• Summer Dude Ranch Vacation Getaways in Colorado
  • Summer Dude Ranch Vacation Getaways in Colorado
  • Summer Dude Ranch Vacation Getaways in Colorado
  • Summer Dude Ranch Vacation Getaways in Colorado
  • Summer Dude Ranch Vacation Getaways in Colorado
  • Summer Dude Ranch Vacation Getaways in Colorado
  • Summer Dude Ranch Vacation Getaways in Colorado
  • Summer Dude Ranch Vacation Getaways in Colorado
  • Summer Dude Ranch Vacation Getaways in Colorado
  • Summer Dude Ranch Vacation Getaways in Colorado
  • Summer Dude Ranch Vacation Getaways in Colorado
  • Summer Dude Ranch Vacation Getaways in Colorado

After Check-in, the fun begins! After Check-in, the fun begins!

Tour the Ranch on a horse-drawn hayride. Enjoy a traditional country dinner with new friends. Meet the horses and the wranglers and then gather for an ice cream social before you settle in for your first night.

Do you need to relocate an event you had reserved at Sylvan Dale?
Here is a list of alternate wedding and event venues to contact.


Northern Colorado's Best Place For Memorable Dude Ranch Vacation Experiences, Weddings, Group Events and more. Northern Colorado's Best Place For Memorable Dude Ranch Vacation Experiences, Weddings, Group Events and more.

An easy hour's jaunt from Denver, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is nestled in the Big Thompson River Valley, a true mountain get-away for your business or pleasure. You'll see eagles soar above the red cliffs while mule deer seek the cool shade of the ponderosa forest. The rushing waters of the Big Thompson, teeming with wild rainbow trout, will instantly relax your spirit.

Dude Vacations, Weddings, & Meetings

Low Altitude — High Adventure Low Altitude — High Adventure

Our pleasant 5,280 foot (same as Denver) elevation promises "high adventure" without the discomfort often encountered at higher elevations.

Our climate is mild in all seasons, so you will enjoy the beauty of our Dude Ranch year-round.

Ranch-raised horses and cattle range on 3,200 acres, over half of which are protected by conservation easements.

The western, "dude ranch" lifestyle can be central or peripheral to your stay, but the essence of our warm, western hospitality can't be missed.

Family Owned & Operated, Dude Ranch Vacations Since 1946 Family Owned & Operated, Dude Ranch Vacations Since 1946

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch has been owned and operated by our family since 1946 when it was purchased by our parents, Maurice and Mayme Jessup. They dedicated their lives to creating a special place — a jewel in the foothills — to share with others.

Sylvan Dale is a glowing example of quality customer service! The icing on the cake is the warmth and authenticity you extend. Thank you!

— Sheri Martin
Business Retreat Guest

We still maintain our rich heritage, caring for the land and the environment, while keeping pace with the times. "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" continues to be the foundation for our green practices.

All this brings a reverence for life that is easily felt.

Short on Travel Time — Long on Adventure! Low Altitude — High Adventure

Whether you retreat to Sylvan Dale for a company outing, to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends, or to "discover your inner cowboy" during a Summer Dude Ranch Vacation, you'll find getting to Sylvan Dale is quick-n-easy!

Once you arrive you will feel the magic of Sylvan Dale and you will leave restored and re-energized, and hopefully, refocused on the truly important things in life.

So pull up a chair at our family table. The breakfast bell is ringing, and the hot, fluffy pancakes are waiting — made from scratch, of course!

Come join us for a dude ranch vacation, or any other occasion, and experience the beauty of Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch — the "wooded valley" that surpasses expectations.

— Susan Jessup & David Jessup

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