The Ranch at Rock Creek
The Ranch at Rock Creek delivers on every level, particularly for those who love their outdoor pursuits and want to explore the real Montana. With a history dating back to the 19th century mining trade around this region of Granite County, and space, views and food to match it, there lies an ultimate, authentic American ranch experience here.
First, consider the extent of activities available at The Ranch at Rock Creek. From one day to the next you could be trying your hand at horseback riding through the Montana countryside, taking a photography course or yoga class, learning archery, enjoying a wildlife or birdwatching walk, perhaps some off-road mountain biking too. Then, there’s a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, weekly rodeos, the Little Grizzlies Kids Club, an exciting rope and bridges course, clay pigeon shooting and even fun-filled ‘geocaching’ to seek out boxes of strategically placed ‘hidden treasure’ in the surrounding plains. That’s all on top of an onsite gym and award-winning spa, sauna and meditation rooms, cinema and bowling alley, plus skiing in the winter, just for good measure.
Such connection with the outside world means that, by the time you leave, you’ll feel at one with the West; among America’s greatest, most evocative, beautiful and famous landscapes. Back on the ranch itself, think upmarket mountain lodge stylings, a place that’s proud of its heritage though fully-geared up for the needs of well-heeled 21st century visitors. So, after a day of action and adventure, lounge on a sink-in sofa beside the fire with a fine glass of wine, surrounded by wooden beams, original stonework and antique ornaments before tucking into a hearty meal of robust country fare in the Granite Lodge Dining Room. As rustic as it sounds, everything here is quality, carefully placed and designed to feel both luxurious, boutique and homely all at the same time.
The guestrooms are ideal for couples, families and groups alike, with a tempting range of options either in the main building, or one of the standalone cabins and luxury homes which punctuate the grounds. Within each of them you’ll find handwoven rugs, old wooden chests and vintage rolltop bathtubs, bookshelves lined with interesting reads and a superbly traditional feel throughout. Then, if opting for one of the larger cabins or homes, enjoy your own porch and garden, multiple bedrooms, a lounge area and kitchenette, ideal if considering an extended stay or looking for a little more independence.
There’s no question that The Ranch at Rock Creek provides a glimpse of real life in this stunning region, the lodge is both authentic and supremely comfortable. And, whether enjoying the countless adventures on offer or simply unwinding by the pool, admiring the views and sunset; it will certainly leave its mark.
The Ranch at Rock Creek Facilities
29 rooms including 7 luxury log and 10 glamping semi-canvas cabins. Queen or king-size beds, log burner, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, shower and/or rolltop bath, lounge or dining area, a porch and private sauna in the larger cabins.
Near Philipsburg, roughly one hours’ drive from Butte and Missoula Airports.