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  • Established

    circa 1880
  • Owner

    Bruce & Beth White
  • Manager

    Michael Williams and Ron Hawkins
  • Tel

    307-327-5284
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    $800 - $1,100
  • Minimum Stay

    3 days
  • Maximum Guests

    120
  • Works with travel agents?

    Yes
  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery
  • Memberships

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

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is honored to be Named the #1 Resort Hotel in the U.S and #3 Hotel in the World in Travel + Leisure Magazine's 2017 World's Best Awards!

Also Named Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice #1 Resort in the USA and Top 5 Resort in the World for the 3rd Consecutive Year!

Brush Creek Ranch is a grand destination among luxury dude ranches, offering an ultra-private collection of historic guest ranches, set on a 30,000-acre working cattle ranch in south central Wyoming. Our Preferred Hotels & Resorts LEGEND® destination and ORVIS Dual-Endorsed Fly Fishing and Wingshooting Lodge and Beretta-endorsed resort features rolling hills, verdant river valleys, lush forests and majestic rock formations that create an environment where our guests can escape in true luxury. It’s a place where every amenity, every detail, every moment is tailored to them, and genuine Western hospitality, unbridled adventure and a truly inspiring landscape come together to create an exclusive icon in international luxury destinations.

Home to the best guest ranch vacations, Brush Creek Ranch is situated in the heart of Wyoming’s famed Platte River Valley, between the Sierra Madre Mountain range and stunning Medicine Bow National Forest. An all-inclusive choice among Wyoming dude ranches, the Brush Creek Ranch Collection is exclusively designed for discerning travelers, ambitious adventurers, corporate group retreats, family ranch vacations and destination weddings.

Immerse yourself in the Great American West at one of our three refined lodging destinations:

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch

A robust, family-friendly community setting, offering a collection of well-appointed accommodations with refined Western personality for groups of any size up to 150 guests. The expansive resort features a 38,000-square foot Trailhead Lodge, a rejuvenating spa, a collection of lodge rooms, cabin suites and residences and a variety of authentic outdoor adventures.

The Magee Homestead

The ultimate in sophisticated luxury; a prairie hideaway that unfolds as a romantic and spellbinding retreat for a maximum of 24 adults and small groups. Here, take the reins of your own time enjoying bespoke, personal attention, richly-appointed accommodations, sumptuous culinary experiences, and adventures that rekindle your sense discovery and wellness.

French Creek Sportsman’s Club

Located on the historic Platte River Valley sporting paradise known as Sanger Ranch, offering blissful, exclusive fly fishing and hunting adventures for up to 10 guests. The ultimate personal indulgence of sheer privacy of this Wyoming wilderness promises an unrivaled sporting experience.

Our signature Inclusive Luxury experience ensures a convenient and streamlined stay, with all lodging, food, premium beverages, wine cellar and a wide assortment of activities included in our rates.

We invite you to join us for an unforgettable luxury ranch vacation!

2017 SEASON DATES:

May 17 - October 21st

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 6 and over

Introduce the kids in your party to the great outdoors and the extravagant western adventures that await them on a family ranch vacation.

They will never forget their first sighting with a magnificent bison on the open range or learning to horseback ride as the sun sets. Our Lil' Wranglers children’s program is tailored for youngsters aged four to eight, with arts/crafts, equestrian activities, hiking trips, fishing excursions and so much more, organized and presented by enthusiastic, qualified counselors.

They also enjoy our scenic trails, our indoor recreation center, and special events like campfire s'mores, wagon hay rides, or star gazing. Brush Creek Ranch offers an endless array of activities with our organized themed program for kids so your entire family may make the most of their vacation and feel comfortable and excited about all of the fun to look forward to on our 30,000 acre luxury ranch!

Arts & Crafts

play-doh, coloring, sketching

Activities

hiking, biking, picnics, outdoor play area, cookouts, floating

Games

scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, horseshoes, volleyball, badminton, pool table

Riding based activities

horse care, pony rides, arena riding, trail riding

Ranch History

Over the years, Brush Creek Ranch has built a solid reputation, serving as a home to numerous families, cattle and horse herds, offering a one-of-a-kind gathering place for guests from around the world.

Dating back to the late 1800’s, the Saratoga area is rich with history as trappers and settlers staked their claims across the American West. The story of Brush Creek Ranch dates back to 1884 when the Sterrett brothers settled the land and built the original homestead with logs cut, skid and hauled from the adjoining National Forest. A spirit of hard work, recreation, adventure and good times shared together are prevalent in the archives of days past, from famous barn and campfire cookouts to fishing on the renowned Brush Creek.

