Devil’s Thumb Ranch was recently named a top Christmas vacation destination by Conde Nast Traveler, and if you’ve ever dreamed of a white Christmas, you’ll know why! There’s so much winter magic to explore, including alpine skiing packages, the top Nordic ski trails in the country, and the new Devil’s Thumb Powder Cat Experience coming soon! If you still need a little more convincing, keep reading to find out why the holiday season at Devil’s Thumb Ranch is simply unparalleled.
December is a month-long celebration at the Ranch! Every weekend, get in the holiday spirit with cookie decorating, kids’ crafts in Santa’s workshop, and holiday movies for the whole family. Cozy up by a crackling fire whenever you please, but make sure you stop by the lobby first for a tasty cup of hot apple cider or hot chocolate to take with you. Want to kick off the celebration as soon as possible? Stay with us on Nov. 25th to catch a magical tree lighting complete with a cameo from a few of our horses! Check out Christmas season events and activities here!
Elevated holiday meals with all the right ambiance set the stage for an experience as joyful as it is delicious. Both Ranch House Restaurant and Heck’s Tavern source local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible, plus our own Wagyu, raised right here at the Ranch. Did we mention our special chocolate and wine pairing? An indulgent event you won’t want to miss! Join us Christmas day for a holiday buffet in Heck’s.
World-class winter adventure starts right at your doorstep. Not only is Devil’s Thumb Ranch home to North America’s #1 cross-country ski area (thanks to USA Today readers), but it’s just 15 minutes form Winter Park where you can experience alpine skiing and snowboarding across over 3,000 acres. Best of all, we’re pleased to introduce the Devil’s Thumb Powder Cat Experience this winter! Climb into a snowcat for a scenic ride to exclusive backcountry skiing and riding right here at the Ranch. Stay tuned for more information on our Powder Cat Experience (opening dates are TBD but post-holiday dependent on snow conditions)!
An extensive roster of daily activities will keep you busy from sunup to sundown! Start your day with complimentary yoga then hit the trail for a private ski lesson or a guided fat tire bike ride. Keep things relaxed with an interactive feed sleigh ride or a movie in our 37-seat movie theater. If ultimate relaxation is more your speed, be sure to set aside time to visit Ranch Creek Spa for a massage, facial, soak, or all of the above! No matter how you spend your day, we always recommend unwinding in the evening with s’mores (or at least a tasty beverage) around the fire.
You can cut your own Christmas tree! Stay with us between Dec. 10 and Dec. 25 to take a little piece of your Rocky Mountain stay home with you! Start a new family holiday tradition (or keep the tradition going); bundle up, grab your thermos, and go exploring for the perfect tree! Even if you don’t stay over the holiday, you can still get all the Ranch holiday fun!
The holidays are right around the corner, so make your plan now to gather in the picturesque Rocky Mountains to celebrate. Take advantage of the Alpine or Nordic Ski & Stay Packages to lock In the best rates on skiing or focus on holiday festivities with the Christmas Tree Cutting Package. View all packages here.