An authentic working homestead settled in Montana’s legendary rugged ranchland, The Ranch at Rock Creek is a taste of Wild West adventure with an all-inclusive luxurious twist. In addition to its one-of-a-kind historic accommodations, inventive ranch cuisine, and stunning snow-capped scenery, this Relais & Chateaux property—the United States’ only National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World—offers over 20 guided outdoor activities on 6,600 acres of alpine wilderness, allowing its guests to experience a true “home on the range” atmosphere with unrestrained panache.

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The Ranch at Rock Creek sits nestles along an artist’s dreamscape, where rambling creeks, rolling hills, and bright blue skies extend as far as the eye can see. Hassles and worries do not exist here, just attentive staff and inviting lodgings thoughtfully woven into the natural panorama. The ranch’s 29 accommodations encapsulate four distinct styles each with custom-made furniture, frontier antiques, sumptuous linens, freestanding bathtubs, decadent bathing products, and a suite of rustic luxury amenities and décor echoing the property’s Western heritage. No two rooms are alike and range from authentic ranch-style suites in the Granite Lodge and remodeled lofts in the converted Historic Barn to the classic log cabin Luxury Homes and secluded “glamping” Canvas Cabins situated beneath the cottonwoods and aspens lining the banks of Rock Creek.

The home base of any stay at The Ranch at Rock Creek is the Granite Lodge, where guests enjoy artisan cocktails and gourmet appetizers in the Great Room before sitting down to Chef Drage’s seasonal and locally-sourced multi-course menus of Granite County beef and Montana produce in the Dining Room—a restaurant space with a Little House on the Prairie ambiance. For open-air meals under the Big Sky, head to The Blue Canteen’s casual wood fire grill or the aspen-lined Flagstone courtyard. From breakfast to bonfire, the ranch-style dining here captures the essence of Montana stock, wildlife, herb, and harvest, prepared with both mountain tradition and modern palate in mind. A few steps from the ranch’s culinary heart takes guests to either the raucous entertainment of Silver Dollar Saloon (think four-lane bowling alley, private movie theater, billiards tables, and video karaoke) or the relaxingly restorative haven of the Granite Spa and 25,000-gallon heated outdoor pool, all of which are guaranteed to bathe away the day’s adventurous aches.

Days at The Ranch at Rock Creek are as diverse in experiences as they are in pleasures. Learn to fly-fish on a Blue Ribbon trout stream at sunrise, indulge in a relaxing massage treatment after lunch, get in some archery target practice in the afternoon, set out on an awe-inspiring horseback ride through the lush meadows and rolling foothills at sunset, and enjoy an evening ice skate on the frozen pond lit only by a string of lights and the moon. The Ranch at Rock Creek is located just outside the historic town of Philipsburg, Montana halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. In the spring and fall, the region is particularly magnetic for anglers, historians, and wildlife enthusiasts who want to experience the best fishing, wildlife, and historic ghost towns in America under the big Montana sky. Although many say the best way to enjoy it is to simply don some cowboy boots, sit outside, and revel in nature at its finest.

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