Montana's Triple Creek Ranch provides luxury in the rugged outdoors.
Drink boutique wines by night and explore the Bitterroot Mountains by day during Triple Creek Ranch’s vintner weekends.
Montana’s rugged personality and remote wilderness make it an unlikely setting for a luxury property, but the element of surprise is what Triple Creek Ranch does best. Seventy-five miles from Missoula, the 28,000-acre Relais and Châteaux resort is home to 25 private log cabins, an award-winning wine program, a dizzying array of activities, gourmet seasonally sourced meals and one resident herd of elk. In summer, guests hike, bike and wrangle; in winter, they opt for skiing (Nordic and Alpine), snowshoeing and horseback riding. The minimum guest age is 16, meaning adults looking for a getaway will find the child-free zone a serene escape—especially during vintner weekends, when a select boutique winery makes a guest appearance. With a capacity of only 66, the attention to client experience means simply mentioning a favorite spirit or nibble will ensure it arrives to your cabin for happy hour—or on a picnic during an escapade in the Bitterroot Mountains. It’s these unexpected delights that make this Western retreat a little less wild. All-inclusive one-bedroom cabins from $1,050 per night
Originally published in the July/August issue of Silicon Valley