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Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

2939 N County Rd 31 D
Loveland, Colorado 80538

130Largest Group
2Meeting Rooms
20-47Overnight Guests
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Authentic Western ranch in the Rocky Mountain foothills offers memorable Colorado meetings and events, just one hour from Denver, and 25 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. Lodge-style Colorado meeting rooms feature fireplaces, Wi-Fi, and scenic views. Casual lodging with antiques and Western flair. Sustainable ranch and Green Hotel Association member. Open year 'round, this beautiful Colorado venue on 3,200 acres can accommodate groups as large as 150 indoors and up to 1,800 outdoors. View below for more information on this incredible Colorado conference and event space or contact to get a quote above to book right away!
Plan Your Next Colorado Business Retreat at Sylvan Dale:


Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Denver - 70
Boulder - 50
Fort Collins - 20
Greeley - 30
Cheyenne, WY - 70 Estes Park, CO - US 34W - 23miles Rocky Mountain National Park - US 34W - 25 miles
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Denver International - DIA / 90
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Colorado Meeting / Retreat season is September 1 - May 30.
Room Type(s):
Cabins and guest houses
Bath Type(s):
Cabins - Private; Guest houses - Varies
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Business Center with printer, fax and color copier, high speed wireless internet and audio visual equipment.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Food & Beverage:
Hearty Western meals are served with pride. We proudly serve locally grown Colorado products and our own grass fed, all natural Heart-J Beef. Ask about specialty menus including Prime Rib, Campfire Trout or Carved Bison. Or consider a Chuck Wagon dinner under the stars or an afternoon picnic and horseride. Depending on the needs and size of your group, there are multiple options to consider: vegetarian and dietary restrictions are no problem and we're happy to customize menus to meet your group's needs.
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Special Rates and Packages:
Overnight rates start at $89 / night / per person. Custom meeting and retreat packages.
Rental Policies:
All food & beverage services provided on site. No outside catering.
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
The Heritage Our largest meeting room is styled like a lofty mountain lodge. It features a large stone fireplace, vaulted log ceiling trusses, and picture windows opening on the pond and garden area. A wooden porch, reception area and game room with ping-pong and billiards complete the setting. This poolside facility is beautifully suited for your group function, whether it's a business conference, celebration dinner, reunion or wedding. We look forward to sharing our Heritage with you!
Capacities: Breakout Rooms 1
Welcome Area Yes
Square Feet 1995
Handicapped Accessible Yes
Fireplace Yes
Wireless Internet: Unlimited
Telephone Jacks
Business Center Yes
Kitchen Access No
Food Service Yes



Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Wagon Wheel Lodge 13 25 Residence Halls Private yes
Cabins: Side-by-Side & Sweetheart 1-2 2-3 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Mama-J's House 4 3 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Tommy House 2 3 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
The Homestead 3 4 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Isabella Bird 3 4 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes


  • Country Catering at Sylvan Dale Ranch!
    Onsite Catering
    We understand the importance of wholesome, fresh food and limited time schedules, so at Sylvan Dale you can count on prompt, friendly service and quality meals. Our bountiful meals feature fresh vegetables and fruits, "from scratch" specialties, hot-out-of-the-oven home-baking and vegetarian selections. Most special diet needs can be accommodated with prior notification. Meals are served in a variety of locations, including the beautiful riverside Antique Dining Room, our three meeting rooms and at two outdoor picnic areas. Specialties include a family-style Fried Chicken Dinner, outdoor Steak Fry with Heart-J natural beef, "Thanksgiving" dinner, and our Mexican Buffet. Home-baked goodies are a delicious tradition, and some recipes are Tillie's own, used here for 60 years now! Many of our entrees include Heart-J Natural Beef, from our own herd of free-range steers raised without any steroids or hormones. We also sell our beef to our customers. For more information or to place an order, please see our Heart-J Beef page and contact us at 970-667-3915, extension 41, or e-mail . Alcoholic Beverage Service: We feature the best from Colorado wineries and breweries, along with other selections. Your own choice of wines, beers and liquors may also be ordered if you let us know in advance. Under state law, all wine, beer and bartending services must be arranged through the Ranch. You are not permitted to bring any alcoholic beverages into Ranch gathering areas.
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  • Round-up Room
    Seating Capacity: 36
    Breakfasts begin with our sumptuous buffets featuring fresh fruit, "from scratch" specialties, and hot-out-of-the-oven home baking. This is followed by a plate-of-the-day brought to your table, featuring some combination of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast, or omelets. Breakfasts are served in our Antique Dining Room, where food is plentiful and always home-made! Tillie's home-baked recipes are a delicious tradition.


