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Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

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#1 of 1 ranch in Tabernash
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4.4
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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
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
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Business Center with Internet Access
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mcbtraveler wrote a review Apr 12
Lumberton, New Jersey63 contributions18 helpful votes
My wife & I have been coming to Devil's Thumb Ranch annually since 2004, and have seen it develop into a world-class venue for xc skiing, dining, and relaxing. We love Heck's restaurant, inspired by the Mount Hood Lodge. There's a great spa, and a wonderful, comfortable ambiance throughout the building interiors & exteriors. But what really makes it special are the helpful, friendly staff, many of them coming from abroad to work here.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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schichie wrote a review Mar 2024
Erie, Colorado1 contribution1 helpful vote
Ahhhh y’all used to be better. We have been coming to devil’s thumb for years but we’ll be taking a break for a while. We love the rustic setting but your rooms need to be updated for the price. The steam room has been broken for two years. This last visit, both Heck’s and the ranch house were disappointing for the price. Food was cold, staff was overwhelmed…not worth the price at all. You’ve received some really negative reviews this winter- pay attention. For these prices we can do slope side at beaver creek.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Elizabeth B, Marketing at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello and thanks for your review. We truly appreciate your your feedback, especially as a returning guest who has experienced the Ranch over the years. We plan to address your comments on room updates, general maintenance, and food service with our teams in hopes of providing better amenities and services moving forward. Should you choose to stay with us again in the future, we hope to provide an experience aligned with your expectations.
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Guide34204312236 wrote a review Feb 2024
1 contribution2 helpful votes
As a long-time local and former advocate of Devil's Thumb Ranch, I'm appalled. My attempt to enjoy a special birthday outing with a friend ended in frustration after being denied access to the dining area, despite paying $40 each for skiing passes. The explanation? We weren't staying overnight, despite the restaurant being empty. This exclusionary policy is unacceptable and a far cry from the hospitality expected. Even more disheartening was the smug attitude of the nordic center staff, which stripped away any semblance of warmth. It's clear that genuine hospitality is no longer a priority here. Devil's Thumb has lost its charm and my recommendation. Management needs to reconsider its policies and staff attitude if it hopes to regain the trust of locals and visitors alike.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Elizabeth B, Marketing at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Responded Feb 27, 2024
Susan. We appreciate this feedback. Thank you for your former advocacy. It is true that Heck’s Tavern has not been open to non-lodging guests since 2020. Ranch House Restaurant, Hallowed Grounds grab-and-go Food and Beverage shop (including coffee, breakfast, lunch, beer and wine, and seating) and our award-winning Nordic ski trails (which we thank you for trying), are open to non-lodging guests. The policy is certainly not meant to alienate drop-in guests, but rather, based on the ongoing need to focus our staffing resources. All other activities, amenities, and special events, including Heck’s Tavern as mentioned, are available to lodging guests and owners of The Ranches only. We have continually communicated this as robustly as possible with multiple signs on the way up the Ranch, prominently on the website, and through all marketing communications since implementing this policy back in 2020. Apologies for your inconvenience! We certainly invite and encourage anyone interested in Heck’s Tavern to experience the Ranch and all its offerings as lodging guests.
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Mark S wrote a review Feb 2024
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I have been going to DTR since they opened. I am a local to the area and love fine dining. DTR used to have a wonderful staff and management who cared about the experience that each guest was paying for. They used to have an award winning chef that inspected every dish as it left each kitchen. I had dinner there for Valentine’s day with my wife recently. To say, that on so many levels, this was one of the worst $450 meals I have ever had; is an understatement. I had a french onion soup that could have been passed off as an onion dip, as there was no broth, and it was served cold. We ordered some raw oysters, as they were a special, and one of them was smaller than a dime and when I pointed this out to the wait staff they acted as though they didn’t understand why I was complaining. My $175 wagyu steak was cooked to temperature, but the broccolini was so over cooked that there were literally no head blooms on the stems and these beautiful veggies were limp and mashed up in ones palate. I cannot even believe that the oysters, let alone the vegetables left the kitchen without inspection. Devils Thumb Ranch is a cautionary tale that reminds me of how corporate greed rots institutions from the inside. At the price point that this resort commands I can not imagine that the clientele will continue to come here, unless improvements are made.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Mark, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're truly sorry to hear that your Ranch House Restaurant experience was not up to par. We do agree that your plates should be inspected for quality before reaching your table and that your concerns should be addressed on the spot. We will be sharing your review with the appropriate teams in hopes of improving our service and we hope you'll consider giving us a try again in the future.
