Lowdown

  • Established

    1884. Guest ranch since 2008
  • Owner

    Bruce & Beth White
  • Manager

    Michael Williams and Ron Hawkins
  • Tel

    307-327-5284
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    Summer: $1,100 - $1,500
    Winter: $700 - $1,350
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    Summer: $800
    Winter: $700
  • Minimum Stay

    Summer: 3 days
    Winter: 2 days
  • Maximum Guests

    120
  • Works with travel agents?

    Yes
  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery
  • Memberships

    Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection, Beretta Trident and Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing and Wingshooting Lodge, Relais & Chatauex, Forbes Travel 5-Star Hotel
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Experience the award-winning Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, the flagship property within the Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection, an authentic western resort destination. This truly magnificent getaway has been consistently awarded Best Resort in the U.S. year after year by both Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Reader's Choice as well as earning the highly-touted Forbes 5-Star Hotel award.

Immerse yourself in the storied Great American West at one of our three unique luxury ranches located in stunning Saratoga, Wyoming. Explore the North Platte River Valley of south-central Wyoming, nestled between the ancient Sierra Madre mountain range and stunning Medicine Bow National Forest.

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch

Our Preferred Hotels & Resorts LEGEND® destination and ORVIS Dual-Endorsed Fly Fishing and Wingshooting Lodge and Beretta-endorsed resort features rolling hills, verdant river valleys, lush forests and majestic rock formations that create an environment where our guests can escape in true luxury. It’s a place where every amenity, every detail, every moment is tailored to them, and genuine Western hospitality, unbridled adventure and a truly inspiring landscape come together to create an exclusive icon in international luxury destinations.

A robust, family-friendly community setting, offering a collection of well-appointed accommodations with refined Western personality for groups of any size up to 120 guests. The expansive resort features a 38,000-square foot Trailhead Lodge, a rejuvenating spa, a collection of lodge rooms, cabin suites and residences and a variety of authentic outdoor adventures.

The ultimate winter experience awaits our guests at Green Mountain. This winter, guests of the Brush Creek Ranch Luxury Collection have exclusive access to this private 600 acre mountain getaway. Located 25 minutes from the gates of Brush Creek Ranch, Green Mountain is completely surrounded by National Forest lands, combining a secluded outdoor adventure with awe-inspiring views. Green Mountain is home to incredible downhill skiing and snowboarding for all skill levels, miles of wilderness for snowshoeing and cross country skiing terrain throughout the property.

The Magee Homestead

For the ultimate in sophisticated luxury guest ranch experiences, the Magee Homestead prairie hideaway, a Relais & Châteaux and Forbes Travel Guide 5-Star property, unfolds as a romantic and spellbinding retreat for adult couples (21 and over) or private gatherings and luxury ranch vacations of up to 27 guests. Here, take the reins of your own time enjoying bespoke, personal attention, richly-appointed accommodations, sumptuous culinary delights, and adventures that rekindle your sense of discovery and wellness.

French Creek Sportsmen’s Club

If you’re a passionate outdoorsman, welcome to heaven. French Creek Sportsmen’s Club is an elite enclave featuring 15,000 acres of sporting paradise located on the legendary Sanger Ranch property, famous among the nation’s premier hunting and fishing grounds.

Located on the historic Platte River Valley sporting paradise known as Sanger Ranch, offering blissful, exclusive fly fishing and hunting adventures for up to 10 guests. The ultimate personal indulgence of sheer privacy of this Wyoming wilderness promises an unrivaled sporting experience.

Our signature Inclusive Luxury experience ensures a convenient and streamlined stay, with all lodging, food, premium wine, Brush Creek Ranch crafted beer and spirits, and a wide assortment of activities included in our rates.

We invite you to join us for an unforgettable luxury ranch vacation!

Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch Winter Season 2019-2020: December 20 – January 5. February 13 – April 12.

Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch Summer 2020 Season: May 21 – October 19

Magee Homestead Summer 2020 Season: May 21 – October 18

French Creek Sportsmen’s Club Summer 2020 Season: June 4 – October 25

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 4 and over

Introduce the kids in your party to the great outdoors and the extravagant western adventures that await them on a family ranch vacation.

