Conveniently located just one hour from Denver in the Colorado foothills near Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Sylvan Dale’s 3200-acre Dude Ranch is nestled along the banks of Colorado's beautiful Big Thompson River. Named "Best Family Vacation" by Frommer's Colorado Guidebook, rated among the “top ten Colorado Dude Ranches” by True West Magazine, and featured on the cover of Reunions Magazine, Sylvan Dale has been owned and operated by the Jessup family since 1946. The Ranch offers both cabins and lodge accommodations, all with private baths, warmly decorated with comfortable country furnishings and antique accents. B&B stays are available from the third week in August through mid-June of the following year. The ten weeks of summer are reserved for full dude ranch vacation packages. Sylvan Dale is an historic working horse and cattle ranch. Registered quarter horses are born and trained on the ranch, which also raises its own hay. The cattle herd is moved between pastures and mountain meadows throughout the year using a rotation system designed for environmentally sustainable grazing. The Jessup’s invite you to saddle up, discover your “inner cowboy,” and experience the old-fashioned family hospitality and cowboy culture of the historic American West.
Riverside, Countryside, Mountains, Ranch, Small town
Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) 50 miles
From the Denver airport, take Peña Boulevard to I-70 West, then take I-25 north approximately 50 miles to the 2nd Loveland exit, US Hwy 34 west, which goes five miles into the town of Loveland. Continue west toward the mountains on US 34 seven miles past the intersection of US 34 and Wilson Boulevard. Watch for the big wooden sign on the right, just before you enter the Big Thompson Canyon.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Benson Sculpture Garden, Historic Rialto Theater, Estes Park, Nearby Golfing, Rocky Mountain National Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Trapshooting, Rock-climbing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Whitewater Rafting
Agritourism/Farmstay, Dude Ranch, Working Ranch, Guest Ranch, Guest Cottage, Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Radio, Secretarial services, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Private entrance, Wi-Fi
Horseshoes, Swimming Pool (seasonal), Game Room, Picnic Areas, Volleyball, Tennis Courts
Susan Jessup, Sue Buchman
The Jessups have been Dude Ranching since 1946! Although both Susan and David love every inch of the ranch, Susan loves the horses and David loves to fish.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian