Set in the rugged ranch land of Montana, southeast of Missoula, the Ranch at Rock Creek brings together a wonderful wilderness experience with luxurious comforts like never before.
Granite County came to prominence in the Silver boom of the late 1800’s and Rock Creek was staked as a claim at that time but when silver crashed around the turn of the 18th Century, The Ranch at Rock Creek turned its thoughts to cattle and homesteading – and has done ever since.
6,600acres of beautifully divers countryside nestle at the bottom of the John Long Mountains within view of Deer Lodge Forest and the Flint Creek Range. Open meadows, high ridges, alpine lakes and rich creek bottom are there for guests to roam. With the exception of nearby Philipsburg (pop. 930), you can put anywhere between 30 and 50 miles of mountains, meadows, lakes and streams between yourself and any other evidence of civilisation. Whether you’re looking for big mountain adventure, peaceful strolls by the creek or zoning out in the spa, you have arrived.
This is the cowboy life without sacrificing luxury. Rooms and cabins combine the colour and ruggedness of ranch living with amenities and services of the finest hotels in the world. Even the tents – this is Glamping with a capital ‘G’ – are more comfortable than most hotel rooms. There are 9 rooms in Granite Lodge – along with the dining room, Silver Dollar Saloon and spa – and then the others are dotted around the ranch in the various cabins, outhouses, lofts and tents. All different shapes and sizes, many have fireplaces, some have hot tubs, others have large porches and one you can practically fly-fish out of the window!
The restaurant serves regionally inspired, seasonal cuisine, including Montana beef and organically grown produce. The Blue Canteen is perfect for morning coffee or an afternoon board game in the sun and The Silver Dollar Saloon fulfils all other needs. Next to Granite Lodge the tended bar sits next to a four-lane bowling alley, cinema, billiards and a 14’ video screen, equipped with all your country and western karaoke favourites.
Days are spent on the endless miles of wildflower meadows, high-country lakes and grassy ridges which offer some of the most secluded outdoor activity in Montana. Children are very well looked after here, at the Little Grizzlies kids club where they can do all the ranchy things they love most. For guests in general there is everything from horseback riding to fly fishing, clay pigeon shooting to mountain biking – and skiing to winter paintball – are there to help you work off that last whisky at the Silver Dollar and the wonderful work of Chef Josh Drage.