Best Worth-the-Splurge Experience

Best Worth-the-Splurge Experience

Papoose CreekLodge, Mont.

Fully stocked wet bars, oversized steam showers, stone fireplaces, gourmet four-course dinners, a lasso-length wine list. Papoose Creek isn't your rough-and-tumble dude ranch. In Big Sky country on the trout-packed Madison River, this two-year-old spread spoils saddle-sore guests with the best of everything-as evidenced by its three-night, $1,450-per-person tariff. Stay in one of three freestanding cabins, each with a soaking tub or jacuzzi. Tip: For a little extra privacy, book the Osprey, with its own secluded deck peeking over the trees. Rate includes meals and activities; 888-674-3030;