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
High quality facilities with a very diverse and fun set of activities. All staff and guides were excellent and very eager to make our stay very special. Guides were very good at working with us as novices in some of the activities and helped us immensely to enjoy the activities and show great progress. We’ll be back for more.
This was a surprise birthday present for my 50th birthday. I could not have been more impressed! Every detail of our stay was perfect. Every event and meal was choreographed to give us the best experience possible. Furthermore, the ranch staff from wranglers to bartenders always had smiles on their faces.
We highly recommend The Ranch at Rock Creek! We have taken serval 5 star vacations and this one was by far the best! Friendly staff and most beautiful place on earth! If your considering any other place I would think again.
I spent a week with my family and first I thought it would be too much time to fulfill with activities. I was so wrong. Besides the service, which is incomparable, the amazing food and drinks, they are prepared to find all interesting to do for all ages. They also spoil you with rides to everywhere, special requests for elderly amd children, and all imaginable snaks and drinks in the room. The Salon holds many attractions for all tastes and one can spend a raining afternoon for hours there with your friends and family. Thank you guys for the wonderful experience.
The Ranch at Rock Creek provides an amazing and unique way to enjoy the western ranch experience. We have now been to the ranch several times and have enjoyed the different weather and seasons of September, February and May. This past weekend, the weather was mixed but the excellent and attentive staff kept everyone comfortable and engaged. We enjoyed Friday night first summer Rodeo, some nice spring creek fishing off the ranch, outdoor ping pong competition, family paintball, live band and line-dancing, mountain biking and hiking, and consistently amazing food and service! Wonderful family time! Can't wait to return!