In the heart of American West, every bona fide cowgirl and cowboy needs to display their prowess for riding and roping cattle for spring branding, a yearly ritual on ranches all over the Rockies. At Triple Creek Ranch, the Spring Branding & Cowboy School is a way for guests to saddle up and take part in this authentic Western tradition for the ultimate guest ranch experience.
On this long weekend, guests spend a full day with Triple Creek Ranch’s seasoned wranglers, learning about their horses from head to tail and maybe trying out the traditional art of roping. On the second day, Bitterroot Valley ranching families arrive to help out with the annual spring branding on the CB Ranch, a 26,000 acre cattle ranch adjacent to Triple Creek Ranch. Guests can help with the vaccinating and branding if they choose, or maybe help with the preparation of some fresh Rocky Mountain Oysters. Once the work is done, guests sit down with the ranchers for a hard-earned, celebratory barbeque prepared by Chef Jacob Leatherman.
While guest cowhands may get a bit dusty, they won’t exactly be roughing it. At this adults-only Relais & Châteaux retreat, each of 25 luxury cabins offers privacy, a hot tub, a sumptuous king bed and a wood-burning fireplace, the perfect setting for full recovery from a day in the saddle. In the evening, dinner from Chef Leatherman and wines poured by Sommelier Jeremey White from a Wine Spectator award winning cellar complete the day. Spring Branding & Cowboy School runs from April 19 to 22, 2018 and is included in the nightly, all-inclusive rate, based on double occupancy.
Triple Creek Ranch is located in Darby 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-654-2943.For more information visit Triple Creek Ranch