Here's why a ranch in Montana was just named the best hotel in the world

Triple Creek RanchCourtesy of Triple Creek Ranch

We just published our list of the 30 best hotels in the world.

The Triple Creek Ranch, a luxurious resort in Darby, Montana, took the top spot on our list.

The all-inclusive luxury ranch lies 75 miles south of Missoula in the mountains of western Montana, and is renowned for its excellent service.

The resort is home to luxe cabins and offers plenty of activities to keep guests busy, such as horseback riding, hiking, fly fishing, snowshoeing, tennis, or cooking classes.

Rates start at $950 per couple, per night, but include a private cabin, all meals, drinks, and activities.

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The Montana resort bills itself as a "luxury ranch," and offers guests a rugged Western experience — only minus the ruggedness.

The Montana resort bills itself as a "luxury ranch," and offers guests a rugged Western experience — only minus the ruggedness.

The property is a member of the fancy Relais & Châteaux brand, and guests are treated to impeccable service and luxe amenities, like gourmet restaurants, pool, tennis court, horse stables, and more.

The property is a member of the fancy Relais & Châteaux brand, and guests are treated to impeccable service and luxe amenities, like gourmet restaurants, pool, tennis court, horse stables, and more.

According to the ranch itself, it's their "superior level of anticipatory service" that sets them apart, and has made it the best hotel in the world. According to them "a passing remark manifests itself in an unspoken wish granted."

According to the ranch itself, it's their "superior level of anticipatory service" that sets them apart, and has made it the best hotel in the world. According to them "a passing remark manifests itself in an unspoken wish granted."

The Triple Creek Ranch is located on 600 acres in the Bitterroot Mountain range of the Rockies, in southwestern Montana. From here, it's easy to see why Montana is called Big Sky Country.

The Triple Creek Ranch is located on 600 acres in the Bitterroot Mountain range of the Rockies, in southwestern Montana. From here, it's easy to see why Montana is called Big Sky Country.

There are 24 cabins on the property.

There are 24 cabins on the property.

Each private cabin — which range from one- to three-bedroom suites — features a wood-burning fireplace, king-sized bed, and either a private or nearby hot tub.

Each private cabin — which range from one- to three-bedroom suites — features a wood-burning fireplace, king-sized bed, and either a private or nearby hot tub.

Cabins also feature a full kitchen, washer and dryer, a complimentary fully-stocked bar with booze, fresh fruit and cookies, a Keurig coffee maker, and Wi-Fi.

Cabins also feature a full kitchen, washer and dryer, a complimentary fully-stocked bar with booze, fresh fruit and cookies, a Keurig coffee maker, and Wi-Fi.

Even the bathrooms feel luxurious and spacious.

Even the bathrooms feel luxurious and spacious.

There are also separate luxury ranch homes.

There are also separate luxury ranch homes.

The resort is all-inclusive, which means that meals, wine and activities are all included in the nightly rate.

The resort is all-inclusive, which means that meals, wine and activities are all included in the nightly rate.

The main reason to come here is to take advantage of Montana's incredible outdoor activities.

The main reason to come here is to take advantage of Montana's incredible outdoor activities.

There's guided horseback riding along the Lewis and Clark Trail.

There's guided horseback riding along the Lewis and Clark Trail.

And fly fishing in the Bitterroot River.

And fly fishing in the Bitterroot River.

There's cattle driving, whitewater rafting, river floating, mountain biking, and golf and all-terrain vehicle tours in the summer.

There's cattle driving, whitewater rafting, river floating, mountain biking, and golf and all-terrain vehicle tours in the summer.

In the winter, there's skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and dog sledding with a 13-time Iditarod Race finisher.

In the winter, there's skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and dog sledding with a 13-time Iditarod Race finisher.

Guests can take special art workshops, go to wine tasting events with renowned vintners, or take cooking classes.

Guests can take special art workshops, go to wine tasting events with renowned vintners, or take cooking classes.

And sometimes activities are combined. If the fish aren't biting, grab an easel.

And sometimes activities are combined. If the fish aren't biting, grab an easel.

In addition to tennis courts, there's also archery and a 24-hour fitness center.

In addition to tennis courts, there's also archery and a 24-hour fitness center.

And a heated outdoor pool with hot tubs and hammocks.

And a heated outdoor pool with hot tubs and hammocks.

Inside the main lodge is the dining room, activity center, front desk, and rooftop lounge.

Inside the main lodge is the dining room, activity center, front desk, and rooftop lounge.

The resort is home to a gourmet restaurant where the menu changes nightly.

The resort is home to a gourmet restaurant where the menu changes nightly.

Meals are prepared by James Beard-approved executive chef Jacob Leatherman, many ingredients hailing from the Triple Creek Ranch Orchard and Gardens.

Meals are prepared by James Beard-approved executive chef Jacob Leatherman, many ingredients hailing from the Triple Creek Ranch Orchard and Gardens.

Leatherman himself teaches cooking classes at the resort.

Leatherman himself teaches cooking classes at the resort.

There's also an on-staff sommelier who walks guests through the resort's comprehensive 700+ bottle wine cellar, which has won 10 Wine Spectator Awards.

There's also an on-staff sommelier who walks guests through the resort's comprehensive 700+ bottle wine cellar, which has won 10 Wine Spectator Awards.
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