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It was absolutely wonderful! We had Harper as a wrangler a couple times and Olivia once, and they were so encouraging and kind, and, I felt, thoughtful, both about the trails they took us on and about our fit/comfort level with the horses. We all felt like Amy did a perfect job matching us with our horses, and under the wranglers' instruction/guidance, we even had fun trying out trotting and loping!

~ Jen O., 09-16-2021

Aaron – he was perfect for our experience with the Archery, BB Guns, and Hatchet-throwing. He was very patient and careful with our kids, and encouraged and instructed them when needed.

~ Jen O., 09-16-2021

All the servers and people checking in on us were very attentive, friendly, and helpful. We never felt like we were waiting for service or anything, and the food was AMAZING.

~ Jen O., 09-16-2021

Food was absolutely outstanding!!!!! The best for every meal.

~ Matt F., 09-15-2021

Since it was my first time booking with the ranch I had many questions leading up to our visit. Some of which were probably repeat questions but anytime I called the front desk, the staff was always so patient and informative. Mike was our first introduction to the ranch and he really set the tone for the warm and inclusive welcome we received our whole trip.

~ Dani B., 09-06-2021

Brook and Alana were so wonderful and encouraging to our son. It was our visit visit to the ranch and his first time on a horse and they really took great care of him. Braley was such a joy as and so helpful on the daily. Mike was our first introduction to the ranch and through our visit he was so engaging and helpful, always had a greeting for us each day and if he didn't know the answer to our questions he made sure he would find out for us.

~ Dani B., 09-06-2021

The room was even better than I had anticipated and we were able to check in before the time I had been told. Yay!

~ Laura H., 09-13-2021

Food was totally unbelievable as always. The blankets, fires and warmers were a nice touch. What an extraordinary effort you all went to. It was amazing.

~ Laura H., 09-13-2021

I can't say enough about your staff. Jackson greeted us as soon as we pulled in. All of the servers were helpful, engaging, and they had an uncanny way of anticipating our every need. Trent must have a superpower because he never seemed to tire of us and our endless requests. He has a terrific sense of humor, and his name recall was outstanding. Peyton killed it with the karaoke (and he probably never wants to hear “Sweet Caroline” for the rest of his life.) He fit right in and had only been on the ranch for 3 days. I enjoyed the shooting time with him and Jackson. And the biggest shoutout to Trevor – hiker extraordinaire. If we'd asked him to take us 15 more miles, he would have done it with a smile. He appeared like magic the morning we left and was able to charge our completely dead car battery so that we could still make our flight. We would not have made it without him. The property is gorgeous, and the staff is over the top. The food, wine and drinks were outstanding. I hope to return next time with my family, though I'd repeat my girls' weekend in a minute.

~ Anna B., 09-17-2021

After riding for two days a massage was definitely in order ... and Alejandro did a fantastic job. A special thank you to Kristin Craig who recognized my pain and discomfort and arranged for a copper tub soak on short notice.

~ Stephen H., 09-21-2021

The spa was the most gorgeous spa I've ever been to, and McKinsey couldn't have been a better greeter or hostess. Kristen made my day by letting me borrow a yoga mat for my stay!

~ Anna B., 09-17-2021

Every single trail ride was wonderful. The wranglers were extremely knowledgeable (even those who had recently arrived). They were engaging, friendly and great conversationalists; they ensured that the experience was exactly what I wanted.

~ Stephen H., 09-21-2021

The beautiful bar and the friendliness (and amazing memory) of the primary bartender, Trent, made the experience like having an evening drink with your family. When you can walk into a bar, just chatting with a new friend for a few minutes, and the bartender walks over and doesn't say "What'll ya have?" but instead smiles like he means it, then calls you by name as he hands you your drink – that's special. It makes you feel like you're part of the C Lazy U family.

~ Stephen H., 09-21-2021

The Patio House was a wonderful experience from start to finish. The food was great and always included a dish that was either fast and easy, more casual or less heavy. The desserts were always a treat. Nice job!

