SARATOGA, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, named the No. 1 Resort in the U.S. four years in a row by Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards and the Best Resort hotel in the Continental U.S. in the 2017 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, announced that it will open for the 2018 season today, May 17. This summer, the Lodge & Spa will be offering new activities, new culinary experiences and a spectacular new cabin residence accommodation, as well as serving up its popular annual summer events, the July 4th Independence Week Celebration and Cowgirl Up for the Cure. These new 2018 offerings combine to provide an unsurpassed luxury dude ranch vacation on 30,000 acres of pristine, Western landscape in the heart of Wyoming’s famed Platte River Valley.
“We are constantly working to enhance the guest experience at the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch and for 2018 our new offerings include activities, culinary programming and a new cabin residence that is beyond compare,” said Michael Williams, COO and Executive Vice President of Brush Creek Ranch. “Those seeking to explore the pristine Rocky Mountains will love the full day ATV and Fly Fishing experience. The Homestead Cabin is the ideal luxury villa retreat for a summer family vacation or a multi-generational celebration and our new culinary education series adds yet another level of dining experience to our food & beverage program.”
Having once served as the Lodge & Spa owner’s home, the new Homestead Cabin Residence is a luxurious 4,082 square foot, two-story hand-hewn log cabin offering the ultimate in private experiences on the ranch. Designed with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, the cabin also features a full kitchen and dining area; living area with wood burning fireplace; private outdoor kitchen, patio and hot tub; washer/dryer; and a stunning, rustic elegant design including vaulted ceilings. The Homestead Residence is located on its own private driveway next door to Stagecoach and Jo’s cabin residences and can be combined with these to create a private villa retreat for large families or a group of friends.
Known for its endless array of activities for all ages, levels and abilities, the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch has added a new all-day ATV and Fly Fishing Mountain Adventure to their programming this season. Guests will ride ATVs into the nearby, million-acre Medicine Bow National Forest to many remote and mostly inaccessible high mountain lakes and streams in pursuit of wild cutthroat, brook trout, rainbow trout, and grayling.
New Culinary Offerings
Launched last year, the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch’s culinary focus includes use of the Brush Creek Ranch-raised Akaushi beef and other meats, dairy and fish procured from local vendors as well as produce direct from the Brush Creek Ranch Greenhouse. This year, the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is enhancing their food & beverage program with new, exclusive culinary experiences including:
- Weekly sommelier-led afternoon wine tastings featuring an education-driven discussion of harder to find selections;
- Weekly bartender-lead cocktail classes offering a sensory exploration through intermediate cocktail theory and introduction to modern mixology, ingredients, methods, garnishes and glassware;
- Further expansion of the Ranch’s Reserve Wine program, allowing guests access to elevated selections in the wine cellar including several wines previously unavailable in Wyoming;
- Private in-cabin chef dinners (in select units) curated by Brush Creek Ranch’s Executive Chef (a la carte);
- Private four- or five-course private tasting menu dinners available in the Corriente private dining room in the Trailhead Lodge with wines paired with each course (a la carte);
- Weekly private cooking classes available on request (a la carte).
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 1st to 8th, the annual July 4th vacation package features a professional rodeo event, nightly live western entertainment, July 4th fireworks show, and a barn dance as well as Lil’ Wranglers program with special youth dining and twilight events for kids ages four to eight. Pricing for Independence Week Celebration packages starts at $900 per person, per night for a seven-night stay and includes a limited time $1,000 travel credit per person.
The 6th annual Cowgirl Up for the Cure returns to Brush Creek Ranch September 23rd to 26th for an unforgettable three-day, girlfriend getaway event to benefit Susan G. Komen and featuring Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder of the organization, as well as Komen Scholar Dr. Jennifer Pietenpol. With adventures and activities daily, nightly live entertainment, a Ladies Roundup Rodeo and the annual 5K Race for the Cure, Cowgirl Up for the Cure is not to be missed. The three-day weekend package starts at $750 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 for a total impact of $1,500 per person.
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 $900 per person, 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. See all rate details here.
Opened in 2011, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch has received numerous accolades including being named the “No. 1 Resort in the U.S.” by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards; Travel + Leisure 2017 World’s Best Awards Top Resort Hotel in the Continental U.S.; “Best Venues in America” in 2016 and 2017 by Brides Magazine; one of the "Top 10 Places to Hold a Corporate Retreat;" and “Top Ten Family Vacation Destination” by Worth; “World's Best New Hotels of 2011” by ForbesLife; “Best Up and Coming Hotels of 2012” by Travel + Leisure; one of Condé Nast Johansens’ Most Excellent Ranches; a “Top 101 Suites in the World” by Elite Traveler; and “Best Guest Ranch Suites of the American West” by Sunset.
For more information about the summer season, visit www.thelodgeandspa.com.
About The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch
The award-winning Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is a grand western destination offering an ultra-private collection of historic guest ranches set on a 30,000-acre working cattle ranch outside of Saratoga in south central Wyoming's North Platte River Valley. A Preferred Hotels & Resorts LEGEND® destination, ORVIS Dual-Endorsed Fly Fishing and Wing Shooting Lodge, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch features rolling hills, verdant river valleys, lush forests and majestic rock formations that create an environment where guests can escape in true luxury. The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is part of the Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection, which also includes Magee Homestead and French Creek Sportsmen’s Club, each of which appeals uniquely to family vacations, adult romantic and wellness escapes, destination weddings and private corporate events. Offering an unsurpassed, all-inclusive luxury dude ranch adventure experience, the Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection provides a genuine Western spirit of hospitality and a vast array of outdoor activities that, coupled with an inspiring landscape and a dedication to sustainable ranching, come together to create a new icon in International luxury resort destinations. For more information about The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch and the Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection or to inquire about rates call (307) 327-5284, email email@example.com or visit www.BrushCreekRanch.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.