Colorado Guest Ranches: Making you one with the wilderness

Colorado Guest Ranches
C Lazy U Guest Ranch, Colorado.

Colorado Guest Ranches.

A western state, Colorado is famous for its land diversity and topographic differentiation. It has arid deserts, snow covered mountains and canyons that are noted for their rivers. When it comes to kayaking, skiing and hiking, Colorado Guest Ranches do it better.

Below, we have listed two premier wilderness Colorado guest ranches that we absolutely love and thought that you too might enjoy staying in them.

Smith Fork Ranch

When it comes to Colorado Guest Ranches, Smith Fork Ranch exceeds most. They do have everything that other dude ranches have; horses, miles of trails on immense land and of course private fishing but apart from all those expectations, they offer an abode that is unique coupled with the opportunity for true western wilderness living.

Smith Fork Ranch, Colorado
Smith Fork Ranch, Colorado

Accommodation: There are two combined words that describe the accommodation at Smith Fork, and these are rustic-luxury. You’ll be under a historic roof with primitive antiques lining the wall beside original arts and craft that are found nowhere else. Here, it’s about the culture and nature.

Guests have five choices to choose from when it comes to accommodation.

Mountain house

It has four bedrooms and can hold up to 10 people. Each bedroom has a private bath. The house comes with a spacious living room that has a fireplace. There is a kitchenette and handmade furnishings.

Apart from the mountain house there are other lodgings;

  • The River house, 6 to 10 guests.
  • Aspen cabin, 4 to 5 guests.
  • Oak cabin, 4 guests.
  • Spruce cabin, 2 guests.

Activities: There are plenty of activities for guests to sample. If it is not sampling a five star cuisine then it could be clay shooting, spa treatments or organic farming. And of course there is fly fishing and horseback riding.

C Lazy U Guest Ranch

Voted the best resort among Colorado Guest Ranches, C Lazy U Guest Ranch is a vacation site that oozes western authenticity. It is a place where the only thing you see for many acres are endless spaces of green meadows where blue skies are the order of the day; and the air is pure, clean and crisp. Almost a century old, the building is rich in elegance and history, plus lots of legendary cuisine is served.

Accommodation: C Lazy U has various types of cabins for guests use. The accommodation seems to age like wine, the older it gets the finer it becomes.

Guests get to choose from 14 cabins namely;

  • Crest
  • Evergreen
  • Hill
  • Lodge
  • Rainbow
  • Ranch house
  • Ridge
  • River
  • Roundup
  • Spring
  • Sunset
  • Willow
  • Aspen
  • Midnight trail lodge

These cabins depict ranch-style décor and spacious room, and come with daily housekeeping. The rooms do offer comfort and solitude. The ranch’s holding capacity is 43 guests, yes small to ensure that there is not much crowding. The cabins are remodeled annually so that the ranch maintains its 5 star status.

Activities: This Colorado guest ranch is a true family vacation site and offers pony rides for children aged 3 to 5 years old. While the older children are taught on horse handling and riding. Other riders can head on to the Patio House for a swim or a game of tennis, pool or air hockey. There are counselors who observe and supervise these activities. And are also there during nap-time for the younger ones. With someone watching the kids, the adults can enjoy time at the spa or Orvis fishing.