~ Stephen H., 09-21-2021

Was there for a Julie Goodnight clinic so always wonderful. But Ami knows her stuff! Love that she puts the horses first. All of the wranglers are great.

~ Melinda C., 09-21-2021

What a fabulous long weekend we had. From the moment we arrive(earlier than expected) and were warmly greeted and taken to our lovely well-appointed cabin, to the moment we left 3 days later we were constantly thrilled by gracious service, professionalism, alot of fun and perhaps most importantly well trained horses, wonderful trail rides, and fantastic staff.

~ Melinda C., 09-21-2021

Everyone was friendly and helpful. Heather– She made sure we were happy and was always friendly and helpful Travis– he was so friendly and accommodating. Amelia and Bel– They went out of their way to make sure we were ok in a really friendly and fun way. 2 Ranch hands ( can't recall their names)– They took us hatchet throwing and were so encouraging and fun even though I was awful at it. All the bar staff and waiters and really everyone there was fantastic. What an experience! Can't wait to come back!

~ Lynn S., 09-21-2021

Wonderful selection of delicious food and wine!

~ Lynn S., 09-21-2021

Food was delicious! Pastry chef did an amazing job!!

~ Ginger M., 09-21-2021

Tami and Grace the wranglers went the extra mile to give help and guidance. Julie Goodnight made our experience amazing. We have probably been spoiled as far as the level of expectation for any other ranch we might visit in the future.

~ Ginger M., 09-21-2021

One of the best experiences of my life!!!! Friendly, helpful instruction. Beautiful surroundings. I caught 3 fish my first time fly fishing!

~ Carla F., 09-27-2021

Amy and her staff were amazing. Every wrangler was friendly and cared about safety. Horses were in good shape and of course loved the Jingle! Can't wait to see how the new barn will turn out.

~ Carla F., 09-27-2021

"Excellent vegetarian options – kudos to the chef and his team.

~ Glenn F., 10-04-2021

We did the cowboy soak – it was amazing

~ Kari W., 10-19-2021

The reservation process was quick and easy! She was super friendly and answered all my questions!

~ Jeana B., 10-16-2021

Room was nice and cozy, loved the fireplace and the housekeeping was great!

~ Jeana B., 10-16-2021

The chef and servers were great about my gluten allergy! They were happy to accommodate my dietary needs. Food was amazing and great variety!

~ Jeana B., 10-16-2021

AMAZING! The horses were great, wranglers were very friendly and knowledgeable! Duchess and Hauss were wonderful horses. LOVE this place and the amazing customer service provided! The activities were all wonderful, food was amazing and the views were awesome! The horseback riding experience here was the best I have ever experienced anywhere! Love bonding with your own horse all week and the fact you cater to different riding abilities.

~ Jeana B., 10-16-2021

Everything was perfect! The staff was great, food was amazing, riding was perfect. The cabins were very clean and comfortable.All of the staff went above and beyond. I can't name just one because they were all so amazing.

~ Sandra H., 10-17-2021

We loved chatting with the ranch hands and learning all about the history of C Lazy U. Special call out for Ally who was so friendly and showed us an excellent and adventurous ride all while making us feel welcome. Spencer's stories were fantastic and we appreciated him sharing his experiences all while having a great time exploring the trails. Franny was so helpful and attentive during the clinical sessions. I took lessons as a kid and never got so much one-on-one help with my posture and horsemanship. Though we were rusty, she made us feel so comfortable. We were both nervous but she put us immediately at ease. Thanks to the ranch hands for such a wonderful experience!

~ Laura N., 10/15/2021

I participated in the Julie Goodnight Clinic and loved every single minute. As a fairly new rider, I was worried that I would get overwhelmed or feel left behind, but instead I learned so much from instructors and participants. This experience was well beyond my expectations. I seriously have no complaints about course structure or content. I've already been using some of the skills I learned and my horses and I are more connected and I can tell my riding has improved 10x. Just can't say enough good things about Julie and her team. If the sessions were spread out to 5 days, I would be onboard because it was pretty intense (although I think it was exactly what I needed as a newer rider).

