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
Brush Creek Ranch gets everything right - the activities, accommodation, food & wine on offer are of the highest quality. The Farm is not to be missed! Some amazing people work at BCR, too many to name, who made our stay unforgettable. We were sad to leave but we'll definitely be back.
Spent three nights at Brush Creek Ranch recently and loved our stay. We drove up from Utah, pretty straight shot east on I-80 for 4.5-5 hours and we were there. The best option without question is to flight private into Saratoga and get picked up by BCR (20-min drive).
Upon arrival we were greeted at the entry point to the property by Matt and escorted to the main lodge for check-in. We stayed in the Angler’s Cabin and were given a golf cart to get to/from the main lodge (5-min drive). And everyone who isn’t at The Lodge gets a cart. Very convenient. I also saw rooms at The Lodge. They are set up like a very nice hotel room and connecting rooms are available. None of the rooms have TVs, including cabins (though you can find them on property), and the big difference between cabins and lodge rooms is the lodge rooms have AC, cabins don’t. Wasn’t a problem as temps drop at night and you simply aren’t in your room much during the day. Just open a couple windows and things cool off rather quickly in the evening. And we were there in July, arguable the hottest time of year. In short we loved our cabin; full kitchen, patio with great views, comfy beds.
BCR operates on a very structured schedule. Breakfast is served at the same time every morning in the main lodge, then morning activities start at 9a. Everyone is back just before noon for lunch, then the afternoon activities start at 130p. Then everyone comes back around 4:30p and you get ready for dinner. Of course there are variances if you have a private tour but it is pretty much the same time blocks every day.
Breakfast is served in the lodge and is a buffet. Good variety and options, including a egg station for omelettes or custom eggs. Waffles, French toast, and pancakes rotated day to day but potatoes, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, seemed to be there every day. And there were other specialty items that seemed to pop up day to day (eggs Benedict, BCR hash, etc). The cold buffet section had yogurt and fruit, sticky buns, muffins, breads, spreads, smoothies, etc. I would have liked to see some basic breakfast options like cold cereal. Our kids are kind of picky and some days they just want a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios.
Lunch was served in The Chuckwagon area (not the lodge). It is a covered outdoor venue with tables and a serving area. Our lunches were as follows: Taco Tuesday, Italian’ish Wednesday, and burgers and hot dogs on Thursday. There were salads every day and other things to eat in the buffet along with dessert. I think there are speciality lunches during the week (bbq, etc.) but we missed those.
Dinner is also served at The Lodge off a menu. It is a decent sized menu with lots of variety but it was the same every night. And they were able to accommodate custom requests when we made them (mac n cheese for the kids for example). Over three nights I had Steak and Frittes, Bolognese, and a Wagyu Filet (paid extra for that). It was one of the best steaks I have ever had. I also tried the meatball and bruschetta as an appetizer, salads, creamed spinach as a side, and multiple desserts. Remember meals are included so you can order what you like. There are some cuts of meat that are additional and they are VERY good and raised on the property. And I think wine is additional as well. The truffle oil French fries are also very good. Nothing I ate there was bad, it was all solid. I wouldn’t say the food wasn’t necessarily the highlight, but it was good and the service was very good. There are also endless snacks and drinks available during the day. And if you stay on a Thursday night there is a fun BBQ dinner down by the river that has activities for kids, music, etc. We missed that one.
Our kids participated in the Lil’ Wranglers Program each day and LOVED it. Elizabeth, Jesse, and Kat were awesome and they didn’t want to do anything else. They climbed the rock wall, learned a lot about horses, rode horses, did arts and crafts, fished, walked trails, played water games, etc. Never bored and always seemed to have fun. We did horse back riding, went to the shooting range, rode mountain bikes, went to the spa, and did a river float. All very well run with excellent guides/Wranglers. All cool people who seem to enjoy their jobs and what they do. Most activities are included but there is an a la carte menu for activities that you have to pay for (ATV Tours, Private Flyfishing, a Cattle Drive, River Floats, all spa treatments, Founders experience at the gun range, and others). We wish we would have had one more day for more activities but we felt like we saw and tried a lot of things, all fun. The river float was a bit long for the kiddos and we had a major headwind during our float so it was longer than usual. We did see two Bald Eagles and our guide, Sawyer, worked hard paddling in that wind but he was awesome. We would probably skip that excursion if we did it again.
Overall just a great stay. They have a very unique product in a unique location that has stunning scenery and great people working there. A couple of additional notes...we don’t drink but the property has a very cool Saloon that is open until midnight. The staff was great. They can customize almost anything to meet your needs. You might have to pay for it but they can do it. Well done Brush Creek.
My family has visited Brush Creek Ranch over the last 3 Independence Day Celebrations. During this time there is a fireworks show, live music, and a rodeo! The staff is very accommodating to adults and kids alike. Many staff members remember us from year to year. The activities barn is welcoming and they try to accommodate our families wishes. Corey even took the request of my son and got him his favorite drink for the week! The saloon is so much fun after dinner! Adults can enjoy craft cocktails, beer and wine while the kids can shoot pool, darts or karaoke! My kids enjoy the Recreation room also where they can hang out with friends they have met over the years. The cabins are nice and well maintained. We have stayed in Anglers, Sheriffs, and Stagecoach. My only complaint is Stagecoach did not have a washer and dryer. Clothes have to be taken to the lodge to clean. For the price, I think all cabins should have washer and dryers. The food is also wonderful. Lunches included themed buffets daily. Dinners are either at the lodge or at beautiful outdoor locations! We were able to visit the Farm which is a new location on the ranch! Wow is all I can say! You must see it for yourself! I cannot recommend BCR enough! We will return again soon!