by Whitney Rife
Families will have a honkey-tonk good time at the Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch. This resort is a historic working cattle ranch in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Guests can stay in cabins, guest houses and two-story bunk houses. Bunk houses are more spacious for larger families, while guest houses feature kitchens. All-inclusive rates include meals, which feature natural beef and organic foods from the ranch. Sylvan Dale hosts the Buckaroo Youth Program, which provides a range of activities for kids and teens, including horseback riding, rock climbing and white water rafting. Parents can join in, too. There is an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a “cowboy pool” made of a huge metal bucket on the premises. The ranch also provides hayrides, wildlife walks and fishing excursions. Loveland, Colo., is nearby, offering a myriad of restaurants and entertainment.
Our Editor Loves
- Buckaroo Youth Program
- Cowboy pool
- Kitchens in guest houses
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
by Nancy L
This experience was nothing like I could have imagined! The Cowgirl Round up in late September was more than a getaway. For this first time rider I was so impressed how they matched your horse to ability and experience. "Sandy" was perfect for me. The staff are all so helpful and always with a smile. Our group of four stayed together in Mamma J's house which had all ammenties and very comfortable. The meals were so delicious and hearty, followed by a special event each evening with a scrumptious dessert. The group of women from different parts of the USA, Toronto and Tel Aviv(!!) were enjoyable and so much fun! This trip was like nothing I have ever experienced! Looking forward to my return.
by Tamar Amy F
If you're looking for an amazing experience with the horses - the place to visit is here!
I have been going to Sylvandale for more than 5 years, staying as a guest for the dude ranch week - the riding is spectacular, accommodations 5 star level - a pampering cabin with all facilities - excellent food served - and plenty of it!
It's a great opportunity to get away - to nature, the horses - my favorite place.