Drink boutique wines by night and explore the Bitterroot Mountains by day during Triple Creek Ranch’s vintner weekends.
Montana’s rugged personality and remote wilderness make it an unlikely setting for a luxury property, but the element of surprise is what Triple Creek Ranch does best. Seventy-five miles from Missoula, the 28,000-acre Relais and Châteaux resort is home to 25 private log cabins, an award-winning wine program, a dizzying array of activities, gourmet seasonally sourced meals and one resident herd of elk. In summer, guests hike, bike and wrangle; in winter, they opt for skiing (Nordic and Alpine), snowshoeing and horseback riding. The minimum guest age is 16, meaning adults looking for a getaway will find the child-free zone a serene escape—especially during vintner weekends, when a select boutique winery makes a guest appearance. With a capacity of only 66, the attention to client experience means simply mentioning a favorite spirit or nibble will ensure it arrives to your cabin for happy hour—or on a picnic during an escapade in the Bitterroot Mountains. It’s these unexpected delights that make this Western retreat a little less wild. All-inclusive one-bedroom cabins from $1,050 per night, triplecreekranch.com