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Breakfast

Coffee, Tea and Pastries in Your Accommodation | Freshly made pastries, coffee and tea arrive at your doorstep each morning. Whether you want to wake with the sun for a morning walk or nibble on a croissant as you read the news wrapped up in luxury linens, pastries made by our Pastry Chef Chris Whitten arrive with a cup of cowboy coffee served from a classic thermos each morning.


Breakfast in the Buckle Barn | Enjoy hearty breakfast fare created by AM Chef Tom Gillespie daily from 7:30 to 10am at the Buckle Barn. Ranch breakfast favorites, like our farm fresh egg scramble and lemon ricotta blueberry pancakes with a side of locally smoked bacon, give guests a jumpstart on their adventures.

 

Cowboy Breakfast (Summer) | Breathe in the crisp morning air as you journey to a beautiful and peaceful setting overlooking the valley floor. Guests can choose to arrive at breakfast as part of a morning horseback ride, cross-country bike ride with the General Manager or hiking adventure. Wagon rides to Piney Pond can be booked for groups, with arrival times for wagons at 8:15am, 8:45am and 9:15am. Arrive at Piney Pond for a fireside breakfast—enjoying cowboy coffee and both hearty and light fare, featuring Chef Drage’s Dutch oven dining experience. After breakfast, return to the wagon or continue on your morning adventure.

Lunch

Lunch in the Buckle Barn | Return to the Buckle Barn between noon and 3pm to relax every day throughout the year. Refuel for a day on the range like a cowboy would with a Copper City Chop sandwich, Montana wagyu beef burger or picnic all year long with a fresh salad and sweet potato sandwich. Our chefs include choices for all tastes and dietary needs.

Happy Hour on the Porch

Every night between 5 and 7pm, we bring the bar to your accommodation. Our bartenders craft seasonal cocktails and recommend local beers and exceptional wines that will whet your appetite for the meal ahead. Toast to the day’s adventures with your favorite drink and small bites.

Opt to join us on the Aspen deck in the Granite Lodge, where our servers will bring your favorite drink and small bites to you so you can gaze upon the Rock Creek Valley serenaded by birds and the fluttering of Quaking Aspen leaves.

Dinner | Summer

Reserve dinner between 6 and 9pm in the Granite Lodge or Patio. Each night features a different culinary tour of Western Montana.

Monday | Overland Route Tasting Menu | Travelers called by the beauty of the Wild West disembark at the Granite Lodge Dining Room or their accommodation. Join Chef Drage for a culinary journey that channels the cuisine found on an expedition across the Western Territories.


Tuesday | Rodeo Barbeque on the Buckle Barn Lawn | Snack on watermelon or Flathead cherries and drink brews and sodas while you enjoy our Tuesday summer ranch rodeo, followed by a barbeque on the Buckle Barn Lawn. Ranch style recipes include barbeque ribs and chicken, beans, corn bread and blueberry cobbler.


Wednesday | Homestead Supper Club | Executive Chef Josh Drage channels early 1900s Montana supper clubs, where every meal starts with a classic cocktail and feels like a celebration. Dine on the freshest seafood and delectable cuts of meat like Montana beef tenderloin with Dungeness crab and sauce Béarnaise or High Line Montana rib roast.


Thursday | Chef’s Grill | Step outside each Thursday in the warmer months for farm-to-table fare served family style on picnic tables on the Granite Lodge Flagstone or in your accommodation. Our kitchen prepares the season’s harvest in a combination of healthy, distinctive dishes paired with grilled Montana wagyu beef bavette and wild line-caught salmon in an al fresco setting.

Friday | Chef’s Tasting Menu | Friday night is considered the grand night for destination dining in restaurants around the world. The Ranch’s culinary team rises to the occasion with a multi-course gastronomic tour of the ranches and farms of Western Montana with artfully paired wines. Served on Friday year-round.


