With over 25 years of experience, Chef Eddie Allen will keep you anxiously anticipating the next great meal. His signature cowboy cuisine definitely compliments the "Western Experience" you'll find at the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch. You'll be able to taste his devotion to the "lost art" of making his own stocks and baking his own breads early every morning.
Using only the freshest ingredients, Chef Eddie and his staff work tirelessly on behalf of our guests to prepare delicious and hearty meals every day as part of your all-inclusive dude ranch vacation. Diverse meals are served three times daily and are accompanied with delights such as homemade breads, pastries, and desserts. While you'll get to choose your own pace on the ranch—your taste buds will be in overdrive! You'll love starting and ending your day with friends and great food as you plan and recap the day's adventures.
You'll wake in the morning to the cool Colorado air, sunny skies, and a sense of relaxation you haven't felt in a long time. Sip a warm mug of coffee on your private porch or along the banks of the river before strolling over to the historic lodge where a warm breakfast of cowboy cuisine awaits you. There you'll be greeted by our friendly staff and met by the welcoming aroma of wholesome cooking. Get started with some of our homemade sweet breads, a warm bowl of oatmeal, yogurt, bagel or fresh fruits over by our make-your-own waffle station, or sit down and order from our full breakfast menu with its French toast and pancakes, eggs made to your liking, bacon, sausage and much more. You’ll love our daily specials including corned-beef hash, biscuits and gravy, breakfast quesadillas, chicken-fried steak and Cheri’s famous flying blueberry pancakes to name a few. Join us Wednesday on our scenic Breakfast Ride for an authentic cowboy meal cooked over the fire along the river's edge! Our hearty breakfasts will prepare you for a lively day on our Colorado Guest Ranch.
After your morning on your horse, you’ll join us back at the dude ranch's screened-in river porch overlooking the Colorado River to refuel for the rest of your day. Our substantial buffet lunches have something for everyone and we invite you to try it all. Each day Chef Eddie will surprise you with his ever-changing menu. Western bar-be-cue, Mexican fare, homemade soups and soft breads are just a small sampling of the home-style cowboy cuisine offered. There’s always a sandwich station available for the kids and every lunch is accompanied by a complete salad bar. You won’t want to forget about our homemade breads, pastries, and desserts—so try and save some room!
Come evening, you’ll be ready to wind down from the day’s adventures and relax with family and new friends over a dinner. It all begins Sunday with our Orientation Dinner in Bar Lazy J’s historic lodge. Meet your hosts, other guests and staff, and learn what your week at the ranch entails while you enjoy the fire and your first savory meal here with us. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday are real western cookouts serving up rustic cowboy cuisine on our screened porch overlooking the Colorado River. The rest of the evenings, you’ll enjoy delicious plated meals back in our lodge, including Friday Night’s Adults-Only Dinner while the kids enjoy a homemade pizza and ice cream party on the River Porch. Some examples of our chef’s delicious specialties include: grilled steak and shrimp, smoked bar-be-que, fresh salmon, Cornish game hen, buffalo, wild boar pork chops, rainbow trout, prime rib, Eddie’s famous Pumpkin Ravioli and so much more! Meals start with fresh salads, breads and appetizers and end with a daily dessert special. Bring a bottle of wine and share your stories and laughs from the day’s activities while you plan your next day’s adventure. Trust us – you’ll never leave hungry. Ranchers definitely know what makes a great meal!
Throughout the Day
Fresh fruits, coffee, tea, water and lemonade are always available. And don’t forget to visit our unforgettable bottomless cookie box! We bake them fresh everyday just for you!