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Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This was my third year and each year just gets better and better. I went for the Cowgirl Round Up, and the combination of being with a great bunch of ladies and five days of fun filled horse riding activities is my idea of a perfect vacation. Active but restful and restorative all at once. Beautiful surroundings, great buffet meals...

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We love having your return annually. :) And Tee Cross does too. :)

Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Sylvan Dale ranch for my sisters wedding weekend. I can tell you, I can't wait to go back for another stay. It is a beautiful little spot with a little river winding through it. The cabins are impeccably clean and comfortable, all with unique names like "Baby Doe" and "Tommy House". The breakfast is delicious and served...

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

And what a lovely wedding weekend that was! Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you were able to experience the ranch, and Sonny says hello! :)

Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Been there before to ride, but we also just had a family wedding there. They do it real well at great cost. Everyone stayed on property and several did a ride into the mountains before the wedding. What a weekend, these guys are fully committed and on the ball.

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We enjoyed hosting your wedding party and look forward to your return in the future. :)

Grove City, MN
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I have just returned from a four day class which was held at Sylvan Dale. I have never experienced such gracious hospitality at a hotel or venue such as this. Every staff member was pleasant, helpful, personable and went out of their way to be helpful. The chef and all the serving staff were fantastic. The food was out of...

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We had a blast hosting your group too! We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. :)

Greeley, Colorado
Reviewed 10 April 2016

The property was beautiful, the staff so amazing and serving. Wow. The went out of their way to remember names and preferences. The food; WOW! The steaks; grass-fed and amazing. I highly recommend this guest ranch!

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments! It was our pleasure to host your group. :) We hope to see you again in the future!

Berthoud, Colorado
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I'm a little late on getting this written as our wedding party was in June of 2013. But, I just have to say we had a fabulous time! Our guests were delighted with the wonderful buffet and the enjoyed the incredible grounds to wander around on. We had quite a few people go on a trail ride before the party...

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's always better late than never. ;) We look forward to seeing you this month for a trail ride. :)

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I have never stayed here, but the area is nice and the office building is very nice. My co-workers and I came up for a 3 hour ride. I checked the website and noticed a weight limit. I inquired about it and was told I couldn't go on the ride because I was over the limit. They did thank me...

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

It is certainly true that we have a weight limit of 240lbs, for the safety of both horses and humans. We apologize for the inconvenience! In regards to the horses being sweaty at their return, there are a couple of reasons why that occurred. Firstly, our horses are still wearing their winter coats, as the weather has warmed up too...

Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Our stay at the Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is definitely one to remember. Being a British couple new to Colorado it was a very different experience for us and turned out to be incredible. On our first night Susan waited up for us when we had trouble finding the place and showed us straight to our lodge seeing we were...

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you all with us over the Valentine's weekend. :) We look forward to your return in the future!

Reviewed 18 February 2016

My husband and I did a Valentine Weekend getaway at Sylvandale. We were greeted with smiles. Gal went out of her way to show us where our cozy cabin was. Cabin was clean, warm and inviting. Meals were delicious and made specifically to our liking. Staff was very outgoing and made a point to interact with us. Weather didn't cooperate...

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Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, responded to this review

What a pleasure it was to have the two of you on ranch last weekend! We're so fortunate that you live close enough to take part in our upcoming events. :) See you in April for a few riding lessons!

Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Sylvan Dale hosted our 40 Anniversary for the local Sons of Norway Lodge. I have received the highest praises from all that attended the celebration. It is obvious that the staff members are professional but still down to earth and easy to work with. You can't beat the location. No rubber chicken here, the food was excellent!

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We enjoyed hosting your group! Thank you for the compliments. :) We look forward to your return in the future. :)

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 adventure. Conveniently located just one hour from Denver in the Colorado foothills near Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Sylvan Dale’s 3200-acre working Dude Ranch and Retreat Center is nestled along the banks of Colorado's beautiful Big Thompson River. Offering activities such as cattle drives, trail rides, horseback riding, trophy trout fly fishing, hiking and nearby hunting, nature experiences, tennis, swimming, and many other activities,true adventure awaits you! Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is perfect for your next vacation adventure! Much more than just an historic working ranch, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch also provides exceptional services for business retreats and private meetings, holiday parties, picnics, reunions, family vacations, bed & breakfast, weddings, and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. Sylvan Dale's delicious and healthy Heart-J natural grass-fed beef is also available for purchase. Come experience all that is the beauty of Sylvan Dale! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Address: 2939 N County Road 31d, Loveland, CO 80538-9763
Region: United States > Colorado > Loveland
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
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Sylvan Dale Hotel
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“No television so bring a computer and some dvd's. Can reach WiFi by driving short distance.”
lcglaze, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in a sweetheart cabin. When lighting your fire place make sure to crack the door and window to get some draft going.”
39ullil, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms have close proximity to the river. Some cabins have a wood burning fireplace - I ran mine every chance I had!”
B8895NWwilliamd, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All cabins are decorated western theme, set in the most idyllic setting in a beautiful valley. Some are on the river.”
kgbork2016, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the cabins are excellent but if you have 4 or 5 family or friends ask for Mama J's!!”
Randy0042, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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