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Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Loveland, CO 80538-9795 USA (Show map)
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$148 - $168
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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.

Rooms & Rates

Sweetheart Cabin

Sweetheart Cabin

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Riverside, Countryside, Mountains, Ranch, Small town


Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) 50 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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, Rocky Mountain National Park, Nearby Golfing, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Farm, Dude Ranch, Working Ranch, Guest Ranch, Cottage

On-site amenities

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 , Game Room, Volleyball, Swimming Pool (seasonal), Horseshoes, Tennis Courts, Picnic Areas

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Rock-climbing, Trapshooting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equal to one-night's stay will reserve your "home away from home."
  • Cancellations: If you need to cancel, we will refund your deposit less $50 to cover administrative services if you cancell at least 30 days prior to arrival. Cancellations less than 30 days are non-refundable.



Susan Jessup, Sue Buchman

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

1 Dog

About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: 8:00-9:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Details Diamond Collection

2939 N County Road 31d , Loveland, CO 80538-9795 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ purchase