A cross between a country manor and wilderness retreat, The Ranch at Rock Creek is a luxury guest house set on 6,000 acres of unspoilt Montana wilderness.  

A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group, the ranch has log cabins and a grand granite lodge for accommodation, and there are year-round activities for all the family here.

Once a billionaire’s home, this five-star dude ranch resort offers a tailor-made experience with everything from rodeo events and horse riding trails to rides in an historic Wells-Fargo carriage and winter sleigh rides

Children six years and older can take part in trail riding experiences, while children under six can ride with a wrangler in the corral. A Little Grizzlies program for children four to 12 years of age gives kids a taste of ranch life, spending time at the stables caring for animals, for example, or down at the creek collecting tadpoles.

Form Guide A luxury retreat in the heart of Montana’s unspoilt wilderness

Yearlings Ages 6+ (although younger children can still ride in the corral with a wrangler leading them)

Pace There are 50 horses catering for beginner through to advanced riders. Children from the age of six can join the trail riding, and – for those who don’t want to ride – there is a weekly rodeo, as well as rides in carriages (in summer) and sleighs (in winter). In summer, there is fly fishing on the ranch’s private stretch of Blue Ribbon Rock Creek as well as wildlife watching and horse riding, of course. And in winter, a roaring fire inside the lodge as well as cross-country and downhill skiing, plus snow shoeing and ice fishing.

Stables Options for accommodation at The Ranch At Rock Creek range from family canvas cabins with screened-in porches, a deck that faces Rock Creek and ensuite bathrooms – the perfect family “glamping” experience to the elegant rooms in The Granite Lodge. There are nine rooms in the Lodge, where the great room and the dining room are also located, as well as a four-lane bowling alley, pool table and 14-foot HD television screen (great for a winter’s evening!), and the luxury spa facilities.

Feedbag Meals are served in The Granite Lodge and are flexible to allow for individual schedules – so if you’re out fishing the evening rise, you won’t miss the Ranch’s remarkable culinary experience featuring ranch-raised beef, pork, chicken, farm fresh eggs, ranch garden produce, as well as fresh daily bread.

Purse A family of four can stay seven nights at The Ranch at Rock Creek in The Granite Lodge from US$21,700. From the UK, book with Carrier and the cost is from £20,940 including accommodation and return flights from London, seven days car hire, all meals, wine and selected beverages, as well as all ranch activities and entertainment including horseback riding.