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“Overall great with one disappointment.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

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Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Certificate of Excellence
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
81 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Overall great with one disappointment.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

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.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

My now husband and I were engaged at Devil's Thumb Ranch the summer of 2012, so it only seemed right to plan our wedding there that winter. We got married in January of 2013 and it was truly all we could have imagined and more. We were grateful for all the care and consideration given to us by Lindsay Johnson and Stacy Horn in wedding services.

With both my husband and I having family and friends traveling in from all over the country it was important to give them a taste of what we loved so much about Colorado. Beyond the perfect amount of snow, sunshine, views, and charm of Tabernash, Devil's Thumb really is the perfect blend of class and authenticity. There is nothing more inviting than the grandeur of a wooded barn and fireplace, coupled with fabulous drink, food, and service. We are still getting compliments from our guests about the hospitality and care that they experienced at Devil's Thumb.

When planning a wedding, it is important to feel like you can speak honestly and openly with the individuals you are coordinating with. Stacy and Lindsay both showed the highest professionalism, while at the same time a genuine sense of humor and understanding for all the sensitive issues that arise in when planning an important event. They never seemed too bothered or busy to answer our endless questions and concerns.

I would recommend Devil's Thumb to anyone planning a wedding. We were grateful to have a place that our guests could come and settle in for a winter get-a-way. When people come so far you want to give them a real experience, Devil's Thumb is that. We will certainly be back to visit for many years to come!

K.C.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KC L
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

We had our wedding at the ranch in February. Not only did the weather conspire to make it the winter wonderland that we were hoping for, but the entire staff at Devil's Thumb made every step of the planning easy, joyful and special, which all translated into the best "big day." Our large party filled up nearly the entire lodge and all the cabins for a 3 night/4 day celebration. We asked for a lot from the entire staff in order to create the wedding weekend we envisioned, and all of our crazy ideas were greeted with a we-can-make-that-happen kind of attitude; from our wedding coordinator to the stable managers to the spa, servers and chefs, and the activities center. We had the most perfect experience, as did our families. And every single one of our guests was impressed with the beauty of the place, the food, the activities....and they're all still talking about it!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pam Z
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

We came to Devils Thumb Ranch from Estes Park for a zip lining tour. The getting-there started out rocky because we planned on taking the Trail Ridge Road from Estes Park and it would have been a 2 hour drive versus the 3 1/2 hour drive going back to Denver and around the mountains. They JUST opened the road the day before so we assumed it would be open the next morning to make the 11am reservation (we had originally booked a 1pm reservation but they called the week of to tell us there's a 3 person minimum and we'd either have to cancel or move to another tour time thus the 11am tour time). The RMNP didn't open the road till 9 so we wouldn't be able to make our 10:30 check in time. I was so bummed since it's non-refundable but we kept driving and made it to Grand Lake at which point I got a phone call from Devil's Thumb asking if we would be making it, luckily we were able to attach onto a 1pm tour after all and it all worked out!

The Ranch is very upscale seeming! Beautiful views! We did have lunch at their main restaurant and the food and deck were great! Made me want to stay here sometime! I'll have to look into what else is around there cause the Ranch seems in the middle of nowhere however, it does seem to have all the amenities one would need! The zip ling was very fun and the guides Doug and Casey were great and informative! I was bummed to see that 60% of the trees were dead from a pine beetle apparently but the grounds are still beautiful!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank greenpixies
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
172 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

We spent a few days here with our daughter and son-in-law. Our daughter had been here on a couple of business retreats. It is a spectacular facility in a picture-perfect setting. For business or pleasure they have all the amenities: riding, spa, pool, fitness center, sporting goods store. Very nice restaurants, excellent food, super wine list. One night we organized, for ourselves, a tasting from the extensive whiskey list. The barman/sommelier was great. We also rode one day, which was fun, but it was very early spring in the Rockies and things were pretty cold and damp. There are a wide variety of lodgings. We had a two-bedroom cabin, which was very comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank piotzar
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Evergreen, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

I have just recently arrived back from a stay at the cabins at DTR. I simply can not say enough about the hospitality and service from both the staff and management. While the staff was constantly busy, I felt as though they gave their undivided and full attention to my family!
The views and scenery posted on line and on DTR's website do not do the ranch justice- in person they are breathtaking. The facility is relaxing, and quite frankly, affordable for what is offered!
We certainly look forward to our next weekend away to DTR and HIGHLY recommend DTR to all of our friends and family!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LisaMarieSchwartz
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Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
211 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

My husband and I (and sometimes traveling with other couples), are guests at DTR at least a couple of times a year. We recently stayed there as part of a special event. The bellmen were on the spot when you needed them, the reservation was correct, the spa was expecting us and, as always, everything was super clean. The beds are comfy and the bathtub huge. A couple of hours after our checkin the front desk called to see if everything was okay. We mentioned that the bathroom sink drained really slowly. Maintennce had it fixed within the hour. We will be back before the summer is over.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MBarb10
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Property: Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Address: 3530 County Road 83, Tabernash, CO 80478
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Region: United States > Colorado > Grand County > Tabernash
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Tabernash
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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