• Family Reunions — Colorado Dude Ranch Getaway
  • Family Reunions — Colorado Dude Ranch Getaway
  • Family Reunions — Colorado Dude Ranch Getaway
  • Family Reunions — Colorado Dude Ranch Getaway
  • Family Reunions — Colorado Dude Ranch Getaway
  • Family Reunions — Colorado Dude Ranch Getaway
  • Family Reunions — Colorado Dude Ranch Getaway
  • Family Reunions — Colorado Dude Ranch Getaway

Helping to strengthen families for more than six decades Helping to strengthen families for more than six decades

According to Wikipedia, "a family reunion is an occasion when many members of an extended family congregate." That's a "technically correct" definition but at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch family reunions are so much more.

We think the wisest people on earth are those who treasure the value of family.

Our family invites your family to build lasting memories at Sylvan Dale!Our family invites your family to build lasting memories at Sylvan Dale!

When it comes to fun, imagine your family gathered around the campfire roasting marshmallows, climbing aboard for an old-fashioned hayride, saddling up for a horseback ride, or doing a "do-si-do" at an old-time hoe-down! And there's a whole lot more!

Tucked away in the Rocky Mountain foothills behind Eagle Ridge, you'll find yourself transported to a simpler time where your family can spend time interacting with each other to build even closer relationships.

Only an hour from Denver, our easy access and low elevation (5,280 ft.) make our home a comfortable destination for every member of your family — a place where you'll truly feel right at home!

…Lots of family fun with a terrific staff to make your stay everything that you had hoped it would be after all those years. There were 13 people in our group ranging from 5 to 84 years old. There was something for everyone to enjoy. The food was delicious and very healthy.

— TripAdvisor Review

When the dinner bell rings, you can be assured of wholesome and tasty ranch fare with fresh local products and home baked goods. Outdoor cookouts (in season) accent our Western life style - enjoy grilled foods including our own natural beef grown right here on the Ranch!

There's Lots to Do, but No Pressure to Do It — tennis, riding, swimming (in season), golf (close by), volleyball, horseshoe, guided nature walks, game room, hiking, breakfast rides, overnight pack trips, and both bass and trout fishing. And for those adventurous folks in your family, we can arrange for in-season river rafting and trapshooting.

For the quiet reflective times, steal away for a stroll along the river or escape to the tree house at Cottonwood Gulch to finish that book you started months ago! Retreat to the privacy of your cabin for a well deserved afternoon nap, or gather with family in the lodge to share stories and catch up on the latest news.

Sylvan Dale is a magical place. We would love to share the beauty of Sylvan Dale with you and those you love and are glad to provide references of families who can tell you about their Sylvan Dale experience.

Consider the Advantages of a Sylvan Dale Family Reunion: Consider the Advantages of a Sylvan Dale Family Reunion

  • All in One Destination — Everything you need to make your Family Reunion an event to remember is right here. Cozy accommodations and delicious family-style meals. Activities galore, including your choice of horse riding adventures, outdoor activities and Colorado's best fishing experience...do as much or as little as you please.
  • Easy Access for all Seasons — Our moderate, same as Denver "mile-high" elevation (no altitude adjustment required), and temperate climate make for festive family reunions. We're the best of Colorado year 'round.
  • Location, Location, Location! — Located in the Rocky Mountain Foothills, we're an ideal location for outdoor fun. You'll love the natural beauty and breathtaking views! We're only an hour's drive from Denver and Denver International Airport.
  • Eating Adventures — When the dinner bell rings, you can be assured of wholesome and tasty ranch fare with fresh local products and home baked goods. Outdoor cookouts (in season) accent our Western life style—enjoy grilled foods including our own natural beef grown right here on the Ranch!
  • Riding Adventures — Our gentle ranch-raised horses are ready to saddle up for a ride into the back country, the home of mule deer and majestic big horn sheep. And if you time it just right, you can look on for the jingling of the horses to their night pasture — if you've never stood near a galloping herd of horses as they travel by, you're in for a real treat!
  • Activities Galore — For a different kind of adventure, bring your mountain bike or your fishing rod, your tennis racket or your golf clubs! Hike our private trails or settle in the nook with a good book. Wind down with a relaxing massage before savoring a view of the Colorado foothills.
  • "Camp" Sylvan Dale — You can also choose to make Sylvan Dale your "base camp". There's a lot to do in a 30-mile radius. Birding is remarkable with grasslands and high elevation species only a short drive away. We have sighted numerous bird species right here in our valley! At your request, we will pack a "saddle bag lunch" for your day outing.
  • Nearby Attractions — Golf courses, white water rafting, Loveland Museum, Benson Park Sculpture Garden, plus Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest. Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is centrally located with quick access to nearby cities Estes Park, Fort Collins, Greeley, Berthoud, Longmont, Boulder and more!

Family First Family First

The famous Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said,

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
 

That's really great advice and we think Sylvan Dale exemplifies these principles.

We really do enjoy what we do, and here at the ranch your family will too. You can discover how to “live close to the ground” and appreciate the simple things in life. And there's no better place than our peaceful "wooded valley" by the river to be present with your family — free from the distractions and chaos of the city.

Now is a great time to initiate your next family gathering. The first step is to contact us for further information, rates, and planning tips. We look forward to talking with you soon!

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    Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch
    2939 N County RD 31D
    Loveland CO 80538
    (970) 667-3915
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