Team Building Activities

Sylvan Dale has long been a favorite destination for groups to come and experience team-building fun … and adventure!

Learn how to work together to move cattle through obstacle courses or cheer on your team-mates through one of our games on horseback. Further your team’s skills through our specialized join-up horse programs, or explore personal-growth programs and customized team development with our professional facilitation personnel and partners.

We'll introduce your group to trophy trout fishing, lead you on a trail ride, scale our cliffs or try your skill at trap shooting. Challenge your team to a game of tennis or horse-shoes, stretch the boundaries with activities on horseback and overnight pack trips.

Wind down from the day with a swim in our heated pool, order up a massage, relax beside the river, or sit by a campfire with S'mores.

Activities are optional...let us know what interests you we'll create a customized package to suit your needs and budget.  There’s no end to the options you can enjoy at Sylvan Dale!

Partner up with our registered Quarter Horses for unique team-development activities: 

High Stakes Poker Ride

Three teams of 3 to 5 riders each. Name your team. Plan your strategy. Then, head out with clues in hand to find 5 different stations on the Ranch. Each location has a specified number of playing cards. Pick your card and ride to the next station. Once you have picked up a card at the last station, return to the barn. The group with the best poker hand wins! Try your hand with this unique team-building activity where fun is no gamble! (Basic riding skills required.) Approximately (2 hours) includes horse orientation.

Catch & Tack

An arena activity that builds confidence and requires focused team work. With halter in hand approach and halter a horse in an open arena. Tie, groom, and tack following the example of a brief demonstration. Attention, memory, and joint effort will be the key to getting the job done. Calm confidence will assure success! (No riding is involved in this activity)

Team Penning

Teams of 2 riders, total 6–8 people. The object is to cut a steer out from the rest of the herd and move into a designated enclosure. This sounds easier than it is. A little cow and horse psychology will help your score. Each team will have three to four rounds to see if they can improve their strategy and their time. Energizing, purposeful, and fun! (best success with intermediate to advanced riders) Approximately 2 hours, includes horse orientation.

Rock Climbing:
Bring a new perspective to climbing the company ladder! We provide certified instructors and all the gear. Grab your group and come experience the thrill of Sylvan Dale’s custom rock climbing course. A rising challenge for both beginners and experienced climbers that’s certain to lift spirits and elevate attitudes!

Focus – it’s a critical element for any team’s success. Trapshooting will test skills and improve marksmanship while providing a perfect analogy for the importance of staying on target. A guaranteed good time is in sight with this sure-fire activity!

White Water Rafting:
White water rafting is offered to our guests through our partner whitewater services provider. You will experience your white water adventure on the Lower Cache la Poudre River, Colorado's only National Wild & Scenic River. Your rafting trip will take you approximately 4.5 miles down river, over primarily Class II and Class III rapids (water flows vary, but the trip is considered intermediate to advanced intermediate in difficulty). Seasonal availability. Please ask your coordinator for more information.

"Hay" rides:
Bring your group for a relaxing and non-complicated horse-drawn wagon ride through our valley. Learn some history along the way. Finish off with a campfire and S'mores. Hayrides just seem to provide an ideal environment that encourages casual communication and infectious, good-hearted story-telling.

Fly Fishing:
Sylvan Dale's world renowned fishing draws folks from all over, to our waters! Both fly fishing and pond bait fishing are available. We offer catch and release fishing in the Big Valley Ponds which are home to rainbows, Donaldson steelhead, and browns. Trout range from 15 to 30 inches (up to 12 pounds). Catch and keep fishing is available on the Rainbow Lake. Relax and enjoy the beauty of our waters, or we will help you design a more competitive experience. Our experienced guides and personnel will add to your fishing experience. Take back some great fish-tales!

