Triple Creek Ranch
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
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.
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.
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.
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
When my husband and I were working in high paid jobs in Houston ..I'd search for some unique places to stay to go unwind from our high stress jobs in Houston....know we're retired and on fix budget....If our income was at the levels that we use to have in Houston I'd go to this ranch for all my special occasions lodging/meals/ activities....It's Montana ambiance and so much more...cowboys, horses, fishing, etc etc.... that is why we moved here after retiring.....My husband did take me to dinner here and it was wonderful (July 2015)......we plan on taking my 93 old aunt on her special day....Oct 2019
This was our first experience with an all-inclusive resort. We travel widely but not on cruises or places that offer this amenity. When they say "all-inclusive", they aren't kidding. From top shelf liquors to the choicest cuts of meats, all this and much more is available almost 24 hours a day. Plus each member of the staff was more than accommodating and gracious. The pool area was small but lovely. We ate a majority of our meals in our cabin and the room service was extraordinary. The only negative I can think of is that cell and internet reception are very poor...a little frustrating but manageable. I can't think of another term for this resort but "spectacular".
First off, yes! this place is expensive, but by design, I would tend to think. Everything this place does is for the sole purpose of the guests having a great experience. This is a place to go and relax and enjoy the mountain air and what the property can offer. The service is above any I have expended in the US. They try their best not to say "No" to any quest's request. For instance, if you want three appetizers at dinner you can. Just ask! They are happy to do it for you. The bar tenders, Lucas was ours, are knowledgeable and enjoy the challenge of making a drink they haven't heard as well as sharing some of the local Mixology. And best of all, it's all apart of your stay. So don't be surprised when they insist you take a lunch on the day of your check out.