Giddy Up, Buckaroos! Triple Creek Ranch Spring Events

Save the dates! Triple Creek Ranch is an award-winning luxury ranch resort in western Montana, approximately 75 miles south of Missoula. An all-inclusive mountain retreat for adults and children aged 16 and older. Our favorite ‘adult’ Dude Ranch offers Signature events January – June. In the spring, following the high spirits of winter holidays, the ranch settles down to a leisurely pace that affords opportunities to share their Signature Events, delving deeper into their indoor ranch passions. Food, Wine, Art, Fly fishing and Cowboy culture, explore the Triple Creek Ranch experience, with a long starter weekend and come back for summer riding!

The intrinsic beauty of Montana, the expertise of their event partners, and the camaraderie of kindred spirits all converge in the serene mountain ranch resort setting, creating unforgettable encounters. With a small number of exceptions for select activities, the unique programming during their Signature Event weekends commands no additional fee for participation. They provide keepsake chef aprons, art supplies, exquisitely talented professionals and an awful lot of fun.

Their vintner partners work hard throughout the year tending to vines, harvesting, pressing and devoting constant attention to the fermentation process. When they join Triple Creek for their signature Vintner Weekends, they get to relax and share the fruits of their labor with guests. Vintners join guests at play, enjoying various ranch activities. Wine tastings and pairings are enhanced by the knowledge imparted during informal seminars and impromptu conversation.

Wine tasters or puzzlers – rope your partner or round up a group of girlfriends to ride and sip!

Triple Creek Ranch has a robust schedule of Vintner Events lined up for 2019. These Signature events are infused with the distinct personalities of each vintner partner and offer guests an intimate experience with preeminent winemakers from the fertile valleys of Northern California and Oregon. They are an ideal combination of adventure and some serious wine appreciation in our serene mountain setting. Over the course of the weekend you’ll enjoy wine tastings with the visiting vintner, wine pairing dinners, special activities and seminars, plus outdoor and indoor activities ranging from fly-fishing and horseback riding to hiking and guided nature tours. Whether you are a budding wine connoisseur or a seasoned professional, Vintner weekends promise to please the palate of foodies and oenophiles alike.

  • January 18 to 21      Chloe Wine Collection and Complimentary Dog Sledding!
  • February 14 to 17     Rasa Vineyards Treat your Valentine!
  • March 14 to 17        Spottswoode Estate
  • May 16 to 19           Hill Family Estate
  • May 23 to 26           Chappellet Winery
May 30 to June 1      Ridge Vineyards

Stave Puzzles Save the Date April 25 – 29, 2019 Stave Puzzle Weekend!

Triple Creek Ranch is proud to be in partnership with Vermont based Stave Puzzles. For over 40 years, Stave Puzzles has been handcrafting wooden jigsaw puzzles, each custom piece meticulously hand cut from cherry wood. Irregular edges, special cutting features and whimsical silhouette puzzle pieces are trademarks of these notoriously clever works of art that provide endless hours of entertainment. As a Relais & Chateaux luxury resort partner with Stave, the Ranch displays their customized puzzle boards in the Activity Center and the Rooftop Lounge. Upon completion, each puzzle is replaced with a new challenge. These are no ordinary puzzles and be warned, just like their Sapphire Panning, Stave Puzzle solving is habit-forming!

Ranch at Rock Creek

Summer and autumn have swept past me and I’ve fallen behind on reporting on my adventures…summer trends – rustic romance, endless horizons and ink black night skies, to a bay area resident, the twinkling Montana sky resembles the magical dome of a planetarium. Adventure and glamping make for a superb visit to Ranch at Rock Creek, just a short distance from Missoula.The Forbes Five Star guest ranch has more activities than one can actually enjoy in a week, something for everyone and whenever you feel like moseying out from your rustically elegant and very comfy lodge room or an over the top Glamping Tent, set on the banks of the gurgling Rock Creek. Camping in the most elegant style, bug free, full indoor bath and a roaring stove to ward off the cool night chill. Private homes, lodge rooms and the elegant Glamping Tents easily accommodate a large family gathering. Ski and cross country adventures during winter season or ice-skate atop the frozen Bikini Beach pond; or be lazy and enjoy a sleigh ride around the pristine snow covered Montana terrain.

No schedules, other than meals, this fully inclusive lodge has a small weekly rodeo with tiny cowhands barely able to mount a goat to full-size burly cowpokes and fearless cowgirls willing to take their chances on a bucking bull.

Summer barn dances,horseback riding, archery, fly fishing on a pristine Blue Ribbon Creek, shooting sports, rope courses, geocaching, mountain biking…oh, did I mention the cinema and bowling alley for keeping kiddos occupied after their day at Little Grizzly’s Camp?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARanch at Rock Creek is not just for families, great girlfriend glamping weekend or travel with a group of old friends and enjoy memorable experiences combined with rugged adventure.

Executive chef Josh Drage and his team turnout noteworthy meals, seemingly all day long, boundless and bountiful delicious recipes, including braised Elk Shoulder, which was scrumptious! Recipe: DIGITAL CAMERAGiddy up and call me to reserve Ranch at Rock Creek – Highly recommend!