there’S a SenSe of quiet that comes over you in Montana. Maybe it’s the vastness of the state (it’s the fourth largest after Alaska, Texas and California), the scarcity of tall buildings, which inspired its “big sky country” moniker, or the fact that it’s home to more cattle than people.
The most beautiful of the treasure state’s many gems can be found near the Sapphire Mountains in the heart of western Montana. The Ranch at Rock Creek is a 6,600-acre all-inclusive luxury dude ranch designed for discerning travellers like Kate Bosworth and Scarlett Johansson, who both held their weddings on the property. The ranch is home to 29 one-of-a-kind accommodations that range from well-appointed lodge rooms to luxury homes and stunning creekside glamping cabins. Once your accommodations at this Relais & Châteaux property are booked, ranch ambassadors work with you to curate a bespoke itinerary of activities to help you make the most of your rustic-chic honeymoon. Choose between exhilarating local pastimes like horseback riding, target sports, fly fishing, hiking, archery and a host of other seasonal activities while exploring the ranch’s meadows, forests and namesake creek. The dining experiences at The Ranch at Rock Creek are perhaps the most exciting of all. Executive chef Josh Drage creates elaborate farm- and ranch-totable tasting menus complemented by fine wines and craft beers that truly celebrate the best that Montana has to offer. Ranch evenings are capped off at the on-site saloon, complete with a bowling alley, where guests can mingle over craft cocktails.
Tucked into elegant Western accommodations next to a roaring fire surrounded by rolling hills and distant snow-capped mountain peaks, Montana’s appeal is undeniable and for a peaceful rest after months of wedding planning, there’s simply no better escape.—J.O.
The Ranch at Rock Creek is the world’s best spot for a cowboy-chic honeymoon.
Camping goes glam with The Ranch’s plush cabins.