Named for three years in a row 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 in 2011! For over 90 years the Drowsy Water Ranch, nestled in its own private mountain valley has been providing folks and families from around the world with authentic Western vacations. Under the same owner/management for 45 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 hand picked 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.
20150601 - 20150614
spring: May. 31,2020 - Jun. 06,2020
summer: Jun. 07,2020 - Aug. 22,2020
fall: Aug. 23,2020 - Sep. 19,2020
May. 26,2019 - Sep. 14,2019
Minimum Age For Independent Riding:
Minimum Age Accepted at Ranch:
Denver: 2 hours, Commercial van service available
Our accommodations at Drowsy Water Ranch are snug, comfortable, western styled and decorated and carefully cleaned every day. Both private cabins and lodge guest rooms have all been remodeled and refurbished. They easily accommodate couples, small families, large families and friends wanting to be near each other. With the smell of clean, fresh mountain air, you'll never get a better nights' rest.
Drowsy Water Ranch has programs for children from infants to teens with plenty of activities for parents and grandparents. Singles and couples are welcomed also. We have a complete program of horseback riding, river rafting trip, swimming, horseshoes, fishing, western dancing, zip-line course, hiking, campfires, hayrides, family carnival, and staff entertainment. We have a special relationship with our 120 head of horses. We've bred, raised and trained them to provide each guest with a quality riding experience. The program is geared to every riding ability and age group. Horses are selected to match the riders own skills. Daily instruction both in the arena and on the trail improves everyones' proficiency. Guests may choose from slow, medium, fast or different length all day rides as well as cattle work.
We take great pride in all our food, sometimes gourmet and sometimes hearty western but always well prepared. Many meals are served family style in the dining room but others may include breakfast on the mountain top, outdoor barbecues, chuckwagon lunches or sometimes just eating out of your saddlebags overlooking the Rocky Mountains. Our breads, pastries and desserts are made from scratch daily. We can also accommodate special diets including vegetarian, gluten free and allergies.
$2100 / week--(13 through 17) $1900 / week (ages 6 through 12) $1200 / week--(5 through 2) Infants individually quoted but typically $250-$700/week.
Service Charge/Tip Rate:
Tipping is optional, we recommend 12% to 18% if our staff serves you well and you have a fantastic vacation.
Accepted Payment Methods:
We accept cash, personal checks, travelers checks and credit cards
Travel Agents Accepted:
Dedicated Arrival Day
Minimum Night Stay
Summer (Peak Season)
Fall (Off Peak Season)
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Winter (Off Peak Season)
Spring (Off Peak Season)
Children's Program Start/End Age:
Heated outdoor pool
Additional Cattle Activities:
Branding in the spring.
Kids stocked pond, stream, Colorado and Fraser Rivers nearby for guided fishing.
Adult bikes available for use no charge. Optional guided routes during the week.
Massage Available on Ranch:
Information Technology Facilities:
Wireless Internet in main lodge.
Conventions, Meetings & Retreats
Small overnight retreats on Saturday night and off season
please call for quote
52 in peak season, Smaller numbers in off season