A LUXURIOUS COLORADO WILDERNESS RESORT OFFERS CUSTOM HOMESITES FOR THOSE SEEKING SERENITY.
Homesite views at The Ranches overlook the Rocky Mountains. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEVIL’S THUMB RANCH RESORT & SPA
IF YOU’RE IN THE MARKET FOR WIDE-OPEN SPACES, you’ll want to snap up one of these few remaining homesites in Colorado. Located only 90 minutes from Denver and known for its 6,500 acres of pristine Rocky Mountain wilderness, Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa recently unveiled 24 luxury homesites. And now, longtime fans of the mountain retreat can book a permanent stay.
In winter, the resort is the perfect place for a snowshoe.
The Ranches at Devil’s Thumb is a private, woodland and meadow enclave of homesites ranging from 11 to 35 acres and priced from $750,000 to $1.8 million. “We’ve always felt that we’re merely stewards of this land, and we’re looking for people who share that mindset, who appreciate the openness and wildness of the land and want to enjoy it now, but also preserve it for future generations,” says owner Bob Fanch. “The homesites are on land that has the best views of the Continental Divide to the east and Byers Peak to the west.”
The Ranches are located on a ridge northwest of the base area of the Orvis-endorsed resort and feature 360-degree views. Residents enjoy resort amenities including access to the year-round heated pool, spa, acclaimed restaurants, horse stables and housekeeping service, as well as activities like yoga, zip lining, cross-country skiing and fl y-fishing. “I think families who appreciate what the ranch is about and what it offers—as well as preservation, solitude and conveniences easily in reach—will find a home here,” says Rob Cyman, president of The Ranches. “It’s a place where you can feel removed but easily connected.” devilsthumbranch.com/ranches