• Dude Ranch Vacations at a Glance Details
  • Dude Ranch Vacations at a Glance Details
  • Dude Ranch Vacations at a Glance Details
  • Dude Ranch Vacations at a Glance Details
  • Dude Ranch Vacations at a Glance Details
  • Dude Ranch Vacations at a Glance Details
  • Dude Ranch Vacations at a Glance Details
  • Dude Ranch Vacations at a Glance Details
  • Dude Ranch Vacations at a Glance Details
  • Dude Ranch Vacations at a Glance Details
  • Dude Ranch Vacations at a Glance Details
  • Dude Ranch Vacations at a Glance Details
  • Dude Ranch Vacations at a Glance Details
  • Dude Ranch Vacations at a Glance Details

LOTS TO DO…NO PRESSURE TO DO IT!

At Sylvan Dale, once you arrive, we've gotcha covered, from lodging to meals to activities for all ages! The following will give you an overview of what is typically included in a traditional summer Dude Ranch stay.


(Note: Activities and day/times may vary from week to week)

MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES FROM START TO FINISH MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES FROM START TO FINISH

Check in anytime after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday and hop aboard the horse-drawn wagon for a Ranch tour before dinner. After dinner head to the stables and meet our horses and our wranglers. Then gather on the River Porch for an ice cream social before turning in for your first night on the Ranch.

Riding Adventures: For the Heart-J Rider.

  • Western horsemanship lessons – available every morning
  • Trail rides – available both morning and afternoon.
  • Breakfast Ride – if you can be at the barn by 6:15 AM!
  • Team Penning – 13 and older
  • Cattle Drives/Roundups – 13 and older
  • Overnight Pack Trip – 13 and older
  • Gymkhana (games on horseback) – all riders 6 and up
Gymkhana

Fishing Adventures:

  • Pond fishing is available at Rainbow Lake at your leisure throughout the week
  • Bass fishing excursion to Big Valley
  • Fly-fishing on Ranch-protected waters, including a mile of private river
  • Fly casting demonstration is a great introduction for novice anglers.
  • Fly fishing instruction and excursions can be arranged with our licensed Fishing Guides.
  • Fly tying – tie your very own wooly bugger!

Outdoor Adventures:

Evening Adventures: for the whole family

  • Softball on the "Field of Dreams"
  • Western Hoe Down
  • Live Western entertainment
  • Ranch Party
  • Campfire and s’mores
  • Ranch history show: How the Ranch Was Won

Eating Adventures: everyone’s favorite activity!

  • Hearty Breakfasts: fruit, cereal, juice and a different hot entree each day.
  • Tasty Lunches: fresh greens, homemade soups, Heart-J burgers, and more!
  • Wholesome Dinners: chicken, beef, fish and all the complements.
  • Awesome Desserts: Cookies and bars, cakes and pies made fresh daily and Homemade Ice Cream — and you get to crank it!

Check out Saturday morning by 10:00 AM after a Real Cowboy Breakfast: homemade biscuits and sausage gravy. Grab a video of your stay on the way out the door!*

HAPPY TRAILS…UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN! HAPPY TRAILS…UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!

* Bonus Feature: In an effort to capture memories, we are sometimes so busy taking pictures that we fail to enjoy the experience. Our Ranch videographer will be on hand throughout the week to video your stay. So, give yourself permission to engage fully and let Drew capture the memories! (Videos are reasonably priced at approximately $75 for a full hour plus)

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