2000 Hectares of Gobsmacked Colorado

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 See complete article on stuff.co.nz by John Henzell here.

Adding to the weariness from hard skiing, we're looking forward to Devil's Thumb Ranch, a 2000-hectare property just down the valley in Tabernash. It's owned by a Denver couple who have developed the ranch more as a hobby than as a money-making proposition. The attention to detail is gobsmacking, with a mammoth main room of stone and timber.

That philosophy continues with the Ranch Creek Spa, located in a separate building.

In one of eight therapy rooms, I'm soon face down on the massage table, wondering if the bowl below my face is intended to catch my drool.

"Ah, no," my masseuse responds, more tactfully than my question warrants. She fills it with boiling water to provide a rising plume of aromatic steam.

An hour later I'm blissed out and sitting back on the couch, wondering how I ever felt sore or tired from the skiing, and again raring to hit the slopes again in the morning.