UPDATE: Heck’s Tavern will not take dinner reservations after May 31st, but will remain open for business as a favorite gathering spot offering breakfast, lunch, cocktails, and a limited tavern menu in the evening. The Ranch House Restaurant & Saloon will offer a full dinner menu 7 nights a week beginning June 1st. Please call 970-726-5633 to make a dinner reservation at the Ranch House.
Our favorite place for gathering in summer, where light bites and craft beers become de rigueur.
Heck’s Brunch menu highlights include Wagyu Chili, Benedicts 4 Ways (Classic, Wagyu Brisket, Avocado, and Smoked Salmon), Classic Breakfasts with Ranch-style twists (Chickpea Cakes, French Toast with Palisade Peaches, Wagyu Steak & Eggs), Salads with add-ons, Burgers and Sandwiches. Come happy hour and nightfall, light bite options include fried pickles, smoked chicken wings, hummus with local vegetables, and housemade chips with French onion dip.
But Heck’s food is only half the story. If you’re familiar with the famous Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood, Oregon, dedicated as a National Historic Landmark by President Roosevelt in 1937, you’ll notice our restaurant’s striking resemblance. We visited the Timberline in 1999, about the same time we were contracted to purchase the Ranch. Taken by the sheer expanse and natural beauty of its hexagonal shape, we were inspired to replicate that same type of grand and inspiring craftsmanship in the design of the Lodge here at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.
The giant posts and beams are hewn from standing dead Douglas Fir from Vancouver Island, over 800 years old. The siding is Larch. The floor (which is heated by environmentally friendly geothermal sources) is reclaimed Spruce. The stone used to build the fireplace is from a nearby rockslide—the same was used for the fireplace in the original 1937 Ranch homestead, which is now the Ranch House Restaurant & Saloon. We feel these elements connect the Lodge to its natural environment—details we hope you’ll appreciate as much as the food itself.
Heck’s Tavern is open from 7:30AM–10PM Sunday–Thursday & 7:30AM–11PM Friday–Saturday
Heck’s Tavern is open for All Day Brunch Every Day 7:30AM–3:30PM
And a Lite-Bite Tavern menu Every Day from 4–9PM
We stop serving food an hour before close.
Guests and locals interested in a full menu dinner dining can choose between Ranch House Restaurant and Volario’s in Winter Park (free shuttle service for overnight guests), all with gluten-free and vegetarian options.
For more information please call 970-726-7013