Trip Overview 

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is a super high-end, robust, family-friendly community setting, offering a collection of well-appointed accommodations with refined Western personality for groups of any size up to 150 guests. It is ideal for families, couples, and large corporate groups. It is a top-tier destination among luxury dude ranches, offering an ultra-private collection of historic guest ranches, set on a 30,000 acre working cattle ranch in south central Wyoming near the town of Saratoga, Wyoming. The multi property ranch features rolling hills, verdant river valleys, lush forests, and majestic rock formations that create an environment where their guests can escape in true luxury. The expansive resort features a 38,000-square foot Trailhead Lodge, a rejuvenating spa, a collection of lodge rooms, cabin suites, and residences and a variety of authentic outdoor adventures. It’s a place where every amenity, every detail, every moment is tailored to guests, and genuine Western hospitality, unbridled adventure, and a truly inspiring landscape come together to create an exclusive icon in international luxury destinations.

Destination Quick Facts 

LOCATION: Saratoga, Wyoming

SEASON: May 17 – October 20

CAPACITY: 150 guests

CLOSEST MAJOR AIR HUB: Denver International (DIA), Laramie Regional (LAR), Cheyenne Regional (CYS), and Shively Field (SAA)

TARGET SPECIES: Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: Appropriate fishing and/or hutning licenses (included in package with some restrictions)

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Lodging Details
Inspired by the majestic beauty and rich history of Wyoming, lodging at the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is where rusticity meets luxury. Choose from a wide range of lodging options, including their luxury cabins, splendid lodge rooms, and spacious log cabin suites. Their luxury dude ranch accommodations are inspired by the design and architecture of the original homestead built on the ranch, founded in 1884. Log cabins and lodges outfitted with modern amenities and lavish accents deliver the ultimate in comfort and provide a rustically elegant setting for an unforgettable luxury ranch vacation. Every design detail, from cowhide leather chairs to inlaid buffalo nickels, has been chosen to accentuate the spirit of the West and enliven your stay. They offer a varied collection of well-appointed accommodations for groups of up to 150 guests. With a total of 41 units, their lodging options include 10 elegant two and three-bedroom Log Cabin Residences, 13 spacious Trailhead Lodge Rooms, and 9 fully refurbished Cabin Suites.

Trailhead Lodge
The Trailhead Lodge at Brush Creek Ranch is a premier destination for lodging, and the crown jewel of Brush Creek Ranch, a top choice in luxury glamping. Housing 13 luxurious guest rooms with captivating ranch views, expansive rooms, and refined Western decor, the Trailhead Lodge offers luxury Wyoming lodging in a rustic ranch setting. The lodge's soaring 28-foot ceilings, huge open-hearth fireplaces, and rustically elegant decor create a luxurious Western ambience that can only be found at Brush Creek Ranch.

Cabin Residences
Ten magnificent Wyoming cabins dot the landscape at Brush Creek Ranch, and from the outside appear much as they would have when the ranch was founded in the late 19th century. Inside, however, their recently refurbished luxury cabins feature every modern amenity you could wish for, along with an array of upscale accents. From sumptuous king beds with sumptuous bedding to fully-equipped kitchens and dining rooms, their luxury cabin rentals contain everything needed for a comfortable stay. Brush Creek Ranch cabins evoke the spirit and heritage of the West while offering a full array of modern amenities.

Cabin Suites
Hand-hewn Wyoming cabins, painstakingly restored and lovingly outfitted with luxurious amenities and dazzling Western decor, provide an unforgettable experience at Brush Creek Ranch, the top choice in glamping resorts. Experience sweeping views, luxurious amenities, and rustic charm in one of our log cabins in Wyoming.

Food and Beverages
Extraordinary culinary experiences await guests at the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch. The culinary team has an unparalleled knack for creating unforgettably mouthwatering meals that reflect the culinary heritage of the Rocky Mountain region.