~ Melissa H., 10-25-2021

Julie's first Horsemanship Immersion clinic was excellent. The structure of the days and content of materials was on-point. For me personally, I got to work with horses I did not know and use my horsemanship skills to help the horses work through various exercises that they don't normally do. That was my goal for the clinic. The workshops were perfect topics, and the vet workshops were great information. There is so much to talk about and the team remained flexible to everyone's interest but kept on schedule. Julie's team is always able to work with everyone and help us grow our horsemanship skills with quick evaluation of our skills and encouraging reminders. That is what it is all about!

~ Andrea D., 10-25-2021

The menu variety was vast and the food quality and taste was amazing.

~ Mike D., 11-18-2021

Natalie taught us how to ride horses; her instruction was clear, gentle, and kind. She taught us the similarities and differences between English and Western riding. We loved our time with the horses, but especially because Natalie helped us understand how to best interact with the horses. Natalie also helped us on the Feed Wagon ride, which was particularly special for us, because we got to feed horses, watch them eat, and watch them follow the feed wagon. Many thanks to Natalie for helping make this part of our stay magical.

~ Brian & Tyrene, 11-14-2021

The housekeeping staff was so through! I really appreciate them taking the time and energy to keep the facilities top notch! Additionally, the humidifiers were a life saver for us.

~ Kevin & Sarah M., 11-14-2021

The sommelier was excellent! She really knew her craft, and showed it every evening! She really went out of her way for our family!

~ Kevin & Sarah M., 11-14-2021

We arrived late at night and received the warmest welcome of any vacation experience we have ever had. We were a little lost, it was dark but someone walked up to our car in the freezing cold (I think it was Taylor, the night manager) and said "Hello, we have been waiting for your arrival. Welcome Borsari family. You must be hungry, we have your plates waiting for you upstairs. Come on up to the lodge when you are ready and we will have your dinner waiting. Don't worry about checking in, we can take care of all that tomorrow. Come and get warmed up." My husband and I actually wanted to cry. LOL! we were all starving and he read our minds. The welcome was the warmest we have ever received, anywhere.

~ Christina & Brad B.., 12-30-2021

Thank you so much for accommodating our Vegan diet!

~ Christina & Brad B.., 12-30-2021

We wanted a different, outdoor, activity-driven vacation that involved snow and would be an amazing place to celebrate Christmas away from home. We appreciated all the Christmas related decor, festivities, and the icing on the cake was the gift of a Christmas tree, lights and ornaments in our room!! My kids and I absolutely loved that touch! This is going above and beyond. So appreciated that this was done to make us feel at home during our stay.

~ Christina & Brad B.., 12-30-2021

We were immediately surrounded by pleasant young men. Smiling. Happy to help. Didn't seem hurried. Willing to talk about things around the ranch. I would love to watch your orientation process for new employees. It must be amazing. I cannot tell you how many times I was addressed in different areas by my name. How people I had never seen knew who I was and took care of things for me like managing my food allergy. Amazing.

~ Christina & Brad B.., 12-30-2021

I have never been to a place where EVERY employee is so nice!!! Everyone I encountered was kind, had a good attitude, and went out of their way to be helpful. That shows a lot of attention to detail. Also the activities were amazing. The food was also excellent. My kids did not want to leave. This was one of the best vacations I have been on! Thank you all so much. The water bottle and chapstick was a nice touch. They both came in handy.

~ Brandon & Carly R., 02-01-2022

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Since it was my first time booking with the ranch I had many questions leading up to our visit. Some of which were probably repeat questions but anytime I called the front desk, the staff was always so patient and informative. Mike was our first introduction to the ranch and he really set the tone for the warm and inclusive welcome we received our whole trip.

~ Dani B., 09-06-2021

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