Wine Spectator, Award of Excellence: Ranch House Restaurant (2015, 2016, 2017, and now 2018)

Given to just 33 other restaurants in Colorado (of the 1,093 statewide total awards), and less than 1,100 worldwide, the Best of Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants with lists that display vintage depth or excellent breadth across several regions as well as lists that offer a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both style and price.
See The Ranch House Restaurants’s article

ColoradoBiz: Best Meeting & Events Venue (2017 & 2018)

Best Meetings & Event Venue
2018 Runners Up: Best Hotel for Business & Best Hotel for Leisure

Annual business choice readers’ poll on the best places to meet, play, recreate and other products and services

Colorado Meetings & Events Magazine: Top Meeting & Event Facility Outside Denver (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Annual reader’s poll that honors the best places to meet and host meetings.
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USA Today: Top Five Cross Country Ski Resorts (2015, 2016, 2017)

Annual reader’s choice honors for the best Nordic Centers in the country
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Food & Wine: The Coziest Restaurant in Colorado

Food & Wine named Ranch House Restaurant & Saloon as their Colorado pick for “The Coziest Restaurant in Every State.”
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Trip Advisor: 2018 Certificate of Excellence

Founded in 2010, the Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service. This designation is given to establishments that have consistently achieved great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

See Devil’s Thumb on TripAdvisor.


Sky-Hi Daily News Readers’ Choice Awards: Best Cross-Country Skiing, Best Deck/Patio, Best Lodging, Best Wedding Venue (2017)

Annual reader honors for the best places in Grand County to stay, eat, recreate and play

34th Annual Chef’s Cup: People’s Choice Award & Best Entrée (2016)

Sky-Hi Daily News announces the 34th Annual Chef’s Cup. A benefit for the youth ski and board education programs at the Winter Park Competition Center, the 34th Annual Chef’s Cup dishes out the area’s culinary affair, as chefs from leading restaurants throughout Grand County compete for best dish awards.

OpenTable: Diner’s Choice (2016)

Diners’ Choice lists recognize outstanding restaurants based on feedback from thousands of local diners. The diners’ feedback is then used to create OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice lists that celebrate the best local restaurants.
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Destination Colorado: Company of the Year (2016)

Awarded by an internal review committee, the Company of the Year Award is given to an industry leader who demonstrates great work and commitment on behalf of Colorado and the meetings industry. This includes offering a very special resort and venue for meeting and wedding planners that represents a truly unique Colorado experience as well as ability to host memorable events.
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Eat it Up: Tommelfest

Annual recognition for the most unique outdoor festivals and celebrations.
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Colorado Meetings + Events

Best of the Best 2015 & 2016
“Best Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space Outside Denver Metro (less than 200 guest rooms)

Gear Patrol: 15 Best Nordic Skiing Destinations (2015)

Outdoor industry specialists pick their favorite Nordic centers
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Elevation Outdoors: Best Nordic Center, Reader’s Choice (2014)

Annual selection by readers for the best in winter gear and places to recreate.
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Organic Spa: Top 10 Green Spas (2014)

Editors’ selection on the best eco-friendly and sustainably focused spas in the U.S
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ColoradoBiz: Colorado Companies to Watch (2014)

Annual honors for Colorado’s rising stars in travel, tourism, hospitality and other service industries.
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Open Table Diner’s Choice: Top 10 Colorado Restaurants, Top Five Most Romantic (2013)

Diners’ Choice lists recognize outstanding restaurants based on feedback from thousands of local diners. The diners’ feedback is then used to create OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice lists that celebrate the best local restaurants.
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Trout Unlimited, Colorado River Headwaters Chapter: River Conservation Award (August 2013)

Honors a business and/or individual who demonstrates exemplary commitment to protecting Colorado’s rivers.

ColoradoBiz Magazine: Best Places to Work (August 2012)

Honoring companies that provide a positive and supportive work environment whereby employees feel engaged and support the company’s mission and goals with benefits that promote wellness and personal/professional growth.

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Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine: Top Mountain Guest Ranches (August 2012)

Editorial selection on the best Colorado guest ranches based on accommodations, amenities, recreation options and guest services.

Elevation Outdoors Magazine: Top Colorado Zip Line (September 2012)

Annual editor’s choice awards honoring the best of the best in outdoor gear and recreation
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International Business Times: The Worlds Most Eco-Friendly Hotels (Oct. 2012)

Recognition for hotels that go above and beyond in environmental sustainability and services.

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