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Devil's Thumb Ranch

Tabernash , CO
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LOCATION

3530 County Road 83
Tabernash, CO 80478 US (map)

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970-726-5632

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ABOUT US

A once in a lifetime event in a place that's a few million lifetimes old.

Wouldn't it be amazing to start your new life together in a place like Devil's Thumb Ranch? Few... Read more
A once in a lifetime event in a place that's a few million lifetimes old.

Wouldn't it be amazing to start your new life together in a place like Devil's Thumb Ranch? Few places on earth give you the sense of awe and romance that you'll feel here. And fewer still can combine that feeling with facilities and staff that can make your Colorado mountain wedding truly a memory to treasure.

Whether you're planning a more casual outdoor wedding or an elegant black tie event, you'll be able to create your idea of the perfect mountain wedding.

Our 2,900 square foot indoor reception room, The Broad Axe Barn, is built from the hand hewn beams recovered from a Civil War-era Indiana barn and features a 25 foot vaulted ceiling, 7 x 10 feet windows and a 2,200 sq. ft. deck with stunning views of the Continental Divide. It's the perfect venue for weddings up to 160 persons. We also offer more intimate spaces for smaller weddings. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Farm, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
275
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering / Bar, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Shuttle

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room, Private Section, Public Seating
What transportation and access is available?
Shuttle

REVIEWS

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Aimee
Wedding:
7/4/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hosted a destination wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch. It was our dream wedding-- everything we could have asked for in preparation for our special day. Our venue coordinator, Kevin, was beyond fabulous, as well. Most of our guests have not visited Colorado, so this was the perfect 'first impression'. Our food was amazing, the service was fabulous, and the ranch itself was breathtaking. I know we are not the only ones in our party that will be back to visit. :)
My husband and I hosted a destination wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch. It was our dream wedding-- everything we could have Read more...
My husband and I hosted a destination wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch. It was our dream wedding-- everything we could have asked for in preparation for our special day. Our venue coordinator, Kevin, was beyond fabulous, as well. Most of our guests have not visited Colorado, so this was the perfect 'first impression'. Our food was amazing, the service was fabulous, and the ranch itself was breathtaking. I know we are not the only ones in our party that will be back to visit. :) Read less
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Zach
Wedding:
5/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We fell in love with Devil's Thumb Ranch on our one year anniversary, and once we got engaged, we knew we had to have our wedding there.

The staff was fantastic and very helpful during the entire planning process and during the wedding weekend itself.

The entire range is amazing, and the Broad Axe Barn is absolutely gorgeous. All our out of state guests absolutely loved the venue!
We fell in love with Devil's Thumb Ranch on our one year anniversary, and once we got engaged, we knew we had to have our Read more...
We fell in love with Devil's Thumb Ranch on our one year anniversary, and once we got engaged, we knew we had to have our wedding there.

The staff was fantastic and very helpful during the entire planning process and during the wedding weekend itself.

The entire range is amazing, and the Broad Axe Barn is absolutely gorgeous. All our out of state guests absolutely loved the venue! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.6/5.0
There's no doubt that the Devil's Thumb Ranch is a gorgeous venue. Overall we had a good experience with the ranch and the folks in the planning office. They did their best to accomodate us, but keep in mind it's still a business. A few years ago, it was probably more of a cozy, family feeling but I think the ranch has grown enough in popularity and size that it's starting to feel more like a wedding/event factory than a home-y ranch. We had a couple of disagreements with the venue in terms of items that they were trying to nickel and dime on, but we were able to work out most of our issues in a positive way. I would recommend this venue with the caveat that they are building another wedding venue right across the road, so it's definitely going to become a place that just churns out weddings every weekend and also they are in the business of making money, first and foremost.
There's no doubt that the Devil's Thumb Ranch is a gorgeous venue. Overall we had a good experience with the ranch and the Read more...
There's no doubt that the Devil's Thumb Ranch is a gorgeous venue. Overall we had a good experience with the ranch and the folks in the planning office. They did their best to accomodate us, but keep in mind it's still a business. A few years ago, it was probably more of a cozy, family feeling but I think the ranch has grown enough in popularity and size that it's starting to feel more like a wedding/event factory than a home-y ranch. We had a couple of disagreements with the venue in terms of items that they were trying to nickel and dime on, but we were able to work out most of our issues in a positive way. I would recommend this venue with the caveat that they are building another wedding venue right across the road, so it's definitely going to become a place that just churns out weddings every weekend and also they are in the business of making money, first and foremost. Read less
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jquick
Wedding:
2/4/2012
4.7/5.0
Stacy was so helpful to work with. The entire staff made our dreams come true and helped us make our vision into reality.
Stacy was so helpful to work with. The entire staff made our dreams come true and helped us make our vision into reality.
Stacy was so helpful to work with. The entire staff made our dreams come true and helped us make our vision into reality. Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
1/28/2012
3.6/5.0
This is a hard one to rate. Fact of the matter is Devil's Thumb Ranch is expensive and they have food minimums and lodging minimums and they require you to have a day of event coordinator.

