If you’re looking to book a trip to the Big Sky Country, look no further than The Ranch at Rock Creek, a Relais & Chateaux hidden gem and the world’s only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star guest ranch. Located on an authentic 19th-century homestead in Philipsburg, Montana, this ranch offers incredible views and an extensive guided activity program for guests. If you’ve always wanted to explore the Western culture without the camp and tent, Rock Creek offers lavish amenities (think: “Glamping Cabins”) for a true mix of country and chic.
There are accommodations for every traveler, from two-story log homes and glamping cabins to the Granite Lodge and historic barn suites. No matter what you choose, each is outfitted with warm wood furnishings, curated antiques, lavish textiles, fun accent rugs, and beautiful bathrooms. While your room is surely enough to write home about, the experiences you’ll have at Rock Creek will truly serve as the highlight.
Rock Creek runs year-round so that guests can enjoy a range of activities depending on the season. The ranch offers horseback riding, fly fishing, archery, hiking, and more in the summer. A weekly rodeo, barn dance, and breakfast ride are also enjoyed throughout the summer season. Heading to Montana in the winter? Spend time skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating -- you can even go on a sleigh ride! If you’re an animal or nature lover, there are ample opportunities to view wildlife at the ranch or take a class to learn about wildflowers. Guests are sure to spot something from bald eagles and prairie dogs to deer, elk, and moose!
If all of that leaves you hungry, savor Chef Josh Drage’s farm-to-table Ranch fare as all meals as well as premium wine, beer, and assorted beverages are included and tailored to your preferences. Enjoy tastes of Montana alfalfa in the grass-fed beef or wildflowers in a Sapphire Mountain honey vinaigrette.
A one-of-a-kind ranch vacation in an underrated and often overlooked state, head to Montana’s Ranch at Rock Creek for an unforgettable time!