4UR Ranch Remodels This Winter

This winter, the 4UR Ranch is remodeling and building to continue to bring you excellent service.

All remodels and construction are the combined efforts of Creede America and Vineyard Construction.

Main Lodge Remodel

When you arrive at the Ranch this summer, you will notice the first remodel as you arrive and check in. We have expanded our reception area and rearranged our offices to better serve your needs during your stay.  The result is a more open, friendly atmosphere to greet you, while still keeping the same 4UR charm.
Maude’s bar will have a new, larger deck with more outside seating, and a fire pit to enjoy the cool Colorado nights while having an after dinner cocktail with friends.

bead bord and wood walls with large open reception area at colorado guest ranch

New Reception Area (as you walk in front door of Lodge)

new office space at colorado guest ranch famed in with wood walls and bead board

New area where Guests will greet Office Manager, Kathy Adelman. Visible doorway to remodeled office of Ranch Managers Robin & Aaron Christensen

torn up ground by lodge with concrete footers. Old dinner bell sits to left of construction.

The old porch is gone, and concrete footers have been poured to support the new, larger deck.

view from lodge porch of area where new deck will be. Concrete footers are buried in uncovered earth

Another view to give a better idea of the size of the new deck outside Maude’s Bar.

The Barn

For those who enjoy our horse program, you will be delighted to work in our new round arena, located just east of the barn. Head wrangler Damon Gibbons is excited to use the new arena, as it will provides another space for horsemanship instruction. Its circular shape is more conducive for trotting and loping exercises, working on one’s balance and seat in the saddle.
Another mounting/dismounting area has been developed between the barn and the new arena. This will cause less congestion at the barn, as we have several rides throughout the week that leave and arrive minutes apart from each other. It will also provide ease of accessing trails starting on the east side of the barn.
Our wranglers will appreciate the remodel of the tack room located at the north end of the barn. The new design will ensure much more ease of saddling up to 30+ horses each morning.

 

round arena on east side of historic barn with fresh snow on ground

New Round Arena

Bathhouse

Part of the original bathhouse has been transformed into a light and airy painting studio for owner and renowned painter, Lindsey Leavell. This addition has breathed a wonderful breath of fresh air into the old building, which is mostly used for storage. As Lindsey spends most of the summer and fall on the ranch with her husband Pete, the studio will be a nice addition to the retreat of their ranch home.

new drywall and white painted art studio inside old historic bathhouse

A Glimpse at the remodel of the Bathhouse room that will be the new Studio space for artist Lindsey Leavell

new remodel with drywall and green stained beadboard into artist's studio on colorado ranch

Entry into remodeled Art Studio

The Broffts

We have enjoyed having Foreman Tobe Brofft and Wrangler Kate Brofft year-round for the past two years. (Kate’s first summer was in 2008, and Tobe came as a ranch hand in 2010). The 4UR has been a special place to them both, and is where they exchanged wedding vows on August 25, 2012. Kate and Tobe have decided to take jobs back in Kate’s hometown – Oakland, California. It has been a big task for them as they prepare to pack up two dogs, two cats, and five horses! They will be sorely missed, but we wish all the best to them in their new endeavors.

young ranch hand and wife smile with California Ranch in background

The Broffts back on their Ranch in California (photo courtesy Deanne Dalrymple)

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