View all newsletters
Latest in Luxury - Sign up to our weekly newsletter
  1. Top Adventures
May 18, 2021updated Jul 01, 2022

Live the Ranch Life at Rock Creek

Montana’s John Long mountain range, nestled in a spotless valley, is where you’ll find The Ranch at Rock Creek.

By Samantha Coles

Montana’s John Long mountain range, nestled in a spotless valley, is where you’ll find The Ranch at Rock Creek. This dude ranch is an authentic 19th-century homestead featuring 29 accommodations (17 of which are in separate, secluded buildings—think luxe hybrid glamping tents and two-story log cabins set into the hillside) spread across 6,000 acres. The entire resort is available for exclusive use, and the ranch has recently partnered with Jet Edge, so you can board one of their aircraft, including a Gulfstream GIV/GV or a late model Bombardier Challenger 300/350s, to ensure utmost privacy and safety. When you arrive at the ranch, you’ll soon discover there are more activities than you can shake a stick at: fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, photography workshops, scavenger hunts and the ‘5 Peaks’ geotagging challenge. All equipment for activities is provided (including cameras).

To really get deep into nature, try your hand at the survivalist experience where you’ll learn to build your own shelter, or head out with a naturalist to learn about the natural history of the unique Rock Creek Valley—the valley was carved by Glacial Lake Missoula during the last ice age, and it still boasts a thriving waterway in its namesake stream. In such a pristine location, it’s no surprise that sustainability and environmental best practices are at the heart of this working ranch: It eliminated all single-use plastic in 2019 and is the only US charter member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World eco-lodge collection. Activities director Patrick Little also founded the Clark Fork Cleanup effort, where volunteers from the ranch partnered with nearby organizations to successfully remove three tons of trash from the Clark Fork River.

Best for: Getting back (and giving back) to nature

From $79,000 exclusive use in winter season; $149,000 in summer. Contact Jon Martin, general manager,, +1 877 786 1545,

[Back to Top Adventures 2021]

Content from our partners
Nightcap: Enjoy Live Music All Summer at Nemacolin Resort
How to Enjoy America’s Cup 2024 in Barcelona
From Mexico to Manhattan: Clase Azul’s Latest Tequila Captures NYC

Select and enter your email address Be the first to know about the latest in luxury lifestyle. Get the latest news on hotel openings and in-depth travel guides. Get insider access to exclusive promotions and special offers from our luxury partners.
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thank you for subscribing to Elite Traveler.

Websites in our network