A Day at the Office - Sylvan Dale Ranch Employment

Employment at Sylvan Dale Ranch

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, 7 miles west of Loveland, Colorado, is always looking for good folks who are passionate about creating memorable experiences for our guests.

Sylvan Dale is a family-owned and operated Dude Ranch and Event Center offering hospitality services “Western Style” since 1946! We offer a welcoming environment and a whole lot more.

  • Team work
  • On-the-job training
  • Positive work environment
  • Mountain setting
  • Competitive wage
  • Tip pool
  • Use of Ranch amenities
  • Staff discounts

Current Openings

BANQUET & GROUP SERVICES [posted 3/20/2017]

We are looking for people that enjoy providing exemplary customer service, are willing to learn and have fun in their jobs. We have multiple team positions available.

All positions are paid a base wage determined on experience, plus part of a ranch wide tip pool that is determined by the hours worked. Tip pool can be an additional $2 to $5 per hour.

Full time team members service our summer “Dude” guests and group events, summer through fall.

Part time team members service our corporate retreats, wedding and group events. Hours are based on event schedules, year round or seasonal.

The Culinary team members must have commercial kitchen experience. This is an afternoon and early evening position, includes preparation, cooking, and servicing buffets. Hours are based on group events.

Please apply in person or send your resume to: employment@sylvandale.com


Seasonal housekeeping and event services positional are available now through December.

Primary responsibilities are cleaning guest cabins including: make beds, dust, vacuum, clean restrooms, kitchens, floors, windows etc. Secondary responsibilities may include attending to laundry, assisting with meeting or group sets and minor grounds work.

Everyone works in at least two secondary areas frequently. Flexibility is key. Many situations require all of our staff to work outside the normal job description and we will guarantee you’ll do something you’ve never done or see something you’ll never see every time you’re here.

Work availability must include weekends and early mornings. Valid drivers license is a must. Wage starts at $9.00 per hour plus pooled tips. Pooled may reach between $3-$5 per hour during our busy season.

If you are interested in working in a beautiful fun environment, please apply in person or send your resume to: employment@sylvandale.com

RANCH HAND [posted 3/20/2017]

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch (7½ miles west of Loveland, Colorado) is taking applications for a seasonal Ranch Hand (April through September, 2017). Required skill and background in hand-move pipe irrigation, ground preparation, seeding, haying, harrowing, fencing, pen cleaning, and trail maintenance. Must be experienced driving tractors and hay equipment and using fencing tools. Horse experience required for assisting with guiding trail rides and related projects. Comfortable with inspiring guests to participate in hands-on activities.

Send resume to: employment@sylvandale.com

WRANGLER [posted 3/20/2017]

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch (7½ miles west of Loveland, Colorado) is taking applications for seasonal wrangler positions, May through August, 2017. Compensation includes salary + room + meals + share in tip pool. Must be a competent horse person with the desire share the western life-style with guests. Horse care and maintenance, horsemanship instruction, trail guiding, trail maintenance, and irrigation of pastures require a strong work ethic.

Send resume to: employment@sylvandale.com