As we look forward to our 2023 season, we recognize that many things have changed over the past few years. Like all of you, we have been affected by those changes, but being Colorado's oldest continuously operating guest ranch means we've got 110 years of experience at riding out rocky trails and rough years. While the situation has collectively improved, we recognize that the risk of getting ill is still present and we've continued with our heightened cleaning and sanitation protocols. We know that many of still have concerns and your health and safety is our priority. We also will continue to relax our cancellation policy in cases where someone may be ill to allow families to make those decisions that were right for them. If you are feeling ill or test positive for Covid before your arrival, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can look at rebooking your stay with us at another time. The safety of all our guests and our staff is our primary concern. If you test positive after arriving with us, quarantining in your cabin will be necessary for the recommended time from a physician. We are sorry that we'll be unable to accommodate rides and activities for any positive guest until the wait time has passed.
**Since we don't want you to miss a moment of your vacation with us, we ask that in the weeks prior to your stay with us, those traveling here practice as many safe measures as possible to decrease the risk of bringing any illness to the ranch. Those include social distancing, mask-wearing and frequent hand washing/sanitizing when coming in contact with others. If you are experiencing any symptoms or have had any exposure to someone with Covid symptoms, please contact us and we will happily help you reschedule a future stay with us or completely refund your deposit.
At this time, there are no CDC guidelines required by the ranch. However, in a continuing effort to keep our guests and staff healthy and happy, we continue to adhere to the following precautions:
1) Dining room seating will be spaced and both the dining room and River porch seating areas will be open for families and individuals to utilize more room if desired.
2) Face masks for our guests will not be required, but you're welcome to bring one if you desire.
3) Hand sanitizer will be available in all common areas and our staff will be wiping surfaces every two hours to help minimize germs.
4) To limit entry into your cabin, you have the choice if you would like daily housekeeping or just porch service. More details will be provided when you arrive.
5) Counselors continue to encourage lots of hand washing!
6) If you plan on driving through Rocky Mountain National Park on your way in or out, due to restrictions on numbers in the park, entry to the park is timed and you must have a reservation to enter the park between 8am and 4pm. They do fill up, so we recommend holding a spot as soon as you know your estimated time. For reservations, please visit https://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/permitsandreservations.htm
As you can see, we've been working thoughtfully with our committed staff to create a safer environment for our guests. Although no situation is risk free, we're doing what it takes to comply with safe practices and still offer the service and experience we're known for. If you've shared a stay with us, you know that flexibility is what we are all about. We'll do whatever it takes to provide a positive experience for our guests and we'll be making every effort to make your ranch vacation one you'll treasure the rest of the year. No effort is too great for our valued ranch guest family!
Please call or email us with any specific questions or concerns you may have. We're a quick call or email away! Hope to see you on the trail soon!
The Bar Lazy J Team