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Elopements and Micro-Weddings

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary events. Buck convention for a one-of-a-kind elopement or micro-wedding at the world’s first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star ranch. Intimate weddings are stress-free and fully tailored to your tastes.

Our team executes customized elopement services with 16 people or less for the simple fee of $2,000 in addition to our all-inclusive rates.


All-Inclusive Elopements

  • Coordination, ceremony (see below for full list)
  • Luxury accommodations and amenities
  • Daily coffee, tea and pastries, breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner
  • Unlimited premium beer, wine and spirits, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
  • Twice daily, on-property activities including guides and gear
  • Airport transfers

What's Included in a Ranch at Rock Creek Elopement?

On-site wedding coordination with bridal bouquet, groom’s boutonniere and mobile speaker unit for music


Ceremony inspired by the Montana’s breathtaking landscape with on-site officiant, license and filing

Wedding cake and Relais & Chateaux farm-to-table cuisine, along with our always all-inclusive amenities

Elopement Venues

Scroll right to view options for intimate ceremonies and private receptions.

Availability depends upon party size and seasonal availability. Additional costs are associated with some private events.

Sample Elopement Itinerary

Scroll to the right to see a sample of a curated elopement itinerary at The Ranch at Rock Creek.

*Indicates services that are available at additional cost

Romantic Accommodations

Scroll right to view our most romantic accommodations, perfect for eloping couples and an extended honeymoon stay.


The Ranch’s vast lands and secluded lodge and glamping accommodations provide an idyllic start for your next chapter. Learn more about our honeymoon possibilities. Incorporate a bucket list honeymoon into your elopement plans. Set out on your first adventures as a married couple with a curated itinerary featuring included private adventures, Granite Spa treatments and plenty of respite in your romantic accommodation.

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The Ranch includes 32 activities in our daily rates, so no additional costs are associated with a Five-Star honeymoon. Private activities include horseback riding, fly fishing, shooting sports (5 ranges), Respite on Rock Creek, hiking, geotagging, photography classes, archery, disc golf, frontier skills, sapphire mining, e-bikes, Ride Along with a Rancher, Silver Dollar Saloon and 12+ winter activities.

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Special Offers

A special getaway for couples who want to rejuvenate and reconnect in the outdoors – perfect for a honeymoon after your elopement. Book a four-night stay between August 24 and November 15, 2020 and receive three exclusive experiences valued at $1,200.

Special additions include guided couples’ excursions with a picnic lunch, curated Granite Spa treatments and farm-to-table culinary experiences. Delight in an intimate, all-inclusive getaway at the world’s first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star guest ranch and glamping destination.

Offer Details


  • Do honeymoons cost extra at The Ranch?
  • Are airport transfers included?
  • What is the climate like in Montana?
  • What is the environment like in Southwest Montana?
  • Is social distancing practiced on activities?
  • Are private meals available?
  • What type of clothing should we pack?

No. Everything above, with the exception of Granite Spa treatments, are part of our all-inclusive rates. Choosing your favorite style of accommodation, private activities and dining locations allows us to craft the honeymoon itinerary of your dreams without adding additional cost.

Including activities, farm-to-table dining and all Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star luxury amenities means that you relax fully into your stay without extra hassle.

Airport transfers are available and included from Missoula, Butte and Anaconda airports. A Ranch employee will greet guests at the airport and drive them to The Ranch. Masks will be required during transportation. Water and snacks are available for the drive.

If guests prefer to drive themselves or do not wish to wear masks, a Ranch employee will greet guests at the airport and provide a complimentary private vehicle from Enterprise car rental agency for guests to transport themselves to The Ranch. They will be ushered to The Ranch with our driver leading the way. (Advanced notice required)

Each couple or family will receive their own vehicle so that social distancing with non-family members will be maintained. We will collect flight information prior to arrival.

Located at 5,200 feet, The Ranch has a typical mountain climate. We recommend layers and boots for all seasons.


April – H: 52° | L: 26°
May – H: 61° | L: 24°
June – H: 70° | L: 41°


July – H: 81° | L: 46°
Aug – H: 80° | L: 44°


Sept – H: 68° | L: 36°
Oct – H: 55° | L: 27°
Nov – H: 43° | L: 16°


Dec – H: 32° | L: 5°
Jan – H: 32° | L: 7°
Feb – H: 35° | L: 9°
Mar – H: 44° | L: 19

The Ranch property is comprised of mountains, soft hills, meadows, pasture, forest, a mountain-fed creek and gravel roads. It is a short distance from the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest and the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness Area, as well as Discovery Ski Area. Nestled at the base of the John Long Mountains, our 6,600 acres of ranch land also encompasses four miles of frontage along Rock Creek, a Blue Ribbon designated fishery that flows into the Clark Fork River. To the far south, soft rolling hills give way to snow-capped peaks of the Pintler Mountains. Northward, cottonwood trees stretch along the valley floor following the creek flowing deep into the Sapphire Mountains.

Yes, The Ranch has added more activities to ensure there are a plethora of safe and fulfilling outdoor activities for your group. View the list above to learn more about what’s available for groups.

Guides and staff will wear masks and gloves during the moments when social distancing isn’t possible. We will ask guests to do the same in those rare instances. Out on the trail or activity, once six feet of distance can be maintained, face masks will not be required. If a guest does need assistance that requires guides to go within six feet it is mandatory that wranglers and guests put on their masks.

In order to execute this, we ask that all guests walk or bike to their activities (to avoid vehicle usage). We also stagger our activity start times to avoid crowds in the Rod & Gun Club. We ask that you be on time for your activity. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you may not be able to take part in your activity.

Read more about our activities department’s efforts to provide safe and sanitary fun.

Yes! A couple can choose to dine in their accommodation for any or all of their meals. If they would like more traditional hosted service, they can book meals in the Granite Lodge or a Pastoral Picnic lunch where tables are set apart for minimal interaction with other guests. 

For a small fee, or included in the elopement package, couples can dine on one of The Ranch’s vistas or secluded outdoor location (weather permitting). Please see our event venues for more information about these spaces.

As evidenced from the wide range of weather (see above) in the Montana Rockies, we highly suggest packing layers. Mornings and evenings in Montana are chilly, afternoons have warmer temperatures.

All equipment needed for activities is provided through Rod & Gun Club. However, we do suggest that you pack your own hiking boots, hats, sunglasses, gloves and other commonly used items to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Riding boots with a one inch heel are recommended.