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Friday, July 10, 2009
Located two hours west of Denver, Colorado, the Devil’s Thumb Ranch is casually elegant with its reclaimed wood beam construction and rustic décor. This environmentally friendly outpost now boasts the 12,000 square foot Ranch Creek Spa, which opened in February 2008.
The two storey building is located a short walk from the main lodge, and was constructed with reclaimed wood. The reception, retail area, men’s and women’s change rooms are on the main floor, sparingly decorated with western and Navajo textiles and antique pieces. The second floor houses a spacious yoga studio, offering classes every weekend, and eight treatment rooms, flooded with natural light and views of the 5,000 acres of Devil’s Thumb Ranch.
Massages, soaks, wraps, facials, and hand and foot treatments are preformed using all natural, raw botanical oils and herbs. Therapists are well versed in suggesting treatments to counter the effects of the dry environment and high altitude. Consider the Rocky Mountain Rain Therapy, which uses nine essential oils massaged along the spine to boost the immune system and puts focus on structural alignment. After indulging in a few treatments, hydrate with the fruit-infused water or an herbal tea. As an added bonus, head to the change room’s sauna, steam room or relaxing aromatherapy lounge to extend the feeling of Zen.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch features 52 rooms in the main lodge, 16 cabins along the ridge, two restaurants, library, mini movie theatre, swimming pool and hot tub, as well as extensive trails for horseback riding, hiking and cross-country skiing. A perfect getaway for big city luxury paired with a healthy dose of western hospitality.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch