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Woman on horse pointing at Drowsy Water Ranch
Barn at sunset at Drowsy Water Ranch
Horse grazing in a field at Drowsy Water Ranch

Drowsy Water Ranch

Granby, Colorado

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Nearest Regional Airport

Denver International Airport, 100 miles

Nearest International Airport

Denver International Airport, 100 miles

Elevation

8100 Feet

Open

May 30 - September 18

Guest Capacity

55

Private Mountain Valley

For over 90 years the 700-acre Drowsy Water Ranch, nestled in its own private mountain valley has been providing folks from around the world with authentic Western vacations. Voted to TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards top All-Inclusive Vacations in the world. And ranked as the #1 Best Dude Ranch for Families by the familyvacationcritic.com! Under the same owner/management for 44 years, we promise nothing less than real down-home hospitality amidst unforgettable mountain scenery. Most of all you’ll enjoy a sense of total relaxation and freedom from stress. Our staff has been handpicked for their friendliness, personality, talent, and sincere desire to please. They participate in all activities and create much of our entertainment. Our vacation packages offer a schedule of enjoyable activities for all ages with an emphasis on service and quality.

Programs for Children

We have programs for children from infants to teenagers with plenty of activities for adults and grandparents alike. We have a complete program of horseback riding, children’s programs, nightly evening entertainment, raft trips, trout fishing, western dancing, guided hikes, zip line course, campfires, carnival, staff entertainment, gymkhana rodeo, nearby golf, hunting, and much more.

Finest Riding Opportunities

At Drowsy Water Guest Ranch we have a very special relationship with our 110 or more horses. We’ve bred, raised, and trained them to provide our dude ranch guests with the finest of riding opportunities in Colorado.

Our Horse Program

Our Horse Program is outstanding and geared to every riding ability and age group. Horses are selected to match your own riding skills. Daily instruction, both in the arena and on the trail help to improve everyone’s proficiency. Advanced riders have many opportunities to explore and blaze trails while handling their horses from leisurely walks to smooth lopes and gallops.

Our Rangerider Program

At Drowsy Water Guest Ranch our Rangerider program, for kids 6 through 12, is built around an instruction based horseback riding program where they practice skills in our arena before setting out to the backcountry on their morning and afternoon trail rides. These young riders work up to loping and all-day rides as their abilities improve. Before and after the rides our counselors have other group activities to do such as an obstacle course, horse brushing, swimming, hiking, archery, rafting, lassoing a steerhead, and other group activities.

Our Buckaroo Program

Our Buckaroo program for the little kids ages 5 and under is the perfect way for parents to be able to enjoy their guest ranch vacations. These young children are taken care of and entertained by our counselors, while the parents are taking part in the ranch activities. Their activities include horseback rides around the ranch, games, crafts, and picnic hikes. The counselors can take care of any individual needs like naps, baby feeding, etc. Since our Colorado dude ranch is heavily family-oriented, families eat meals together, parents can partake in any of the children’s programs and riding, and our evening entertainment is also family-oriented.

Singles & Couples

We also cater to singles and couples the entire summer and also offer adult-only weeks in late August and early September. Saddle up now for your ranch vacation at Drowsy Water Ranch.

We have programs for children from infants to teenagers with plenty of activities for adults and grandparents alike. We have a complete program of horseback riding, children’s programs, nightly evening entertainment, raft trips, trout fishing, western dancing, guided hikes, zip line course, campfires, carnival, staff entertainment, gymkhana rodeo, mountain biking, nearby golf, hunting and much more.

Three women with zip-lining helmets at Drowsy Water Ranch

Activities

  • Archery/Shooting Sports
  • Bird Watching
  • Childrens Programs (3-5)
  • Childrens Programs (6-8)
  • Childrens Programs (9-12)
  • Childrens Programs (13-17)
  • Dancing
  • Golf on Premises or Nearby
  • Hiking
  • Petting Zoo
  • River Rafting
  • Team Penning
  • Yoga
  • Zip Line

Riding

  • Advanced/Fast rides
  • Pony Rides
  • Trail Riding Ages 6+

Special Events

  • Adults Only Weeks
  • Family Reunions

At Drowsy Water Dude Ranch you can have all you care to eat – and nothing but the best! We take great pride in our food, which is lovingly prepared from recipes handed down for generations. Sometimes gourmet and sometimes hearty western…but always delicious. Most meals are served family-style in our dining room but outdoor meals are highlights. Breakfast on a mountain top. Open hearth barbecue. Sometimes, right out of your saddlebag. We aim to please and can accommodate most dietary needs.

Staff serving a guest dinner at Drowsy Water Ranch

Food Options

  • Ranch/Western

At Drowsy Water Dude Ranch, accommodations are always top-drawer and carefully cleaned every day. Our Colorado guest ranch cabins and lodge are snug, comfortable, and are decorated with a western flair. With the smell of clean, fresh, mountain air, you’ll never get a better night’s rest — anywhere! Cabins and Lodge guest rooms have all been remodeled and refurbished but still, maintain their historical cabin essence. Our guest rooms easily accommodate singles, couples, small and large families.

Bedroom cabin at Drowsy Water Ranch

  • Lodge Rooms
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Babysitting Services
  • Cabins
  • Game Room
  • Horse Safety Program
  • Hot tub
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Spa Services/Massages
  • Swimming Pool

Details

Check-in/Check-out:

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:30 pm

Length of Stay:

6 nights (May - September)

Cancellation Policy

In the event of a cancellation, deposit will be refunded less 10% service fee if notice is received 90 days in advance of arrival date. If less than 90 days notice is given, every effort will be made to replace your reservation and if successful we shall gladly refund the deposit, less the service fee. We do recommend buying travel insurance through Travel Guard for your trip.

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Drowsy Water Ranch

Granby, Colorado

Nearest Regional Airport

Denver International Airport, 100 miles