Montana - The Ranch at Rock Creek

  • Open Dec-Jan
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays | 4 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Missoula
  • Weight limit: No set weight limit.

The emphasis on quality extends to every aspect of this ranch. As well as riding with your own guide there is extensive fly fishing, trap shooting, archery, a full service spa and a host of other activities. There has been a huge investment in facilities and this is mirrored in the care and attention you receive from the staff and guides who focus on ensuring the guest comes first.

It’s a delicate balance but we believe the ranch has succeeded in retaining the relaxed ambiance of Montana whilst attaining the level of luxury and fine dining associated with membership of Relais et Chateaux.

This is a “once in a lifetime” holiday which will never be forgotten.

 

There are 75 horses at the ranch, primarily quarter horses. The riding style is Western.

There are a range of trails to suit all levels of riders. Within small riding groups you can explore the area on half and full day rides. The pace depends on the terrain and may include loping. Shorter trails will be arranged for less experienced riders and children.

Arena and roping lessons can also be arranged. Lessons are a great opportunity for beginner riders to gain confidence or for intermediate riders to discover new techniques.

The ranch has four different styles of accommodation. There are nine rooms in the Granite Lodge, three Historic Barn Suites, ten Luxury Canvas Cabins and seven Private Homes. No two rooms in the Granite Lodge are alike and all offer luxury, style and authenticity. A stay in one of the Historic Barn suites is a unique experience and the Private Homes are great for families and groups of friends.

There are four Family Canvas Cabins, four Classic Canvas Cabins and two Speciality Canvas Cabins. All have a gas stove, screened porch and a deck facing the creek. In addition to an attached bathroom within the Cabin, each cabin has a private bathroom in the bathhouse, accessible via a short, lighted walkway. The Classic Canvas Cabins have either a king bed or two queen beds. The Family Canvas Cabins have two rooms separated by a curtain; one room with a king bed and the other with two twin beds. The Family cabins are ideal for families of four or five.

The room layouts are below and keep scrolling to the bottom of the page for beautiful images:


Granite Lodge Rooms

Ranch at Rock Creek - Colt   Ranch at Rock Creek - DerringerRanch at Rock Creek - Mustang   Ranch at Rock Creek - PalominoRanch at Rock Creel - Appalppsa Room   Ranch at Rock Creek - Remington

Ranch at Rock Creek - Sharps   Ranch at Rock Creek - SpringfieldRanch at Rock Creek - Winchester


Family Glamping Cabins

Ranch at Rock Creek - Brook   Ranch at Rock Creek - Cutbow

Ranch at Rock Creek - Grayling   Ranch at Rock Creek - Lake


Classic Glamping Cabins

Ranch at Rock Creek - Apache   Ranch at Rock Creek - Bull

Ranch at Rock Creek - Gila    Ranch at Rock Creek - Rainbow


Luxury Homes

There are several luxury homes at the ranch and to give you an idea of the size, here is a floor plan for the Bear House.

Ranch at Rock Creek - Bear House

 


Historic Barn

Ranch at Rock Creek - The Loft   Ranch at Rock Creek - The Stables

Ranch at Rock Creek - Wrangler

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Availability

The Ranch at Rock Creek is open all year. You can arrive and depart on any day.
Sample Itinerary for The Ranch at Rock Creek

There is a minimum five night stay between 20 May and 4 Sep; 25 - 29 Nov and 21 - 26 December and a 7 night minimum stay over New Year. At all other times there is a three night minimum stay.

Select your preferred arrival date:


Prices

The following is the price per person sharing for a 5 night stay. Each Luxury Log Home has a different occupancy and price, please call for a quote.

5 nights Granite Lodge Room Classic Canvas Cabin
2 January - 30 April $5,400.00 $5,400.00
(cabins open in mid April)
1 May - 19 May $6,600.00 $7,200.00
20 May - 4 September $9,000.00 $9,600.00
5 September - 20 October $6,600.00 $7,200.00
21 October - 24 November $5,400.00 n/a
25 - 29 November $9,000.00 n/a
30 November - 20 December $5,400.00 n/a
21 - 26 December $9,000.00 n/a

 

INCLUDES Accommodation; all meals and snacks; unlimited drinks including beer, wine and spirits; twice-daily housekeeping; laundry; two daily guided outdoor activities including all gear and equipment; access to fitness centre, pool and hot tub; Silver Dollar Saloon entertainment; personal bike for each person for getting around the ranch; 20% Ranch Fee which covers Montana state tax, staff gratuities; WiFi; long distance & international phone calls; stocked mini-bar with soft drinks, wines and snacks.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT 100% single supplement applies and some rooms and cabins have a minimum occupancy of 3 or more people.

PAYABLE LOCALLY spa treatments; reserve wines; yoga sessions; fishing licenses; shop purchases; off ranch visits.

NEAREST AIRPORT Missoula or Butte.

TRANSFERS included from Missoula, Butte or Anaconda Airport. Transfers can be arranged from Helena or Bozeman at $250.00 per vehicle (up to 7 pax) each way.


Getting There

Transfers are included from Missoula (1.5 hours' drive) or Butte (1.25 hours' drive). You are likely to find better flight availability to Missoula.

Transfers can also be arranged at additional cost (USD 250 per vehicle each way) from Helena (2 hours' drive) or Bozeman (2.5 hours' drive). You may also choose to make your own way by rental car.

Normal check-in to your room is at 4pm, however you are welcome to arrive in time for lunch and to enjoy an afternoon activity which should be booked in advance.

Check-out on your departure day is normally at 11am. However, if you have a late flight, you are welcome to enjoy a final morning activity and lunch at the Ranch before departing in the afternoon. If your room is needed for arriving guests then your luggage can be stored and you are welcome to use the Granite Spa facilities to freshen up before leaving.

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Location

The ranch is situated in a remote valley in the heart of South Western Montana, near the historic mining town of Philipsburg, Montana. The most convenient commercial airport, with the best flight availability, is Missoula, a 1.5 hour drive to the Ranch.


Weather & Climate

Montana experiences extremes of climate and weather. Summers are hot with mild evenings but as you're in the mountains, the situation can change quickly so dress in layers.

In winters there is a high chance of snow so activities at the ranch at this time include skiing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides and ice skating.

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The Ranch at Rock Creek Riding Specialist

Olwen says

There is something for everyone to enjoy from riding, fishing, clay shooting to the ten pin bowling alley. So many activities to try that five nights will go by in a flash.

My Top Tip

The guides and staff are there to ensure you have the best possible holiday. Use their advice to get the maximum from your stay while enjoying some downtime as well.

Email: olwen@inthesaddle.com

Olwen Law
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