Entry gate to C Lazy U Ranch
C Lazy U Ranch gate


Bring a classic Western feel to your Granby vacation when you stay at a local ranch. Enjoy horseback riding, fly fishing, and unmatched hospitality when you book this type of unique getaway.

All-Inclusive Ranches

A Colorado vacation at one of the country’s most celebrated, historic dude ranches is an experience that will bring the whole family together. C Lazy U Ranch is an all-inclusive guest ranch and offers the best of both worlds: high-class amenities and down-home experiences, with luxurious cabins, gourmet meals, daily trail rides, and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy all year round. In the summers, you’ll spend your time riding horses or wading in Willow Creek to catch your first fish. In the winters, snow blankets the mountainsides, creating some of the best slopes in the west for skiing and tubing. With on-site activities such as archery, mountain biking, and plenty of indoor games, there’s no shortage of fun to be had anytime of year.

Nestled in its own private mountain valley, Drowsy Water Ranch promises the opportunity to disconnect from your daily hustle and bustle, and reconnect with family and friends under the backdrop of big mountains and starry skies. This 700 acre all-inclusive guest ranch has provided folks from around the world with authentic western ranch vacations from early June through mid September. Their complete program of activities includes horseback riding, swimming, horseshoes, trout fishing, country dancing, zipline course, campfires, hayrides, guided hiking, mountain biking, raft trips, and more.

For a more laid back vibe, YMCA of the Rockies - Snow Mountain Ranch is perfect for your family vacation. This is a place where kids find their outdoor spirit, families come together in nature, and friends connect over the crackling of a warm fire. The ranch offers over 5,000 acres of outdoor playground for you to explore, including hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, Nordic skiing, ice skating, and snow tubing. You’ll also find a mini golf course, indoor pool, tennis courts, a craft shop, archery, climbing wall, ropes courses, and zip line.

Private Ranches

Towering pines and quaking aspen line the mile-long driveway to your 280 acre private retreat: Antler Basin Ranch. Steeped in history, this classic log home boasts stunning views of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Continental Divide and the Fraser River Valley below. With comfortable sleeping accommodations for up to 12, the three bedroom, two bath house is ideally outfitted for your family vacation. Outside, you can enjoy the 280 acres of mountain terrain, hiking, mountain biking, fat tire biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, barbecuing, or just wandering about enjoying the views. There is also a trail system for ATVs and snowmobiles if you bring your own or have rented one in town.

Arapaho Valley Ranch is a gorgeous 200 acre, family owned guest ranch located at the base of the Indian Peaks Wilderness. They are a seasonal guest ranch, open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lodging options include everything from a main lodge to a private cabin to unique options like tipis, glamping tents, and campsites. The area features hiking trails, waterfalls, and even historic steam engines from the old town of Monarch.