Dining at The Ranch at Rock Creek

10 Years with Relais & Châteaux

Ranch Cuisine

The Ranch at Rock Creek kitchen tells a story about Montana stock, wildlife, herb and harvest. With regionally and locally sourced organic ingredients, Executive Chef Drage’s ranch menus and dining experiences mirror Montana seasonal bounty. Preparation is equal parts mountain tradition and modern palate, often employing a wood fire grill, a Dutch oven or the full array of a state-of-the-art kitchen.

Executive Chef Drage

Frontier to Table

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Dining Experiences

Ranch style dining captures experiences like horseback riding through grasslands and, later, tasting Montana alfalfa in the grass-fed beef or wildflowers in a Sapphire Mountain honey vinaigrette. Each night the culinary team hosts a different experience, which changes along with the seasons. Raise your glass to farm and ranch-to-table cuisine with an expertly paired local draught or regional wine. All meals are included in our dining venues, and tailored to dietary restrictions and preferences. While we do not offer in-room dining, great friendships have been forged during social hour while reminiscing on the day’s adventures with fellow guests. A children’s menu is always available.

Reserve dinner between 6 and 9pm each night

Dining Experiences

In-room dining is not available because it is not possible to replicate the wine pairings or thoughtful plating that accompanies Executive Chef Drage’s unique farm-to-table dining experiences.

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Seasonal Social Hours

Winter, Fall and Spring

Social Hour

Granite Lodge Great Room

Join us in the Great Room for social hour from  5-8 pm. Each night our bartenders craft seasonal cocktails and recommend local beers that will whet your appetite for the meal ahead. Relax while following safety and social distancing recommendations. Hors d’oeuvres are tailored to the dining experience that awaits.

Summer

Social Hour

Granite Lodge Great Room & Aspen Deck

Gather in the Great Room or on the Aspen deck every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday between 5 and 8 pm, where our servers will bring your favorite drink and small bites to you so you can gaze upon the Rock Creek Valley serenaded by birds and the fluttering of Quaking Aspen leaves.

Summer

Sundance Social Hour

Outdoor locations will vary

Come hide out with our legendary bar staff and their vintage converted horse trailer bar. Unwind with an ice cold beer or lemonade or sip on a signature cocktail as the day begins to set. Locations change throughout the week, so check your personalized itinerary for locations each Tuesday and Saturday and during special events.

Culinary Team

Frequently Asked Questions

We are now requiring dinner reservations to ensure there is plenty of room to safely interact and plenty of time to sanitize spaces.

We also offer a number of outdoor dining options during the warmer months.

The Ranch is committed to ensuring the safety of our guests. Please visit our dedicated page to see our response to COVID-19 during activities and during your entire stay.

We note all dietary preferences before check in.

Servers and staff will still be available to execute Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star dining service and provide recommendations to elevate your dining experience.

No. As part of our homestead hospitality, guests are welcomed into our dining spaces like they would be on a friends’ ranch. Great friendships have been forged during social hour while reminiscing on the day’s adventures with fellow guests. Our small footprint and low maximum occupancy is designed to make an intimate, comfortable environment where guests can socialize with each other or find a quiet corner to enjoy their dining experience. Due to 20 of our accommodations being free-standing across our 6,600 acres, it is impossible to replicate the wine pairings or thoughtful plating that accompanies Executive Chef Drage’s unique farm-to-table dining experiences away from our hard-working Relaix & Châteaux kitchen staff in our dining venues.

In cases where a guest is ill or has mobility issues, we will accommodate those needs with in-room dining as needed.

A bartender serves a drink at an outdoor bar
A small appetizer
Two women watching horseback riders out a window
Several skillets full of food
A chef creates a garnish for a plate
A cocktail