The Ranch at Rock Creek- Luxury Montana Ranch


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79 Carriage House Lane
Philipsburg, MT 59858
tel. 877-786-1545
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Granite County and its county seat, Philipsburg, came to life during the silver mining boom of the late 1800s. Philipsburg’s Hope Mill was the first silver mill in Montana, and nearby Granite Mill was the greatest silver producer in the state. At its peak, Philipsburg was home to more than 3,000 residents, but the Silver Crash of 1893 devastated the mining business and most of the population disappeared nearly overnight. Meanwhile, alongside the mining boom, Utah cattle baron Fred Burr introduced cattle ranching to the Flint Creek Valley in the 1850s – a pursuit that has persevered through the decades. The Ranch at Rock Creek was originally a mining claim in the late 1800s. Somewhere around the turn of the century, The Ranch was homesteaded by W.W. Shaffer and P.W. White and has since been operated continuously as a working cattle ranch. The current owner, Jim Manley, purchased the property in 2007 after a lifetime search for the perfect ranch.

With the exception of nearby Philipsburg (population approximately 930 persons), you will put anywhere from 30 to 50 miles of mountains, meadows, lakes and streams between yourself and any real evidence of civilization once you arrive at The Ranch at Rock Creek. Whether you’re looking for big mountain adventure, peaceful strolls by Rock Creek, relaxing spa treatments or all three, you’ve arrived at the right place.

While we can’t take credit for the scenery, we have designed our guest ranch to offer a unique Western style of a luxury getaway. From the carefully decorated rooms in the Granite Lodge to the unforgettable ‘glamping’ experience' in our Canvas Cabins, we have strived to maximize your comfort, enhance your enjoyment and allow you to relax fully. No matter what you have come here looking for or who you’re traveling with, The Ranch offers something for everyone and many unforgettable memories will be made.

Travel Deals and Special Offers

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1. The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana- Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing

Book a 4-night stay between September 4 and November 1, 2018 and receive over $1,200 in additional value.

Experience spectacular fishing and scenery on Montana’s best waterways. This special offer can be tailored to suit anglers of all experience levels. It includes daily casting lessons, a fly tying workshop, a complimentary full-day float and a complimentary off-ranch fishing excursion, as well as our standard all-inclusive amenities.

Learn more! Email The Ranch at Rock Creek. Call 877-786-1545. Visit their website.

2. Montana Romance Retreat

Book a 4-night stay between September 4 and November 15, 2018 and receive $1,200 in additional value.

A special offer for couples who want to rejuvenate and reconnect in the outdoors. Enjoy special additions two foot treatments and 60-minute restorative massages in the Granite Spa, a private fly fishing adventure, horseback ride or private mind & body class, and a private farm-to-table tasting and discussion with a member of The Ranch’s culinary team. Delight in an intimate, all-inclusive getaway at the world’s only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star guest ranch and glamping destination.

Learn more! Email The Ranch at Rock Creek. Call 877-786-1545. Visit their website.

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3. Luxury Spa & Nature Retreat

Book four nights between September 4 and November 15, 2018 and receive two Granite Nature Spa treatments and two mind & body wellness classes, such as yoga, meditation, forest bathing or natural movement training.

Relax on a worry-free self-care vacation while you enjoy $800 in added value along with our standard Ranch at Rock Creek inclusions; all farm-to-table meals, premium wine, beer and spirits; twice-daily activities; gear, guides and airport transfers. An ideal trip for babymoons, friends’ weekends and Mother’s Day or birthday getaways.

Learn more! Email The Ranch at Rock Creek. Call 877-786-1545. Visit their website.


There are nine rooms in The Granite Lodge, each finding design inspiration in iconic Western themes, such as the great old railroad hotels during the turn of the century and the classic guns that helped win the West. Our Lodge weaves luxury, style and authenticity together in a manner unique among guest ranches in Montana. 

We offer private cabins & log homes to provide guests with additional privacy on their ranch vacations, while easy access to the Granite Lodge remains. We have a wide variety of homes that are ideal for families and friends to spend time together.

