Wow. Definitely a unique wedding location! Our friends just got married here and 89 of their closest friends and family were able to join them at the beautiful Peaceful Valley Ranch. (Not all stayed the night, maybe half did). My first impression of the ranch was that it was much more 'dude ranchy' than I imagined. Young wranglers riding around on horseback, the community dining area, the petting zoo complete with donkey...it all added to the beautiful scenery of the valley in the Rockies and was all very cool. We stayed in the lodge in a tiny room, with a private bath. I think the prices are somewhat steep for the run down lodge (>100/night, should be more like $65-70), but it was convenient. I entered one of the cabins, and the hot tub in each is definitely a nice amenity, but those are even more expensive per night. They are definitely working the wedding destination angle, although there was a family reunion and multiple independent "dude families" visiting the same weekend. Having the pool and hot tub open 24hrs/day is awesome for us young folks who like to stay up late once in a while. :) I found the food pretty good, and all buffet style, except the wedding dinner, which was delicious (bacon wrapped filet mignon). They do offer gluten free and dairy free options at each meal, but you have to remind/ask each time to know what is safe. I enjoyed walking and hiking on the trails around the ranch, and I'm sure the valley was more peaceful before the road was paved so nicely, but we did see a bunch of cool old and sports cars drive through. The chapel is amazing and must be at least seen. Our friends had their ceremony at the top of the mountain, and the reception in the lodge. Great time, and all of the staff is very friendly, helpful, and always smiling! Maybe next time I'll go horseback riding...
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- Peaceful Valley Ranch Hotel Lyons