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The Ranch at Rock Creek

The Ranch at Rock Creek
The owner of The Ranch at Rock Creek searched the American West for 20 years to find the perfect ranch and found it in one of Montana’s most pristine valleys. The Ranch offers year-round vacations on an authentic 19th century homestead, where guests can enjoy immersion in nature without sacrificing modern comforts. Guests can tailor their ranch experience by choosing between luxury one-of-a-kind accommodations; from state-of-the-art glamping cabins and private luxury homes on the range, guests can capture the historic splendor of a Montana ranch vacation in their own style. The designers set out to create a sense of place in each accommodation. The furnishings, art, and antiques assembled tell the story of the region and invite guests to experience the spirit of the place.

Located 20 miles outside of the historic town of Philipsburg, Rock Creek is a prime location between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. There is no shortage of activities at Rock Creek, from fly-fishing lessons, to barn dancing and glamping under the Big Sky. Guests have access to guided outdoor activities, like horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking on the 6,600 acres of meadows, creeks, all while taking in breathtaking snow-capped peaks of the Pintler Mountains. Aside from the views, the dining is reason enough to make the trip. A Relais & Châteaux property, their kitchen offers cuisine that is equal parts mountain tradition and modern palate. Ranch style dining captures experiences like horseback riding through grasslands and, later, tasting Montana alfalfa in grass-fed beef or wildflowers in Sapphire Mountain honey vinaigrette.
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  • Beds
    Custom duvet covers, Frette linens
  • Bath
    Bathrobe and slippers, luxury amenities and bathroom kit, hair dryer
  • Tech
    Television (excluding Canvas Cabins), iPod docking station, Wireless Internet, landline for phone calls
  • Spa
    Granite Spa - Luxury spa with 17+ treatments to soothe muscles and nourish skin, and yoga program. Organic, regional skincare and body products, cedar sauna
  • Nightlife
    Silver Dollar Saloon - entertainment center with billiards, poker table, shuffleboard, karaoke, table tennis, private movie theatre, board games and four lanes of bowling. Serves artisan cocktails, local beer, wine, and spirits
  • Cuisine
    Gourmet Ranch dining options available from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Mini-fridge and assorted snacks in rooms.
  • Gym
    Fitness center, pool, and hot tub on site. Yoga sessions available.
  • Activities
    Activities include horseback riding, flyfishing, target sports, ropes course, trail adventures, leisure activities, Kids Club, and winter excursions.
Room Types
  • The Granite Lodge
    The Granite Lodge features nine ranch accommodations with custom-made furniture and unique design. No two accommodations are the same, although most upper-level rooms offer views of the Rock Creek Valley. Some rooms may be combined to form a two-bedroom family suite that includes twin beds and pull-outs.

