Triple Creek Ranch, MT

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge in Darby, Montana.

Triple Creek Ranch, MT

Overview

Enjoy accommodations at the Orvis-endorsed lodge at Triple Creek Ranch on your fly-fishing trip to Montana. Experience the legendary hospitality and enchanting beauty of one of the world's best hotels set in the heart of the breathtaking Bitterroot Mountain Range of the Montana Rockies. A proud member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux, Triple Creek Ranch offers an epicurean, all-inclusive vacation experience of refined rustic elegance, gourmet cuisine paired with an excellent wine list, and warm, welcoming, five-star service amidst the romance of a forested mountain retreat.

Our Montana luxury ranch resort accommodations feature a fine selection of private log luxury ranch cabins and splendid ranch homes with easy access to our well-appointed and comfortable lodge. Our lodge and surroundings feature a curated collection of original Western art and the delightful amenities of a luxury ranch resort. Here, adult travelers enjoy a truly romantic setting with incomparable scenery, a wide variety of native wildlife, an almost endless menu of all-inclusive outdoor activities, and the option of adding on some of the finest off-ranch Western adventures in the continental United States.

Come join us for a wonderful retreat from the everyday and truly relax in our world-class accommodations, dine on the freshest contemporary cuisine, and sample the world's finest wines while our caring staff pampers and cares for you and your every desire.

Accommodations

Guests are accommodated in 25 private guest cabins scattered throughout the property and nestled beneath the towering ponderosa and lodgepole pines. Most are one bedroom cabins. In cabins with multiple bedrooms, each bedroom has a private, en suite bathroom. All cabins feature wood burning fireplaces, sumptuous king beds, outdoor decks and a private or nearby hot tub. Creature comforts include bathrobes and slippers, complimentary WiFi, televisions, air conditioning, refrigerators. Original western fine art from the owners' private collection graces the walls. Daily housekeeping and turn down service provided.

Food & Drink

Fine dining in a relaxed, casual setting describes the Triple Creek Ranch restaurant. Located on the second floor of the lodge, a grand wood-burning fireplace and windows that stretch to the top of the vaulted ceiling create a serene ambiance in a room where the cuisine is as special as the atmosphere. Here, we are proud to offer world-class contemporary cuisine and guests are treated to wholesome breakfasts, light and healthful lunches and gourmet dinners. Dining at the Ranch is a culinary and visual feast of fresh foods, fine wines and global influences with offerings ranging from traditional French dishes to contemporary cuisine infused with dashes of the Southwest, West Indies, and Central America. Wine pairings are offered from our showcase cellar, tasting menus and our private 'Chefs Table' dining with a unique insider's view of the ranch's high-tech kitchen. Food allergies or special dietary requirements are accommodated with specially prepared menus by our talented chefs.

FAQs

Season:

Spring brings the steelhead run on the Salmon River. If temperatures stay cool the snowmelt slowly feeds the rivers, just right for first-rate bank fishing and guided float trips on the Bitterroot River. Starting with the Skwala fly hatch in March/April, the trout become active and bountiful right into summer when the climate is dry and sunshine is normal.

Summer temperatures range from the mid-70 to 90s F becoming cooler in the evening. The Bitterroot River, and its floatable tributaries the East and West Fork, are freestone, blue-ribbon rivers. Located between the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains, the Bitterroot River runs south to north for approximately 86 miles before emptying into the Clark Fork of the Columbia River. Snowfields from the highest mountain peaks in western Montana feed the river throughout the summer, keeping it floatable and the fishery healthy. In dry years, Triple Creek Ranch guests enjoy bank fishing from private ranch property. Native west slope cutthroats and bull trout are here, as well as stream-bred rainbows, brook and brown trout.

Rivers are fishable well into fall and fly-fishing for steelhead on the Salmon River is exceptional this time of year. Weather can be unpredictable, anywhere from 'Indian Summer' days to cooler temperatures and cold nights. Clear blue skies are not uncommon, combined with colors of fall, snow-capped mountains and a few flakes in the valley can be an invigorating outdoor fly-fishing experience for any angler.

Triple Creek Ranch has three trout ponds for ice fishing in winter, a truly unique activity. Using an ice auger, one of our staff will assist with drilling a hole for an old-fashioned fishing experience. Contact an activities coordinator for fishing gear and keep warm with hot chocolate or hot apple cider while luring those trout to the surface.

Species:

On the Bitterroot you can expect to fly fish for stream-bred trout species year-round such as, rainbow, cutthroat, cutbow, brown, brook, and bull trout. Spring and fall the steelhead run is greatly anticipated on the Salmon River and in fall, large spawning brown's on the Bitterroot River with its East and West Fork tributaries.

