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.


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.

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.


Wine List & Program

Ranch Sommelier Craig O. oversees the included pairings, crafting them to suit Executive Chef Drage’s ever-changing menus. A Certified Sommelier with The Court of Master Sommeliers, he loves to share his passions of food, wine and Montana. “We find wines that have the same sets of standard as our food – biodynamic, organic, family-owned, often grown in extreme climates and high altitudes.” Craig works directly with Chef Drage to curate both included and reserved wine and beverage lists that are as unique as they are extensive.

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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.


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.


Sundance Social Hour

Outdoor locations will vary

After the Turn Out of the Herd, join 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

Executive Chef Drage

Frontier to Table

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.

All-Inclusive Dining


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We came to enjoy some horse back riding and it did not disappoint. The entire staff are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and provide a very high level of service. We had the chance to try cattle sorting, trail riding, see a rodeo, fly fish, rifle shooting. The dining is truly gourmet with an excellent wine cellar for a ranch! As we both are still working, we also appreciated that there was WIFI available so we did not have to completely unplug. We loved the all inclusive aspect and look forward to returning.

Tripadvisor, May 2023

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A unique vacation that is customized just for you. Best for people who like to be active and appreciate the outdoors. In addition, the accommodations were delightful. The food is five star and so delish!!! Highly recommend - it's worth every penny and then some.
Gail O

Tripadvisor, May 2023

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