The Ranch at Rock Creek
Philipsburg, Montana, United States of America
Quite possibly the finest guest ranch in the US, the Ranch at Rock Creek brings together luxury and adventure almost seamlessly. It is set in 6,000 acres of pristine Montana wilderness just waiting to be explored by couples or families alike.
At a Glance
One of the most exclusive Ranches in the USA
Stunning setting in Montana with opportunities to ride, fish and shoot
Ideal for families and couples alike
Accommodation options range from sleeping under canvas to private log homes
All inclusive; all meals, wines and most activities are included
If you've never fired a gun before, Ranch at Rock Creek is the place to do it. Shot targets on the pistol range; try your hand rifles and get a thrill shooting sporting clays. I'd gone to the ranch to horse ride everyday but instead I found myself crashing in on my husbands daily shooting sessions!Maudie Tomlinson
Don't miss the 4-mile hike to the Top of the World; arrive at the top to be greeted by hammocks and endless mountain views. You can also take a 4x4 up here with a guide or horseback ride but with all the great food at the ranch, the hike is highly recommended.Maudie Tomlinson
After a long day out in the fresh air, ask The Saloon Bar to watch a movie of your choice in the movie cinema. Snuggle up with a bucket of popcorn and a whisky cocktail in hand!Maudie Tomlinson
If you have your heart set on a particular activity for your first day, let us book your guides ahead. There really isn't any need to plan any further though as you will go to the Rod&Gun Club and set your activities up as you wish while at the ranch. The guides and service are brilliantly flexible.Maudie Tomlinson
Designed by the same guys that created Whistler's legendary course, the downhill mountain biking course is fantastic. There plenty for the beginner and advanced to enjoy with jumps and bowls - just make sure you dodge the deer and cattle on your way down!Maudie Tomlinson
Ned at the Silver Dollar Saloon will design a cocktail just for you, just ask himScott Dunn team
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To start planning your vacation to The Ranch at Rock Creek
Positioned in Granite County under the John Long Mountains, The Ranch at Rock Creek is stunningly located in a vast expanse of mountains, meadows, lakes and streams. It is the ideal adventure playground for those wanting to breathe in the fresh air and don their cowboy hat and ride out into the sunset.
One important thing to note about The Ranch at Rock Creek, is that everything in included, from accommodation, meals, drinks and almost all the activities you do there. The staff are a real plus point – casual yet utterly attentive.
The Ranch is centerd around the main Granite Lodge which features 9 guest rooms, the main dining room, Silver Dollar Saloon, Spa, and outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. All the rooms in the lodge are different, perfectly blending the old world with the new. Dark woods complement the neutral furnishings with the odd dash of color and period features such as leather arm chairs. Down by the creek, the 8 Canvas Cabins are adorable – and you can either ‘glamp’ for 2, or as a family with larger Canvas Cabins. There are 11 private log homes & specialty suites set all around the Ranch offering the perfect option for larger parties.
The 50 horses at the Ranch offer great riding for all standards. There are scheduled rides leaving at about 9am and 1pm which take 2 hours. There are generally 4 riders per outing with 1 Wrangler looking after you. They even size you up for your own cowboy boots. Private rides are of course possible. A great route is to head to the ‘Top of the World’ where the views simply go on forever, passing the odd elk or bighorn sheep enroute! For those less experienced, you can have riding lessons. But riding is only one of countless activities you can accomplish at The Ranch at Rock Creek. The Creek is home to countless trout, and the fly fishing here is exceptional. Head to the pistol range and try your hand at skeet shooting, hikes, mountain biking, jeep tours, winter snowmobiling and cross country skiing & archery. You can even see their own rodeo which is put on in the summer months. Return to the lodge at night and head to the Saloon for smores over a crackling fire, ten-pin bowling, and their own in-house cinema.
There is nothing quite like getting up in the morning, leaving your Canvas Cabin and walking to the Granite Lodge with views that wake you up even before you smell the freshly brewed coffee and homemade pastries. The food from chef Josh Drage is quite exceptional – 4 course dinners paired with wines, and steaks are quite simply the best you could possibly imagine.
The Ranch also has a wonderful spa, with a range of treatments to soothe aching muscles after a long ride into the wilderness.
