The Ranch at Rock Creek is the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star ranch resort in the world.  A Relais & Chateaux property, this all-inclusive luxury guest ranch brings together upscale amenities and wide open spaces like never before. 

Set among 10 square miles of rugged Montana ranchland just outside historic Philipsburg, Montana, The Ranch offers guests over 20 outdoor recreational activities, 29 unique accommodations featuring four different styles (lodge rooms, canvas cabins (glamping), historic barn and luxury homes), memorable ranch cuisine, and a full-service spa. Families, couples and friends will discover that The Ranch at Rock Creek is a special place that offers the best of America's “true West” without sacrificing true comfort.

Our activities program, like everything at The Ranch at Rock Creek, is designed with individual tastes, preferences, and needs in mind. Everything is included here - horseback riding on trails that weave among stunning 6000+ acres, fly fishing on our stretch of Blue Ribbon Rock Creek, fishing our stocked trout ponds, wildlife watching, target shooting, ropes course, hiking, biking and evening entertainment in The Silver Dollar Saloon are all popular pursuits.  Open year round, The Ranch becomes a winter wonderland with adventures including cross-country skiing, ice skating, sledding, snowcat tours, sleigh rides and snowmobiling just outside the door.  Alpine skiers and snowboarders can join The Ranch's Ski Concierge to enjoy nearby Discover Ski Area.

In the spring and fall, The Ranch features special offers for anglers, wildlife and nature enthusiasts, and couples who want to reconnect under the big Montana sky. The new Buckle Barn is wonderful venue for group events such as barn dances, special events and weddings.

Good to know

  • Works with travel agents?

    yes
  • Belongs to

    Relais & Chateaux, Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Network, National Geographic Unique Lodges of The World, Virtuoso, Signature, Andrew Harper
  • Good time to go

    The most popular time to visit is May through October due to activity offerings. Seasonal celebrations including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day as well as winter vacations where guests can enjoy winter activities are popular.

Lowdown

  • Owner(s)

    James E. Manley
  • Manager(s)

    Jade McBride
  • Address

    79 Carriage House Lane, Phillipsburg, Montana, USA, 59858
  • Tel

    877-786-1545
  • Fax

    406-859-6030
  • Capacity

    125
  • Open

    All year - view details
  • Nightly rate

    $950-7500 - view details
  • Ranch Type

    Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Luxury Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On
  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages

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Highs

  • Visually stunning; artist's dream backdrop; appealing for those looking for a rustic setting yet has all the luxurious conveniences; good land management practices
  • Tailor-made experiences, no strict schedule; weekly authentic rodeo; Rejuvenation with their dedicated 5 room full service spa
  • 5 star dining where their goal is to enhance your Ranch experience through food; offer winemaker dinners
  • Hospitality and attention to detail that is felt - subtle excellence with an ambiance of warmth, luxury and comfort; staff interaction is casual, but professional
  • Winter season offers an ideal alternative to busy, expensive resorts - with phenomenal skiing just minutes away - the ski resort is authentic, quaint and exclusive

Lows

  • High-end and detail-oriented comes with a high price tag making this ranch one of the most expensive in our line up; but with tailor-made experiences, it is beyond worth it
 

Summer Season Rates & Booking

  • Open

    All year
  • Nightly rate

    $950-7500   view details on lodging rates
  • Nightly rate (children)

    $700
  • Minimum stay

    4 days
  • Booking Policy

  • To confirm your reservation, we ask for a 50% deposit of your total reservation amount. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival (we’ll send you a reminder). If you cancel more than 60 days before your arrival, we will refund your deposit, less a transaction fee that is 10% of the total reserved stay. If you must cancel fewer than 60 days prior to your arrival, your deposit is non-refundable. Children: We welcome children of all ages, but recommend six or older to maximize their enjoyment of The Ranch and its amenities. For children under eight, we have found it best for everyone’s ranch experience that they be under the full-time care of a parent, guardian, or nanny. For children age three to 12 the rate is $700 per night provided they are sharing a room with two adults. There is no charge for children two and under, provided the child shares a room with either a parent/guardian or nanny.
  • Included in your stay

