Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

Live the Colorado Dream at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa. Hiring Now for the Summer Season!

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.

About Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

IT's NOT TOO early TO plan your summer in the colorado rockies!

Devil's Thumb offers seasonal and year-round positions
in Guest Services, Housekeeping, Food & Beverage, activities and the spa, with competitive compensation, HOUSING, 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 through the 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 herd, 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.

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 or private and vary from $250-$500 per month
  • 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 15 minutes driving distance to the Ranch.  

Employee Perks

More than just 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
  • 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 and family
  • Monthly employee events and volunteering opportunities

Getting Here and Getting Around

Living in the Rocky Mountains isn't easy without a car, but we do have transportation options to get you here and while you're working at the Ranch.

Getting here:

  • Home James Shuttle:
    • Cost-$82
    • Departure from Denver International Airport-1:20 pm (4/24-6/22)
    • Will bring directly to Devil’s Thumb Ranch
  • Greyhound:
    • Cost-$11
    • 9:35 am from Denver Union Station
    • There is a shuttle that will bring you here from the airport for $9
    • Drops off in downtown Winter Park. 
  • Amtrak Train:
    • Cost-$30
    • 8:05 am departure from Denver Union Station
    • There is a shuttle that will bring you here from the airport for $9
    • Drops off in downtown Fraser. 
  • Uber:
    • Flat rate of roughly $120
    • Good option for multiple arrivals
    • Will pick up from airport and bring directly to Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Transportation once you arrive:

  • Free employee shuttle:
    • Picks up from employee housing four times daily

For Fun

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

  • Hiking
  • Zip lining
  • Horseback riding
  • Yoga
  • White water rafting
  • Hot springs
  • Mountain biking
  • Fly fishing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Live music
  • Rock climbing

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