With 29 rooms and a wide range of activities on offer for family fun, The Ranch at Rock Creek is one of the best ranches in Montana.
Whether you want to enjoy fly fishing on Rock Creek River (which flows through the property) or ride through pine trails spanning 6600 acres, there’s something for everyone.
Other great family-friendly activities include clay-shooting, archery, hiking and rodeo round outs.
The Ranch at Rock Creek is the ultimate family holiday destination, catering to everyone in style. Located in the mountains of central Montana and set among ten square miles of rugged Montana ranchland just outside Philipsburg, guests experience limitless outdoor recreational opportunities, outstanding accommodation, cuisine and a full-service spa.
Surrounded by meadows, lakes and streams, you will find yourself in a luxury western ranch that has left no stone unturned to provide the ultimate western experience. Be it fly fishing, horse-riding, rodeo, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, hiking or shooting some clays, there is an activity always on offer. Other activities include ten-pin bowling or catch a movie in the cinema.
The fishing in the region is superb. The ranch has five miles of private water on Rock Creek which can be fished with a guide or alone.
Rock Creek gets a superb salmon-fly hatch in June and July which is an experience in itself. There are various meadow streams and forested creeks. The ranch also has numerous spring-fed ponds where Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout abound.
There are various types of accommodation that range from finely fitted out canvas tents on the banks of Rock Creek with private facilities that give that authentic outdoor experience, to themed lodge rooms in the fine granite lodge, to a range of private log cabins/residences to cater for small and large groups.
The dining is an experience in itself with locally-sourced produce and a regionally inspired cuisine such as organic beef, elk, bison, fresh fish, seasonal local fruits, vegetables and fresh herbs, all enhanced by an inspired wine list.
Fishing is on the four and a half miles of private water on Rock Creek as well as on its five spring-fed lakes. The stretch of river is broken down into five beats which are rested to give clients fresh water to fish. Up to eight anglers can be accommodated and the guiding is included in the travel package. There are four resident guides at the ranch and additional fishing guides can be sourced for large groups. The fishing is by walking and wading, except where you go off the ranch and can float on the neighbouring rivers of the Bitterroot, Clark Fork and Blackfoot. Fishing is available on other stretches of the Rock Creek and Flint Creek. The lake at Georgetown is another option about twenty minutes’ drive away and offers wonderful dry-fly fishing.
There is a tackle shop at the ranch and courtesy equipment is available to use. However, we would advise all anglers to take their own waders, rods, reels, lines, terminal tackle and flies.
Rods and tackle in the 3-5 weight range are adequate. Dry flies, nymphs and streamer patterns all work. A floating line works for most situations but it is always worth carrying a sink tip line with you.
Wading is generally trouble-free and the fishing is generally very productive. The river is populated with Cutthroats that make up about half the Trout population, with an even split of Rainbows and Browns making up the rest. There is also the chance to catch a rare Bull Trout as the river holds a small population. Most fish are in the fourteen- to the seventeen-inch range with larger specimens caught each year, around twenty to twenty-four inches.
There are various international flight options to the USA. Take an internal four to five-hour flight to Bozeman, Missoula or Butte and then a one to two-hour drive to the lodge.
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Our tailored fly fishing and accommodation itineraries are designed with you in mind to suit your preferences. They are also quoted in your local currency with very favourable exchange rates.
Fly Odyssey has access to the best guiding and lodging rates, suitable tides and updated availability to this destination which can vary throughout the season.
This includes flight bookings, transit accommodation, transfers and a host of non-angling activities and experiences.
We specialise in group stays to the region, and our long involvement with our partners on the ground in Montana will ensure you are well looked after both on and off the water.
This includes extended stays in Montana and throughout North America.
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Our knowledge of travel logistics saves you time, and our highly experienced team is here to ensure it’s spent on the water and not at the desk or on a long flight connection that you didn’t require. Since 2006 we have developed a valued client-base that has travelled to all corners of the globe.
We are a fully-accredited travel agency, where all of our flights, accommodation and associated travel bookings are made in-house, which means that you pay less. We have access to a huge range of specials, deals, great volume pricing and excellent currency exchange rates, allowing us to pass these benefits directly onto you.
On the fishing front, our extensive expertise and experience around prime seasons, species, moon-phases, tides and personalised customer service is centred around one principal – preparation. This includes detailed gear and equipment lists, the fly patterns, transfer details, up-to-date fishing reports and some of the finer aspects that can often be overlooked.
We travel extensively and understand that your free-time is important. Just as we all understand from experience, that the key to a successful trip is pre-trip preparation.
Our highly experienced team has fly fished the world for the last 25 years, and we understand the considerations and gear needed to turn a good fly fishing trip into a great one.
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