Trip Overview 

As part of the Brush Creek Ranch collection of properties, the French Creek Sportsman's Club presents the most desired ranch in the Platte River Valley. Gather at this elite enclave, a 15,000-acre sporting paradise which 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 list when it comes to high-end fishing and sporting lodges with no shortage of amenities.

Destination Quick Facts 

LOCATION: Saratoga, Wyoming

SEASON: May 25 – October 27

CAPACITY: 34 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
Guests will have exclusive access to the ultra-secluded Sportsman’s Club with four private luxury log cabins and “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 Luxury Cabin Residence
Includes a private bedroom, private bathroom, living room with gas fireplace, kitchenette and screened-in porch overlooking French Creek

3 Luxury Cabin Suites
Lavishly restored cabins includes well-appointed amenities, private bathrooms, mudroom cubbies and upscale bedding, and a deck overlooking French Cree

1 Riverbend Guest House (2.5 mile drive)
Includes 8 bedrooms 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, lush pillows, down feather duvets and Pendleton blankets
  • Signature robes and slippers
  • Luxury Egyptian cotton towels
  • Signature Collection toiletries
  • Glass and rustic slate tile showers
  • Hair dryers
  • Nightly turn-down
  • Complimentary wireless Internet
  • Laundry service (small additional fee)

Food and Beverages
The dining experience at French Creek Sportsman’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.

Typical Length of Stay
Trips and packages of any length can be arranged. All trips are completely customized. Call Yellow Dog for details.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
In addition to guided fly fishing, hunting, and gun club experiences, French Creek Sportsman’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 Sportsman’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 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
Check-in is at 4 PM. Guests are invited to join them for lunch and participate in an afternoon activity on their day of arrival. Checkout is at 9 AM. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy sunrise activities and breakfast prior to departure.

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

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.

$8,000 = Total per night for the first 4 occupants ($2,000 per person / per night)
$1,500 = Per person / per night for the next 3 additional occupants
$1,200 = Per person / per night for additional occupants beyond standard occupancy of 7 guests

Exclusive property buyouts begin at $8,000 per night for up to 4 guests

What's Included

  • Airport transportation if flying into Saratoga (charter flights only)
  • All lodging and lodging amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • All meals
  • All non-alcoholic beverages
  • All premium spirits, beers, and wines
  • Choice of on-site activities including guided fly fishing, shooting sports, horseback riding, hiking, biking, and Ranger tours, etc
  • All required activity equipment, gear, tackle, flies, etc
  • Fishing licenses
  • Fishing excursions and float trips on the North Platte and Encampment Rivers

What's Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Other airport transportation (can be arranged at an additional cost depending on airport)
  • Spa treatments
  • Wingshooting and big game hunts (additional fees apply)
  • Additional "a la carte experiences"
  • Laundry service (additional fee)
  • 23% ranch fee (includes all gratuities and applicable taxes)