They will never forget their first sighting cattle grazing on the open range or learning to horseback ride as the sun sets. Our Lil' Wranglers children’s program is tailored for youngsters aged four to nine, with arts/crafts, equestrian activities, hiking trips, fishing excursions and so much more, organized and presented by enthusiastic, qualified counselors.

They also enjoy our scenic trails, our indoor recreation center, and special events like campfire s'mores, wagon hay rides, or star gazing. Brush Creek Ranch offers an endless array of activities with our organized themed program for kids so your entire family may make the most of their vacation and feel comfortable and excited about all of the fun to look forward to on our 30,000 acre luxury ranch!

Minimum age children can ride

4 and over

Arts & Crafts

play-doh, coloring, sketching

Activities

hiking, biking, picnics, outdoor play area, cookouts, campouts, floating

Games

scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, horseshoes, volleyball, badminton, pool table

Ranch History

For centuries, the Saratoga, Wyoming region was a destination for Native Americans who came for the area’s natural hot springs. As American frontiersmen pushed westward in the late 19th century, it quickly became a hub for settlers, trappers, and loggers. The Sterrett brothers settled the land that would become Brush Creek Ranch in 1884, building the original homestead with logs cut, skid, and hauled from the adjacent area which is now part of Medicine Bow National Forest. The spirits of hard work, recreation, and adventure are prevalent in the archives of days past at the Ranch. This heritage is still apparent in the current incarnation of the land used as a luxury guest ranch, and visitors will find homage paid to these ideas all around them, meshed seamlessly with a plethora of modern amenities.

Brush Creek Ranch was first acquired in 2008 by Bruce White, Chairman and CEO of White Lodging, one of the most respected names in the hotel industry, and operator of award-winning premium hotel brands across the country. The White family has since acquired additional historic Ranchlands and unveiled new luxury ranch resorts where the spirit of hard work, recreation, and adventure are as prevalent today as in the archives of days past. The family’s vision unfolds as a highly refined 30,000-acre destination, striking a perfect balance between active outdoor recreation, shared experiences, personal renewal, economic sustainability, and preservation of the Western way of life.

Lowdown

  • Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing

  • Types of water

    Lakes, Streams, Rivers
  • Rivers you can fish on

    North Platte River, Encampment River.
  • Types of Fish

    Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout.
  • Fishing Experience Level

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Guided Fishing Included in rates

  • Unguided Fishing available

  • Fishing Instruction Included in rates

  • You can borrow

    Rods, Flies, Reels, Boots, Waders.
  • Bring your own

    Rods, Flies, Reels, Boots, Hats, Waders.

The Setting

Enjoy some of the most celebrated freestone fishing waters on the planet, here in Saratoga, Wyoming.

Across the North Platte River, Brush Creek, the Encampment River and their major tributaries, we offer over 20 miles of the most exclusive private river access. 

Explore the waters of the North Platte River by drift boat or waders, or choose the still waters of our well-stocked ponds, which provide an enjoyable style of fishing for all ages, in most weather conditions.

If you're looking for healthy brown and rainbow trout, the near-endless blue-ribbon waters will have you returning again and again! 

Snaking its way through gaping canyons and low-lying valleys, this river system is one of the most iconic fly fishing destinations in North America.


The Fishing

There's no 'best' time of year to fish here – it's always good! This is due to the rolling elevations and good offering of fisheries. However, there are a few months that can be particularly good on the water.  

Our Orvis-endorsed guides will point you to the right spot at the right time and will give you attentive, personalized service – whether you're a beginner or just need local tips on where to fish and when.

Mid-March to mid-May
Warm May temperatures melt the high country snow and here in the Platte River Valley we fish right through the runoff.

At this time, where the water is big, most fishing is done by boat. We target the banks and slower stretches, and use brightly-colored streamers and large nymphs.

You'll also witness the prolific Salmon Fly hatch on the North Platte. These large aquatic insects hatch for up to two weeks and make up a huge portion of our trouts' yearly protein intake.

June
Runoff typically peaks during the first week, before water levels drop and clarity improves.

Mid-to-late June is a very versatile time to fish the valley, with float and wade options, and the ability to throw nymphs, dries and streamers within any given day.

You'll enjoy caddis, yellow sallies, PMDs and the famed green drakes in late June.

July to August
Summer is here, water temperatures rise and fishing slows down. When the water level is low, we only fish in the mornings.

It's actually a great time of year to escape the heat and head to the high country to find cooler water – and more active fish!