We really do think The Ranch at Rock Creek combines luxury and adventure perfectly – the chance to get out and explore by day, but return back at night to be pampered and indulged before you set out again the next day.
There are 9 rooms in the Lodge; Winchester, Remington, Appaloosa, Palomino, Sharps, Derringer, Springfield and Colt. Colt and Springfield can be combined to form a 2 bedroom Suite, as too Derringer and Sharps. The Canvas Cabins are down by the creek and can either be for couples, or larger 2 bedroom options for families. The private log homes are all different and offer space for parties up to 15 guests - do call Scott Dunn for more information on the right option for you.
In the Lodge, with a King bed with a full-size pull-out loveseat, private access, on the lower level.
In the Lodge, King canopy with views to the west and south, on the upper level.
In the Lodge, Queen bed with a twin pull-out sofa and high ceilings, private access, on the lower level.
In the Lodge, Two queen beds with northwestern views, on the upper level.
In the Lodge, King canopy bed , with views to the southeast, on the upper level.
In the Lodge, King bed with a private balcony, views of the Rock Creek valley, in the corner of the upper level.
In the Lodge, King bed with a private balcony, views of the Rock Creek valley, on the upper level.
In the Lodge, King bed or two twins in the corner of the upper level.
In the Lodge, King bed with views of the Rock Creek valley, in the corner of the upper level.
|Family Canvas Cabin||
4 Family Canvas Cabins each comprised of 2 rooms separated by a curtain, totaling 810 square feet: The Grayling & Lake cabins feature one room with a king bed and 2 twin beds in the other; the Brook & Cut-Bow cabins feature a king in one room, and 2 twin beds with a trundle in the other. They also offer comfortable reading nooks, gas fireplaces, and screened porches and decks. There are private bathrooms in the bathhouse for each cabin, accessed via a short, lighted walkway, and a convenience privy connected to each as well. Grayling accommodates up to 4 guests, with a minimum of 3 guests.
|Classic Canvas Cabin||
The 4 Classic Canvas Cabins each 630 square feet; feature a spacious main room: The Rainbow & Apache cabins include both a king and queen bed, along with a comfortable seating area with a pull-out sofa; The Gila & Bull cabins include two queen beds and a love seat. Each of the cabins has a gas fireplace, screened-in porches and decks. There are private bathrooms in the bathhouse for each cabin, accessed via a short, lighted walkway, and a convenience privy connected to each as well. Rainbow will accommodate up to 3 guests, with a minimum of 2 guests.
|Trapper Deluxe Canvas Cabin||
A three-minute drive or a 10-minute bike ride from The Lodge is Trapper, a secluded canvas cabin on the banks of Rock Creek. This one-bedroom, 600-square-foot suite is a combination of canvas, wood, and stone, with a king bed, spacious bathroom with tile shower, small kitchen with refrigerator and wine cooler, gas fireplace, and private custom hot tub on the expansive patio overlooking the creek. Trapper is the ultimate accommodation for those wanting to experience nature and luxury with maximum privacy.
This 950-square-foot, one-bedroom cabin offers privacy, space, and some truly remarkable amenities. The primary living space has a king canopy bed and twin pull-out, and its appealing décor is enhanced by an audiophile-quality sound system and hidden flat screen television. There is a quiet sitting area, and the full bath with deep tub and 8-person sauna deliver welcome relaxation. A heated, screened porch offers the chance to enjoy the sounds of Rock Creek all year long, which flows just a few feet from this stunning cabin.
Recreated in the hayloft of the Ranch's 19th-century barn, the 700-square-foot Loft combines the charm of exposed-rafter ceiling with luxurious amenities. The bedroom/sitting area has
a king-size bed, queen pull-out sofa, large-screen television, and stereo. The bath features a huge marble-tiled shower with a built-in bench, and the elegant slipper tub is large enough for two. The outdoor porch and the indoor gaming table are perfect for evening socializing.
