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5551 W Fork Rd, Darby, MT 59829-9613
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 10 Speciality lodging in Darby
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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 accommodations feature a selection of private log 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 enjoying some of the finest 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.
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5551 W Fork Rd, Darby, MT 59829-9613
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Melanie H wrote a review Feb 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania98 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from a four night winter stay at Triple Creek. We had an absolutely wonderful time. The property and setting are beautiful, especially covered in snow, everyone on the staff was just excellent, and the food and activities were all very, very good. I would give the resort 4.5 stars if that were an option, as it was better than "very good" but there were just a few tiny things that kept it from being "above and beyond" level perfection. I'll get these out of the way first and share in the hopes of being constructive rather than critical as, like I said, we had a wonderful vacation overall. First, some aspects of the design and decor are quite dated. Our cabin, Trapper, while very cozy and comfortable, could really use some minor updating (e.g., the almond color sinks and toilets, the dated tile in the shower, and the brass-trimmed mirrored doors on the closets). I imagine this is the case for many/most of the other cabins as well. Second, the food was very, very good, but was extremely rich - lots of cream sauces and heavy dishes. Perhaps just because it's winter, but something to be aware of! Third, we did a day of skiing at Lost Trail mountain - we were there on a Saturday after a good snowfall, so of course the mountain was very busy. We had to wait almost 90 minutes to get our lift tickets and rentals - by far the low point of our trip. Since the resort offers transportation to the mountain and lift tickets/rentals included in the rate, they should go the extra mile and arrange a "ski concierge" service like some other properties (e.g., Amangani in Jackson Hole), so that guests don't have to deal with the masses at the ticket and rental windows and can go straight to the lifts upon arriving at the mountain. Finally, we would've appreciated a bit more customization with some of the activities - for example, the ranch offers guided 90 minute snowshoeing and cross country skiing trips. My husband and I are athletic, avid hikers, and requested to do a longer outing, but we were told this wasn't possible, and that the trips were 90 minutes, full stop. We also would have liked a more adventurous horseback riding excursion beyond the hour-long, "nose to tail" trail ride that was offered. I think we are probably on the more "outdoorsy" side of the spectrum of Triple Creek guests, so this may not be an issue for most, but we just would've appreciated that extra level of personalization. Now, onto the positive. The setting is absolutely spectacular. We loved the feeling of remoteness and seclusion amid the tall Ponderosa pines. And we loved wandering around the property to visit the horses (and the elk who hang out in the pasture to steal the horses' food!). We spent a lot of time enjoying the private hot tub on our cabin's deck, which was just magical, especially when the snow was falling. Our cabin was very comfortable and cozy, with everything we needed - from a small kitchenette to a wood-burning fireplace to a massive four poster king bed to a wonderful steam shower. The owner's collection of western art is incredible, and we loved learning more about several of the artists while we were there. Every available surface at the resort seems to be covered in original artwork - our cabin alone had 15 pieces! The food and drinks were of excellent quality (we especially loved breakfasts) and very plentiful - the staff is constantly plying guests with meals, snacks and cocktails! The restaurant and rooftop lounge were both very comfortable and enjoyable places to linger over a meal or drinks. We ended up eating all our meals in the restaurant but appreciated that we could've just as easily ordered them to our cabin. And the packed lunches that the resort offers for longer activities and for your departure day (a really nice touch) were excellent! Activity options were plentiful and very well run. We did dogsledding, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, horseback riding, a private yoga class, and unguided snowshoeing around the property, and we had a great time with all. The guides were all wonderful, and the gear provided by the ranch was top notch. We enjoyed the "little extras" the resort provides like fresh cookies in the cabin every day and local caramels each evening. Every member of the staff that we encountered was lovely - all were eager to help and share a friendly conversation, but not in any way doting or overbearing. Overall, we really enjoyed our time at Triple Creek and would happily return. While the rates are of course expensive, we loved the truly all-inclusive nature of the property and felt that it was well worth the cost - and, frankly, probably cost a lot less than if we had stayed at an a la carte property of similar caliber and paid for food, drinks and similar activities out of pocket. I would strongly recommend the ranch to anyone looking for a luxurious, relaxing getaway in a beautiful setting!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Triple Creek Ranch A Montana Hideaway, General Manager at Triple Creek Ranch