The culinary team at the ranch aspires to impress every guest with every dish served. Their goal is to highlight cuisine of the American West while also sprinkling in a variety of fare so their guests are always excited about their next meal. Their offerings will be spanning from the quintessential “cowboy cook-out" to luxurious multi-course dinner parties, all while maintaining an authentic and unpretentious atmosphere. Ultimately, the food will connect the guest to the genuine Brush Creek Ranch experience. So whether it’s a smoked brisket, roasted rack of lamb or a whole smoked suckling pig, the culinary team does everything with a little bit of a ranch twist to it, and always takes into account any special dietary needs from guests.

Dining experiences at the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch are exemplified by a variety of unique venues. Experience an expertly prepared campfire meal under the stars at their Creekside Dinner Camp, indulge in a multi-course meal in the opulent setting of the Trailhead Lodge, or come together with family and friends in the convivial and casual atmosphere of the Chuckwagon and Saloon. Rustic and refined, dining at Brush Creek Ranch will be one of the most memorable parts of your stay.

Typical Length of Stay
Trips must follow the below itineraries...

7 nights = Arrive on Sunday/Wednesday/Thursday and depart on Sunday/Wednesday/Thursday
4 nights = Arrive on Sunday/Wednesday and depart on Thursday/Sunday
3 nights = Arrive on Sunday/Thursday and depart on Wednesday/Sunday

Non-Angling Activities and Options
Unleash your Western spirit. Unite with your companions. Each morning at Brush Creek Ranch you'll wake up to possibilities for the day's adventures that seem as endless as our wide-open skies. Stock your itinerary full of remarkable experiences, from fly fishing to shooting sports, horseback riding and more. Each of our experiences are designed to let you explore the ranch, acquire new skills, and experience your very own Western dream.

All activities at the ranch begin at the Outfitters Barn, where their professional and experienced staff are ready to gear you up and guide the way on your chosen adventure. Create lasting memories as you enjoy fly fishing over 20 miles private waters, trail adventures, archery or hiking, and more on over 30,000 acres of unspoiled ranch lands.

The vast array of outdoor and Western adventures available for your family, friends, or business associates are as limitless as your imagination. There is certainly no shortage of quality on and off site activities for everyone to enjoy. If you’re not fishing, the ranch offers a wide range of other activities to choose from including horseback riding, rock climbing, trap shooting, hiking, biking, paintball, a ropes course, yoga classes, glamping, and more! If you’re in the mood for something a little more relaxing, the Trailhead Spa offers a full menu of tranquil and rejuvenating services. And don’t miss cocktails and libations every night in the Brush Creek Ranch Saloon featuring live music, billiards, poker, darts, shuffleboard and more.

Internet / Communications
Wi-Fi access is available on the property cell service is dependent on service provider.

FISHING

General Information
The crystalline waters of the North Platte River watershed in Saratoga, Wyoming are celebrated as some of the most revered freestone waters for fly fishing in Wyoming. Between Brush Creek, French Creek, and the North Platte and Encampment Rivers you have the pleasure of enjoying over 20 miles of pristine, exclusive private water access by way of rafts, drift boats, or wading. Flowing beautifully through broad canyons and sloping valleys, these rivers are some of the most iconic fly fishing destinations in North America. At French Creek Sportsman's Club, their seasoned guides provide attentive, personalized service, whether you prefer detailed instruction or advice on how to maximize your time on these storied fishing waters. With over 40 years of combined experience, their guides are familiar with every aspect of fly fishing in Wyoming.  

Brush Creek and French Creek
Enjoy fly fishing on idyllic Brush Creek and French Creek as it meanders through the property, as well as their Encampment River property. From casting lessons to guided wading, the creek offers excellent holding water for brown trout and brook trout under a canopy of towering cottonwood trees.

