Our favorite place for gathering where light bites and craft beers become de rigueur.
Heck’s Brunch menu highlights include Wagyu Chili, Eggs Benedicts Four Ways, Classic Breakfasts with Ranch-style twists, Burgers, Salads, and Sandwiches. Come nightfall, our Lite-Bite Tavern Menu offers appetizers and small plates such as Fried Pickles, Chicken Wings, Wagyu Burger, and Colorado Farm Green Salad. Don’t forget the s’mores at the outdoor fire-pit (complimentary for lodging guests every night) and live music every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8pm to 10pm.
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
Dinner 4:00pm-9:00pm(Fri & Sat is 10:00pm)
We stop serving food an hour before close.
Full menu dinner dining available at Ranch House Restaurant and Volario’s in Winter Park (free shuttle service for overnight guests).
For more information please call 970-726-7013