Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Tabernash, CO 80478
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Average Base Cost: $38,000

Average base cost for a Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list in High Season using the Broad Axe Barn with the Timber House venue option. Average base cost DOES NOT INCLUDE LODGING. Entertainment, additional decorations and rentals, DJ, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Tax and gratuity is included. 

*Prices subject to change



How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee:

Fees for the ranch break down as follows depending on the venue location you choose. Note that while there is a lodging minimum, guests are able to book the rooms directly so you do not have to pre-pay. Room rates start around $173+.

Broad Axe Barn with Timber House

High Season (May 15th through October 31st & All Holiday Dates)

  • Food and Beverage Minimum $12,000.00+
  • Site Fee $7,000.00 – $10,000.00
  • Lodging Revenue Minimum $7,000.00 – $10,000.00

Low Season (November – December 15th March through May 14th)

  • Food and Beverage Minimum $9,000.00+
  • Site Fee $5,000.00 – $7,000.00
  • Lodging Revenue Minimum $3,000.00 – $7,000.00


High Lonesome Barn with Loft

High Season (May 15th through October 31st & All Holiday Dates)

  • Food and Beverage Minimum $12,000+
  • Site Fee $9,000.00 – $11,000.00
  • Lodging Revenue Minimum $7,000.00 – $10,000.00

Low Season (November – December 15th March through May 14th)

  • Food and Beverage Minimum $12,000+
  • Site Fee $7,000.00 – $10,000.00
  • Lodging Revenue Minimum $5,000.00 – $7,000.00


Timber House or Yager House

(Maximum 50 Guests)

**Timber House is available for rental by itself without Broad Axe Barn only Mondays through Thursdays**

High Season (May 15th through October 31st & All Holiday Dates)

  • Food and Beverage Minimum $5,000.00+
  • Site Fee $2,500.00 – $3,000.00
  • Lodging Revenue Minimum $5,000.00 – $6,000.00

Low Season (November – December 15th March through May 14th)

  • Food and Beverage Minimum $3,000.00 +
  • Site Fee $2,000.00 – $2,500.00
  • Lodging Revenue Minimum $3,000.00 – $5,000.00

NOTE: There is discounted pricing for non-peak period days and dates such as April/May and November/December or mid-week weddings.


What’s Included: The site fee includes an outdoor ceremony site, a weather backup for ceremony, one of the ranch’s dinner reception locations, standard tables, chairs, white or ivory floor length linens, DTR china, glass and silver, bartender fees, complimentary lodge room for one night, and a dedicated and professional DTR Wedding Services Manager.

Extras: Devil’s Thumb Ranch requires you hire a professional Day of Planner for your wedding, and preferably a full service wedding coordinator.

Food/Beverage: You must use the Ranch’s own restaurant/catering as well as bar. A sample menu is below:

Plated Dinner

Butler Passed Hors d’ Oeuvres:

Based on 6 pieces per person

  • Chicken-Apple Sausage in Puffed Pastry with Sweet Dijon Mustard
  • Grilled Wild Salmon Skewers Kalamata Olive Tapenade
  • Pork Carnitas with Slaw on Black Pepper Biscuit
  • Wagyu Beef Tataki with Rice Cracker
  • Venison Meatballs with Sherry

Salad Course

Entrée Choice:

  • Butter Lettuce, Goat Cheese, Tarragon Dressing, Walnuts & Shallot
  • Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Jasmine Rice Pilaf, Baby Corn & Coconut Red Curry Sauce
  • Colorado Filet Mignon with Red Onion Confit, Potato Soufflé & Haricot Vert

Customized Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding Cake

Pound Cake with Italian Meringue Buttercream

Caramel Ganache & Chocolate Toffee Crunch

Premium Open Bar Package for 4 hours

$175.00 per person

Sample Dinner Buffet

Based on 6 pieces per person

Butler Passed Hors d’ Oeuvres:

  • Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet-Sour and Hot Mustard Dipping Sauces
  • Asparagus and Goat Cheese wrapped in Prosciutto
  • New York Steak Roulade of Boursin with Fresh Herbs
  • Thai Chicken Saté with Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Coconut Prawns with Mango-Pineapple Relish


The Ram’s Curl Buffet:

  • Endive salad with gorgonzola, toasted walnuts, Shallot-thyme vinaigrette
  • Penne pasta salad with basil pesto, pine nuts and parmesan
  • Marinated artichoke heart salad
  • Freshly baked dinner rolls & butter
  • Prime top sirloin of beef with wild mushrooms
  • Roast breast of free range chicken with rosemary and lemon
  • Grilled filet of salmon with braised greens,
  • Sea salt roasted red potatoes, Basmati wild rice & Sauté of seasonal vegetables,
  • Selection of freshly baked cookies, double fudges brownies and dessert bars

Beer, Wine & Non-Alcoholic Bar Package for 4 hours

$136.00 per person


More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Is there a rain-plan? Yes

Size: 10-200 people. The main venue spaces at the Devil’s Thumb Ranch can accommodate the following:

  • The High Lonesome Loft: Up to 100 people
  • Wine Grotto: Seats 40
  • Outdoor Pavilion: Up to 230 people.
  • The Broad Axe Barn: Up to 160 people

Bridal Suite: Yes

Parking: Yes


How Will Grandma Get There? Ideally guests would stay on the property. However, there are other hotel options nearby in Winter Park such as the Vintage Hotel and Winter Park Resort.

Party On! Events typically go until 11 p.m. but can be extended until midnight.

The Report:

Situated on over 6,000 acres of privately owned land, the Devil’s Thumb Ranch is 10 miles from Winter Park and 70 miles from Denver. The Ranch features 16 Ridge Top Cabins, a 35-room High Lonesome Lodge, a 52 room Main Lodge, and a 13 room Bunkhouse. The Ranch has two restaurants on property and a 100+ Km Nordic trail system for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Activities on the property also include hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, and Zip-lining in the Summer/Fall.


Woman Getting Married Says:

Having a destination Colorado ranch wedding sounds pretty dreamy to me, and this wedding venue offers everything you need to plan a picture-perfect event. It’s got that great combination of rustic and luxury, and it’s inside/outside venue options mean you can have a wedding there practically all year long. I think you can go small or big when it comes to the guest count here, either having your guests take over the property completely if you’ve invited enough people, or making it an intimate getaway for your closest family and friends. While the site fee is on the higher end, the overall price tag for a decent-sized destination wedding is not outrageous. There are also several budget-friendly lodging options for guests at the ranch as well as the surrounding area, which is nice for those not looking to spend a lot. As a side note, my communication with the resort has been quick and helpful, which is always a plus when planning a wedding from afar.

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Our Rating

9 Amenities/What’s Included

10 Convenient for Grandma

9 Layout

9 Location

9 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

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