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Colorado's Best Winter Family Vacation

Experience the Thrills and Magic of a Colorado Winter Getaway

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At a Glance – A Colorado Winter Trip

January to Early April

From $403-490 for kids; $605-819 for adults; per person per night
Lodging »

Check-in/Check-out Times:
Check-in: 3 PM
Check-out: 10 AM

Minimum Stay:
2 nights

Children’s Program:
Optional Winter Kid’s Club: Kid’s Club »

Inclusive Activities:
Horseback Riding, Ice Skating, Snowtubing, Snowshoeing, and more! Winter Activities »

Extra Activities:
Snowmobiling, Trap Shooting, Spa, Ski Packages

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The grand American West and the Rocky Mountains await, and with a vacation to C Lazy U dude ranch and luxury resort, we invite you to step into an enchanting world where every moment is a page in your own adventure story.

At C Lazy U Ranch, we promise beautiful natural scenery, the winter sports & activities complements, and an experience that cultivates the powerful bond shared between family and friends. 

Our all-inclusive Colorado winter family vacation packages include:

As one of Colorado’s best winter resorts, C Lazy U dude ranch captures the spirit of Colorado winters to make your holiday getaway something truly special to share with the family.

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A Typical Day During Your Colorado Winter Family Vacation at C Lazy U Ranch

Winter Mornings at the Ranch

After waking up in a warm, cozy cabin, guests are greeted with a hot cup of Cowboy Coffee and a hearty ranch-style family breakfast. Once guests are full and ready to go, it’s time for festive fun and winter adventures. 

A warm fires burns outside the C Lazy U main lodge
Guests enjoy snowmobiling on miles of groomed trails

Winter Afternoons at the Ranch

Families have access to near-endless winter activities without ever having to leave the ranch’s breathtaking 8,500 acres. Some of our guests’ favorite complimentary winter activities at the ranch include:

  • Horseback rides: All ages can ride through the snowy mountain trails on a horse expertly paired to their personality and skill level. Bond with your horse over the duration of your stay while you experience the true spirit of the West.
  • Ice hockey and skating: Hold family-friendly games and competition on our Zamboni-groomed pond.
  • Snowtubing: Hit the private tubing hill for hours of downhill fun.
  • Sleigh rides: Take a picturesque excursion on a sleigh drawn by our team of Belgian Draft Horses. 
  • Snowshoeing: Explore the trails at one of the best snowshoe destinations in the world. 
  • Cross-country skiing: See the sights on our four miles of groomed cross-country ski trails.

For even more fun, some of Colorado’s best ski resorts are right around the corner! After you’ve had your fill of fun in the chilly Colorado air, you can warm up in the hot tub or head to the full-service Lazy You Spa for some of the most unique wellness and massage experiences in the US.

Winter Evenings at the Ranch

When the sun has set, the guests head to the Main Lodge for a gourmet meal prepared by the Executive Chef and paired with a choice of wine, beer, or cocktails. 

Dishes of gourmet food sit on the table, including whipped sweet potatoes

Cozy winter evenings are spent with the family fireside while enjoying hot cocoa, s’mores, games, music, and evening entertainment.

Winter Adventures for the Kids

The Winter Kid’s Club and Kid’s Horseback Riding Program is an optional program for children ages 3 to 17. Our expertly trained counselors and children’s program manager supervise and guide the kids and teens in a variety of thrilling and educational activities catered to both the ages of the kids and the current weather conditions. The Kid’s Club meets in the mornings and in the afternoons so kids can have time to play and form friendships with their peers while parents have time to do the activities they want.

A kids' counselor gives two girls a push down the snowtubing hill
kids riding on hay wagon with the horses begging for hay

Some of the activities in the Winter Kid’s Club include:

  • Arts, crafts, and games in the Patio House
  • Grooming and horsemanship clinics
  • Pony rides for children under 7
  • Sledding and tubing by the pond, ice skating, and hockey
  • Guided cross country skiing or snowshoe lessons
  • Fire building lesson at the warming hut
  • BB gun biathlon (11 years and older)
  • Heated Indoor Arena equestrian activities such as riding lessons and obstacle courses are available upon request

Meals are eaten together as a family, except for the weekends of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day, when the children eat with their counselors; however teens 16 and 17 have the option to eat with their peers or their parents. The C Lazy U children & teens programs are a great way for the whole family to have the vacation they’re looking for!

Ski Trips to Winter Park & Granby Ranch Resorts

In addition to on-ranch cross-country skiing trails, C Lazy U dude ranch offers ski packages to the renowned Winter Park and Granby Ranch ski areas. Guests can take advantage of C Lazy U’s convenient curb-to-curb shuttle service to both ski resorts. 

Downhill skiing at one of the nearby ski resorts

Rental equipment can be obtained at a local ski shop prior to your arrival upon request, and we can also arrange ski or snowboard lessons. C Lazy U Ranch gives guests the opportunity to enjoy unparalleled skiing while getting away from the hustle and bustle of busy ski resorts.

What are You Waiting For?

At C Lazy U, we invite you to be part of an enchanting escape that blends the essence of the American West with the modern allure of a five-star resort. Become part of the C Lazy U family, and learn firsthand why our historic ranch has been voted one of the best winter vacation destinations in the world. Start planning your holiday vacation or winter getaway today!  

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