In late 2008, the property was acquired by Bruce White, Chairman and CEO of White Lodging, one of the most respected names in the hotel industry and operator of award-winning premium hotel brands across the country. The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is the culmination of the White family’s extensive hospitality experience, continuous dedication to philanthropy and unabashed passion for the sustainability of authentic Western heritage.

Today, Brush Creek Ranch is a one-of-a-kind independent luxury guest ranch, where genuine Western hosptality and the value of time spent well together coexist in perfect harmony.

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  • Enjoy

    Gourmet
  • Alcohol

    wine provided with dinner
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire), dining room (formal attire), lounge, private dinners
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians

Brush Creek Ranch offers a variety of distinct culinary experiences included in your stay, each uniquely inspired by the character of the Rocky Mountain region. From casual to sophisticated, dining on the Ranch ensures a unique, unusual and unforgettable event for any group in a variety of settings.

From cookouts along Brush Creek and “sundowner” cocktails atop the Ranch’s hilltop Falcon Peak viewing platform to formal sit-down dinners in the Trailhead Lodge and outdoor feasts at the Chuck Wagon, Rocky Mountain dining options are varied and fulfilling at Brush Creek Ranch.

All beverages, including premium spirits, beers and open wine cellar access are included throughout your stay.

Your Chef, Drew Anderson

Executive Chef Drew Anderson, a Colorado native, is the mastermind behind the extraordinary meals and unforgettable dining experiences at Brush Creek Ranch. His love for his native Rocky Mountain region is apparent in the cuisine he prepares at the Ranch, from Colorado rack of lamb to local venison chili. Working with locally sourced seasonal ingredients, Chef Drew takes inspiration from the bounty of the region and the time-honored cooking traditions of ranch living.

Brush Creek Ranch Chef Drew Anderson oversees menu creation for all culinary venues at Brush Creek Ranch, and enjoys designing menus for special events and celebrations with the same attention to detail given to our regular culinary program. Whatever the occasion, Brush Creek Ranch dining is always a celebration of fresh food, good fun, and the natural bounty of our ranch.

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  • Address

    66 Brush Creek Ranch Road
    Saratoga
    Wyoming
    82331
    USA
  • Remote Location

    Yes
  • Elevation

    7,600 ft
  • Private Land

    20,000-40,000 acres
  • Public Land

    more than 50k

Nearest Town - Saratoga, Wyoming

Saratoga, Wyoming has a population of 1,700 (approx), and is situated 13 miles / 15 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Saratoga, Wyoming include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, bank, atm, gas station, museum.

For shopping Saratoga, Wyoming offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, western wear.

Rental car

Required

Nearest Airports

Saratoga Airport/SAA, Saratoga, WY

Distance

13 miles / 15 mins


LAR/Laramie, Laramie, WY

Distance

98 miles / 1 hour 45 mins

Ranch shuttle

Fee applies

Rental car

Required


DIA/Denver, Denver, CO

Distance

244 miles / 4 hours

Ranch shuttle

fee applies

Rental car

Required


Private Air Travel

Nearest location(s)

SAA/Saratoga, Wyoming

Travel by

Airplane

Distance

15 miles

Ranch shuttle

Yes, from SAA/Saratoga Airport

Lowdown

  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Beginner
  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Pace of Ride, Everyone rides together, Rides tailored to guest requests
  • Max riders per ride

    20
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Appaloosas, Paints, Geldings, Mares
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 3 hours
    Afternoon - 3 hours

The Setting

Private Land (20,000-40,000 acres)

Public Land (more than 50k acres)


Our Riding

Scheduled rides

Guests have an endless variety of terrain at their disposal: a gorgeous indoor and outdoor arena, flatter trails that meander along the Brush Creek, and more challenging climbs that reach the property’s most spectacular vistas. Guests can choose from a one, two, or three hour ride. Half-day (3+hours) and full day rides include a gourmet picnic lunch at one of Brush Creek’s pond-side yurts.

Weight limit for riding

225-250 lbs

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed


Why our riding stands out

  • Our ratio of wranglers to each guest is 1 to 5
  • Accomodation of guest riding ability and levels, we can accomadate beginner to advanced
  • We offer horsemanship, barrel racing and pole bending lessons, as well as team penning

Riding Lessons

Private lessons in barrel racing, cutting, or roping have an additional fee.

