Disconnect from the Ordinary, Experience Extraordinary!

At our 3,200 acre “world beyond the ridge” you can come for an exclusive company retreat, have a fabulous wedding, or a Dude Ranch family vacation. Enjoy a holiday party or a summer picnic and much much more.

We invite you to disconnect from your everyday life to experience the beauty of Sylvan Dale. It is your opportunity to settle back and gain a fresh perspective. Discover new adventures in the beauty of our valley. Reach beyond your comfort zone. Interact with friends, family, and associates.

You’ll find both comfort and convenience in our gathering rooms. Lots of room to roam in our outdoor gathering spaces.

Our cozy cabins and friendly guest houses promise a good night’s rest. Our indoor and outdoor dining facilities complement our homemade Colorado cuisine, and our recreational facilities offer you the opportunity to engage in interactive fun. Sylvan Dale can help you create lasting memories.

Indoor Gathering Facilities


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The Heritage Lodge - Facilities at Sylvan Dale RanchThe Heritage gathering room features a hickory wood floor, and a vaulted log ceiling. Picture windows look out to our beautiful gardens and across to Eagle Ridge. The large stone fireplace makes even this spacious room cozy.

Relax on the wooden porch reminiscent of the Old West, or visit the Game Room, just a short walk away. A heated swimming pool (seasonal) and game courts are right outside. The Heritage is beautifully suited to a variety of functions be it a business meeting, celebration dinner, wedding reception, or an ol’ time hoe down!

Area & Capacities

  • Heritage Room — 33′ x 55′ = 1815 sq.ft.
  • 5′ rounds- (Banquet with head table — 115)
  • Heritage Porch — 24
  • U-shape — 60
  • Classroom — 81
  • Theater — 130

Internet, Wi-Fi and other Geeky Stuff

Although the Sylvan Dale experience allows you to escape distractions, we respect your need to “keep connected” with the world “beyond the ridge”!

Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the main ranch grounds, including lodging rooms.

The Cotner College Room in the Heritage is equipped with a computer, Internet access, a printer, and a courtesy telephone. Check at the Front Desk for other available business services.

Cell phone service is sketchy. Verizon has a strong signal in the Heritage; AT&T is a little trickier. One guest identified a post on our pasture fence with a great signal that also comes with a great view!

But seriously, our Verizon cell phone booster provides three simultaneous lines of service. AT&T has good reception at our entry gate. Sprint, T-Mobile and other carriers probably require a road trip into town, seven miles to the East.

Our house phone in the lobby is available 24/7 with complimentary international or domestic long distance along with local calls.

If your visit with us calls for any A/V equipment, we appreciate knowing ahead of time. Our extensive equipment inventory can accommodate most any request. If we don’t have it, we’ll get it!

Think Outside!

When you plan your next outdoor event think of Sylvan Dale! You can count on easy-access to our picturesque mountain setting, a little over an hour from Denver, minutes from Loveland, and a short drive from Fort Collins, Longmont and Greeley.

With our renowned staff, facilities, amenities, activities and delicious food, experience what makes us one of Colorado’s most sought out destinations.


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Cottonwood Gulch at Sylvan Dale Ranch

Tucked at the base of Green Ridge, Cottonwood Gulch is a magical mountain hideaway. This site offers a private location for BYO (bring your own food & drink) outings.

Picnic table seating, propane cooking grill with propane, campfire ring, horseshoe pit, tree swings, designated parking, outhouse, and hiking trails make this the perfect spot for gatherings when you’re on a budget! Activities as wagon rides, trail rides, lead around rides and roping lessons can be added to your day.


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Lodging Facilities

You’ll enjoy the comfort of our beautiful setting! Each lodging unit is unique. Cabins and guest houses are comfortably decorated in the spirit of the Old West and furnished with antique accents. Some have fireplaces, and our guest houses have full kitchens.

Plenty of lodging configurations are available, double or single occupancy, or family style! Our average maximum occupancy is 30-40. Depending on how guestslodge, we tell folks we have 48 pillows on ranch. Ask your Sylvan Dale planner to assist with the best choices for your visit.

Because our guest rooms are television- and telephone-free, guests often comment on the opportunities afforded to them for evening walks and to become closer through fireside chats. Many find they can actually read that book they haven’t had time for!

  • Smoke-Free: Thank you for helping preserve a healthful environment.
  • Wheel chair accessible: Some of our lodging units accommodate wheelchairs.


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Side-by-side Cabin at Sylvan Dale Ranch
Side-by-side Cabin with Porch

Clustered in the main yard amid flowers, giant cottonwoods and towering blue spruce, our cabins are uniquely appointed with western décor and antique accents. All have claw-foot bathtubs/showers, refrigerator, coffee pot and sitting rooms with optional adjoining doors.

Beds are queen size with an additional single bed in some rooms. Adjoining outside porches provide a great place to kick back and relax. Carpeted, and air conditioned comfort for two to four people.


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The sound of the river can’t be missed in your sweetheart cabin… if you open the window! Adorned with custom western décor, enjoy this secluded space including a living room with fireplace, comfortable furniture, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot.

These two cabins have a separate bedroom area with queen size bed and private bath. A private deck overlooks the grounds. Ideal for Romantic Escapes or your Chief Executive Officer!


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Settle in to a Sylvan Dale Guest House and you’ll never want to leave! Full kitchen allows you to augment our Ranch meals with your own special brand of munchies or to be self-sufficient if you choose. Perfect for larger families, company retreats, wedding lodging, or executive getaways.

Mama J's - Guest House at Sylvan Dale RanchMama-J’s: The Mama-J Guest House is a lovely four-bedroom home with two and a half baths, a spacious kitchen, screened-in porch, outside deck, and a window-lined living room with an old-fashioned pot-bellied wood-burning stove. Sleeps up to ten. A guest favorite!

Isabella Bird - Guest House Interior at Sylvan Dale RanchIsabella Bird: This Guest House offers seclusion along with a great view of the upper pastures and surrounding foothills. Three bedrooms, one full and one ¾ bath, and a comfortable dining and living area with fireplace. Walls are covered in nostalgic knotty pine. Sleeps up to six.

Tommy House - Guest House at Sylvan Dale RanchTommy House: Across the road from Mama-J’s, this quaint 1930-style farm house has two bedrooms, bath, kitchen, and a living room with fireplace. This cozy cabin sleeps up to four.


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To enhance your stay visit our Game Courts with tennis, pickle ball, shuffleboard, 4-square and basketball. Challenge your group to a game of volleyball, pitch some horseshoes, and brush up on your skills with a game of ping pong, foosball; or billiards in the Game Room. Enjoy a refreshing dip in our outdoor heated pool (seasonal). Ask about near-by bike trails. Jog and hike then curl up with your favorite read!

Contact us for more information!