Responded 4 days ago
Hello Jetsetters_MJ, Thanks so much for your thoughtful and detailed review. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you happened to join us right in the midst of a tremendous snowfall that brought our winter wonderland to life! With so many activities available and included in the nightly cabin rate - we strive to accommodate all of our guests with finite resources - which dictates the scheduling of our inclusive experiences, and to meet the overarching goal of keeping everyone safe in winter conditions - which is paramount for our wranglers in facilitating horseback rides. We know that Lost Trail Powder Mountain was overwhelmed with the number of skiers who ventured to the pass during last week’s fabulous snowfall, and this novel occurrence has prompted an internal review of how we partner with this much-loved local ski hill. I will also quickly note that we are in the process of methodically updating all 25 of our guest cabins, and so we will hope to surprise you on your next visit! Thanks again for the hearty recommendation! Safe Travels, David MacIlwraith General Manager
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JTG wrote a review Feb 2021
10 contributions3 helpful votes
Triple Creek is a great place if you’re looking for a quiet getaway without kids! All inclusive with amazing food and drinks! ALL employees are amazing! Patty and Jack are great bartenders, Matt and David are outstanding sommeliers, and Gerard and John are wonderful servers! Worth every penny; especially to stay in the Riverside house! Finally, be sure to work on a Stave Puzzle while there!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Triple Creek Ranch A Montana Hideaway, General Manager at Triple Creek Ranch
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Jonathan T, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and share your Triple Creek Ranch experience. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your visit with and thanks so much for recognizing our incredible staff. Riverside has quickly become a guest favorite since we introduced it a few years ago - the setting is idyllic at any time of year! We will all hope to welcome you back. Safe Travels, David MacIlwraith General Manager
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GUY Y wrote a review Jan 2021
12 contributions8 helpful votes
My wife and I went to TCR and it was truly one of the best vacations we ever had (and we travel a lot). TCR exceeded even our lofty expectations. At every point from the airport pickup to drop off, the service was incredible. I am not sure who does all the planning, but it is clearly very well orchestrated. For example, some days, we were lazy and stayed in the cabin past noon and other days we were more active and the housekeeping service never showed up while we were there--Guest Services knew when we would be in and out of the room based on our activity schedule. This may seem like a small detail, but it epitomizes the way the ranch is run--no aspect of the services provided are not thoughtful. The food is amazing and plentiful (it is an all inclusive ranch). The fireplace was not just stocked but expertly set up so that just lighting a match got a great fire going in the cabin. I could go on and on. I would like to particular mention a few people: Patty, bartender--so attentive and sweet, Sean, hiking guide--wonderful guy and made our hikes super interesting, Matt, all around dining superstar. Dave, great driver and always on time. While I can't remember everyone's name (sorry TCR), each and every staff member we encountered was fantastic. My wife and I have said that with so many places in the world to see, we would never go back to the same place twice no matter how great it was. Well, TCR has changed our mind and we will be back again for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Triple Creek Ranch A Montana Hideaway, General Manager at Triple Creek Ranch
Responded 13 Jan 2021
Hello Guy Y! What a pleasure to share your kind words with our staff - thank you for taking the time to post a review here. It is always so rewarding to hear accounts from our guests who embrace our experience so fully. But the best part is that we know we will get to see you again ~ don't wait too long to come back! (and PS, Sean says hi to you and R!) Safe Travels, David MacIlwraith General Manager
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Chiara P wrote a review Dec 2020
Chicago, Illinois13 contributions6 helpful votes
