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

Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.devilsthumbranch.com/
  • Phone: 9707267002
  • Hours of Operation:
    5:00 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (30)scenic view (25)romantic (21)fit for foodies (19)notable wine list (16)good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (4)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Disappointing Service
    MrsHmr
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was great, gorgeous location but service was lacking. Didn't see our server for 15-20 at a time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at the ranch house
    TommieBoy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant is very nice and relaxing. Wish I could have said the same for the food. Took a long time to get our entree. When it finally arrived the food was cold. When we finally got the wait persons attention, she took the food back and brought out another entree that was hot. Never checked back to see if the food was better, nor did she apologize for the cold food. By this time we had lost interest in eating. Had requested that this was a special occasion (Anniversary), nothing was ever mentioned. Yet 2 other tables around us were given a desert for their special occasion.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful view...
    BlueSky
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    except for the table of dirty glasses outside the window of the restaurant marring the view of the pasture, trees, and continental divide. We have been there many times and this is the first time we experienced this problem. Other than that very good food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous food, impeccable service
    FoodLoverWith3Kids
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was an incredible spur-of-the-moment experience; our waiter Seanne was very knowledgeable about the food, its sources, and she was very professional but still provided a great personal touch. The food was so delicious and beautifully presented - even our 3 kids were closing their eyes and slowing down to fully chew and savor the flavors that expounded. The combinations and creativity were enjoyable and not overly pretentious just for the sake of creativity. The ambience was also just perfect - the warm wood surrounding us as we gazed outside while the sun set. We will remember this experience for a long time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It doesn't get better than this!
    RevTomVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    What a great find! The drive and the views from the tables are beautiful, the service is tops, and the food is incredible. We both had the trout dinner, and it was an awesome blend of great fish and amazing tastes. We're not in Winter Park often, but this will always be a "must do" for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • serene
    Ghinny
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Exceptional food, epitome of service, beautiful environment, diverse menu, a special place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WOW !
    SuperbVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A remarkable and memorable bar & dining experience. This restaurant is very "Off the beaten path" but SO WORTH GETTING THERE. Definitely the biggest highlight of our culinary experience on recent vacation to Breckenridge. We had Wagyu tartare and great drinks at the bar before hand. Topher, bartender, was outstanding; made us feel totally comfortable. Then we moved into the dining room and the food and service were impeccable. We had Corn Chowder, an abalone appetizer, Wagyu beef Filet, Elk and upside down cake. Each item was totally delectable, beautifully presented, perfectly cooked, tasty, simply outstanding ! Our server, Enrika, was superb and made us feel at home. The interior of bar and restaurant are both very special & unique.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Splendid
    DrDRVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Good menu, excellent taste, large portions, pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Devil's Thumb Ranch Gem
    Madge
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's thumb Ranch is outstanding. From the outstanding service to the delicious food, everything made for an extremely enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience at DTR
    Mike
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    AimK
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Supurb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great romantic getaway
    luv2dance
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner Delight
    JohnM02
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Evening
    Hike4Life
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 134 reviews are from the Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch reviews archive.
  • Hidden Gem
    Gabe
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Allow Plenty of Time
    chaunceysfVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In one word: FANTASTIC
    PCGuest
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    From the moment we walked in the door we were treated like special guests. Fabulous evening experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    ravdin
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    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".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waygu
    Foodbits
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dining experience!
    BILL
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We went to Devils Thumb Ranch for our anniversary and although our expectations were high the Ranch House restaurant exceeded them. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    frolickingpuddleglums
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The mountain trout was to die for. Chocolate truffles to finish it off!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Ranch Restaurant
    Ginger
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great repeat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very romantic spot in a
    BJ2455
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful meal and dining
    ABM123
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Wonderful meal and dining experience to celebrate Valentines Day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Valentine's dinner
    dwhalen
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening at Devil's Thumb
    BAC1
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In every way a 5 star place
    Nancy
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    In every way a 5 star place fit for a king or qyen!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent in Every Way!
    JEM68
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Rob22VIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Miss
    BobandSuzy
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    We always look forward to dinner at the Ranch House on every trip to the Fraser Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunately the Ranch House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    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.
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  • Not worth the investment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not an ideal place for children
    Momof4yrold
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    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.
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  • takes too long for drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    nancyh
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 3 small pieces of elk sausage
    noRHR
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    3 small pieces of elk sausage does not qualify as a $36 gourmet dinner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic