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Experience 5-Spur Service on Your Colorado Dude Ranch Family Vacation

C Lazy U Ranch adds rich tradition and a refined touch of class to your CO dude ranch experience, where the guests are invited to do anything they want or nothing at all! This Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge offers legendary cuisine and service plus boundless recreation ranging from horseback riding, tennis, and glamour camping, to sleigh rides, nordic skiing and private Snow Cat downhill skiing. Relax in the spring fed pool & hot tub and treat yourself to the full-service "Lazy You Spa" that's uniquely stretched over Willow Creek. It's the only guest ranch in North America to have received the coveted AAA Five-Diamond and the Mobil Five-Star Awards. Through it all, you're surrounded by rustically elegant appointments made more special by a ranch family tradition dating back to 1919.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 40 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Winter Park
  • Nearby Water Willow Creek Reservoir
  • Open Dates All Year


Seven-night summer packages at the C Lazy U are all-inclusive, with lodging, a personal horse, and a variety of activities like swimming and canoeing. In winter, the C Lazy U offers two-night minimum stays, with winter activities such as sledding, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling.


Far from just a Colorado dude ranch, the C Lazy U is a total family adventure. The kids programs are not add-ons; they're part of the tradition, with supervised activities that have taught confidence and independence since 1949. And the array of year-round facilities including the Lazy You spa, ensures family fun for all. 


Take a break from the stuffy offices and energize your team at the C Lazy U Ranch! This unforgettable Colorado destination offers all the facilities and amenities to make your company event run smoothly. Let their professional staff assist in arranging everything from accommodations to catering to team-building activities!


Make your next family reunion memorable at the C Lazy U Ranch! Bring your cousins, aunts and uncles together at this incredible Colorado destination and you'll be sure to have a family get-together you'll be talking about for years to come. Accommodating groups of 50-80 people in a variety of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, C Lazy U offers all the space and entertainment you need for endless fun. Enjoy a family barbecue, go out on a horseback ride, or just relax at the onsite pool!


Have your wedding at one of the the most spectacular places in the world! The C Lazy U Ranch presents a stunning natural ranch setting that transports you away from the hustle-bustle of city life for something much more elegant and inspirational. Your guests will love the fresh air and incredible mountain scenery, and you will love the attentive staff ready to help you plan all the details for your big day.


Located in the heart of some of Colorado's most beautiful scenery, C Lazy U Ranch is the ideal destination for a nature adventure. Spend a day on horseback riding through a mountain trail, guided by one of the ranch's expert wranglers. Discover the waters of Colorado River on a fly-fishing or whitewater rafting expedition, and enjoy the views from a hot air balloon ride. The Rocky Mountain National Park is just minutes away as well, and perfect for a family day trip or hiking and wildlife viewing!


Fishing enthusiasts rejoice! When you stay at C Lazy U Ranch you're just minutes away from the best fly-fishing locations on the Colorado River. If you're a beginner, you can easily learn the basics at their onsite pond. For the more experienced anglers, head off to two miles of private stream with their full-time guide Claus.


At C Lazy U Ranch, you and your sweetheart will discover a truly unforgettable experience. Come enjoy romantic horseback rides through the surrounding mountain scenery, learn archery and trap shooting, or soak in the hot tub after a long day. Nearby hot air ballooning is the perfect way to relax together high in the clouds, while the adventurer in you might find guided mountain biking excursions to be exactly what you're looking for. No matter what you decide to do, you'll be sure to enjoy something special together.


Although a dude ranch might not be the first place you think of for a skiing vacation, Colorado is the perfect spot to enjoy a ski/snowboard vacation! At C Lazy U Ranch, you'll have access to nordic skiing and private Snow Cat downhill skiing. Pack your skis and snow gear and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime!


Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in the entire U.S. Home to the majestic Rocky Mountains and plenty of renowned parks, you'll be inspired to give back to nature. Ask the friendly staff a C Lazy U Ranch what you can do to leave the area a better place than when you arrived. Do your part, you'll be happy you did!


From the moment you arrive at C Lazy U Ranch you'll know you've found something extraordinary. This incredible Colorado ranch is more than just a western-style getaway. Here, you'll be comforted in spacious guestrooms with fireplaces, a daily snack and fresh fruit basket, coffee and tea, and robes. And when you're not relaxing in your room, try the Lazy U Spa for a rejuvenating massage, or simply soak in the pool or hot tub. Fun abounds in every corner with horseback riding, trap shooting, tennis, and much more. Everything you need for a luxurious ranch vacation is right here!


While in Colorado at the C Lazy U Ranch, enjoy views of the majestic Rocky Mountains! Go for a hike or a horsehide up the mountains and experience breathtaking views of the city. Ask about guided mountain biking excursions or just take in the views from the ground. This mountain range is a site that you will not want to miss out on!


Get back to a simpler time and head to C Lazy U Ranch. Here, you'll feel like you've been transported back to the days of the Wild West with the Ranch's herd of more than 175 horses and professional, friendly wranglers, along with a 12,000-sq.-ft. heated outdoor riding arena that hosts the afternoon family "Shodeo." Book your vacation today!


For a truly unique honeymoon experience, there's no place better than C Lazy U Ranch. This Colorado destination takes you away from the hustle-bustle of the cities so you and your new spouse can easily relax after the excitement of your big day. Stay in a charming cottage with fireplace and unwind right onsite in a variety of ways. Soak at the hot tub, indulge in a round of tennis, or take in the stunning views on a horseback ride. This is a honeymoon you will never forget!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Guest rooms at the C Lazy U are private and filled with rustic elegance, situated throughout the property and featuring stone fireplaces and regional-style luxury furnishings. Each room is serviced daily including housekeeping, bed turndown and fresh fruit delivery. An especially secluded cabin is ideal for CO honeymoons! 

Dude Ranch

At the heart of the C Lazy U is its herd of more than 175 horses and professional, friendly wranglers, along with a 12,000-sq.-ft. heated outdoor riding arena that hosts the afternoon family "Shodeo." Year-round guided trail rides are for all ages and experience levels. Kids five and under will love the ranch's pony! 


C Lazy U Ranch is the perfect destination for your next holiday vacation. If you come in the winter, you'll have access to skiing and snowboarding. Come during the summer and you can enjoy the horses and go for a hike. Whether the Fourth of July is approaching or Christmas is just around the corner, Colorado is your perfect vacation destination.


With a view of the Colorado River complete with glass floors, the Lazy You Spa at the C Lazy U is a Colorado spa getaway ranked in the Top 25 CO Spa Resorts by Denver Magazine. Enjoy Swedish and deep tissue massages along with facials, wraps, and even acupuncture. The C Lazy U also offers Yoga and personal training classes! 

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming Pool
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffle Board
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Shuttle Service
  • Fishing Guides
  • Fitness Programs
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Nearest Airports

  • Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC) / 49.1 miles
  • Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) / 60.9 miles
  • Laramie Regional Airport (LAR) / 81.5 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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