What could be more romantic than cozying up in a luxurious log cabin in the Montana wilderness, snug in front of a roaring fire, as the snow falls in the Bitterroot Mountains?
It’s the essence of an idyllic Instagram-worthy getaway, and it perfectly describes a winter stay at the legendary Triple Creek Ranch. This adults-only guest ranch offers seclusion and a sublime experience for just a handful of guests.
Accommodations, fine dining, wines and most Ranch activities are included in the nightly rate.
Surrounded by four million pristine acres of the Bitterroot National Forest, this Relais & Châteaux getaway is famed for its inventive cuisine, a roster of outdoor activities, and discreet five-star service. Triple Creek Ranch embodies the spirit of the American West with a vast collection of Western Art displayed throughout the lodge, dining room, bar, lounge, and cabins, as well as on the grounds. Just 25 cabins are tucked among towering lodge pole pines on 700 acres bordering the Bitterroot River. It’s the kind of wintery postcard snow lovers dream about.
Romance & Cabin Life
The best romantic getaways epitomize slow travel, and a stay at Triple Creek Ranch is about savoring each moment. Pairing luxury with extraordinary privacy, each log cabin has a wood-burning fireplace and is designed to evoke the very best of Montana. They feature king-size beds adorned in luxurious Pendleton bedding. Most cabins have alfresco hot tubs to better enjoy the surrounding forest in absolute silence. Couples can also choose to dine in their cabins, staying snug in a perfect romantic environment.
Wine & Dine
Chef Jacob Leatherman and his team create an inspired new menu daily in the dining room of the main lodge. The chef fuses his classical French training with the flavors of the American West, aided by a carefully curated wine cellar that has earned a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence each year since 2012.
What makes Triple Creek Ranch’s wine program even more remarkable are the Vintner Events, four-day long weekend events that spotlight some of the best-known vintners in the United States. The next one is the Schramsberg & Davies Vineyards Valentine’s Vintner Weekend, February 14-18, 2024, featuring sparkling wines, Pinot Noirs, and Cabernet Sauvignons from the Davies collection.
For those searching for good snow this winter, the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana already have some of the best coverage in the lower 48. There is nothing like horseback riding in the freshly fallen snow or heading out with a professional musher on a dog sledding adventure. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are at Chief Joseph Pass on the Continental Divide, with downhill skiing available at the nearby Lost Trail Ski Area. Triple Creek Ranch provides complimentary ski clothing, gear, lift tickets, transportation, and a packed lunch.
For those who’d like to slow down, there are daily Yoga and Guided Meditation sessions.
Visit Triple Creek Ranch for more details on a romantic winter getaway.