Since 1919, the C Lazy U luxury guest ranch has been celebrated around the world for its rich history, rustic elegance, legendary cuisine and signature 5-Spur Service.
There is something for everyone at C Lazy U - kids enjoy adventure and discovery, while adults do everything they want - or nothing at all. Corporations and groups can also enjoy this all-inclusive ranch as a simple and secluded retreat destination.
The ranch is open all year round, and it's never a bad time to visit.
Great for children aged 3 and over
For more than half a century, experienced ranch counselors have refined a program that teaches children and teens skills that build confidence and independence. The program revolves around horseback riding every day. Kids aged 3-5 are given pony rides, while older kids are taken on guided trail rides and given lessons in horsemanship according to their age and skill level.
Between rides, the kids flock to the Patio House to swim, play table tennis or air hockey, shoot pool or play outside. Counselors are with the children all day to supervise their activities, even during nap time for the little ones. Archery, scavenger hunts, Capture-the-Flag, volleyball, rowing boats, fishing, cookouts, hay rides and a carnival are just some of the added children’s activities. Winter offers ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and sledding. There is also a supervised children's center with reading, games, and arts and crafts. The Teen Program includes off-site trips such as hiking and overnight camping, white water rafting, and heading off to a local rodeo.
There is a balance of family time and adventure time: during breakfast and after dinner, families spend time together, but the kids are 'on the ranch' for the remainder of the day. At C Lazy U, kids have the vacation of a lifetime and are kept busy from sunrise to sunset. Adults can truly relax during their vacation on the ranch, knowing that the kids are happily occupied.
Minimum age children can ride
6 and over
Arts & Crafts
play-doh, coloring, sketching
hiking, biking, picnics, outdoor play area, cookouts, campouts, whitewater rafting, supervised swimming
scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, horseshoes, volleyball, ping pong, pool table
Logging mitigation throughout the ranch to protect and restore and the forests. A large percentage of the wood is re-used on the ranch for renovations and other uses.
A program to reduce nutrient loading was put in place on Willow Creek.
Supporters of the Rockies Foundation, Grand Foundation and Drifters Hearts of Hope (horse rescue).
Water Conservation Program
The ranch was homesteaded by original pioneers in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The ranch had been run as a guest ranch since 1919 under the 'F Slash Ranch' name until 1946, when its name was changed to the C Lazy U.
Over its 100 year history as a guest ranch, C Lazy U has only had four differnt ownership groups, which has allowed it to maintain its legacy and western traditions.