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Triple Creek Ranch

Triple Creek Ranch, Big Hole National Battlefield

At a Glance

    Pros

  • superb farm-to-table cuisine
  • romantic setting (no kids allowed)
  • incredible workshops, from cooking to photography
  • outdoor activities aplenty
  • total seclusion

    Cons

  • no cell service
  • no handicap-accessible cabins
  • not family-friendly
  • off-ranch activities pricey
  • total seclusion

Triple Creek Ranch Review

This cowboy-chic sanctuary is distinguished by its attentive service and seasonal cooking. Lavishly appointed log cabins nestled amid 1.6 million acres of Montana's Bitterroot National Forest provide a wonderful sense of heritage with log post beds, Western-themed quilts, spectacular photos, and world-class local artworks. Most offer wood-burning fireplaces and private outdoor hot tubs, in addition to such luxuries as plush terry robes and Blu-ray players. Foodies savor superb regional dishes from Chef Jacob Leatherman such as pan-seared golden trout with salsify salad and caper-brown butter sauce. Rates include trail rides, hikes, tennis, fly-fishing and casting lessons (Orvis endorses the resort), snowshoeing, three meals daily with a multi-course gourmet dinner, house wines and cocktails, and more. Additional offsite activities (incurring a surcharge) take full advantage of the nearby Bitterroot and Sapphire Ranges or Salmon River: heli-hiking, photo safaris, summer cattle drives, whitewater rafting, guided wildlife watching, snowmobiling, mountain biking, ATV rides, and cross-country and downhill skiing. Special activities such as artists' workshops, Western Horsemanship weekends and vintners' programs are held several times annually.

2011 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winner

Nature's Artistry
The ambience at this remote, ravishing retreat in Montana's Bitterroot National Forest is so amorous, locals joke that even the bears rut out of season. The emphasis is on truly getting away from it all (many cabins are a half-mile or more from the main lodge and your nearest neighbors are inquisitive elk). Low-key yet high-tech, you'll be roughing it in style with all the modern conveniences from Blu-ray DVD players to private outdoor hot tubs, Wi-Fi to wood-burning fireplace. The intensive weekends focusing on photography, horsemanship, cooking, or wine (bringing in vintners from such celebrated wineries as Napa's Chateau Montelena) are especially noteworthy, and you can expect the superlative fare and service that are hallmarks of all Relais et Châteaux properties.

    Hotel Details

  • 23 cabins.
  • Rate includes all-inclusive.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Mar., mid-Nov.–mid-Dec.

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