Enjoy This Ranch Retreat in Big Sky Country

The Ranch at Rock Creek is the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star ranch resort in the world, a luxury guest ranch that combines upscale amenities and the wide open spaces of Montana’s Big Sky country.

Set in 6,600 acres of pristine landscape, the ranch offers dozens of adventures year round. With all-inclusive rates, your stay can include activities like snowmobiling, snow-cat tours, sleigh rides and ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

Alpine skiing is nearby at Discover Ski Area or try fly fishing in Rock Creek, more fishing in the stocked ranch ponds, target shooting, the rope course, hiking or horseback riding on trails that weave through the ranch’s forested areas. If you love nature and outdoor activities the Ranch at Rock Creek has something to appeal to your individual preference.

What was originally a Montana mining area has transformed into a working cattle ranch that doubles as a luxury resort. Nestled at the base of the John Long Mountains the ranch has four miles of river frontage, alpine lakes, peaceful creeks, and forests and meadows begging to be explored. Discover the area and spot native wildlife: deer, elk, moose, wolves and majestic golden eagles soaring overhead.

This place puts the “glam” in glamping. Fully-furnished luxury tents have sofas, comfy beds, reading nooks, and are variously sized for couples or families and larger groups. You might choose a 2-bedroom with king bed, bath, gas fireplace, spacious seating area, kitchenette and a porch with a private hot tub. The ranch also has cabins with similar 5-star features.

Trapper Cabin is the most secluded choice with decor in distressed leather and natural woods. Its creek-view location has an expansive porch and private soaking tub that are ideal spots for relaxing and star-gazing…and it’s steps away from fantastic fly fishing.

The historical Loft is a luxury cabin space created from the ranch’s 19th century barn. It displays exposed rafters, generously-sized bedroom and sitting area, and features a marble-tiled shower and slipper tub big enough for two.

Rates start around $950 but include full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Granite Lodge and the Blue Canteen, along with wines and drinks from the ranch wine list during meals or in the Silver Dollar Saloon. You may be in the wilderness, but guests are treated to world-class cuisine with dishes that are seasonally influenced and ingredients that are organic and locally sourced.

Guests can play shuffle board or board games, cards and darts, use the four-lane bowling ally, have a game of pool or billiards, but most head outdoors.

Fly fishing is legendary in Montana and the ranch has four miles of private access river frontage on Rock Creek, a place boasting one of the state’s highest fish counts and seven species of fish: Westslope cutthroat, rainbow, cut-bow, brown, brookie, bull, and Rocky Mountain whitefish. Licensed and trained fishing guides are available to share their experience.

Improve your shooting skills with top-notch equipment from the Rod and Gun Club and get instruction from staff in a safe and secure location where you can refine your target shooting with sessions tailored to your level of expertise.

Relax at the spa with a yoga class under the guidance of a personal instructor, or soothe tired muscles and hydrate thirsty skin in the cedar sauna. The Granite Spa has a host of customized massages, body and beauty treatments.

A vacation here encourages you to reconnect with yourself and the environment in a place of stunning scenery. To learn more, follow the wortheverymoment.com link here.

Photo courtesy: The Ranch at Red Rock