Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming is Top50’s latest luxury dude ranch

BY Jody Dahl | Thu 15 Mar, 2012

Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming, USA, epitomizes the true spirit of the west. The Wyoming guest ranch offers genuine dude ranch vacations with a real passion for first-class service and hospitality. Whether you’re travelling alone, with your partner, with family or with a group of friends, dude ranch vacations at The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek will meet your every expectation and much more besides.

Brush Creek might ooze luxury and quality, but at the heart of this Wyoming guest ranch is a genuine working cattle ranch. Located outside of Saratoga in south central Wyoming's North Platte River Valley, Brush Creek Ranch has been a homestead and ranch since the 1880s and has been home to numerous families and cattle herds since that time. The Ranch was last acquired in late 2008 by Bruce White, one of the most respected names in the hotel industry, whose vision is to share Brush Creek’s magnificent land with those who would truly appreciate its culture and heritage. “Our family has had a passion for service and hospitality for more a quarter of a century,” explains Bruce. “We wanted to create a Western getaway that utilized our vast experience in the industry while striking a perfect balance between wholesome recreation, economic sustainability, environmental stewardship and preservation of the culture of the West. The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is the fulfillment of this vision and exemplifies the true spirit of the West.”

Nestled on 15,000 acres of refined, western landscape in south central Wyoming, Brush Creek has everything you could want from a luxury dude ranch vacation – endless activities, luxury accommodations, outstanding meals and so much more. Facilities and accommodations at this Wyoming guest ranch are second to none. Prepare to be amazed at Brush Creek’s stately lodge, luxury spa, cabin suites and residences, lodge rooms and endless array of authentic outdoor adventures – including unparalleled Orvis-endorsed fly fishing across the Platte River Valley.

Horseback riding cowboys at Brush Creek Ranch Wyoming

Breathtaking and authentic horseback riding at Brush Creek can be enjoyed by all levels, from complete beginners to advanced riders looking to get stuck into real cowboy work. Take riding lessons in the large indoor and outdoor arenas with the ranch’s team of experienced wranglers, learn the art of working cattle with penning and cutting lessons, and learn some traditional rodeo games. Or head out on the trail for guided rides tailored to your wishes and abilities, for stunning rides through 15,000 of Brush Creek’s beautiful ranch land and the bordering Medicine Bow National Forest. To really earn your cowboy stripes, embark on real cattle drives and participate in the ranch’s annual branding – a real taste of authentic, genuine cowboy culture.

For the non-riders (and saddle-sore), Brush Creek offers a lifetime’s worth of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. With 15,000 acres of private land and a million acres of the bordering Medicine Bow National Forest to explore, Brush Creek is able to offer everything from big game hunting and Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing, to challenge courses, hiking, cross-country skiing, geo caching, mountain biking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and more. Back at Brush Creek HQ, try your hand at sporting clays, archery and rock climbing, or head indoors for a game of basketball or volleyball, indoor simulated golf and shooting, shuffleboard, air hockey and foosball.

Brush Creek Ranch luxury spa

Rather be pampered? Then you must visit The Spa at Brush Creek Ranch for treatments and therapies in lush treatment rooms. Take full advantage of the spa’s steam room and sauna, outdoor hot tub, mini-salon and manicure/pedicure stations – or to really connect with nature, head to the outdoor teepee for massages! Not forgetting the state-of-the art Fitness Center – a gym-buff’s heaven.

After a day of adventure (or relaxation!), satisfy your appetite with one of Brush Creek’s unique dining experiences, which range from casual to sophisticated. Dine at The Trailhead Great Room where the dude ranch’s culinary team creates unique and unusual culinary experiences to tantalize your palate, amidst expansive views of the Wyoming countryside. More traditional cowboy fare is served up in The Chuck Wagon, where you can enjoy family-style dining alongside a barbeque and open fire pit, or why not take advantage of the great outdoors with cookouts along Brush Creek and “sundowner” cocktails? For some old-fashioned western fun after dinner, head to The Saloon – complete with swinging door, cozy fireplace, piano, jukebox, shuffleboard, dart board, 50-inch plasma TV and Karaoke!

When you’re totally spent, a deliciously comfortable bed waits at your luxurious accommodations, designed with refined western décor, and full of personality and thoughtful touches. Whether you choose to bed down in the ranch’s Log Cabin residences, Trailhead Lodge rooms, or one of the Cabin rooms or suites, you’ll find luxury amenities and ample space in which to relax, refresh and energize. It’s all in the detail here – think 400 thread-count sheets, granite topped coffee stations and panoramic views. Travelling in a group? Take advantage of the family-style Bunkhouse, which sleeps up to 26 people – perfect for a multi-family getaway or a large, close-knit group.

If it’s privacy you’re after, you’ll love the Magee Homestead – a collection of seven cabins with nine bedrooms and a private lodge, all located on a remote parcel of the Ranch. This “Ranch within the Ranch,” is ideal for a group experience – think corporate retreat, wedding party or special event – and comes complete with its own dedicated staff, private activities and custom dining options.

Speaking of weddings…The Wyoming guest ranch offers the ideal location for tying the knot thanks to its own chapel, a personalized wedding planning service and large-scale banqueting facilities – all set in a private and stunning location. Corporate retreats, too, are ideal at Brush Creek – think first-rate business facilities, technologies, meeting rooms and flexible private dining options.

Behind the luxury is a real, honest-to-goodness working ranch with a genuine approach to the ranching way of life. This combined with an exceptional level of service and a casual sophistication blending both refined and comfortable, makes dude ranch vacations at Brush Creek an experience you’ll never forget –and one you’ll want to revisit again and again.

For more information and to book, visit Top50Ranches.com

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