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Best of The West!

Wanderlust With Us - Issue XXXI

February 12, 2021

Looking for a family getaway with plenty of outdoor activities? Or, maybe stunning landscape for a romantic getaway? We’ve lined up the Best Luxury Ranches we know and love to get your wanderlust brewing. Whether you want to sneak away with your partner or bring the whole family along, these ranch properties will fit your every need. If you’re ready to saddle up, drop us a line – we’re happy to help plan something special for you this summer!


Philipsburg, Montana

Surrounded by 6,600 acres of ranchland, this all-inclusive property is a “true west” experience. We love the extensive (and we mean extensive!) list of activities this property not only offers but includes in your daily rate. From their own ranch rodeo to a bowling alley, this property has it all.

Price: $$$$

Highlighted Activities: Sapphire Mining, Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing, Ice Skating & Sledding, Trap & Skeet, Sporting Clays

Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner, daily coffee, tea and pastries. Unlimited premium beer, wine and spirits, as well as soft drinks and assorted beverages and snacks. An extensive variety of two daily, on-property activities including all equipment. Airport transfers and staff gratuities.


Greenough, Montana

A Perfect blend of luxury and wilderness that is catered to the whole family. This working dude ranch features luxury home accommodations, glamping safari style tents, and stunning treehouses. For families that really enjoy water sports or are looking for their own unique accommodations, the Island Lodge is like having your own private island. BONUS – Mark your calendar for their new adults-only property, The Green O, to open this June!

Price: $$$$

Highlighted Activities: Biathlon, Cattle Drives, Cow Croquet, Skijoring, Sky Line Aerial Adventure Park

Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as beverages with meals (nonalcoholic drinks and an impressive selection of alcoholic beverages.) A menu of select activities (self-guided) are included in the nightly rate. Gratuities.


Sonora, Texas

Located on 13,000 acre of majestic Texas country, this property offers peaceful serenity in both their luxury cabins and spacious guest rooms which combine rustic elegance with modern luxury. JL Bar Ranch offers such over-the-top amenities as their own private FBO as well as a state-of-the-art music recording studio, all conveniently located on-property.

Price: $

Highlighted Activities: Skeet & Trap Shooting, 3D Archery, Long Range, Golf (choose from 5 courses nearby), Paint & Sip Classes

Inclusions: Breakfast, all on-property transportation


Savery, Wyoming

Located just 40 miles north of Steamboat Springs on the Colorado-Wyoming border but a world away from “real life,” the expansive 200,000-acre Three Forks Ranch embodies the true West. While one can have a truly authentic Western experience at the Ranch, they are also considered a premier wellness destination boasting direct access to Mayo Clinic & their Executive Health Program.

Price: $$$

Highlighted Activities: Private Ski Mountain, Fly Fishing, Mayo Clinic Executive Health Program, 3D Archery, Cooking Classes,

Inclusions: All services are included in price


Marfa, Texas

19th century atmosphere meets modern luxury and service at this authentic Western Texas ranch. Spend your time here by relaxing by the pool, discovering the beautiful art of Marfa, or enjoying the abundance of outdoor activities. If you’re looking to visit Big Bend National Park, this wild west retreat is only a 2 hour drive.

Price: $$

Highlighted Activities: Guided mountain and wildlife tours, ATV rides, clay shooting, paddle boating, art viewing

Inclusions: Breakfast, parking


Wanship, Utah

Lodge at Blue Sky is a contemporary luxury resort set on a ranch near Park City. Blue Sky is the ultimate outdoor playground offering guests transformational Western-inspired experiences year-round such as fly fishing in the summer or skiing in the winter.

Price: $$$

Highlighted Activities: Sporting clay, equine, fly fishing, axe throwing, art classes

Inclusions: Yoga, meditation, use of mountain bikes, transfers to slope side Ski Lounge, can add on all-inclusive package


Darby, Montana

Do you want a ranch experience without the kiddos? Triple Creek Ranch is for you! This Relais & Chateaux property welcomes guests ages 16 and older who are looking for a refined rustic elegance experience. Bring your significant other for a romantic setting or group of friends for a forested mountain retreat.

Price: $$$

Highlighted Activities: Frontier Skills, Downhill & Cross Country Skiing, Guided Trail Activities, CB Ranch Guided Wellness, Fly Fishing

Inclusions: All meals served in the Dining Room, In-cabin dining delivery upon request, Snacks, Packed breakfast or lunch for activities, House wine, spirits and beer. Participation in ranch activities with appropriate equipment provided: on-ranch trail rides, Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, guided nature safaris, hiking, fly-casting lessons, on-ranch fly-fishing, archery, sapphire panning, guided biking/fat tire biking, yoga. Participation in all evening programs and Signature weekend events and activities (such as Artist Workshops, Vintner weekends, Klicks for Chicks and Cooking Schools.)

Exclusions: Off-ranch activities provided by 3rd party outfitters, airport transfers, premium beverages, and laundry service


Saratoga, Wyoming

This working ranch spans 30,000 secluded acres of wilderness to explore with an unlimited amount of activities for you to enjoy. With luxury lodge or cabin accommodations, kick off your shoes from an adventured filled day and settle into your western home away from home. If an adults-only ranch is more your style, check out their sister property, Magee Homestead, that is also a part of the Relais & Chateaux collection.

Price: $$$$

Highlighted Activities: Ice Fishing, Shooting Sports, Distillery, Cooking Classes, Aerial Adventures.

Inclusions: Gourmet meals, premium beers, wines and spirits and a vast array of on ranch experiences to include guides, gear and instruction. Gratuities.

Exclusions: Spa treatments, private lessons, and a la carte excursions.


New Mexico

Vermejo and Sierra Grande embody Ted Turner’s vision of retreats where conservation meets luxury recreation. Guests can connect with nature while also indulging in exciting outdoor experiences, relaxing wellness treatments, and curated dining options. Vermejo will be for the adventure driven traveler while Sierra Grande is all about rest & relaxation.

Price: $$

Highlighted Activities:


  • Vermejo – 3 meals daily, all non-alcoholic beverages and two daily activities including horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, shooting sports, 3D archery, geocaching, and disc golf

  • Sierra Grande – Private 30-minute hot spring soak daily, breakfast


  • Vermejo - Alcoholic beverages, transfers, private guides, special tours, spa services, photo sessions, cooking classes and curated dining experiences

  • Sierra Grande – All meals and beverages except for breakfast, transfers, private guides, spa services, special tours, photo sessions


Gateway, Colorado

Created by the founder of the Discovery Channel, John Hendricks, Gateway Canyons emerges guests into a Southwestern escape beyond imagination. Surrounded by dramatic red rocks and nearby to a variety of national parks, guests will unleash their curiosity as they explore historic grounds filled with dinosaur fossils, antique cars, and plenty of outdoor activities.

Price: $

Highlighted Activities: mountain biking, off-roading, shooting sports, on-property auto museum, wine country tours

Inclusions: Admission to auto museum, bicycle rental, fitness classes, disc golf course, customary resort amenities (pool, fitness center, parking, etc.)

Pricing Scale

$ = $0 - 750

$$ = $751 - 1,500

$$$ = $1,501 - 2,250

$$$$ = $2,251 - 3,000


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