How Brush Creek Ranch Started in Saratoga, Wyoming

Learn about Our Luxury Resort's Rich History Since 1884

The history of Brush Creek Ranch dates back to the late 1800s, when pioneers were surging Westward and establishing new ranches, farms, and businesses along the way. For centuries, the Saratoga region had been a destination for Native Americans who came for the area's natural hot springs, and Saratoga quickly became a hub for settlers, trappers, and loggers in the late 19th century. In 1884, the Sterrett brothers settled the land that would become Brush Creek Ranch and built the original homestead with logs cut, skid, and hauled from the adjacent area which is now part of Medicine Bow National Forest.

A spirit of hard work, recreation, adventure and good times shared together are prevalent in the archives of days past at Brush Creek Ranch, from famous barn and campfire cookouts to fishing on the renowned Brush Creek. This heritage is still apparent in the current incarnation of Brush Creek as a luxury guest ranch, and visitors will find that, despite the plethora of modern amenities, Brush Creek is still a working Wyoming ranch at heart.

We are honored to have recently acquired the historic the A Cross/Sanger Ranch is known as the “crown jewel” of the Platte River Valley. This historic property expands upon our proud tradition of preserving the authentic American West and sharing it with our guests for generations to come. Brush Creek Ranch has now doubled in size with 30,000 acres, more than 20 miles of private waters and unlimited wide-open spaces for your sporting and outdoor adventures.

Together these historic ranchlands under the Brush Creek Ranch collection, including the A Cross/ Sanger Ranch, Upper and Lower Encampment Ranches and TZ Ranch (location of our Magee Homestead).

Brush Creek Ranch was first acquired in 2008 by Bruce White, Chairman and CEO of White Lodging, one of the most respected names in the hotel industry and operator of award-winning premium hotel brands across the country. The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is the culmination of the White family’s extensive hospitality experience, continuous dedication to philanthropy and unabashed passion for the sustainability of authentic Western heritage. Their vision unfolds as a refined 30,000-acre getaway that strikes a perfect balance between active outdoor recreation, shared experiences, economic sustainability and preservation of the Western way of life.