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Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

3530 County Road 83, Tabernash, CO 80478
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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 6,500 acres at the foot of the Continental Divide in the beautiful Ranch Creek Valley of Grand County.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Horseback riding
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
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Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Rachel N wrote a review Feb 2023
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Our stay at Devil's Thumb was wonderful! The property is gorgeous with amazing views. We stayed in the High Lonesome Lodge; the room was stunning and extremely comfortable. It was a very short walk to the main resort & staff did a good job of keeping the path clear. The resort was peaceful and quiet - it exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed various activities - spa, hot tub, skiing, snowshoeing and horseback riding were lots of fun! We stumbled upon the game room and theatre - wonderful perks & awesome for kids. The staff were all very helpful and the food was outstanding as well. We were sad to leave and will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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VeroGirl2012 wrote a review Nov 2022
Florida34 contributions11 helpful votes
I found Devil’s Thumb Ranch on Instagram and wanted to visit it for a while. The most beautiful IG posts don’t make it justice. The place is gorgeous, the views from anywhere on the property are unmatched. The service and the restaurants are just as incredible. We will be back to the Ranch as soon as we can!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Morog wrote a review Oct 2022
Basking Ridge, New Jersey300 contributions124 helpful votes
Stayed for a family wedding weekend. Rustic and beautiful, the property and buildings are beautiful. Service is markedly lacking for the rates charged. Reservation service was difficult and concierge and activities desk were not helpful in planning our stay. Several confirmed requests were missed and other requests for assistance were not met quickly Minor quibbles, but for a property of this sort unexpected
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Bring your wallet!
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kstrecks24 wrote a review Sep 2022
Denver, Colorado4 contributions
We spent a fabulous long weekend over Labor Day celebrating my Dad's 70th birthday! From the moment you pull onto the property, you feel right at home! There are no words to describe the beauty and peace this place brings. We had a total of 14 people from my family there over the weekend (ranging from 4 months - 70) and there was something for everyone. We spent most of our time at the resort, but if you want to get off property Fraser and Winter Park are a 10-20 minute drive away. What makes this place great: 1) The location!!! 2) There is something for everyone (all ages) - pool, spa, fishing, mountain biking, yoga, hiking, horseback, etc. 3) Various firepits around the property to take in the beautiful views, enjoy some wine and smores 4) The staff and management team! *** *** I can't say enough wonderful things about the staff! Their reservations team had top-notch customer service and went over the top to work with us when we encountered changes to our plans. Elizabeth, Anna, & Mallory you all are amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Also a shout out to Stacy at the stables. She made our lil wrangler ride very special for my kids and couldn't have been more engaging!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Caitlin K wrote a review Sep 2022
Kansas City, Missouri27 contributions9 helpful votes
Wow, this place absolutely exceeded our expectations in every possible way! This property is incredible. We prefer to do as many activities as possible on our vacations, which this resort absolutely accommodated. But, you could do nothing more than eat their amazing food and stare at their incredible views and have a great time. The customer service is out of this world! Every single employee bent over backwards to make our stay perfect, from Jamila at the front desk, to the servers David, David, and Josh at the Ranch House, to the staff at the spa, to the activities staff, especially Marie-Ange! As newbies to fly fishing, we booked an initial lesson, and my husband, especially, was hooked (pun intended.) In talking to Marie and sharing his determination to get it down, she booked us a last-minute follow up lesson where she took us wading in the creek which was a total adventure! Marie also took us mountain biking, and let me tell you this woman is my spirit animal! There’s nothing she can’t do! Turns out she’s a former pro mountain biker, and it shows on the trails. I’m athletic and love to cycle, but don’t have a ton of mountain biking experience. My husband mountain bikes regularly. Marie crafted a ride that satisfied us both, leaving us feeling we were challenged while also building my confidence in my trail skills. We also did horseback riding twice, and loved both our guides. Stacy and Taylor were both great at not only offering us tips to improve our form on the horses, they were great at educating us about the terrain and the history of the area. If you’re up to it, ask if you can trot! That made our scenic ride that much more fun! We also did a sip and paint class with Josh, which was fun. And, we did Ziplining with Megan and Brent, who were awesome guides! This zip lining felt safe and exhilarating! We did some self-guided hikes on the property, which is expansive and stunning. We also rented poles to practice our fly fishing. And, we got massages each night, a perk of the Relax and Play package, which basically turns this into an all-inclusive, minus the alcohol. We ate breakfast and lunch at Heck’s Tavern, and dinner at The Ranch House each night. The food is incredible, especially at the Ranch House, which is truly a fine dining experience. Having an all inclusive package means you can splurge on every meal and not worry about the price, except for alcohol or add-on ounces of Wagyu steak (you each get 3 oz free, and then pay per ounce for any extra, which basically only applies if you get the steak.) And trust us, it is worth paying more for that steak, especially the Reserve Sampler. That was hands down the best steak we’ve ever had! Yes, dinners there take a little longer (around 1.5 hours.) But it’s a fine dining experience, and this allowed us to savor every single course while enjoying the stunning views as the sun set and the mountains changed from pink to purple. As part of our package, we also got daily massages, which we booked as couple. They were heavenly! Plus, when you book a spa treatment, you can go early or stay late and enjoy their amenities, including their private outdoor hot tub that overlooks the mountains! Also, use their showers in the spa, they have the best water pressure! Finally, if the no alcohol included bother you, we bought a 6 pack and a bottle of wine on our way in to town, so we could have a couple drinks in our room each day/night, which was perfect. Honestly, we were so tired from all our activities, we didn’t miss staying up having drinks, because we were eager to get up early to pack in more activities in the morning! This made for an amazing couple’s getaway, but we saw lots of families there enjoying themselves, and now we can’t wait to bring our kids back with us next summer!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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David J wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions
