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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week at Sylvan Dale this summer with our two daughters. It was by far the most transformative family experience we had as a family, and we travel around the world a lot. First of all and foremost, the people - beautiful, authentic,genuine, hard-working. Our 5-year old is still asking us when we go back to Sylvan Dale,... More 

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

And we fell in love with you too! Thank you for the fantastic review! We look forward to seeing you all again in the future. :) More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I had been looking for an affordable dude ranch trip for a while and I have to say I am so happy we chose Sylvan Dale Ranch! My friend and I arrived to be welcome by a great staff, from the servers, the chefs, the wranglers, you name it, they all made you feel like part of their family! Horses... More 

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Why thank you for the lovely review! We enjoyed hosting you during the Cowgirl Roundup too! Can't wait until the next time. :) More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We flew in from the UK for a weekend fishing trip prior to a conference. I must from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, nothing was too much trouble ! The fishing here is superb on both the river and the lake and our guide knew exactly where to put us on the fish. Would highly recommend... More 

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fishing review! Glad you were able to visit us and that the fishing was superb. :) We look forward to the possibility of your return visit! More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped off at the Sylvandale Ranch for a couple of nights as part of our 3,000 mile road trip, and if our itinerary had permitted would have liked to stay longer. The ranch and cabins are beautifully laid out and clean, Bob's breakfasts freshly prepared and hearty, and the ranch personnel wonderfully friendly and accommodating. My very special thanks... More 

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

We're glad you were able to join us for a couple nights! Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to your return visit. :) More 

Windsor, Colorado
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The staff made you feel like family. The food was excellent. The horses well trained and matched for individual ability. As always Colorado scenery is the best. The people we met here were awesome and the activities varied. This trip exceeded our expectations and we look forward to coming back..again and again..

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your testimonial of the Cowgirl Roundup! We look forward to your return visit, neighbor! More 

Yardley, Pennsylvania
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Because my family owns two travel agencies, we try to promote family-owned resorts to our clients. As the manager, I am always looking for unique yet well-priced resorts for couples, small groups of friends and business associates, honeymooners and families with children (7-years plus). Sylvan Dale “Guest” Ranch, on 3,200 acres in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, is one... More 

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

What a fantastic review! Thank you, sir, for joining us to experience Sylvan Dale, and also for your detailed testimonial. We sure look forward to the possibility of your return visit! More 

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

On August 20th, three gals from Arizona and one from Texas arrived at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch and we had the time of our lives! First and foremost the hospitality from Susan, David and their entire staff were unforgettable! We felt like family the moment we arrived. Everyone was warm, engaging and truly made sure we had everything we needed... More 

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you this past summer! Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so glad we had the space to fit you in that week. :) We look forward to your return visit! More 

Leland, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Going to Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch each year has become the highlight of our summer! We have met such wonderful people here - including the staff! We always feel like we are among family at Sylvan Dale. Special mention to Jodi, Scott, Bruce, Karen, Krista, Heather, Jake, and others whose names escape me (old age, not a reflection of their... More 

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Well, gosh, we love you too! Thank you for the fantastic review! Can't wait for the Great Grownup Getaway next season! See you again soon. :) More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My 83 year old aunt has wanted to go to a Guest Ranch for years so my sister, cousin and I took her to Sylvan Dale. I've been on multiple cruises, I flow to wonderful island resorts but this was better than anything I've ever done! This place is amazing! I live in Colorado and didn't know it was just... More 

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

What an amazing review! We were so happy to have met you and also to help your Aunt cross a horseback riding vacation off of her bucket list. :) She was so dang cute riding ol' Billy Jack. :) We look forward to seeing you all again in the future! More 

Paris
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We went there during the Native American week and we did not regret it one second. Coming from the Netherland it was a long road, Hoping that we made the good choice. Our kids since we return are talking about this ranch every day. They are missing the horses, the activities and the people. I would recommend this place for... More 

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Gosh, thank you so much for the review! We were so excited for your visit last summer and are equally excited to see you again in 2017! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Named "Best Family Vacation" by Frommer's Colorado guidebook and rated among the "Top Ten Colorado Dude Ranches" by True West Magazine, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch offers year ‘round outdoor adventure. Conveniently located just one hour from Denver in the Colorado foothills near Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Sylvan Dale’s 3200-acre working Dude Ranch and Retreat Center is nestled along the banks of Colorado's beautiful Big Thompson River. Offering activities such as cattle drives, trail rides, horseback riding, trophy trout fly fishing, hiking and nearby hunting, nature experiences, tennis, swimming, and many other activities,true adventure awaits you! Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is perfect for your next vacation adventure!Much more than just an historic working ranch, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch also provides exceptional services for business and private meetings, holiday parties, picnics, reunions, family vacations, bed & breakfast, weddings, and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. sylvan Dale's delicious and healthy Heart-J natural grass-fed beef is also available for purchase. Come experience all that is the beauty of Sylvan Dale! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Address: 2939 N County Rd 31D, Loveland, CO 80538-9763
Region: United States > Colorado > Loveland
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
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Sylvan Dale Hotel
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