Tricos start to hatch in prolific proportions on the North Platte and Encampment, and hoppers, beetles and ants become a staple in the trouts' diet.

Float fishing becomes less viable as water levels drop and we start to focus mainly on wade fishing.

A typical day starts with the trico spinner fall where hundreds of fish can be focused on the surface offering technical – but rewarding – dry-fly fishing.

In order to protect the fishery, fishing stops altogether when water temperatures reach 68 degrees. This doesn't happen all the time and some years have offered very productive fishing during these weeks.


Mid-August to September
Water temperatures begin dropping and the fishing is outstanding – if consistency is what you're looking for, then Fall in our valley is the time to visit!

Hopper-dropper rigs are the go-to right now and the focus is mostly on wade fishing the upper stretches of the North Platte and its tributaries.

By mid-September, the trico hatch starts to wind down and you'll see blue-winged olives (BWO). Terrestrials will remain until late September. 

October to November
At this time, the main concern is the weather. Early to mid-October typically offers mild weather with the odd snowstorm, cold nights and daytime highs in the 60s.

Come mid-October, it can be a gamble, but fishing can remain productive until the water freezes.

Fall is time for the Brown Trout to spawn and this delivers great fishing – the fish are preparing for the spawn and looking for big meals, thus offering some excellent streamer fishing.

All fish sense the colder temperatures and know winter is around the corner, causing them to feed heavily in preparation.

We say that this time of year 'isn't for the faint of heart', but it's some of our guides' and locals' favorite time of year to enjoy the sport!


Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, scheduled meals
  • Alcohol

    wine provided with dinner, available for purchase, wine cellar
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire), dining room (formal attire), lounge, private dinners
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef, farm fresh eggs, ranch garden, organic produce, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free, other

Extraordinary culinary experiences await guests for every meal at the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch. The offerings you experience will range from the quintessential cowboy cookout to luxurious multi-course dinner parties, all while maintaining an authentic atmosphere.

Whether it’s a smoked brisket, roasted rack of lamb, or a whole smoked suckling pig, Executive Chef Dan Grunbeck creates every meal at the Lodge & Spa with an authentically Western twist to it. He always takes into account any special dietary needs from guests.

Dining experiences at the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch are exemplified by a variety of unique venues. Experience an expertly prepared campfire meal under the stars at the Creekside Dinner Camp, indulge in a multi-course meal in the opulent setting of the Trailhead Lodge, or come together with family and friends in the convivial atmosphere of the Chuckwagon. Rustic and refined, dining at the Lodge & Spa will be one of the most memorable parts of your stay.

The Farm at Brush Creek

An unforgettable, fully-immersive culinary adventure starts and ends with The Farm at Brush Creek, an integral component of the Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection. Learn new skills alongside the experts at The Farm's suite of ranch-sourced seed-to-table experiences featuring our own luxury restaurant, greenhouse, brewery, distillery, creamery, bakery, spirit vault, a 94-yard wine cellar and unique event spaces for up to 250 people.

The Cheyenne Club seeks to put the freshest Ranch-sourced cuisine on full display. The sustainable approach to history-making cuisine at our luxury restaurant includes our 100% American Wagyu Beef and freshly picked greenhouse ingredients. Guests can enjoy a four- or seven-course culinary journey for dinner and participate in intimate daytime cooking and butchering experiences alongside our exacutive Chef.

*Premium wines as well as Brush Creek Ranch crafted spirits and beers are included throughout your stay.

Your Chef, Daniel Grunbeck

Before joining the team at the Lodge & Spa, Executive Chef Daniel Grunbeck’s culinary talents were honed at notable restaurants like The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado, The Peninsula Grille in Charleston, South Carolina, and The Ocean Room on Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

Lowdown

  • Address

    66 Brush Creek Ranch Road
    Saratoga
    Wyoming
    82331
    USA
  • Remote Location

    Yes
  • Elevation

    7,600 ft
  • Private Land

    20,000-40,000 acres
  • Public Land

    more than 50k acres

Nearest Town - Saratoga, Wyoming

Saratoga, Wyoming has a population of 1,700 (approx), and is situated 13 miles / 15 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Saratoga, Wyoming include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, bank, atm, gas station, museum.

For shopping Saratoga, Wyoming offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, western wear.

