Dude Ranch Vacations

Dude Ranch Vacations at Sylvan Dale Ranch

Dude Ranch Vacations – Discover your Inner Cowboy!

Come! Discover your Inner Cowboy at Sylvan Dale Ranch — the New West — a lot like the Old West, but a whole lot more comfortable! Our historic working horse and cattle ranch has been in operation since the 1920’s. A little piece of Heaven tucked on the quiet side of Eagle Ridge, on the banks of the Big Thompson River. Can’t wait to learn more about Dude Ranch Vacations? Contact us for more information or continue reading for details about our programs.

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Contact Karen for more information on your next vacation: 970.667.3915 or karenb@sylvandale.com.

2018 Dude Season Dates and Rates

Season Adults Youth Children
 Spring – Low Season (5-night stays) (ages 13+) (ages 7-12) (ages 3-6)
June 3-8 – Dude Season Kickoff $1,595 $1,075 $765
June 10-15 – Cowgirl Roundup $1,595 NA NA
SOLD OUT! June 17-22 $1,595 $1,075 $765
Summer – High Season (6-night stays)
June 24-26 Call for details!
July 1-7 – Cattle Drive $2,295 $1,545 $1,055
July 8-14 – Cattle Drive $2,295 $1,545 $1,055
July 15-21 $2,295 $1,545 $1,055
July 22-28 – Native American Living History at Heart J Center $2,475 $1,725 $1,055
July 29-August 4 $2,295 $1,545 $1,055
August 5-11 – Rodeo Cowboy Week $2,315 $1,565 $1,075
August 12-18 – Great Grownup Getaway (ages 21 and up) $2,295 NA NA
Fall – Low Season (5-night stays)
August 19-24 $1,595 $1,075 $765
September 16-21 – Great Grownup Getaway $1,595 NA NA
October 4-9 – Cowgirl Roundup $1,595 NA NA
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Activities included in all packages:

  • Comfortable cabins with daily housekeeping services
  • Hearty ranch-style meals
  • Your own horse for your stay
  • Horseback riding adventures on the trail and in the arena
  • Western riding instruction
  • Welcome Wagon ride
  • Trap shooting
  • Campfire and s’mores
  • Participation in Ranch Chores
  • Guided Nature Walk
  • Bass fishing
Reconnect with Loved Ones
Reconnect with Loved Ones


  • Hiking trails
  • Game Courts – Tennis, Pickle Ball, Four-Square, Basketball, Shuffleboard
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Volleyball and horseshoes
  • Game Room – ping-pong and billiards

Add any of the following à la carte experiential activities to enhance your stay!

  • White Water Rafting – $85
  • Guided Fly Fishing Excursion – $135-$225 half-day
  • Private Riding Instruction – $50 per class
  • Massage – $55 ½ hour; $90 hour

Family Friendly

Our morning youth program gives ages 3-12 a real bonding experience with their horse: ranch chores, horse care, trail riding, horsemanship lessons. Safety requires that children must be 7 years and older to go out on trail. Children 6 and under will enjoy lead-around-rides in the arena and a variety of outside adventures.

Experiential learning activities in the afternoon can be enjoyed as a family or under the guidance of a qualified youth counselor.

Childcare available for the younger crowd or upon request for $12/hour.

Ask about our family reunion package!

This summer is a great opportunity to experience that family gathering you have always wished for. With at least 25 good folks you can have the Ranch all to yourselves and customize a program that meets the interests and needs of your family.

We look forward to learning more about you and your dream vacation. Our lodging capacity is limited to 30 good folks, so don’t delay in getting back to us!

Contact us today for reservations or more information! Or contact Karen for particulars:
(970) 667-3915

72 Years Ridin’ for the Heart-J Brand!