The Most Desired Ranch in the Platte River Valley
As part of the Brush Creek Ranch collection of properties, the French Creek Sportsmen’s Club presents the most desired ranch in the Platte River Valley. Gather at this elite enclave, a 15,000-acre sporting paradise that is famous among the nation’s premier hunting and fishing properties. If you’re a passionate outdoorsman, welcome to heaven. At any given time, a maximum of up to 34 guests in a single group will have exclusive access to this ultra-secluded sportsman’s club with private cabins and club “man cave” perched on French Creek, enjoying access to its breathtaking environment and to the notable sporting experiences it affords. Follow your custom itinerary, personally attended by dedicated staff. Fish blissful, blue-ribbon waters. Hunt a variety of classic game species or embark on an upland bird hunt. Ride on horseback through your backyard wilderness, and shoot on your own interactive, long-range rifle and pistol range, as well as trap, 5 stand, and sporting clays. Brush Creek Ranch is at the top of the list when it comes to high-end fishing and sporting lodges with no shortage of amenities.
Guests will have exclusive access to the ultra-secluded Sportsmen’s Club with four private luxury log cabins and the “man cave’” clubhouse perched on French Creek, enjoying access to its breathtaking environment and to the notable sporting experiences it affords in the American West – in a destination coveted for generations. The Club’s four luxuriously appointed cabins are inspired by the natural rugged beauty of Wyoming’s high mountain desert landscape, offering the ideal retreat after a day spent in the great outdoors…
1 bedroom (1 king bed)
1 bedroom (2 queen/twin bunk beds = 4 beds)
1 bedroom (1 queen/queen bunk bed = 2 beds)
1 bedroom (1 queen/queen bunk bed = 2 beds)
For larger groups needing additional occupancy, there is the nearby Riverbend Guest House (2.5 miles away). This 2-level guesthouse includes 8 bedrooms (6 rooms with a queen bed & 2 rooms with 2 sets of bunk beds – 4 beds) each with a private bathroom and offers the ultimate in single-occupancy accommodations, along with a great room featuring kitchen and living areas, only a stone’s throw from the banks of the North Platte River.
Lodging amenities include:
- Full-service concierge
- Twice-daily housekeeping
- 100% non-smoking rooms
- Luxuriously designed lodging interiors, richly appointed with inspired Western flair
- Plush bedding appointments include premium linens, plush pillows, down feather duvets and Pendleton blankets
- Signature robes and slippers
- Luxury Egyptian cotton towels
- Signature Collection toiletries
- Glass and rustic slate tile showers
- Nightly turn-down
- Complimentary wireless Internet
- Laundry service (small additional fee)
Food and Beverages
The dining experience at French Creek Sportsmen’s Club offers inspiration from the surrounding Rocky Mountain setting with a focus on fresh and hearty regional fare by the private resident Chef de Cuisine. A farm-to-table approach is taken wherever possible, including the Ranch’s own Akaushi cattle, which are the cornerstone of the beef program. Anchored by the luxurious Covey Dining Cabin with an open concept Chef’s kitchen, the artfully prepared daily menus are delivered in a rustic casual manner with upscale touches and complemented by an excellent selection of fine wines, premium beers, and spirits, sourced from local breweries and distilleries. Outdoors, the Clubhouse provides a spacious dining and entertainment patio with a fire pit and breathtaking views of French Creek and the surrounding area. Customized meals and al fresco dining opportunities are also available for days spent in the field or on the water.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
In addition to guided fly fishing, hunting, and gun club experiences, French Creek Sportsmen’s Club offers private western ranch and rocky mountain adventures to experience during your stay. Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking across their endless miles of high-country trails offering commanding views of the surrounding mountain peaks. With so many options for exploration, their trail program keep guests endlessly entertained. In addition to their cattle and horse herds, sightings of wildlife include moose, deer, antelope, eagles, hawks, and other birds of prey along with a vast array of other native flora and fauna. At French Creek Sportsmen’s Club, their elite team of luxury hospitality and adventure outfitter professionals serve up an elite customized sporting experience, tailored to your preferences—from blissful fly fishing on 20 miles of private water to shooting sports, including upland bird and big game hunts and unlimited access to your very own private gun range. The experiences are as endless as our stunning landscape, and nearly everything is included in your stay. Additional elite à la carte experiences and spa services are available at an incremental charge as well.
Internet / Communications
Wi-Fi access is available on the property. Nearby cell service is dependent on the service provider.
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 Sportsmen’s Club with outside contracted car service at an additional fee. Private/charter aircraft access is available into Shively Field Airport (SAA), which is located only 30 miles (45 minutes) from the property. Ground transportation is complimentary from the Shively Field Airport.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Check-in is at 2 PM and checkout is at 9 AM.
Wyoming fishing and hunting licenses are included in your package except for special hunting permits, tags, etc.
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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 Sportsmen’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.
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.
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 are included in your stay at the French Creek Sportsmen’s Club.
Rates and Terms
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Pricing is based on time of the year, chosen accommodations, availability, etc. Please call Yellow Dog to start the quote process.
- Airport transportation if flying into Saratoga (charter flights only)
- All lodging and lodging amenities
- Daily housekeeping
- All meals
- All non-alcoholic beverages
- All French Creek crafted spirits, beers, and wines (other alcohol products are subject to an additional fee)
- Choice of on-site activities including guided fly fishing, shooting sports, horseback riding, hiking, biking, and Ranger tours, etc
- All required activity equipment
- Off-site float trips on the North Platte and Encampment River
What’s Not Included:
- Other airport transportation (can be arranged at an additional cost depending on airport)
- Wingshooting and big game hunts (additional fees apply)
- Fishing or hunting licenses
- Laundry service (additional fee)
- 27.65% ranch fee (includes all gratuities and applicable taxes)
Upland bird hunts are available starting August 1 for an additional $500 per person for a half day hunt and include unlimited bag, gun rental, and ammunition. Waterfowl hunts are available starting September 21 for an additional $300 per person and include bag limit subject to state regulations, gun rental, and ammunition. Hunting and/or fishing licenses can be provided for $14 per day (fishing) and $22 per day (bird hunting). Rates for big game packages are based on specific species.
French Creek Sportsmen’s Club (Saratoga, Wyoming)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking for all trip packages and reservations, and final payment if due 90 days prior to arrival. All trip cancellations must be received in writing, sent to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, LLC. For all cancellations outside of 60 days of scheduled arrival at the lodge, a full refund or a trip credit (minus a transaction fee equal to 10% of the total reservation amount charged by Brush Creek Ranch and French Creek Club, and a $100.00 per person Yellow Dog fee) will be issued. For cancellations inside of 60 days, deposits and final payments will be forfeited, and no refund or credit will be issued. Inside of 60 days prior to your arrival, no rate adjustments will be made for cancellations of a portion of the reserved stay or a reduction in size of your party. If a cancelled package is resold by either the lodge or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, then a full refund will be sent minus a $100.00 per person Yellow Dog cancellation fee. In the case of cancellation by the client, both deposit and final payment may be transferred to another guest or angler for those same (original) dates if facilitated and arranged by the client. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages. Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for this trip.
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