Triple Creek Ranch Gift Shop.
mountain biking, tennis, Yoga, Golf - 9 hole course, Golf - 18 hole course, sporting clays, ATV Rentals - guided, bird watching, Shooting - trap / clays, Shooting - wing, Year-round Horseback Riding, Cattle Drives, CB Ranch Rides, Lewis & Clark Trial Rides, Orvis Guided Fishing Trips, Scenic Float Trips, Whitewater Rafting, Alpine Packrafting, Guided or Self-Guided Hiking, Fitness Trail, Guided Forest Walks, Scenic Drives, Scenic River Floats, Scenic Flights, Scenic Helicopter Tours, Sapphire Panning, Archery, Trap Shooting & Sporting Clays, Hatchet Throwing, Slingshot, Crosscut Sawing & Fire Branding, Fire Building, Geocaching, 4th of July Firework Celebration
Water based Activities
outdoor pool, hot tub, river floating, whitewater rafting-adventure
relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, rock treatments, couples massage, scrubs, facials, Prenatal massage, Body wraps, Sauna, Guided Yoga & Meditation
cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, down hill skiing, snowshoeing, Complimentary Ski Passes and Ski & Snowboard rentals, Dog Sledding, Snowmobiling, Horseback Riding, Double H Hat Workshops, Scenic Drives, Trap Shooting & Sporting Clays, Artisanal Candle & Soap Making Classes, Chef's Table Dining Experiences, Wine & Spirits Tastings, Vintner Weekends, Artist Workshops, Holiday Celebrations for Christmas, New Year, & Valentine's Day
Fishing & Wildlife
As a premier fly fishing destination, Triple Creek Ranch is an ORVIS endorsed fishing lodge where guests enjoy unfettered access to a full range of complimentary fly fishing gear and equipment, fly casting lessons, two stocked trout ponds on property, and bank fishing on our private sister ranch available upon request with maps provided for the best fishing 'hot-spots'. Guided float trips with experienced anglers on the Bitterroot River & Salmon River are also available, & have become a favorite activity for many of our guests.
Starting with the Skwala fly hatch in March/April, the trout become active and bountiful right into summer when the climate is dry and sunshine is abundant.
Summer temperatures range from the mid-70 to 90s F becoming cooler in the evening. The Bitterroot River, and its floatable tributaries the East and West Fork, are freestone, blue-ribbon rivers. Located between the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains, the Bitterroot River runs south to north for approximately 86 miles before emptying into the Clark Fork of the Columbia River. Snowfields from the highest mountain peaks in western Montana feed the river throughout the summer, keeping it floatable and the fishery healthy. Native west slope cutthroats and bull trout are here, as well as stream-bred rainbows, brook and brown trout.
Rivers are fishable well into fall. Clear blue skies are not uncommon, combined with colors of fall, snow-capped mountains and a few flakes in the valley can be an invigorating outdoor fly-fishing experience for any angler.
Fly Fishing Always on the Bitterroot:
Whether a beginner, intermediate or expert, float with an experienced guide down the Bitterroot River, or its West Fork or East Fork for a memorable day of trout fishing. The Guides at Fly Fishing Always are renown in the valley for their historic and extensive knowledge of these waters. These guides are experts on the hatches and proper flies to use, whether it’s an old faithful such as Big Freddy or whatever it might take to catch the big fish. In order to protect and preserve the stream-bred trout of the Bitterroot’s blue-ribbon waters, all fishing is catch and release.
Rawhide Outfitters on the Salmon River:
In July and August Rawhide Outfitters guides specialize in drift and wade fly fishing, dry or wet fly fishing and/or spin casting, depending on personal preference. You will drift through a lovely section of the Salmon River, occasionally stopping to wade good runs. Anglers will tend to average 20 to 40 fish per day, rainbow and cutthroat trout ranging from 12 to 18 inches. Catch and Release is encouraged. Your guides will provide lunch for you to enjoy riverside.
Summer Trout Fly Fishing & Spin Casting on the Salmon River with Rawhide Outfitters is available in July and August.
In the fall, Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River is an unforgettable adventure! Rawhide Outfitters’ guides have years of experience to ensure the highest possible success rate using a wide variety of both traditional and modern methods. The hatchery steelhead returns have been very successful with a strong native run as well. Guides use dory-type drift boats equipped with heaters. Guides will instruct you with a variety of fishing methods, such as trolling plugs or bait and fly fishing, depending upon the preference and skill level of each guest. Your guides will provide lunch for you to enjoy riverside.
Steelhead Fishing on the Salmon River is available Mid-October through November, and in April.
Fishing on offer
fly, river, stocked pond, stream, equipment available, guided non-inclusive, unguided, instruction available
Populations vary with the seasons and in Montana over 400 species of birds have been sighted including your favorite passerines, raptors, owls, waterfowl and more, which migrate and inhabit Western North America. Mammals such as whitetail and mule deer, elk, moose, big horn sheep, mountain lion, wolf, black bear and mountain goat inhabit Western Montana.
For groups of 30-40.
TCR is an ideal location for small corporate retreats. There are 25 individual cabins and 33 rooms with king beds.
Marcus Daly Mansion
The Marcus Daly Mansion is a National Historic Site owned by the State of Montana. The mansion was the family summer home of Copper Baron, Marcus Daly, who founded the town of Hamilton, Montana, in the late 1800s. In 1886, Marcus Daly purchased the existing Anthony Chafin homestead, including the farmhouse, and had it remodeled by 1889. He renovated the residence again in 1897 to a Queen Anne style Victorian home. After Marcus Daly's death, the home was again remodeled into a Georgian-Revival style mansion. The three-story Hamilton, Montana mansion (24,000 square feet) has over 50 rooms, with 25 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and 7 fireplaces, 5 of which have imported Italian marble. Some of the main rooms include a large living room, music room, formal dining room, sun room, trophy room (which was added in 1914), an upstairs sitting room, and a third floor billiard hall. Hamilton is 30 miles from Triple Creek Ranch.
30 miles / 30 mins
Ravalli County Museum
This former Ravalli County Courthouse, built by A.J. Gibson in 1900, served as a courthouse until 1979 when it was saved from the wrecker’s ball by a vote of the people. It now houses what is considered by many to be the finest little museum in the Northwest. Permanent collections include a Native American collection, Ricketts Museum, commemorating the development of the Rocky Mountain Laboratory, an antique kitchen, miner / trapper room, a veteran's display, Ernst Peterson photo exhibits, extensive archives, Victorian rooms, and a Railway Express agent office. Rotating exhibits in the former courtroom and a weekly Sunday Series Program at 2:00 p.m. are of historic and cultural significance.
30 miles / 30 mins
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's Elk Country Visitor Center is proud to be one of the newest and best conservation education facilities in the Northwest. The Elk Country Visitor Center features hands-on conservation and hunting heritage exhibits for all ages. The Center also includes a Lewis and Clark display, an impressive collection of world record elk mounts, a western wildlife diorama and a state of the art conservation theater. Shoppers will also enjoy the Elk Country gift shop full of beautiful wildlife art and many hand -crafted and Montana-made creations. The public is welcome and admission is free. Open year round. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is an international, nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, and their habitat. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation's 150,000 members and volunteers have permanently protected more than 1,000 square miles of critical elk habitat and enhanced another 3.4 million acres of elk country. In addition, over 400,000 acres have been opened to public access for hunting, fishing and other enjoyment.
80 miles / 2 hours