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Brush Creek Ranch Appoints Collins as Vice President of Operations

The Wyoming working cattle ranch, event venue, and resort brought Chuck Collins onto its team in mid-May

By Amanda Christensen

Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming, is set on a 30,000-acre working cattle ranch and offers luxury, Western-style lodging, dining, and activities for both leisure visitors and business event attendees. In mid-May, the ranch announced the appointment of industry veteran Chuck Collins as its vice president of operations.

Headshot of Chuck Collins. May 28, 2024
Chuck Collins || Courtesy of Brush Creek Ranch

“Chuck and I have worked together in various roles for over 25 years,” says Mike Williams, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Brush Creek, in a prepared statement. “I can attest to his passion for our associates and guests and for doing the right thing no matter the circumstances—two skills that are key to a hospitality leader.” In his role, Collins will oversee the ranch’s three main properties: the Lodge & Spa, Magee Homestead, and French Creek, alongside The Farm at Brush Creek and the Green Mountain private ski area; his focuses will be on guest experience, managing and ensuring quality service among ranch employees, and maintaining a positive and memorable environment for all guests. He brings more than 20 years of experience with him from previous roles at White Lodging, which manages Brush Creek and is one of the country’s largest privately held hospitality companies.

“His loyalty and commitment to White Lodging is a great example of how a job can develop into a diverse hospitality career and we are thrilled to welcome him to Brush Creek Ranch,” Williams adds. Collins’ most recent position prior to his move to Brush Creek was as general manager of the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indiana, preceded by a slew of positions with White Lodging at various properties across the country.

“I am truly honored to join the Brush Creek Ranch team as vice president of operations,” says Collins. “I look forward to leveraging my experience in the hospitality industry to uphold the ranch’s commitment to excellence and to further enhance the guest experience. Together with our dedicated team and surrounding community, I am eager to continue fostering a culture of unparalleled service and creating unforgettable memories for our guests amid the stunning beauty of Brush Creek Ranch.”

From its on-site event space to its long menu of available wellness retreats and culinary experiences, Brush Creek Ranch has much to offer for meeting and event attendees. Most of the ranch’s on-site properties have their own set of available function spaces, as does its farm. The Lodge & Spa offers the 2,880-square-foot Trailhead Great Room, the Cattle Baron’s Library for up to 30 attendees, the 1,200-square-foot Falcon’s Peak Overlook, and several others. The Magee Homestead has memorable sites including the outdoor Magee Firepit for up to 27 attendees and the stunning Pool Pavilion, among others. The Farm at Brush Creek features the intimate Founders Room, the impressive 5,640-square-foot Wine Tunnel with stone arches and custom lighting, the rustic Cheyenne Club with views of the surrounding farmlands, and more.

Planners can choose from a wide array of activities all year long, including fly fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, baking classes, rock climbing, and more. There are also several culinary destinations on-site to consider for classes, tours, chef-led experiences, and hosting events.