Rental car

Required

Nearest Airports

Saratoga Airport/SAA, Saratoga, WY

Distance

13 miles / 15 mins

Ranch shuttle

Yes, from SAA/Saratoga Airport


LAR/Laramie, Laramie, WY

Distance

98 miles / 1 hour 45 mins

Airlines

Skywest, United Express

Ranch shuttle

Fee applies

Rental car

Required


DIA/Denver, Denver, CO

Distance

244 miles / 4 hours

Airlines

Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Horizon, Northwest, Alaska, United Express, American Airlines

Ranch shuttle

fee applies

Rental car

Required


Private Air Travel

Nearest location(s)

SAA/Saratoga, Wyoming

Travel by

Airplane

Distance

15 miles

Ranch shuttle

Yes, from SAA/Saratoga Airport

Lowdown

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    Summer: $1,100 - $1,500
    Winter: $700 - $1,350
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    Summer: $800
    Winter: $700
  • Minimum Stay

    Summer: 3 days
    Winter: 2 days
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Any day is fine
  • Style of accommodation

    Glamping, Western rustic chic, Luxury 5-Star
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Brush Creek Ranch can cater for up to 120 guests. Accommodation includes Lodges and Cabins. See below for details and indicative rates.

Lodge | Trailhead Lodge Rooms

Rates (Per Person)*

Summer: $1,100 - $1,200
Winter: $735 - $855
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Our Trailhead Lodge is a premier destination in Wyoming, and the crown jewel of the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch. With 13 luxurious rooms with captivating ranch views and refined Western decor, the accommodations at the Trailhead Lodge offer luxury Wyoming lodging in a rustic ranch setting. The Lodge’s soaring 28-foot ceilings, huge open-hearth fireplaces, and rustically elegant decor create the perfect Western ambience that can only be found at the Lodge & Spa.

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

hair dryer, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, Handicapped Accessible

Cabin | Cabin Suites

Rates (Per Person)*

Summer: $1,050 - $1,250
Winter: $750 - $1,150
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Hand-hewn cabins, painstakingly restored and lovingly outfitted with luxurious amenities and dazzling Western decor provide an unforgettable experience at the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch. Stay at the top choice in glamping resorts where sweeping views and rustic luxury are in every uniquely designed cabin suite.

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, Handicapped Accessible

Cabin | Luxury Cabin Residences

Rates (Per Person)*

Summer: $1,250 - $1,500
Winter: $1,100 - $1,350
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

From king beds with sumptuous bedding to fully-equipped kitchens and dining rooms, our cabin residences contain everything needed for a comfortable stay. The cabin residences available at Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch evoke the spirit and heritage of the West while offering an array of modern luxury amenities.

Rooms

3

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, wood fireplace, washer / dryer, Handicapped Accessible


Booking Policy

Rates are per person, based on standard occupancy of the unit being met and are subject to change. Rates include lodging, meals, soft drinks, premium spirits, beer and wine, as well as a wide range of experiences daily; excludes Spa experiences and select elite à la carte experiences. A 23% Ranch Fee (Inclusive of All Gratuities and All Applicable Taxes) will also apply.

Children’s pricing applies for ages 4-8 (see policies) once the standard occupancy of the selected unit has been met.

For groups of 10 guests or more, please inquire with our Group Sales Office at 307-327-5284 or sales@brushcreekranch.com. Check-in is at 4 pm.

Ranch does not permit smoking or pets of any kind in any Ranch rooms, cabins or any other outbuilding on Ranch property.

Payments are accepted in the form of a check, wire transfer and by any major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, AmEx). To confirm your reservation, we ask for a 50% deposit of your total reservation amount.* The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival (we’ll call to remind you). If you cancel more than 60 days before your arrival, we will refund your deposit, less a transaction fee equal to 10% of the total reservation amount. If you must cancel fewer than 60 days prior to your arrival date, regretfully your deposit is non-refundable.

Included in your stay

meals, activities, lodging, Riding, All beverages, including premium wines as well as our Brush Creek Ranch crafted beers and spirits are included throughout your stay.

Extras

Tax

Elite a la Carte Activities and Spa Experiences

Gratuity

23% Ranch Fee, Inclusive of all gratuities and all applicable taxes

Massage

A full assortment of massage services and spa experiences are offered through our award winning Trailhead Spa at additional fees.