  • , Daily activities for each guest. These activities may be guided. Our inclusive activities are as follows: - Horseback riding: trail rides & arena lessons - Fly fishing: Rock Creek & trout ponds - Shooting: sporting clays/shotgun, rifle & pistol - Archery - Mountain biking - Hiking - Paintball - Little Grizzlies Kids Club - Wildlife watching - Stagecoach rides - Horseshoes - Outdoor swimming pool & hot tub - Cross-country skiing - Snowshoeing - Ice skating - Snowmobiling - Snowcat tours - Sauna - Entertainment in the Silver Dollar Saloon: bowling, billiards, shuffleboard, movie cinema & board games
  • Extras

  • Other

    *All room rates are subject to a 20% ranch fee. The following are not included in the listed room rates: - Spa treatments - Reserve wine list - Private sessions with guides/instructors - Off-Ranch excursions for fishing and/or sightseeing - Downhill skiing at Discovery Ski Area

Winter Season Rates & Booking  

  • Open

    All year
  • Nightly rate

    $850-6200   view details on lodging rates
  • Nightly rate (children)

    $700-800
  • Minimum stay

    3 days
  • Booking Policy

  • To confirm your reservation, we ask for a 50% deposit of your total reservation amount. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival (we’ll send you a reminder). If you cancel more than 60 days before your arrival, we will refund your deposit, less a transaction fee that is 10% of the total reserved stay. If you must cancel fewer than 60 days prior to your arrival, your deposit is non-refundable. Children: We welcome children of all ages, but recommend six or older to maximize their enjoyment of The Ranch and its amenities. For children under eight, we have found it best for everyone’s ranch experience that they be under the full-time care of a parent, guardian, or nanny. For children age three to 12 the rate is $700 per night provided they are sharing a room with two adults. There is no charge for children two and under, provided the child shares a room with either a parent/guardian or nanny.
  • Included FREE in your stay

  • , Daily activities for each guest. Both of these activities may be guided. Our inclusive activities are as follows: - Horseback riding: trail rides & arena lessons - Fly fishing: Rock Creek & trout ponds - Shooting: sporting clays/shotgun, rifle & pistol - Archery - Mountain biking - Hiking - Paintball - Little Grizzlies Kids Club - Wildlife watching - Stagecoach rides - Horseshoes - Outdoor swimming pool & hot tub - Cross-country skiing - Snowshoeing - Ice skating - Snowmobiling - Snowcat tours - Sauna - Entertainment in the Silver Dollar Saloon: bowling, billiards, shuffleboard, movie cinema & board games
  • Extras

  • Other

    *All room rates are subject to a 20% ranch fee. The following are not included in the listed room rates: - Spa treatments - Reserve wine list - Private sessions with guides/instructors - Off-Ranch excursions for fishing and/or sightseeing - Downhill skiing at Discovery Ski Area

Environmental & Social Practices

  • Environment

  • The Ranch is proud of its responsible stewardship of the ranch land and Rock Creek.  Rock Creek is one of few American waterways that has earned the Blue Ribbon status. Our guides and guest practice catch and release at all times to preserve this viable fishery. The freestone mountain stream boasts seven species of fish: Westslope cutthroat, rainbow, cut-bow, brown, brookie, bull and the Rocky Mountain whitefish.

  • Community

  • The Ranch at Rock Creek is dedicated to serving the Granite County community and surrounding area through the support of local organizations and events that improve the lives of our fellow citizens.

  • Food

  • Executive Chef Josh Drage celebrates real food from local farmers and ranchers by creating unique menus and dining experiences that mirror Montana seasonal bounty. The Ranch is committed to purchasing meats and produce from the region and thanks producers for their hard work and dedication to quality during The Ranch's Autumn Harvest Weekend in mid-October.

  • Conservation

  • The Ranch is actively involved with regional conservation organizations and is proud to be a founding member of the National Geographic Society's Unique Lodges of the World.

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg Temp (°F):

212431404754626052433224

Avg Rainfall (in):

0.80.811.32.22.81.311.410.80.7

Lowdown

  • Elevation

    5280 ft.
 