North Platte and Encampment River
The ranch offers both wade and float fishing on private waters throughout the North Platte River valley, on rivers that course through canyons, open ranchland, forested areas and towering cottonwood groves. Trip lengths range from half-day to full-day excursions, with most of the fishing done from their low-side drift boats. Access to these freestone rivers, including the celebrated North Platte and Encampment rivers, is dependent on snowmelt and rainfall, so their guides can recommend the ideal section based on current conditions during your stay. As a rule, floating is usually best from June through September. They also offer wade trips on some of the best water on the Upper North Platte. Depending on flows, wade fishing is usually the best way for anglers to really work a specific section of water. Float Trips are seasonal and depend on water levels.

Stillwater
The property also has a collection of highly productive stillwater fisheries, providing a scenic alternative style of fishing for all ages, in nearly any weather condition. Their seasoned team provides a guide for every two guests, giving you attentive, personalized service, whether you desire detailed instruction or advice on how to maximize your time on these storied fishing waters. For many, nothing beats the exhilaration of getting a trophy trout to rise to a dry fly amidst placid waters as the sun rises or sets on distant peaks.

On-site Private Water
Enjoy fly fishing on idyllic French Creek as it meanders through the property. Leading environmental design firm, Walsh Environmental, provides ongoing stream enhancement, restoration, and trout habitat support as part of their ongoing sustainability plan. From casting lessons to guided wading, the creek offers excellent holding water for brown trout and brook trout under a canopy of towering cottonwood trees.

Off-site Trips
They offer both wade and float fishing on private waters throughout the North Platte River valley, on rivers that course through canyons, open ranchland, forested areas and towering cottonwood groves. Trip lengths range from half-day to full-day excursions, with most of the fishing done from our low-side drift boats. Access to these freestone rivers, including the celebrated North Platte and Encampment Rivers and French Creek, is dependent on snowmelt and rainfall, so their guides can recommend the ideal section based on current conditions during your stay. As a rule, floating is usually best from June through September. They also offer wade trips on some of the best water on the Upper North Platte. Depending on flows, wade fishing is usually the best way for anglers to really work a specific section of the water.

All fishing, guiding, and equipment is included in your stay at French Creek Sportsman's Club.

TRAVEL DETAILS

How to Get There
Guests flying commercially typically choose one of the below airports...

Laramie, WY (LAR): 75 miles - 1.5 hours
Cheyenne, WY (CYS): 180 miles - 3 hours
Denver, CO (DEN): 200 miles - 4 hours

From the above airports, guests can either rent a vehicle or ground transportation may be arranged through the French Creek Sportsman’s Club with an outside contracted car service at an additional fee. Private/charter aircraft access is available into Shively Field Airport (SAA), which is located only 13 miles from the ranch. Ground transportation is complimentary from the Shively Field Airport.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Trips must follow the below itineraries...

7 nights = Arrive on Sunday/Wednesday/Thursday and depart on Sunday/Wednesday/Thursday
4 nights = Arrive on Sunday/Wednesday and depart on Thursday/Sunday
3 nights = Arrive on Sunday/Thursday and depart on Wednesday/Sunday

Documents Required
Wyoming fishing and hunting licenses are included in your package except for special hunting permits, tags, etc.

Travel Arrangements
Yellow Dog offers a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or travel [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.

RATES

Package Rates
Remember that Yellow Dog's services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter.

Rates at the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch range from $775 per person/per night to $1,450 per person/per night based on choice of lodging. Call Yellow Dog for more details.

Trip durations must follow the below itineraries...

7 nights = Arrive on Sunday/Wednesday/Thursday and depart on Sunday/Wednesday/Thursday
4 nights = Arrive on Sunday/Wednesday and depart on Thursday/Sunday
3 nights = Arrive on Sunday/Thursday and depart on Wednesday/Sunday

What's Included

  • Airport transportation if flying into Saratoga (charter flights only)
  • All Lodging and lodging amenitites
  • Daily housekeeping
  • All meals
  • All Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All premium spirits, beers, and wines (after 4PM)
  • Choice of two daily all-inclusive activities
  • All required activity equipment, gear, tackle, flies, etc

What's Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Other airport transportation (see travel details)
  • Spa treatments
  • Additional "a la carte experiences"
  • 23% ranch fee (inclusive of all gratuities and applicable taxes)