Archive for July, 2017

Under the Radar with XOJET: The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana

The Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana

It’s not every day you hear the CEO and Chairman of one of the world’s largest private-equity placement firms, say this: “Forget how much money you put in.” Or this: “If I just break even, I’m happy.”

But this is Jim Manley—the unwavering lead of Atlanta Pacific Capital—and money was never going to stand in the way of his childhood dream, The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana.

A 50-minute drive from Butte Mooney Airport—where XOJET clients can fly in and skip the layover-laden commercial flight into Missoula, 90 minutes away by car—The Ranch is a 10-square-mile lifestyle Ponderosa with unique cowboy chemistry. Think of it as part high-end dude resort (with a rodeo arena and a party barn), part hunting-and-fishing preserve (a Blue-Ribbon-designated river actually runs through it), and part roll-back-the-decades play camp for adults. Then add surprise touches like a bowling alley, movie theater, and winter survival challenge.

If it all seems a bit out of the ordinary, that’s because it is. The Ranch is one of the most luxurious ranch-resorts in the Rockies—it was recently voted among the “Top 10 Best Resort Hotels in the West” by Travel + Leisure and is the only one awarded five stars by the Forbes Travel Guide—but that’s just the background music. Really, The Ranch is intent on letting you be a kid again for a good part of the day.

Five Extraordinary Trips with XOJET Partners

July 17, 2017  |  XOJET Partnerships

When it comes to travel resolutions, no bucket list is too lofty for XOJET’s worldwide network from Whistler to Provence, Napa Valley to Ireland, and Patagonia to Dubai. Below we detail five of the most extraordinary trips available to XOJET clients, centered around exclusive experiences at your final destination provided by our travel partners from Mandarin Oriental to Butterfield & Robinson.

The short and simple: Whether in-air or on-ground, every aspect of your trip is personalized, private, and planned to perfection.

A Parisian Romance | Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental garden in Paris, France

Photo: Mandarin Oriental

XOJET Celebrates 200,000 Flights

July 12, 2017  |  Events, XOJET

In May, XOJET operated its 200,000th flight in the company’s 11-year history. This is a significant milestone in our company history and a true testament to our people and vision.

#XOxUPLIFTSERIES: Pilots, Private Jets, and Places

July 7, 2017  |  Pilots

Introducing the Up-Lift series, an inspiring collection of moments and stories brought to you by those who create the XOJET experience. This series will feature the people behind one of the industry’s most successful companies, with a shared commitment to Advice & Service.