Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is proud to be affiliated and/or associated with these fine companies and organizations.

The Dude Ranchers' Association

The Dude Rancher's Association is the governing body of the West's Dude Ranch industry. Created in 1926, it provides an organized structure for members, in which they are able to exchange ideas and experiences in an effort to uphold the highest quality of services within the industry. The Association promotes the western ranch vacation, while continuing to build a strong working relationship with Federal and State land agencies in order to preserve and protect parks, forests and wildlife. Membership in the Association requires a rigorous two year inspection and approval process to assure that guests are treated to genuine western hospitality combined with the lodging industry’s highest standards.(

Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association

Membership in the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association offers many benefits besides just the credibility of being a part of a reputable trade association.(

Trip Advisor - Testimonials

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile and TripAdvisor Trip Friends) with seamless links to booking tools.(


We promote local-unique independent businesses for greater community visibility and customer loyalty. We build a common voice with them, help them build their expertise and capacity, and encourage sustainable connections among them. And we work to uncover business opportunities and needs that can be filled locally.(


Ranchweb is the leading online ranch guide created to serve travelers around the world bringing them to some of the most exciting ranch vacation destinations offering a host of recreational possibilities — riding, white water rafting, fly fishing, wildlife photography and much more.(

Green Hotels

"Green" Hotels Association's® purpose is to bring together hotels interested in environmental issues. "Green&" Hotels are environmentally-friendly properties whose managers are eager to institute programs that save water, save energy and reduce solid waste—while saving money—to help PROTECT OUR ONE AND ONLY EARTH!(

Loveland Wedding Professionals

The Loveland Wedding and Event Professionals have a common goal: To provide you with an elegant, stress-free, and fun wedding experience you will always remember. … Each member of the Loveland Wedding and Event Professionals must meet high standards before being accepted into the organization. They each have a solid reputation and provide excellent customer service.(

The Green Bride Guide

The Green Bride Guide is committed to promoting environmental awareness and social change by offering ideas, facts, pictures and resources for planning a green wedding. Its goal is to help couples lessen their environmental footprint - by decreasing consumption, choosing renewable and sustainable products, composting, recycling and carbon offsetting. The Green Bride Guide website offers real green wedding stories, an Eco-Chic Style blog, Green Gift Shop and Registry, directory of approved green vendors and much more!(

Certified Horsemanship Association

The Certified Horsemanship Association's mission is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the entire horse industry. This is accomplished by certifying instructors, accrediting equine facilities and publishing educational resources.(

American Quarter Horse Association

The American Quarter Horse Association, located in Amarillo, Texas, is the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization. AQHA members share a passion for the American Quarter Horse and the vast lifestyle created by the world’s most popular horse.(

Get Outdoors Colorado

In spite of the easy access to outdoor recreational opportunities across the state, Coloradans of all ages are spending more time indoors, living a more sedentary lifestyle and are unaware of the health, physical and social benefits of spending time recreating outdoors. Get Outdoors Colorado works to reverse these trends. (

Rustic Wedding Guide


Trusted partners and preferred professional services providers.

The McAleenan Training Center

Located in northern Colorado, the McAleenan Training Center is a reputable equine training center that offers practical training programs for all levels or riding disciplines.

The McAleenan Training Center is run by Pete and Barry McAleenan who together encompass more than four decades of riding and training. Pete and Barry do all the training; they don't delegate it to assistants. The McAleenan training philosophy is to create a horse and rider connection with a strong foundation for any type of activity.(

Kirks Fly Shop

Kirks Fly Shop is a full pro-line fly shop & guiding company, located in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Offering Guided Fly Fishing Day Trips, Private Water Trips, Overnight Backpacking Trips, and Horseback & Llama Pack Fishing Trips in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding Estes Valley.(

Grace Yoga

Nicole Murphy of Grace Yoga is Sylvan Dale's, Wednesday Yoga instructor. Nicole teaches yoga adhering to the Iyengar Method.

