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Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

I can only say that all the people who wrote their comments here about their wedding being perfect... I attended a "perfect" wedding weekend at DTR and must say the staff made it perfect! I hiked the Ranch on day one and then on the recommendations of staff drove off site about an hour to hike to a lake (Columbine) at 11,100 feet... what an incredible experience!!!!!! The wedding was perfect with the beautiful back drop of the DTR site, the food was excellent (try the Trout Scrambled eggs or the Trout Salad... both off the charts) & the room very comfortable. DTR is a great place for a ski get-away or a summer holiday... go there and relax or hike your butt off as I did!

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

If you are looking for the perfect place to experience Colorado without staying in one of the large ski resort towns, this is the place for you. If you can, stay in one of the cabins - they are ideally secluded while still being convenient.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Devil's Thumb Ranch is top notch. Located out of town, the setting is picturesque with beautiful views of the mountains and meadows. The rustically elegant lodge is cozy and charming. With nooks and crannies to hide in and fireplaces to warm yourself by, it is the kind of place where you could happily hang out should it be a rainy/cold day.

Lodge rooms are not huge, but certainly spacious enough. Bathrooms are nicely appointed. Lights come with dimmers (rare to find in a hotel room). Down pillows and comforters are awesomely soft and add to the overall level of comfort and class.

The pool and hot tub area is pleasant, though the chaise lounges are not particularly comfortable. The spa, on the other hand, which we did not use, but took a tour of, has its own private hot tub and chaise lounges that look to be quite cushy.

Both dining rooms afford views. The Ranch, the more formal of the two restaurants, has no outside seating, but the patio at Heck's is lovely.

Restaurant service was a tad on the slow side, but the servers were quite pleasant and everyone, from the front desk staff to the grounds keepers were extremely friendly and accommodating.

Now for some suggestions:

Rooms: If you stay in the lodge, the Continental Divide view rooms are worth the few extra bucks. The rooms on the other side overlook the parking lot. The rooms downstairs have patios. The upstairs rooms have vaulted ceilings but they do not have decks. In the summer time, the deck is worth it. Not so much during the winter.

WiFi: There is WiFi, but it does not work at all with iPads. Even in the common areas, like the lobby.

Restaurants: The food at The Ranch was mediocre at best and unfortunately, on the pricey side. The trout was rubbery and overcooked and dessert tasted like it came out of a box of cake mix. Heck's for dinner, on the other hand, was impressive and far less expensive. We shared the calamari and prawns taco and both were excellent. So was the salad. Portions are large. Heck's for breakfast was not quite as successful. Eggs were over cooked each morning. The sausage seemed to be undercooked. Decaf coffee, served in a glass mug, was so weak, I thought they had served me tea by mistake. At the coffee shop, however, my cappuccino was made to perfection.

Kid Friendly: Devil's Thumb Ranch seems to be a kid friendly property in a down to earth kind of way. They offer a lot of activities for the children. So there were lots of children running around, which I loved, even though I did not come with children. For the most part, the property is peaceful and quiet, but if you are coming to get away from childlike energy, then you may want to take into consideration that this is not a child free zone.

Extra fees: Beware, there is a surprise $5 per night service fee. At least it was a surprise to me. At no time during the booking process was I ever informed that there would be any additional "service" fees.

The Yurt: There is a yurt in the middle of the field in front of the lodge area (rooms, restaurants, pool area). It isn't particularly nice to look at and kind of ruins an otherwise spectacular view. I meant to ask them why they placed the yurt where they did, but forgot. If anyone finds out, please let me know.

Hiking (cross country ski) Trails: DTR is packed with trails. We went off property one day to hike up to Devil's Thumb Pass, but honestly, you could never leave the property and still not run out of places to go. The trails were well marked, sort of. Maps were posted at each junction, but since they were not marked with a "you are here" star, it was difficult to figure out which trail you were actually on.

S'mores: Complimentary fixings for S'mores every night was probably one of the "amenities" I liked best about DTR. Roasting marshmallows around the "fake" but really warm firepit was the perfect ending to each of our perfect days.

In summary, DTR is certainly a five star property with five star service and superior accommodations. There is so much to do there or you could do nothing at all. If you are looking for peace and relaxation coupled with outdoor activities in a magnificent setting, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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sfanch, Owner at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2011

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a descriptive review of our property! We agree that the expansiveness of the property both inside and out allows for a variety of guest types to find a "spot" that suits what they are looking for--- be it a quiet spot for some reading; a glass of wine and a great view or big open spaces for young children to run around and take in the "great outdoors!"

