For May’s ISES Lunch and Learn, we went on a tour of Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Granby Ranch, and Snow Mountain Ranch (special thanks to Stacy Horn, who organized it). Each venue was different than the other, but all had special features that would appeal to a bride choosing her wedding venue.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch is one of Colorado’s premier Resorts for upscale weddings, events, and family vacations. This trip, I was surprised to learn they have a game room and movie theatre in the main lodge. High Lonesome Lodge is now open and features a large reception hall with a large outdoor covered space. With such a large property, the views really show what a Colorado ranch could be. We also enjoyed a chef-prepared lunch, very delicious! Last fall, I also visited Devil’s Thumb Ranch and that post is found here.
Granby Ranch is part of a ski resort during the summer and outdoor activities during the summer. One of the cool features about this venue is that brides can be married on the mountain top and ski down with their bridal party to the main lodge (how cool is that for a ski-lovin’ bride and groom?) There is a yurt at the top for last minute bridal prep at the ceremony site.
Snow Mountain Ranch is managed by the YMCA of the Rockies. There are campgrounds, cabins and a large lodge for guests to stay in. With all of the activities available–horseback riding, swimming, hiking, basketball, and tennis–what a great place for a reunion, too! For wedding parties, there is a reception hall and a special place in the mountains for the ceremony. What a great way to spend the day!Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Movie Theatre for Movies or conferences
Kevin Siegrist and Stacy HornBeautiful view from this all-year heated pool360-glass window reception or private party venue at Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Outdoor Wedding SiteInside the newly opened High Lonesome Lodge at Devil’s Thumb RanchGranby RanchWe always have a fun time when our group gets together–on our way to the mountain-top wedding site at Granby RanchInside a Yurt (brides can change here)views of the 2nd floor patio and lodge at Granby Ranch
Snow Mountain Ranch
the largest room you can reserve at Snow Mountain Ranch, good size for receptions or reunionsYou can reserve cabins with 9 bedrooms and a very large kitchen areaThese rooms can sleep 40 people (or more), plus the main lodge has a large cafeteria.Gorgeous view from the mountain wedding sitePurple Mountains Majesty at Snow Mountain Ranch