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Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch

447 County Road 3 PO Box N, Parshall, CO 80468-8714
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Colorado's oldest continuously operating guest ranch is nestled in a peaceful valley along the beautiful Colorado River. Near Rocky Mountain National Park. Warm Western hospitality and delicious home cooked meals served in our historic lodge will add to your experience. Enjoy Gold Medal fishing, scenic horseback rides (all levels), jeep rides, mountain biking, guided hiking, river rafting, and sightseeing van trips. Extensive children's program, evening entertainment, recreation barn, and heated pool/jacuzzi. Listen to the Colorado River rush by in your private log cabin.
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Jill W wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Bar Lazy J is an all inclusive working guest ranch with just the right amount of "away from it all ranch life" combined with important comforts such as comfortable beds and soft linens and cabins big enough for a family to spread out. There is wifi available at the lodge which is a great way to gets kids, teens, AND us parents off of our devices and more present in the moments and memory making that happened here. All staff were friendly, outgoing and willing to do anything asked of them. Wrangler's were professional and confident and very good at working with those of us who weren't very familiar with horses. They took us from never riding a horse before to loping and exploring the adventurous rides. A family vacation like none we have been on before and many touches of *magic* throughout the week. A few magical moments were... seeing our 17 year old smile and talk to people that began the week as strangers, but who ended up being good friends by the end of our time at BLJ. Watching out 11 year old daughter who had never ridden a horse attend the kids club and become a confident and happy rider. Experiencing many "firsts" with our 13 year old who was old enough to do more adult activities - he tried trap shooting, zip-lining, archery, axe throwing, and riding a horse for the first time all in one week! We love to travel as a family and talk often about making lasting memories. We all agree that this trip was one that we will relive and tell stories from for many, many years to come. Our trip was with extended family that consisted of 6 adults and 6 kids ranging in age from 4-17.
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Date of stay: June 2021
nr4us wrote a review Sep 2020
massachusetts47 contributions19 helpful votes
A ranch that made your vacation everything you want it to be. The owners are always involved and the staff was top shelf! The food was outstanding. I had dietary needs and they treated it so easily it really made a difference. The cabin I had was everything I would ever need and a porch that over looked the river. Clean, comfy and place to call home for the week. I really have nothing negative to say. Out this ranch from the the moment I checked in till when I left it was nothing but a positive vacation! Thank You BarLazyJ
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Date of stay: September 2020
Barbara N wrote a review Sep 2020
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I have dreamed of going to a dude ranch since I was a little girl. Well, I finally made it just before my 75th birthday and I couldn’t have been more pleased with my experience at the Bar Lazy J. The owners Cheri and Jerry are great people as are the whole staff. They are so accommodating to everyone and didn’t leave you wanting for anything. My 3 best friends and I had such a great time and when it was time to leave I felt as if I was leaving family. BarbN.
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Date of stay: August 2020
jenl1182015 wrote a review Jun 2020
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey16 contributions19 helpful votes
I traveled to the Bar Lazy J Ranch in June of 2020 with my two teenage sons and their friend. Seriously, we are seasoned travelers and I mean it when I say it just does not get any better than this. When you arrive at the ranch, you will somehow believe that you have been transported to the magic of the Old West and yet, with modern amenities the like of which you have never seen. The cabins are > 100 years old but modernized to make even the pickiest of travelers comfortable. The food is beyond delicious (and this from a NY foodie) and Chef Eddie doubles as a jewelry designer. Suffice it to say that the gift shop thrived while we were there. Cheri and Jerry (owners) invite you in and treat you like family for the duration. Ask for it and they make it happen. Everyone there (and I am only not naming other names because I will inadvertently leave someone out) is professional, pleasant, warm, and inviting. The horses and all the critters (donkeys, goats, sheep, zebu, dogs) are family too and their health and welfare is greatly valued by their human companions. The rides are tailored to your skill level but also adjusted when your skill level improves throughout the week. The extras are there precisely when you need them - massages, trap shooting, music, ziplining, and river activities. I can literally think of nothing that could be done to make this place more magical and magnificent!! We have already booked for next year!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Nat wrote a review Jun 2020
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My week at the Bar Lazy J Ranch was amazing! Sercice 100% Cleanliness 100% staff 100% Cabin 100% Horses 100% Food 100% Riding experience 100% I couldnt write enough im this little paragraph. But I loved the riding and my friend who had never ridden had a great time also. There were lots of fun activities aswell as the riding. Great for solo travellers, friends and famillies. I advise otherd to visit and hope to return myself!
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch
Which popular attractions are close to Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch?
Nearby attractions include Pioneer Village Museum (4.1 miles), Candy Store at Hot Sulphur Springs (4.0 miles), and Pioneer Park (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch?
Conveniently located restaurants include Glory Hole, The Dean Public House, and Parshall Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Parshall.