Growing Up to be a Cowboy

Growing Up to be a Cowboy "I like being here so much, I'd like to work here," says Sean Gordon, an 11-year-old from Jupiter, Florida. His family has been coming to Drowsy Water for five years, ant it's not likely they'll be changing their vacation destination any time soon. "I won't go anywhere else and I won't recommend any other ranch." He has aspirations of becoming a wrangler when he turns 18. Young adults from all over the country work at the ranch during the summers, and many of them are former guests. Some are wranglers who help guests with their [...]

Growing Up to be a Cowboy2018-11-01T18:56:02+00:00

Across the Pond

Across the Pond Brian and Janet Jenner, from Grays Essex, England, wanted something really special to mark their 30th anniversary. They found it at Drowsy Water, where they signed up to a two-week stay. Janet, a novice rider, is intimidated at first by her horse, but wranglers quickly switch her to a smaller, more docile mount, and she settles in just fine, although "I'm a bit sore," she says. It is the couple's first trip to the States, and it's everything they expected and more. "It's kind of like it says on the breakfast menu: 'If you leave here hungry, it's [...]

Across the Pond2019-04-30T21:58:51+00:00

City Slickers Find Happy Trails at Duded-down Drowsy Water

City Slickers Find Happy Trails at Duded-down Drowsy Water GRANBY- A visit to Drowsy Water Ranch west of Granby is like a stay with your favorite aunt and uncle, except this family has a chef, 100 horses and a staff of wranglers. Lacking pretense of any sort, Drowsy Water Ranch is for families who want to relax and ride horses. If you're more interested in fancy food, massages or tennis, make your reservations at one of the 35 other Colorado dude ranches. "People are here to be a cowgirl or a cowboy for a week," said owner Randy Sue Fosha, [...]

City Slickers Find Happy Trails at Duded-down Drowsy Water2018-11-01T19:50:37+00:00

Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Drowsy Water Ranch has won a 2010 TripAdvisor® Travelers' Choice Award for: #1 All Inclusive Vacation In the World The Travelers' Choice Awards are the only hotel awards based on the reviews and opinions of millions of travelers. Drowsy WaterRanch honored as Best All Inclusive Resort in the World in the 2010 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS. Granby, Colorado – January 20, 2010 – Drowsy WaterRanch was chosen as the #1 All Inclusive Resort in the World byTripAdvisor® in its 2010 Travelers’ Choice® awards. Now in its eighth year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from [...]

Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards2018-11-01T19:51:50+00:00

Ocala Style Magazine—Wild Wild West

Ocala Style Magazine—Wild Wild West Wild Wild West Posted February 26, 2013 "A Western vacation doesn’t get any better than Colorado’s Drowsy Water Ranch. "Location, location, location. It has as much to do with choosing a vacation as it does buying real estate. "Last winter, when the desire for a mountain riding escape became unbearable, I began perusing websites hunting for that just-right ranch vacation. A well-meaning friend suggested I save travel time and money by finding a destination in the Southeast. Sorry, but no, thank you. "I enjoy plenty of good rides on my own horse on the numerous [...]

Ocala Style Magazine—Wild Wild West2018-11-01T20:06:25+00:00

The TrailRider Magazine—Rocky Mountain Dude Ranch

Rocky Mountain Hideaway Head to Drowsy Water Ranch for high-elevation riding in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Here's one experienced trail rider's first-person account. EQUISEARCH  |  March 27, 2013 When it comes to scenery, it doesn't get much better than the Rocky Mountains. Raised in Tucson, Arizona, I lost count of the hours I spent riding my horse along desert trails and into rugged foothills that offered endless opportunities for exploration. Now that I live in the horsey, but rather flat, country of Ocala, Florida, I have plenty of great trail riding, but alas, no mountains. So, when my friends Mary, Martha, [...]

The TrailRider Magazine—Rocky Mountain Dude Ranch2018-11-01T20:16:31+00:00

Parents Magazine and Trip Advisor- “10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts” for families

10 Best All-Inclusive Travel Resorts Drowsy Water Guest Ranch, Granby, Colorado SUPERVISED KIDS' CLUB Newborn to age 12 DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT 90 minutes LOWEST RATES May 27 to June 2 and August 19 to September 1 (children's programs end September 1) Your little cowboys will flip over this dude ranch two hours northwest of Denver. In the Buckaroo program, kids 5 and under take pony rides, play ranch games, and go on picnic hikes during the day while older ones hone their riding skills plus swim, raft, and learn archery. "Every guest gets a horse for the entire week so [...]

Parents Magazine and Trip Advisor- “10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts” for families2018-11-01T20:19:49+00:00