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“The Best Vacation We Have Ever Had.”
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Drowsy Water Ranch
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Granby
Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
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“The Best Vacation We Have Ever Had.”
Reviewed 3 October 2009

My husband and I went to Drowsy Water Ranch for Adults Only Week in August 2009. This was our first experience at a Dude Ranch. I have significant riding experience, but my husband had none. This vacation was the most beautiful adventure of our lives. We have been on vacations all over the world, from Hawaii to Europe to the Carribean, so who knew that right here in the continental US we would find the best vacation! The Foscha family is the main reason that the vacation was so spectacular - they are real live cowboys and cowgirls that work from sun up to sun down to provide every guest with the absolute best experience ever. The cabins were authentic and spacious, the homemade cooking was absolutely divine and plentiful, the horses were well trained and spunky no matter what your riding experience (you are specifically paired with the right horse for the entire stay), and the activities were varied and exciting (must do's are the breakfast ride on mountain top, cattle penning, campfire songs around the fire with s'mores). We are already planning a return trip once our two children are a few years older so that they can take advantage of the kids programs. These memories will last us a lifetime - thank you Foscha Family!!!!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Murphy, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 October 2009

For a week my wife and I got to play Cowboy and Cowgirl at the Drowsy Water Ranch. We rode horses, penned cattle, went hiking, ate 3 great meals a day, stayed in a clean cabin, roasted marshmallows, sang cowboy songs, square danced and generally enjoyed the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the hospitality of the Foshas and their staff. The horses, of course, are the big draw and the DWR horses are well groomed, well trained and well mannered. Their wranglers are the best, ready to help a city slicker whenever needed. Our group had everything from novice (me) to expert riders and everyone had a great time.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Florida
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Reviewed 29 September 2009

This family ranch was the best! My husband, son and I stayed for a week and had the best vacation ever. We rode horses every day, went on hikes, went white water rafting on the Colorado River, played games, and met some wonderful families from different places in the USA. The owners are hands on and participate in everything from cooking to hitting the trails. Our son who is almost 12 has already asked if we can go back again. He said it was the best vacation he every had. Thanks to the Foshas and the Drowsy Water staff, I am sure that will happen.
Ron, Debbie and Taylor D'Agostino

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VIRGINIA
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Reviewed 26 September 2009

This is the 3rd year we've taken the kids and grandkids to Drowsy Water...we have all ages from 4 to 67 and everyone has a great time.. We love our cabins,one overlooks a pond the other a stream...it's laid back and family oriented...the kids talk about their horses all year...can't wait to returning...

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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Reviewed 28 August 2009

The Fosha family could not be more welcoming to their Colorado ranch. The staff and wranglers were excellent and all went above and beyond to be sure their guests had the best experience. We stayed in a wonderful cabin that sat next to the Drowsy Water Creek. It was great to listen to the babbling of the water with the windows open during the night. The ranch has everything (and more!) to keep you as busy as you care to be. There is always cold ice tea and lemonade in the kitchen and an activity to participate in. We enjoyed volleyball and horseshoes when we weren't out on a trail ride, but there are also hiking and mountain bikes available plus a pool and a whirlpool for saddle-sore adults. The food was great and there was always plenty! The evening activities are all family orientated and a blast. Once the evening activities wrap up, everyone is ready for a good nights sleep! There is something for all ages at Drowsy Water Ranch.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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atlanta
1 review
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Reviewed 22 August 2009

My family chose DWR after an exhaustive search of dude ranches in Colorado. It turned out to be a perfect choice. It's not fancy or elegant, but it was comfortable and charming and one of the most genuinely welcoming places we've ever been. The Fosha family runs the ranch and made us all feel welcome and appreciated. The horses were well trained and the wranglers were professional, yet friendly and approachable. Because you choose what type of ride you participate in each day, you're always at a level that if enjoyable for each individual rider. There were constant activities for the kids, things planned each evening, and we'll probably return again. Our 9-year old cried all the way to the airport!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Erftstadt
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Reviewed 21 August 2009

be it with young kids or teenagers, be it with your parents/in-laws and brother and/or sister, be it with friends or just yourself with or without partner: this is the perfect place to forget about your life at home, just to be at this wonderful place in the rockies, enjoy the beauty of it all by riding on well-kept and good-tempered horses or whatever you choose to do.....the hosts and the staff are taking care of everything in a wonderful way so that the only "decisions" you have to take are what to wear and what to do.....it's the third time we were at Drowsy Water Ranch and we will try to come again every summer, even though it's a long way from good old Germany!

Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Drowsy Water Ranch
Address: County Road 219, PO Box 147, Granby, CO 80446
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Region: United States > Colorado > Grand County > Granby
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Granby
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our dude ranch is totally committed to bringing guests into the beautiful Colorado Mountains in a friendly, clean authentic western ranch environment for families, singles and couples. We take extreme pride in our programs and genuine hospitality!! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Drowsy Water Ranch Hotel Granby
Drowsy Water Hotel
Drowsy Water Resort All Inclusive
Drowsy Water Ranch Colorado/Granby

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