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Grace wrote a review Jan 2024
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I'll start by saying that Devil's Thumb is in a beautiful location and the rooms were well appointed and comfortable. But outside of the physical aspects, I was disappointed in the level of customer service for a very expensive hotel that claims itself to be luxury. Before I even arrived, I was switched from a room with a fireplace in the Main Lodge into a room in the High Lonesome Lodge (which in itself was not a problem as it was near the other couples I was staying with) but was told that this new room would be $250 cheaper when it in fact was slightly more expensive than the original room. When I called about this price discrepancy, they told me my new room had a balcony... not much use when it was forecast to be negative degrees outside! They then ignored my emails asking about if I could be moved back to the other room or compensated for the price I had been promised. Once onsite, the manager had no idea what I was talking about and wasn't able to assist me for several hours in what was a fairly simple request. Also, before my arrival, I was called and told that they had to cancel the horseback riding that I had booked months in advance because they had oversold the horse activities and didn't have enough staff to accommodate. They did not apologize for this activity cancellation. Similarly, I booked a massage at the spa and was told when I arrived in the spa lobby that my massage therapist could not make it in due to the snow. I understand weather related cancellations and they were able to book me for the next morning but I was disappointed in the lack of acknowledgement of this inconvenience by the staff (aside from the nice man at the front desk who did give me a glass of wine :)). The rest of the weekend was too cold for outdoor activities (again, weather is not their fault) but everything was cancelled, the spa was closed and all of the indoor activities were booked for very small groups. I was ok sitting with my book and reading but if I had been there with children, I'm sure it would have been very disappointing and boring and no accommodations were made. It was as though this ranch in Colorado had no contingency plans for bad weather. All in all, I would never recommend this ranch to anyone which is a shame because it really is beautiful but the lack of service is simply unacceptable for the price and the travel required to get there.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Elizabeth B, Marketing at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there and thank you for your review. We're so sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations and completely understand your frustrations with your lodge room and activities bookings. Guest service concerns are very important to us, so we'll be sure to cover these issues with our teams so that they're resolved effectively going forward. We absolutely agree with your suggestion for increased accommodations in the instance of impactful snow storms. Thank you again for your thoughtful feedback as we strive to provide the best experience possible for our guests.
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676candiceh wrote a review Jan 2024
Salt Lake City, Utah6 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I reserved a small cabin for the weekend. When we checked in, the cabin was a very chilly 58 degrees. We checked and saw the thermostat was set to 72, so we figured the cabin would warm up when we went to dinner. Unfortunately, when we returned an hour later the temperature hadn’t improved. We made a fire in the wood burning fireplace and called the front desk, asking for a space heater. Nearly an hour later the space heater still hadn’t arrived and despite the roaring fire, the cabin had only heated to 63 degrees. Frustrated, my husband contacted the front desk again. Moments later Travis St. George, the director of food and beverage showed up at our cabin. He apologized profusely for the problem and arranged with Manuel Melena, the executive director of guest experience and lodging to put us in a room in the lodge for the night while they fixed the heat in the cabin. The next day we went skiing and when we returned to the cabin, the heat had been fixed and it was a toasty 70 degrees. I was grateful for the exceptional service and commitment to making things right for us. This was our fourth time staying at Devil’s Thumb and I am always very happy with the service and accommodations. This is a fantastic place to spend a mountain ski weekend in Colorado!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello! Thanks for your review and for choosing to stay with us again and again! We're so sorry you had issues with the heat in your cabin and appreciate your patience and understanding as we worked to fix it for you. We're glad you were able to enjoy the trails in the meantime and that we could rectify things for you. Thank you again for your understanding and continued patronage. We hope to welcome you back again for a ski trip that is even more seamless in the future!