We will look into the less than stellar aspects of your stay and ensure that those elements are worked on. Again, many thanks for your comments and we hope to see you again at Devils Thumb Ranch.-Bob and Suzanne Fanch

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Reviewed 27 July 2011

What a treat this resort is. The rooms are large and luxurious with spectacular views of the mountains that surround the property. There is a theater that runs movies every night, a game room, and several smaller areas where you can unwind and take in the scenery. The cross-country skiing is amazing. Great conditions and a huge trail network with something for everyone. The dining rooms offered wonderful selections and everything was prepared to perfection. I visited this ranch after a few days of downhill skiing at Winter Park, and it was great to get away from the crowds and the hustle...but you should know that it is a bit away from anything so if you like to go out and try other restaurants or find some night life you will have a bit of a drive.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

This resort is very eco-conscious, with hundreds of acres of wild open space and the owners make sure most of their materials are recycled or reused. If you want to do horseback riding or virtually any other activity, try to reserve about a week in advance. I really loved the 8am nature hike because it got me familiar with the miles of well-marked hiking and mountain biking trails on the property. My main problems were: EXPENSIVE meals on the premises, with no alternative options within ten miles, ditzy front desk staff (they lost my reservation, found it, and lost it again within 10 minutes), and unsupervised children (who run roughshod over the game room and swimming pool). Good location for families looking to burn money, or for young people who can avoid the game room and swimming pool.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

We got married at Devil's Thumb in July, and as a guest (multiple times) and as a bride, I can honestly say, it is absolutely perfect - everything about it! There is so much to rave about, I hardly know where to start! For any guest looking for a getaway - as a couple or a family - this place is incredible. For any bride and groom, don't think twice - book it.

1) Scenery - This is one of the most beautiful settings in Colorado. A lush valley surrounded by perennially snow-peaked mountains with creeks, horses, and buckpole fences, it is truly picturesque. The hikes from the lodge reveal even more spectacular views. GORGEOUS!

2) Accommodations - The lodge and cabins are luxurious with perfect rustic decor and touches. The rooms are so cozy, the bathtubs are sinful, and the cabins are a perfect escape, especially for a couple. Our guests were wowed.

3) Food - DELICIOUS! We're from NYC and are very picky about food. It was delicious, across the board, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We wanted to eat every meal in Heck's, and were lucky enough to have gorgeous weather and sit on the deck. The wedding food was incredible - ALL our guests couldn't believe how delicious it was!

4) Service - Most importantly, the service makes DTR stand out. Despite doing 4 weddings a weekend at times (our weekend!), they never once made us feel like yet another wedding. The staff was, without exception, gracious, helpful, and accommodating for us and our guests. Lindsay and her team are such pros - they are truly to thank for the wedding being absolutely perfect. They felt like an extension of our friends! The wranglers, the servers, everyone was terrific.

Needless to say, we can't wait to come back, and think it's an excellent excuse to come back for every anniversary!

Room Tip: If you get a cabin, be prepared to drive back at night-they're abt a mile from the lodge.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

Thank you Devil's Thumb! With two young kids, we have struggled for the past few years to find a summer family vacation destination that balances 1) authentic outdoor recreation with man-made attractions , 2) adult amusements and ammenities with cildren's amusements and ammenities and 3) comfort and value. We've stayed at rustic cabins that were way overpriced and stayed at 4-star resorts that while fairly priced, lacked a rustic feel.

Our family stayed for a week and had a blast. The staff could not have been nicer. We would definitely go back. My only word of caution is that weddings seem to be their major source of summer evenue and they are somewhat of a wedding factory. Hopefully they will continue to keep the wedding guests somewhat separate from the other guests.

Adult Highlights
Fly fishing
Mtn biking
Hiking
Spa
Pool, suana, jacuzzi, steam room
Beautiful cabins
Gorgeous natural beauty
Restaurant with full bar

Kid Highlights
Stables
Fort & teepee outside of our cabin
Pool
Cinema (2 movies a night) & game room
S'mores around the campfire around 8pm

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 3530 County Road 83, Tabernash, CO 80478
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Region: United States > Colorado > Grand County > Tabernash
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Tabernash
Price Range: £228 - £324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Devil’s Thumb Ranch is an environmentally friendly year-round Ranch resort and spa offering rustically upscale accommodations, fine dining and an array of winter and summer outdoor and wilderness recreation activities including Nordic skiing, flyfishing and horseback riding. Located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, 65 miles west of Denver, 10 minutes from Winter Park. Our Ranch encompasses 6000 acres at the foot of the Continental Divide in the beautiful Ranch Creek Valley of Grand County. ... more   less 
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