Arapaho Valley Ranch

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Welcome to Arapaho Valley Ranch! Hello, Campers! We are the Tiehen family and we are excited to be the new co-owners and operators of the Arapaho Valley Ranch. Those of you who know Todd and Emily Gold know that Arapaho Valley Ranch will never be the same without them. Their story is one filled with love, dedication, hard work, vision, and family (which included their friends and their guests). The Gold family had an amazing run, successfully operating the ranch for over 4 decades as a family-oriented ranch catering to families like ours who love spending time in the beautiful Colorado wilderness. Although this transition marks the end of an unforgettable era with the Golds, we couldn’t be more excited about the future of Arapaho Valley Ranch and carrying on the traditions set in place. WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR WINTER BOOKINGS! For the 1st time in 40 years, Arapaho Valley Ranch is open for Winter! Come stay this Winter and enjoy the amazing tranquility, scenery, and wildlife that Arapaho Valley Ranch offers. Reserve one of our heated cabins or the fabulous Gold Home for your winter adventure! All cabins now have wifi!


  • Social Events
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking


  • Pond
  • General Store
  • Community Fire Pit
  • Lake
  • Walking Trails

Available RV sites at Arapaho Valley Ranch


8992 County Road 6

Granby, Colorado 80446

Things to know

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM


Check-In: - No earlier than 3 PM and no later than 9 pm. - Please stop and check in at the Lodge when you arrive, it’s the first building on the right once you enter the gates. - All fees must be paid prior to arrival. - Waivers Rules and Regulations must be signed by all adults. - Once you have checked in, we will show you to your campsite and let you know where you can park your car (usually right next to your tent). - If you show up outside of check-in times, you must communicate with us ahead of time; otherwise, the gates could be closed, and you may not have access. - While each park attempts to accommodate your exact spot request, the on-site manager has the ultimate decision for spot placement. Check-Out: - 11:00 am - If you need a late checkout, let us know sometimes we have some flexibility. - Cleaning and Trash: your site must be left how you found it. All trash must be hauled out with you or placed in our dumpsters. If any trash is left behind, you will be billed a $100 trash service fee. Speed Limit - The speed limit on all roads of our property is 5MPH. Failure to obey the speed limit may result in removal from the property without a refund. Driving on the grass is prohibited. Children - An adult must ALWAYS supervise children. The playground closes at dark. Bathrooms - TIPI bathrooms are for glamping and cabin guests only. There are brand new campground bathrooms located at our riverside campsites. There are also porta-potties outside the lodge and playground. We do not provide showers for our camping guests; these are for glamping, tipi, and cabin guests only. Thank you for your cooperation. Our Property - While this is a business, this is also our home. - Our house and some of the other buildings, barns, and cabins on the property are off-limits to our guests. Please do not enter any of these buildings, as some may not be safe to explore. Smoking - There is no smoking or vaping of any kind except at the designated fire pits. Please put your cigarette butt in the fire pit and not on the ground! If we are under a fire ban, all smoking is banned. Trash - There are two dumpsters located near each riverside campground for your convenience. Please IMMEDIATELY place the trash into these BEAR PROOF dumpsters. Please bring your own trash bags. DO NOT LEAVE TRASH OUT at any time, including inside your tent, tipi, or glamping tent. This is a bear country and they will find trash if you leave it out. Please toss it as soon as you create it! You will be billed for trash service if you leave trash behind at your site. The fee is $100 per camping space. Music - Personal music is permitted in your tent, camper, or RV. Please keep music at a reasonable level out of respect for other guests. All outdoor music must end by 10:00 p.m., and AVR reserves the right to limit volume levels accordingly. Alcohol - AVR is BYOB for camping guests. Our historic lodge contains the famous Red Dog Saloon, Colorado’s Smallest Bar! Red Dog Saloon is a legally operating licensed bar serving beer, wine, and liquor. We would love your support during your stay, but you are welcome to bring your own alcohol. Our liquor license involves the entire lodge when our bar is open, so you cannot bring your own alcohol anywhere in the lodge during open bar hours. NO UNDERAGE DRINKING. Dogs - One dog per campsite is welcome at AVR for personal tent camping only. Dogs are not permitted in our glamping tents, tipis, lodge rooms, or cabins. Dogs must be with their owners and on a leash at all times, cleaned up promptly, and must not disrupt other guests. The Rocky Mountains are full of wildlife and dogs are at risk of not only being attacked but also disturbing the wildlife. We respect the wildlife living amongst us first and foremost. We can provide names of local doggie daycare services if you decide this is not a good fit for your dog. - If any damages are incurred as a result of your dog’s actions, AVR may charge for services and repairs. IF YOUR DOG IS DEEMED DANGEROUS, HARMFUL, OR DISRUPTIVE, AVR HAS SOLE DISCRETION TO REQUIRE YOU TO FIND OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS OR CALL ANIMAL CONTROL IF NECESSARY. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. Fires - Due to the distance from local fire services, we have strict rules on fires at AVR, and often there are fire bans so make sure you have read all our detailed rules and regulations. Fires are only allowed in designated fire pits. AVR sells firewood in our store, or you can bring your own. NEVER leave fires unattended; fires must be fully extinguished before going to sleep or leaving your site for any reason. Fire Bans - AVR is always in Stage 1. Which means no open fires are set on the ground. If the county enters STAGE II, there are no fires allowed, even in our designated fire pits. Propane camping stoves or smaller propane fire pits are permitted under stage 2 bans. As Colorado is often under fire bans, it is your responsibility to pay attention to fire bans in our area and plan accordingly. If fire bans are in effect, we do not offer refunds NO FIREWORKS EVER INCLUDING SPARKLERS. What Not To Bring - Guns - Fireworks - Dirt Bikes or ATV - Illegal Drugs - Amplified Speakers - Bad Attitudes General Rules and Regulations - All guests must abide by the rules and regulations. - If any of the rules or terms of this agreement have been violated, you may be asked to vacate without a refund. - Arapaho Valley Ranch is not responsible for damage, injury, death, or loss by accident, theft, assault, vandalism, recklessness, fire, or act of God or nature, to the property, person, or any guest.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy - We do not offer refunds on our bookings. Reschedules for bookings over one month away may be considered for use later in the season, but we do not offer reschedules during the next year. We don't offer refunds for weather. If we are open, and you decide not to come, then your payment is non-refundable. If an emergency comes up, please contact us to discuss options, we will address these on a first come first serve basis. - All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued for any reason. Fees are non-refundable. I understand that if I am asked to leave for any violation of rules and regulations, including without limitation, the rules and regulations contained in this agreement. - Spot2Nite convenience fees are non-refundable.

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