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Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
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“Breathtaking!”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Beauty doesn't begin to describe how amazing Devil's Thumb Ranch is! The setting is absolutely breathtaking against the snow dusted mountains. The chilly wind frosts patterns in the long fall grass. Layers of earth, plant, stone, cloud, and sky create soft stacks of every color as far as the eye can see. Inside the lodge you are greeted by friendly and eager staff that are accommodating and attentive. The decor is warm and inviting. At every turn, there is a comfy nook beckoning for you to sit for a spell and relax. The bed is soft and comforting. There are so many things to do at the Ranch that there's no need to plan for anything else. Or, you can just sit by one of the many fires and enjoy a good book while sinking into a cozy weathered couch.

Room Tip: Ask for a continental divide view room!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perdido Key, Florida, United States
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

The most comfortable, warm bed ever. After an incredible meal at the Ranch House Restaurant (onsite) and romantic fire in the antique filled cabin, to fall into the down comforter bed was just the perfect end to a wonderful day. Remember to pack your bathing suit so you can enjoy the heated indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub, too! I would definitely recommend this resort.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This resort is an opulent retreat with true Western style, comfort, and atmosphere. The lodge is full of wood and feels like the old west, while at the same time being comfortable and offering the amenities found at many 4-star resorts. The lodge has a large two-story restaurant with table seating, a western-feel bar, and super comfortable weathered leather couches, all centered around a massive four-sided, two-story river rock fireplace.

The guest rooms in the lodge have beautiful wood paneling, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and authentic Western decor. The bed was superb, as were the linens. The bath featured a river rock shower, a separate soaking tub, and heated tile floors (a must for Colorado falls and winters).

The views of the mountains from the lodge, the pool, the hot tub, and throughout the resort are spectacular.

Although I'd gladly stay at this resort again and would recommend it to almost anyone, I have to do so with a few caveats. Although this is a casual Western resort, they do host many weddings, and I did have occasion to iron some clothes. To my disappointment, the ironing board was very subpar. It was small (maybe two feet long and 8-10 inches wide), and was tabletop. It was very difficult to iron my clothes. Fortunately, I didn't need to iron slacks nor did my ironing need to be perfect, but I have come to expect full-size ironing boards in places like this. Had I needed to do such ironing, I would have been really frustrated. Turndown service happened at about 4:00PM, which seemed quite early. Also, the food was quite expensive. Although overall the food was good, I found the $10-12 cold cut sandwiches at the coffee shop to be quite overpriced for a simple assembled sandwich. The pool, hot tub, steam room, and sauna are not accessible directly from the lodge; you need to go outside and in to a separate building to access them. Although they have locker rooms in that separate building, it is a bit of a hassle to have to take your warm clothes and other possessions and deal with a locker just to frequent the pool or hot tub.

One final comment only to provide information to others, since it didn't bother me. This is an outdoors-focused resort, and it is among the splendor and beauty of the Colorado high country. That said, the resort emphasizes the outdoors and the activities that it offers. The TV in the room is quite small for a resort this size (32" maybe?), and only has about 7 channels: the major networks, ESPN, CNN, and Disney. This didn't bother me one bit, as I spent most of my time outdoors, however, it could be a problem for others expecting the typical large cable/satellite TV selection found at most resorts.

Overall, this place is a luxurious retreat and a true Western experience 9000 feet up in the Colorado high country.

Room Tip: Request a west-facing room for the best views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Real antiques in your room
Each room is a little different from neighboring rooms
Elk bugling
Yummy lemon coconut cookies on your pillow
quiet
Great spa
Wonderful restaurant, all organic, locally sourced when possible.
When the James Beard Foundation allows one of its events to be held at a location, you know it will be fabulous.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the meadow Or get a ridge top cabin
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Unbelievable mountain getaway. We stayed in a 2 bedroom cabin with a kitchen and a fireplace. The place was impeccable. Beds were huge and comfortable. It felt like home. Only complaint, while minor, was that service was a little slow at the restaurant. But that may have been an exception because everyone from the valet to the front desk, to our housekeeper was friendly, attentive and made us feel welcome. Can't recommend this place enough.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We just attended a wedding at Devil's Thumb this past weekend. It was a ton of fun and absolutely gorgeous location! However, everything feels a bit fabricated Western experience (touristy), but it's absolutely worth a visit.

We stayed in the bunkhouse because it was far less expensive than the main lodge, but you are so far away from all the amenities, in the end it's not worth the cost savings. Basically you're paying for a spa and pool you'll never use. We were also told there would be a shuttle between both locations. This never happened. The Bunkhouse is great if you have a large group that is only staying there. I highly DO NOT recommend it if you are in fact planning on taking part in anything at Devil's Thumb Ranch.

The food was decent, but nothing like what you find at top restaurants in other Colorado ski towns.

I wanted to love this place, but for sure like it and will probably visit again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Love that the pool is heated and open year round. The hot tub and steam room are good, too!
Happy Hour at the fire pit has delicious appetizers and you can't beat the scenery there. Walked to the pond to watch fly fishing and met new friends on the deck. Great staff, and all the rooms we have stayed in are comfy and lavish. We will spread the good word, and be back as soon as we can. The Fall specials make it affordable for us! Thank you!

Room Tip: Liked both rooms we stayed in! Corner suite was large , sunny and quiet!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Address: 3530 County Road 83, Tabernash, CO 80478
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Location: United States > Colorado > Grand County > Tabernash
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty 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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