Ranch Life

Welcome to Sylvan Dale Ranch!

Your home for the day, weekend, or week will be the beautiful and peaceful Sylvan Dale Ranch, where Western hospitality has been a way of life since 1946. For multi-day programs, you’ll enjoy charming ranch accommodations and delicious, fresh food prepared by Chef Marcus Hollingsworth. Take some time for a stroll along the river or enjoy one of our many hiking trails. Horseback rides and fly fishing are offered for an additional cost. Of course, you can also just relax — and let learning come naturally!

The Ranch is secluded, but easily accessible. Sitting on 3,000 acres along a sweeping bend in the Big Thompson River, accommodations include charming rustic cabins and houses that sleep from two to ten people. Full housekeeping and meals are included in overnight stays. Other lodging options are available in Loveland, just a few miles east of the Ranch.

Other Ranch facilities include The Heritage, a beautiful large meeting room with a stone fireplace and plenty of natural light, and Daddy J's pavilion, a covered open-air shelter with a fireplace, close to the river, Challenge Course, rock climbing, and hiking trails. An outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and horseshoes pits are a great place to play, too.

Ranch Lodging and Amenities

... and there's so much more. Come visit us and see for yourself!

If Sylvan Dale isn’t heaven, then it must be in the same zip code.

- Dr. Richard Cramm