A Winter Day at Triple Creek Ranch

Earlier this week, my travels led me to Triple Creek Ranch. A luxury guest ranch (and a Relais & Châteaux property), Triple Creek is located south of Darby in the Bitterroot Mountains in one of the most charming settings in Montana.

As my travel buddy and I made our way south down the valley and toward the ranch, we were greeted with freshly fallen snow that made the drive one of the prettiest I’ve taken this winter.

Winter perfection along West Fork Road.

Winter perfection along West Fork Road.

While I’ve visited Triple Creek Ranch before, this time was different. Maybe it was the snow-covered trees and the bits of blue sky peeking through the clouds. Or maybe it’s because Christmas was just a few days away and everything seems a bit more magical during this time of the year. Whatever it was, it made this visit pretty special. And while I don’t seem to have the proper words to describe the perfect winter wonderland that Triple Creek Ranch is, I’m going to show you instead.

The entrance to the main lodge.

The entrance to the main lodge.

My visit started with a grilled ham and cheese, because winter.

My visit started with a grilled ham and cheese, because winter.

These horses posed perfectly throughout lunch. ;)

These horses posed perfectly throughout lunch. 😉

After lunch in the dining room, we headed up to the lounge to relax and belly up on these perfect bar stools.

After lunch in the dining room, we headed up to the lounge to relax and belly up on these perfect bar stools.

This tree (located in the lounge) was the best-smelling Christmas tree ever.

This tree (located in the lounge) was the best-smelling Christmas tree ever.

One of the most stunning things about Triple Creek Ranch: the setting.

One of the most stunning things about Triple Creek Ranch: the setting.

The view from one of the bedrooms in the Ponderosa Cabin.

The view from one of the bedrooms in the Ponderosa Cabin.

After all, let’s face it: everything is just a little more magical during December.

Happy Christmas,
TT

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