Join us for our 74th year in the saddle!
Grab your hat, your boots, and your sense of adventure….we’re ready to provide you memories of a lifetime.
Looking for a Truly Unique Vacation Experience?
Join us the week of July 19th for Native American Week!
- Just $2580 per person Adults
- Lower rates for children under 12
An authentic horse and cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountain foothills, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch has been Family owned and operated since 1946.
Our 3,200 acres offer plenty of outdoor adventures including cattle drives, overnight pack trips, fishing, rafting, trapshooting, and more. 33 min. from Estes Park. We’re an easy hour from Denver, with mild temps and mile-high elevation.
Sylvan Dale is a 2018 Certificate of Excellence recipient by Trip Advisor. Gene Kilgore selected Sylvan Dale to be on the 2017 list of World’s Best Ranches! Also named “Best Family Vacation” by Frommer’s Colorado guidebook and rated among the “top ten Colorado Dude Ranches” by True West Magazine, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch offers year ’round outdoor adventures.
Your Best Sylvan Dale Vacation Ever!
—–More for Less—–
The Jessup Family and Ranch Staff are here and ready to offer you “Great Fun, Great Food, and Great Folks!”
“Cowboy Up” with us this coming summer for the best Sylvan Dale Vacation ever. More family time. More fun activities. More time to kick back.
Our six-night western-adventure-packed week begins with check-in on Sunday after 3:00pm and ends Saturday morning after breakfast with check-out at 10:00am. Three-night packages are also available during select weeks. (Sun-Wed or Wed-Sat).
Included in your Sylvan Dale Adventure:
“Lots to do…no pressure to do it!”
- Participate in ranch chores
- Brush up on your horsemanship skills
- Explore scenic trails on horseback
- Harness, hitch, and drive the Draft Horses
- Bond with your horse
- Rise and shine for breakfast on the trail
- Gentle foals
- Roundup and drive cattle or try team sorting
- Enter the SDR Gymkhana
- Professional Training Demonstrations
- Care for your horse – vet care, hoof care, grooming, equine massage
- History of the Heart J herd
- Fishing – Bass (included) & Trout (additional charge)
- White Water Rafting (additional charge)
- Overnight Pack Trip to Cow Camp
- Cattle Drives – July 5th week only
- Van Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park
- Mountain bike to Bobcat Ridge Open Space (additional fee for bike rental)
- Visit the sustainable agriculture operation in the Big Valley
- Ranch History
- Cowboy Campfire with songs and s’mores
- Softball at the Field of Dreams with hand cranked homemade ice cream
- Swing your Partner – a night of country western dancing
- Live Entertainment Sylvan Dale Style
- Happy Trails Ranch Party
All about Kids (ages 3-12):
- Lead around rides for the little ones
- Horsemanship class ages 7 and up
- Trail rides
- Tubing down the river
- Ranch chores
- Donkey Talk
- Chicken Roundup
- Gentling Foals
- White Water Rafting (age minimum dependent upon season)
- Bass Fishing
Here are our 2020 peak season rates:
$2400pp– Adults (ages 13 and up)
$1650pp – Youth (ages 7-12)
$1150pp – Children (ages 3-6)
Free – Children under 3
*We are offering low season rates for the weeks of June 7th, June 21st, and August 16th! Ask about these special 5-night packages!
Choose from the following adventure-packed weeks:
- June 7-12 – Dude Season Kick Off – 5-night stay (ask about our low season rates)
- June 14-19 – Cowgirl Roundup – ladies only – 5-night stay – $1675pp
- June 21-26 – Father’s Day Vacation! – 5-night stay (ask about our low season rates)
- June 28-July 4 – SOLD OUT
- July 5-11 – Cattle Drive
- July 12-18
- July 19-25 – Native American Living History with the Heart J Center for Experientail Learning
- July 26-August 1 – Family week
- August 2-8 – Rodeo Cowboy Week
- August 9-15 – Great Grownup Getaway (ages 21+ only)
- August 16-21 – Dude Season Closer – 5-night stay (ask about our low season rates)
- September 13-18 – Fall Great Grownup Getaway – $1675pp
- October 1-6 – Fall Cowgirl Roundup (ladies only) – $1675pp
Ask about our Family Reunion Package too!
This summer is a great opportunity to experience that family gathering you have always wished for! With at least 20 good folks, you can have the Ranch all to yourselves. We’ll help customize your program to meet the interests and needs of your family.
Contact Karen for particulars: (970) 667-3915 ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For all of the adults who are looking for a kid-free getaway, look no further!
Come to Sylvan Dale to discover your inner Cowboy or Cowgirl!
- June 14-19 – Cowgirl Roundup – 5-night getaway (ladies only)
- August 9-15 – Great Grownup Getaway – 6-night stay (ages 21+ only)
- September 13-18 – Great Grownup Getaway – 5-night stay (ages 21+ only)
- October 1-6 – Cowgirl Roundup – 5-night getaway (ladies only)
Why not make Sylvan Dale your Holiday Tradition?
Make family memories to last a lifetime!
- More than Just Pumpkin Pie – November 26-29
- Candlelight & Carols – December 23
- Colorado Holiday Season Getaway – December & January
Check out? You set the date!
We look forward to learning more about you and your dream vacation. Our lodging capacity is limited to 40 good folks, so don’t delay in getting back to us!
Contact us today for reservations!
Lots to do…no pressure to do it!
“I took my 3 kids (18, 17, 13 )and we had a fabulous time. The riding was great. They made a big effort to tailor rides to individual skill levels and interests of the group. We were able to actually herd cows – I mean really move them from one place to another and it was lots of fun. There is a really nice breakfast ride and the overnight trip option to Cow Camp should not be missed. The food was really good. Plenty of it, nicely presented, and really yummy – not too gourmet – just good home cookin’ comfort food.”
Lori R. Latka – Virgina