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We are so excited to have you stay with us this summer
and we want to make sure you are as prepared as possible for your stay!

Arapaho Valley Ranch is an OFF GRID guest ranch.
We do not have access to regular public works resources like electricity, water, sewer, trash, and internet.
Our generator runs all of our electricity and makes our water flow
We have septic tanks rather than a public water and sewer system.
Trash companies do not travel here, so we need your help reducing the amount of trash you generate!
Understanding how precious these resources are is vital to enjoying your stay with us.
We hope you will have the same respect for these resources as we do and are happy to answer any questions you might have about our rules and regulations!

Please read through the information below and contact us with any questions via

email : [email protected]

  • Please stop and check in at our Lodge when you arrive.
  • You can park right in front of the lodge or across the road from the Lodge.
  • It’s the first building on the right once you enter the gates.
  • Be prepared to fill out our check-in form and sign our waiver.
  • Once you have checked in we will show you to your Cabin and show you where you can park your car (usually right next to your cabin!)
  • Please make sure all items provided for your stay are in your cabin before you check out!
  • Don’t forget anything as it’s a super long drive back down that road!!!
  • If you need a late checkout, just ask – sometimes we don’t have our next guests until later.
  • Trash is a valuable resource all the way out here in the middle of the Rocky Mountains!
  • We need your help to reduce the amount of trash you generate during your stay.
  • We also need your help to keep it safe while you are here so that wildlife is not attracted to your cabin.
  • The cabin is provided with one trash bag, additional bags can be brought from home or purchased in our store.
  • You can burn leftover food items in our fire pits to help cut down on trash and stink.
  • Cans are lighter and easier to manage than glass and if you can discard packaging before you arrive, it will greatly reduce the amount of trash you generate.
  • We allow you to have personal music in your Cabin.
  • We are in the forest and there are camping neighbors and cabins in the surrounding areas that we do not own. Music travels easily down the valley.
  • As long as the music is not amplified, is kept at a reasonable level and you are respecting the neighbors around you, it is ok with us! All outdoor music must end by 10 pm, and Arapaho Valley Ranch reserves the right to limit volume levels accordingly.


Your Cabin will contain almost everything you need to
cook and eat your food. Please keep track of these things during your stay and make sure they find their way back before you check out!

  • 4 Plates
  • 4 Bowls
  • 4 Mugs
  • Utensil pack with 4 forks, spoons, knives
  • Cutting Board
  • Cutting Knife
  • Grilling Fork
  • Grilling Spatula
  • Grilling Fork
  • Grilling Spoon
  • Grill Glove
  • Cast Iron Pan
  • 2 towels
  • Mini Fridge

If you would like to enjoy our firepit at the Lodge, we have
firewood for sale in our store, or you are welcome to bring your own
pre-bundled/chopped firewood.
The Cabin also has its own outdoor grill with propane included.

Our Fire Pits can also be used if you want to grill, roast marshmallows, warm your hands while stargazing, etc.

Our Fire pits are also good for burning old food that is not used to cut down on trash.

The beds are fully dressed however we recommend bringing any extra bedding you may want for warmth or comfort.
Please let us know if you need extra bedding.

A brand new bathhouse is located in Tipi Village with flushing toilets and showers. Each Cabin is provided with 2 towels.
If you need extra towels or supplies for your stay, please let us know!

What to bring

  • Bring all the food you need for your stay! Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner!
  • We have a small country store in the Lodge for ice, snacks, sodas, and candy – but no restaurant! The closest grocery store is about 30 minutes away in Granby and it’s a perfect place to load up before you visit!
  • Our Fire Pits are perfect for grilling meats and vegetables or any other types of food that are grilled.
  • The mini fridge in the cabin is small, but cute – you may need to bring an extra cooler for your food and beverages.
  • The Cabin comes with a BBQ propane grill outside that you can use to cook your food and you can also use our Lodge fire pit for any cooking or roasting marshmallows.
  • We have fresh spring water on our land and access to a spigot for filling up jugs during your stay – it’s delicious!!
  • We recommend that you come prepared for all types of weather. The Rocky Mountains can be unpredictable at times and while our usual is about 80’s and sunny with afternoon showers here and there, things can change quickly and it’s important to be prepared!
  • You should be prepared for afternoon showers or possibly an entire day of rain (its rare, but it does happen!)
  • Bathing suits if you are brave enough to take a swim in the icy cold Colorado waters!
  • Hats, sun protection – we are at 9,000 feet up here, so the sun is much more powerful than normal, sunburns happen much more quickly.
  • Shoes – depending on what you get into up here, you may want hiking boots and/or waterproof shoes.
  • Sunscreen/Bug Spray
  • Bikes, paddle boards, fishing poles, and bait.
  • Games, Balls, etc

What NOT to bring!

  • Guns
  • Fireworks
  • Dirt Bikes or ATV (not allowed to be driven anywhere on our property)
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Amplified Speakers

Good to know


Dogs are not allowed in the Lodge, Tipis, Glamping Tents, or Cabins.

