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Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch
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Reviewed October 1, 2011

I grew up in Loveland and Sylvan Dale has always been regarded as a great place to stay and for weddings etc. It has been there for as long as I can remember. We were back in the area visiting family after a long absence. The cabin was clean and comfortable and we were just fine without TV. Cell phone reception is a bit spotty but wireless is available as is free access to a computer/printer. Breakfast was hearty and the food was good. My toddler LOVED the old fashioned merry go round, throwing rocks in the river and looking at the horses. I was horrified by the poorly thought out development around Loveland but the area near Sylvandale is just as lovely as it was when I was a child. We definitely will stay there again. My only complaint was that their walking and hiking trails are not well marked.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank ShakerWV
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

I spent 3 nights with my family on September 16, 2011. The setting and location are outstanding right on the banks of the beautiful Big Thompson River. We stayed in the Wagon Wheel Bunkhouse (the lowest priced accommodation). Clean and comfortable slept
well. They have many cabins that would probably be much nicer. The daily breakfast was
great. The staff was Very Friendly. We took a trail ride on horses and that was also alot of fun. The resort is only about 28 miles from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Enroute you travel through the Big Thompson River Canyon...which is breath taking.

Room Tip: In the bunkhouse either 9, 10 or 7
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank travelandycwt
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

We had never been to a dude ranch and weren't sure what to expect, but Sylvan Dale Ranch (SDR) is home away from home.

The Jessup family owns roughly 3,200 acres in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and the scenery is just beautiful. This is the setting for the ranch, which is a working ranch with cattle, which enhances the experience for guests.

Accommodations: there are numerous choices for accommodations, from cabins to a lodge to a couple of guest houses to a suite above the dining rom. All the rooms have names, and we stayed in the Big T (Big Thompson, named for the river that runs through the area and can see it from our room), a two bedroom suite just perfect for our family of four. We weren't actually in our rooms that much as there is so much to do, but they are absolutely fine.

Food: Chef Tom serves up three wonderful meals of comfort food each day, and there is always something there for everyone, including the kids. Breakfasts range from made to order omletts to eggs florentine to pancakes or french toast. Lunches were budgers or BBQ or sandwiches. Dinners ranged from steaks to ribs to mexican night. We never missed a meal!

There is a kids program to keep the little ones of all agres busy...they have their own area on the rnach as well. Kids can pet the foals, pick from the garden, receive riding lessons, go on trail rides, swim in the pool, archery, rock climb...you name it. All included in their price!

For adults, you have the option of the Heart J Rider prorgam, which lets you ride everyday. We had lessons and trail rides every morning, and then rides in the afternoon as well, with a competition at the end of the week. On average we were on horses for close to 4 hours per day. You assigned your own horse for the week (kids too), so that you and the horse get comfortable with each other.

Beyond horse riding there was skeet shooting, rock climbing, nature walks, hiking, swimming, hot tub, tubing, workshops...too many things to mention. And they were really flexible on times as sometimes activities overlapped, so they simply moved some times so guests could do everything they wanted!

Our youngest daughter (9 years old) said she didn't want to leave and asked if we could go back next year. While there are quite a few ranches in Colorado and Wyoming, what makes SDR special is the scenery, as well as the customer experience. The Jessup family runs the ranch and works really hard for the guests to have a truly great experience. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone and will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank russia22
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

We only stayed one night on our trip thru Colorado, but we would definitely stay again and stay longer. We were in the "Baby Doe" cabin, near the river. Cabins and grounds were immaculate; the staff was friendly and helpful. All in all, an excellent experience.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank geenyas
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Reviewed March 25, 2011

We hosted a training weekend for 50 volunteers. The weekend was great, and the evaluations from our attendees were unanimous in their praise of Sylvan Dale. The beautiful location, food, meeting rooms and accommodations were outstanding. The staff went out of their way to make everyone feel welcome and our meeting went flawlessly. Made our job very easy. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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