In The News

2013-09-17 Flood decimates Loveland's Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Written by Madeline Novey

Seventy-two-year-old David Jessup looked out across still-rushing Big Thompson waters at the partially splintered home he and his sister grew up in.

Nearby, his Australian shepherd, Promise, padded over silt and chunks of insulation littering a newly carved riverbank that sloped into a gaping chasm and collapsed bridge that now separates Loveland’s historic Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch from the road into town.

2012-10-11 David Jessup releases novel 'Mariano's Crossing'

By Jessica Benes Reporter-Herald Staff Writer

Jessup, who owns Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch with his sister, Susan Jessup, will launch the book at a party on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Anthology Book Company during Night on the Town.

2011-08-06 Sylvan Dale Ranch's grass-fed cattle battle rising feed costs

By Madeline Novey Reporter-Herald Staff Writer

“In 2000, the cost of beef cattle feed with a 32 percent to 36 percent protein composition cost $261 per ton, according to United States Department of Agriculture statistics. Costs then rose to $316 per ton in 2005, and up again to $488 per ton in 2009.”

2011-06-01 Sylvan Dale Donates Easement to Larimer County

By Jackie Hutchins Loveland Reporter-Herald

“Larimer County land agent Charlie Johnson said since 1998 the Sylvan Dale Ranch has placed 1,620 acres with $1.9 million in value under conservation easement with Larimer County.‘They have donated a tremendous amount to our program, more than anyone, I believe, in our entire history,’ he said.”

2010-04-12 Sylvan Dale takes pride as natural beef provider

Written by Sarah De Buse Nelson for the Coloradoan

“What makes Sylvan Dale unique is its combination of attractions. It is one of the West’s best-known dude ranches. In addition, the ranch has a major commitment to conservation and long-term preservation. They also raise and sell grass-fed beef directly to the public. Natural beef has been a tradition at Sylvan Dale since the 1960s. Over the years, the Jessup family has developed a unique herd well suited to the grasslands of our Rocky Mountain foothills.”

2008-04-21 The Bachelor Filmed at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Originally Published in The Coloradoan, Ft. Collins, CO, USA, Apr 21, 2008

“Filmed in February (2008), Drake and Grant began the day with a romantic horseback ride around the ranch, said Jennifer O'Donohue, a group sales representative at the ranch. Grant rode a horse named "Big Daddy" and Drake rode a horse named "Jewel." She also said they had a heart-to-heart chat down by the river.”

2007-09-00 Breakfast at Sylvan Dale Ranch tempts and inspires

By Theresa Rose Food Columnist

“Today the ranch is a storybook vision of western hospitality combining luxurious accommodations with old-fashioned charm. Among the many activities that are offered by the ranch are several scenic rides that include sumptuous western-style meals. These activities are available to anyone who's interested and not just guests of the ranch.”



Cooking with Paula Deen - September 2008

Fort Worth Star Telegram - July 2008

2 Reasons Family Vacations Are Important

Reunions Magazine - October 2002

Telementor - Spring 2012

Sylvan Dale Reunions - Reunions Magazine, November 2012

The drive for grass-fed beef - Fox News, November 2012

Press Releases

2013-09-04 Sylvan Dale Honored by Equitrekking as a Top 20 Ranch

2013-05-30 Sylvan Dale Earns TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence

2013-05-09 Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch Awarded Animal Welfare Grant

2013-04-16 Chef Sam Cuellar Joins Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

2013-02-15 Cowboy Up For “The Great Grownup Getaway”

2013-02-11 Exclusive Family Savings Sylvan Dale’s “Dude Lite” week

2013-01-10 “Family Affair Spring Break Ranch Camp” at Sylvan Dale

2012-12-02 Sylvan Dale Hosts First Loveland After Hours Event

2012-11-15 New "Holiday Adventure" Gift Certificates for 2012

2012-08-28 Timeless Romance Fall Bridal Show

2012-08-19 Adults Only Week at Sylvan Dale

2012-08-18 "Play Like a Kid" During Adults Only Dude Week

2012-08-14 Ladies Gather for Fall Cowgirl Round-up At Sylvan Dale

2012-07-26 Sylvan Dale To Attend Larimer County Fair Parade

2012-06-17 Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch Offers Free Adventure Bonuses

2012-05-24 Introductory Fly Fishing Clinic

2012-05-11 Rockin' Father's Day Celebration

2012-05-06 Trick Shooter Tom Knapp Comes to Sylvan Dale

2012-03-07 Refresh and Rejuvenate at Cowgirl Roundup

2012-02-23 Spring Break Ranch Camp at Sylvan Dale

2012-02-06 Sylvan Dale Launches New Website

2010-01-21 Sylvan Dale Earns GenGreen Gold Level Certification

2009-06-09 Sylvan Dale Offers Staycation Experience

2009-06-09 Father's Day Festival