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What Gives The Ranch An Extra Sparkle?

A Forbes Travel Guide Distinction

The Ranch at Rock Creek is honored to be recognized as the first and only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel in the world. Our wonderful guests, the media and our friends in the luxury travel and hospitality community have been so gracious in sending their congratulations and sharing our news. We are very appreciative.

Forbes Travel Guide has hundreds of selection criteria.  Obviously, their experts reviewed our rustic, yet elegant accommodations on the Blue Ribbon trout fishery, Rock Creek.  But, we are curious. We wonder if it was our Canvas Cabins and 19th Century Historic Barn that clinched it for us – the secret sauce, an extra sparkle to our shine.

The Ranch at Rock Creek features luxury camping, known as glamping in Montana

Most people don’t connect Five Stars with a cabin or a barn.  But after spending time at The Ranch at Rock Creek, they do.  

Many of our guests share with us that their Ranch vacation under the big Montana sky is one of the most memorable vacations they’ve ever shared with loved ones. Last summer, Travel Channel captured a glimpse of Wild West glamping and how memories are made here.

The Ranch at Rock Creek's family glamping tents are distinctly furnished in a rustic camp style

In warmer months, families love spending their days together engaged in privately-guided activities. Young cowboys and cowgirls, eager to learn about rodeo, aquatic insects and wild animal tracks at the Flint’s Forest Rangers Kids Club during the day, have extra fun being closer to nature when they return to “their own” canvas cabin or barn at night.


In the evening, after sharing a world-class meal prepared by Executive Chef Josh Drage and a trip to the ever-entertaining Silver Dollar Saloon, guests are often eager to get back to their cherished spot along Rock Creek before it gets too late.


They tell us it’s the sounds and scents of nature and the luxurious and comfortable surroundings, with the creek just steps away, they want to savor.