Nearest Airports

  • Missoula Airport, Missoula

  • Nearest town / city

    Missoula
  • Distance to ranch

    75 miles
  • Time to ranch

    1 hour 30 mins
  • Airlines

    Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Horizon, Alaska, United Express
  • Butte Airport, Butte

  • Nearest town / city

    Butte
  • Distance to ranch

    55 miles
  • Time to ranch

    1 hour 15 mins
  • Airlines

    Delta, United, Allegiant, Horizon, Alaska

Private Air travel

  • Travel by

    Helicopter, Airplane
 

Our riding stands out

  • Unmatched terrain
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Horses for all ability levels

Our horses

  • guest horses

    70
  • horse types

    Quarterhorse, Draft, Geldings, Mares

Our Riding

  • Scheduled rides

    We have scheduled daily rides, please check with property to arrange as your daily activity.
  • Guided rides

    All rides are fully guided with a 4:1 ratio. If we have additional people who would like to ride together, we will add another wrangler to that ride. If you would like a private ride, please let us know and we’ll do what we can to work that into your stay here.
  • Program rides

    We offer evening rides, carriage rides (in our 1 in 4 Wells Fargo Coach), and winter sleigh rides (intimate 2 seater) per request.

Lowdown

  • Type of riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Intermediate
  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Pace of Ride
  • If you have a special request, please let us know. Otherwise, with several rides going out each day, we group our rides by ability and pace of ride. We work to customize your stay to the best of our ability so we can accommodate beginners to experienced alike - from tried and true trails to trail blazing.
  • Max riders per ride

    4
  • Wranglers per ride

    1
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Prior to riding, your wrangler will inquire about riding ability. Guests are then encouraged to demonstrate their proficiency in the corral for control, steady hands, and sound seat.

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You'll enjoy

  • hours in the Saddle

    Morning - 2 hours, Afternoon - 2 hours
  • Our riding hours can vary, but above are average approximations.
  • Riding

    Openly through property, On specified trails
 

Riding Lessons

  • Details

    basic riding lessons
  • Lessons given by

    wrangler
  • Lessons located

    on the trail, in the arena

Arena Work

  • Type

    outdoor arena
  • Activities

    roping from the ground, roping from horseback, barrels, pole bending, rodeo
  • We offer an array of arena opportunities. Throughout the summer, our staff will put on a mini rodeo for guests to observe; this has been a very popular event with lots of laughs and good times.

Sample Riding Itinerary

  • Sample Itinerary:

    Day 1: Guests greeted at the airport by staff members of The Ranch at Rock Creek for transfer to The Ranch. Upon arrival guests will check-in, offered light meal and beverages, the choice of a Jeep tour of the property or a visit to the barn to be fitted for a horse and saddle. When time permits, guests may enjoy a trail ride along Rock Creek. Cocktails and refreshments followed by Chef's Tasting Menu and evening entertainment.

    Day 2: Breakfast, guest choice of horseback ride or lessons in the arena, lunch in the Blue Canteen, afternoon may bring more riding or other activities such as fly fishing, sporting clays and archery, cocktails and appetizers, Dinner in the Dining Room or on the Flagstone, followed by s'mores and story swapping by the fire.

    Or: Breakfast, Guided tour of a local 19th Century Mining Town and Ghost Town followed by Lunch, Ride to The Top of The World. The evening begins with social hour in the Great Room, followed by a Dutch-Oven dinner.

    Day 3: Breakfast, nature hike, lunch in the Lodge, arena games and trail rides, and return to the Ranch for a dip in the pool, cocktails and dinner. Afterwards a bowling tournament or viewing of a Western classic in our private movie theatre.

    Or: Early a.m. Photo Safari, breakfast, lunch, afternoon archery, fly fishing and pistols, summer rodeo followed by outdoor barbeque, the billiards and karaoke in Silver Dollar Saloon.

    Day 4: Horseback Ride to outdoor breakfast, lunch at the Lodge, afternoon fly fishing or mountain biking, followed by a treatment in the Spa (extra fee), cocktails and dinner. Evening Hike and Star-Gazing.

