Paws Up, Montana
Glamping at The Resort at Paws Up
There’s nothing like sleeping under the stars, listening to nature, and calling your butler when you need an extra pillow. The Resort at Paws Up® is North America’s premier glamping destination, featuring four luxury tented camps that cater to families, couples and groups. Each safari-like tent features fine linens, chic rustic furnishings, art-adorned walls, electricity, cooling fans, heat and, most importantly, a camping butler at your beck and call. The tent’s private master bathroom features a Montana-sized rain shower, jetted tub, heated floors and indulgent organic spa products. Luxury camping at Paws Up is nature served on a silver platter.
Paws Up is also a 37,000-acre working Montana ranch. In addition to the over three hundred head of resident elk, you’re very likely to see a couple hundred head of Black Angus cows roaming the rolling pastures of the Ranch. The expansive property is a haven for authentic Montana dude ranch activities like trail riding, chuck wagons and cattle drives. You’ll also enjoy a vast menu of wilderness adventures of all kinds – more on those later.
From the private luxury homes and luxury tents to Paws Up’s attentive, anticipatory service, getting away to the wilds of a Montana ranch is no longer about roughing it. There are five separate and unique camps at Paws Up each with its own camping butler and chef; they are Pinnacle Camp, Creekside Camp, River Camp, Moonlight Camp and Cliffside Camp.
Luxury camping has reached new heights at Pinnacle Camp. Situated on a bluff overlooking the confluence of the Blackfoot River and Elk Creek, this special camp offers one of the most breathtaking views on the 37,000-acre property. Pinnacle Camp features six large tent suites (including Tango Point, an exquisite honeymoon tent) that include spacious en-suite bathrooms with a jetted tub and shower, a plush dining pavilion and a myriad of luxury resort amenities.
Creekside Camp is situated on the banks of the beautiful and pastoral Elk Creek and features six spacious tent suites: four two-bedroom suites and two one-bedroom suites. Each tent comes with The Last Best Bed® and an en-suite bathroom with a vanity with two sinks and a large slate shower. Creekside Camp also has an architecturally impressive dining pavilion with a monumental stone-and-timber fireplace, as well as an outdoor fire pit – perfect for a night of stories and s’mores. The gorgeous mountain setting of Creekside Camp will frequently remind you that you’re in The Last Best Place.
Imagine camping on the banks of the legendary Blackfoot River. The soft music of the water lulls you gently to sleep while a blanket of stars twinkles overhead. Rise with the sun and cast your first fly into the pristine water. Now imagine luxury camping Paws Up-style – with your own well-appointed tent complete with The Last Best Bed®, electricity, spacious deck, en-suite bathroom, twice-daily housekeeping service, scrumptious meals and even your own personal camping butler. River Camp features six tent suites and a dining pavilion that serves gourmet cuisine and breathtaking views of the Blackfoot River – the same majestic river that inspired the novel and film, A River Runs Through It.
Moonlight Camp is a collection of six safari-like tents that allow guests to connect with the great outdoors without forgoing the amenities of a luxury resort. Situated at the foot of Lewis & Clark’s famous Lookout Rock, and just a short stroll from the mighty Blackfoot River, Moonlight Camp has an impressive array of features and amenities including: The Last Best Bed®, private en-suite bathrooms, a gorgeous dining pavilion that serves gourmet cuisine and a camping butler who caters to your every whim.
Introducing the newest and most luxurious camp yet: Cliffside Camp. Located across Paws Up’s famous covered bridge and atop a soaring cliff that overlooks the influence of the Blackfoot River and Elk Creek, Cliffside Camp combines luxurious amenities with the Resort’s most stunning views to create the ultimate glamping experience in Montana. Four two-bedroom tent suites feature plenty of room for families, while two one-bedroom honeymoon tents serve as the quintessential accommodations for romantic getaways.
