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Brush Creek Ranch
Saratoga and Surrounds, The Rockies, United States of America
At a Glance
Working Cattle Ranch come luxury lodging
Incredible personal service from wranglers and staff
Just bring yourselves, all top-name all-sizes equipment provided for activities
Complete no purse policy, everything is included for your enjoyment on arrival
Trail riding, lessons, wrangling, rodeo; fly and fresh water fishing; shooting and hiking
Launched Magee Homestead for adults only for summer 2016 with ultimate flexibility and exclusive outdoor pool and spa
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Wyoming has an extreme continental climate with very cold winters and warm summers. Summer is the best season to visit for riding, hiking, fishing, and wildlife watching. It will be warm during the day and cool at night. Fall brings spectacularly clear days; cool, clear nights; and calm winds up until late October. Spring is likely to be chilly with snow or rain.
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Brush Creek is a working ranch set on 15,000 acres of rolling prairie surrounded by mountains. Beautifully restored log-cabins and a center piece trailhead lodge offer complete comfort, while outside unique mountain adventures are led by expert guides.
Set deep in the heart of Wyoming’s famed Platte River Valley, between the Sierra Madre Mountain range and stunning Medicine Bow National Forest, The Lodge at Brush Creek Ranch is an all-inclusive ranch offering endless opportunities for adventure that makes it a haven for outdoor and nature enthusiasts. Lodgings at Brush Creek Ranch are rustic luxury, with cosy rooms in the main lodge close to all the amenities or more secluded private cabins and homes located out on granite outcroppings with sweeping views or down by meadows and streams. The more remote lodges come complete with keys to their own off-road ranger vehicles.
Adult guests looking for peace and tranquilly, especially during the busier summer months, might prefer to opt for the Magee Homestead, a private adult-only hideaway within the ranch. The nine historically restored cabins offer guests a tranquil creek-side setting in the heart of the 30,000 acre ranch, and a spa and outdoor swimming pool.
The hub of activity is around the centerpiece Trailhead Lodge with its cosy dining room, premium wine cellar and fire places, close to which you'll find the characterful Saloon Bar. When the day is done, head to the saloon for billiards, a hand or two of poker, or to kick up your heels to your favorite tunes on the jukebox.
Nearby is the stellar indoor sports and recreation center popular with children in the evenings due to its full-sized gymnasium perfect for dodge ball, fussball, air hockey, shuffleboard and a rock climbing wall. Then there is the all important Outfitters Barn where guests sign up for their activities, get kitted out for the day's outdoor adventures and meet with their guides. There is no need to lug all of your equipment with you as staff are ready to outfit you with all the gear - from cute cowboy boots to top-of-the-range fishing equipment.
Regardless of the season, Brush Creek Ranch truly offers a vast array of adventures that cannot be beaten by any other ranch - and all are tailored to guest experience level led by an expert guide. Included are Ovis endorsed fly-fishing on miles of the North Platte River revered as some of the best freestone fishing waters in the world and several secluded fishing ponds perfect for beginners; guided hiking and superb biking trails; woodland high-ropes and zip-lining; mountain-side team paint balling for all the family; horseback riding on beautiful quarter horses and paints with experienced wranglers; as well the gun 10-station sporting clays course, 5-station skeet course and competition archery.
Guests can also try activities off-menu, like adventurous horseback riding programs from rodeo barrel racing and cattle round-ups or pursuits such as wing shooting and working with local dog-clubs that are unique once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
The Ranch is truly all-inclusive, including all meals and snacks, premium drinks at the saloon or when dining and whatever your heart desires from the wine cellar. It is the choice and quality of activities that are included and personal attention that has guests returning time and time again.
The options for lodging in Wyoming includes thirteen rooms in the Trailhead Lodge, seven elegant two-and three-bedroom Log Cabin Residences and nine Cabin Rooms & Suites. There is a maximum of sixty guests at the ranch at anytime.