    Day 5: Breakfast, morning trail ride and relaxation, check-out and transfer to the airport.


     

Setting

  • Private Land - 5000-10000 (acres)

  • With 6600 private acres, you will love our type of riding and outdoor adventures. The Ranch boasts of rollings hills, wildflower meadows, pretty peaks, and spectacular vistas. We back up to several other private ranches, which means that the solitude and peacefulness you experience is beyond compare. Because of our user-friendly terrain, we forge our own trails and ride openly through the property instead of following set trails. This way, you’re always seeing something fresh and your ride is far from repetitive.You’ll have opportunity to ride to “The Top of the World” where you can see forever and will even be able to view the fabulous Pintler Mountains.

The Ranch at Rock Creek kitchen tells a story about Montana stock, wildlife, herb and harvest. With regionally and locally-sourced organic ingredients, Chef Drage's Ranch menus and dining experiences mirror Montana seasonal bounty.  Professionally trained in the culinary arts, Chef Drage is celebrated for creating unique Montana ranch cuisine. 

Our all-inclusive rates structure includes three meals per day with premium wine, beer and spirits. Snacks and beverages are on hand and in mini-refrigerators in accommodations.

Meals are served in The Granite Lodge, the Blue Canteen and the Buckle Barn (depending on event), with some flexibility to accommodate guests individual schedules and preferences. This way, if you'd rather be out hiking or fishing the evening rise than rushing back for dinner, you won't miss out on The Ranch's remarkable culinary experience.

 

Good to know

Alcohol

wine provided with dinner

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style, Health oriented
  • Meals served

    scheduled meals
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire)
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef, ranch-raised pork, ranch-raised chicken, farm fresh eggs, ranch garden, organic produce, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for include

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, other

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Guest Favorites

  • Paradise MT Rum Cake with Cinnamon Spiced Ice Cream
  • Kettle House Beer Braised Pork Shoulder with Calimyrna Figs and Melted Leeks
  • Braised Leg of Organic Lamb with Roma Tomatoes and Mission Mountain Garlic

Wine List Sample

  • Louis Roederer Cristal 2002, Champagne, France
  • Sine Qua Non Ode to E Syrah 2004, Central Coast, California
  • Chateaux Petrus, 2001, Red Blend - Pomerol - 2001, Bordeaux, France
 

Your Chef

  • Your dedicated chef is Joshua E. Drage

  • Cooking has always been a big part of my life.  My first meals were simple, but I liked preparing dinner for the family.  I always looked up to both of my grandmothers who were great scratch cooks.  Dixie would put together huge dutch oven dinners in Logan Canyon for up to one hundred of her friends, I can almost smell the chicken crisping up now.  My Grandma Bobbie would take everything from Grandpa Paul’s garden and can it for a later meal.  I remember her apricot jam made from fruit off their trees as the best I ever had.  They both cooked seasonally and locally - this is how I cook now. 

    I grew up in a cabin outside of Anchorage, AK in Rainbow Valley.  With no electricity, my Mom would bake homemade raisin bread out of her Majestic wood burning oven.  After high school I spent one winter skiing in Colorado and working at the Butcher Block in Aspen.  It was my first job in the industry. Although I was just making sandwiches, I am sure there are a few skiers who still speak of those legendary lunches I put together in the winter of 1995. I later attended the University of Montana and received a degree in environmental studies, which gave me wonderful insight into the importance of following your food from farm to table.

    I enrolled into culinary school at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in 2002.  Upon completion I found a job as a grill cook at Tarbell’s Restaurant, where after a year I became their Sous Chef.  I learned many things there, but none more important than the value of genuine customer service.  While I enjoyed my work in Arizona, I needed to move back North.  I headed back to Montana, which eventually led me to Granite County at The Ranch at Rock Creek.

