Have questions about working at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa?

What should I do if I'm having trouble filling out the online application?
Contact HR at 970-726-7007 or fill out the hardcopy application here. Please specify which job positions you are interested in on the application and return the application to us one of three ways:

Email: hr@devilsthumbranch.com
Fax: 970-726-9038
Mail: Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Attn:  Human Resources
P.O. Box 750
Tabernash, CO 80478

How do I get to Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa?

From Denver:

  • Follow I-70 West approximately 40 miles to Exit 232
  • Follow Exit 232 onto Hwy 40 which will take you over Berthoud Pass and into Winter Park
  • Continue on Hwy 40 through the towns of Winter Park and Fraser
  • Take a right on CR 83, before you get to the town of Tabernash
  • Take a right at the fork in the road & follow another 3 miles to the Ranch


Is employee housing available?

Yes. However, you must be offered a position first before you are eligible to be considered for housing. Employee housing is not guaranteed but rather on a first-come first-serve basis related to when we receive your required $400 security deposit. Rent varies from $200-400 per month and includes all utilities.  Please see our housing page for additional info.

Most of our employees live outside of employee housing.  If you're interested in finding a rental, we recommend looking for a place in Winter Park, Fraser, Tabernash, or Granby.  Craiglist & skyhidailynews.com or the best sources for finding a rental.

Do you do any type of pre-employment screening?

Yes. All potential employees are required to undergo a full criminal background screening.  All job offers are contingent on passing the background screening.  Any violations will be reviewed for job relatedness.  Positions that require the use of company or personal vehicles will also undergo a Motor Vehichle Record check.  Drivers must have a valid US Driver's License and fewer than 3 minor violations and/or 1 major violation within the past five years.

Are meals included?

Meals are not included in the employee compensation package.  However, employees receive 50% off to-go meals in the restaurants.  There is also a break room available with a refrigerator and microwaves for those who prefer to bring a lunch.  We feel it's important to dine as a team, so  once monthly we host a Potluck Payday, which is 100% free to employees.

Do you hire interns?

Each year we hire 2-3 paid interns in each of the following areas:

  • Food & Beverage Non-Management Internship
  • Food & Beverage Management Internship
  • Culinary Internship
  • Pastry Arts Internship
  • Lodging Internship

In order to apply for one of these internship positions, you must be a university student or recent graduate with an emphasis in one of these fields.  Please email you letter of interest and resume to hr@devilsthumbranch.com.

Do you hire international employees?

Each year we hire seasonal J1 Work & Travel Students for our winter & summer seasons.  We also hire 12-month J1 interns/trainees for the above internship positions.

Interested students should contact the following agencies in order to apply for these positions.  Students applying via our website will not be considered for employment. 

  • Universal Student Exchange:  www.workuse.com
  • Cultural Homestay International:  www.chinet.org/wt

What am I expected to wear to work?

Some positions provide indoor/outdoor uniforms; please discuss the expectations directly with your hiring manager. Additional expectations:

  • Arrive bathed, fresh shaven, and with fresh breath
  • Conservative jewelry and hair styles; no unusual colors permitted
  • Beards must be short and neatly trimmed
  • Facial piercings and visible tattoos are not permitted; one earring in each ear is permitted for females
  • Uniforms must be neat and clean; nametags are worn at all times.

Have any advice on how to land a job at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa?

  • Research our property.  We want you to know why it’s such a great place & prove to us that you are passionate about being a part of it.
  • Select a job to apply for.  We appreciate your willingness to take "any available job", but we would prefer you select a job that you would truly like to have.
  • Guest Service!  Our main focus is providing guests with a personalized experience that exceeds their expectations.  That’s where you come into play.  Emphasize your guest service experience in your application and demonstrate it to us throughout your interview process.
  • Attention to detail.  It’s everyone’s job to ensure that things are in their place at the Ranch.  This comes down to detail.  Show us your attention to detail by taking the time to fill out your application accurately and completely.
  • Teamwork.  We value employees who go out of their way to help co-workers and other departments.  If a team spirit is one of your strengths, you’re on the right track.
  • Send a letter of interest to supplement your application.  This is your chance to differentiate yourself from all the other applicants.  Make sure to tell us why you want to work here!


Have a question that’s not listed here?
Contact Human Resources at  970-726-7007 or  hr@devilsthumbranch.com.