We’re all for starting the new year off with a bang, say on a Wild West adventure at the Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana. Well, a rugged escape with high-end cabins, a supreme spa (saddle sore soak, anyone?) and loads of space to roam, that is.
Style Sundance saloon
Setting Wild Montana countryside
Why this week? Carolling may be behind us, but we’re still humming let it snow… let it snow… let it snow… and gearing up for wintery outdoor thrills (we have to work off our holiday excess somehow). Lucky for us, the Ranch at Rock Creek is offering five per cent off three-night stays plus free ski passes at Discovery Ski Area – with 67 diverse trails – exclusively for Smith members. Just book before 27 March to hit the slopes for less.
Our favourite bits More than a cowboy-themed show for city slickers, the hotel is set on 6,000 awe-inspiring acres and is home to an authentic working cattle ranch. This time of year, our favourite way to explore the glorious grounds – with an ice skating rink, horse stables and fishing ponds – is cosied up beneath a blanket on a sleigh ride. Especially when that’s followed by a hot toddy in the Silver Dollar Saloon or a cuddle beside the wood-burning stove in our kitted-out tent on the banks of Rock Creek.
Mr & Mrs Smith say… ‘Ever fancied running off to the Montana wilderness and pretending to be Clint Eastwood or Paul Newman? At the Ranch at Rock Creek, any cowboy fantasy can come true. Classic Hollywood stars might not be guaranteed, but every other detail will be at this working ranch – fly-fish down by the creek, hop on a horse at the stables, get a strike at the bowling alley, buy a cowboy kit at the Mercantile or be soothed at the spa…’ Read the full The Ranch at Rock Creek review