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Take a Deluxe Fishing Trip to the Big Sky State at the Ranch at Rock Creek

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

If you’re an angler looking for a luxurious escape to the wilderness, the recently opened Ranch at Rock Creek is the place for you. The ranch has access to a creek with one of Montana’s highest fish counts along with spectacular accommodations that rival with those of the Resort at Paws Up.

Owned by James Manley, a banker from Connecticut, this gorgeous property, with views of Montana’s stunning landscape, is located 75 minutes from the Missoula airport. Manley searched for over 20 years to find the perfect place where he could share his passion for the West and, in the Spring of 2010, he finally opened the doors of a ranch that lived up to his boyhood dreams.

The ranch has a wide variety of recreational options for its guests. One of the highlights is fly fishing the property’s four mile stretch of the Blue Ribbon ranked Rock Creek. In this creek, famous for its salmon-fly hatch, anglers have ability to catch seven different species including: west-slope cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, cut-bow trout, brown trout, brook trout, bull trout, and the Rocky Mountain whitefish.

Fly fishing is also available in the five ponds stocked with trophies, each with its own unique ecosystem and trout species.

And as if all this was not enough to satisfy, some of the best known trout rivers in the country are just a short drive away, giving anglers the chance to fish in the Bitterfoot, the Clark Fork, the Blackfoot and/or Big Hole.

For the non-anglers of your party, adventure can be found through horseback riding trips, hiking, biking through the mountains, paint ball, archery, and sporting clays. And for those who need a little rejuvenation, Rock Creek has a full-service spa with massage therapy, facials, and hair and nail styling available. With so many choices and a concierge staff eager to help guests plan a trip full of fun, the opportunities for enjoyment are limitless.

After a successful day of fly fishing, guests return to breathtaking lodging which includes nine suites, a log cabin, and eight canvas-walled tents. A working ranch for 120 years, the architecture looks authentic and rustic from the outside. But Manley has made sure lavish amenities await inside.

The Granite Lodge is home to the dining room, which serves organic and local food, a saloon, pool tables, a 14 foot HD television, and even a four-lane bowling alley. The nine rooms available in this building are themed to have an iconic Western feel.

In addition to the other rooms and cabins available, Rock Creek’s most notable accommodations are the tents found yards from the creek that give guests a rustic camp atmosphere while still providing all the desired comforts.

With doubles starting at $1,600 (all inclusive), the Ranch at Rock Creek is not to be missed for those searching for an outdoorsy, yet plush getaway. Welcomes The Resort at Paws Up

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 is pleased to welcome The Resort at Paws Up to our site.

Equipped with decadent vacation homes and luxury tents for those wishing to go “glamping,” the resort is the ideal place to experience the breathtaking wilderness of Montana with all the comforts and amenities of a five-star hotel.

Owned by David and Nadine Lipson, Paws Up is located within the golden triangle of western trout fishing. Known for being one of the best spots in the United States for fly-fishing, the golden triangle is where several legendry rivers, including the Missouri, Clark Fork, and the Bitterfoot join together at Glacier National Park.

With access to some of the most acclaimed rivers and finest trout in the country, Paws Up offers various invigorating fishing trips:

  • Blackfoot Fly-Fishing: The resort is an angler’s paradise with 10 private miles of the Blackfoot on the property. With half-day or full-day trips available on this river, guests can enjoy fishing for Cutthroat and Rainbow trout.
  • Clark Fork Fly-Fishing: Half-day or full-day trips are also offered on the Clark Fork. However, due to the size of this river and its long riffles and runs, most of the fishing for Brown and Rainbow trout is done from the boat.
  • Missouri Fly-Fishing: Guests can part-take in day float trips down the Missouri, located just 90 minutes from the resort. This legendry, gentle-sloped river is the perfect place for Rainbow trout fishing.
  • Paws Up Outfitters: Another way for anglers to enjoy the backcountry of Montana is through Paws Up Outfitters. Luxurious 5 or 7 day float trips are available for visitors who want the non-stop adventure of fishing in these legendry rivers.

To protect the rivers and their inhabitants, Paws Up requires that all visitors partake in catch-and-release fishing. This practice is part of a larger sustainability effort developed by the resort known as iPreserve at Paws Up.

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