The Ranch at Rock Creek Awarded as the Only Five-Star Guest Ranch in the World by Forbes Travel Guide for the Fourth Consecutive Year

The Ranch at Rock Creek was named this week as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel for the fourth consecutive year and is the only guest ranch in the world to be awarded with this distinction. The annual Star Rating list, unveiled by the Forbes Travel Guide, has been a gold standard in luxury travel ratings in the hospitality industry since 1958.

Situated on 6,600 acres of rugged Montana ranchland and wilderness in Western Montana’s Gold Country, The Ranch at Rock Creek features rustic, yet elegant accommodations, including bespoke lodge rooms, historic barn suites, private log homes and luxury canvas cabins that deliver the definitive Montana “glamping” experience.

As part of its all-inclusive designation, this historic homestead-turned-guest ranch provides twice-daily outdoor adventures, including fly fishing, horseback riding, archery, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing and shooting ranges. Come winter, guests enjoy on-property cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice skating, and all-terrain vehicle adventures, as well as concierge-led excursions to nearby Discovery Ski Area, a quaint alpine ski destination.

Executive Chef Josh Drage prepares farm-to-table cuisine, sourced primarily from Montana and regional purveyors. All meals and beverages, including premium wine, beer and spirits are included. The Silver Dollar Saloon is equal parts cowboy saloon and luxe club, providing artisan cocktails, local draughts, billiards, a bowling alley, private movie theater and more. The property features an award-winning spa and extensive yoga and outdoor wellness program, as well as a 5,300 square-foot event barn—the venue for seasonal celebrations, live musical performances, weddings and barn dances.

The Ranch at Rock Creek earned its first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award in 2014, less than four years after its door opened in 2010.  The Ranch has been a member of Relais & Chateaux since 2012 and is a founding member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.

“The Ranch at Rock Creek is honored and proud to receive the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award for the fourth consecutive year. Forbes Travel Guide is our industry’s leader in quality assurance, ensuring we consistently deliver the finest service and unforgettable Montana guest ranch experience for our valued guests. We extend our appreciation to Forbes Travel Guide for their recognition of The Ranch as the world’s only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star guest ranch again in 2017. Congratulations to the fine staff of The Ranch for their commitment to the Forbes Travel Guide standards of excellence and for their passion in delivering exceptional guest experiences every day of the year,” noted Steve Shotsberger, General Manager


“We are delighted to recognize the 2017 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrates a strong culture of service,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.


“In an online environment of confusion and clutter, Forbes Travel Guide is the most trusted source of information to assist guests in making informed decisions,” Inzerillo said. “These properties, the largest and most global group in the company’s history, achieve an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality, underscoring our overall mission of positively contributing to the international tourism industry as well as individual hotel experience. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.”


Connect with The Ranch at Rock Creek:

Website: www.TheRanchatRockCreek.com

Blog: http://www.theranchatrockcreek.com/blog/

Instagram: @TheRanchatRockCreek

Twitter: @RockCreekRanch

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheRanchatRockCreek

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/rockcreekranch/



For additional information about The Ranch at Rock Creek, please contact Carol Ann Kelley-Elwell (carolann@vkpr.com) at Victoria King Public Relations.


For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.forbestravelguide.com/about/ratings.


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About Forbes Travel Guide:

Forbes Travel Guide is the originator of the prestigious Five-Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards in 162 destinations across 44 countries. Forbes Travel Guide is the most prestigious standard for luxury hospitality worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.


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