We will provide referrals to local doggie care services if needed. Our Ranch Dog Roosevelt lives here with us and will likely greet you at the Lodge when you arrive, he is super friendly and he runs the place, so he will check in with you during your stay to make sure you are comfortable!


Arapaho Valley Ranch is BYOB for our Glamping guests. Our historic Lodge contains the famous Red Dog Saloon, which is Colorado’s Smallest Bar!!!

This is a legally operating licensed bar serving beer and liquor. We would love your support during your stay, but you are welcome to bring your own alcohol as well. Cans are easier than glass since you are in charge of your own trash while you are with us, so cans are easier to crunch for more space 😉

Our Liquor License involves the entire Lodge when our bar is open, so this means you cannot bring your own alcohol anywhere in the Lodge during open bar hours (usually early afternoon until 2am at the very latest).


Arapaho Valley Ranch is located a good distance from local Fire Services. With our close proximity to the National Forest, our property and guests are at a greater risk for a disaster like a fire. Fires are only allowed in Arapaho Valley Ranch designated fire pits. Please let us assist you the first time
you set a fire at the Lodge Fire Pit or in Tipi Village. We can get one going quick and show you how to safely start a new one. Arapaho Valley Ranch provides firewood, and you can purchase more in our country store or bring your own pre-bundled from home. If you need help with a fire, just let us

Our Store

We have a small store located in the Lodge. We sell ICE, snacks, candy, and various camping items guests might forget. If you get here and need something else, just ask us – we can help you with almost anything!!

WIFI/Cell Service

Arapaho Valley Ranch does have WIFI, however it is almost as slow as dial-up, so things like streaming music or watching videos over the internet is painfully slow.

We recommend completely unplugging for your stay to fully enjoy your surroundings and the people you’re here with, but if you absolutely must connect for communication purposes, we can help you do that.

Cell service is minimal. The best service by far seems to be Verizon.


  • Arapaho Valley Ranch is surrounded by Rivers, Lakes and Streams. All children under 12 years old are to be accompanied by adults at all times. We are not responsible for any accidental injuries/drownings/death associated with water exposure. Please be careful.
  • Parking is provided for all guests. Please do not park anywhere but the designated parking areas.
  • We are surrounded by thousands of acres of the Indian Peaks Wilderness. There are trails that
    wind in and out of the ranch areas. Always let someone know where you are going, especially children. Hiking and adventuring around the Ranch and outside the premises are at your own risk.
  • Arapaho Valley Ranch is an off-grid resort, which means that we generate our own electricity, have our own water, and are not hooked into local utilities. Occasionally electricity and water may not be operational due to routine maintenance and repair when necessary. Bringing extra water and flashlights is recommended.
  • NO SMOKING in any buildings/tents/tipis or structures at Arapaho Valley Ranch. Cigarette waste
    should be disposed of properly and considerately in a safe manner. Fire Pits, Personal Trash Cans and Personal Ashtrays are the only places to dispose of cigarettes. We reserve the right to fine CLIENT(S) for excessive cigarette waste that occurs throughout the wedding / event weekend.
  • Water: We have our own fishing pond stocked with trout. It is for children <16yrs of age. We ask that you limit fishing to two fish caught per child. You are responsible for cleaning your own fish. Please do not clean fish in our Lodge bathrooms or our shower house. There is no license required to fish in our private pond. The South Fork of the Colorado River runs alongside our property and there is over a mile of private access for fishing. A fishing license is required for the Colorado River and can be obtained through the state of Colorado website. Swimming, canoeing, paddle boarding and other water activities at our pond and in the river are at your own risk. Children under 12yrs
    of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.

Getting to Arapaho Valley Ranch

We are 9 miles down County Road 6, it is a well-maintained dirt road that winds along Lake Granby. Please use caution driving on this road. There are significant drop offs without guard-rails.

The best speed to drive on this road is 25 mph and the scenery is gorgeous. Drivers taking pictures and sightseeing should pull over safely to do this. We do not recommend driving this road at night, but if it is necessary, slower speeds are recommended. At the beginning of this road you will see signs that discuss purchasing a pass to drive and park on this road. You do not need to
purchase this pass to drive to our property, unless you want to drive up to Monarch Lake and park there, or park near Lake Granby to fish. Making “quick” run to the store is a pretty long adventure.

We recommend coming prepared with what you need before you get here, but of course we forget things sometimes, so if you need anything, just ask –we are usually in and out of town regularly and are much more used to the long dirt road than most.

Arapaho Valley Ranch is located 45 minutes from the nearest emergency and Fire departments. Granby is 17 miles away, and contains the nearest grocery store. Grand Lake is 20 miles away. If any of your guests have medical problems, special needs, etc., please plan accordingly.

Here is a link to the contact page of our website. We recommend following these directions rather than trusting GPS. Following the instructions here will get you right to out gate.

Arapaho Valley Ranch reserves the right to request any person or group of people acting unruly and contrary to regulations to leave the premises. This includes but not limited to over-intoxication, underage drinking, illegal drugs, irresponsible behavior, damage to the premise, buildings, etc.

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