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FLAT CREEK RANCH
For decades, Jackson Hole’s Flat Creek Ranch has carried a mystique inspired by its raucous history, its remoteness and its epic, wild beauty. Now this jewel, cloaked in the National Forest, can become your own private wilderness. Getting here is your first adventure—a fifteen-mile route across the National Elk Refuge and into the mountains over a rigorous Jeep track.
At the end of the road, you reach a true haven where you can hike, ride, fish and experience the backcountry. You’ll likely meet an array of wildlife, from bald eagles to moose and deer, as well as ducks, owls and visiting osprey. Scan the cliffs above the ranch for the mountain sheep that are indigenous to the area.
Anglers will appreciate the trout in their acclaimed stream and private lake. At the end of a day in the rugged wilderness, guests of Flat Creek Ranch come in for a soft landing. Unkink saddle-weary legs in the sauna, then restoke your fires with ranch gourmet cooking—a healthy and generous cuisine spiced with just enough decadence. Finally, settle down in one of the ranch’s historic, completely renovated log cabins. Each is a suite consisting of a bedroom, a living room with wood stove, a bathroom and charming sitting porch.
For an even deeper wilderness immersion, their Back Country Camp is a two-night stay in a tent camp with all the comforts Flat Creek Ranch is famous for providing. flatcreekranch.com
BRUSH CREEK RANCH
Majestic scenery, limitless luxury, and endless adventure exemplify the Western experience at The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, a up-upscale dude ranch situated on 30,000 acres of Rocky Mountain wilderness in Saratoga, Wyoming. Brush Creek Ranch seamlessly blends rusticity meets luxury; a unique setting where one can reconnect with nature, reawaken the senses, and indulge in iconic western adventure.
Situated in the heart of Wyoming’s famed Platte River Valley, between the Sierra Madre Mountain range and stunning Medicine Bow National Forest, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is an all-inclusive ranch resort like no other, exclusively designed for discerning travelers, from couples, to families, to brides and grooms seeking a glorious destination wedding.
This dude ranch features a stately 38,000-square foot lodge, a luxury spa, a finely appointed collection of cabin suites and residences, lodge rooms, and a plenitude of authentic outdoor activities for every season, including unparalleled Orvis-endorsed fly fishing and wing shooting. The Ranch recently acquired an additional 15,000 acres of ranch land. The acquired property, known as The Sanger Ranch, is located seven miles southeast of the gates of Brush Creek Ranch and runs along the Platte River, offering additional water access for rafting, fishing and wading.
The addition will offer Brush Creek Ranch guests a total of twenty miles of private fly fishing on some of the most coveted riffles in North America.