by Amanda Geronikos
In Granby, Colorado, C Lazy U Ranch offers families a chance to unplug and enjoy the great outdoors, with horseback riding, cattle pushing clinics, fly fishing, archery, trap shooting, mountain biking and guided hikes offered. There’s also zip-lining, swimming, a spa and even shopping at this all-season resort! In the winter, another mix of activities is added to include cross-country skiing, snow tubing, dogsledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, hockey and more. Kids’ activities are also offered, with children separated by age groups.
Bonus: C Lazy U Ranch is an all-inclusive resort, with meals, activities and accommodations covered in nightly rates!
Luxury camping, as well as cabins, are offered for accommodations. Cozy cabins are equipped with refrigerators and Keurig coffeemakers. They also have bathrobes and complimentary snacks.
Offsite excursions can be arranged — though there’s so much to do at the resort, you may forget to leave!
Our Editor Loves
- All-inclusive rates
- Outdoor activities galore
- Luxury camping and cabins
- All Inclusive Rates
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Dude Ranch
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We recently visited C Lazy U with our two young children. The kids had a great time, as there were tons of activities to choose from including ice skating, snow sledding/tubing, pony rides, hot tub, and a game room. My husband and I went on a horseback ride and snowmobiling. We only stayed for 2 nights, so there wasn't much time to pack in tons of activities.
A few complaints...
While the staff was very nice, we felt like there wasn't much of an orientation. I felt myself having to ask about every little detail, from the hot tub towels, to where to find ice skates, to kid's club hours, to where to meet for various activities.
The scheduled activities were much shorter than we expected. The horseback ride and snowmobiling were each only an hour. Maybe that's because most guests wouldn't want to be out too long in the cold, but it left awkward time between other activities and meals.
The kids program was not well spelled out. The daily schedule said drop off at 9:30, pickup at 3:30. Come to find out that we needed to pick them up for lunch at 12:30, and return at 1:30. That would be fine, except that snowmobiling started at 1, so we had to find a counselor to cover the extra 30 minutes.
The food was mediocre, at best. While there were a few standout dishes, most of the food was either overcooked or bland. Such a disappointment for a place that has received so many awards. Also, dinner wasn't until 6:30 for everyone (including kids), and by the time the kids' food was served, it was at least 7. This would be fine if there were snacks readily available to hold the kids over, but there wasn't. The 6pm happy hour appetizers were very minimal, and not super kid friendly.
We noticed other little things, like there was only one water station on the whole ranch (that we found), and one day they didn't even have clean cups available. Somewhere I saw that you get complimentary water bottles at check in, which we didn't, so it would have been nice to have water available in other places than just the game room. Everywhere you look there were hot chocolate stations, but no water.
Maybe all of this could be attributed to just coming off a busy holiday season, but we left feeling disappointed.
Outstanding facility ; 3?gourmet meals per day; beautiful scenery; many activities including horse back, skeet shooting; hiking , photography ; accommodations were large and comfortable with wood burning fireplace; bedroom and living room ; hunting was excellent with top guides; highly recommend