Luxury Ranch offers Winter Dog Sled Package for Adventurous Guests
DARBY, MONT. (Nov. 14, 2012) – Champion dog sled racer, Jessie
Royer, will begin training and selecting her 2013 Iditarod dog team at Triple Creek Ranch along with the
help of resort guests this winter. 
Royer, who competed in Iditarod as a top finishing woman from 2008 –
2011, will return for the 2013 race.  To
prepare, she will instruct Triple Creek Ranch guests on the basics of
harnessing, hitching and steering a sled dog team.  In support of Royer’s 2013 Iditarod race,
beginning Jan. 5, 2013 and continuing
through Jan. 20,
Triple Creek Ranch is offering complimentary half-day dog
sled excursions, and will contribute $300 to Royer’s Iditarod J-Team for every
guest who participates.  On Jan. 21,
Royer and her handpicked dog sled team will head to Alaska for final training
for the
March 2, 2013 race.
In severe winter conditions
the Iditarod Sled Dog Race pits mushers and their dog teams against each other
in a 1,200-mile dash from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.  Dog teams must be highly trained and
conditioned for the race.  This winter at
Triple Creek Ranch, guests will have the opportunity to help ten-time Iditarod
racer, Jessie Royer, train.
Priced from $950 per
night, per couple, this all-inclusive Winter
Dog Sled Package
  • Complimentary dog sledding
    with Jessie Royer from Jan. 5, 2013 – Jan. 20, 2013
  • Elegant accommodations in a
    private cabin with wood-burning fireplace, private or nearby hot tub, king
    log post bed and more
  • Activities: horseback
    riding, hiking, nature and birding tours, skijoring (a form of skiing
    where participants are drawn by mounted horses), archery and more
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and
    gourmet dinners, house wines and spirits
Royer will lead the way
with participating guests on training runs through Montana’s mountains and vast
forests with up to five sleds and 40 dogs running in tandem.  “Our guests are thrilled to have the
experience and my dogs love the workout,” Royer said.  “It’s great for everyone involved.”  Triple Creek Ranch’s donation to Royer’s race
will help cover Iditarod expenses, which can total more than $60,000 for
equipment, supplies, logistics and dog food.
For more information on Triple Creek Ranch’s Winter Dog Sled Package, please visit or contact
800-654-2943.  For more information on
Iditarod racer Jessie Royer, please
visit  To learn more about Iditarod Sled Dog race,
please visit
About Triple
Creek Ranch

Rated the #1 US inn and #2 hotel worldwide in Travel + Leisure
2012 World’s
Best Awards, #2 resort and inn in the US and Canada in Travel + Leisure’s 2012 World’s Best Service reader’s
poll and on the top 500 List, rated #1 of the “22 Best Hotels in America” in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2012
Readers’ Choice Awards.  Triple Creek
Ranch was listed in Condé Nast Travelers’
“Readers’ Choice” top 40 resorts in western US in 2012.  It was also a favorite on both the 2011 Condé
Nast Traveler
“Gold List”
and the 2010 and 2011 Condé Nast Traveler “Readers’ Choice” list.  Triple
Creek Ranch is a Relais & Châteaux member property and an Orvis-endorsed
fly-fishing lodge and resort.  Set against
the breathtaking backdrop of the Montana Rockies, Triple Creek Ranch
accommodates adult guests in 23 luxurious western-style log cabins with
wood-burning fireplaces, stocked wet bars, and exceptional original western
genre art.  The ranch is known for its
innovative cuisine, extensive wine cellar, and outstanding service.  In addition to the wide range of on-ranch
activities guests are encouraged to venture farther afield and experience the
mountains, lakes, canyons, wildlife, and cowboy culture of the Bitterroot