Working at the Ranch: Our Mission

Our mission at Devil’s Thumb Ranch is to give both guests and employees the chance to live the true Colorado experience. Working here means surrounding yourself with the great outdoors, great people, and the rugged individualism the West has always been known for. Living in Grand County offers opportunities to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, Lake Granby and Winter Park Ski Resort. From great mountain biking to the growing music scene, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grow your skills across a variety of departments in an incredible setting. We hope you’ll consider joining the team.

Our Company Philosophy

  • We believe that emphasizing the personal touch, from the service and amenities we provide to the facilities we build, enhances our guests’ experiences. What does this have to do with working here?
  • We believe that a natural, outdoor experience can restore the body and the soul.
  • We believe that creating a sustainable business is essential for attaining a profitable business.
  • We believe in paying homage to things created naturally, from the food we serve and the merchandise we purchase to the unspoiled natural beauty that surrounds us.
  • We believe that business should be fun.
  • We believe that giving back to the community adds to the success of the community, the company and our employees.
  • We believe that surrounding ourselves with creativity and beauty is important in nurturing the mind and spirit.
  • We believe that good health is essential to a good life.

Employee Perks and Benefits

Working here means benefiting from the same special experiences that make the ranch an incredible guest retreat—from discounts on activities and retail, spa treatments, delicious food and lodging, transitional affordable housing, free shuttle service, to our employee cafeteria that serves a free shift meal per day. Check out what other great perks come with the gig.

Perks & Benefits

Free Nordic Skiing

Complimentary Nordic trail pass + skis and snowshoes

50% off Season Ski Pass

Annual downhill ski pass to Winter Park Resort

Free Mountain Bike Trail Pass

Plus 25% discount on mountain bike rentals

Transitional Affordable Employee Housing

Based on availability

Free Yoga Classes

On select days

Discounted Ranch Creek Spa Treatments

Available Sunday – Thursday

$50/50 minute massage or facial

25% off Summer Adventures

Includes guided fly fishing trips, horseback rides, bike rentals, ziplining, paddle boarding and archery

Discounted Lodging Rates

For friends and family, dependent on business level

Free Employee Meals

One free meal per shift in the employee cafeteria

Team Building Activities

Ranch events & volunteer opportunities

Work with great people

from all over the globe

Ranch Careers

We believe in giving every employee the chance to achieve their full potential by providing the support and guidance they need to grow. Resulting in some pretty impressive success stories—folks who joined the team for a summer and turned their experience into a successful career. Read their stories.

Ranch Careers: Garth’s Story

A Man Who Wears Many Stetsons

Growing up on his family’s dairy farm in Upstate New York, Garth Eichler dreamed of becoming a dairy nutritionist. Graduating from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in dairy science and an associate’s degree in animal science, Garth headed West, intending to stay for one summer before returning East to launch his career. But within … Continued

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Ranch Careers: Jane’s Story

A Career Launched from the Daily Grind

Jane Barnard was on a cross-country road trip from Massachusetts to Seattle several years ago when she made a stop in Grand County to visit relatives. Researching the area on the internet, she stumbled across Devil’s Thumb Ranch, saw the resort was looking to hire a barista, and never made it any further west. A … Continued

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Ranch Careers: Chef D’s Story

From dishwasher to Chef de Cuisine

Denver native, Wesley Cottrell, now better known as Chef D, started his cooking career straight out of high school, apprenticing at various restaurants and catering companies until he heard about Devil’s Thumb Ranch from his sister, who worked at the front desk. She convinced him to join the team, although the only opening at the … Continued

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Ranch Careers: Charity’s Story

Rewarding challenges along the way

Charity went to college for a degree in recreation management, so it’s safe to say that she currently occupies her dream job. It all started at Devil’s Thumb Ranch over 13 years ago when she was hired as a massage therapist for their budding spa operation. Working her way up in various roles and taking … Continued

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Our Unique Location

Tabernash, Colorado. Even the name has an alluring ring to it. Stop by for a visit and you’ll see why. Our 6,000 acres of pristine land creates a literal oasis tucked just off the main road leading from Winter Park and Fraser. Here, horses and cows graze freely. Babbling creeks meander. Wild life is abundant, as is the chance to explore. And if all that isn’t enough of a sell, consider working somewhere that lures travelers from all over the world. It’s just that special.

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