In 2016, Montana’s Triple Creek Ranch welcomed their first group of puzzlers to an official Stave Puzzle Weekend. 

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A Stave Puzzle ready to be unboxed (all photos courtesy Triple Creek Ranch)..

The intimate, tranquil nature of the Ranch proved to be a great setting to focus on these fun, diabolical puzzle challenges and the weekend was a great success.

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A Stave Puzzle.

Every year since, they host our Annual Stave Puzzle Weekend, where guests can learn more about the creation of these masterful mind-teasers and test their skills alongside fellow guests for chances to win a prized Stave Puzzle. This year’s event is March 21-25.

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Working on a Stave Puzzle.


  • Thursday Arrival and Monday Departure (Puzzling activities conclude on Sunday afternoon)
  • Welcome reception with Stave Puzzles Team
  • Three days of uninterrupted puzzling, competition and games
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Completed Stave Puzzle.

All puzzling activities are included in the all-inclusive nightly cabin rate. It is a perfect excuse to slip away for a weekend, cozied up with tea or a glass of wine. Take a break from puzzling for a horseback ride or hike through endless miles of Montana forest, and recount the story of that one stubborn hand-carved piece over the sublime options of our nightly dinner menu.

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A Stave Puzzle in progress.