Elopements

Deeply personal, a Ranch elopement is an adventurer’s dream set on 6,600 acres of wild beauty. Buck convention for a one-of-a-kind elopement or micro-wedding at the world’s first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star ranch. Intimate weddings are stress-free and fully tailored to your tastes.

Elopements and Micro-Weddings

Our team executes customized elopement wedding services with groups of 3 to 20 people for a set fee in addition to our all-inclusive rates. Guests will book their accommodations and the following elopement packages are in addition to the nightly rates and room fee.

 

Additional elopement fees are dependent upon group size:

  • 3 people – $10,000 (wedding couple and witness)
  • 4-8 people –  $15,000 (site fees apply for private reception)
  • 9-12 people – $18,000 (site fees apply for private reception)
  • 13-20 people – $25,000 (includes private reception venue)

All-Inclusive Elopements

Included in Nightly Rates:

  • Luxury accommodations and amenities
  • Daily coffee, tea and pastries, breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner
  • Unlimited premium beer, wine and spirits, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
  • Twice daily, on-property activities including guides and gear
  • Airport transfers

Included in Elopement Fee:

  • On-site wedding coordination with bridal bouquet, groom’s boutonniere, cake and mobile speaker unit for music
  • On-site officiant, license, filing and ceremony site breakdown

Romantic Accommodations

These ranch accommodations are perfect for eloping and honeymooning couples.

Ranch Elopement

Testimonials

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“My family and I were at this property for a wedding recently. What a spectacular setting! The staff went out of their way to do everything possible to ensure we were attended to in every aspect of our stay. The food was delicious, too!”
Janet K

Tripadvisor, June 2018

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“The Ranch was an amazing place to have our elopement! Coordination between the day we decided to have it there until the day of was well communicated and went off smoothly. We couldn't have asked for a better place or experience to celebrate our marriage.”
dshehulk

Tripadvisor, April 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to low availability, summer elopements may not be possible, unless you’re booking well into the future. Spring and fall elopements are the most common times to elope. Winter is an exceptional time to have an elopement and honeymoon, due to the idyllic wintry landscape, stunning contrasts with wedding colors, lower rates and more availability. Some activities, like downhill skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating and cross-country skiing are only available during the winter months – making them a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for you and your guests.

No. Everything above, with the exception of The Spa at Rock Creek treatments, are part of our all-inclusive rates. Choosing your favorite style of accommodation, private activities and dining locations allows us to craft the honeymoon itinerary of your dreams without adding additional cost.
Including activities, farm-to-table dining and all Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star luxury amenities means that you relax fully into your stay without extra hassle.

Airport transfers are available and included from Missoula, Butte and Anaconda airports. A Ranch employee will greet guests at the airport and drive them to The Ranch. Water and snacks are available for the drive.

Located at 5,200 feet, The Ranch has a typical mountain climate. We recommend layers and boots for all seasons.
Spring
April – H: 52° | L: 26°
May – H: 61° | L: 24°
June – H: 70° | L: 41°
Summer
July – H: 81° | L: 46°
Aug – H: 80° | L: 44°
Autumn
Sept – H: 68° | L: 36°
Oct – H: 55° | L: 27°
Nov – H: 43° | L: 16°
Winter
Dec – H: 32° | L: 5°
Jan – H: 32° | L: 7°
Feb – H: 35° | L: 9°
Mar – H: 44° | L: 19

The Ranch property is comprised of mountains, soft hills, meadows, pasture, forest, a mountain-fed creek and gravel roads. It is a short distance from the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest and the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness Area, as well as Discovery Ski Area. Nestled at the base of the John Long Mountains, our 6,600 acres of ranch land also encompasses four miles of frontage along Rock Creek, a Blue Ribbon designated fishery that flows into the Clark Fork River. To the far south, soft rolling hills give way to snow-capped peaks of the Pintler Mountains. Northward, cottonwood trees stretch along the valley floor following the creek flowing deep into the Sapphire Mountains.

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.

Yes! A couple can choose to dine in their accommodation for any or all of their meals.
For a small fee, or included in the elopement package, couples can dine on one of The Ranch’s vistas or secluded outdoor location (weather permitting). Please see our event venues for more information about these spaces.

As evidenced from the wide range of weather (see above) in the Montana Rockies, we highly suggest packing layers. Mornings and evenings in Montana are chilly, afternoons have warmer temperatures.
All equipment needed for activities is provided through Rod & Gun Club. However, we do suggest that you pack your own hiking boots, hats, sunglasses, gloves and other commonly used items to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Riding boots with a one inch heel are recommended.

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