay Summer Family Special

Join us for a rare summer short-stay special! With only a 2-night minimum stay, you and your family can enjoy the ranch’s luxurious lodging, fine dining and endless activities during warm summer days and comfortable mountain evenings – but without the 7-night stay required during Family Summer Weeks.

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November Family Getaway Dates

Come to the ranch for a getaway with only a 2- or 3-night minimum stay and discounted rates! We’ve got lots of activities no matter what the weather is, and with a little luck you might even find some early-season powder at our elevation. Grab the kids and head on up!

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Autumn Color Family Retreat

Experience the magic of fall at C Lazy U Ranch’s “Autumn Color Family Retreat.” From September 30 to October 3, immerse your family in the vibrant colors of Colorado’s aspens. Create lasting memories amidst nature’s splendor while enjoying outdoor activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding and more!

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Short-Stay Family Getaway Deal

3-Night Getaway opportunity! Enjoy an early fall family getaway at the ranch. The weather will be great for trail riding, hiking and biking plus the Fall Kids’ Club is available.

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“Nourish and Flourish” Wellness Weekend

Led by Board-Certified Holistic Nutritionist and FDN Practitioner Katie Hardie of Hardie Peak Performance, the weekend will focus on Nutrition, Energy Management and Stress Recovery. You’ll also have lots of time for all the outdoor activities the ranch is famous for, as well as three (healthy) gourmet meals a day and luxurious lodging.

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Fall Family Weekend at C Lazy U Ranch

Feeling a little stir-crazy? Get out of the house and enjoy the changing season in the fresh mountain air!

  • Fall Kids Club available during these dates
  • Enjoy gourmet meals, luxury lodging and most ranch activities, including access to the Lazy You Spa
  • 2-night minimum stay
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Wine & Dine Weekend with Galante Vineyards and Dawn’s Dream Winery

Join us this November for an exclusive Winter Wine & Dine event at C Lazy U Ranch, featuring the exceptional wines of Galante Vineyards and Dawn’s Dream Winery. Discover the rich flavors of Jack and Dawn Galante’s acclaimed wines, perfectly paired with culinary delights. Reserve your spot for an unforgettable weekend of indulgence and education.

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