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Looking for a luxury ranch vacation? 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 luxury ranch vacation 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 luxury travel, 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!


Branded Rock Canyon, Colorado

Branded Rock Canyon

The newest member of our exclusive Ultra Ranches Collection, Branded Rock Canyon was originally a popular five-star Marriott hotel, the Kessler Canyon Ranch. Sold in 2017, it was converted back into a private estate, offering limited availability to outside guests by advance reservation only. 

Hidden away in the rugged western Colorado landscape, Western-style hospitality, luxurious accommodations, superb meals and a variety of exciting activities make this destination ranch the perfect escape.

Price tag per night: Summer rates range between $1,100 and $1,750 per night; winter betweem $950 and $1,750. Three-night minimum stay.


Echo Valley Ranch & Spa, BC Canada

Echo Valley Ranch Dove Lodge

Echo Valley Ranch & Spa has been recognized as a Green Step Sustainable Tourism Gold Certified Business and was listed in the 2020 Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice Awards.

This stunning ranch in Canada is a small, eco-luxury ranch and spa fusing elements of Canada and Thailand – here you'll fully rest, relax and rejuvenate your soul.

Price tag per night: $1,400 per night; three-night minimum stay.

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Bishop's Lodge, New Mexico

Accommodation at Bishop's Lodge New Mexico

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; winter betweem $649 and $1,399. One-night minimum stay.

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The Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah USA

The High West Distillery at the Lodge at Blue Sky

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 are between $2,000 and 8,000 per person per night, winter between $900-2,100. One-night minimum stay.

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Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming USA

Brush Creek Ranch

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: Summer rates are between $1,100 and $1,500 per person per night, winter between $700 and $1,350. Three-night minimum stay in summer, two nights in winter.

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The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana USA

The Ranch at Rock Creek

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: Summer rates are between $2,000 and $20,000 per person per night, winter between $2,000 and $10,000. Five-night minimum stay in the summer, four-night minimum in the winter.

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The Resort at Paws Up, Montana USA

The Resort at Paws Up

The Resort at Paws Up is a member of Virtuoso, Signature Travel Network, Andrew Harper and Conde Nast Johansen.


Price tag per night: Summer rates are between $1,890 and $4,387 per person per night, winter between $1,250 and $3,270. Four-night minimum stay in the summer, two in the winter.

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Triple Creek Ranch, Montana USA

Triple Creek Ranch, A Montana Hideaway

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

Price tag per night: Summer rates between $1,300 and $3,000 per person per night, winter between $950 and $2,650. No minimum stay.

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