I don't even know where to begin singing Triple Creek Ranch's praises. The grounds, staff, amenities, service, nature, food, wine, hospitality...they're all incredible. My boyfriend and I stayed at Triple Creek Ranch for 5 days in late October as a COVID getaway. We flew into Missoula and rented a car to make the hour and a half drive to Darby, which was very scenic! Pulling into the ranch, we were greeted by a herd of elk - a very authentic way to kick off our Western getaway. The main lodge check in area had a sign welcoming us in, and the staff showed us around the main lodge with the dining room, bar and activity center. We were showed to our cabin (we stayed in Lookout) I'd definitely recommend Lookout - huge 1 bedroom, right off the lodge so short walks to meals. Every cabin has its own golf cart to navigate the ranch - a huge perk! The king bed was extremely comfortable and we loved the steam shower. There was a fireplace that we used almost every night, and every morning housekeeping cleaned it out and replaced logs and stuffed with newspaper to help light it. An incredibly thoughtful touch that was so helpful! Every night housekeeping also leaves a little gift bag with the next morning's breakfast menu, your planned activities, weather reports and a small treat. So thoughtful. We did 2 activities per day which was a good mix of things to do with ample relaxing time. We horseback rode twice, went on a guided hike, fly fished off the ranch (this cost extra) and did the logging camp. We had a blast doing everything. I have never ridden a horse before and it was safe and fun. The fly fishing was also a highlight - we caught 7 trout! The ranch also packed us gourmet "sack" lunches to take. Highly recommend the peanut butter and jelly! Speaking of food - the food at Triple Creek is some of the best I've had in my life. Exquisite flavors, presentation, and service. The menu changes daily with what is fresh and available. Some of our favorite dishes were the split pea soup (all of the soups were insanely delicious), halibut, scallops, bolognese, the list goes on and on and on. We had antelope the last night which was delicious! The wine here is also spectacular. We arranged for a private wine tasting with Matt, the sommelier, which I highly recommend. The only SMALL "complaint" - I hate to even call it that - is the cell service/wifi. The ranch has wifi but the signal is very, very weak. I had absolutely no service on my phone the entire stay - I was checking in with family using the landlines. It allowed us to completely unplug but word to the wise who plan on checking emails and such - you can't! I cannot wait to visit Triple Creek again. The ranch and their staff truly make you feel at home, moreso than any other vacation I've been on. You're not an out-of-towner at the ranch. You are a familiar face, welcomed back warmly, even if it is your first visit.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Triple Creek Ranch A Montana Hideaway, General Manager at Triple Creek Ranch
Responded 30 Dec 2020
Hello P11PYchiarap, Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful review! It is our greatest reward to welcome new guests to the Ranch, introduce them to our Montana wilderness and all the adventures within, and say farewell as family - eager to see them return. We will all look forward to welcoming you back home to Triple Creek Ranch! Safe Travels, David MacIlwraith General Manager
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Mike M wrote a review Nov 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania6 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I celebrated out 3rd wedding anniversary at Triple Creek - and we were blown away by everything on the ranch. The staff are extremely friendly, accommodating, and welcoming. My wife and I joked - I don’t think we were told “no” once during our stay. The rooms are amazing - clean, spacious, and cozy. Plus you have your own private hot tub! The biggest surprise here was the food. It was outstanding, every meal felt like we were in a 5 star restaurant. We asked for multiple recipes because we loved the food that much. Oh, and if you’re busy - the staff is always willing to pack you food to go! We really cannot say enough about our stay - we are already planning our return trip.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Triple Creek Ranch A Montana Hideaway, General Manager at Triple Creek Ranch
Responded 16 Dec 2020
Hello mmonahan21! We are so delighted that you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us in Montana! Thank you for your generous review - it echos a sentiment expressed by another guest that Triple Creek Ranch is "the land of yes!" We will all look forward to welcoming you back - we can't wait to wow you with more outstanding dinners on your next visit! Safe Travels, David MacIlwraith General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Triple Creek Ranch
Which popular attractions are close to Triple Creek Ranch?
Nearby attractions include West Fork Mountain Crafts (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Triple Creek Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Triple Creek Ranch?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Triple Creek Ranch?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Triple Creek Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Triple Creek Ranch?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Triple Creek Ranch have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Triple Creek Ranch offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Triple Creek Ranch have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Triple Creek Ranch accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.