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Ranch Retreats
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When you host your meeting or retreat at Sylvan Dale, success is a sure thing! Our legendary hospitality combined with years of event planning experience assures an effective event. Whether your need is simply for basic meeting space or you demand an event complete with meal preparation, audio-visual services, live entertainment or recreational activities we'll make it happen.

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  • SEASONS Open all year for group events, except for Sunday afternoons through the following Saturday morning during Summer dude ranch season (ten weeks between mid-June and late August) Winter (January through March) - special low rates apply.
  • FACILITIES Three meeting rooms seating from 30 to 100 theater style; with breakout rooms. Outdoor picnic areas available for groups up to 1,500 people.
  • LODGING Capacity: 30 single occupancy; 50 double occupancy; 60 family style. Twenty-six lodging units, including eleven cabins, three guest houses with complete kitchens and thirteen lodge rooms. Tastefully decorated in country and western décor. All units have private baths. Phones and Internet access available in meeting rooms and Business Center.
  • INTERNET ACCESS  BUSINESS CENTER: High-speed T-1 Internet access (cable and wireless) available in Office, Heritage and Red Ridge meeting rooms. Business Center includes computer, printer, fax and color copier. Telephones in Heritage, Red Ridge and Wagon Wheel buildings. Audio-visual equipment available for a modest fee.
  • RATES Standard day meeting package (including lunch); Standard overnight Retreat/Reunion Package (all-inclusive). Rates adjusted to fit your groups needs. Lower rates in winter months.
  • FOOD Wholesome and fresh, with prompt, friendly service, featuring our own Heart-J natural beef, home baking, and health-conscious dishes. Meals and breaks included in package rates and served in a variety of locations.
  • BEVERAGES At your request, we provide wine/beer or full bar service for your event. We feature the best from Colorado wineries and breweries. Your own choice of wines, beers and liquors may also be ordered in advance. Under state law, all wine, beer and bartending services must be arranged through the Ranch.
  • AMENITIES Outdoor heated swimming pool (seasonal) and hot tub (year round), tennis courts, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball and game room.
  • NEARBY ATTRACTIONS Golf courses, white-water rafting, Rocky Mountain National Park, Loveland Museum and Sculpture Garden,Estes Park Village, Roosevelt National Forest, Fort Collins, Boulder,Gold Rush towns, and much more.
  • FACILITATORS Our recommended facilitators will help your group engage in team building and peer relationship skills.Perhaps you'll want to employ "equine-assisted learning" where horses are integrated into the experience to promote team development or reel in your team with a program built around a fishing experience. Maybe teach your group to climb to new heights with our rock climbing program.
  • TESTIMONIALS Our guests love us!  See some of the nice things they have had to say.
  • CLIENT LIST includes McWhinney, Hach Company, Colorado State University, The Group Realty, Inc., City of Loveland, Walker Manufacturing, Summit Homes, Thompson Education Foundation, Land Trust Alliance and others
  • LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS: One 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.
  • TRAVEL TIPS What to Wear, Vacation Insurance, One-Stop Travel planning, Additional lodging, Car rentals, and more.
  • SERVICES & POLICIES Laundry, Pets, Tips, Smoking, alcoholic beverages, and more.

Recreational breaks are easily arranged at Sylvan Dale and can serve as a creative pick-up. We recommend daytime “play” sessions and evening work sessions to best take advantage of the great outdoors!

  • HORSEBACK RIDING. 3,200 acres to explore. Trail rides, breakfast rides, steak rides, moonlight rides, lunch rides, overnight pack trips, lessons, cattle drives and more.
  • FISHING For everyone from kids to experienced fly fishermen two miles of private river access, trophy trout and bass lakes.
  • HAYRIDES Let us take your group on a ranch tour with Butch and Sundance, our Belgian team, or if you prefer, on a tractor-drawn hayride.
  • NATURE, BIRDING, HIKING New worlds to explore on foot, on your own, or with experienced birders and naturalists.
  • WESTERN DANCING AND ENTERTAINMENT Treat your group to Western-style fun and entertainment.
  • MASSAGES A great way to relax after all the activities.


Sylvan Dale is a glowing example of quality customer service! The icing on the cake is the warmth and authenticity you extend. Thank you!

Sheri Martin, business retreat guest

Our deepest gratitude for the outstanding job that all the staff did on our behalf when we held our Diocesan Board of Directors retreat ...Every ranch staff member we encountered was uniformly friendly and helpful, and we were made to feel most welcome and at home...Everyone enjoyed the hospitality and the excellent meals...

Lelanda Lee, board member, Denver, CO

Thanks again for the royal reception and the first class treatment. Our group thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

David J. Joseph Company, Cincinnati, Ohio

I would not hesitate to recommend Sylvan Dales facility for any corporate group that wants to combine business and team building.  Sylvan Dale's facility offered everything we needed for a productive meeting.  The location is conveniently close to Loveland/Fort Collins, yet the setting is quiet and felt far away. This enabled us all to remove ourselves mentally from our daily responsibilities so we could focus our energies on the topics of the meeting.  Our attendees from both domestic and international locations enjoyed the ranching atmosphere, which gave everyone a flavor for the unique beauty of Colorado and the American West.

The highlight of our meeting was the equine-assisted team building activity.  For an afternoon, we were all ranch hands, learning riding skills as a group and then putting them immediately to use in activities that tested and further developed our communication and teamwork skills.  Not only was the team-building highly effective for our group, but the experience was so unique that it will be remembered for years to come.

Bob Steiner, Director, R&D,Hewlett-Packard

I wanted to thank you again for hosting the Nestle Healthcare Region meeting last week.  My experience and the response from the group was nothing less than outstanding!  From the meeting room, dining experience, trail ride and guest quarters; it has all exceeded our expectation!  Thank you again for providing such outstanding service.  It was definitely "Legendary Hospitality!

Melissa Barcewski, Nestle Healthcare


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