Experience the Colorado Rocky Mountains at a luxury dude ranch!
C Lazy U is one of the few remaining places where you can experience the traditions of the American West from the moment you arrive. At the core of our mission is providing a place where families can gather together on their Colorado family vacations in a spirit of adventure and camaraderie, far from the stresses of daily life.
C Lazy U Ranch is located in Granby, Colorado, near the West entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and 25 miles from Winter Park Ski Resort.
About C Lazy U 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 blue skies and clean air.
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 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 friendly individuals who will help us to exceed the expectations of our guests.
C Lazy U is a year-round resort with varying busy seasons throughout the year.
We have job openings come available for our summer season!
The ideal summer seasonal candidate will be available to begin working mid to late May and are available through late August.
To be considered, apply online today! Positions will fill FAST!
The Employee Experience
If you crave adventure, enjoy meeting like-minded adventurous people and love making new friends, then working a season at C Lazy U Ranch will be an epic, unforgettable experience! Our special culture is the reason why so many of our seasonal employees return season after season. Most of our year-round team members started out as seasonal employees. They came for what they thought would just be a fun season and they stayed for the outdoor recreation, the mesmerizing views and the co-workers who became family. It's hard not to fall in love with the C Lazy U Ranch experience! Follow #CLazyULife on Instagram to see ranch life through the eyes of our staff.
We look for service-oriented professionals who are enthusiastic and genuinely friendly – Individuals who will go out of their way to make our guests feel like family. Our ideal candidate truly understands the concept of providing exceptional service. Successful team members are those who strive to give our guests the vacation experience of a lifetime!
Room and Board
All Meals and snacks are provided free of charge to all employees as a benefit of employment!
The housing fee is $125 max per month ($62.50 per biweekly pay period).
We have a variety of housing options both on-site and off-site. 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 have co-ed housing for couples and we are not able to accommodate families in housing.
While we do love our 4-legged friends, pets are prohibited in housing.
To live in on-site employee housing at the ranch, team members must be 18 years or older. To live in off-site employee housing, team members must be 21 years or older with their own transportation.
Private occupancy rooms are very limited. Most tenants share a bedroom and/or bathroom with roommates.
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!
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!
Getting Here and Getting Around
Denver International Airport (DIA) is the closest major airport to the ranch. Ground transportation from Denver to Granby is provided by Home James Shuttle, Amtrak Train or the Greyhound Bus. We will be glad to pick up incoming staff at the shuttle stop, bus stop or train station in Granby. Employees are also welcome to drive out to the ranch.
The possibilities for outdoor adventure, both on and off the ranch, are endless! Grand County offers hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, skiing, snowboarding and more!
Some of our employees' favorite activities at the ranch include horseback riding, fishing, swimming, ice hockey and tennis.
We also schedule fun staff field trips in the summer to places such as Rocky Mountain National Park, Winter Park, Grand Lake, Denver and local tourist attractions.
- Maintenance Positions
- Ranch Hands
- Spa Coordinator
- Store Clerk
- Pool Attendant
- Kids' Counselors with Horseback Riding Experience
- Fly Fishing Guide
Immediate Opening! In order to be considered for immediate Winter/Spring season openings, candidates must be available to start in January. This position has the potential to extend into our Summer Season (May-October).
Basic Maintenance experience (on the job or maintenance education) is required. Beginning of April/May - Mid October
Immediate Opening! Mechanical experience required
Year Round Position with Benefits
Ø Must demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and possess excellent telephone etiquette.
Ø Ability to overcome objections, offer alternatives and close the sale.
Ø Internally motivated: works well and achieves results with little or no supervision.
Ø Manages stress, maintains focus and positive attitude amidst change or under pressure.
Ø Works well in a team environment.
Ø Minimum 2 years’ experience with Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office Products, and Internet. Experience with Opera a plus.
Summer Season (Mid-May to Mid-August)
How to Apply
Please apply online using the following link:
Candidates who can work the entire season are given hiring priority. Be sure to indicate your earliest date of arrival and the latest date that you would be available to work on your application. Applicant availability is very instrumental in our selection process.
Please do not send inquiries through CoolWorks. While we do appreciate resumes, we require all applicants to fill out an application to be considered.
We will email or call qualified candidates to set up a phone interview.
C Lazy U Ranch is an Equal Opportunity Employer.