For some, the definitive experience at our luxury guest ranch is to stay in one of our signature Canvas Cabins—the true ‘glamping’ experience. Yards from Rock Creek, these ‘tents,’ as they are casually called, offer the best way to feel a part of nature. They are individually furnished in a rustic camp style, featuring private baths, comfortable beds with luxurious bedding and the murmur of the creek running by just outside your front door. The luxury canvas cabins are truly the best of both worlds, a luxury guest ranch experience rooted in the deepest creekside privacy. Immerse yourself in nature by staying in one of our eight canvas cabins.


All rates include full board with breakfast, lunch & dinner in the Granite Lodge and/or the Blue Canteen. Also included are all premium wine, beer and spirits during meals or in the Silver Dollar Saloon. Our coffee & tea bar is available throughout the day, as well as regularly provided snacks. Social hour is hosted daily in the Great Room featuring appetizers and signature cocktails prior to dinner. We also offer a kids’ menu.

There are various special dining events at The Ranch on a weekly basis. Those include:
- Our Dutch oven dinner on the Granite Lodge’s flagstone
- Rodeo bison burger BBQ at the Blue Canteen
- Chefs’ grill on the Granite Lodge’s flagstone
- Chef ’s tasting menu in the Dining Room of the Granite Lodge
In addition to our array of dining options, we offer a myriad of entertainment in the Silver Dollar Saloon. Whether you prefer to sit down to an after dinner drink at the bar or the ball rolling in our four-lane bowling alley, the Saloon offers a variety of games that everyone will enjoy.


The ranch has a large variety of activities to choose from. All on ranch activities are included in the rate. Horseback ride through peaceful meadows or to a ridge-top view. Arena lessons for children and adults are also available. All riding at The Ranch is Western-style, which is designed for comfort during long hours on the trail. The horseback riding program includes one- and two-hour trail rides, arena riding lessons, the art of horse communication class, carriage and wagon rides, and introductory lessons to pole bending and barrel racing (for experienced riders only). The Ranch also hosts a weekly in-house rodeo during the summer season.

The Ranch at Rock Creek provides all guests with the opportunity to find their inner sharpshooter. With four separate shooting ranges available year-round, we can accommodate some of the most popular shooting disciplines, utilizing the most current and recognized equipment available to challenge avid shooters and train amateurs alike. The Ranch at Rock Creek encompasses four miles of private access and pristine river frontage on acclaimed blue ribbon trout stream Rock Creek. Our experienced guides will share their secrets of the stream to ensure each day of fishing is exceptional. A unique hiking archery course, with eleven 3-D targets, sits nestled into the hillside behind the Granite Lodge. The Ranch offers a genuine Western equine program with a variety of disciplines available to satisfy every guest.

In addition to these activities, we do provide the following: Mountain Biking, Hiking, Ropes Course, Little Grizzlies Kids Club, Wildlife Watching, Stagecoach Rides, Horseshoes, Outdoor Swimming Pool & Hot Tub, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Snowmobiling, Snowcat tours, Sauna services, Entertainment in the Silver Dollar Saloon: bowling, billiards, shuffleboard, movie cinema & board games. The ranch features a full-service spa and several off-ranch excursions such as Fly-Fishing Float Trips, Sapphire Hunting, Ghost Town Tours and Hot Air Balloon Rides for an additional fee.

Area Attractions

• Granite Ghost Town
• Historic Philipsburg
• Gem Mountain Sapphire Mining
• Georgetown Lake Recreational Area
• The Blue Ribbon designated Rock Creek

At a Glance

The Ranch at Rock Creek is a luxury destination guest ranch that brings together upscale amenities, limitless outdoor activities and distinctive accommodations while providing an authentic “True West” lifestyle without sacrificing true comfort.


Western Montana, near Philipsburg


Missoula International (MSO), Butte (BTM), Bozeman (BZN) and Helena (HLN)

Riding Style/ Ability

Western Pleasure
Beginner to Expert


Year Round


125 guests across 29 accommodations

Payment Methods

Cash, check, debit/ credit, wire transfers.
This ranch works with Travel Agents.