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Montana Wilderness Adventure at the #1 Hotel in the World

07.13.15 | Preferred Properties

Triple Creek Ranch



Journey back to a time where the buffalo still roam.  Days are filled exploring the vast, rugged landscapes of the Montana Wilderness while horseback riding, ORVIS guided fly-fishing, or following a team of spirited sled dogs.  Evenings are spent sprawled in front of the wood-burning fireplace in your sumptuous cabin with private hot tub, indulging in delectable cuisine and fine wines.

The retreat of a lifetime and the romance of the West await the discriminating world traveler at Triple Creek Ranch.  Nestled among the majestic Ponderosa Pines, in the Bitterroot Mountain Range of the Northern Rockies,Triple Creek Ranch sparkles like a Montana gem in all seasons. Voted the #1 Hotel in the World by Travel + Leisure readers in 2014, the Relais & Chateaux property and ORVIS endorsed fly-fishing lodge offers its guests pristine scenery, elegant accommodations, fine dining and outdoor adventures. Unsurpassed service, private log cabins with hot tubs, blue ribbon trout streams, remote alpine lakes and virgin powder are but a few luxuries that abound.  This is an ideal destination for discerning adult travelers seeking a small intimate resort hideaway, children ages 16 and older are welcome.

So What Makes A #1 Hotel

Triple Creek Ranch accommodates guests in 23 luxurious log cabins with private or nearby outdoor hot tubs, wood-burning fireplaces, king beds, fully-stocked wet bar, daily fresh baked cookies, homemade trail mix and fresh fruit, air conditioning, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks and beer, direct dial telephones with voicemail, high-speed wireless internet, satellite TV and Blu-ray player, Keurig one-cup maker with an assortment of warm beverages, in-room safe, in-cabin service, daily housekeeping and nightly turndown services and much more.

The property is an exceptional destination for small intimate weddings, company retreats, family reunions and meetings. The ranch campus can accommodate up to 60 guests in 30 rooms.  Although, the property is adults only, if a total buyout of the ranch is arranged, guests of all ages are welcome.

Their all-inclusive fees include luxurious accommodations, gourmet meals, house wines and spirits and all featured on-ranch activities.  Off-ranch activities, specialty wines, exclusive meals, massages and other personal requests are available at an additional charge.

Horseback Riding- 26,000 Acres Of Unspoiled Wilderness

Cross Country Trail Rides

Breathtaking views of the imperial of Trapper Peak and Bitterroot Valley provide the perfect backdrop for adventure trail rides.  Cross-country rides along the mountain ridges will give you a bird’s eye view of herds of elk, deer and their start-up herd of bison.  Bald eagles, golden eagles are frequently seen as well as the lone wolf or mountain lion.


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Team Penning & Spring Round Up

The ranch is the base of operation for the property’s working cattle and bison outfit.  Some come lend a hand!  Experience ranch life up close as you team up with other guests to compete in sorting and penning cows and calves.  It is fast-paced, timed and who knows- you may even come home with your own Rodeo Buckle!

In the Spring, join in the round up to help the cowboys sort, brand and vaccinate the herds.  Living the life of a real cowpoke!

And don’t forget the Special Events to include Western Horsemanship Events and 100 Klicks for Chicks and Women’s Rocky Mountain Rendezvous,  both all women’s horseback riding events to enjoy cowgirl culture and luxurious accommodations.

Year-Round Activities

A variety of exhilarating year-round activities awaits you. The list is extensive and complete for every desire- Complimentary on-ranch activities include a 24-hour fitness center, chipping green, outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis, horseshoes, horseback riding, hiking trails, fly casting clinics, fly fishing at on-site ponds or bank fishing the nearby Bitterroot River, archery, birding and nature tours, photo safari’s, Alpine and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and special event weekends.


Special Winter Weekend Events include Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, Western Horsemanship Events, Cooking School Events, Nature Lover’s Birding Events, Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day. Spring event weekends include the Women’s Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, Skwala Hatch Celebration, Spring Roundup and Vintners Events.

Fall Hosts Events such as, Artists’ Workshop Weekends, 100 Klicks For Chicks, an all women’s horseback riding event and Steelhead Fly Fishing Celebration.

For more fun and adventure off-ranch, guests may enjoy cattle drives, off-ranch horseback rides, team penning, Orvis-endorsed guided fly fishing float trips, dog sledding, ATV tours, Lewis & Clark trail rides or van tours, The Swan Mountain Wilderness Horseback Riding Adventure or the Swan Mountain Wilderness Fly Fishing, Glacier in a day, whitewater rafting, trap shooting & 5-stand, snowmobiling, scenic float trips, steelhead fishing on the Salmon River, mountain biking, golfing in nearby Hamilton and Glacier or Yellowstone Park helicopter tours.

Of course, the joy of doing nothing at all is part of the Triple Creek Ranch experience and charm.  There is no pressure to go anywhere or do anything.  Curl up with a good book beside a crackling fire, relax in the hammock and doze to the sound of the whispering pines or take a soothing soak in a private hot tub on the deck in your luxury cabin.

Culinary Delights

Dining at the Triple Creek Restaurant is a culinary and visual feast of fresh foods, fine wines and global influences.  With offerings ranging from the Bitterroot Valley to other regional worldwide cuisine, the cuisine is as special as the atmosphere.  Guests are treated to wholesome breakfasts, light and healthful lunches and gourmet dinners offering wine pairings from their showcase cellar, tasting menus and a private ‘Chef’s Table’ to provide dining with a unique insider’s view of the ranch’s high-tech kitchen.  Cooking with seasonal local flavors and fresh veggies from Triple Creek Ranch’s own orchard and garden is a passion of Executive Chef, Jacob Leatherman.

The Rooftop Lounge is located on the third floor of the lodge and hosts their unique wine cellar with varieties from the best wine regions worldwide.  It is a wonderful conversation or game area offering a full bar, signature cocktails and superb wines.  Here, you can enjoy sitting by the fireplace with breathtaking views of the West Fork of the Bitterroot River or rooftop dining on one of the many surrounding decks.  You may also request wine-tasting hosted by our Sommelier, Jeremy White.

Virtuoso Exclusive Amenities

  • Upgrade upon arrival, based on availability
  • $100 off a select premium wine OR $100 off cross-country, off-ranch horseback ride or team penning
  • Early check-in/late checkout, based on availability

Location:  Triple Creek Ranch is located 75 miles south of the Missoula International Airport (MSO) which receives Delta, Northwest, United and Horizon.Airport shuttle services are available.  The property is located

  • 4 to 5 hours south of Glacier National Park
  • 5 to 6 hours west of Yellowstone National Park
  • 4 hours from Flathead Lake, Whitefish and Kalispell area of Montana
  • 5 hours from Bozeman and The Big Sky Ski & Summer Resort
  • 6 hours from Jackson, Wyoming

Contact us today to book your Montana Wilderness Adventure and take advantage of our exclusive amentities!

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