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The Ranch at Rock Creek

Philipsburg, Montana

Why You Will Love It

The Ranch at Rock Creek combines the authentic cowboy experience of the past with the modern Montana lifestyle to create an exceptional dude ranch experience. As the only Forbes 5-star property in Montana, the service is unparalleled and the experience is truly one of a kind.

Defining Factor

Endless activities – which are included in the rate! You can pick one in the morning and one in the afternoon. In the summer, enjoy horseback riding, shooting, archery, fly-fishing, and more; in winter, you can go snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and ice skating…just to name a few! Have no fear of the wild, wild west--certain activities come with your very own private guide.

Don't Leave Without

Trying the lemon blueberry pancakes at breakfast!


At a Relais Chateaux property, you know the cuisine is going to be excellent. Even better, all your meals are included in the rate! The Granite Lodge hosts breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including a special Chef’s dinner a few times per week. For a more casual, open-air experience, head to The Blue Canteen for breakfast or lunch. And once a week there is a Chef’s grill and Dutch oven dinner on the flagstone patio.

Family Fun

When the sun sets, your day isn’t over at The Ranch at Rock Creek. The saloon has a bowling alley, movie theatre, and karaoke machine, so the whole family can have fun after dinner.

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The Details

The Ranch at Rock Creek is located 25 minutes outside of Philipsburg on 6600 acres of gorgeous wilderness. Owner Jim Manley had very specific criteria when he set out to find the perfect ranch and location (like no poisonous snakes, river on property, low elevation), and he spent 20 years looking at over 500 ranches. The Ranch is also located about 30 minutes from the Discover Ski Area.

Fly into Missoula and either rent a car or have your advisor arrange a transfer to the ranch – it’s about a 1 hour and 45 minute drive. You can also fly in to Bozeman and visit Yellowstone National Park en route to the ranch.

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