Welcome to the CM Ranch, an historic dude ranch, specializing…
Starting at $350 per person per night
Granby, Grand County, Colorado, United States
Starting at $400 per person per night
For over 90 years this 700 acre family guest ranch has provided folks from around the world with authentic western ranch vacations. Nestled in its own private mountain valley in Granby, Colorado, Drowsy Water Ranch promises the opportunity to disconnect from your daily hustle and bustle, and reconnect with family and friends under the backdrop of big mountains and starry skies.
Unique Features: Drowsy Water Ranch offers a unique zip lining experience, with three different zip line courses. Just one of our lines is the longest and highest zip line in the United States. This is our newest activity on the ranch. Replace your cowboy hat and chaps with a harness and helmet for a few hours of scenic zips and hiking across the ranch. This Colorado mountain thrill is sure to capture your excitement.
Accommodations: They offer a variety of one, two, three, and four bedroom cabins. Several are ideal for larger families and friends wanting to be near one another. With a good night’s rest and all the right amenities, you’ll be refreshed to hit the trail, join in the fun, or to even simply take in the view. You’ll love the wood paneling, the log construction, and cozy wool rugs with southwest weaving patterns.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the private cabins. The cabins are great for privacy. You can also stay in the lodge which may be more convenient for some people. The Lodge’s living room is the perfect place to gather and meet other families like your own. The door is always open and the coffee is always fresh and hot. It’s a warm and friendly spot to kick-back and enjoy playing cards, games, browsing in the library, chatting with new friends or maybe to take a little nap.
Dining: After a long day of horseback riding, penning cattle, mountain biking, hiking, rafting, golfing, or zip lining, it is one of the best feelings to sit down to a home cooked meal. That is why they not only cook dinner for you but you get home cooked meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From mouth watering steaks to breakfast with a view, eating at Drowsy Water Ranch is equivalent to eating like a king.
Activities: Each of our 100+ horses has a unique personality, just like every one of the guests. Once meeting each guest they pair them with the perfect horse for their personality and riding level. The riding program is outstanding and geared to every riding ability and any age group. When you picture vacationing at an authentic Colorado dude ranch, whitewater rafting may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But once your cruising down the white water rapids of the Colorado river you will wonder why you hadn’t booked this vacation sooner!
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them. There is a heated pool and hot tub at the ranch.
Location: The Town of Granby population was 2,079 at the 2020 United States Census. Granby is situated along U.S. Highway 40 in the Middle Park basin, and it is about 85 miles (137 km) northwest of Denver and 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Rocky Mountain National Park. The town was founded in 1904 along the route of the Denver, Northwestern & Pacific Railway and was incorporated one year later. It was named after Granby Hillyer, a Denver lawyer who later served as the United States Attorney for that city’s district.
Closest Airport: Most guests fly into Denver (DEN) 70 miles, and rent a car or take a shuttle. The nearest airport to Granby is Ft. Collins/Loveland (FNL) Airport which is 55.7 miles away. Other nearby airports include Eagle (EGE) (60.3 miles), Denver (DEN) (69.4 miles), Aspen (ASE) (77.9 miles) and Colorado Springs (COS) (111.5 miles).
Children’s Programs: Yes, they have a children’s program for all ages. The Buckaroos program is for the littler kids ages 5 and under. It is the perfect way for parents to be able to enjoy their guest ranch vacation. The Range Rider program, for kids 6-13 years old, is built around an instruction based horseback riding program where they practice basic riding skills in our arena first before setting out to the backcountry on their morning and afternoon trail rides. Teens have the options to join up with the adults, other teens or Rangeriders for riding and other activities during the week.
Pet Friendly: No. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed.
Weddings: Yes. They can easily host a great wedding for you.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: Under the same ownership/management since 1977, The Fosha’s have developed a world-renowned reputation for unpretentious quality. They warmly welcome you to experience the true spirit of the West at this Colorado dude ranch all-inclusive vacation. Many Granby and Grand County residents are descended from pioneer settlers who arrived before the country was fully surveyed. Early families established themselves under the Homestead Act of 1862, which allowed easy access to land to those who would inhabit and improve upon the territory.