Some of life’s best conversations take place around the campfire. With several nice fire-pits located around the Ranch you’re sure to find one to fan the flames of fun! Enhance your groups enjoyment with a hot beverage and S’mores.



Free High-Speed Wireless: High-speed Internet access (cable and wireless) is available in the SDR Office, Heritage and Red Ridge meeting rooms.

Communication Services: Wireless internet access and public phones are conveniently located in the main lodges. Verizon cell service is available in the Heritage. Other cell phone service is limited. By popular demand, there are no phones or TVs in the rooms.

Business Center: Business Center includes computer, printer, fax and color copier. Telephones in Heritage, Red Ridge and Wagon Wheel buildings. Audio-visual equipment available for a modest fee. High-speed Internet access (cable and wireless) available in Office, Heritage and Red Ridge meeting rooms.

Area Attractions

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is Colorado's largest professional dinner theater! From our Broadway-sized proscenium stage to our plush 350-seat auditorium, you will find exceptional dining and exceptional theater within comfortable driving distance of Denver, Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins, Cheyenne and their surround communities. Located in the vibrant and growing Northern Colorado Corridor we are only minutes away from upscale shopping, hotels, and the gateway to the heart of the Rocky Mountains. (

Benson Sculpture Garden Located at 2908 Aspen Drive in Loveland, Colorado, Benson Sculpture Garden has provided a beautiful and unique outdoor setting for showcasing sculpture since 1985. It is here that the Loveland High Plains Arts Council hosts its renowned Sculpture in the Park event each summer. Currently, there are 130 pieces of sculpture on permanent display.

The Rialto Theater The Rialto Theater’s history begins in 1919, when Loveland contractor, A. Danielson, began construction on the new $100,000 theater to be located on downtown Loveland’s main street. Noted Colorado architect, Robert K. Fuller, had been hired by local bank president, William C. Vorreiter to design the theater. The Historic Rialto Theater is located in the heart of downtown Loveland, Colorado. Just 10 miles into town.

Mariana Butte Golf Course Just 7 miles from Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, this 18-hole course measures 6,600 yards featuring soaring elevated trees, panoramic views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range and challenging holes bordering the turbulent Big Thompson River.

Historic Town of Estes Park World famous Estes Park is just a short 30 minute drive West of Sylvan Dale Ranch up Highway 34. Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park and historic Trail Ridge Road, Estes Park is a delight not to be missed.

Trail Ridge Road Trail Ridge Road provides spectacular view of the majestic scenery of Rocky Mountain National Park. It is the highest continuous motorway in the United States, with more than eight miles lying above 11,000' and a maximum elevation of 12,183'. The name "Trail Ridge Road" derives from it proximity to historic pathways used by native peoples to cross the Rocky Mountains. Trail Ridge Road opened in July 1932, providing motorists with access to impressive, views, memorable wildlife viewing opportunities and spectacular high mountain Terrain.

The Outlets at Loveland Dozens of great shops for shoes, clothing, kitchenware, audio/video and more, offering discount pricing and specials.


  • "A great way to connect: I visited Sylvan Dale with co workers, we had the place to ourselves and just really had an incredible stay. The staff is friendly, the food was great and I loved that it is a Green (eco-friendly) Resort. This is a great place for a corporate retreat, a place to get away from TV, Laptops and Blackberrys for a week or so. How nice to be able connect with nature and fellow coworkers around the country. Instead of retreating to a bar or our rooms for TV, we hung out int he bunkhouse or around the fire. It was great. I am thinking about bringing my family back for a weekend trip.
    Guest Testimonial

  • “Southern hospitality met with Western values made Sylvan Dale an excellent venue for our corporate retreat. The setting of the river combined with the meeting space was just what our team needed to break away from our traditional thinking. Our management team was able to connect at a personal level at the riverside campfire at night. We will definitely be back.”

    Keri King, CEO, Triple Crown Sports

    Keri King, CEO ? Triple Crown Sports


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