Frequently Asked Questions


How can guests keep in touch with family while on ranch?
We hope you’ll unwind and enjoy being away from daily routines. However, we understand that many of you must stay in touch with family and colleagues. There is no cell phone service at Triple Creek Ranch, but each cabin has its own direct-dial phone number with voice mail, and a wireless internet connection. Do know that while there is WiFi throughout the ranch, it is what we fondly call “mountain internet” and not sufficient for streaming video, or uploading and downloading large files. We do maintain an office space in Darby that is dedicated to Guest use and has a private 5G network with high speed internet. Our Guest Services team is happy to arrange a time for you to use this office.

Can I receive mail and overnight packages while I am vacationing at Triple Creek Ranch?
Yes. Our address for all deliveries is:

Triple Creek Ranch
5551 West Fork Road
Darby, Montana 59829.

Please be sure the item is marked with your name and arrival date. UPS is the most reliable shipping provider for our remote area.

Can I receive facsimile messages also?
Yes. Our FAX number is: 406-821-4666.

Please make sure your name appears as the recipient. Our staff will place the FAX in an envelope and deliver it to your cabin.

What are typical temperatures at Triple Creek Ranch?
Springtime temperatures range between 45° and 75° with crisp mornings and evenings. Summer days are warm and sunny, anywhere from 65° to 95° and may cool down to 45° at night. Fall tends to be a bit warmer than spring, with temperatures between 50° and 80° during the day, and dropping as low as 30° after sunset. Winter days are typically 25° to 45° with overnight temperatures in the low 20s. Weather can be unpredictable; storms can occur with little warning and temperatures can change quickly, so we recommend dressing in layers.

How will I know what to pack?
We send you a letter prior to your trip outlining how to pack for the season in which you will be visiting us.

Is there a minimum night stay?
A three-night minimum stay is required for Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve holidays. This applies to all reservations in which the arrival or departure is on the holiday.

Are children allowed to stay at Triple Creek Ranch?
Families with children 16 and older are welcome at Triple Creek Ranch. If you rent the entire resort for a reunion or retreat, younger children are welcome.

Are pets allowed at Triple Creek Ranch?
Triple Creek Ranch does not accept pets.

When and where are meals served?
All meals are included in your nightly cabin rate and are served in the Dining Room at the Main Lodge. Guests may also request a complimentary Cabin Delivery for any meal. Please join us in the Dining Room at your leisure for Breakfast and Lunch. Currently, due to pandemic protocols, reservations are now required to enjoy Dinner service in the Dining Room. You will be contacted prior to your visit to confirm preferred meal times. Casual Dinner service may be enjoyed in our Rooftop Lounge without a reservation. Breakfast is served from 7:30am until 11:30am. Lunch is served from 11:30am until 2:00pm. Dinner is served from 6:00pm until 8:30pm.

What if I have special dietary restrictions?
Our kitchen is pleased to accommodate all dietary needs and requests. If you have special nutritional requirements or food allergies, please inform us as soon as possible so the kitchen may adequately prepare.

What is the attire in the dining room?
Dress at the ranch is casual; jeans are acceptable in the Dining Room for all meals. Some guests do enjoy breaking out their western finery for cocktail hour and dinner!

Is there a Resort Fee?
No, Triple Creek Ranch does not charge any kind of Resort Fee.

Are tax and gratuities included in Triple Creek Ranch’s rates?
No, tax and gratuities are not included. The State of Montana requires an 8% Lodging Tax, and our County does assess a Bed tax that is $1.00 per cabin, per night.

How do I handle gratuities?
The staff at Triple Creek Ranch is here to serve guests in an exemplary fashion. Acknowledgement of that service can be rewarded in the form of a gratuity at the end of your visit. Rewarding staff excellence contributes to the team spirit at Triple Creek Ranch. We are often asked for an appropriate way in which to leave gratuities. Most guests find it easy to add a staff gratuity on the cabin invoice at the end of their stay, 15% – 20% is recommended but not required. 100% of any amount you choose to add goes directly to all service who made your visit here special.

Can I fish on my own or must I go with a guide?
Although we recommend fishing with one of our professional outfitters, you can fish on your own. We can direct you to nearby fishing access or one of our stocked trout ponds. Triple Creek Ranch has all appropriate fly fishing equipment available for your use.