In the spotlight | Amenities at Devil’s Thumb Ranch enhance the experience
On a 6,000-acre easement, Devil’s Thumb Ranch offers rustic lodging with upscale amenities. Folks must have appreciated this, because it was voted best lodging in Grand County this year.
“We’re proud to have won that one,” said Brian Ripley, chief revenue officer at the ranch.
The location offers views of the continental divide that Ripley called unparalleled.
The lodging itself is done in “parkitecture” style, which references buildings created in a style that is meant to harmonize with the natural environment.
Ripley said the ranch provides a large range of amenities that enhances the lodging experience. Guests at Devil’s Thumb Ranch have access to a spa, award-winning restaurants, horseback riding, cattle driving and private fly-fishing waters.
There is a large push for sustainability at the ranch as well. Devil’s Thumb Ranch attempts to be as eco-friendly as possible by using reclaimed materials, generating energy with solar panels and offering water bottle filling stations on every floor.
Ripley described the rooms themselves as nicely furnished and elegantly styled.
The amenities provided at the lodge enhance the experience, but Ripley said the intimate and secluded getaway is what allows guests to get back to nature.
“I think what people enjoy the most is the remote intimacy and the ability to connect with the pristine land all around it,” Ripley said.
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