Wrangler, Located in the same remodelled barn as the Loft, Wrangler features a queen bed, full bath, and a sitting area with separate W.C. The covered porch just outside offers views across the meadow, with the sounds of the creek murmuring in the distance.
|The Bunk House||
The Bunk House, Located in the same remodelled barn as the Loft & Wrangler, the Bunk House features 3 sets of bunk beds, a full bath with 2 showers, and a sitting area with Television. The covered porch just outside offers views out across the meadow, with the sounds of the creek murmuring in the distance.
|The Bear House||
The five-bedroom Bear House is an appealing log home located a short walk from the Lodge. Downstairs there is a room with a double bed, and another room with two twins that share a full bath. Upstairs is a master suite with a king bed and en-suite bath. In addition, there are two more bedrooms, each with one queen bed and en-suite baths. There is a living room with a fireplace, full kitchen, dining room, and sun porch. The Bear House also has internet access, a deck with a hot tub, and a laundry room. This home's standard occupancy is up to 6 guests, with a maximum of 10.
|The Moose House||
The 3 bedroom Moose House sits against the hillside across from The Granite Lodge, in a very private location. The master bedroom with en suite bath and two upstairs bedrooms, one with two queen beds, the other with two twin beds and a day bed. The living room has a fireplace, full kitchen and an open floor plan. There are laundry facilities, internet access and a hot tub. This home's standard occupancy is up to 6 guests, with a maximum of 8.
|The River House||
The River House sits on the banks of Rock Creek, across the road from The Granite Lodge, in a very private location. On the main level there is a master bedroom with a queen bed and bath, and a private deck with direct access to a hot tub. The living room has a fireplace, and the full kitchen has a screened-in dining porch. There are laundry facilities and an office on this level as well. Upstairs, the home offers two bedrooms, each with a queen bed and bath, sitting area with a TV, and a full pull-out bed. This home's standard occupancy is up to 6 guests, with a maximum of 8.
We feel the Ranch at Rock Creek offers so much for children - there is fishing, riding, shooting (even paint ball), and at night they have the pool tables, ping pong and cinema. They will simply adore this adventure playground.
They do have a set Kids Club, the Little Grizzlies is for ages 4-12 years with activities in the morning and afternoon. Drop the little ones off to explore the outdoors with the trained staff while you take a little time for yourself. One day they might be over at the Stables learning about animal care, the next could find them on the banks of Rock Creek collecting tadpoles. With so much to see and search, the technology of home will be forgotten as kids get back to nature. Themes and the topics they feature during Little Grizzlies are Rivers & Ponds - Rock Creek, its ponds and tributaries, aquatic creatures and their important to The Ranch; Cowboys & Horses: wranglers, horse care, barn safety and the life of a cowboy; Plants & Rocks: what grows and thrives in Montana’s Rocky Mountains and many more topics!
The Ranch has a Spa, Swimming Pool, Saloon with Bar, Cinema, Karaoke and four lanes of Ten-Pin Bowling.
All on ranch activities are included in your stay at the ranch including: Horseback riding on trail rides, arena lessons & Rodeo every Tuesday; Fly fishing on 4-miles of private access and pristine river frontage and several private trout ponds; Shooting sporting clays/shotgun, rifle & pistol; Woodland 3-D Archery; Mountain biking on beginner and advanced trails; Hiking for all levels; Hiking; Paintballing; High Ropes Course and Little Grizzlies Kids Club and daily children's activities.
In the winter the ranch turns into a winter wonderland with Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice skating, Snowmobiling, Snowcat tours, Sauna and Entertainment in the Silver Dollar Saloon. Scott Dunn guests will also receive one day of complimentary skiing or snowboarding at the Discovery ski area with the Ranch Ski Concierge taking care of all arrangements and gear.
Services include wi-fi; morning and nightly turndown, room deliveries, wash & dry laundry service, stocked mini-fridge. All accommodations except the canvas cabins have air-conditioning and televisions. The Mercantile stocks beautiful gifts as well as practical ranch gear. Whilst there are a wide range of boots available and in stock, provided they have the request in advance the ranch can order you in the perfect pair of boots prior to your arrival.
Location & Directions
Philipsburg, Montana, United States of America
Ranch at Rock Creek is located in Philipsburg Montana, the nearest regional airport is Missoula, with Bozeman and Butte as secondary options.
When to go
Spring and Fall enjoy mild days and cool nights whilst the summer months from June to August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Peak time at the ranch is June through to end of August. Winter is marked by crisp days and cold evenings, with snowfall creating a winter wonderland.