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Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch
Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch

Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.devilsthumbranch.com
  • Phone: (970) 726-7002
  • Hours of Operation: :30 pm - 9:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: We offer special events from 2 to 180 persons. Various spaces available including private wine cellar, meeting rooms with views and large conference area with views.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch
Folks in Grand County know that if it's a special occasion, there's really only one place to go. Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch sits rather unpretentiously on the edge of a sweeping meadow with the Continental Divide above, and worn hardwood floors below. You see, it's located in the original homestead that was built on the Ranch in the 1930s. We like to think that when those early pioneers picked the spot for their home, it was chosen for it's magnificient views - elk and moose wander by, the stars blanket the sky like you'll never see in a city. We also like to think that those early Ranchers knew a thing or two about eating well. And we carry on the tradition with style at Ranch House Restaurant. We serve New American Mountain Cuisine here - which means real food, cooked with real ingredients. Organic and locally grown whenever we can. Always fresh, always delicious.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I have been to Devil's Thumb Ranch a handful of times. DTR continues to impresses me with their outstanding service and quality. On this occasion, we were celebrating our anniversary at the Ranch House restaurant. The food was top shelf and the environment was very comfortable but not pretentious. Catching dinner here with expansive views of the sunlit Continental Divide was a fantastic way to cap of the day."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "7/4/14--My husband and I went to Ranch House Restaurant for our 1st anniversary. Our experience at Ranch House was a perfect ending to a wonderful day. Our cocktails were perfectly crafted, and our meal was absolutely delicious! We ordered the bison filet & the elk medallion. Fantastic. For dessert we had a decadent chocolate torte adorned with edible "Happy Anniversary" chocolate. On top of the wonderful meal, the service was excellent! The staff was attentive and warm. We can't wait to be back!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb was on par with top steak houses from New York or Chicago yet with an incredible view of the Continental Divide. We would go again without delay"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Ranch House at DevilsThumb, CO, is fantastic. Extensive wine list, knowledgable staff and great food. It offers a 5 star CO experience with Bison, Elk, Wagu beef and other Western choices . We even got to tour their wine cellar. Exceptional!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • " Our waiter did a great job explaining any questions about the menu and offering substitutions for our dietary needs. Personable but not hovering. Enjoyed the meal tremendously. And what a view!!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Wonderful setting and backdrop of the Continental Divide. Restaurant was relatively quiet and relaxing. Service was outstanding. Menu was quite varied and offered dishes not normally available in the Colorado area. Opted for the five course tasting dinner which was absolutely wonderful except for the unfortunate situation that one item, which was the basis for our original selection, was substituted during the meal. It would have been nice, and more appropriate to notify that the abalone was not available prior to ordering. The meal and it's presentation were excellent overall and the associated wine pairings very complementary. Our Server was extremely efficient, attentive and acknowledged the oversight appropriately. Will Return! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We had heard a lot about this restaurant and it lived up to it's great reputation. I had the most amazing sea scollops and my husband had the trout on potato cakes. The food was perfectly cooked and uniquely prepared. The ambiance was fun, rustic, charming and romantic. There were plenty of kiddos and although my husband and I were on a kid-free weekend, the restaurant staff were such experts with the kids that the private romance remained. Our waitress was friendly and a delightful hostess for our evening. She was from Lithuania which made for a fun conversation about our travels. I highly recommend Devil's Thumb Ranch as well as the Ranch House restaurant."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I stayed at the Devil's Thumb Ranch and on our last night dined at the Ranch House--a memorable evening. Terrific menu--we did the tasting menu. It was superb. An excellent mix of seafood and beef--well-prepared. Outstanding wine and spirits list with excellent variety from the value end to high end selections. The early evening view in April of the still-snow-covered mountains was breathtaking. And service was outstanding--very friendly. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The food here was excellent. The kitchen, though, does move at a much slower pace than we are used to. A three course dinner (no dessert) took almost two and a half hours. The staff is eager, attentive and very well trained."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in the door we were treated like special guests. Fabulous evening experience!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The Ranch House at Devil's Thumb ranks with the best restaurants we have experienced in our travels. The descriptors that come to mind are "original, creative, delicious and memorable"."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Every bite of food was well appointed with flavor and texture but not over reaching. The Waygu beef is offered at the ounce size cut of your choice in three steak options. Where else can you customize your dinner for your personal preference? The elk steak was also prepared beautifully. Great wine list. An engaged server added depth and insight to the menu and chefs. The snow falling outside in the evening/night light rounded out a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We went to Devils Thumb Ranch for our anniversary and although our expectations were high the Ranch House restaurant exceeded them. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The Devil's Thumb is nestled in the mountains by Winter Park, CO. If you are looking for a very nice evening out this is the place to go. They are also very kid friendly so don't hesitate to bring them along. Great food, great wine and exceptional service."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The mountain trout was to die for. Chocolate truffles to finish it off!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Unfortunately, the confirmation of a party of five, confirmed the night before, was not conveyed. Additionally, the night of, an accident occurred in town, and traffic delayed. I called to alert the restaurant, and they looked" blind" that I had called to say I would be delayed. Ultimately, it was a lovely dining experience, but the "manager on duty" and host were young and did not convey what your image should be. Bad mark on front staffing!