The Resort at Paws Up offers wilderness and ranch activities for every member of the family – from age one to one hundred. This 37,000-acre adventure playground features over 100 miles of trails and 10 miles of private access to the legendary Blackfoot River. Spend an hour, a day or a week on horseback – all in a wilderness sanctuary you’ll never forget. Cast a fly in sparkling waters to eager Cutthroats, herd cattle across the land Lewis & Clark swooned over or test your aim at the challenging sporting clays course. Whether you’re floating high above the ranch in a hot air balloon or receiving a decadent treatment in the spa, one thing’s for sure, Paws Up is home to first-class adventure on a grand scale.
When it’s time to cowboy up, Paws Up’s horseback adventures offer a wide-eyed gulp of the Montana wilderness. They’ll send you off with your seasoned wrangler along the edge of a pristine Montana meadow, where you’ll explore a trail forested with ancient Ponderosas as you rise to a ridge overlooking scenic Paws Up Ranch. For those looking to sharpen their skills or pick up a few pointers, private equestrian lessons are available for ages eight and older, including riding, western trail roping and basic horsemanship. Paws Up is home to Montana’s largest private equestrian center, The Saddle Club at Paws Up. For authentic western ranch activities like a cattle drive, you will team up with seasoned ranch hands in driving a herd of cattle for the experience of a lifetime. It’s an unforgettable adventure that will help you discover your inner wrangler.
Every fisherman has an image of the perfect trout stream: cold rivers, stunning scenery, solitude, and large, eager fish. Here, you’ll redefine your image of perfect – as you float through it every day. You’ll cast to rising fish again and again whether you’re wading off the banks of the Clearwater or floating the Missouri or Blackfoot Rivers. The rivers are legendary, much like your fishing tales to come. These perfectly untamed wilderness rivers offer unrivaled dry-fly fishing for species such as the wild Westslope Cutthroat Trout. So, if you’d like a chance to find fly-fishing heaven, visit Paws Up for the angling adventure of a lifetime.
Discretely nestled on the edge of an expansive meadow, in the waving shade of soaring pines – sits Spa Town at Paws Up. This colony of pristine white tents is stitched together by a wooden boardwalk and is in earshot to a charming babbling brook. The welcome tents feature full baths and showers, while individual treatment tents are fashioned with a lovely sink, a heated massage table, and a view of the surrounding mountains. Paws Up’s extensive menu of indulgent spa treatments features everything from a Montana Gold Rush Massage – featuring gold flake oil – to a Huckleberry Body Scrub. Kids can relax too with a yummy Chocolate, Cotton Candy or Bubble Gum Massage. Yoga and pilates lessons are also readily available. Spa Town gives new meaning to the term “getting lost” in the woods.
Drawing from the agricultural wealth of Montana and the West, the Chef at Paws Up creates world-class, five-star cuisine that articulately blends the most sophisticated culinary techniques with the freshest meats, produce and ingredients available. Huckleberries picked from the slopes of surrounding mountains might complement a breakfast of French toast and hand-made sausage. Rocky Mountain trout sautéed with fresh herbs may be paired with an exquisite Napa Valley Chardonnay. Soak up the rustic luxury of Paws Up at an authentic chuck wagon dinner alongside the Blackfoot River. As the sun sets, indulge in a flight of vintage Pinot Noirs as dinner sizzles nearby. Every sense is excited. Every meal brings new adventure.
The history of the dude ranch dates back to the 1800s when it was common practice for ranching families to invite friends from the city to visit their cattle ranches. As the railroad stretched throughout the West, ranch owners realized they could attract flocks of city slickers (otherwise known as “dudes”) and the business proliferated. Today, the dude ranch tradition is alive and well in Montana at Paws Up – offering patrons a taste of the American frontier like none other.
What differentiates Paws Up from a Montana guest ranch is its commitment to luxury. It is Montana’s premier luxury ranch resort offering first-class service and luxurious accommodations and amenities. At Paws Up, once you dismount, you’ll step into a world of incomparable creature comforts, gourmet cuisine, decadent spa treatments, personalized service, and luxury resort amenities.