Our guest ranch staff has been hand-picked for their friendliness, personality, talent and a sincere desire to please. They participate in all activities and create much of our entertainment.
Working at Drowsy Water Ranch
Staff enjoy spending time outside, exploring our area, and getting to know other staff and the guests throughout the summer. We encourage staff to take part in the horseback riding program and to enjoy the mountains around us. We are secluded in our private mountain valley that sits on about 600 acres, but we are only about 10 miles from the closest town and only about a two hour drive to Denver so you can get most anything you need without too much hassle.
At the end of each summer, we have staff that want to come back again the next summer. The staff that want to come back are those that like to work hard, enjoy the outdoors, and enjoy going above and beyond to provide outstanding service for guests.
Self-motivated individuals that enjoy leading and motivating others with hard work and a positive attitude are the most successful employees at Drowsy Water. We look for individuals that relish the rewards of hard work, enjoy working as a team and are willing to do more than is expected on a daily basis.
Staff live and work with each other for around four months. In that time, they form relationships that often last a lifetime. Staff members that get the most out of working at DWR are those that take an interest in our guests. Spending time with other staff is great, but spending time, even free time, with the guests is often more rewarding in the long run.
While we have some internet and cell phone coverage, we find that staff who prefer spending time outdoors and exploring our beautiful surrounding mountains are those that get the most out of their time at DWR.
Staff meals are typically the same as our guests eat and are provided 3 times daily in a separate staff dinning room. Snacks and refreshments are always available. Special dietary needs can be accommodated.
We have quick access to some of the best hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding in the state.
The majority of our staff either drive themselves to the ranch, fly into Denver and take a shuttle, or ride AMTRAK to Granby, Colorado. Granby is the closest town to the ranch and has a grocery store, gas stations, restaurants, etc. Denver is the closest major city and is about a two hour drive. If you do not drive yourself to the ranch and need anything from town, you are more than welcome to ride along with the “town run” which is daily or to carpool with other staff members.
Along with all the ranch activities and amenities (horseback riding, rafting, pool, hot tub etc) we recommend staff enjoy the beautiful area and surrounding areas on their time off. We have thousands of places to hike, mountain bike and fish in the area including Winter Park, Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park.