Our favorite place for gathering where light bites and craft beers become de rigueur. Serving up modern ranch fare in a no-frill setting, our restaurant centers around an impressive, floor-to-ceiling fireplace built from sustainable materials gathered from our pristine, natural land. Rise and shine with Wagyu Steak & Eggs or a Veggie Benedict while enjoying panoramic views of the continental divide. Fuel your day of activities at the Ranch with lunchtime favorites like our famous Wagyu Burger or Stuffed Sweet Potato. Come nightfall, our dinner delights include Rocky Mountain Sausage Flight, Colorado Striped Bass, Wagyu Chili, and more. Don’t forget the s’mores at the outdoor fire-pit (complimentary for lodging guests every night).
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.