A Ride in the Rockies

Western Hospitality stays strong at this Colorado dude ranch. Drowsy Water Ranch feels more off the beaten path than it actually is. The 700-acre dude and guest ranch is tucked into a narrow forested valley about a mile-and-a-half off Highway 40 in the Colorado Rockies. Situated about six miles west of the town of [...]

I Admit It. I’m a Dude.

I Admit It. I'm a Dude. Not in the cool sense of the teenage vernacular. Nope, we're talking old-fashioned dude here. As in dude ranch. And it's a good thing. Randy Sue Fosha, who heads up the Dude Ranchers' Association and owns Drowsy Water Ranch with her husband, Ken, invited me [...]

A Horse Vacation For Horse People

A Horse Vacation For Horse People Alicia and Becca Raddant, ages 18 and 12, are visiting Drowsy Water with their aunt and uncle, Colleen and Randy Olick. The girls, who live and breathe horses at home, had one stipulation as they planned their trip: The dude ranch horses had to be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]