• Company Picnic Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park
  • Company Picnic Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park
  • Company Picnic Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park
  • Company Picnic Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park
  • Company Picnic Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park
  • Company Picnic Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park
  • Company Picnic Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park
  • Company Picnic Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park
  • Company Picnic Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park
  • Company Picnic Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park
  • Company Picnic Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park
  • Company Picnic Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park
  • Company Picnic Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park
  • Company Picnic Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park

Enjoy shady trees & open grassy areas, Or choose the private covered pavilion.Enjoy shady trees & open grassy areas, Or choose the private covered pavilion.

Pick your Picnic:
Enjoy your private picnic meal among wide, grassy lawns.
Find the perfect spot under a generous supply of shade trees.
Chill by the sparkling waters of the Big Thompson River.
Hang out under the covered Daddy-J Pavilion.

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch would be honored to help you plan your groups' most memorable picnic ever! Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch would be honored to help you plan your groups' most memorable picnic ever!

Look forward to a relaxing gathering complete with a full menu cookout, numerous activities and a beautiful setting - all hosted by our friendly, experienced staff.

Be it a sizzling steak, country potatoes, pipin' hot cowboy beans or crisp cool watermelon, all ranch cookin' is prepared fresh and hearty. Enjoy your meal among wide, grassy lawns covered with shade trees sloping gently to the sparkling waters of the Big Thompson River.

For the picnic planner, here is a summary of what we have to offer. You can find more details by clicking the links below.

  • SEASONS: Picnic outings can be enjoyed at Sylvan Dale most of the year (weather permitting), usually April through September. Bookings start a year in advance so reserve early for best availability. Please call (970) 667-3915 for times and further details.
  • PICNIC FACILITIES: Three beautiful areas to choose from: Daddy-J near the river bend, Heart-J by the ponds and swimming pool, and Cottonwood Gulch tucked away at the base of Green Ridge.
  • MENUS AND RATES: Picnic rates include food and beverages. Alcoholic beverages must be supplied by the Ranch. Activities extra (see below)
  • BEVERAGES: At your request, we provide wine/beer or full bar service for your event. We feature the best from select wineries and breweries. Your choice of wines, beers and liquors may also be ordered in advance. Under state law, all alcohol services and products must be arranged through Sylvan Dale.
  • LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS: 1 hour and 15 minutes from Denver International Airport. In the foothills seven miles west of Loveland, Colorado, on US Highway 34, 18 miles east of Estes Park, 20 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park. Altitude is between 5,200 and 7,000 feet, on 3,200 acres.

Add to the fun! Add to the fun!

Explore our scenic foothills on horseback, tour the ranch on a hayride or try fishing for that elusive rainbow trout on Sylvan Dale's pristine private waters.

Colorado's abundant sunshine, low humidity, and crisp mountain air compliment the down-home hospitality you'll find at Sylvan Dale Ranch. We have plenty of picnic space for groups of 100 to 1500. So rest easy, we'll take care of the worries!

For either Heart-J or Daddy-J picnic outings, you can add the following activities into your day. Reservations are necessary.

HORSEBACK RIDING — Explore 3,200 scenic acres of Rocky Mountain foothills on horseback! Group and individual arrangements can be made through the Ranch office. For children under seven, arena rides can be arranged by your company. Horses will be led by an experienced wrangler in an enclosed area. About 8 to 10 children can ride a horse each hour.

FISHING — Children and adults alike can enjoy a real fishing experience at Sylvan Dale's stocked trout ponds. Our fishing attendants will be on hand for your assistance. They will provide poles and bait (or bring your own) and will clean and ice your catch! If you want to plan a fishing derby, talk to us! Catch and Release fishing by prior arrangement only.

WAGON RIDES — Let us take your group on a ranch tour with our Belgian draft horses, or if you prefer, a tractor-drawn hayride.

NATURE, BIRDING, HIKING — New worlds to explore, on your own, or with experienced birders and naturalists.

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