The Ranch at Rock Creek in late January became the first and only Montana property to be awarded a Five-Star rating by Forbes Travel Guide.

Prior to opening its doors as a luxury guest ranch in spring 2010, the 6,600-acre property outside of Phillipsburg was a working ranch for more than a century.

To determine the ratings, Forbes’ professional inspectors use a rigorous evaluation process with more than 500 criteria, establishing a global benchmark for luxury travel, according to information from Forbes. The Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Jackson, Wyo. was also given a Five-Star rating.

Actress Kate Bosworth and director Michael Polish were married at Rock Creek this past summer, something Carol Ann Kelley-Elwell, who does public relations for the ranch, says drew significant media coverage.

“Most importantly, it’s really great for the region,” Elwell says. “It’s great for Montana to have a Five- Star [property].”

Open all year, the ranch offers all-inclusive Montana Ski Escape package offers luxury accommodations and gourmet dining, snow activities on the ranch’s private acreage, and day trips to Discovery Ski Area, 25 minutes away.

With the package, the package, guests stay in the Granite Lodge, ski free at Discovery (includes transportation, gear, lift tickets and a ski concierge), a visit to the historic mining town of Philipsburg for a pint at the local brewery, and a massage for two in the spa.

Off the mountain, the ranch offers activities for all ages including cross country skiing, horseback riding, ice fishing, shooting, snowmobile and snow cat tours, sleigh rides, sledding, bonfires with s’mores, snowshoeing, ice skating and children’s activities. In the evening, Granite Lodge provides cozy fireside surroundings, plus cocktails, billiards and bowling in the Silver Dollar Saloon.

Contact welcome@theranchatrockcreek.com or (406) 859-6027 for more information.