Drowsy Water Ranch



Owned by the Fosha family for over 40 years this famous, historic ranch borders the backcountry and offers outstanding riding with panoramic views. Horse program for beginners to advanced riders with instruction, loping or walking rides available on our own horses. Outstanding children’s programs for infants up to teens. Nightly fun family entertainment. Meals to tempt your taste buds, good old ranch cooking to semi-gourmet. Quality accommodations for different sizes of groups. Early and late season discounts available.




  • Address 1454 County Road 219 Granby, CO 80446
  • Phone 800 845-2292
  • E-mail dra@drowsywater.com
  • Category Colorado, x-Children's Programs, x-Hiking, x-Mountain Biking, x-Rafting
  • Location Colorado, United States
  • Tags cabins, Child Care, Children's Programs, Hay Rides, Hiking, Horseback Instruction, Horseback riding, lodge, massages, Mountain Biking, Riding All-Levels, Square Dancing, Swimming, Trail Rides, Whitewater Rafting


Drowsy Water Ranch
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Drowsy Water Ranch
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  • Email: rick@pacificleisure.com
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Ranch Type / Accomodations :
•Guest Ranch •Lodge •Cabins
Western Experiences & Actvities:
•Cattle Drives •Hay Rides •Horseback Instruction •Horseback Riding •Trail Rides •Children’s Programs •Hiking •Mountain Biking •Swimming •Whitewater Rafting
Ranch Amenities:
•Child Care •Hot Tub •Massages
Riding Skill Levels:
•Beginner •Intermediate •Experienced •All-Levels
Operating Months:
•May •June •July •August •September

Your owners-hosts Ken, Randy Sue, Justin Gretta and Ryan Fosha invite you to their dude ranch and home to enjoy the western vacation of your dreams.

For over 70 years this 600 acre ranch, nestled in its own private mountain valley, has provided folks from around the world with authentic western vacations. Under the same ownership/management since 1977, the Fosha’s Drowsy Water Ranch has developed a reputation for quality Dude Ranch vacations. All of our outstanding programs and entertaining activities are why Drowsy Water Ranch was selected as a “10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the World” by Parents Magazine and TripAdvisor.

We invite you to browse through our Web site and see the many things that make up a Drowsy Water Dude Ranch in Colorado vacation. After looking through our site, we would really like to speak to you personally about our ranch, answer any questions and give you our availability. Enjoy!


From the moment you arrive we promise nothing less than real down-home hospitality amidst unforgettable mountain scenery. Most of all, you’ll enjoy a sense of total relaxation and freedom from stress. A real ranch!

Our spread lies nestled in aspen trees on both sides of Drowsy Water Creek and is everything you’d expect a ranch to be. Barns, stables, corrals, log cabins, ponds — plenty of places where kids and adults love to explore. Everything at the ranch is within walking distance. Guest cabins, the Lodge, children’s playground, the fishing pond, swimming pool and games area are all within a stone’s throw.

The Main Lodge is the daily gathering place for parents and youngsters alike. The door is always open and the coffee pot is always filled and fresh. A warm and friendly spot to kick-back and enjoy playing cards, browsing in the library or just visiting with new friends.


Your Family Dude Ranch Vacation – The Ranch has programs for children from infants to teenagers with plenty of activities for parents and grandparents alike. Singles and couples are welcomed also. We have a complete program of horseback riding, swimming, horseshoes, steak fryes, trout fishing, western dancing, jeep trips, song fests, campfires, hayrides, carnival, pack trips, staff entertainment, gymkhana rodeos, raft trips, children’s programs, nearby golf, hunting and much more — but it is your vacation so you may take part in whatever you like.


Our Rangerider program, for kids 6 thru 13, is built around an instruction based horseback riding program where they practice skills in our arena before setting out to the backcountry on their morning and afternoon trail rides. These young rider’s workup to loping and all day rides as their abilities improve. Before and after the rides our counselors have other group activities to do such as an obstacle course, horse brushing, swimming, hiking, lassoing a steer head, and other group activities.

Our Buckaroo program for the little kids ages 5 and under is the perfect way for parents to be able to enjoy their vacations. These young children are taken care of and entertained by our counselors, while the parents are taking part in the ranch activities. Their activities include horseback rides around the ranch, games, crafts, and picnic hikes. The counselors can take care of any individual needs like naps, baby feeding, etc. Since our ranch is heavily family oriented, families eat meals together, parents can partake in any of the children’s programs and riding, and our evening entertainment is also family oriented.


At Drowsy Water Guest Ranch we have a very special relationship with our 95 or more horses. We’ve bred, raised and trained them to provide guests with the finest of riding opportunities.

Our Horse Program is outstanding and geared to every riding ability and age group. Horses are selected to match your own riding skills. Daily instruction, both in the arena and on the trail help to improve everyone’s proficiency. Advanced riders have many opportunities to explore and blaze trails while handling their horses from leisurely walks to smooth lopes and gallops.


The people here at Drowsy Water Ranch help make the experience what it is.

Our staff has been hand-picked for their friendliness, personality, talent and a sincere desire to please. They participate in all activities and create much of our entertainment.

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