The Log Cabin residences offer a home-from-home, with full kitchens and dining areas, spacious living areas, potbelly stoves or fireplaces, two bathrooms, outdoor deck and landscape and mountain views. Those furthest away from the Trailhead Lodge come complete with their own fun off-road ranger. Those looking for complete seclusion and endless views should chose Grand View or Game View.
The distinctive cabin rooms and suites provide the highest standard of decor, each with a unique theme to reflect the surrounding area. The rooms and suites are furnished with either twin, queen or king beds with sleeper sofas in some rooms. Our favorite cabin are Kintas, Stagecoach and Joes Cowgirl.
The thirteen spacious lodge rooms in the Trailhead Lodge are akin to comfortable hotel rooms, with panoramic views of the Medicine Bow and easy access to the spa amenities. The rooms have either a king sized bed or two normal sized beds and some are interconnecting.
In June 2016 Brush Creek are launching the Magee Homestead, an exclusive luxury adult getaway. This collection of luxurious cabins offer an even higher level of peace and privacy, a focus on a la carte dining, flexibility of schedule and a wellness center with full spa and outdoor pool.
|Trailhead Lodge Rooms||
These rooms offer great ranch views and spacious accommodation (288 sq ft) with a western feel. The lodge has high ceilings and open fireplaces and rooms include either a king or two full-sized beds with 400-thread count sheets. There is also a larger, fully accessible room which includes a roll-in glass shower.
|The Coop Cabin Suite||
This romantic suite is housed in a renovated cabin complete with wooden flooring and native stonework. An iron four poster queen bed, gas fireplace and well-appointed shower room complete with his and hers sinks, furnish this 258 sq ft haven. A spacious front deck at the front of the cabin is the perfect place to enjoy incredible views of the ranch from its Rendezvous Camp location.
|Jade Cabin Suite||
With an exterior of hand-hewn logs, the Jade Cabin Suite measures 217 sq ft and features a Queen Bed, modern bathroom with large walk-in shower, private deck, closet and the option of connecting to Bison Cabin Suite.
|Meadowlark Cabin Suite||
Also made from rustic, hand-hewn logs, this 282 sq ft Cabin features chandelier-style lighting, hand-sewn quilt on a brass framed queen size bed, full bath tub and shower and a private front deck.
|Bison Cabin Suite||
This suite comes with a Queen bed, full sleeper sofa and can be connected to Jade Cabin making it ideal for parents and children or a group on vacation together. The 430 sq ft of accommodation features a private front deck overlooking the fire pit in the Rendezvous Camp, chairs and sofa in the family room, closet and bathroom with large walk-in shower and native features.
|Cottonwood Cabin Suite||
Another meticulously restored cabin with authentic character but not without modern comforts such as a beautiful hardwood frame Queen-size bed, twin day bed and walk-in shower. this 303 sq ft cabin is located adjacent to the Indian Paintbrush Cabin Suite and next to the welcoming fire-pit
|Blacksmith Cabin Suite||
Renovated but retaining the western theme, this cabin measures 650 sq ft and was originally the farrier barn. This cabin includes a Queen sized brass bed, front porch, hideaway twin bunk bed and antique-style bathtub and is located within close proximity to the event center.
|Indian Paintbrush Cabin Suite||
A colorful cabin with views of the Brush Creek River Valley and meadow and a large deck with a porch swing make this 409 sq ft renovated cabin a great option for two or more people (twin daybed with twin trundle bed optional).
|Trailboss Apartment Cabin Suite||
Offering 657 sq ft of western orientated space this cabin features one queen bed, full sized sleeper sofa in an open living area, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and bathroom with a shower and bathtub.
|Tenderfoot Apartment Cabin Suite||
This apartment is 657 sq ft and offers panoramic views of the daily workings of the ranch but is also in a secluded spot. Featuring a queen size bed, queen sleeper sofa, full kitchen, dining and living area and bathroom complete with a shower, tub and washer and dryer.
|Anglers Deluxe Cabin Residence||
Complete with three bedrooms (one king size, one full bunk and twin bunk above and one with twin bunk beds), two bathtub/shower combination bathrooms, full sofa sleeper in the living area, furnished kitchen and stunning views from its large deck. This is the perfect bolthole for families and measures a spacious 1,192 sq ft and located in the Anglers Camp within walking distance of Brush Creek.
