Tutka Bay Lodge sits at the entrance to a splendidly…
Starting at $2,000 per person per night
Melrose, Montana, 59743, United States
Starting at $250 per person per night
You’ve no doubt heard that the best places are hard to find. By that standard, Canyon Creek Guest Ranch is positively outstanding. There’s but one road to the Ranch, and it’s not so easy to spot unless you know just where to look. You may have experienced the Big Sky phenomenon before, but never quite like this, a vastness of scale and sky that literally lets you rise above any care in the world. You’ll experience Montana in a way that is uniquely your own and customized exactly to suit your desires.
Unique Features: There are historical beehive-shaped brick ovens or kilns made charcoal from 1881 to 1900 nearby. The three smelter furnaces at Glendale could hold 35 cords of precisely stacked wood. Four men loading or charging a kiln used the ground-level charging door until they couldn’t reach the top of the stack, then they finished the job using the upper door at the rear. The wood was then burned slowly for two weeks. At that point, the kilns were opened and cooled and usually yielded 1,750 bushels of charcoal.
Accommodations: They offer several cabins for lodging. The main lodge, a cozy Montana log structure with best of the backcountry décor, is the gathering place and dining hall. The lodge’s shady covered porch is the perfect place to kick back and swap stories at day’s end. And later, when even summer evenings cool down rapidly in Montana’s typical fashion, you might gather with family and friends at the lodge’s rock fireplace.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the cabins. All are equally as nice.
Dining: Days begin and end here, with simple yet delicious fare for breakfast and dinner, and as a meeting place for you and your guests to plan and set out on whatever the day’s adventure will be. They’ll even provide lunches to take along on your wanderings, explorations, fishing trips and pack trips, plus help you get started with anything else you need for a perfect vacation.
Activities: Once at the ranch, hop on a horse or lace up your hiking boots, and you can step right into Montana’s rich past. On the lands surrounding the ranch, you can explore the century-old remnants of ghost towns or venture out to one of the many mountain lakes. Miles of trails lead you to an eagle’s eye view of the Pioneer Mountains and the Big Hole and Beaverhead River valleys. Within a landscape of this magnitude, there are private treasures, too, like the jewel of a trout no one but you has ever seen before.
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them.
Location: Melrose is a small community in Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. It is 34 miles south of Butte and about 30 miles north of Dillon. It was established in 1881 at the junction of the road from Corinne, Utah, and the smelter at Glendale. Bannack south of Melrose is the best preserved of all Montana ghost towns. Bannack State Park is a registered historic landmark and the site of Montana’s first major gold discovery on July 28, 1862. This strike set off a massive gold rush that swelled Bannack’s population to over 3,000 by 1863.
Closest Airport: The closest major airport to Melrose, Montana is Bert Mooney Airport (BTM / KBTM). This airport is in Butte, Montana and is 38 miles from the center of Melrose, MT.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No. Pets are not allowed at this property.
Weddings: No. They do not normally host weddings but they may by special request.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: Melrose is on the Big Hole River halfway between Butte and Dillon. It is famous for its trout fishing. The town is nestled in the Pioneer Mountains and the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Near Melrose is Beaverhead Rock State Park. The huge landmark for which the park gets its name, Beaverhead Rock, resembles the head of a swimming beaver. Sacajawea recognized this landmark while traveling with the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.