My wife and I were in Colorado for a wedding and on the spur of the moment, decided to extend our stay for a few days to do some fishing, riding and relaxing. Devil’s Thumb Ranch exceeded our expectations on all fronts. The rooms are large and comfortable, with a fireplace and sitting area. The staff is exceptionally helpful. The food at both restaurants was SUPERB!! The wrangler (Lief) who accompanied us riding was highly qualified and full of knowledge about the flora, fauna and geography. Same with both guides ( John and Marie-ange) we had fishing. They got us fishing quickly and had graduate degrees in biology and could explain what flies to use and why. Don’t miss the spa. The massages were fantastic and the spa amenities top notch. We’re already planning a week long trip later this Fall and to bring our extended family back next summer.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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drsternberg wrote a review Jul 2022
Jacksonville, Florida8 contributions4 helpful votes
An amazing place to have fun for the whole family. If you love the mountains, bike riding, fishing, hiking, horse back riding, good food and spa massages, then this is the vacation for you. Although pricey, we felt that the price was worth the experience. We know friends that spent twice as much at Paws Up and had a lesser experience. I would highly recommend the “relax and play” package. It includes everything including daily massages for the adults, all the activities you can fit into a day, and three great meals per day including a separate snack for each person. The only thing we paid extra was for alcoholic drinks and the upgrade to Wagyu beef. The cowpoke camp is a must for the kids. Staff is very helpful and seem to truly enjoy working there. We will definitely consider going back again in the future. My recommendation would be to use the concierge to help with coordinating the daily activities and times, otherwise you have to call each department separately.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Avoid the mud season in April and May
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WanderLSP wrote a review Jul 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina396 contributions172 helpful votes
Great resort with yoga for me a fishing for my hubs. Had morning yoga and paddle board yoga with a wonderful teacher Steve. Had an excellent massage with Brooke — one of the best massages ever! Heck’s was great for lunch one day and dinner one night. Sadly, we had to eat there three times because the nice restaurant was closed the two nights we were there. Three times was too much. The property is stunning. Our suite was very nice. The bed was so comfortable! Really loved this resort!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Go when both restaurants are open.
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RightTruRvws wrote a review Jun 2022
Fort Collins, Colorado130 contributions83 helpful votes
This is a "rustic chic Colorado" style of lodge. It is a higher-end resort, the rooms are well-furnished and set out and the lodge is well taken care of. The views are amazing, as is the setting. There are so many activities (all for extra $$$ other than the pool & hot tub which are GREAT) you couldn't get to all of it in a week. I am sure staffing shortages seen everywhere was why there was no service or any staff around the pool and hot tub. The bed was way off the floor, necessitating a climb by up my wife. The toilet was so small that my stuff hung into the toilet water. The ventilation was good. The huge stand alone tub my wife absolutely loved and there was a separate large shower-very nice. The noise level was low, but it seemed the lodge was maybe 40% or so occupied. There are plenty of kids, families and special events, but everyone seemed well-behaved. The lodge has a lot of really nice, but old leather chairs and sofas; the cushions all need to be fully re-stuffed. The restaurants are way overpriced (especially the wine), so other than the included breakfast in our package (which was OK-in Heck's tavern), we went into Winter Park or Granby for dinners. The service workers-many of whom are foreign and struggled with their English-did their very best and I'd give them 5 stars, they were all so accommodating, helpful and kind . I know there is inflation, but for the money we paid, although we loved the experience, the room (mostly) and the setting- we can't rate this as anything more than OK.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Room Tip: Ask for continental divide room when you book
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Danis B wrote a review Jun 2022
Aurora, IL USA26 contributions29 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time at this ranch/resort and we would visit again. Flew into Denver and rented a car for an easy drive to the resort. We booked 3 nights in the Willow cabin, which was fabulous - it was nice to stay in a private cabin with incredible views rather than staying in the lodge. This was a couples trip and we also booked the Ranch Relax & Play Getaway, which is the all inclusive package the resort offers. Booking the package was worth the price, since everything is included outside of alcoholic beverages and Wagyu steaks over 3 ounces. We took advantage of the package by participating in daily massages at the spa, which was fabulous, and by booking tons of activities through the stables and Zach's Mercantile. The entire staff at the resort was fabulous - wonderful customer service at restaurants, spa, and with all the activities we booked. The two restaurants were amazing - we ate dinner every single night at the Ranch House restaurant, and the chef/food/servers/manager were incredible. We also ate breakfast and lunch at Heck's Tavern. The food and service there was also fabulous. With our package we could also get food/beverages at the Coffee House, which was also great - not just all kinds of coffee and tea, but wonderful sandwiches, muffins, breads, yogurt parfaits, etc. Our trip was relaxing and fun. The scenery is so majestic and the we just loved walking the trails, taking nature photos, and participating in fun activities the resort offers. Great vacation spot for couples, groups of friends, and families.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Room Tip: Book a private cabin, if you can
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Frequently Asked Questions about Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Fraser Tubing Hill (2.6 miles), Colorado Adventure Park (2.8 miles), and Hideaway Park (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pepe Osaka's Fishtaco, Hernando's Pizza Pub, and Elevation Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.