TRIPLE CREEK RANCH REACHES MILESTONE

Avid equestrians Craig and Barbara Barrett are celebrating 25 years of ownership of Triple Creek Ranch, bringing their world travels and passion for Western art to their mountain retreat in Darby. Nestled in the Bitterroot Mountains, the ranch’s 25 private log cabins feature wood-burning fireplaces, wet bars and outdoor hot tubs. Immersive weekends on topics such as viticulture, bird - ing and the arts, horseback riding, fly fish - ing, skijoring and panning for sapphires are offered. triplecreekranch.com

SUMMER OPENING FOR SAGE LODGE

Sage Lodge, situated on more than a mile of Yellowstone riverfront, is expected to open in Emigrant this summer. The rural resort will feature 50 total guest rooms located in a 34-room lodge and four stand-alone cabins. Among the many highlights are a Montanainspired restaurant and bar complete with a wood-fired grill, and a fitness center with an outdoor workout space. Indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces for up to 150 peo - ple are planned, including the 2,500-squarefoot event barn, three small meeting rooms, 1,800 square feet of prefunction space and a spacious lawn. Following the lodge’s grand opening, a full-service spa with several soak - ing pools is scheduled to open in late 2018. Guests and groups can sign up for all sorts of fly-fishing experiences as well as hiking, horseback riding, birding, dog sledding and snowshoeing. columbiahospitality.com/ sage-lodge

HISTORIC RIALTO REOPENS IN BOZEMAN

Originally built in 1908 as a two-story store - front and converted into a theater in 1924, the Rialto has a long history of serving Bozeman. The landmark was recently transformed into a cultural hub featuring live performances, private meeting and event spaces, a beer and wine bar and state-of-the-art acoustics. Although the structure sat vacant for more than a decade, it reopened in January 2018 as a reinvented venue that includes a groundfloor Black Box theater that accommodates up to 400 and has a mezzanine level. The second floor features Burn Box, a stylish space overlooking Main Street that serves wine, beer and a rotating menu created by local chefs and food artisans. Light Box, adja - cent to Burn Box, is a gallery that showcases work from local artists and serve as addi - tional private event space for 15-150 guests. rialtobozeman.com

The 254-room Lodge at Suncadia Resort, A Destination Hotel, located on 6,400 acres in Cle Elum, turns 10 this year. The resort features more than 20,000 square feet of conference space that was recently refreshed with new paint, carpet and furnishings. Grand and junior ballrooms, multiple banquet spaces, a boardroom and breakout rooms are among the renovated spaces. 

 

Forbes Travel Guide has revealed its 2018 Star Award winners. The 60th annual list of the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas included nine U.S. Mountain West hotels that landed the prestigious Five-Stars and are located in the mountains or immediately surrounded by peaks. 

 

Camp connections are big on interaction instead of bells and whistles.