The Ranch at Rock Creek

A glamorous Montana ranch
Tucked amid meadows and tree-covered hilltops between the Pintler and Sapphire mountain ranges in Southwestern Montana, The Ranch at Rock Creek unites luxury with wide-open spaces.

At the center of the 6,600-acre ranch is Granite Lodge, a two-story stone and timber basecamp layered with elegant Western furnishings. Housing the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel's dining room, nine guest rooms (each with an iconic Western theme, such as Appaloosa or Winchester), The Granite Spa and a room with a massive hearth and game tables, the lodge is a great spot to play Scrabble or sip Missoula Mules while perched atop cowhide barstools after a day of trail riding or single-track mountain biking.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • You can spend days trail riding through meadows awash with purple lupine, fly-fishing for rainbow trout, hiking to snow-capped ridge tops in the Sapphire Mountains, or on pre-breakfast or after-dinner wildlife viewing excursions.
  • The Silver Dollar Saloon features an Old West theme, but offers modern entertainment for the kiddos including a four-lane bowling alley, karaoke and a 14-foot HD TV showing spaghetti Westerns.
  • For those seeking a little relaxation, you can soak in the stunning scenery by the pool or indulge in a luxurious spa treatment.
  • Sports-minded travelers will enjoy the 3D archery course, paintball matches, or shooting sporting clays.
  • The Ranch at Rock Creek offers an all-inclusive experience, so you won’t have to worry about carrying your wallet around with you during your adventures.
Things to Know
  • All rooms include a personal Ranch cruiser or mountain bike to make getting around the rustic property even easier.
  • If you need some time away from the little ones, Flint's Forest Rangers offers daily ranch-themed activities for children ages four to 12.
  • Outdoorsmen, rejoice: The 6,600-acre Montana ranch encompasses four miles along Rock Creek, a Blue Ribbon designated trout fishing area.
The Rooms
  • Appointed with custom-made furniture, woven textiles, frontier antiques and lavish linens, the Granite Lodge rooms find design inspiration in iconic western themes, like Winchester, Colt and Mustang.
  • No two rooms are alike, 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.
  • Just downhill from the lodge across Rock Creek are classic log homes (a total of nine, each of which sleeps up to 10, dot the property) and canvas “glamping” tents.
  • Tucked beneath cottonwoods and aspens, these hidden accommodations are rustically furnished with a luxury twist, including wood floors, exquisite rugs, sumptuous linens and decadent bath products.
The Restaurants
  • The log walls, stone fireplace and gingham curtains in the dining room at The Ranch at Rock Creek’s Granite Lodge offer a relaxed yet elegant environment for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Choose to have a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice and Montana organic steel-cut oats topped with raisins, maple pecans and bananas before spending a day on the river.
  • At night, all activity centers around chef Josh Drage’s dining room — a locavore’s paradise, where entrées like Granite County beef tenderloin with Montana farro, portobello mushroom and grilled radicchio are served by an attentive fleet of waiters.
  • A six-page wine list — with everything from a simple glass of Alois Lageder pinot grigio to an extravagant bottle of Domaine des Comtes Lafon Montrachet Grand Cru 200 for $2,400 — accompanies the dinner menu.
  • The Blue Canteen, a wood and canvas structure near the barn and “glamping” structures, provides a morning coffee bar and baked goods (like morning glory muffins).
Babysitting services
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
79 Carriage House Lane, Philipsburg, Montana 59858
MSO (1 h 50 min)   BTM (1 h 20 min)   BZN (2 h 20 min)  
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