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The most expensive luxury hotel in the U.S. is in ... Montana?

The most expensive luxury hotel in the U.S. is in ... Montana?
Guests at The Ranch at Rock Creek stay in a lodge, log houses on the ranch or go glamping in canvas cabins. (Ranch at Rock Creek)

Forget Park Avenue or Beverly Hills. The most expensive luxury hotel in the United States is a property you may not know: the Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Mont.

In fact, most of the top 10 wallet-busters, including two in California, are far from urban centers and are in the West, according to a survey released Thursday.

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Luxury-Hotels.com ranked the most expensive U.S. luxury hotels by checking prices for the most affordable rooms from May 26 through Sept. 1. The all-inclusive Ranch at Rock Creek southeast of Missoula offers guests different types of stays: a lodge and spa, cabins and glamping. It came in tops with an average nightly rate of $2,138.

Second was the Point in Saranac Lake, N.Y., at $2,138.

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By comparison, the Ritz-Carlton Central Park, the most expensive luxury hotel in New York City, showed an average summer price of $874 for its least expensive room, ranking 17th overall. Here are the rest of the resorts that made the top 10:

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3. $1,847 a night:  Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Mont.

4. $1,769 a night: Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyo.

5. $1,620 a night: Amangiri at Canyon Point, Utah

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6. $1,581 a night: Twin Farms in Barnard, Vt.

7. $1,454 a night: Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, Calif.

8. $1,276 a night: Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

9. $1,273 a night, Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, Calif.

10. $1,247 a night: Mii amo Spa in Sedona, Ariz.

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