Ranch at Rock Creek
With more than 10 square miles of Montana wilderness at your disposal, it’s easy to feel puny at this guest ranch, where summer days mean horseback riding, fly-fishing, and after-dinner “safaris,” and winter brings cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and sleigh rides.
So it’s particularly sweet to come home to a cabin as unexpectedly romantic as Blue Bird. The one-bedroom cottage is as bright as a beach house: The king-size canopy bed is made of aspen limbs, white wainscoting climbs the walls, and the sauna seats eight, in case you make any new friends. The heated screened porch sits within earshot of a bubbling creek—and when you tire of nature’s music, you’ve got a hidden flat-screen and one of the most sophisticated sound systems in the state.