C Lazy U Ranch

Experience the Colorado Rocky Mountains at a luxury dude ranch!

There is an authentic dude ranch out west where the Colorado River runs off the Continental Divide and winds its way through mountain valleys. It’s a land of green meadows, blue skies, and clean air. This is Colorado ranch country, and has been for over 95 years. Things have changed some since the early days, but the history of horseback riding, fly fishing and Colorado family vacations remain a stronghold of tradition that passes down from one generation to the next.

Since 1919, The C Lazy U guest ranch in Colorado has been celebrated around the world for its rich history, rustic elegance, legendary cuisine and signature 5-Spur Service™. Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 2015 annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and C Lazy U Guest Ranch was recognized as a Top Resort in the World (#13), Top 25 Resort in the United States (#4) and the #1 BEST resort in Colorado!

We are proud that our ranch is among the top guest ranches in the country, and the outstanding service we provide to our guests is what sets us apart. To maintain this high level of service, we screen applicants carefully. We are looking for service oriented professionals who will help us exceed the expectations of our guests.

Season Dates:

We are currently hiring for Fall and Winter 2016! For Fall, the ideal candidate will be available to begin work in September and stay through early November. Many positions will have the potential to extend to early January for our holiday season. Candidates with the best dates of availability are given priority.

To be considered, apply online today! Positions fill fast!

Our Jobs


 Ideal seasonal candidates will be available to arrive in late September and work through late November. Colorado is beautiful in the autumn!

Want to stay for ski season? Many seasonal positions will have potential to extend through the holidays and into early January.

Please list your dates of availability on the application!

  • Seasonal Dishwashers: No experience necessary. Will train! Start date in late September or early October.
  • Food & Beverage:  Two supervisory positions Available:

F&B Supervisor: Fine dining serving experience preferred. Extensive F&B experience required for supervisor position. 

Front of House Manager: Fine dining experience required. Supervisory experience and college degree are preferred. 

Full-time employees are offered a full benefits package.

To apply for year-round positions, please send resume to: employment@clazyu.com


Ideal Candidate

We want men and women who are enthusiastic and genuinely friendly – Individuals who will go out of their way to make our guests feel like family. Our ideal candidate knows how to provide the type of service that will give our guests the best vacation of a lifetime!

Room and Board

Complimentary housing is available for employees on a first come, first served basis. Meals are provided free of charge as a benefit of employment.  Staff who choose to live in their own housing may still eat all meals at the ranch.

We have a variety of housing options both on and off the ranch. On-site housing at the ranch is mostly dormitory style. Off-site housing is 7 miles from the ranch in downtown Granby. We do not offer co-ed or family housing.To live in employee housing at the ranch, staff must be 18. To live off-site, staff must be over 21 with their own transportation. 

Private occupancy rooms are very limited. Most staff share a bedroom and/or bathroom with roommates.

Employee Perks

Seasonal staff may be eligible to receive an end-of-season bonus if they complete the season with no job performance issues or housing violations.

Employees are eligible to receive discounts on all spa services and receive 30% off in our boutique style gift shop.

Love horseback riding? We arrange periodic staff rides, free of charge to team members. There's no better way to see our 8,500 acre ranch than on horseback on our mountain trails.

Employees have access to our hiking trails, biking trails, swimming pool, fishing river and more. Spend an epic season in Colorado and have the time of your life in the great outdoors! Stay for our holiday season to ski Winter Park Resort and Granby Ranch!

Getting Here and Getting Around

We are located in Granby, Colorado near the popular towns of Grand Lake and Winter Park. We are in close proximity to the west entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park and about 30 minutes from Winter Park Resort.

Denver International Airport (DIA) is the closest major airport to the ranch. Ground transportation from Denver is provided by Home James Shuttle, Amtrak or Greyhound. We will be glad to pick up new staff at the shuttle stop or train station in Granby.


For Fun

The possibilities for outdoor adventure, both on and off the ranch, are endless! Grand County offers hiking, biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, skiing, snowboarding and more!

Activities at the ranch include horseback riding, fishing, zipline and ropes course, archery, swimming and nightly entertainment.

We also schedule fun field trips for our seasonal staff to places such as Rocky Mountain National Park, Winter Park, Denver and other local attractions.

How to Apply

Please apply online at:

Be sure to indicate your earliest date of arrival and latest date of departure. Applicant availability is very instrumental in our selection process. Candidates who can work the entire season are given hiring priority.

Please do not send inquiries through CoolWorks.

We will email or call qualified candidates to set up a phone interview.

C Lazy U Ranch is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Season: Summer, Fall, and Winter

Housing: Dorms, Motel Rooms, and Shared Room

Staff Size: We average 45 year-round staff and 135 team members in our peak Summer Season.

Age Requirement: Must be 18 to live in employee housing

Location: Colorado