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Devil's Thumb Ranch, Winter Park, Colorado

Devil's Thumb Ranch
Devil's Thumb Ranch
Devil's Thumb Ranch

Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Devil's Thumb Ranch
Devil's Thumb Ranch
Devil's Thumb Ranch

Located in Grand County, Colorado, Devil’s Thumb Ranch is a 6,000-acre guest ranch and resort that has earned numerous accolades for its environmentally-friendly remodeling and restoration. (For more information about the properties sustainable efforts and accolades)

Located 65 miles from Denver and 15 minutes west of Winter Park, Colorado, The Devil’s Thumb Ranch is a true ranch-style retreat nestled in the peaks of Colorado.

A new executive team brought a fresh perspective to the property this summer with a new Vice President and General Manager Sean Damery, Food & Beverage Director, Dale Mingo and Executive Chef Evan Treadwell.

This property is overseen by Vice President and General Manager, Sean Damery whom has been in the hospitality industry for 22 years with extensive experience at elite properties such as the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in California, the Four Seasons-Hualalai in Hawaii, Monterey Plaza & Spa (AAA Five diamond status), and Dolphin Resort & Spa in California.

This tri-fecta of talent has a combined 40 plus years of experience, which has uplifted the property and has taken it to another level as a ranch resort. Based on the principles of offering unparallel guest service, attention to detail and sustainability, the property has many new amenities and assets to boast.

Luxurious lodging with a chic rustic décor provides ultimate comfort. You are promptly greeted by the welcoming front desk staff in a expansive lobby, which offers DVD rentals, a gift shop and spacious area to lounge.

There are 52 luxurious rooms that have fireplaces and balconies which range from 350 sq ft to 800 sq ft and 16 cabins all of which include an iPod docking station, plush large pillow top bedding, mini refrigerators, pebble stone standing showers, sunken bath tubs, soft robes, paraben free bath amenities, in-room recycling, TV, DVD, and spectacular views of the surrounding outdoors.

The property is open to both visitors and locals and hosts numerous activities which allows guests to do as much as they want or as little as they want.

The fresh water outdoor pool and heated hot tub is a perfect place to bask in the sun during the day or to retire to the hot tub after an active day of fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and Nordic skiing.

Tour your way through the spacious ski and retail shop towards the ample locker rooms which leads guests outdoors to the fresh water pool and hot tub. A steam room and sauna are also available for guest use and is a place to retire after a long day of adventure.

Grab a fishing pool and take a shot at catching a fresh fish in one of their many onsite locally stocked ponds.

Seek refuge at the luxurious Western concept spa, which offers luxurious nature-based treatments, The Spa at Devil’s Thumb is the ultimate destination for relaxation and restoration.

The spa currently offers 9 spacious treatment rooms accompanied by spacious men's and women's locker rooms which include aromatherapy rooms, sauna, showers, steam room, vanities and a large indoor lounge area with access to an outdoor hot tub and lounging area.

A range of customized spa services cater towards any tired cowgirl or cowboy’s needs including 6 varieties of skin care therapies provided by all-natural skincare line, Eminence. Nine modalities of massage, body soaks, body wraps, hand and foot essential oil treatments, Eastern therapies and indulgent packages.

A yoga studio is located on the 2nd floor offering yoga, meditation and fitness classes throughout the week with a view that overlooks the Continental Divide, instantly brings one back into balance and tranquility. (For more information about the spa and yoga studio visit: http://m.examiner.com/exPets/pm_100708/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=FaGjXLvS)

There are also plenty of places to dine on the property.

Begin your day with a cup of Joe, at the Hallowed Grounds Coffee Shop.

Grab lunch at Heck's which offers a casually refined dining experience with an excellent patio to join in good company, relax, imbibe and eat a delicious meal while taking in the expansive view of the Continental Divide.

Ingredients are fresh, organic, locally sourced and delicious.

Among favorite dishes are:

Morales Farm Summer Greens - Hazelnut, goat cheese, citrus salad

Colorado Beef Carpaccio - Carrot - apple - jicama slaw

Housemade Four-Cheese Ravioli - Morales Farm chive saffron sauce

Artisan Cheese Plate - Local honeycomb, fig almond bread

End the night with dinner and loved ones at the exquisite Ranch House located in the original homestead that was built on the Ranch in the 1930s. The restaurant concept is New American Mountain Cuisine which is organic, locally grown, fresh and delicious all captured in an intimate setting with magnificent views.

Among some favored dishes are:

As a starter: Local Pumpkin & Parmesan Soup - Poppy Seed Mascarpone Mousse & Wild Rice

For the Entrees:
Pan Seared Millbrook Farm Venison - Butternut Squash Tart "Tatin" & Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Maple Cured & Smoked Salmon - Wild Mushroom Risotto Cake & Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

And one must not forget dessert:
Chocolate “Devil’s Thumb” Pinot Noir Raspberries
Selection of Artisan Crafted Cheese

(For more information about: their dining options visit http://www.examiner.com/resort-spa-in-denver/dining-at-the-devil-s-thumb-ranch-winter-park-colorado-review)

Other leisure activities include:

-Fly fishing

-Cabin Creek stables:

The Stables on site offer classes for children and adults

-Sleigh rides

-Carriage rides

-Group horseback riding

-Private party horseback riding

-Classes for children riding and care instruction

(For more information visit: http://m.examiner.com/exPets/pm_100709/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=D45wadKX)

-Rafting/Kayaking

-Golf

-Hiking (the property has a network of approximately 100 km of groomed trails)

-Mountain Biking (rentals available onsite)

-Swimming Pool and Hot Tub (geothermally heated)

-Snow-shoeing

-Nordic Skiing

-Snowmobiling

-Cross country skiing

-Downhill and snowboard rental

-Extreme Skiing

-Badminton

-Volley Ball

-Croquet

-Theater

-Children's game room

For more information contact:

Devil’s Thumb Ranch

P.O. Box 750, 3530 County Road 83

Tabernash, Colorado 80478

T: 800.933.4339.

W: www.devilsthumbranch.com

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