Brush Creek Ranch

Brush Creek Ranch, a collection of beautifully constructed log cabins herded together on a wide plain, is striking unto itself, but it's nothing compared to its surroundings. South Central Wyoming's North Platte River Valley is a wild piece of country stretching between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain and the ranche's most notable amenity is access to the trails that run deep into the million-acre Medicine Bow National Forest. That said, posting up in one of the ranch's tastefully decorated rooms is a touch more luxurious than roughing it up the mountain. There is all the fishing and mountain biking you can shake a pole at, but there are are also nordic ski trails and snowmobiles that whisk travelers across plains thick with bison and antelope. The fact that the ranch has been revamped over the last several years doesn't hurt either. The only things that looks tired are the guests – there is, after all, always more to do. [$1000 per night based on double occupancy for adventure packages]