Details

lessons are additional, basic riding lessons, advanced horsemanship lessons

Given by

wrangler, horse trainer

Location

on the trail, in the arena

Cattle work - pasture gathers

When

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Frequency

Weekly

No. of yearlings

400

Interaction

Guests participate

Branding work

Frequency

Yearly

No. of Branding

150

Pack Trips

Horseback Riding can be a part of our overnight glamping adventure

Arena Work

Type

indoor arena, outdoor arena

Activities

penning, sorting, roping from the ground, barrels, pole bending, rodeo

Lowdown

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    $800 - $1,100
  • Minimum Stay

    3 days
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Any day is fine

Brush Creek Ranch can cater for up to 120 guests. Accommodation includes Lodges and Cabins. See below for details and indicative rates.

Lodge | Trailhead Lodge Rooms

Rates (Per Person)

$800 - $1,000

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Our lodge rooms, with king or two full-sized beds, offer panoramic views of the Medicine Bow and convenient access to all our Lodge amenities. Outfitted in luxurious rustic décor with Western artwork, inspired literature and plush comforts, including 400-thread-count bed linens, these rooms ensure the most rejuvenating nights for adventure-filled days.

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

hair dryer, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, Handicapped Accessible

Cabin | Cabin Suites

Rates (Per Person)

$850 - $1,100

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Our cabins rooms and suites were painstakingly restored to artfully blend the authentic character of the hand-hewn log cabins with lush, refined modern comforts. Each features a unique theme, from the colorful windflowers of the ranch landscape to the character of the cattle ranching heritage of Brush Creek in our dozen Cabin Rooms and Suites. From rich planked flooring to native stonework, each cabin room is a unique work of art in itself. Located in the heart of the Rendezvous camp, footsteps from the main lodge and other amenities, the cabin

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, Handicapped Accessible

Cabin | Cabin Residences

Rates (Per Person)

$850 - $1,100

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Nine luxurious Log Cabin Residences, ranging in size from 2-3 bedrooms and including full kitchens with dining areas, spacious living areas with potbelly stoves or fireplaces, washers/dryers and two bathrooms with tub/shower combos. With inspired names like “Grand View” and “Rainbow,” the Wyoming cabins feature stunning views of the sprawling ranch landscape, plush furnishings, refined Western décor and modern amenities for a most luxurious and comforting stay. From sumptuous king beds to cozy bunks, the features in each of the Wyoming log cabi

Rooms

3

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, wood fireplace, washer / dryer, Handicapped Accessible

Cabin | Deluxe Cabin Residences

Rates (Per Person)

$850 - $1,100

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Nine luxurious Log Cabin Residences, ranging in size from 2-3 bedrooms and including full kitchens with dining areas, spacious living areas with potbelly stoves or fireplaces, washers/dryers and two bathrooms with tub/shower combos. With inspired names like “Grand View” and “Rainbow,” the Wyoming cabins feature stunning views of the sprawling ranch landscape, plush furnishings, refined Western décor and modern amenities for a most luxurious and comforting stay. From sumptuous king beds to cozy bunks, the features in each of the Wyoming log cabi

Rooms

3

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, wood fireplace, washer / dryer, Handicapped Accessible


Booking Policy

• Rates are per person, based on standard occupancy of the unit being met. Rates include lodging, meals, soft drinks, premium spirits, beer and wine, as well as a wide range of experiences daily; excludes Spa experiences and select elite à la carte experiences. The Saloon and Trailhead Lodge full bars open from 4 pm to 12 midnight daily. 23% Ranch Fee (Inclusive of All Gratuities and All Applicable Taxes) will also apply. Children’s pricing applies for ages 4-8 (see policies) once the standard occupancy of the selected unit has been met. For groups of 10 guests or more, please inquire with our Group Sales Office at 307-327-5284 or sales@brushcreekranch.com. Check-in is at 4 pm. We invite our guests to join us for lunch and participate in an afternoon activity on their day of arrival. Check-out is at 9 am. Although we ask our guests to vacate their cabin, we invite them to participate in a morning activity and join us for lunch on their day of departure. Brush Creek Ranch does not permit smoking or pets of any kind in any Ranch rooms, cabins or any other outbuilding on Ranch property. Payments are accepted in the form of a check, wire transfer and by any major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, AmEx). 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 call to remind you). If you cancel more than 60 days before your arrival, we will refund your deposit, less a transaction fee equal to 10% of the total reservation amount. If you must cancel fewer than 60 days prior to your arrival date, regretfully your deposit is non-refundable. • Saddle Up & Ride offer includes $500 travel credit per person, for stays of 7 nights or more, including Independence Week.

Included in your stay

meals, activities, lodging, Riding, All beverages, including premium spirits, beers and open wine cellar access are included throughout your stay.

