DETAILS FOR YOUR GLAMPING 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.
Trash companies do not travel here, so we need your help cutting down on trash!
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]
INCLUDED IN YOUR GLAMPING TENT
Your Glamping Tent 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!
Each Glamping Tent receives 1 bundles of wood free of charge to use in the fire pits.
We have additional firewood for sale in our store, or you are welcome to bring your own pre-bundled/chopped firewood.
The beds are fully dressed however we recommend bringing any extra bedding you may want
for warmth or comfort. 2 Cots + bedding are provided for each Tent.
A brand new bathhouse is located in Tipi Village with flushing toilets and showers.
Each Glamping tent is provided with 2 towels.
If you need extra towels or supplies for your stay, please let us know!
What to bringFOODWATERCLOTHINGOTHER ITEMS
What NOT to bring!
Good to knowDogs
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. 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
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 a “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.
Most GPS will bring you right to our gates, but just in case, here are typed directions:
Drive through Granby on Highway 40, just past Granby you will take a right onto Highway 34 towards Grand Lake. Drive Highway 34 for about 5 miles and you will see signs for Arapaho Bay and County Road 6. Take a right onto County Road 6 which will wind along Lake Granby for about 9 miles. Lake Granby should be on your left the entire time. At about 9 miles you will cross a bridge over the river, and our property begins on the right. The 3rd gate on your right with a wooden Arapaho Valley Ranch sign, is the main gate into Arapaho Valley Ranch. Please drive very slowly once you are inside our gates and always stop and park to check in!