Wow !!! My first "Dude Ranch Experience." Now don't you skeptics wonder about me; I'm no tenderfoot. I've been everywhere too.
C Lazy U was truly one of the best family vacations EVER !
My wife and I, together with our two children, their spouses and four grand children( ages 2.5 years through 19years ) had a wonderful time. We knew ahead of time that the 2 year old would need extra help which we were prepared to handle since the organized activities begin at age 3 years.
There is something for every age group with the feeling of a true Western Ranch experience.
If you want a Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons experience you are thinking dull. C Lazy U has been around since 1919. Some of the cabins are weathered, but each one is being systematically renovated. We slept well, and enjoyed our fireplace on cool mornings with fresh coffee. This place has all the comforts anyone would desire, however, you must remember it's a Ranch; a little dust in the air and real horses, donkey's, cattle, hay baling, and chipmunks. Also, an occasional Moose,or Deer on the trail. We also saw Bald Eagles, ducks, geese, and white pelicans soaring.
The staff was wonderful and did anything to please. If you are new to horseback riding never fear; the wranglers will teach you how to become one with your horse.
The food was gourmet, thanks to outstanding chefs. If you couldn't find food or beverage to fit your taste and dietary requirements you must be alien.
We enjoyed every activity C Lazy U had to offer, but at a pace that was never rushed. The timing of each days activities was perfect, whether horseback riding or fishing, white water rafting or hiking, archery or trap shooting. There was plenty of time to enjoy the activity of choice followed by a great mealtime and then plenty of time to relax until your next activity or no activity if you preferred. The pool and large hot pool/spa were relaxing for many. Bonfires at night were toasty for the chilled night air. We met many nice guests and their families from many different places.
Like Tony the Tiger says, "They're Great" at C Lazy U !!!
We definitely can't wait to return.