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed this restaurant so much during our visit to Winter Park last year, that we made sure to book a reservation for this year too. The level of service, menu knowledge and customer care is top notch."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "A very romantic spot in a quiet setting. Very friendly waiter and staff. After dinner drinks by the fireplace was a welcome change. The braised short-ribs were outstanding when paired with the Faust cabernet. I did like the butterscotch Crème Brule the best of the trio."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Wonderful meal and dining experience to celebrate Valentines Day."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We've been here several times and each time is both memorable and enjoyable! The food is always excellent, they have a great wine list and we always get a knowledgable, attentive and friendly server. If your in the Winter Park area I would highly recommend a trip to Devil's Thumb Ranch and take the time to dine at The Ranch House."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Another outstanding evening at Devil's Thumb Ranch. We were there on Wednesday evening and enjoyed the "Wine Down" discounts - even the Cristal Champaign was half price - so we got to enjoy a bubbly that we would not otherwise ever try. The Colorado striped bass was absolutely outstanding as were the scallops. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "In every way a 5 star place fit for a king or qyen!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere, creative and delicious food with allergy friendly options and an exceptionally friendly and helpful staff that can't be beat! Mix all that with a wonderful place to stay, miles of cross-country/mountain biking trails and a top notch spa and you can't go wrong. The only downside is having to leave."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We ate there 2 nights in a row. Night one was quite good; we ate the chef's menu with wine pairings (although not all the pairings worked). The second night, we chose form the menu and, frankly, the dishes were inedible; dry, tasteless and boring. We were warned that Ranch House was very uneven, and, unfortunately, it's true"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We always look forward to dinner at the Ranch House on every trip to the Fraser Valley."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Unfortunately the Ranch House was having a bad night on January 1. After 1.5 hours we did not know if our entrees would ever show up and we weren't hungry any more."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Very average service and food, disappointing value. Our check was $250 for 2A and 2C and if we had it to do again, we would not. Management really needs to evolve the service engagement and culinary portions/quality to match the ambience and setting of the Ranch."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I wish the ranch ( where we stayed in lodge for Christmas) would have let us know that this restaurant was not kid friendly. Others dining there gave us looks of " wish I wasn't sitting next to them" . Our 4 year old daughter is usually very good but was shy and not in her element here. We almost left after being seated as even the waitress changed when she saw we had a child. We ate here for Christmas dinner. The Prime rib was incredible and I recommend their food and pumpkin cheesecake dessert was great. It isn't a place to eat if you are in a hurry and there is no kids menu. Staying at the ranch is kid friendly but I really wish they had another restaurant there for kids- ie. hamburger / pizza place."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "was there twice in a row. Both times it took too long for our initial drink order. One time 20 minutes, the other time 10-15. Food is never a disappointment."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Our experience at this restaurant was top notch. The food is excellent. It was well prepared, unique and very flavorful. The restaurant has a wonderful, warm ambience and the service was unbeatable. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "3 small pieces of elk sausage does not qualify as a $36 gourmet dinner."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We went to the ranch house in October which is really the off season for the winter park area. The food is great but the atmosphere in the off season is a little bit lacking. But then again that isn't their fault, that is life in a resort town. The elk filet was exceptional. I didn't know you could get elk that tender. I would love to go back during the height of ski season!"
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Celebrated a birthday with family, got there a little early so we could walk around. great evening with fabulous food an friendly service."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "It's sometimes difficult to find high-qualify fine dining in CO mountain towns (Aspen and Vail excluded) so it's nice to see that Devil's Thumb has been able to keep the quality of the food and overall experience at the Ranch House so high over the years."
    Dined on 9/8/2013
  • "Our meal tasted amazing, but even more impressive was the level of service we received from Seann. She was professional and accommodating, making sure our needs were met was her most important task at each conversation. She was friendly and knowledgable and put the overall experience over the top for us!"
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "This was our first visit to The Ranch restaurant. We had heard good things but were absolutely amazed at the food. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and made to feel very welcome. The service was perfect and we were thrilled with the menu. Everything we ordered (three different salads and three different entrees) was delicious. We had no room for dessert so will have to try that next time!"
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "My review title says it all. If you can dine during daylight hours you can view the long-range mountain views. The food and presentation makes you want to photograph it :-). We always bring newbies to the restaurant and we have yet to have unhappy comments - everyone is always so impressed with the food and the entire experience. Looking forward to next time."
    Dined on 8/7/2013
  • "Everything about the Ranch House is excellent. The Elk Tenderloin melted in your mouth."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "My husband and I went to The Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch for our 18th anniversary. The staff surprised us with complimentary glasses of champagne. Our table had an amazing view of the ranch; the service was fabulous; the dinner amazing; and the wine list was extensive. We both agreed that it was the best anniversary dinner we've ever had."
    Dined on 7/10/2013
  • "The Ranch House Restaurant is a special place for us with an amazing view and outstanding food. We have been visiting this restaurant for years and have never been disappointed with the food or service."
    Dined on 6/16/2013