You might think that a property recently listed as the most expensive hotel in the country would appeal to a very specific audience, but The Ranch at Rock Creek is a master at breaking stereotypes and exceeding expectations. A working cattle ranch located on a 19th-century farm outside of Philipsburg, Montana, the 6,600-acre property combines Western authenticity with a unique brand of seamless luxury that launched it to international fame as the first ranch for guests of the world to win the Forbes Travel Guide’s Five award. -Star Award in 2013, merging two worlds that once seemed incompatible. The ranch continues to attract guests from the A-lists for business and entertainment, eager to experience the hyper-personalized service and unpretentious abundance so intimately woven into each subtle moment that they could almost go unnoticed, but the jet-set crowd is not the one. only brand. of traveler here. With a guest list that includes such a marked range of ages, backgrounds, and interests, it’s hard to understand what could attract such diversity to a single remote destination without experiencing it yourself, but here is just a sampling of some of The distinctive flourishes of The Ranch at Rock Creek and core values that attract more people than you might expect.
1. Real value
While no stay at The Ranch at Rock Creek is cheap, it is critical to recognize that the initial cost of a reservation here is potentially the only cost and, when you add the value of unmatched private experiences and enrichment, gourmet meals and superior service , the all-inclusive model of this luxury ranch makes for an almost inexplicable bargain. While other ranches, resorts, and spas may have less of an impact on room rates, additional costs for private tours, dinner reservations, and premium experiences generally lead to big surprises at pay and beyond cost. In the end, which may exceed what you will find at The Ranch at Rock Creek, the quality and value of the experiences will hardly be compared. While many ranch guests come from an age and class more comfortable with the lifestyle of a travel agency, today’s culture of smart and experience-rich travel also produces a healthy portion of younger professionals who understand the true value of a stay here, bringing added vitality to the experience.
2. Custom experiences
Beyond the seriously individualized service that extends from landing to take-off (whether you use the nearby public or private airports) and the luxurious accommodations and grounds enhanced by design and décor set on stage with an authentic sense of place Fully customizable itineraries, including world-class private guided experiences, are what truly sets an escape to The Ranch at Rock Creek apart from comparable properties. With roughly 40 activities available, the days are filled with anything from sporting clays, pistol shooting and archery to fat tire biking, fly fishing, and horseback riding, with some more specialized diversions like sapphire mining, workshops. border skills and master naturalist classes highlighting offerings. While some of these can be found elsewhere, they are rarely offered as private experiences with industry experts tailoring adventures to skills, capable of providing exceptional encounters for all skill levels and exposure. Of the many differences between generations, skill levels and backgrounds, one constant is the desire for personalized attention and consideration, and few can compete with The Ranch at Rock Creek in this regard.
While neither livestock farming nor luxury travel are traditionally green industries, The Ranch at Rock Creek has been on a sustainability crusade since its inception, curbing its own environmental footprint and contributing to green progress at all times, and few values speak to so much force. to an informed traveler demographic as outspoken as sustainability. Like several brands internationally, the ranch completely phased out single-use plastics by 2019 but, unlike most in hospitality, The Ranch at Rock Creek has been moving toward a closed-loop sustainability system since the beginning, covering cooking, construction, activities and more. . Working with neighboring ranchers and farmers, the exceptional culinary program of outstanding breakfast and lunch offerings combined with regular tasting dinners, barbecues and celebrations led by Executive Chef Josh Drage, who has been with the ranch since its opening, currently earns 75 % of its ingredients. from nearby farms, and 90-100% of its meats, summer produce, grains and dairy from the western half of the state, extending this passion for local sourcing to its premium bar offerings, including craft beers and local spirits. Food waste is composted used by both the ranch and its neighbors, spa products delivered in glass and biodegradable packaging are formulated from ethically grown ingredients, the use of motorized vehicles throughout the property has been intentionally reduced , a complete solar and LED lighting conversion is underway and The Ranch at Rock Creek continually spearheads efforts to clean and preserve the region’s famous waters, including the Rock Creek of the same name. Even the property’s boutique, Mercantile, focuses on local artisan products to bring the message of sustainability and community responsibility home after an unforgettable vacation at the world’s premier experience ranch.