|Grandview Deluxe Cabin Residence||
A two storey log cabin in Vista Camp with three bedrooms and the highest elevated residence at the Ranch. With three bedrooms, three bathrooms, full kitchen, dining area, living area and magnificent views of Francis Meadow from its deck this residence is a spacious (1,192 sq ft) and in a secluded area of the ranch shared by only one other cabin.
|Kinta's Deluxe Cabin Residence||
Built as a single storey cabin, Kinta's still boasts three bedrooms, three bathrooms, full kitchen, dining area, living area complete with sofa bed and the unique addition of the "icehouse" (fourth bedroom) moments from the cabin door.
Decorated in an authentic western style but with an electric fireplace and chandelier in the dining room there are elegant accents.
Measures 1,536 sq ft.
|Sheriff's Deluxe Cabin Residence||
A 1,192 sq ft log cabin with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, dining area, living area over two floors complete with sofa bed and wonderfully secluded location enveloped by the Ranch's rocky hillside.
|Kokanee Cabin Residence||
A two storey log cabin (1,192 sq ft) with two master bedrooms with king size beds and two bathrooms, full kitchen, dining area, scenic deck and sofa bed in the living room. This cabin also has an ADA approved roll-in shower.
|Game View Cabin Residence||
Two storey log cabin (1,192 sq ft) in the Vista Camp with the Grandview Cabin and two bedrooms (king and full/twin bunk above), two bathrooms, full kitchen, dining area, living area (with sleeper sofa) and amazing view of Francis Meadow from the front wraparound deck.
A log cabin with two bedrooms and en-suite private bathrooms. Originally a stagecoach stop the cabin is now furnished in the typical luxury western style Brush Creek is renowned for and features a stone gas fireplace, wet bar, queen bed in master bedroom and queen bunk and twin bunk above in the second bedroom.
|Brookie Cabin Residence||
Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are inside this beautiful Wyoming Log Cabin, one room with a king bed and two rooms with queen/twin bunks. There is also a sofa bed in the living area, full kitchen, dining area, living area and views from the cabin's large deck. This cabin is located in the Anglers camp and as with most Lux Cabin Residences is 1,192 sq ft.
|Jo's Cowgirl Cabin Residence||
Measuring 1,867 sq ft, the playful Jo's Cowgirl Cabin Residence has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, outdoor patio, dining area and deck, full kitchen, indoor dining area and living area with two fireplaces and a sofa bed.
|Rainbow Cabin Residence||
Rainbow Cabin is nestled into the hillside with stunning views, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, dining area with patio, living area with sleeper sofa, wood-burning stove and 1,192 sq ft of western style accommodation.
|The Magee Homestead||
Found in a collection of seven restored cabins (Burgess, Elk Hollow, Wiant, Downie, Pearce, and Wood Cabin Suites and TZ Cabin Residence) with nine bedrooms sleeping up to 24 guests the homestead is fully staffed (including concierge). The suites are named after the property's original use and provide exclusive accommodation for groups of 10 to 24 guests with access to numerous activities and facilities.
Most children dream of playing cowboys and a real western adventure awaits them at Brush Creek Ranch. They will never forget their first sighting with a magnificent bison on the open range or learning to horseback ride as the sunsets.In the summer months, parents can leave their children aged 4 to 8 years with the 'little wranglers' in the tepee camp, from craft programs to hiking, pond fishing, treasure hunts and more children will leave with incredible memories too. Children 6 years and over can also pony ride accompanied by wranglers and parents, and visit the animals up at the stables including miniature ponies and calves. Children over 9 years can join in with any activity on the ranch with the blessing of their parents. Families with children tend to visit the ranch but Brush Creek also offers an adult-only week in August for those looking for a quieter experience.
