Harvesting honey at Devil’s Thumb

Harvesting honey at Devil’s Thumb

Autumn in Rockies - it’s honey harvest time. In addition to crisp morning hikes, cool flowing streams, and fiery colored leaves, there’s another reason to make a beeline to Devil’s Thumb Ranch this autumn. Collecting the sustainable sweetness from their very own eighty bee hives is at the top of their honey-do list.

The busy bees and talented beekeepers have worked hard all year to ensure an abundant crop – batches upon batches of amber goodness that make the Devil’s Thumb farm fresh breakfasts more flavorful, house-made desserts more delectable, and signature cocktails even craftier.

While many of guests at Devil’s Thumb love their ranch-raised, melt-in-your-mouth, Wagyu beef – accompanied by homegrown vegetables – their locally-sourced honey is creating a buzz of its own. From the honeycomb on the cheeseboard in the resort’s Heck’s Tavern to the baked brie with mountain flower honey served at the Ranch House Restaurant, they are committed to sweetening the ranch-to-table experience every way they can.

Winter wonderland at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort

Winter wonderland at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort

In Tabernash, Colo., Devil’s Thumb Ranch is a unique, environmentally sensitive and rustically elegant wilderness resort beneath the Indian Peaks. It is one of the leading resorts that has invested in extensive sustainable energy and practices and has become one of Colorado's (and North America's) premier XC ski resorts. The ranch is at the foot of the Continental Divide in the Ranch Creek Valley (near Winter Park) with great views of the mountains, more than 5,000 acres of meadows and woodlands and 100 km of trails.