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nicolebow wrote a review Jan 2024
chicago, il1 contribution1 helpful vote
Go for the beautiful location, excellent activities and ranch vibe. However, be warned. The resort staff is strange. Let’s just say there was a twilight zone marathon playing on the scyfy channel when we were staying there and this felt very … appropriate. Not sure who is training the restaurant staff, concierge, front desk, facilities and housekeeping staff but whoever is in charge is doing the resort a disservice. It’s a special place that bills itself as five star but the staff makes it just feel weird. At times I actually felt uncomfortable in how the waitstaff was communicating with me, the concierge was not accommodating, the housekeeping was absent. The halls in main areas needed to be vacuumed, game room was filthy with every game broken in some way, waiting for 20+ minutes for just a cup of coffee and a stale muffin. Despite all this though, I’d still go back just because it is so pretty there, the ski trails are amazing, the activities staff is so good. This resort needs to align staff training with higher levels of service.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We do agree that our views and activities are incredible, and we strive for our service to be top-notch, too. We agree that training is key, and will share your feedback with the appropriate teams to ensure that we can provide consistent, thorough training that will result in the high levels of service that we, and our guests, expect. Thank you again, and we hope to welcome you back in the future!
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Olhacker wrote a review Sep 2023
45 contributions21 helpful votes
This review is only about the Ranchhouse Restaurant. Our son was married here 10 years ago at the fabulous Devils Thumb Ranch. We decided to take the whole family back to reminisce by having dinner there. We had only 2 options for reservations, 5:45 or 7:30. We arrived at 5:45 and we were seated to our table in an empty restaurant. Throughout our dining experience, only one other table had occupants??? Now, in terms of our meals, we dropped $400+ on meals I wouldn’t feed my dog. I had the Denver steak and had to fight to cut it with the steak knife. The only meal worthy of ordering was my wife’s short ribs. The mashed potatoes we’re good as well as the asparagus. WE WILL NEVER RETURN, and save the big bucks for Tabernash.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Elizabeth B, Marketing at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Responded Sep 18, 2023
We greatly appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the time to let us know your experience was not up to standard. If you have a few moments, a little more information about your experience would be of great value so that we can remedy, and if applicable, consider recourse for the situation. If desired, please reach out to marketing@devilsthumbranch.com.
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Shirin F wrote a review Sep 2023
NJ12 contributions11 helpful votes
This is a fairly large resort in a heavenly setting. The scenery is gorgeous. The lodge and cabins are in an idyllic surroundings. There are a lot of options for things to do. The food and restaurants are average. There are two huge negatives of this resort for which I would not recommend it . 1) They claim its a luxury resort, but it lacks customer service, staff are poorly trained and do not function as a team. They messed up our reservations for activites and blamed each other. They were also complaining about other staff getting laid off. Some of the staff gave off a bad vibe. 2) The cabins are in desperate need of a pretty significant refresh. The bathrooms are outdated and unclean. The floors were not mopped and there were cobwebs hanging in multiple places. The beds were highly uncomfortable and made creaking noises, with sagging mattresses. Overall, even though the location is so lovely and beautiful, I do not recommend it. It is highly overpriced for what you get and does not seem well run.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Carolyn T wrote a review Aug 2023
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island3 contributions1 helpful vote
The scenery was beautiful. Wide open spaces for the grandchildren to run around and plenty of activities. Along with a game room for all ages there are movies for the kids as well. I had a fantastic time on the zip lines and Sue was the best. The food was great especially the buffet breakfast.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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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 The Foundry Cinema & Bowl (3.2 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 Hernando's Pizza Pub, Pepe Osaka's Fishtaco, and Deno's Mountain Bistro.
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.
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.