But,the venue itself can't be beat. It is beautiful and all my guests were amazed when, just before my dad walked me down the aisle, the barn doors opened to a blue bird afternoon in late January. We got to bring the outdoors inside for our winter wedding and it was wonderful. The service on our wedding day was excellent. Even leading up to the even, the service was good. They did change their wedding sales person during our process and the transition could have been smoother, but we were very happy to have Stacy Horn take over for their other sales person.

The lodging minimum is the most ridiculous part as you have to choose your wedding block before hand and you are in charge of paying for that block even if the rooms blocked don't get booked but you have reached the minimum with DTR rooms that you did not block. And those rooms outside the block are at whatever the going price of the rooms is when they are booked. The rooms in the block aren't even discounted. Really this is the most frustrating thing about DTR.

The day of coordinator is actually really useful as they will help work with DTR and other businesses in the area which makes the whole planning process a whole lot smoother and less frustrating. I went with Pick Me! Floral & Event Design as Rami has done a million weddings at DTR and knows how the area businesses operate. Even after having lived in the Fraser Valley for 5 years myself, it was great to have her advice and help doing business in the area.

The food minimum at DTR may seem ridiculous but the food is so good, that it is well worth it. I made sure that I sat down to eat my meal on my wedding night because I knew it would be great and it was. DTR also made miniature desserts for us instead of a wedding cake and everyone loved them.
This is a hard one to rate. Fact of the matter is Devil's Thumb Ranch is expensive and they have food minimums and lodging Read more...
This is a hard one to rate. Fact of the matter is Devil's Thumb Ranch is expensive and they have food minimums and lodging minimums and they require you to have a day of event coordinator.

But,the venue itself can't be beat. It is beautiful and all my guests were amazed when, just before my dad walked me down the aisle, the barn doors opened to a blue bird afternoon in late January. We got to bring the outdoors inside for our winter wedding and it was wonderful. The service on our wedding day was excellent. Even leading up to the even, the service was good. They did change their wedding sales person during our process and the transition could have been smoother, but we were very happy to have Stacy Horn take over for their other sales person.

The lodging minimum is the most ridiculous part as you have to choose your wedding block before hand and you are in charge of paying for that block even if the rooms blocked don't get booked but you have reached the minimum with DTR rooms that you did not block. And those rooms outside the block are at whatever the going price of the rooms is when they are booked. The rooms in the block aren't even discounted. Really this is the most frustrating thing about DTR.

The day of coordinator is actually really useful as they will help work with DTR and other businesses in the area which makes the whole planning process a whole lot smoother and less frustrating. I went with Pick Me! Floral & Event Design as Rami has done a million weddings at DTR and knows how the area businesses operate. Even after having lived in the Fraser Valley for 5 years myself, it was great to have her advice and help doing business in the area.

The food minimum at DTR may seem ridiculous but the food is so good, that it is well worth it. I made sure that I sat down to eat my meal on my wedding night because I knew it would be great and it was. DTR also made miniature desserts for us instead of a wedding cake and everyone loved them. Read less
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Shalini
Wedding:
12/11/2011
4.5/5.0
We were the first to take advantage of their elopement package, and the first to wed in their newly built Yager House. Our accommodations, food, and service was all impeccable. It set the stage for a perfect day, with the mountains as an immaculate background. Our private cabin was cozy and romantic, just what we had hoped for. When we realized we didn't have an item, the concierge was quick to deliver it within minutes. There wasn't any room service to the cabins, as they are a little far from the lodge. But it forces you to go out and enjoy the environment that begs to be explored. We even stayed an extra day and spent a day alone in the spa together.

