Brush Creek Ranch hardly needs any introduction. The all-inclusive luxury dude ranch hiding in the wilderness of south-central Wyoming’s North Platte River Valley near Saratoga is consistently ranked one of the top luxury hotels in the country and often makes lists of best hotels in the world. Brush Creek Ranch sits on 30,000 acres of a historic working cattle ranch. Visitors experience the trip of a lifetime with breathtaking views, gourmet dining options, every adventure you can think of in the space of a modern boutique hotel.
The ranch’s landscape has sweeping meadows with the native sagebrush and lush forests with spectacular views of the Sierra Madre and the snow-capped peaks of the Medicine Bow Mountains. There are three primary lodging destinations across the ranch that offer an exclusive high-end unique experience at each one. Visitors can select from The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Magee Homestead, and French Creek Sportsman’s Club.
You can explore the inner workings of the farm, from the Medicine Bow Creamery to the free-roaming Waygu cattle. This guide will go over everything Brush Creek Ranch has to offer and why this could be your next great escape.
History of Brush Creek Ranch
Brush Creek Ranch has rich pioneer history stemming from the 1800s when pioneers made their way west, establishing homesteads along the way. For hundreds of years, the hot springs have been drawing people to Saratoga, Wyoming. It was a prime location for Native Americans and soon frontiersmen as they made their way west.
The Sterrett established the original Brush Creek Ranch homestead in 1884 using wood from the nearby Medicine Bow National Forest. Visitors of the ranch will find an homage to the ranch’s history everywhere they look melded gracefully with plenty of modern-day amenities.
All About the Farm and Working Ranch
Tending to the working ranch is an enormous task. The ranch oversees two cattle herds. One herd of Waygu dedicated to the culinary program offered at the ranch, and one heard of Corriente cattle dedicated to drive and breed calves that arrive late in the spring.
There are just about 120 horses on the ranch for visitors to ride and 20 horses trained to be workers for the agricultural team to help tend to the livestock.
The farm offers a wealth of fully immersive adventures. Many of the locations at the farm offer immersive tours and experiences like no other.
Visit the Brush Creek Cellar, enjoy a large selection of wine from every corner of the world, and pair it with some of the finest cheeses crafted from the Medicine Bow Creamery.
Take a cooking class at the Cheyenne Club, where a cooking demonstration for up to six guests can be enjoyed while learning about a dish’s key elements.
Travel back in time to a speakeasy-like establishment that is the Spirit Vault, where you can only gain entrance through a secret entrance. Enjoy over 100 selections of exceptionally rare whiskey kept behind lock and key.
Tour the Brush Creek Greenhouse and enjoy learning about the basics of the inner workings of the greenhouse and how they care for and grow over 100,000 pounds of produce for The Farm and local businesses.
Visit the Brush Creek Creamery and meet the sweet herds of goats that help support the creamery. Enjoy a pasture walk and get a behind-the-scenes look at the goat operation.
Enjoy the bakery and create delicious pastries and baked goods, or take a family baking class and create messy fun memories.
Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch
The lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch offer historical luxury cabin accommodations that combine tradition and heritage with touches of modern elegance. Inspired by the original homestead architecture, the log cabins and lodges feel like you’ve entered the old west but with the comfort of modern amenities. There are 15 two, three, and four-bedroom log cabins, 19 rooms in the Trailhead Lodge, and 10 cabin suites.
Trailhead Lodge Spa
Take some time for self-care during your ranch getaway and visit the Trailhead lodge for the ultimate spa experience. Pamper yourself at this full-service spa with a selection of luxury massages, mani-pedis, hair treatments, facials, and more. You can experience total body relaxation at the spa and make the most of your vacation.
An adults-only all-inclusive experience where you can experience delicious cuisine, high-end amenities, and plenty of things to explore at Magee Homestead. Magee Homestead was once a cow camp and hay-producing rance in the 20th century. All cabins have been renovated and named in honor of the original homesteaders that made the land their home before it was combined into a larger collection.
Relax at the cozy, intimate grotto or cool off at the pool and escape the sun underneath the cabanas as you’re served incredible meals and cocktails. At the same time, you enjoy the warmth and relaxation.
Spa at Magee Homestead
The Spa at Magee Homestead offers spa treatments in plush treatment rooms or traditional outdoor teepees. The full-service spa offers a range of massages, salon services, and skin treatments. A sauna and a eucalyptus steam room provide the ultimate in a revitalizing experience you can’t pass up.
French Creek Sportsmen’s Club
The traditions of the outdoor sporting lifestyle are alive and well at the French Creek Sportsman’s Club. The newest addition to the Brush Creek Ranch unveiled in 2016, French Creek provides the ultimate in sporting getaways for some of the world’s most popular upland hunting, fly fishing, and game hunting.