There is daily housekeeping, complimentary guest laundry, 24-hour fitness center with locker rooms and sauna and steam rooms and complimentary wi-fi in all rooms and cabins. Treatments at the full service spa and salon is additional to guests all-inclusive pricing.
The Ranch additionally offers a number of fitness and wellness programs and activities, including yoga, and personal training. Whether you choose to practice yoga on the expansive deck of Falcon Peak.
The Trailhead Great Room has a dining and bar area with panoramic views and gives guests access to the 800 bottle wine room to pick wine of their choice to enjoy at the Lodge or back in their cabin. The Chuck Wagon serves family style feasts and buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is cooked in the kitchen, on the barbecue or on an open fire pit. During the summer months, guests can expect Brush Creek to throw special dinners and cocktails down by the creek, put on live music and cook-outs, gourmet lunches in a secluded yurt or cocktails with a view at Falcon's Peak Overlook.
After a long day of activity, guests can truly indulge and rejuvenate with a deep tissue massage or put aside a full pamper day. Additional services and amenities include a steam room and sauna, outdoor hot tub, and full-service salon with manicure and pedicure stations. Adjacent to the spa is a fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio and strength-training equipment open 24 hours a day.
Horseback riding and fly-fishing are huge draws at Brush Creek. From indoor riding arena and stables to over 50 miles of private trails and endless open range, Brush Creek Ranch provides classic ranch Western-style riding, for riders of any age, both novice and experienced alike. For those with a passion for fishing, between Brush Creek, the North Platte and the Encampment Rivers, there is ten miles of exclusive, private access, whether by waders or drift boat. Additionally the North Platte has nearly endless miles of blue-ribbon waters for hearty brown and rainbow trout. Flowing beautifully through broad canyons and sloping valleys, this river is one of the most iconic fly fishing destinations in North America. In addition, there are highly productive ponds on the Ranch, providing a scenic alternative style of fishing for all ages, in nearly any weather condition. The seasoned team provides a guide for every two guests, giving attentive, personalized service, whether you desire detailed instruction or advice.
Brush Creek Ranch truly offers far more unique experiences than any other ranch - customizing shooting and archery experiences, mountain biking, zip-lining experiences and even mountain-side paint balling battles.
Jules Maury (Staff)
They say Wyoming is big sky country and there are 500,000 people and 800,000 antelope and I can believe it. Driving from Denver along what they call the 'picturesque route' for 3.5 hours was so worth it for the views and scenery. Arriving at Brush Creek Ranch we were whisked to our amazing two bedroom log cabin and then down the Creek where their bar b q was served along by the rushing river to the background of a wonderful band playing local country music. And that was just the beginning. Days spent either riding, zip lining, learning to fly fish or shoot, archery and a thousand other ideas how to spend your time meant days flashed by in between meals in their chuck house or in the ranch house along with canaps and cocktail hour in their Wild West saloon! This is a place to lose yourself and your family and go back in time to adventure and fun whilst being looked after in every sense of luxury - but feel you are very much back to nature! Couples are welcome too in the sanctuary of their fabulous McGee Homestead which is located next door - their land goes on forever!
Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World: Readers' Choice Awards 2014
Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming
Readers' Rating: 98.661
The Lodge in Saratoga, Wyoming is our readers' favorite U.S. resort, bringing an extra dose of luxury to the rugged West. Outdoor lovers enjoy fly fishing, hiking, and horseback riding at Brush Creek Ranch while also indulging in the luxuries of their spa services. The lodge serves up family-style dinners, gourmet meals, and barbecue to visitors as they enjoy beautiful Rocky Mountain views.
Location & directions
Saratoga and Surrounds, The Rockies, United States of America
The ranch is situated in South Central Wyoming's North Platte River Valley between the peaks of Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges just outside Saratoga.
How to get there
10-hour 40-minute flight direct from London to Denver International airport. We recommend an overnight stay in Denver on arrival to acclimatise, and then its a scenic 3.5-hour drive or transfer from Denver. Scheduled flights run with United Airlines into Laramie just one hour away, and private aircraft access is available into Saratoga Airport, only 20 minutes from the ranch.