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Looking for ‘Luxury’? Why not go one better and choose an ‘Ultra Ranch’?

What is an Ultra Ranch?

The world's leading authority on ranch vacations, Gene Kilgore’s exciting Ultra Ranches category recognizes and celebrates dedication and excellence, not only to the ranch vacations phenomenon, but to the travel industry worldwide.

These elite properties set the highest standards, are nestled among the very best hotels in the world, and are recognized by leading travel experts and travel publications as being the crème de la crème.  

Ultra ranch vacations go above and beyond luxury ranch vacations, catering for the discerning traveler who knows and expects the very best from their destination. 

A Top50 Ranches Ultra Ranch distinguishes the highest level of hospitality and excellence in accommodations, experiences, amenities, food/wine and service.

Of the hundreds of ranches that host vacationing adults and families, Gene Kilgore has selected just a few luxury ranches to be elevated to the stratospheric position of an Ultra Ranch.

Welcome to the best ranch vacations in the world, for when the sky’s the limit!

Bishop's Lodge, New Mexico

Accommodation at Bishop's Lodge New Mexico

Memberships and accolades: The newest member of our exclusive Ultra Ranches Collection and a proud member of the highly-rated Auberge Resorts Collection, resort ranch Bishop’s Lodge in New Mexico opened Fall 2020, and has been lovingly preserved and renovated.

Discover a soulful respite that’s been designed to immerse the traveler in a world of nature, wellbeing and local culture.

Price tag per night: Summer rates range between $799 and $1,399 per night; one-night minimum stay.


The Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah USA

The High West Distillery at the Lodge at Blue Sky

Memberships and accolades: The Lodge at Blue Sky was established in 2005 and has been renovated and upgraded to become one of the world's most anticipated luxury destinations. 

Opening in 2019, it is another proud member of the esteemed Auberge Resorts Collection. 

Price tag per night: Summer rates start at $975, winter from $700; one-night minimum stay.


Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming USA

Brush Creek Ranch

Memberships and accolades: Brush Creek Ranch was named the Number 1 Resort Hotel in the U.S and Number 3 Hotel in the World in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2017 World’s Best Awards.

Named Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Number 1 Resort in the USA and Top 5 Resort in the World for the 3rd Consecutive Year.

Member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection, Beretta Trident, Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing and Wingshooting Lodge. 

Price tag per night: $800-1,100; three-night minimum stay.


The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana USA

The Ranch at Rock Creek

Memberships and accolades: The Ranch at Rock Creek was named the World’s First Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Guest Ranch. A Relais & Chåteaux property, National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, Virtuoso, Signature Travel Network, Andrew Harper, AFAR, Kiwi Collection.

Price tag per night: $1,800-9,000; three-night minimum stay winter, five-night minimum stay summer.


The Resort at Paws Up, Montana USA

The Resort at Paws Up

Memberships and accolades: The Resort at Paws Up is a member of Virtuoso, Signature Travel Network, Andrew Harper and Conde Nast Johansen.
Price tag per night: $800-4,535; two-night minimum stay winter, four-night minimum stay summer.


Triple Creek Ranch, Montana USA

Triple Creek Ranch, A Montana Hideaway

Memberships and accolades: Triple Creek Ranch is a member of Relais & Chateaux, Virtuoso, Signature Travel Network, Andrew Harper and Orvis.

Price tag per night: $800-4,535; two-night minimum stay winter, four-night minimum stay summer


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