The Sportsman Club is an exclusive resort that only allows 12 guests to stay among four luxury log cabins. You can enjoy the Man Cave clubhouse along the banks of French Creek, your own private access to the wilderness, and a plethora of sporting experiences. You can extend the number of guests in your group by adding on the private lodging of the River Bend guest house.
Flyfishers at the North Platte River watershed have exclusive access to over 20 miles of private water by wading, drift boats, or rafts. The fishing is almost always good on the North Platte River, home to some of the most productive trout fisheries in the United States.
Hunting at the French Creek Sportsmen’s Club can be tailored to your preferences. Whether it’s waterfowl, big game, upload birds, or shooting sports, you will be led by a team of professionals accustomed to the landscape for the best hunting experience.
You’ll have access to a pistol range, rifle range, and a selection of shotgun options. Choose to bring your own gun or select one of the many high-end firearms available that come included with the all-inclusive rate.
The all-inclusive rates at the French Creek Sportsmen Club include your own private chef to keep you fed morning, noon, and night. Experience gourmet cuisine using a farm-to-table approach whenever possible.
Everything to Do at Brush Creek Ranch
At Brush Creek Ranch, there are endless adventures to be had for outdoor enthusiasts alike. Here are many activities you can participate in when you stay at the famous Brush Creek Resort.
Yoga at the ranch is a truly unique experience. Center your mind, body, and spirit by choosing one of the three yoga experiences Brush Creek Ranch has to offer. Enjoy a peaceful hike to one of the traditional yurts and enjoy the views of the valley during your practice. Or head to the open space Falcon Peak Overlook to ground your yoga practice and promote centering your wellness and promoting your spiritual growth. Hike anywhere on the main grounds to practice yoga while enjoying the views of the North Platte Valley and Sierra Madre Mountains. Practice yoga like it was meant to be practiced in nature, leaving you feeling deeply connected to the land and with yourself.
Hiking and Trail Running
Over 55 miles of single and double track trails range from easy to hard across the vast expansive terrain. There are guides available or free to explore on your own and enjoy the peaceful scenery Wyoming offers or enjoy some more advanced horse sports activities.
Horses are available for horseback riding that appeals to all abilities and interests. Take a horse on a trail ride where trail times last from one to three hours. Go on a once-in-a-lifetime cattle drive and feel like a real cowboy as you drive cattle through the rich terrain.
You can experience some of the best top rope and sports routes in the Rocky Mountains for the thrill-seeking adventurer. There are over 38 bolted routes across the ranch for any experienced climber.
Weddings and Events
Weddings are truly a once-in-a-lifetime event which is why the Brush Creek Ranch is the perfect place to celebrate love. This all-inclusive Ranch takes the hassle out of planning a Western wedding. Moreover, the wedding package at the ranch includes guest accommodations, full catering menus, choices of dining locations, neverending photo ops, and two activities every day for you and your guests to enjoy on the special weekend.
There is more than one venue to hold your ceremony, from the historic Cowboy Chapel built in 1934 to the Creekside dinner camp. Or you can have your ceremony outdoors in one of the many scenic locations around the ranch.
Brush Creek offers more than just weddings. You can host your corporate retreat to help build meaningful business relationships, inspire your team, and bond over the wide selection of activities across the ranch.
Enjoy Winter at Green Mountain
Experience winter activities like no other. Green mountain limits the skiers or snowboarders to only 18 people, allowing you to fully enjoy the activities with the private experience and avoid the crowds that can come with a ski resort. Snowcats and Snowmobiles transport you up the runs that stretch over a mile in length through varied terrain built for all levels of skiers and snowboards. You can bring your own gear or work with the team at Brush Creek Ranch to get outfitted.
Brush Creek Resort has been named one of the top five snowmobiling destinations in the United States. Explore the Medicine Bow National Forest with expert guides as your traverse over 425 miles of trails.
Take a half or a full day to snowshoe and explore quiet trail systems. You can choose from guided or nonguided tours, and snowshoes are available at the outfitter shop. Prefer cross country skiing? There are plenty of open spaces for you to enjoy a cross skiing adventure through the groomed trails.
Brush Creek Ranch during the winter offers a small intimate ice skating rink with unforgettable views across the Western landscape.
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How to Get to Brush Creek Ranch Wyoming
Getting to Brush Creek Ranch can be accessed by the private air access located 13 miles from the entrance. Getting to Brush Creek Ranch from Denver is only a short 3 and a half hours away. Moreover, take the stress out of a long drive, hire Mayflower Limo as your Brush Creek Ranch private car service, and arrive at the luxury resort in a stylish sedan or limousine.
Brush Creek Ranch ranks among the best resorts globally. Moreover, a stay at Brush Creek resort will leave you in a state of bliss. So you’ll never want to leave after experiencing a true rugged yet restorative adventure.