    • Winchester - Lower level, king bed and pull-out love seat, private access from courtyard
    • Remington - Lower level, queen bed and twin pull-out sofa, private access from courtyard
    • Appaloosa - Upper level, king canopy bed
    • Mustang - Upper level, two queen beds
    • Palomino - Upper level, king canopy bed
    • Derringer - Upper level, king bed
    • Sharps - Upper level, king bed, private balcony overlooking courtyard
    • Springfield - Upper level, king bed, private balcony overlooking courtyard
    • Colt - Upper level, king bed or two king beds 
  • Bluebird Luxury Home
    Bluebird is a 950 square-foor one bedroom cabin, ideal for a couple or small family. The primary living space has a king canopy bed and twin pull-out with Audubon decor. The home also has a small kitchenette, flat-screen TV, rain shower, clawfoot bathtub, eight-person cedar sauna, and a heated, screened porch.
  • Cattail Cabin
    Cattail is a 1,432 square-foot two-bedroom cabin with two master suites, each with a king bed, en-suite bathroom, and private access to a back deck. Cabin includes a full kitchen, spacious living room with fireplace, and a day bed with a reading nook and extra guest accommodations.
  • Eagle's Perch
    Eagle's Perch is a two-story luxury home covering 2,342 square feet. A master suite comes equipped with a king bed and full bath on the main level. The first floor also includes a large sitting area, laundry facility, and game nook. The upstairs features two sets of twin bunk beds and an additional bathroom.
  • Sara Jane's Cottage
    Sara Jane's Cottage is a two-level home inspired by the daughter of manager Grover Bowles, who helped run the Ranch in the 1940s. The home is 2,500 square-feet and features four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The main level hosts a master bedroom equipped with a king bed, en-suite bath with a large two-person copper soaking tub, and a private deck. The main floor also includes a bedroom with a queen bed and bathroom, full kitchen, dining room, and a living room with gas stove. The cottage's lower level of the cottage has a bunkroom with two sets of bunks, each with a queen bed on the bottom and twin bed on top, and a bathroom and sitting area. The fourth bedroom is an additional master king suite with en-suite bath. The basement contains laundry facilities.
  • Moose House
    The secluded Moose House is a three-bedroom 2,490 square-foot home. On the main floor, a master suite holds a king bed and en-suite bathroom. The main floor also features a sitting area with a wood-burning fireplace, full kitchen, half-bathroom and laundry facility. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one with two twinbeds, or converted king, a daybed and trundle, and another with two queen beds, which share a bathroom. Moose House also has a back porch with a sitting area and a hot tub.
  • Bear House
    Bear House is 2,668 square-feet with five bedrooms, a front porch, back deck with hot tub, and authentic ranch accents like leather chairs, fresh flowers, a stone fireplace and traditional pottery. The lower level bedrooms are comprised of a double bed and two twin beds/converted king that share a full bath. The level is also equipped with a full kitchen, dining room, sunroom, laundry room, and wood-burning fireplance. The upstairs master suite has a full king bed and en-suite bath. Two additional bedrooms feature queen beds and en suite baths.
  • Ponderosa
    Ponderosa house is 2,336 square feet and features three bedrooms and a large screened porch with a fireplace. The living area is equipped with a living room with a fireplace and full kitchen. The master suite features a king bed, clawfoot tub, porch with sitting area, and an en-suite bathroom. The third bedroom has two twin beds or converted king, a daybed, a trundle, and an en suite bathroom.
  • Classic Canvas Cabins
    The Ranch at Rock Creek features four Classic Canvas Cabins that feature a gas stove, screened porch, and a deck facing Rock Creek. Each cabin has an attached bathroom, and a private bathroom in the bathhouse, accessible via a short, lighted walkway. The Rainbow and Apache cabins include a king bed, and the Gila and Bull cabins feature two queen beds and a love seat.
  • Family Canvas Cabins
    Four 1,047 square-foot Family Canvas Cabins feature two rooms separated by a curtain. All four cabins include two gas stoves, a screened porch, a reading nook, and a private deck. Each acommodation has a private bathroom in the bathhouse, accessible via a short, lighted walkway, in addition to an attached bathroom. The Grayling and Lake Family Cabins offer one room with a king bed, and one room with two twin beds or a converted king. The Brook and Cutbow cabins feature a king bed in one room as well as two twin beds/converted king and a trundle in the other.
  • Trapper Cabin
    The secluded Trapper Cabin is 750 square feet with one bedroom. It is innovatively designed with in-floor hydronic heat to keep it warm year round. Popular for anniversaries and honeymoons, it is equipped with a custom outdoor soaking tub, and inside with a king bed, gas stove and comfortable sitting area. The cabin features a stone-tiled shower, kitchenette with refrigerated wine cooler, and stone patio. The Trapper Cabin is one of two canvas cabins open year round at The Ranch.
  • Sweet Grass Cabin
    The Ranch at Rock Creek's only three-room cabin, Sweet Grass is 1,300 square-feet with two master suites and a living area. Each master suite comes appointed with a king bed, a claw foot bathtub, a private full bath, and a gas stove. The main living space has a large seating area, kitchenette, dining table, and wood-burning stove. It opens to an outdoor patio with a private cedar soaking tub. The Sweet Grass Cabin is one of two canvas cabins open year round at The Ranch.
  • Historic Barn
    A remodeled 19th-century barn offers three unique accommodations that can be booked separately or together for a large group.

    • Wrangler - 386 square-foot combined one bedroom and sitting area, that includes a twin pull-out sofa. It has a full bath and separate W.C. The room is complete with a large television, mini-refrigerator, two entrances, and a private and shared porch.
    • Loft - 700 square-foot combined one bedroom and sitting area features a king bed and queen pull-out sofa. The bathroom features a marble tiled shower with a built-in bench and an elegant two-person slipper tub. Room also includes TV, DVD player, indoor gaming table, and shared outdoor porch
    • Stables - 928 square-foot bunk room, with three sets of twin bunk beds and a queen pullout. Once an actual horse stable, the room also includes a spacious full bathroom with two separate showers, sitting area with game table, and covered, shared porch.
A New Twist on the Wild West
For three days and nights last fall, I was fortunate enough to stay at the Ranch at Rock Creek, a new property located about an hour from Missoula, Montana. Everything about the experience was flawless: activities included skeet shooting, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, fly-fishing, and paintball shenanigans. There's a main lodge with a terrific bar and a cozy restaurant where guests eat three hearty meals a day. There are also a number of cabins and luxurious tents overlooking a river, which runs through the property. In the saloon in the evenings, karaoke, bowling, and pool are only a few of the diversions on offer. I can't wait to get back to the Ranch for my next visit.
A New Twist on the Wild West Philipsburg Montana United States

79 Carriage House Ln, Philipsburg, MT 59858, USA
+1 877-786-1545