    I buy the majority of my products from local producers who have chosen to dedicate their lives to growing and raising the best. Out of respect for what they do I decided to dedicate my life to cooking and finishing what they started. I get excited to meet our producers because they have invested so much of themselves into their products that their enthusiasm is the real story about the food that is on the table. When I put together a meal I am creating an event for that specific occasion to showcase the farmer’s hard work. There is no need to over manipulate the food, rather accentuating the highlight flavors of the product is what I think is important. When you listen to people speak of food it is the simple things that they keep coming back to, and that is what inspires me. When you cook with passion from within with ingredients that are grown the same way your food has character. With purpose comes excellence and if that is what our pork guys strive for than that is what I too have to strive for.

    There is undeniably proper technique in creating good food, because that is how you arrive at the best tasting product. I am not recreating food rather learning the best way to cook quality food. By way of technical discipline and local product I can express myself and the landscape of The Ranch at Rock Creek through great tasting food.

    When people come to eat in Montana at The Ranch, I want to further enhance their experience through food. From my point of view, our guests are eating what they should be eating on a ranch in Montana. When the setting and the food come together, that is an unbeatable combination.
     

Sample Menu

    Sample Offerings

    Braised Leg of Organic Lamb with Roma Tomatoes and Mission Mountain Garlic

    Whole Seared Cod Loin with Preserved Lemons, Fingerling Potatoes, Cippolinni Onions, and Brussel Sprouts

    Dry Rubbed and Roasted Bone In Miller Farms Pork Loin with Yukon Potato Gnocchi, Delicatta Squash Parsnips, and Fried Sage

    Whole Roasted Piedmontese Beef Strip Loins, Sweet Onions, Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Cauliflower

    Brined Hutterite Chickens with a Golden White Wine Gravy, Tuscan White Bean Puree, and Charred Tomatoes

    Kettle House Beer Braised Pork Shoulder with Calimyrna Figs and Melted Leeks

    Praline Pecan Bread Pudding

    Desserts

    Apples of Paradise, Tarte Tatin and Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, Paradise MT
    Rum Cake with Cinnamon Spiced Ice Cream
     

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 4 and over



Whether it’s pretending to be cowboys or learning to be outdoor explorers, Montana has limitless ways for kids to realize their dreams – and at The Ranch at Rock Creek, we always enjoy sharing this unique part of the world with them.

We encourge families to participate in our guided outdoor activities together.  The Ranch is a wonderful vacation spot for families with children of different ages because of the array of activities that are available. 

The Little Grizzlies Kids Club is available as a featured activity for children ages 4-12. These supervised, fun and educational sessions take place in the morning and afternoon throughout the week.  Each day features a theme, from Rivers & Ponds to Cowboys & Horses to Ranching History.

 

Detailed Activities

  • Arts & Crafts

    play-doh, coloring, sketching, Decorating cookies, popsicle stick creations, tie dying, face painting, nature walks, swimming and so much more
  • Activities

    Sand castle building, cooking class, and more
  • Games

    scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, horseshoes, soccer, bowling, volleyball, badminton, ping pong, pool table, ring toss, hula hoop, shuffleboard, and more
  • Riding based activities

    animal care, horse care, pony rides, arena riding, trail riding, rodeo

Following the Homestead Act of 1862, people over the age of 21 were allowed to claim a federal land grant in the Western territories.  As was typical, The Ranch originally began as a mining claim.  Nearly Philipsburg came to life during the silver mining boom of the late 1800s. Sapphires were first discovered in the Rock Creek drainage in 1892.

Along side the mining boom, Utah cattle baron Fred Burr introduced cattle ranching to the Flint Creek Valley in the 1850s - a pursuit that has persevered through the decades. In the late 1800s, this land was homesteaded by WW. Shaffer and P.W. White. 

It has changed hands through the decades, but has operated continuously as a working cattle ranch during that time.  In the 1940s, The Ranch was purchased by F.S. LeGrow.  Subsequent owners include a former member of the Roosevelt administration, named Hobson, rodeo cowboy Buckels Standinger, military officer Paul Burdette, Donna and Dean Strand and Max Watson.  Current owner, Jim Manley, spent 20 years looking for the perfect ranch, following his childhood love of the frontier West.  Manley searched for specific qualities in a ranch, including a river running through the property and a nearby ski hill.  In 2007, his search for the perfect ranch ended.  After several years enjoying The Ranch with family and friends, he decided to share the experience with others.  He added many wonderful features and it soon became the all-inclusive luxury guest ranch it is today.