Extras

Gratuity

23% Ranch Fee, Inclusive of all gratuities and all applicable taxes

Massage

All Spa Experiences

Other

Select elite à la carte experiences

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  • You can borrow

    Cowboy hats, Cowboy boots, Riding helmets, Saddle bags
  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi, telephone, free long distance.
  • Cell Networks

    AT&T, verizon.
  • Business Services

    Executive business center , Conference center, computer and fax hookups, printers.

Onsite

Shopping

The BCR Gift Shop, located in the Outfitters Barn, carries a variety of Brush Creek Ranch logo'd apparel including quality outdoor brands such as Patagonia, Orvis, Loki, Miller, and Maui Jim.

Outdoor Activities

climbing, mountain biking, Yoga, sporting clays, campouts, wagon rides, ATV Rentals - guided, Horseback riding, Archery, BCR Gun Club, Paintball, High/Low Ropes Course, Hiking, Ranger Tours

Water based Activities

hot tub, river floating, Float Fishing, Hot Springs in Saratoga, 13 miles from the ranch

Spa

relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, rock treatments, couples massage, scrubs, manicures, facials, pedicures


Fishing & Wildlife

The crystalline waters of the North Platte River watershed in Saratoga Wyoming are celebrated as some of the most revered freestone fishing waters in the world.

Between Brush Creek, North Brush Creek, the North Platte and the Encampment Rivers, we offer over twenty miles of exclusive private access, whether by waders or drift boat. Additionally the North Platte has nearly endless miles of blue-ribbon waters for hearty brown and rainbow trout. Flowing beautifully through broad canyons and sloping valleys, this river is one of the most iconic fly fishing destinations in North America.

In addition, we have a collection of highly productive ponds on the Ranch, providing a scenic alternative style of fishing for all ages, in nearly any weather condition. Our seasoned team provides a guide for every two guests, giving you attentive, personalized service, whether you desire detailed instruction or advice on how to maximize your time on these storied fishing waters.

Fishing on offer

spin, fly, river, stocked pond, stream, equipment available, guided inclusive, instruction available

Wildlife

Antelope, deer, elk, moose, fox, badger, marmots, eagles and a wide variety of other bird species.


Additional Services

Corporate Retreats

For groups of 100 & over. Offering tailored, customizable and all-inclusive escapes, Brush Creek Ranch meets the needs of the most discerning group planners and invites guests to embrace nature with an inspirational backdrop that fosters growth and productivity during luxury corporate retreats and incentives. The Ranch features 9,000 square feet of distinct, one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor meeting spaces for up to 150 people, as well as a collection of lodging options, a full-service spa, and a diverse array of outdoor adventures, all in a private setting.

Weddings

We can cater for groups of 100 & over. Our personally-tailored wedding experiences are all-inclusive and allow couples to host the most intimate private celebration to include up to 150 guests. Package rates include: guest accommodations, three gourmet meals daily, our premium beer, wine and spirits program from 4pm – 12am daily, unlimited use of our vast assortment of adventures and activities to include gear and guides, live entertainment for “rehearsal dinner”, wedding ceremony venue to include seating, non-alcoholic beverages upon arrival, horse drawn carriage arrival/departure for the bride and groom, any audio needed for ceremony, one hour cocktail reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, plated four course dinner with dessert, wine with dinner and open bar following dinner until 12am, all tables, chairs, china, glass and flatware as well as band staging.


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Highs

  • Rustic-chic, high-end luxury. Very diverse topography-high mountain desert, cottonwood studded creek bottoms to high mountain riding in the Medicine Bow
  • If you are a rider, you can get out and ride. Ranch horses suitable for all levels of riders; advanced horsemanship program available for those who can truly ride – you can even jump on a finished cutting horse and work a cow!
  • Immaculate facilities, indoor and outdoor arena. Myriad activities: zip-line, float down the Platte River, take a ranger a tour of the ranch, take a sunrise yoga class, or just spend time in the spa. Phenomenal, hospitable staff. They work to accommodate your requests
  • Book your stay when they have bands such as Marshall Tucker, Little Texas. Throughout the summer, they book different bands for the guests' exclusive enjoyment

Lows

  • When staying in the lodge, for a more relaxing experience, you may wish to request a room away from the main activity area

Visitor Reviews

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Special Family Vacation

There are not enough great phrases that would capture our family time at Brush Creek Ranch...from the minute we arrived we knew we made the right choice. The food was phenomenal, the activities/guides exceptional, caring staff and our cabin was amazing. For those who are lucky enough to go...it will change your mind & heart as to how to enjoy a beautiful slice of our American landscape as well as how to appreciate well trained, professional & friendly employees. Well done BCR!!

5 stars

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