DETAILS FOR YOUR Camping STAY
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.
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]
What to bringFOODWATERCLOTHINGOTHER ITEMS
What NOT to bring!
Good to knowDogs
Dogs are welcome at Arapaho Valley Ranch for camping only. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed in the Lodge, Tipis, or Glamping Tents. We count on dog owners to prevent their dog from making excessive noise and being disruptive or aggressive to other guests.
If your dog is deemed dangerous, harmful or disruptive, Arapaho Valley Ranch has sole discretion to require you to find other accommodations or call animal control if necessary.
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 is the only dog allowed off a leash and in
the buildings, as its his turf 😉
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. Guests must understand that there may be fire bans in place during your stay – this is regulated by the county and we follow all county guidelines. If there is a fire ban in place during your stay we will let you know when you arrive and we have signs placed throughout the ranch notifying guests of these bans. Here is a helpful link if you would like to check on fire bans before you visit:
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 know!
ABSOLUTELY NO FIREWORKS EVER!
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!!
Arapaho Valley Ranch does not have WIFI. We recommend completely unplugging for your stay to fully enjoy your surroundings and the people you’re here with. Cell service is minimal. The best service by far seems to be Verizon.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
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.