Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

Be a part of an authentic Colorado experience!

Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa is a highly regarded and environmentally friendly year-round resort in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. We're located on 6000 acres of private wilderness, 65 miles west of Denver, 15 minutes from Winter Park Ski Resort, at the base of the Continental Divide.

We are currently hiring for our winter 2015/16 season!

Winter at Devil's Thumb Ranch & Resort

We offer seasonal and year-round positions in Guest Services, Housekeeping, Food & Beverage and Sales with competitive compensation and benefits.

Guest services include upscale accommodations, locally sourced fine dining options, and an array of year-round  activities for anyone who appreciates the outdoors. Our guests love us for our laid back luxury and our staff loves the natural beauty and adventure all around.

Our Company Philosophy

  • We believe that emphasizing the personal touch--from the service and amenities we provide to the facilities we build-- enhances our guests’ experiences.
  • We believe that a natural, outdoor experience can restore the body and the soul.
  • natural beauty that surrounds us.
  • We believe that business should be fun.
  • We believe that giving back to the community adds to the success of the community, the company and our employees.
  • We believe that surrounding oneself with creativity and beauty is important in nurturing the mind and spirit.
  • We believe that good health is essential to a good life.

We and have stables, five restaurants, our own Wagyu beef heard, spa, Nordic trail system, and the second longest zip line in Colorado. We host weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, and leisure travelers from around the World. Our portfolio also includes two Inns in the town of Winter Park, Vasquez Creek Inn and Trailhead Inn.

Our Jobs

We are currently hiring enthusiastic applicants who want to work in a place that truly takes your breath away.

Do you see yourself here?

We are passionate about guest service, and seek those who want to experience year round and seasonal employment in multiple departments. 

To view these available positions and additional job details, as well as other opportunities, please view our job list.

Ideal Candidate

"Great employees provide the difference between a beautiful place and a beautiful place that's memorable because of the people who work there." 

     ~ Bob Fanch, Owner of Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa

Our ideal candidate has a passion for the outdoors, is environmentally conscious, has a positive and professional attitude, and enjoys the simple pleasures of living in a small mountain community. 

Room and Board

Working and living at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

We do offer subsidized employee housing on a first-come, first serve basis for employees of Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa.

  • All rooms are shared bedrooms and vary in price
  • All utilities, including water, sewer, electric, heat, Wi-Fi, laundry, snowplowing and trash removal are included in the rental price. 
  • The employee house includes a common area kitchen and living room and shared laundry facilities.
  • Linens are provided. Beds are twin size.
  • The employee house is located 1.5 miles from the Ranch. 

If you would prefer to find your own accommodations, the best sources to find housing in the area are or Be sure to check the towns of Winter Park, Fraser, Tabernash, and Granby, which are within 20 minutes driving distance to the Ranch.  

Employee Perks

More than just a beautiful scenery, Our seasonal and part-time staff receive the following perks throughout our property:

  • 50% discount on season pass to Winter Park Ski Resort
  • Complimentary use of cross-country ski and mountain bike trails
  • Complimentary equipment rentals (nordic skis, snowshoes, fly-fishing)
  • Complimentary lessons (fly fishing, skiing, mountain biking)
  • Complimentary wagon rides and sleigh rides at the stables
  • Complimentary yoga classes on select days
  • 25% discount on spa services and retail
  • $50 spa treatments on select days
  • 25% discount in restaurants
  • 50% discount on food while on shift
  • 25% discount at Zach's Mercantile (hard goods & soft goods)
  • 25% discount on fly fishing tours
  • 25% off horseback rides
  • 25% discount on mountain bike rentals
  • Discounted zip line tours
  • Discounted lodging rates for friends amd family
  • Discounts on Hotel Monaco in Denver
  • Discounts on Ameristar Casino in Blackhawk
  • Potluck Payday on the first payday of the month
  • Monthly employee events

For Fun

Fun is around every corner at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa. We have multiple activities on the property and in the surrounding community to keep you busy year round. 

  • Horseback Riding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Golf
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Dog Sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Zip Lining
  • Downhill Snowboarding / Skiing 
  • Fly Fishing
  • Boating
  • Rafting / Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • SUP Yoga
  • Mountain Biking 

How to Apply

Please click on the Apply Now button to view available positions and our online application.

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Season: Summer, Winter, and Year Round

Housing: On-site housing available and Rentals Nearby

Staff Size: 250

Age Requirement: 18

Location: Colorado