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 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!
The Ranch does an amazing job of providing for its guests but don't give enough credit where it belongs. From what I observed and learned during my stay, the employees are not treated very well. They sign up for a summer being told the hours they'll work with a promise of a bonus at the end of the summer but the when they arrive - many without their own means of transportation its a different story. Most work twice the hours they thought they would and when salary is divided by hours they aren't even making $5/hour. Even with their end of season bonus their wages don't come up to minimum! Managers verbally berate them and often blame the employees for their mismanagement. Enjoy your pampering as long as you don't look at the price others are paying to make it happen. Employee morale is suffering.
Our entire family (20 people) went to Brush Creek Ranch over Memorial Day Weekend. EVERYONE from ages 1 - 70+ had an amazing time. The activities, staff, facilities, food, everything was perfect. Our favorite part was sitting at every meal together and nights at the saloon and around the campfire. We played paintball, did the ropes course, rode horses and mountain bikes, fished, hiked, archery, shot guns - you name it - we did it! Everything you need is there and ready to go. The staff could not be more accomodating. They truly make it a vacation for all involved. The rec center was perfect for the kids and such an added bonus. We highly recommend Brush Creek and hope to go back soon!!
The really nice thing about our stay at Brush Creek was that it was about as far as you can imagine from "the same old same old". This was a vacation to remember! The facilities are glam/rustic, extremely comfortable and the staff are all attentive and polite. I was expertly taught to do things that I've never done (fly fishing, shoot a gun to name a few). Early morning yoga was the perfect start to each day. A great spot for anybody looking for something a little out of the ordinary.
We had so much fun! The cabin we stayed in (Grand View) was super cozy, the food was very good, the cocktails even better, and the best part was the variety of activities. The cattle drive with our ranchers Mikaela and Garret was the highlight of the trip for our entire group - from first time riders to advanced, it was such a unique experience and the sceneries were absolutely breathtaking. Before the trip even ended we were already planning our next visit. If you're considering going to BCR, do it.