The Ranch at Rock Creek
What We Love
- The property’s close proximity to Philipsburg, one of North America’s most charming ski towns
- Rodeo on the lodge grounds during the summer months
- An extensive indoor entertainment menu at the Silver Dollar Saloon onsite, including billiard tables, a bowling alley, karaoke, and more
- The generous 2:1 staff-to-guest ratio
What To Know
- Your stay includes a transfer from Missoula International Airport (about 90 minutes away)
- Guided outdoor activities can be arranged with little to no notice
- For children ages 4-12, there’s a kids’ club that offers up a range of outdoor educational activities (geocaching, pool games) while parents take a breather
- Despite being located at an elevation of 5,200 feet, all homes and cabins feature WiFi
World-class wilderness awaits adventurers at this 6,600-acre cattle ranch, where co-inhabitants include moose, elk, and eagles. Harking back to the days of pioneers and silver miners, the all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux resort is at once deeply rugged and exceedingly comfortable. The interiors are an inviting palette of deep crimsons and chocolate browns, paired with reclaimed wood furnishings and an impressive collection of antique photographs depicting ranch life. Attentive staff members, who all dabble in their own fair share of wrangling and mountaineering, are always ready to share a historical Montanan anecdote or two and make terrific guides for the vast array of outdoor excursions—fly-fishing on Blue Ribbon Rock Creek, horseback riding, hiking—offered in the resort’s backyard.
Choose from a quartet of accommodation styles: ranch-style suites housed in Granite Lodge, the resort’s centerpiece; lofts in the property’s revamped barn; classic log cabins; or a clutch of canvas cabins (the most private) flanked by cottonwoods, aspens, and gurgling Rock Creek. All room options are kitted out with frontier-themed antiques, Frette linens, and freestanding bathtubs. Being home on the range never looked so good.
Local bounty—Montana alfalfa sprouts, Sapphire Mountain honey, grass-fed beef—is prioritized in Chef Josh Drage’s dining room, where the organic menu items change daily. For an alfresco experience, don’t miss a chance to chow down on grilled flank steak and Alaskan salmon on the flagstone at the Granite Lodge, fired up every Thursday.
In an idyllic valley just south of Glacier National Park, it’s no surprise that outdoor activities are the main draw at this secluded resort. The ranch is a 30-minute drive to nearby Philipsburg, a restored former mining town, where hot spots include The Sweet Palace Victorian, America’s second largest candy shop, and an award-winning brewing company.
How to Get There
We have never experienced guest services like we did during our stay here. We went during the fall and witnessed the most beautiful colors. The dining left us speechless, from the hospitality we were shown to the mind boggling food that is in a class of it's own. Chelsey was a great Wrangler and was very attentive to our needs. Doug the driver went out of his way to show us the local wildlife. Also Doug was our driver from the airport to the ranch. If you go you must request him, we have never laughed so hard in our lives. Doug was also very professional and knew so much about the area. A true gentleman, and one of many reasons we will return. No is not something you hear at the ranch. Every single person you encounter is willing to do what it takes to accommodate your needs. The cleanliness is far superior than anywhere we've been. So elegent and pristine. Rich one of the guides was was a kind soul who always had excellent info on the area. Overall this place is the best of the best. 10 star all the way!
Montana is a true tresure state and Tge Ranch at Rock Creek is a world class tresure in Montana. Exceptional natural beauty with a unique sense of hospitality unsurpassed in mt travels. I stayed at Trappers cabinon the river, dined by a roaring fireplace, I saw moose, elk, deer, bald eagles and I watched the herd of 50 plus horses driven to pasture. The staff were authentic lovely hosts. A once in a lifetime experience except I will be going back in the summer one day. Bravo to this Forbes five star resort guest ranch that aspires to and achieves the highest standards in luxury and adventure!
This trip was absolutely incredible! We went the first week in December, and were able to do all activities we wanted... Skiing at Discovery, Snowmobiling, horseback riding, shooting etc. All activities were beyond expectations and the Ranch truly provides all gear you need. We could have left half of our luggage at home! All the guides/drivers were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and made each activity enjoyable. Beyond the activities, the food and accommodations were excellent. We stayed in Trapper Cabin and loved being in our own section of the ranch. Every meal was delicious. We truly were impressed with everything, and definitely plan to go back! I cannot recommend the Ranch at Rock Creek enough.
We loved visiting here. Even in the winter there was tons to do! It was so peaceful and elegant. The staff is the best we've ever had. Doug was there to get us from the airport when we landed even though we were 30min early. He also had a car full of snacks and drinks. We loved our car ride with him, he pointed out all the wildlife and history of the land. Not to mention every morning he brought us breakfast to our cabin on the creek! Everyone goes above and beyond. Masa was an excellent waiter that was so friendly and caring. The staff makes you feel like family and never tells you no. One day they even took us into town to the candy store just because. The guides were all very knowledgable and helpful, everything was geared towards us and our needs. save to say we had THE BEST time and we will for sure be back!
We spent Thanksgiving at the Ranch at Rock Creek. Was nothing short of amazing!
We stayed in the Moose House. Was perfect for the 6 of us.
The food was 5 star gourmet! Unbelievable.
The staff is the most helpful, professional, and simply nice people you will ever meet. It appeared that there were many staff member per guest. (I could list dozens of people who were great...but a special shout out to our wait staff Masa and Mischa. And Anna and Chelsea are the best wranglers in the world...and Anna even teaches line dancing at the barn party)
The activities were fun! Horseback riding in the snow, archery, guns, wagon rides, spa, hiking etcc...
Could write pages how great this place is....no matter how high your expectation....they will exceed it.
Truly all inclusive with gourmet food, wine, cocktails, and activities.