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What is a Dude Ranch? A Brief History

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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

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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 »

Colorado’s Wild Game Dishes: A Dining Guide

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In the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, eating meat is an adventure. After exploring the high altitude terrain, sit down to an authentic regional meal complete with game meat. When looking at a menu, don’t confuse it for a wildlife guide. Try something new by sampling one of these exotic meats during your stay. Here’s a… Continue Reading »

Snow Day! Tubing, Snowshoeing and Sledding (Oh My!)

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Colorado takes its winter fun very seriously, and on weeks like this when the snowstorms leave behind a powder paradise and winter wonderland for everyone to rejoice in, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Colorado’s winter landscape. Thinking outside the ski lift, we’ve come up with more ways to rejoice in fresh powder than… Continue Reading »

How to Plan a Family-Bonding Winter Vacation

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Taking a vacation is a perfect way to help family members bond with one another, which is especially important when you consider the impact it has on children. Vacations can also have a profound effect on overall happiness, underlining the benefits even a short trip can have for you and your loved ones. Learn how… Continue Reading »

10 Winter Weekend Getaway Moments for Families to Share

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Family getaway moments are the stuff that childhood memories are made of. During a Colorado weekend winter getaway at C Lazy U Ranch, days are filled with magic moments for kids that will crystallize into lifelong memories. 1. Feeding the Ranch Animals After breakfast, each day on the ranch starts with the option to jump… Continue Reading »

C Lazy U Who – Jude Dwyer

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A great ranch is made up of many things: well trained horses, well-appointed cabins, fine dining and spectacular views. Here at the C Lazy U Ranch we know that we couldn’t truly be “Colorado’s Premier Guest Ranch” without our amazing and loyal employees. For that reason we’d like to introduce you to the members of… Continue Reading »

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Colorado on your Next Vacation

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Colorado has been an extremely popular vacation destination for decades, and it’s easy to understand why. Here are ten reasons why The Centennial State should be at the top of your vacation list! 1. The Mountains Perhaps the most obvious reason to visit Colorado are our mountains – the majestic Rocky Mountains to be specific…. Continue Reading »

Thanksgiving Traditions at C Lazy U Ranch

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A family-owned ranch for 95 years, we look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season each year with our ranch friends and family. We may be biased, but we don’t think there’s a more perfect place to celebrate with your loved ones than C Lazy U guest ranch in Colorado! Thanksgiving… Continue Reading »

Holiday and Winter Weekend Getaways from Denver

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As the cool air begins to make its way through the Rocky Mountains, Coloradans begin to think about long weekends full of snow, skiing, warm fires and delicious gourmet meals. Just a two-hour drive from Denver, C Lazy U guest ranch offers families an ideal winter weekend getaway full of all of the above, and… Continue Reading »