Lowdown

  • Ranch established

    1900s
  • Guest ranch since

    2010

Our Staff

  • Anticipatory attitude
  • Genuine and honest
  • Hard working and caring

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Owner Info

  • Owner - James E. Manley

  • Languages spoken

    english
  • James E. Manley is Chairman, CEO and founder of Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Inc., which was established in January 1995.

    Previously, Mr. Manley was a co-founder and Managing Director of Everest Capital Limited, a global investment advisory firm for a family of hedge funds. Prior to establishing Everest Capital Limited, he was a Vice President with Prudential Securities Capital Markets after starting his career in the High Yield Bond Department at Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Manley is a member of the board of directors of Wisdom Tree Investments and the University of Virginia Health Foundation. He holds a BS from Arizona State University.

Our Managers

  • Manager - Jade McBride

  • With ranch since

    2015
  • Languages spoken

    english

Rooms & Rates

  • Room type | nameSummer ratesWinter rates

  • Lodge | The Granite Lodge Rooms$950-$995$950-$995

    • Description

      The Granite Lodge sits on a small ridge just west of Rock Creek and is the primary home base during a visit to The Ranch. The great room and the dining room are located here, as well as the Silver Dollar Saloon with the four-lane bowling alley, pool table and 14-foot HD television screen. Also located in a wing of The Lodge, The Mercantile is stocked with beautiful gifts and supplies, while the five-room Spa offers an array of professional treatments. There are 9 rooms in The Granite Lodge.
    • Rooms

      9
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      safe, mini-bar, fridge, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, Handicapped Accessible
    • Entertainment

      tv, dvd, cable / satellite tv
  • Cabin | Cabins & Rooms$995-$2600$995-$2600

    • Description

      The one-bedroom Bluebird Cabin offers privacy just feet from Rock Creek, and a bright open floor plan. Recreated in the hayloft of The Ranch's 19th-century barn, The Loft combines the charm of exposed-rafter ceilings and boasts an elegant slipper tub in the bath. Located on the ground level of the renovated barn is Wrangler, with a queen bed, full bath, and a covered porch with the sounds of the creek murmuring in the distance. Rates are per person. Some of the cabins and rooms do not have the amenities listed below, please ask us for specifica
    • Rooms

      4
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom, Shared bathroom
    • Amenities

      safe, mini-bar, fridge, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, Handicapped Accessible
    • Entertainment

      tv, dvd, vhs, hot tub, jetted tub in bath
  • Luxury Tent | Luxury Canvas Cabins$950$950

    • Description

      For some, the definitive experience at The Ranch is to stay in one of our signature luxury canvas cabins. Yards from Rock Creek, these accommodations offer the best way to feel a part of nature. They are individually furnished in a rustic camp style, but offer private baths, comfortable beds and luxurious bedding, and the murmur of the river running just outside your front door. Rates are per person. The luxury canvas cabins are truly the best of both worlds.
    • Rooms

      8
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      no minimum
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      safe, mini-bar, fridge, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes
  • House | Private Cabins and Log Homes$2500-$7500$2500-$7500

    • Description

      There are two log home available for guests at The Ranch at Rock Creek. The 5-bedroom Bear House is located just north of The Granite Lodge, and it features a living room with a fireplace, full kitchen, laundry, and a deck with a hot tub. The 3-bedroom River House has a fireplace, full kitchen, dining porch, laundry facilities, office, and hot tub. Each home provides guests with additional privacy, while remaining within comfortable walking distance from the Lodge's amenities.
    • Rooms

      7
    • Prices listed are

      per room / accommodation
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom, Shared bathroom
    • Amenities

      safe, mini-bar, fridge, microwave, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, wood fireplace, washer / dryer, Handicapped Accessible
    • Entertainment

      tv, dvd, cable / satellite tv, hot tub, jetted tub in bath

Services

Communications

  • wireless internet
  • telephone
  • free long distance
  • Business Services

    • printers
    • common computer
    • Cell Networks

      • verizon
      • Cell service is limited, Verizon is the best carrier.

