Devil’s Thumb Ranch is a world-class year-round resort and spa nestled at the base of the Continental Divide just 65 miles west of Denver. Located on 6,000 expansive acres, Devil’s Thumb Ranch offers rustically elegant accommodations, top-notch dining, and an abundance of recreational and restorative activities throughout the year. Rekindle your romance with the great outdoors and escape with that special someone to this hidden resort near Denver that feels a million miles away from it all.
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Whether you're looking for a quick fall getaway or a leisurely stay in a winter wonderland, Devil's Thumb Ranch boasts all the comforts of home and all the rustic charm of the range.
Since 1938, pioneers, ranchers, and respite-seekers have warmed their bones by the fire of the old homestead and swapped war stories from the great beyond. Now it's your chance to do the same at this ruggedly upscale resort and spa.
You can feast your eyes on the full moon as it rises over the divide...
...and awaken to this wildly beautiful landscape full of mystery, tranquility, and wonder.
Devil's Thumb Ranch is a highly respected, environmentally friendly resort and spa that boasts an amazing array of amenities, including two restaurants, a coffee shop, theater, library, non-video game room, fitness center, and a year-round outdoor pool and hot tub.
Early ranchers most certainly understood the importance of a hearty breakfast, and you too should fill 'er up at Heck's Tavern before embarking on your outdoor adventures.
Experience the "Wild West" by taking a wagon ride or hoofing on horseback.
Explore the trails and lush woodlands on a hike or mountain bike...
...and you may even make some furry friends along the way.
Or perhaps you'd fancy a little fly fishing for browns and rainbows and cutthroat?
Or if you'd rather spend your day reading and relaxing at the pool, no one will judge you, I promise.
Treat yourself to a massage, soak, scrub, and more, at their 18,000-square-foot spa.
And it's not just for the ladies, cowboys! The spa boasts special combinations just for men, including deep tissue massages, full body scrubs, and a gentleman's facial that'll take you "from Ranch Hand to Rockefeller" in the whip of a lasso.
Devil's Thumb Ranch transforms into a wondrous winter paradise as soon as the snow falls, and it continues to offer a premier Colorado experience that honors the beauty of our Rocky Mountain landscape and its priceless natural resources.
Imagine a 6,000-acre playground just outside your door, where you can discover the thrill of cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, tubing, ice skating, horseback riding, and much, much more.
Spend quality time sweating it out with your sweetheart...
...or teaching your little ones the value of the great outdoors.
Afterward, enjoy a nice soak in the hot tub or take a restorative yoga class at the spa.
Later, thaw out by the stone fireplace...
...and fill your belly with beer and burgers. In fact, Devil's Thumb Ranch is the proud home of two award-winning eateries, Heck's Tavern and the Ranch House Restaurant and Saloon, located in the original homestead built in the 1930s.
They offer a wide range of accommodations, including adorable private cabins and cozy lodge rooms and suites with amenities like stone fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, heated flooring, terraces with fire pits, and exterior porches with views of the Continental Divide.
They also claim to have the "most comfortable beds this side of the Pecos," and I dare you to prove them otherwise.
Cozy slippers, a roaring fire, and a good read are the perfect recipe for a total recharge.