Region/Terrain:

Beyond the Bitterroot River, there are many more opportunities that exist for all levels of fly fishers at Triple Creek Ranch. Nearby, the Salmon River, dubbed 'the river of no return', gives play to the best steelhead fishing in the Northwest and the Big Hole River offers outstanding eastern slope, cool water float fishing. Just a short but breathtaking hop over the mountains from a local airstrip flows the pristine and remote Selway River, 'the least fished river in America' or try your luck on the Swan River for the chance to fish for native bull trout, determined to be a separate species from the coastal Dolly Varden.

Typical Weather:

Springtime temperatures range between 45 and 75 degrees F with crisp mornings and evenings. Summer days are warm and sunny, anywhere from 65 to 95 degrees and may cool down to 45 at night. Fall tends to be a bit warmer than spring, with temperatures between 50 and 80 during the day, and dropping as low as 30 after sunset. Winter days are typically 25 to 45 with overnight temperatures in the low 20s. Weather can be unpredictable; storms can occur with little warning and temperatures can change quickly, so we recommend dressing in layers.

Rates:

Rates start from: $1,050 per couple, per night, all inclusive.
You can find all pricing information at: www.triplecreekranch.com/accommodations/

What is Provided:

Triple Creek Ranch can outfit guests for activities in all seasons. Available to borrow are waders and boots, fly rods and reels, ice-fishing poles, flies, winter jackets, rain slickers, gloves, hats. Hand and foot warmers, bug wipes, and sunscreen are always available. Anglers out for a full-day float will travel with a gourmet packed lunch. With advanced notice, we can order any new personal Orvis equipment you desire and have it delivered in time for your arrival at Triple Creek Ranch.

Gear Recommendations:

5 wt. rods are best for our waters. Waders are often necessary in the late fall, winter and early spring. With advanced notice, we can order any new personal Orvis equipment you desire and have it delivered in time for your arrival at Triple Creek Ranch.

Other:

How can guests keep in touch with family while on ranch?
We hope you'll unwind and enjoy being away from daily routines. However, we understand that many of you must stay in touch with family and colleagues. While many ranch guests are surprised to find there is no cell phone service at Triple Creek Ranch, each cabin has its own direct-dial phone number with voice mail and a wireless internet connection. Our Business Center is located in the Activity Center at the Main Lodge and is furnished with a computer for guest use. Fax service is also available.

How will I know what to pack?
We send you a letter prior to your trip outlining how to pack for the season in which you will be visiting us.

Are children allowed to stay at Triple Creek Ranch?
Families with children 16 and older are welcome at Triple Creek Ranch. If you rent the entire resort for a reunion or retreat, younger children are welcome.

Are pets allowed at Triple Creek Ranch?
Triple Creek Ranch does not accept pets.

When and where are meals served?
All meals are included in your nightly cabin rate and are served in the Dining Room at the Main Lodge. Guests may also request a complimentary Cabin Delivery for any meal. Reservations are not required, please join us in the Dining Room at your leisure.

What if I have special dietary restrictions?
Our kitchen is pleased to accommodate dietary needs and requests. If you have special nutritional requirements or food allergies, please inform us as soon as possible so the kitchen may adequately prepare.

What is the attire in the dining room?
Dress at the ranch is casual. Jeans are acceptable in the Dining Room for all meals. Some guests do enjoy breaking out their western finery for cocktail hour and dinner!

Additional Activities:

Included in Cabin Rate:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Fly-fishing in on-ranch trout ponds
  • Fly-fishing Casting Lessons
  • Nature Safaris
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trailrunning
  • Yoga
  • Archery
  • Sapphire Panning
  • Tennis Court
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Skijoring
  • Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Stave' Puzzles
  • Fitness Center
  • Evening Fire pit
  • Horseshoes, Bocce, Badminton

Additional fee applies:

  • ORVIS Guide Fly Fishing Float, full or half day
  • Chef's Table Dining
  • In-cabin Massages
  • Scenic Float down the Bitterroot River
  • Cattle Drives
  • Team Penning cattle work
  • Cross-country Horseback Adventures
  • Trap Shooting & Sporting Clays
  • Lewis & Clark Horse Rides and Van Tours
  • Helicopter tour of Glacier or Yellowstone National Park
  • Golfing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • ATV Tours
  • Dogsledding
  • Snowmobiling

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Triple Creek Ranch
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge
5551 West Fork Road
Darby, MT 59829
406-821-4600
800-654-2943

Experience Fly Fishing Package

This experience is a splendid introduction to fly-fishing Montana's waters, both for seasoned anglers and those who are new to the sport.


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