Brush Creek Ranch
What We Love
- Over 50 miles of private equestrian trails
- Campfire meals under the stars by Brush Creek
- A prolific wine selection in the property’s 800-bottle ranch cellar
- Customizable massages at the Brush Creek Spa
What To Know
- If staying in the main lodge, request a room that’s far from the activity center for a quieter stay
- The resort’s concierge can arrange for off-the-ranch experiences (i.e. golfing at nearby Old Baldy Club in Saratoga) for an additional cost
- The nine cabins that make up the Magee Homestead are available for group bookings
- The ranch adheres to a strict no-pet policy
This century-old ranch, a highly sought-after wedding venue—actress Allison Williams tied the knot here last year—comes with a jaw-dropping backdrop: 30,000 acres of rolling hills, prairies and panoramic mountain views. A perfect day here might involve sunrise yoga overlooking the Platte River Valley and channeling your inner cowboy with a horseback ride through notable sites like the bison paddock and historic Robber’s Roost Lookout (once rumored to be a hideout for thieves), then retreating to a private teepee at the Trailhead Spa for an afternoon facial—there’s a hops-and-herbs version for the gentlemen—before heading back to your log cabin, where you can squeeze in a cat nap before indulging in a family-style barbecue feast at the ranch’s lively fire pit.
Fur throws, soft suede pillows, and antler chandeliers all amp up the warmth and snuggle factor in the 41 spacious rooms here, a combination of log cabin residences, lodge rooms, and cabin suites. In-room accessories like buffalo nickels on headboards and cowhide leather chairs tip a hat to the Western surroundings, while the hand-hewn exteriors are inspired by the ranch’s original 1884 homestead.
Though the dishes trotted out by the ranch’s five dining venues all have the Rocky Mountain stamp, it’s Creekside Camp, where the star players are a couple of grills, that steals the culinary scene here. A classic dinner spread might consist of hearty treats like carved prime rib, tea-brined chicken, and a sumptuous venison chili, the house chef’s signature dish—all enjoyed beside a campfire.
Nestled in the heart of south central Wyoming, Brush Creek Ranch is situated next to the lush Medicine Bow National Forest. It’s a scenic 3.5-hour drive from Denver International Airport and just an hour from nearby Laramie Airport.
How to Get There
My wife and I brought my 70 year old mother, 16 year old, 12 year old and 10 year old for a 3 night stay at the The Lodge at Brush Creek. My only complaint is that I wish we had stayed longer!
Everything was spectacular from the activities, to the food, to the accommodations. Rooms were comfortable and very nicely decorated.
The majority of Activities were arranged with just our family and the guide(s) — making it feel very exclusive. The cattle drive was the only activity in which we were combined with other people — which actually made the experience better since you have to herd a couple hundred cattle (make sure you select this activity).
The staff was extremely accommodating and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Everyone had a smile and seemed like they really enjoyed being there. Management was engaged and checked in with us each day - asking if there was anything we needed.
Food was very good and plenty of it. Breakfast was complete with omelet station and plenty of other selections. Lunch varied by day and was always good. We ate at the Farm on two occasions — had our share of wagyu steaks. You will never be hungry during your stay!
The grounds are beautiful with plenty of “free time” activities for the kids from a rec center with games and basketball court to a climbing wall. The younger kids enjoyed every second of our trip.
I highly recommend Brush Creek to anyone considering a Wyoming Ranch vacation.
This is a joke as you pay that amount of money and they want extra to do any of the more advanced horse rides, the spa treatment, gun shooting, and other things. For the prices they charge this should all be included. All you’re really paying for is a service of people. Sure you get some cocktails and wine but come on for these prices it is not right. The rich and famous come here as they make it sound like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All you have to do is go out in the countryside and you can get the same view for free.
If you really know the bio diversity of the grazing lands around this area you would know that it’s been overgrazed. They try and tell you how they’re running the special herd of cows, which that’s fine but do proper grazing. Spending 40 years in the field and helping farmers and ranchers learn how to graze grasses and other species correctly I would sure expect more of a place that claims to be so environmentally concerned.
Almost all the people working here are from back East and have no clue what the real West and the environment should look like. They’ve learned what they know from Books and don’t understand the real West. Sad to say a huge corporation like this and they really don’t give a darn. There are ecological site descriptions which would help them understand the grasslands in this area.
I’ll get off my bandwagon now, just know these are the facts and those folks don’t really understand or know what it should look like.
One of the best resorts I have ever been to! So much great stuff to do, fantastic staff, food, etc. perfect for families!
Fly Fishing, mountain biking, unlimited target shooting, truly world-class! I would give this resort my highest recommendation!