Additional Services

  • Spa

    relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, rock treatments, couples massage, scrubs, manicures, facials, pedicures. Saddle Sore Soak
  • Corporate Retreats

    For groups of 50-75. Offers buyout options for corporate retreats, family reunions or weddings.
  • Weddings

    We can cater for groups of 50-75. There’s nothing quite as memorable as a wedding in the mountains of Montana at the Ranch at Rock Creek.

Onsite

Shopping

  • The Ranch at Rock Creek Mercantile features all things Cowboy Couture.

Outdoor Activities

  • mountain biking
  • Yoga
  • Golf - 18 hole course
  • sporting clays
  • wagon rides
  • bird watching
  • Water based Activities

    • outdoor pool
    • hot tub
    • river floating
    • Winter Activities  

      • cross-country skiing
      • snowmobiling
      • down hill skiing
      • snowshoeing
      • winter ice fishing
      • Ice skating, hockey, horseback riding, skeet shooting, sleigh rides

      Additional Activities

      • The Spa at The Ranch at Rock Creek

Good to know

  • You can borrow

    Cowboy hats, Cowboy boots, Saddle bags, Rain coats
 

Fishing & Wildlife

  • Fishing

  • Types of fishing

    fly, river, stocked pond, equipment available, guided inclusive, unguided, instruction available
  • The property boasts 4 1/2 miles of pristine tumbling wild trout water and is filled with one of the state’s highest fish counts and one of the few places you can catch 7 species of fish.

  • Wildlife and birding

  • Elk, mule deer, white tail deer, bald & golden eagles, grouse, moose, big horn sheep and many small mammals and other birds

Offsite Activities

  • Tours of Philipsburg and the nearby Ghost Town - Granite are available for an added fee.
     

Local Attractions

  • We've only highlighted attractions that may add to your stay!
  • Phillipsburg

  • The historic town of Philipsburg – Long the county seat of Granite County, Philipsburg has a rich history in mining and ranching. The roots of the area started as a booming mining town in the late 1800's. It's historic downtown is full of beautifully restored buildings from that era. Today these buildings are full of friendly shops, saloons, and other enjoyable establishments. Situated 30 miles south of I-90 on the famous Pintler Scenic Loop, also known as Montana Highway 1, the picturesque town is halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier Parks, and only about an hour from the Missoula (78 miles) and Butte (52 miles) airports. Per the location, the area offers many outdoor attractions - all year long. Philipsburg is the perfect headquarters in the Rocky Mountains for recreation any time of year. The town lies at an elevation of 5280 feet, and is within a 30 mile drive of two National Wilderness Areas. With the Sapphire Mountains on the west, the Flint Range on the east, and the Pintler Mountain Range to the south, you'll have a spectacular view no matter which way you look. Home to 930 people in the town itself, and 2,632 in the county.
  • Time from ranch

    15 mins
  • Ranch shuttle

    free!
  • Discovery Ski Basin

  • On property, we offer snowshoeing, sledding, cross-country skiing, and our own ice skating pond. For winter sports, we are minutes away from Discovery Ski Area and miles of nearby snowmobiling trails.
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Ranch shuttle

    free!
  • Rental car

    4x4 recommended
  • Granite Ghost Town

  • Hector Horton first discovered silver in the general area in 1865. In the autumn of 1872 the Granite mine was discovered by a prospector named Holland. The mine was relocated in 1875. This is one of the best of all ghost camps. This was the richest silver mine on the earth, and it might never have been discovered if a telegram from the east hadn't been delayed. The miner's backers thought the venture was hopeless and ordered an end to its operation, but the last blast on the last shift uncovered a bonanza, which yielded $40,000,000. In the silver panic of 1893, word came to shut the mine down. The mine was deserted for three years, never again would it reach the population it once had of 3,000 miners. Today there is no one living in the camp. The shell of the Miners' Union Hall still stands. The roof supports have caved to the bottom floor, the third-floor dance hall, second-floor union offices, and ground-floor saloon/cafe are about to collapse together. The company hospital still stands.
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Ranch shuttle

    free!

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