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The Ranch House


“Real food. Real ingredients. Real yummy.”

That’s the motto of one of Winter Park’s favorites, The Ranch House at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.

Originally settled in the 1930s, the Ranch is home to beautiful views of elk and moose, horses feeding in the meadow, and a gorgeous blanket of stars.

American Mountain Cuisine is the specialty at The Ranch House, and the choices won’t disappoint. Here’s what visitors of The Ranch House are saying:

“Our main courses were fantastic! My Great Range Bison Short Rib was tender and her Filet Mignon simply melted. My in-laws had similarly great reviews of their trout and elk loin.”

Appetizers and Entrees

Before your entree, make a strong start with your choice of the delicious appetizers, including the Chef Choice Charcuterie Platter, Shrimp Cocktail, Steak Tartar, Blue Lump Crab Cake, Goat Cheese Brulee, and the Colorado Lamb Lollipop (Tzatziki Cucumber Sauce, Harissa Ketchup, Shaved Fennel Salad).

After starters, the Soups & Salad menu features the yummy and made-to-order Lobster and Sweet Corn Chowder, Ahi Tuna Salad, DTR Ranch Grown Salad, and Caesar Romaine Hearts Salad.

Finally, it’s time for the entrees. The menu includes Grilled Vegetable Pappardelle, Summer Garden Stir Fry, Poblano-Lime Roasted Chicken, Colorado Kurabuta “Cowboy” Pork Chop, Bacon Wrapped Elk Loin, Grilled Great Range Bison Ribeye, Rocky Mountain Trout, and Seared Diver Scallop.

Wagyu Beef

The Ranch House proudly serves 100% Wagyu beef, born and raised on Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Filet, NY Strip, Rib Eye, and Hanger Steak are among the cuts featured on the DTR Wagyu line.

Looking to enjoy a drink? A wide selection of Red, White, Rose, and Sparkling wine are available by the glass, as well as bottled beer and cocktails.

As early as the 1930s, settlers gathered on the grounds of Devil’s Thumb Ranch to enjoy breaking bread with one another, and to enjoy the classic food of the Mountainous Midwest. Delicious marbled steak, salted steamed vegetables, fluffy, buttery mashed potatoes, and plenty of “libations” to go around for friends and family. At the Devil’s Thumb Ranch of the modern day, these same traditions are continued with each customer.

Get in touch with the early years that shaped this country, complete with the same natural wildlife, the same crystal clear stars in the sky, and the same home-cooked meals that made for a delicious lunch and dinner.


If you’re lodging near Winter Park, you’ll find their location quite convenient. Right off County Highway 83, The Ranch House is a longtime favorite of travelers in Winter Park Colorado, and consistently ranks as best in quality among all Winter Park Restaurants.

The Ranch House is typically open Wednesday – Sunday, with Social Hours 4-5pm, and dinner 5-9pm – perfect timing for a great meal after dropping off vacation rentals.

Reservations are recommended, call 970-726-5633 for more information or visit their website Click Here.

Let us help you plan your next Winter Park, Colorado Vacation Rental Vacation, and make sure to let The Ranch House know we sent you, give us a call 970-363-7458 today!

Photo: Instagram/theonlymauri The Ranch House @ Devil’s Thumb Ranch

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