December 7, 2017 Darby, Montana – Winter is the secret season at Montana’s Triple Creek Ranch, the ideal time for a cozy escape to a luxurious Western retreat. It’s also the perfect setting for an adventure on a dog sled, on skis or snowshoes. At day’s end, a private log cabin with a wood burning fireplace awaits, as does a stellar dinner prepared by Chef Jacob Leatherman, with wines chosen from a Wine Spectator award-winning cellar. Winter Vintner & Culinary Events are another highlight during the snowy months at Triple Creek Ranch.
Dog Sledding – Complimentary January 2 – 14, 2018
No one ever forgets their first time in charge of a team of sled dogs, especially if it’s in the majestic wilderness that surrounds Triple Creek Ranch. Gabe Dunham is Triple Creek Ranch’s new head musher, a Bend, Oregon native who fell in love with dog sledding as a teenager. She runs Alaskan Huskies and says that “their energy is contagious and wonderful to be around.” The dog sledding fee is $325 per person or $425 for tandem riders, but from January 2 – 14, 2018, every guest at Triple Creek Ranch receives one complimentary dog sled ride.
The latest trend in winter sports is actually a 19th century pursuit from Norway called skijoring or “ski driving,” where a cross country skier is pulled by a wrangler on a mounted horse through snowy meadows and along forested trails. Once a means of transportation, it’s now a sport, and Triple Creek Ranch is one of the only resorts in the world to offer its guests a chance to try it.
Cross Country Skiing and “Cowboy Skiing”
The countryside around Triple Creek Ranch is ideal for cross country skiing but many skiers like to explore the groomed trails of the Chief Joseph Pass Trail system, which lies 30 minutes away. The 25 kilometers of trails are well-maintained and run along the Continental Divide, with a log cabin that’s ideal for warming up over a lunch packed by Triple Creek Ranch’s kitchen. Alpine skiers can explore the adjacent downhill area called Lost Trail Powder Mountain, which straddles the border between Montana and Idaho. This is true locals resort and there’s a staggering 300 inches of powder a year to play in. Triple Creek Ranch offers its guests complimentary lift tickets, equipment rental and transportation to both areas.
Burgundian Wine and Food Featured at January Vintner Weekend
This is a special winter weekend that’s literally infused with the rich flavors of Burgundy, from Boeuf Bourguignon to Coq au Vin and Clafoutis. Sommelier Jeremy White and Executive Chef Jake Leatherman will partner for wine tastings, a five-course wine pairing dinner and cooking classes that are designed to highlight the distinctive tastes and flavors of this legendary wine region of France. A representative from the Riedel Wine Glass Company will be on hand to lead a wine glass seminar and present each guest with a wine glass set. Burgundy Region Vintner & Culinary Weekend January 25 – 28, 2018. Following on this event, vintner Jean-Luc Joillot of Domaine Jean-Luc Joillot travels to Triple Creek Ranch from Pommard in the Côte d’Or in Burgundy. He will bring a range of his remarkable wines to taste and Chef Leatherman will conduct cooking classes and create a wine-pairing dinner. February 8 – 11, 2018.
From snow tubing to snowshoeing, ice fishing to snowmobiling, Triple Creek Ranch makes it easy to get out and enjoy the snowy Montana wilderness, especially with the Montana Getaway package. It offers a discounted rate on a five-night stay, based on double occupancy in a luxury cabin that features a wood-burning fireplace and private hot tub. Triple Creek Ranch’s all-inclusive rates include breakfast, lunch, gourmet dinner, packed lunch and snacks for daily adventures, house wines, spirits and beer and all on-ranch activities and events. The five-night discounted rate for a Luxury Cabin is $6,750. The package is available by direct booking at 800-654-2943 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Triple Creek Ranch is located in Darby, Montana, in the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains. It was ranked among the top 10 hotels in the World in the Travel + Leisure 2017 World’s Best Awards and named one of the Top Resorts in the West in the 30th annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. An all-inclusive retreat for adults and children sixteen years and older, Triple Creek Ranch is a member of Relais & Châteaux and Virtuoso as well as an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge. Rates start at $1,050 per couple, per night, based on double occupancy and includes a private log cabin, all meals, house wines, spirits and beers, and a range of outdoor activities including horseback riding, fly fishing, cooking classes, skijoring and more. For reservations, contact email@example.com or 800-654-2943.For more information visit https://www.triplecreekranch.com/