Staying at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

On my recent trip to Winter Park Resort, we also stayed a night at Devil’s Thumb Ranch — 6,000 acres of beautiful Colorado wilderness. Devil’s Thumb Ranch truly is a beautiful, rustic ranch resort with modern, luxurious amenities!

Visiting Devils Thumb Ranch - The Lodge

I mean, just look how beautiful the property is from above! My DJI Spark captured this shot:

Visiting Devils Thumb Ranch

Staying at Devil's Thumb Ranch

Visiting Devils Thumb Ranch- Room

We stayed in the High Lonesome Lodge in a room with two queen beds and a balcony with gorgeous views of the mountains!

Visiting Devils Thumb Ranch- Balcony View
Visiting Devils Thumb Ranch- The Lodge Room

The bathroom had a walk-in, rock shower and huge bathtub — perfect for soaking after cross country skiing!

Right outside our room was this cute and cozy fire pit.

Visiting Devils Thumb Ranch - Fire Pit

Cross Country Skiing at Devil's Thumb Ranch

Devil’s Thumb Ranch was just named the #1 Cross Country Skiing Resort by USA Today! So of course, when you visit, you must cross country ski at least once!

Visiting Devils Thumb Ranch - Cross Country Ski

Neither Shelly nor I had ever cross country skied, so we were a little nervous about doing it, but after booking a lesson, we picked it up in no time! 

Visiting Devils Thumb Ranch - Cross Country Skiing

Our instructor was so kind and very patient with us. I was convinced cross country skiing was going to be really difficult and unenjoyable, but we actually had a great time! 

We mostly stayed on flat open areas, but it was a great work out with even better views surrounding us!

Cross Country Skiing at Devil's Thumb Ranch and Spa

Group lessons are $40/person for one hour with multiple time slots throughout the day. You can also book a one-hour private lesson for $50/person. They have equipment available for rental. 

Shop my skiing outfit: PomPom Beanie | Sojos Polarized Sunglasses | Ski Coat rented from Kit Lender | Wool Socks (keeps your feet extra warm) | Fleece Lined Leggings

Eating at Devil's Thumb Resort

We tried out two of the restaurants on site, and both were really good!

Devil's Thumb Ranch and Spa - restaurants

We had lunch and dinner at Heck’s Tavern. They have a variety of different options, with the star of the menu being their Wagyu beef — they have their own herd grazing right on the ranch!

I had the Wagyu beef burger and it was delicious! We also got the fried zucchini and would recommend those as well!

Devil's Thumb Ranch and Spa - Heck's Tavern Burger
Devil's Thumb Ranch and Spa - Heck's Tavern

For dinner, you are encouraged to make a reservation. You can either call 970-726-7013 or book it online

Visiting Devils Thumb Ranch - Hecks Tavern Lodge

When it’s cold, they light the giant fire place in the middle of the restaurant!

Devil's Thumb Ranch and Spa - Heck's Tavern Fireplacea

It was dark in the restaurant at dinner so my pictures aren’t as good as the others, but the food and drinks were great!

Devil's Thumb Ranch and Spa - Heck's Tavern Dinner
Devil's Thumb Ranch and Spa - Heck's Tavern Dinner Drinks

We ate at Hallowed Grounds Coffee Shop for breakfast the next morning. It has coffee, lattes, tea, chai, etc. and typical cafe food. I had the bagel and lox and really liked it!

Visiting Devils Thumb Ranch- Hallowed Grounds Coffee

Ranch Creek Spa + Pool

Shelly had a massage at the Ranch Creek Spa and said she really enjoyed it!

Visiting Devils Thumb Ranch - Spa

They also have a big heated pool and hot tub. I thought it would be too cold to actually enjoy it, but that warm water feels AMAZING!

Visiting Devils Thumb Ranch, Colorado

Overall, I would highly recommend staying at Devil’s Thumb Ranch if you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing getaway. We loved our time there and would definitely return in the future!

Any questions? Feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer them!

xx Chels

Staying at Devil’s Thumb Ranch - #1 Cross Country Skiing Resort
Cross Country Skiing at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Colorado
The #1 Cross Country Skiing Resort in America - Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Colorado
Staying at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and Resort, Colorado
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