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Review of C Lazy U Ranch

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C Lazy U Ranch
Ranked #1 of 4 Granby B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Canada
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97 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Unique Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

My husband's "Group Ten" meeting this year was at this lovely spot approximately 2 and-a-half hours from Denver International Airport. Our cabin was very cozy, clean, and comfortable. We LOVED having a wood burning fireplace in our room, but it took getting used to having no TV, no phone line, and especially, no room key! Nobody had one. (Our group members were the only guests visiting at the time, so I wasn't concerned, plus, cell phone reception was good.) There's quite a few activities to choose from, plus, a spa, which I didn't have time for, unfortunately. Staff were incredibly helpful and friendly at all times. If you want to get away from it all and enjoy fresh mountain air and beautiful surroundings, this would be the perfect place for you! Just make sure to bring warm clothes and a flashlight. (Leave the flip-flops at home!)

Room Tip: The "Evergreen" cabins where we stayed are up a hill that you really have to watch your st...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank runaway_with_me
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

My 9 year old daughter and I traveled to the C Lazy U for a 4 day trip last July and loved it so much that we stayed for another week.. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are comfortable and convenient, and the food is amazing. The main selling point for us was the horse riding. We are not experienced riders, but the staff found horses that were suitable and fun for us so that we could enjoy the gorgeous trails. We also enjoyed the evening activities very much - they are fun for kids and adults and have the feeling of a summer camp evening with fire light, songs and skits for the kids.
The only part we didn;t enjoy was that there was a large group there and we did feel a bit like we were crashing their private party. This could easily be managed by scheduling around large groups.
I would (and have) recommended the C Lazy U to friends. It is a great place to get away.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Julia M
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

I've tried to give myself some distance between writing this review and my stay three months ago because I didn't want to come off as a negative ranting reviewer. However, I have to say that this was one of the most miserable vacation spots I have visited. Know what you want when you choose a dude ranch vacation.

We thought that this would be a "family" vacation. I have to agree with the other negative review that this is a country club. We liked the idea of childcare occasionally, but we didn't know that children seem more like a nuisance at this resort. We weren't able to take a family ride except one on Friday. This was a HUGE disappointment for me as I wanted to share this experience with my six and eight year old. And contrary to what another reviewer said, when we tried to ask for additional family rides, they were not accomodating and said that they "weren't set up for that." In the afternoons, children were asked to take cabin time and "rest." They really just didn't want the kids "disturbing" the adults at the pool. So, if I wanted to spend the afternoon in the pool with the kids, I wasn't permitted to do so.

On top of this, the counselors that "watch" the children, were apathetic and uncaring. I saw counselors texting and fiddling around on their phones when they were supposed to be watching my children. I wasn't very comfortable leaving my kids in their care. I'd be especially cautious if you have children under 8.

As far as the country club aspect, many guests knew each other, and my husband and I felt a little left out. One night my husband walked down (we were skipping the cocktail hour) to inquire about dinner, and we found out that dinner wasn't being served on site that night. Since we skipped cocktail hour, we missed the shuttle to dinner. We hadn't been informed that dinner was going to be offsite that night. (we only thought the drinks were offsite) Another way we just felt left out.

To conclude, if you are looking for a vacation away from the kids, then maybe this is the place for you. But if that is the case, why take a family vacation? At least the beds were comfortable. That is the most postiive thing I can say about this place.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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40 Thank jenjram
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C_Lazy_U_Ranch, General Manager at C Lazy U Ranch, responded to this review, 13 February 2012
Hi Jen,

We are so sorry to hear that your experience at the C Lazy U Ranch was anything less than ideal. Our Children’s Program is often one of our guests’ favorite aspects of vacationing at C Lazy U, as it affords kids the opportunity to experience adventures with other kids their age, and parents the opportunity to relax, knowing that their children are happily occupied. Should you want to take your children out of the program at any time, our policy is to happily accommodate your wishes, and guests are always welcome to schedule a special family excursion with the help of our staff. We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t experience this.

We take the wellbeing of all of the children vacationing at the Ranch very seriously; our Children’s Program is even led by a team member who has a degree in childhood development. It is always our number one priority to ensure the happiness – and safety – of each and every child.

Again, we’re so sorry to hear that you had such an atypical experience at C Lazy U.

All best,

Connie Dorsey
General Manager
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

Excellent staff. Excellent activities. Excellent food. I highly recommend it for a rocky mountain get-away.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

Our Photobucket all-company offsite event at C Lazy U was really just perfect. Everything from coordinating the event, to the stay, the staff, the food, the rooms, the weather, etc. was just amazing. Coordinating an event like this can we tedious and end up a disaster, not with C Lazy U, they truly have it all together.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are great, not a single person in the company had a complaint about a room.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RozWhite
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Additional Information about C Lazy U Ranch

Property: C Lazy U Ranch
Address: 3640 Colorado Hwy 125, Granby, CO 80446
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Region: United States > Colorado > Grand County > Granby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Granby
Price range (per night): ₹ 18,850 - ₹ 49,352
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. Kids enjoy adventure & discovery while adults do everything they want, or nothing at all. Corporations & groups enjoy this all inclusive ranch as a simple and secluded retreat destination. ... more   less 
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