Booked a meadow view lodge room. A few days later, decided to upgrade to a mountain view with a porch. Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed with the view from our room #120. The room was tucked behind the restaurant and mostly had a view of a rock wall (and some fuel canisters for the grill). Returned to front desk to request a different room, but they were sold out. Wished we hadn't wasted the money on the upgrade.
Otherwise, the room was lovely. Very spacious with a large comfy king bed. The bath tub was luxurious. The turn-down service included delicious lemon zest cookies. Very clean.
The grounds and pool were wonderful. Went for a run and a hike on the trails. Enjoyed the large hot tub and swimming pool. Had breakfast on the patio and sat around the fire pit in the evening.
I would agree with some of the comments that the property is widely used for groups and weddings. We were attending a wedding on Sunday evening, and there was one Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. I can see how the large groups could detract from people staying on property that are not part of an event. The wedding parties eventually spill over to the bar and patio area late in the evening. And might create noise in the hallways.
I'd recommend staying in the lodge, easy access to all the amenities. The bunkhouse is far enough away that you must drive, not walk. The cabins are walkable, but most people seemed to drive.
Overall we enjoyed our experience other than the room's view disappointment. Lodge is definitely on the pricey end of the spectrum.
- 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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