The Ranch at Rock Creek

Bask in Big Sky Country views
Hike across The Ranch's 6,600 acres and five peaks, and on local trails
Rock Creek is a rare Blue Ribbon trout stream with world-famous fly fishing
Spotting moose, deer, eagles, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, elk and foxes is common
Staff Housing is located between Top of the World peak and Rock Creek
Bike on 20 miles of cross-country trails and a downhill mountain biking course
Watch the Running of the Herd with 75 beautiful horses
Wranglers wait on Whiskey Ridge during a special mountaintop event
Staff with kids can enroll them in The Nest, on-site childcare
Servers learning line dancing for the weekly Barn Dance
The Ranch is located just 30 minutes from Discovery Ski Area
Meeting and feeding the cow herd
Biking and hiking around The Ranch is encouraged
Wranglers getting ready for the Fourth of July parade
A staff member gets ready to do the ropes course
Executive Chef Josh Drage briefs the servers on the night's meal
Rancher throwing a lariat during the Staff Ranch Olympics
Events and seasonal celebrations allow staff to dance, play carnival games and watch fireworks
A staff member shooting a compound bow during a staff activity
The Ranch is known for historic barn accommodations, luxury cabins, lodge rooms and modern glamping
Fly fishing on Rock Creek during a staff activity
Learn to shoot during staff activities on one of our five ranges
Meeting the Gold Team, our Belgian draft horses
Ranchers gathered after the 2022 Spring Ranch Olympics

It's time to have your Montana adventure!

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the opportunity to work at the world's first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star guest Ranch and Glamping destination. Luxury service is provided with genuine warmth and hospitality.

Our Ranch is located 20 miles from Philipsburg, MT, approximately halfway between Missoula, MT and Butte, MT.

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About The Ranch at Rock Creek

This all-inclusive ranch is nestled in one of Montana's most pristine valleys. The Ranch at Rock Creek offers year-round unique vacations on an authentic 19th-century homestead. It has been recognized as the World's first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Guest Ranch. As a Relais & Châteaux property, we've spent the last 8 years expanding the frontiers of luxury travel with our one-of-a-kind accommodations, extensive amenities, inventive cuisine, and access to over 20 guided outdoor activities on the ranch.

Set among 6,600 acres (10 square miles) of rugged Montana ranchland just outside Philipsburg, MT, guests experience limitless outdoor recreational opportunities, outstanding accommodations and cuisine, and a renowned full-service spa. Families, couples, and friends will discover that The Ranch at Rock Creek is unparalleled among Montana vacation ranches. It's a place that offers the feel of the ‘true West’ without sacrificing true comfort.

The Employee Experience

Our employees come not only from Montana, but from all across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Meeting new people, creating custom guest experiences, trying new activities, and taking advantage of all The Ranch and the local community has to offer is part of a typical employee experience.

The Ranch is located in a very remote area, and those seeking the hustle and bustle of city life should not look here. Successful employees enjoy the rural beauty of the area and the outdoor activities it provides. View a year on The Ranch from an employee's point of view here.

Ideal Candidate

Candidates should have a strong luxury hospitality mindset. Our most successful employees are those who are self-motivated, confident, good at multi-tasking and creating special connections, and who, above all, show impeccable work ethic.  A love of the outdoors and an adventuresome spirit are crucial. The desire to work as a team and go above and beyond the call of duty when necessary is what makes our Ranch so special. We encourage cross-training in other departments. Employees must be comfortable working flexible scheduling that is dependent on resort occupancy. Preference is given to candidates able to complete longer seasonal agreements, 6-9 months. Learn more about what we're looking for here.

Room and Board

Shared onsite staff housing is available at no cost. We also offer complimentary access to basic food provisions and a Staff Cook prepares lunch daily. While vegetarian and gluten-free choices are sometimes provided, we are unable to cater to strict dietary concerns. Employees are responsible for their own dinners and anything beyond what is provided. Kitchens are available for use, either in the unit or in a common area. Free laundry facilities, wifi and workout room. 

Company housing is shared and houses anywhere from 2-4 people depending on the structure. Pets are not allowed in staff housing.  Those who wish to live off-site may find rentals in Philipsburg, MT.  

Employee Perks

Employees have access to TV, movies, games, and WiFi in a common recreation area. Employees are encouraged to take advantage of activities offered at The Ranch, which includes fly fishing, horseback riding, snowshoeing, archery, ropes course and more. Hiking and biking abound in the local area. Excursions offsite include white water rafting, ziplining and touring of Montana offerings. Watch a video about our employee perks here.

Employees get performance/appreciation rewards, swag, access to pro-deals and equipment discounts. 

Employees who successfully complete the season will be eligible for an end of agreement bonus.

Full-time, year-round employees enjoy a benefits package that includes insurance, PTO, 401(k) and holidays.

Getting Here and Getting Around

All employees are encouraged to bring a vehicle, as it will allow you to explore the surrounding areas.  We do offer weekly shuttle opportunities to venture to neighboring towns or staff excursions.

Missoula International Airport (MSO) is 87 miles from The Ranch and is serviced by Alaska Airlines, Frontier, United, Delta, and Allegiant. A shuttle can be arranged with advance notice to bring you to The Ranch if necessary.

Butte International Airport (BTM) is approximately 75 miles from The Ranch and is serviced by Delta Airlines. A shuttle can also be arranged at no charge from this airport.

Please note that we do not pick up from Bozeman (BZN). Should you choose to fly to Bozeman, you will need to book a Greyhound ticket to Butte, MT for pick up.

For Fun

The Ranch at Rock Creek staff enjoys Montana at its finest. There is exceptional access to hiking, camping, and backpacking in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. There are plenty of chances to try new hobbies, such as horseback riding, archery, ice skating or sapphire mining. Southwest Montana is an excellent place for budding photographers, who will see some of the most diverse wildlife in the United States.

In addition, staff members will find themselves steps away from Rock Creek, one of the world’s only Blue Ribbon trout streams. More fishing access is enjoyed on Flint Creek and Georgetown Lake. If you love to fly fish, there is almost no better place in the world to spend a season. Just 25 minutes away, Discovery Ski Area is an alpine skiing destination that becomes a mountain biking mecca in the summer.

How to Apply

Please visit our website to learn more about us, and then complete our Employment Inquiry online by clicking APPLY HERE below.


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