Hotel of the week: The Ranch at Rock Creek, Near Philipsburg, Mont.
The Ranch at Rock Creek offers “one of the prettiest riverfront spreads in the state,” said MacKenzie Geidt in Sunset.
This luxury ranch deserves “trip-of-a-lifetime status,” even if that trip will be “anything but cheap,” said MacKenzie Geidt in Sunset. The theme is “Wild West goes glam,” with Percheron-led sleigh rides embarking just outside the luxurious spa. Archery, paintball, fly-fishing, and ice-skating can also keep you busy, but it’s just as tempting to while away the hours with a book in front of a fireplace. Located just a short drive from Missoula and Butte, the resort also delivers “celestial cuisine and endlessly flowing wine,” all on “one of the prettiest riverfront spreads in the state.” theranchatrockcreek.com; doubles from $1,900