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
The Ranch at Rock Creek is a true American treasure. The entire experience was a pleasure. The accommodations are without peer, the food was excellent, the staff attends to every need or request, the trout fishing was superb, and the view is magnificent!
The Ranch at Rock Creek is fantastic. Superior service, quality, incredible scenery. Staff is warm, friendly, generous with their time. Loved it. Horseback riding and food were exceptional. I'll be back!
Disappointing Dining experience. Nothing indicated one was eating at a Ranch! Dinner was entirely based on atasting menu- only 2 entree choices, which were at best average to mediocre. Breakfast was in the same range as dinners. Compared to otherTop Ranches the Food was poor.
The Ranch at Rock Creek is amazing--beautiful setting, impeccable service, lots of activities that are one on one w a guides that are really nice, food & wine very good, glamping cabins so so cool. Check the weather & be prepared so you can play outside everyday!
This was the most amazing trip I have ever taken. I'm ready to go back. I have never experienced such service. The Lodge is beautiful and so comfortable. The food was excellent. The activities were a blast. I had never been to Montana and this trip blew me away!