SARATOGA, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, named the No. 1 Resort in the U.S. three years in a row by Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards, announced today that it will open for the 2017 summer season on May 17. Over Memorial Day weekend, the Ranch will open its new Aerial Adventure Ropes Course boasting 40 features on two separate levels and a thrilling 150-foot dual zipline. In addition, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch will be expanding both Trailhead Spa and culinary offerings, as well as serving up its popular annual events, the July 4th Independence Week Celebration and Cowgirl Up for the Cure. The new 2017 experiences combine to provide an unsurpassed luxury guest ranch vacation on 30,000 acres of pristine, Western landscape in the heart of Wyoming’s famed Platte River Valley.
“Each year, we look to bring new and exciting offerings to our guests and 2017 is no exception,” said Michael Williams, COO and Executive Vice President of Brush Creek Ranch. “The dramatic new high elevation challenge ropes course is a fantastic addition to our activities menu and our annual events keep getting better year after year. Whether new at the Ranch or returning for the third or fourth time, our guests are sure to discover something unexpected at the Ranch this summer.”
New Aerial Adventure Ropes Course
The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch partnered with Aerial Designs to build a customized multilevel Aerial Adventure Ropes Course that will feature 40 activities on two separate levels, the first at an elevation of 25 feet, and the second climbing to a full 40 feet, with the thrilling option of exiting the course via a 150-foot dual zipline or QUICKjump, which will allow participants to free fall through the air before being gently caught and lowered back to earth. Each level will offer an array of interconnected obstacles allowing each guest to choose his or her own challenge level.
Trailhead Spa at Brush Creek Ranch
The adventure of the West meets the tranquil healing of the Platte River Valley at the Trailhead Spa. New offerings for 2017 include Family Yoga sessions, a Massage 101 for couples, a Bullseye Massage, providing targeted relief with an Arnica healing potion followed by a sandalwood scalp massage and a one-of-a-kind Pranayama Raindrop Treatment featuring therapeutic grade essential oils and guided yogic breathing.
The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch will unveil a “pasture to plate” program in 2017, including Brush Creek Ranch-raised Akaushi beef and an on-Ranch greenhouse producing fruits and vegetables. The menu will feature several entrees using the Ranch-raised Akaushi beef and will also be plentiful with fruits and vegetables, harvested from the on-Ranch, 6,480-square-foot greenhouse producing 106 different items. In addition, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch has expanded the park space at Trailhead Lodge so that landscape, dining and fun mesh naturally during meals at the Chuck Wagon. The wine cellar also continues to expand, with a focus on curating lesser-known, up and coming wines scoring 93 to 100 points.
Annual Iconic Events
Of course, summer would not be complete without The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch’s two iconic events, July 4th Independence Week Celebration and Cowgirl Up for the Cure.
Taking place July 2nd to 9th, the annual July 4th vacation package features a concert under the stars with country music singer Maggie Rose, Independence Week Rodeo with professional bull riders, nightly live western entertainment, July 4th Fireworks show, Big Boyz Toyz & Good Girlz Gunz shooting club event, a family outdoor movie experience and Lil’ Wranglers program with special youth dining and twilight events for kids ages four to eight. Pricing for Independence Week Celebration packages start at $1,000 per person, per night for a seven-night stay and includes a $500 travel credit per person.
The 5th annual Cowgirl Up for the Cure returns to Brush Creek Ranch September 24th to 27th for a girlfriend getaway event to benefit Susan G. Komen, featuring organization founder Nancy G. Brinker as well as Komen Scholar Dr. Jennifer Pietenpol. With adventures and activities daily, a Fitness Hike/Run 5k Challenge and nightly entertainment, Cowgirl Up for the Cure is not to be missed. The three-day weekend package starts at $600 per person, per night, plus a $750 donation for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which will be matched by the Bruce and Beth White Family Foundation.
All packages at The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch are all-inclusive and include luxury accommodations; an elite collection of Ranch adventures including gear, guides and instruction; and inspired dining experiences to include all beverages including premium spirits, beers and open wine cellar access. Standard pricing begins at $800 per person and up, per night, based on double occupancy, type of accommodations chosen and a three-night minimum. A 23 percent Ranch Fee applies, inclusive of all gratuities and applicable taxes. For more information about the summer season, visit www.brushcreekranch.com.