Friday, July 8, 2011

Devils Thumb Ranch

This past week I've been at a work planning meeting in picturesque Colorado. I don't know what is more torture going to Colorado in the beautiful summer knowing I'm going back to Missouri's temperature and humidity on Friday or being in Colorado when the weather is so nice and being stuck in a meeting room with no windows all day long. But regardless, the meetings were good, but we also had a great time at the location...Devil's Thumb Ranch.

I was introduced to DTR by friends of mine a few years back when we had dinner here one night for a birthday celebration and fell in love. This place looks amazing and just as you would expect nestled in a valley in between two mountain ranges. The staff is very accommodating and the food is interesting, but great.

This is a great place for a corporate retreat, family reunion, romantic weekend or even a wedding. Here is a pictorial walk-through of the experience that we had. Some of these photos have been edited with Instagram and if you follow me on Twitter they have been posted on there this week. If you don't follow me on twitter and would like to look for travelcowgirl.

Wildflowers on the balcony at the lodge overlooking the mountains. Edited with Instagram.

Storm rolling in from the west and heading over the mountain to Boulder. Each day we had a little storm roll-up but didn't affect our enjoyment at all.

The only foal on the farm. He was born in a snow storm on April 30th and will be losing the tips of his ears from what I can tell when I was petting him. Just give him a little more character! Edited with Instagram.

Shoulder brand on one of the draft horses...edited with Instagram.

We had smores on the back patio...edited with Instagram.
Back in the lodge, my bathroom. It was amazing!

View from my window, which I kept open 24-7.

Tuesday night we had a private dinner at John L.'s Wine was chef's choice and he did an awesome job. The scallop appetizer shown above was so good 4 of the guys ordered a second helping.

Our last night we took a wagon ride...the guides gave us good history and detail on the ranch.

The wagon teams. They have a total of 3 pairs.

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