Devil's Thumb Ranch is an absolutely beautiful retreat! My fiancé and I packed a ton into our 23 hour stay. The location is stunning - we instantly noticed it was on the Continental Divide, which kept our attention the entire stay. The weather was beautiful so we went on a small hike around the property to get our bearings. The April snow melt produced countless waterfalls and makeshift streams which added to our relaxing stay. After our hike we ventured to Heck's for some apps and wine. We sat out on one of the picnic benches by the firepits and watched the sun go down over the snow capped peaks. The service is top notch. We made an early reservation at Ranch House Restaurant and absolutely loved our dinner. We started with the Sauteed Abalone (a rare but tasty shellfish dish), then the delicious Warm Spinach Salad, and then got entree (she got the vegan Red Quinoa Tagine, I the Halibut). Both were unbelievable. Our server, Bob, recommended we return and get the steak, as next year they will be born and bred on property!
We retired early so we would be nice and rested for our 9:00am yoga class. Although I would hardly consider myself a yogi, Devil's Thumb Ranch had a spell over me, and I've never enjoyed the "warrior pose" as much as I did when looking at the mountain vistas! We had mostly beginners in the class and it was the perfect combination of workout and deep stretching. Afterwards, we hit the pool, sauna and steam room. Such beautiful woodwork and selected masonry.
Though we had to check out soon after, we had one more task to reach our maximum relaxation level. Massage! We both booked the Hydration Massage with your choice of Shea Butter (she got Sun, I got Earth). We got there a little early, so we ordered smoothies and headed up to the upstairs to a cozy wood paneled room and waited by the fire in our robes. It gave us another chance to appreciate the fine wood work, masonry, antique furniture/rugs placed throughout the property. But most importantly, it helped us to leave the weekly grind behind and catch back up and laugh with each other.
This go round, we took the relaxing route. Next time, we will take advantage of the summer or winter activities that were offered. We will definitely be returning this summer!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Devil`s Thumb Ranch Hotel Tabernash