A Weekend in Montana at The Ranch at Rock Creek

Earlier this summer, one of my dear friends called and told me that he was planning a trip to Montana to visit the state’s luxury guest ranches. I (quickly) volunteered to travel with him while he was here and we soon made plans to visit The Ranch at Rock Creek

Located a short drive from Philipsburg in Montana’s Flint Creek Valley, The Ranch at Rock Creek encompasses 6,600 acres that include mountains, meadows and the blue-ribbon waters of Rock Creek. While I had been to the ranch before, this was my first time spending any amount of time there and I have to tell you one thing: I LOVED IT.

The view of the ranch.

Hello, beautiful.

From the setting to the activities and the food to hospitality, I was blown away by the beauty and attention to detail. Also, I’m fairly certain that The Ranch at Rock Creek has the nicest staff in Montana. I’m not kidding when I tell you that everyone we met was not only genuinely nice and kind, they asked (and remembered) each of our names.

One of the meadows at the ranch.

One of the meadows at the ranch.

The upstairs of the main lodge.

The upstairs of the main lodge.

Pre-breakfast in the lounge area of the main lodge. Because let's be honest, we all need a pre-breakfast treat.

Pre-breakfast in the lounge area of the main lodge. Because let’s be honest, we all need a pre-breakfast treat.

Another bonus: the activity center has rows and rows of cowboy boots and other western gear for guests to borrow.

Another bonus: the activity center has rows and rows of cowboy boots and other western gear for guests to borrow.

The bed inside the glamping cabin.

The bed inside the glamping cabin.

The best views are framed by Montana windows.

The best views are framed by Montana windows.

Our tent (Sweet Grass) had a soaking hot tub and a fire pit right outside the sitting area.

Our tent (Sweet Grass) had a soaking hot tub and a fire pit right outside the sitting area.

I'm a sucker for a soaking tub.

I’m a sucker for a soaking tub.

During our two days at The Ranch at Rock Creek, we packed in as much western fun as possible, including shooting lessons, a rodeo, fly-fishing and sitting outside our glamping cabin listening to the waters of Rock Creek rush past. We also attended a barn dance (where I sang with the band, Cold Hard Cash) and filled our tummies on tasty western BBQ.

Rodeos are my favorite.

Rodeos are my favorite.

This rodeo kicked off with the singing of the National Anthem, a tradition I will always support.

This rodeo kicked off with the singing of the National Anthem, a tradition I will always support.

Yee-haw.

Yee-haw.

Fly-fishing with Pat, the director of activities at the ranch.

Fly-fishing with Pat, the director of activities and a fishing guide, at the ranch.

We caught a ride to the barn dance in this old-fashioned stage coach.

We caught a ride to the barn dance in this old-fashioned stage coach.

This may be the prettiest barn I've ever seen.

This may be the prettiest barn I’ve ever seen.

After this, I cut a rug with that bearded cowboy.

After this dance, I cut a rug with that bearded cowboy. And he dipped me. We may be in love.

It was the perfect weekend.

And just in case you’re planning a trip to The Ranch at Rock Creek, here’s a few things to note:
-The ranch is open year-round and offers various packages throughout the year.
-A stay at the ranch is all-inclusive (lodging, meals, drinks, guided activities, etc.). This was something I really appreciated, because it meant we didn’t need to worry about taking money or credit cards around with us. Instead, we were able to just kick back and enjoy every moment.
-Plan to spend time in nearby Philipsburg and mine sapphires at Gem Mountain or The Sapphire Gallery, followed by a visit to The Sweet Palace. And if you want to meet locals, head to the Philipsburg Brewery around 5 p.m.

xo,
TT

7 thoughts on “A Weekend in Montana at The Ranch at Rock Creek

  1. Jim Doll

    I will be in Motana for the month of September, 2015. I am looking to fill in 4-6 days, 9/13-9/18 in or around Glacier NP. What may u have available and how close to Glacier are u located. I am doing a packtrip fpr 6 days in Yellowstone, 9/6-9/12. At the end of September I will be doing an archery Elk hunt 9/19-9/26. Travelling alone, driving from Maryland, As of now do not have any definite plans except to tour Glacier during the 4-6 days available. Maybe Ranch at Rock Creek could fit in my plans..Thank You, Jim Doll.

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    1. tiatroy Post author

      Jim, that sounds like a great trip! The Ranch at Rock Creek is about 3.5 hours south of Glacier National Park, but could be a great stopping point between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Also, if you want to call 800.338.5072, we can help provide suggestions on where to stay and what to see in and around Glacier National Park.

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  2. Jennifer Giesbrecht

    I would like a weekend at the THE RANCH AT ROCK CREEK . NOT A MONTANA FUN IAM SORRY I DID THE WRONG ONE AT FRIST.

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