Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is your source for all natural, grass-fed beef. Sylvan Dale's signature Heart J Beef contains none of the bad stuff you don't want. Advantages of our Ranch-Raised Natural Beef are:

  • No Additives: Buying Heart J grass fed beef assures you that your beef has NO steroids, NO hormones, and NO antibiotics!
  • Heart Healthy: Grass fed beef contains less unhealthy fat and more healthy omegas, CLA, vitamins and other nutrients! see links at bottom of page
  • Free Ranging: Heart J Cattle graze on mountain grasslands on our 3200-acre ranch and over 4000 acres of leased forest.
  • Humanely Treated: Animal welfare is vital to our beef program. We are committed to low-stress handling. Confinement is limited to calving and weaning times.
  • Locally Raised: When you buy Heart J Beef you save shipping which in turn reduces your carbon footprint. And, you know where your beef comes from!
  • Locally Processed: Our beef is processed locally in a clean, USDA-inspected facility.
  • About Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

    Sylvan Dale Ranch is an historic working horse and cattle ranch. Guests go on cattle drives and cattle roundups, trail rides, and overnight pack trips, take horseback riding lessons and play Gymkhana games on horseback.

    Conveniently located just one hour from Denver in the Colorado foothills near Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Sylvan Dale's 3200-acre Dude Ranch and Retreat Center is nestled along the banks of Colorado's beautiful Big Thompson River. Trophy trout fly fishing, nature experiences, tennis, swimming, and other activities await you.

    For folks who care about nature and the environment, you will appreciate our green philosophy and sustainable practices. At Sylvan Dale, we pride ourselves on being good stewards of our land, our animals, and the earth.

    So c'mon and saddle up, discover your inner cowhand! Experience the old-fashioned family hospitality and cowboy culture of the historic American West.


    Listing last updated on Dec 4, 2012

    Natural beef has been a tradition at Sylvan Dale Ranch since the 1960's when Maurice and Mayme Jessup bought their first herd of Charolais cattle.

    Our beef is locally raised using no additives, steroids, hormones or antibiotics, and processed locally in a clean, USDA-inspected facility. Sylvan Dale Ranch is committed to low-stress handling.

    When you purchase naturally good, heart-healthy, Heart-J Natural Beef you help preserve open lands, wildlife and the western lifestyle!

    Schedule and Location:
    Call to learn which markets Sylvan Dale is participating in.

    Schedule and Location:

    Pick up at the Sylvan Dale Ranch office on Friday afternoons between 1:00 and 4:00. We also deliver in the Loveland/Fort Collins area and can bring to the market for your pickup. Call 970.667.3915 or email beef (at)

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