The Ranch at Rock Creek: About

Located in Western Montana Wilderness, United States

Experience unparalleled luxury behind rustic cabin walls.

In a secluded Montana valley split by the sparkling waters of Rock Creek, there lies a working cattle ranch where the spirit of the Old West is alive and well. The Ranch at Rock Creek is subtly extraordinary: a five-star luxury experience that takes place within weathered barns and log cabins, where guests dress in jeans or waders, and an incomparable culinary adventure is also relaxed and fun. Set out with top-notch guides, fly-fishing in cool mountain streams or riding horseback through the hills; and, come winter, discover a snowy wonderland by snowshoe, cross-country ski, or horse-drawn sleigh. Finish your days with exquisite meals paired with fine wines, and fall asleep in exceptional comfort to the sound of the creek murmuring past your door.

Highlights

  • Channel your inner frontiersman and set out into the rugged Montana wilderness by foot or on horseback, or practice your aim with a variety of target sports.
  • Cast a line into the Blue Ribbon trout stream that runs through the property, catching—and then releasing—rainbow trout, Westslope cutthroat, and Rocky Mountain whitefish.
  • Head to a high mountain ridge for an open-air yoga class amid the spectacular Montana Rockies, or practice “snowga” outside in the winter.
  • During the summer months, cheer on the cowboys and cowgirls at a rodeo held at the lodge riding arena.
  • Set out on an evening stagecoach ride; then gather around a campfire to toast s’mores, or sit down for a nightcap in the Silver Dollar Saloon.

Why We Love This Lodge

This working ranch could also be a nature reserve, with the moose, elk, wolves, and big horn sheep—not to mention the Blue Ribbon trout stream—that run through the property. And so, during the early construction phases of the lodge, the developers took great care to preserve the surrounding environment. They repurposed traditional buildings and old stables into innovative guest accommodations, using reclaimed timber and fittings and keeping the character of old Montana. They also went to great lengths to infuse the lodge with the culture of the Old West. From the weekly summertime rodeo featuring local athletes to barn dances with live music, The Ranch offers up a truly immersive experience.

Lodge Features

  • 29 accommodations, including rooms and suites, private cabins and log homes, and luxury canvas cabins
  • Multiple dining experiences featuring farm-to-table cuisine
  • Old West Saloon with bowling, billiards, and a theater
  • Direct access to four miles of a Blue Ribbon trout fishery
  • Fitness center
  • Spa with a full menu of treatments
  • Swimming pool, hot tubs, and cedar soaking tubs
  • Wi-Fi throughout the lodge

National Geographic Exclusive

Each of our lodges has created a special complimentary experience offered exclusively to guests who visit through a National Geographic expedition. At The Ranch at Rock Creek, National Geographic guests will join a lodge ambassador on a private excursion to one of the area’s highest peaks. Choose to set out on foot or ride in an all-terrain vehicle up to a scenic overlook, where you’ll sit down to a delicious picnic and hear the history of The Ranch’s homesteaders.

Awards and Recognitions

  • The T&C Travel 100: Best Family Getaways 2015
  • Forbes Travel Guide, Five-Star Award, 2014 and 2015
  • Robb Report, Top 100 Resorts in the World, 2014
  • World Travel Award, United States' Leading Ranch, 2014
  • Virtuoso, Best of the Best, 2013
  • International Traveller Magazine, Top Ten Best Hotels and Resorts, 2013

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