Yoga

Yoga classes are offered through our spa wellness program at no additional charge up to three times per day (based on availability)

Guided Fly Fishing

Guides and all equipment are included in the standard rate for on-ranch fishing experiences. Elite off-ranch wade and float fishing experiences are an additional cost.

Other

Select elite à la carte experiences

Lowdown

  • You can borrow

    Cowboy hats, Cowboy boots, Riding helmets, Saddle bags
  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi, telephone, free long distance.
  • Cell Networks

    AT&T, verizon.
  • Business Services

    Executive business center , Conference center, computer and fax hookups, printers.

Onsite

Shopping

The BCR Gift Shop, located in the Outfitters Barn, carries a variety of Brush Creek Ranch logo'd apparel including quality outdoor brands such as Patagonia, Orvis, Loki, Miller, and Maui Jim.

Outdoor Activities

climbing, mountain biking, Yoga, sporting clays, campouts, wagon rides, ATV Rentals - guided, bird watching, Shooting - trap / clays, Shooting - wing, Horseback riding, Archery, BCR Gun Club, Paintball, High Ropes Course, Hiking, Ranger Tours,

Water based Activities

hot tub, hot springs, river floating, whitewater rafting-adventure, Float Fishing, Hot Springs in Saratoga, 13 miles from the ranch

Spa

relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, rock treatments, couples massage, scrubs, manicures, facials, pedicures

Winter Activities

cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, down hill skiing, snowshoeing, winter ice fishing, down hill snowboarding, snow-cat tours, horseback riding, sledding, tubing, ice skating, yoga


Additional Services

Corporate Retreats

For groups of 100 & over.

Here, some of the best company meetings are just as likely to happen on horseback as they are in one of our luxe boardrooms. Our entire Ranch is your function space, where guests feel untethered and ready to release unbridled enthusiasm to pursue boundless possibilities. For a completely immersive experience, consider a complete buyout of Brush Creek Ranch for up to 150 guests. 

Allow our seasoned and passionate team to craft a bespoke itinerary of exclusive events and adventures to compliment your goals for the experience of a lifetime. Reward your team and strengthen your organization with a visit to one of the best corporate retreat locations in the USA.

Weddings

We can cater for groups of 100 & over.

Among wedding venues, Brush Creek Ranch stands out as a premier destination. Celebrate your love for one another with a fully immersive weekend surrounded by your families and loved ones at our scenic venues. We offer an unmatched destination for the all-inclusive Western wedding of your dreams. 

Thanks to the wide variety of Western activities available to guests and included in their stay, the most important day of your life will go off without a hitch. Guests can enjoy our full spa as well as exciting ranch adventures such as fly fishing, horseback rides, and archery.


Local Attractions

Saratoga Mineral Hot Springs

Located just a short drive away from the Ranch in Saratoga are the natural mineral Hot Springs that have been flowing up from the earth and out onto the open plains of Wyoming for hundreds of years. Often vistied by Native Americans at the turn of the century for their healing properties, these mineral springs attracted vistors from all around. Today these springs are one of the main draws for tourists in the area. These free public soaking pools are open 24 hours a day, all year round. 

Distance

13 miles / 15 mins

Ranch shuttle

Transportation Included

Highs

  • Rustic-chic, high-end luxury. Very diverse topography-high mountain desert, cottonwood studded creek bottoms to high mountain riding in the Medicine Bow
  • If you are a rider, you can get out and ride. Ranch horses suitable for all levels of riders; advanced horsemanship program available for those who can truly ride – you can even jump on a finished cutting horse and work a cow!
  • Immaculate facilities, indoor and outdoor arena. Myriad activities: zip-line, float down the Platte River, take a ranger a tour of the ranch, take a sunrise yoga class, or just spend time in the spa. Phenomenal, hospitable staff. They work to accommodate your requests
  • Book your stay when they have bands such as Marshall Tucker, Little Texas. Throughout the summer, they book different bands for the guests' exclusive enjoyment

Lows

  • When staying in the lodge, for a more relaxing experience, you may wish to request a room away from the main activity area

Visitor Reviews

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Wonderful ranch setting

it offers horse back riding , atv trips , shooting ranges along with the spa and relaxed setting, great food and wonderful staff, I stayed for just 2 days and one night but wish i had more time to do everything the offered.

4 stars

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