When I was informed that the room above the Yager House wasn't ready or photo appropriate, Stacy was quick to find me an open room in the lodge to get ready. They really took the time to prepare and serve our custom dinner for two, with a glass of wine for each course. They were there from the minute we arrived at the ranch to make sure everything was in order. It's a little pricey for all the activities that are offered, like any resort it's better if you bring your own equipment. The food is expensive too, but it's expensive for a reason. The menu is carefully selected and my tastebuds were always happy.
We were the first to take advantage of their elopement package, and the first to wed in their newly built Yager House. Our Read more...
We were the first to take advantage of their elopement package, and the first to wed in their newly built Yager House. Our accommodations, food, and service was all impeccable. It set the stage for a perfect day, with the mountains as an immaculate background. Our private cabin was cozy and romantic, just what we had hoped for. When we realized we didn't have an item, the concierge was quick to deliver it within minutes. There wasn't any room service to the cabins, as they are a little far from the lodge. But it forces you to go out and enjoy the environment that begs to be explored. We even stayed an extra day and spent a day alone in the spa together.

When I was informed that the room above the Yager House wasn't ready or photo appropriate, Stacy was quick to find me an open room in the lodge to get ready. They really took the time to prepare and serve our custom dinner for two, with a glass of wine for each course. They were there from the minute we arrived at the ranch to make sure everything was in order. It's a little pricey for all the activities that are offered, like any resort it's better if you bring your own equipment. The food is expensive too, but it's expensive for a reason. The menu is carefully selected and my tastebuds were always happy. Read less
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Cori
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
When we started planning, we envisioned a "mountain chic" wedding -- rustic luxury, mountain views, but within easy driving distance of Denver. Devil's Thumb Ranch was amazing. Our guests were treated to the ultimate vacation -- cozy and comfy rooms, all sorts of activities on site, amazing food and drinks. The venue was perfect for the wedding itself -- the view is unmatched, and the outdoor ceremony site is breathtaking. The Broad Axe Barn was perfect -- the fireplace was lit, the lights were on on the deck -- I couldn't have imagined a more perfect venue. The staff were all amazing and helpful, they made us feel really special the whole weekend. Even when there were the inevitable minor hiccups, they made sure they were taken care of without stressing me out. I was able to spend the days before and during my wedding chilling out in luxury in the mountains, cozied up in an incredibly comfortable bed, hiking and lounging in the beautiful pool, and enjoying the surroundings with my new husband and our families and friends. I think we made the most perfect decision in having our wedding at DTR.
When we started planning, we envisioned a "mountain chic" wedding -- rustic luxury, mountain views, but within easy Read more...
When we started planning, we envisioned a "mountain chic" wedding -- rustic luxury, mountain views, but within easy driving distance of Denver. Devil's Thumb Ranch was amazing. Our guests were treated to the ultimate vacation -- cozy and comfy rooms, all sorts of activities on site, amazing food and drinks. The venue was perfect for the wedding itself -- the view is unmatched, and the outdoor ceremony site is breathtaking. The Broad Axe Barn was perfect -- the fireplace was lit, the lights were on on the deck -- I couldn't have imagined a more perfect venue. The staff were all amazing and helpful, they made us feel really special the whole weekend. Even when there were the inevitable minor hiccups, they made sure they were taken care of without stressing me out. I was able to spend the days before and during my wedding chilling out in luxury in the mountains, cozied up in an incredibly comfortable bed, hiking and lounging in the beautiful pool, and enjoying the surroundings with my new husband and our families and friends. I think we made the most perfect decision in having our wedding at DTR. Read less
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katy
Wedding:
7/31/2010
2.7/5.0
Devil's Thumb is hands down one the most gorgeous place you can get married at in Colorado. We chose this venue after attending a friend's wedding here in 2007, right before their renovation was completed. Since then, DTR has become much more of a wedding factory, I believe they have an average of 4 or 5 weddings a week there during the high season.
If you chose to go with DTR, just know that you're paying a premium price for the location only. The venue fee is just the price of entry, you will get nickled and dimed and they will do little to accomodate any requests you may have. (Don't expect to put more than 10 people at a table, the 160 guest count for the barn is the max and there's no getting around that, anything you may want to do that may stray from the way they do things for every other wedding will not be accommodated).

