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What We Love

  • Wood-burning fireplaces in all cabins
  • The letter the ranch sends you before your stay with packing tips, depending on the season of your visit
  • The batch of freshly baked cookies presented to guests after a day of strenuous outdoor activities
  • The award-winning wine cellar, which stocks nearly 2,000 bottles

What To Know

  • Room rates include meals, drinks, and select activities
  • Because the ranch is a Relais & Chateaux property, Club 5C members can use their loyalty program perks
  • There is no cell phone service here, but each cabin has its own direct-dial line and wireless Internet connection
  • No children are allowed—the ranch is only open to guests 16 and up
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Overview

Forested, adults-only Montana Rockies escape aimed at outdoorsy epicures

The Lowdown

Nearly half the guests at this well-appointed mountain resort, set in the arresting Bitteroots, are repeat visitors. It could be due to the thrilling outdoor expeditions, which range from wildlife spotting and cattle drives to helicopter rides that soar above Yellowstone National Park. Perhaps it’s the relaxing soundtrack of a burbling brook and rustling pine trees, which neighbor each of the 23 log cabins here. Or, the variety of extravagant and inventive ways to unwind, from deep tissue and essential oil massages in guest rooms, a seven-course private dinner with ingredients sourced from the retreat’s orchards and gardens, or fireside jigsaw puzzles at the Main Lodge. When combined with the ranch’s signature brand of personalized, your-wish-is-our-command service, there’s little that rivals a stay at this captivating natural wonderland.

Rooms

Open floor plans, private hot tubs, and colossal king-size beds are consistent throughout all the accommodation options (as is a collection of locally knit woolens), which include one-bedroom cabins and luxury ranch homes. There’s also the especially grandiose Ponderosa, a 3,600-square-foot lodge with a multi-tiered deck that hovers above a private trout pond.

Dining

Evening meals at the grand, vaulted-ceiling Dining Room tend to be the highlight for many visitors here: no two dinner menus are alike, thanks to the vision of Chef Jacob Leathermen who churns out a delectable array of French and Southwestern-inspired plates—roasted quail over a bed of cilantro pesto rice, anyone? Cabin meal service is also available at no additional cost.

Location

The ranch is an hour and a half’s drive from Missoula International Airport, in the town of Darby near the southwestern border of Montana and Idaho. For a fee, the property offers airport shuttle service for up to six guests at a time, though renting a vehicle is highly advised for off-ranch activities.

How to Get There

Triple Creek Ranch
5551 West Fork Road
Darby, MT 59829 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 290 Reviews
Perfection Plus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent rating only begins to tell just how perfect this resort is. Accommodations, service, food, amenities, ambiance etc. difficult to describe. Suffice it to say this all inclusive resort is one that is hard to beat. Expensive yes. Memorable without a doubt.

Fantastic weekend
Reviewed 1 month ago

What a wonderful experience. From arrival to checkout, our every need was anticipated. The accommodations were perfect - from pillows to coffee maker - everything was first class. A special pleasure - breakfast delivered to the cabin with perfectly cooked eggs and delightful homemade jams.
As we were driving home, my husband was plotting on a return trip next year.
Thank you Triple Creek Ranch

Honeymoon Happiness
Reviewed 4 months ago

This by far is my favorite place we have been to. We stayed in the stage stop house for our honeymoon in the beginning of August and it was absolutely beautiful and more secluded than the others. The house is fully stocked with everything you need and decorated so lovely. All the staff go above and beyond and will get you anything you need. The food here is delicious from start to finish and the servers make it such a pleasant experience. they offer many amenities and have great fishing as well. The owners are lovely down to earth people that we enjoyed talking to. This place deserves all the rave reviews and more. Can't wait to come back!!

Very relaxing
Reviewed 4 months ago

Loved every minute of our stay. Staff makes you feel like you belong from the minute you walk in the door. Top notch resort with absolutely none of the offsetting pretention I've experienced at other places. Horseback riding in the snow was the highlight of the trip. Or was it the chef's table with wine pairing? Regardless, everything was great. They even remade a dessert that we loved earlier in the week for our farewell lunch. Can't wait to return.

Your Wish is their command
Reviewed 4 months ago

These guys are really fabulous. I really felt like a princess there. The land is beautiful. The cabins are really nice. The staff is just fantastic. So friendly, helpful and really goes out of their way to make your stay perfect. I went with my 93 year old mother. So it is much harder for her to get around. They did everything to make it as easy as possible for her. She even went dog sledding. Really this place is a lot of fun. The food terrific. If I had to find anything to complain about it might me to update the lodge a little...but I would really have to be picky to say that. I would not hesitate to go back and would love to go again in the summer.