FRESHWATER   >   MONTANA, USA
THE RANCH AT ROCK CREEK

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The Ranch at Rock Creek is one of the finest ranch locations in Montana. This twenty-nine room property is ideally suited to a family holiday with a large variety of activities available onsite, from fly-fishing on the four miles of Rock Creek river frontage that flows through the property to riding through the 6600 acres of rolling pine trails.

Clay-shooting, archery, hiking and weekly rodeo round out what can be a non-stop week of activities with something to do for all the family.

  • Season: June to October
  • Wild Brown Trout, Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout
  • Wide range of non-fishing activities
  • Luxury Ranch stay
  • Remote wilderness location
  • Ideal for couples and families
  • Average temperatures: 0℃ in winter, up to 14℃ in summer months

The Ranch at Rock creek is the ultimate family holiday destination, catering to everyone in the finest of 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 and 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. If you want to get away from it all in private surroundings you can, too. If you prefer to enjoy a drink in the bar while partaking in a game of ten-pin bowling, you can. Or maybe you want to catch up on a movie in the cinema, well it's all here.

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 by oneself.

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 and give that authentic outdoor experience, to themed lodge rooms in the finely constructed 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.

Fly Odyssey will tailor your trip to the Ranch to ensure you get the most out of your stay at this unique location.

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 within 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 neighboring 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 also a further 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 seventeen-inch range with larger specimens caught each year, around twenty to twenty-four inches.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.

CONTACT OUR INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

CONTACT OUR AUSTRALIAN OFFICE

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.

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for Fly Odyssey Ltd, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

  1. non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK;
  2. non-flight packages commencing and returning to a country other than the UK; and
  3. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the UK, which are sold to customers outside of the UK.

1, 2 and 3 provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled. 1 and 3 provides for repatriation. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Fly Odyssey Ltd.

OVERSEAS BOOKINGS

Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305
Email: enquiries@flyodyssey.co.uk

CHALK STREAMS BOOKINGS

Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 01730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232
Email: g.bate@flyodyssey.co.uk

AUSTRALIA BOOKINGS

Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816
Email: j.laverty@flyodyssey.com.au