Saturday | Barn Dance | Come together after a day of activities with fellow guests at the Buckle Barn lawn for lawn games, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Savor ranch comfort food such as meatloaf, white BBQ chicken and seasonal salads from our local purveyors – all served family style. After dinner enjoy live music from regional bands that will surly get your boot scootin’.


Sunday | Sunday Supper | Our culinary team serves the classics on the most comfortable day of the week. Delight in fried chicken, Quaxacan chili rubbed tri-tip and our celebrated mac and cheese. The unique Sunday supper is served family style outdoors at the Granite Lodge or in your accommodation.

 

Scroll below to get a taste of our Ranch dinners during the warmer months.

Dinner | Winter, Fall, Spring

Reserve dinner between 6 and 9pm in the Granite Lodge or Patio. Each night features a different culinary tour of Western Montana.

Monday | Overland Route Tasting Menu | Travelers called by the beauty of the Wild West disembark at the Granite Lodge Dining Room or their accommodation. Join Chef Drage for a culinary journey that channels the cuisine found on an expedition across the Western Territories.


Tuesday | Northwest Barbeque | Smell the scents of pecan wood wafting from our custom-built smoker by the Granite Lodge. Our Northwest barbeque features classic smoked meats served alongside fresh Pacific Northwest coastal flavors, like smoked oysters in Calabrian chili. Accompaniments are inspired by Dutch oven classics passed down to our chefs through the generations and served family style—so you can always reach for seconds.


Wednesday | Homestead Supper Club | Executive Chef Josh Drage channels early 1900s Montana supper clubs, where every meal starts with a classic cocktail and feels like a celebration. Dine on the freshest seafood and delectable cuts of meat like Montana beef tenderloin with Dungeness crab and sauce Béarnaise or High Line Montana rib roast.

Thursday | Montana Craft Beer Dinner | Beer connoisseurs will delight in our Thursday menu emboldened by Montana’s thriving brewery culture. Served in the spring, fall and winter, this multi-course meal features pub-influenced dishes served with epicurean élan. Each selection is paired with local beer or cider complementing the pallet during an inventive meal.


Friday | Chef’s Tasting Menu | Friday night is considered the grand night for destination dining in restaurants around the world. The Ranch’s culinary team rises to the occasion with a multi-course gastronomic tour of the ranches and farms of Western Montana with artfully paired wines. Served on Friday year-round.


Saturday | Black Pine Dinner | Warm up from the crisp Montana air and enjoy a notable western dinner that brings the great outdoors into the Granite Lodge Dining Room or your accommodation. The unique Black Pine Dinner is served family style and features grass-finished beef tomahawks and sustainably harvested seafood.


Sunday | Home on the Ranch | Our Executive Chef’ Drage’s creations deliver nourishment and comfort to your soul on a quiet ranch evening in the Granite Lodge Dining Room or your accommodation.

 

Scroll below to get a taste of our Ranch dinners during the cooler months.

Dining Frequently Asked Questions

  • How has your dining program adapted to ensure guest safety?
  • What if I prefer to dine in my accommodation?
  • How will my dinner be served?
  • How does your kitchen ensure sanitary cooking procedures?
  • Can I customize my order?

We have reduced the number of tables in our dining spaces and added required reservations to ensure there is plenty of room to safely interact and plenty of time to sanitize spaces.

Please inquire with the Front Desk about reserving in-room dining during your stay.

If you join us for reserved dining in the Granite Lodge, Pastoral Creekside Picnics or Buckle Barn lawn, your meal will be specially prepared for your party.

If not plated, meals will be served family style to avoid cross-contamination. Meals like our Black Pine Dinner have been served like this for years, and allow guests to choose a variety of dishes and go back for more of their favorites.

Ranch staff is dutifully following all CDC recommended guidelines across The Ranch. For dining, this means detailed cleaning throughout the day.

In addition our kitchen is using a zone system to execute service and avoid introducing contaminants to ready to eat surfaces.

We note all dietary preferences before check in. Our new in-room ordering service allows you to customize your order even more.

Servers and staff will still be available to execute Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star dining service and provide recommendations to elevate your dining experience.