White sandy beaches, serene sapphire waters and palm fringed shores are all well and good, but there are few that can beat the intoxicating combination of raw adventure, wild beauty and sheer romance to be discovered on a honeymoon to the USA’s majestic Rocky Mountains. The Triple Creek Ranch in Montana is perhaps the best kept secret of this magnificent mountain range: a luxurious, adults only resort, it nestles dramatically at an altitude of 4,500 feet, presiding over a spectacular mountainous landscape of pristine wilderness that tumbles away into the horizon beneath the wide open prairie skies.
From the champagne and gourmet chocolates that greet you on arrival in your luxury cedar log cabin and the fire crackling in the grate on a cold, starry night, to the hammocks sway gently beneath the shady pines and the sense-enhancing couples massages on offer whenever you desire, the small romantic touches are only the tip of the iceberg at Triple Creek. The activities on offer run the gamut from cross country skiing, downhill skiing and snowmobiling in the winter to fly-fishing, tennis, hiking or year round horseback riding through the acres of national park, affording you the chance to channel your inner-cowboys against an evocative backdrop of wide open meadows, serene alpine trails and towering pines.
And yet it doesn’t have to be all adrenaline-rush: the resort intuitively understands how to reconcile your desire for privacy and seclusion with your need to be spoilt on your honeymoon.While each picturesque, private cabin is so amply equipped that you need never venture out of it should you not want to (with wood-burning fireplace, hot tub, fully stocked bar, satellite TV, DVD player and wireless internet to name but a few amenities), the exquisite contemporary cuisine served at the cosy yet elegant restaurant, state-of-the-art glass wine cellar and endless array of activities on offer are sure to tempt you away from the love nest!
One thing, however, is for certain: whether holed up by a crackling fire watching the snowflakes drift past the frosted panes of your log cabin, relaxing in your Jacuzzi beneath a yawning sky scattered with sparkling constellations or galloping full tilt on horse back together through the exhilarating wilderness of the rocky mountains, a honeymoon at Triple Creek Ranch will provide you with priceless memories to be treasured for the rest of your lives together