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Iyengar Yoga focuses on the fundamentals and accuracy of each pose and is ideal for experienced as well as beginning students. The style is deeply scientific, and emphasizes the mind-body-spirit connection.

Iyengar Yoga uses props such as blankets, belts, blocks, bolsters, and even chairs to help each student individually to achieve their ideal alignment.



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Green Industries of Colorado

The Green Industries of Colorado is an alliance of eight trade associations representing all facets of the horticulture and landscape industries. GreenCO members are committed to water conservation and industry-wide best management practices as a way of doing business. We provide expert advice on how to select and properly care for plants and landscapes. (

Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited works for conservation, protection and the restoration of North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds, ensuring that future generations can enjoy fish in cleaner waters, and provide eco-friendly fishing tips for those who enjoy.(

Newsletter Archive

Larimer County Open Lands Program

The mission of the Larimer County Open Lands Program is to preserve and protect significant open space, natural areas, wildlife habitat, and develop parks and trails for present and future generations .(

Legacy Land Trust

The mission of Legacy Land Trust is to conserve and protect key natural, scenic and agricultural lands of northern Colorado that make this region a special place to live and work.(

Ranch Stories Blog

"Beef, Books and Boots:" Swapping Stories About Colorado Ranch Life. David M. Jessup writes from Sylvan Dale Ranch, an historic working dude ranch in Colorado owned and operated by his family since 1946. Here he introduces cattle and horses to guests, and guests to the ways of the West.

Ranch Meetings

Whether you're planning a family reunion, business retreat, group meeting, company picnic, bar mitzvah or a celebration banquet, our experienced staff is eager to help. We pride ourselves on our caring, personal service and Western hospitality.

Pocket Billiards Rules and Specifications

General rules that apply to most pocket billiard games.

Bountiful Conservation

Tax Credit Connection, Inc. Saving taxpayers money, Saving natural treasures in Colorado and New Mexico. (

Home Sites

Ever dream of owning a home on a Colorado ranch? At Sylvan Dale, homesites are nestled beside thousands of acres of protected open space in the Rocky Mountain foothills.Secluded, yet conveniently close to the communities of Colorado's Front Range, you live in a world apart without being a world away.

David Jessup's Book Blog

David Jessup's book blog with information about his first published novel, Mariano’s Crossing.

Sylvan Dale Website Archive

See how looked in the past, as far back as December 7, 1998 (from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine).

Kestrel Nesting WifiCam

Camera active — 5:30a–7:00p Mountain Time. Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is hosting this Wildllife Habitat Improvement project.(

Amy Schmer - Wildlife Habitat Improvement

Amy Schmer's sixth grade science students at Preston Middle School (Fort Collins, Colorado) are focused on improving wildlife habitat at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch ( near Loveland, Colorado. (

Colorado Rodeos

Discover all the rodeo action in the state of Colorado!

Equine Now

Find Horses and Services in Your Area. Equine Now is an online classified site featuring horses for sale.

This PSA campaign aims to inspire tweens (aged 8-12) and their parents to re-connect with nature, experiencing it first-hand. The campaign brings to life the joy and excitement kids have when they discover the wonders of nature, helping create interest in their environment and a lifelong relationship with it.

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(970) 691-5485
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Craig Vollmer Photography

Craig Vollmer
(970) 301-5137
110 N College, Suite 2
Fort Collins, CO 80524-2482

Harper Point Photography

Kira & Nathan Rega
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Jennifer Schumacher Photography

Jennifer Schumacher
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Kimball Nelson Photography

Kimball Nelson
(970) 472-1661
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5408 North Hwy 1
Fort Collins, CO 80524-3891

Sarah Lee Welch Photography

Sarah Lee Welch
(970) 988-4112
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Loveland, CO 80537-7110


Pastor Angus McKinley

Pastor Angus McKinley
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Rev. Kent Robertson

Rev. Kent Robertson
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Pastor Manon Weber

Pastor Manon Weber
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(970) 663-2494

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