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Get Away for a Memorable Family Thanksgiving

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Life gets so busy with work, school, and everyday tasks that we have to schedule in time just to sit and take a breath. There aren’t enough hours in the day to do what we’d like, and that’s what makes holidays so important. During holidays, work moves to the backburner so that we can put… Continue Reading »

Come See Why C Lazy U Ranks Among Top Resorts in the World

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We are proud to announce that C Lazy U was ranked not only the #1 resort in Colorado, but also the fourth best resort in the entire U.S., as well as the 13th in the world by Conde’ Nast Traveler magazine! And we invite you to come and find out why! Whether it’s because of… Continue Reading »

The Face of 5-Spur Service – David Craig Wins Hotelier of the Year Award

David Craig Hotelier of Year 2015

C Lazy U guests are familiar with our 5-Spur Service, so it’s nice when one of our own is recognized for his or her outstanding dedication. The C Lazy U family is proud to announce that our general manager, David Craig, has won the 2015 Hotelier of the Year Award from the Colorado Hotel and… Continue Reading »

Dude Ranch Vacations – Myth vs. Fact


We’re often asked “what, exactly, is a dude ranch?” We’ve explained what they are and how they came about way back when in the early 1900s. Now we’re ready to clear up some notions (both true and false) that some folks may have about dude ranch vacations. Here are a few myths about spending time… Continue Reading »

Celebrate Relaxation Day and Laziness at C Lazy U


Those Lazy crazy days of summer may be coming to an end, but August is particularly good month to relax. Official ‘Lazy Day’ is recognized on August 10, and National Relaxation day falls on August 15. August is the month to claim your vacation days (or just play hooky) and do absolutely nothing at all…. Continue Reading »

10 Reasons to Visit C Lazy U Ranch This Summer

C Lazy U Summer vacation

Time is quickly running out to book a summer getaway at C Lazy U for 2015 with only two weeks with remaining availability, though it’s never too early to start planning for summer 2016 too! Are you ready for a luxurious outdoor escape in colorful Colorado in the heart of the Rocky Mountains? For anyone… Continue Reading »

Enter Our Social Summer “Mug Shot” Photo Contest!


Now that summer has officially started, we are ready and raring to kick off our summer photo contest!! We are sure you’re on some sort of social media platform, whether it’s Twitter or Instagram. So why not use these platforms to win cool, free stuff? Check out how much fun summers are at C Lazy… Continue Reading »

Past Guests Share Their Favorite Memories of C Lazy U

C Lazy U ranch memories

We recently asked our fans on Facebook to share their favorite memory of the ranch. You all did not disappoint! Thanks for sharing your memories and making us smile, laugh, and reminisce on great times with you. We learned you love the oasis of fun and relaxation that a vacation at the ranch provides. Also,… Continue Reading »

What is a Dude Ranch? A Brief History

winter dude ranch

Today, “dude” means something like “bro”. But in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the word had a different slang meaning. Back then, a “dude” was an urbanite. It’s what western cattle ranchers, a.k.a. cowboys, called big-shot city slickers. When city dwellers from the East Coast discovered that ranch visits in the wide open West… Continue Reading »

Colorado-Style Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

family weekend at CLazyU Ranch

This Mother’s Day, forget the flowers, perfume, and housewares. If there’s one thing that any mom wants above all, it’s quality time with her kids. Surprise Mom with an adventurous new experience instead of more stuff. Celebrate motherhood this spring with a getaway to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains – complete with pampering, dining, adventure, and memory-making…. Continue Reading »