All this being said, I had the best day ever and really my review comes from the process leading up to the wedding and not the day itself, so take my feedback as a grain of salt.
Devil's Thumb is hands down one the most gorgeous place you can get married at in Colorado. We chose this venue after Read more...
Devil's Thumb is hands down one the most gorgeous place you can get married at in Colorado. We chose this venue after attending a friend's wedding here in 2007, right before their renovation was completed. Since then, DTR has become much more of a wedding factory, I believe they have an average of 4 or 5 weddings a week there during the high season.
If you chose to go with DTR, just know that you're paying a premium price for the location only. The venue fee is just the price of entry, you will get nickled and dimed and they will do little to accomodate any requests you may have. (Don't expect to put more than 10 people at a table, the 160 guest count for the barn is the max and there's no getting around that, anything you may want to do that may stray from the way they do things for every other wedding will not be accommodated).

All this being said, I had the best day ever and really my review comes from the process leading up to the wedding and not the day itself, so take my feedback as a grain of salt. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.6/5.0
My husband and I were recently married here 5/29/10 and couldn't have been happier with our decision. Rental of facilities is not inexpensive, however it is well worth the decreased stress and planning to have your rehearsal, wedding and reception all in one amazing location. The beautiful setting of the valley with the continental divide in the background provides a calming atmosphere for guests and the wedding party alike! The food here is also fabulous, they use local produce whenever possible and adhere to sustainable environmental practices throughout their facilities. The service was outstanding from all members of staff, and on the wedding day, they went above and beyond to make our guests comfortable. we chose DTR over other locations such as Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge because of the food, location, service and value for price.
My husband and I were recently married here 5/29/10 and couldn't have been happier with our decision. Rental of facilities Read more...
My husband and I were recently married here 5/29/10 and couldn't have been happier with our decision. Rental of facilities is not inexpensive, however it is well worth the decreased stress and planning to have your rehearsal, wedding and reception all in one amazing location. The beautiful setting of the valley with the continental divide in the background provides a calming atmosphere for guests and the wedding party alike! The food here is also fabulous, they use local produce whenever possible and adhere to sustainable environmental practices throughout their facilities. The service was outstanding from all members of staff, and on the wedding day, they went above and beyond to make our guests comfortable. we chose DTR over other locations such as Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge because of the food, location, service and value for price. Read less
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KimNYC
Wedding:
7/4/2008
3.4/5.0
This is an absolutely GORGEOUS venue. The lodge, barn, and wedding site are stunning and all of our guests were complimentary of the setting. The food was awesome. We had steak and salmon as main course choices -- both options were among the best wedding food I've ever had and were large portions as well. The passed HODs were praised by all. Service on the day of and at the wedding was impeccable. So, why the low ratings? Leading up to the event, the service lacked the kind of attentiveness one would expect when spending > $18K on dinner. The staff were nice, but were very clearly overworked. Their failure to respond to emails or to follow-up when promised caused a lot of un-needed anxiety on my part (un-needed because they did a great job in the end...). The lodge is gorgeous and could be up there with the best of luxury resorts except that the staff doesn't understand luxury service. The young and in-experienced staff wouldn't be a problem if they were properly trained. Instead you get amateur service that is at least friendly while often incompetant.

In summary... I would reccomend DTR for a wedding, but a planner is a must and prepare yourself for sub-par service prior to the big day.
This is an absolutely GORGEOUS venue. The lodge, barn, and wedding site are stunning and all of our guests were Read more...
This is an absolutely GORGEOUS venue. The lodge, barn, and wedding site are stunning and all of our guests were complimentary of the setting. The food was awesome. We had steak and salmon as main course choices -- both options were among the best wedding food I've ever had and were large portions as well. The passed HODs were praised by all. Service on the day of and at the wedding was impeccable. So, why the low ratings? Leading up to the event, the service lacked the kind of attentiveness one would expect when spending > $18K on dinner. The staff were nice, but were very clearly overworked. Their failure to respond to emails or to follow-up when promised caused a lot of un-needed anxiety on my part (un-needed because they did a great job in the end...). The lodge is gorgeous and could be up there with the best of luxury resorts except that the staff doesn't understand luxury service. The young and in-experienced staff wouldn't be a problem if they were properly trained. Instead you get amateur service that is at least friendly while often incompetant.

In summary... I would reccomend DTR for a wedding, but a planner is a must and prepare yourself for sub-par service prior to the big day. Read less
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