sets the service standard for all Alaska fishing lodges.
Starting at $1,000 per person per night
Philipsburg, Granite County, Montana, United States
Starting at $2,000 per room per night
Nestled in one of Montana’s most pristine valleys, The Ranch at Rock Creek offers year-round unique vacations on an authentic 19th century homestead. Start the day with inspired Ranch cuisine, then learn to fly fish on a Blue Ribbon trout stream. Experience awe-inspiring views from The Top of the World on horseback and drift off in a luxurioius glamping tent under the Big Sky. The Ranch at Rock Creek stays true to their frontier roots, welcoming guests to private accommodations across the 6,600 acres.
Unique Features: As the world’s only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star guest ranch, they balance their frontier homestead roots and luxury resort comforts in all that they do. The Ranch’s luxury glamping cabins were built to fit the historical landscape. They created hybrid structures that would feel at home on a ranch homestead and enjoy inspiring views of the mountain-fed stream. In fact, the Classic Canvas Cabins, Rainbow, Apache, Gila and Bull, were named after the fish who call it home.
Accommodations: The 29 one-of-a-kind accommodations, which can host up to 125 guests during our summer season, are thoughtfully woven into the The Ranch’s landscape. Ranging in size from one-bedroom suites to five-bedroom homes, they offer four distinct styles of lodging: Granite Lodge suites, a converted Historic Barn, Luxury Homes and Canvas Cabins for glamping. The design echoes home more than hotel, with deluxe amenities, custom furniture and decor that showcases a distinctive Western heritage.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Glamping Tent Cabins. All the cabins feature gas stoves, a screened porch, a reading nook and a private deck. Each accommodation has a private bathroom in the bathhouse, accessible via a short, lighted walkway, in addition to an attached bathroom. They were designed to be easily removed and have minimal impact on the environment.
Dining: The Ranch at Rock Creek kitchen tells a story about Montana stock, wildlife, herb and harvest. With regionally and locally sourced organic ingredients, the ranch menus and dining experiences mirror Montana seasonal bounty. Preparation is equal parts mountain tradition and modern palate, often employing a wood fire grill, a Dutch oven or the full array of a state-of-the-art kitchen. All meals are included and tailored to dietary restrictions and preferences. A children’s menu is always available.
Activities: Montana is made for horses and The Ranch at Rock Creek is made for riders. Wide-open skies, sagebrush hillsides and snow-capped peaks are best experienced on horseback. Whether you’ve dreamed of Montana fly fishing for years or you’ve yet to cast for the first time, you will not be disappointed by the opportunities on their namesake Rock Creek. The Ranch at Rock Creek offers and over 20 included wintertime activities, such as ice skating, UTV tours and downhill skiing excursions.
Spa & Fitness: They’re dedicated to helping guests reach their wellness goals during their travels. The signature experiences are longer luxury treatments that soothe active muscles after Ranch adventures and channel natural elements. Supplement your twice-daily guided activities with access to the well-appointed Fitness Center, featuring fitness machines, weights and training equipment.
Location: A visit to Philipsburg, Montana is a great addition to your Yellowstone National Park or Glacier National Park vacation. The Philipsburg area is a geologically rich with large mineral deposits, over 75 named lakes and reservoirs and is full of interesting history. In the heart of Montana sapphire country, Philipsburg boasts several opportunities for panning for your own Montana sapphires and gemstone mines in the surrounding mountains and ghost towns.
Closest Airport: Missoula International Airport is 90 minutes away. Private aircraft travel is available nearby at Bowman Field Airport in Anaconda (3U3), 45-minutes away. Private transfers are always included with the rates. Helicopter travel between The Ranch and regional locations can be arranged.
Children’s Programs: Yes. Children enjoy the The Ranch Kids Club. With the unique themed days, children enjoy a host of adventures designed to inspire and foster appreciation for the outdoors and provide education on Montana’s history and traditions. From learning to care for animals at the Barn, to exploring the banks of Rock Creek for local flora and fauna, Little Grizzlies will reconnect with the natural world and broaden their horizons.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: This historic Montana property hosts one-of-a-kind destination weddings. Ten square miles of river, forest, valley and vista provide almost limitless opportunities for breathtaking ceremonies, intimate brunches and festive receptions. Ranch weddings are designed to avoid the stress associated with metropolitan venues and destination wedding arrangements in tourist hubs.
Meetings: Whether you’re brainstorming a new strategic plan, negotiating a partnership or building a cohesive team, The Ranch at Rock Creek’s all-inclusive approach offers dedicated event coordinators, exquisite venues, and no-limits adventure. They include over 20 year-round activities with guides, gear and expert instruction, so your team will leave with skills that enhance their personal and professional lives.
Extra Info: Four miles of private access and pristine river frontage on this freestone mountain stream boasts seven species of fish: Westslope cutthroat, rainbow, cut-bow, brown, brookie, bull and the Rocky Mountain whitefish.