BRUSH CREEK LUXURY RANCH COLLECTION
BRUSH CREEK LUXURY RANCH COLLECTION BRUSH CREEK LUXURY RANCH COLLECTION

Natural Legacy • Exclusive Retreat

About

Gather at this elite enclave, a 15,000-acre sporting paradise located on the legendary Sanger Ranch property, famous among the nation's premier hunting and fishing grounds.

Heritage

For centuries, the Saratoga, Wyoming region was a destination for Native Americans who came for the area’s natural hot springs. As American frontiersmen pushed westward in the late 19th century, it quickly became a hub for settlers, trappers, and loggers. The Sterrett brothers settled the land that would become Brush Creek Ranch in 1884, building the original homestead with logs cut, skid, and hauled from the adjacent area which is now part of Medicine Bow National Forest. The spirits of hard work, recreation, and adventure are prevalent in the archives of days past at the Ranch. This heritage is still apparent in the current incarnation of the land used as a luxury guest ranch, and visitors will find homage paid to these ideas all around them, meshed seamlessly with a plethora of modern amenities.

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 White family has since acquired additional historic Ranchlands and unveiled new luxury ranch resorts where the spirit of hard work, recreation, and adventure are as prevalent today as in the archives of days past. The family’s vision unfolds as a highly refined 30,000-acre destination, striking a perfect balance between active outdoor recreation, shared experiences, personal renewal, economic sustainability, and preservation of the Western way of life.

Philosophy

Ranching has been an intentionally sustainable way of life in America’s heartland for well over a century. Responsible conservation and cultivation of the land continues to endure as the philosophical underpinning of the Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection. We pride ourselves on offering unforgettable ranch vacations with minimal impact on the environment and, as a working Wyoming ranch, understand that good stewardship of the land will help ensure our ranch will thrive and be enjoyed for generations to come.

“Educate, Enhance, and Enjoy” is the driving mantra behind the sustainability efforts of the Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection. By working with Ecos Ecosystem Services, we have developed a comprehensive stewardship plan that links ecological and conservation goals with the overall vision of the ranch. Through programs designed to promote responsible ranch management and educate guests about the land, we have been able to improve the ecological health of Brush Creek Ranch and the surrounding area while allowing guests to fully enjoy all that the ranch has to offer.

Elite Team of Outfitter Guides

French Creek Sportsmen’s Club is the premier destination in the United States for professional big game and bird hunting guides, fly fishing experts, and classic western outdoor sporting adventures. All of our expert guides, led by Jake Keller and Matt Anderson, are familiar with every acre of Ranch terrain, in addition to species and seasonal conditions on the ranch. Whether you’re hunting, fly fishing, or both, French Creek offers a supremely private outdoor sporting experience along with refined lodging wrapped up in an Orvis- and Beretta-Endorsed Lodge.

Matt Anderson

Big Game

Matt grew up in Colorado where he fell in love with the outdoors at a very young age. Matt graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Wildlife Biology and started professionally guiding fly fishing, big game hunting, and waterfowl hunting over 15 years ago but has spent most of his guiding career in and around the Upper North Platte River Valley. As the Director of Activities and Outfitting, Matt is responsible for all recreation related programming within the Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection.

Jake Keller

Big Game

Jake is a third generation native to Southern Wyoming’s Platte River Valley who is following in his father’s and grandfather’s footstep as a big game outfitter. Jake has 15 years of big game guiding experience and decided to bring his unmatched expertise of the area to our outfitting team in 2010. Jake spends as much time as he can in the outdoors, weather it be glassing for bull Elk or searching for lion tracks. Jake also serves as out Assistant Ranch Manager of the Sanger ranch and is our primary rancher in our Akashi cattle operation.

Doug Cannon

Wingshooting

Doug originally hails from Missouri, but has spent the majority of his wingshooting guiding career in Texas. Doug has operated and managed some of the finest wingshooting lodges across the county, gaining years of invaluable experience and now he brings his unmatched talents to the French Creek outfitting team. Doug joined the team in 2016 as our wingshooting manager and continues to raise the bar of our bird hunting programs to this day.

Ron Brown

Gun Range

Ron, our Gun Range Manager, hails from Michigan and has been hunting big game in the west since 1986. For the last 20 years, he has hunted specifically in Wyoming, and knows the Platte River Valley like the back of his hand. There is nowhere he would rather hunt. Ron has been with the outfitting team for ten years and has taught thousands of people how to shoot a firearm at our state of the art shooting facilities.

Adam Crowson

Fly Fishing

Adam began his fishing career in his hometown of Eagle, ID on the big waters of Treasure Valley in the Southwest portion of the state. From chasing Salmon and Steelhead in the Pacific Northwest to pursuing Bonefish and Permit in the Caribbean, Adam is a seasoned angler in all scenarios. Adam has been guiding professionally for nine years and is presently our lead guide at French Creek Sportsmen’s Club.

Jon Rachal

Fly Fishing

Jon has spent time living and fishing for trout all across the country, originally growing in Colorado, he presently calls Southern Wyoming and the waters of the Platte River Valley home. Jon joined the Outfitting team as a fishing guide in 2014 and has spent every summer since guiding and learning our waters.

Mike Geiser

Fly Fishing

Mike joined our outfitting team in 2014 coming to us from the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Mike has fished for a variety of freshwater and saltwater species from the east coast to the west. After serving in the military as a US Marine, Mike took up guiding and has become an integral member of our outfitting team with years of experience guiding from the boat or the bank.

Matt Burmaster

Fly Fishing

Matt grew up in the trout fishing Mecca that is Missoula, MT beginning his outdoor hunting and fishing career at a young age with his father. Matt has over ten year of outdoor guiding experience and has worked as both a fly fishing guide and wingshooting guide in various states around the country, but calls the Rocky Mountain states home. Matt has a passion for teaching the art of fly fishing and passing down this sport to our youth, even starting youth fly fishing camps while living in Aspen, CO. You will also find Matt guiding our French Creek wingshooting hunts during our fall hunting seasons.

Clayton Winter

Fly Fishing

Growing up in Twin Falls Idaho, Clayton began fishing and hunting with his father at a young age. Clayton obtained an undergraduate degree in Fisheries Resource and Aquatic Science from Utah State University and has spent time working for both the Idaho Fish and Game and the Department of Environmental Quality. Clayton is also our lead guide of the Magee Homestead.

Trey Mullen

Fly Fishing

Trey has been professionally guiding for nine years, beginning in his home state of Colorado as he finished his undergraduate  degree at the University of Colorado studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Trey has traveled the world pursing a wide variety of fresh and saltwater species with a fly rod. Since joining our outfitting team in 2012, Trey has also become a full-time member of our Brush Creek Ranch marketing team and presently works as our Multimedia Manager providing photography and videography to the ranch collection.