The kid-centric Adventure Club program, where young ones can learn to kayak, shoot bows and arrows, and mine for sapphires
Complimentary use of an electric car to navigate your way around the sprawling property when you book one of the resort’s Wilderness Estates
Most of the resort’s 28 luxury homes feature natural stone-and-timber fireplaces
Easy access to Lewis & Clark’s famous Lookout Rock
What To Know
Dogs are allowed in specified homes, though there is a nightly pet fee.
Round-trip airport shuttle service to and from Missoula International Airport is included in the resort’s luxury home rates.
For the best weather, go between late May and September.
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Rolling pastures, wandering elks, the majestic Blackfoot River—welcome to Lewis & Clark territory, the setting for what might just be America’s swankiest dude ranch. Here, tents come equipped with camping butlers and 300-count linens, while lodges have flat-screen LCDs, wine coolers, and six-person hot tubs. For a taste of the great outdoors, choose from a range of hosted activities like rappelling, quad biking, white-water rafting, or horseback riding through idyllic meadows studded with daisies. When your energy is spent, head to spa camp, a pine-scented cluster of relaxation tents, and indulge in an hour-long Après Adventure massage before ending your evening with a riverside barbecue, s’mores, and a ghost story or two as you marvel at the stars above Big Sky Country.
Whether you’re staying in one of the resort’s 28 vacation homes (1 to 3-bedroom lodges) or 30 luxury tents, you won’t exactly be camping out. The former category consists of five lodging options — the newest, the Wilderness Estates, are ideal for larger families with their three large suites and a second-floor loft. Cliffside Camp, which overlooks the confluence of Blackfoot River and Elk Creek, is home to a pair of “honeymoon tents” that feature eye-popping copper bathtubs.
Seasonal and local ingredients—freshly picked huckleberries, Rocky Mountain trout, foraged mushrooms—are often featured on the menu at Trough, which is open for breakfast and lunch. Come evening, the ranch’s fine-dining option, Pomp, dishes up eclectic American plates with a distinctly Western flair.
Up until 2004, Paws Up was the site of a working ranch that sold Black Angus cattle and stud horses. The resort is located in the northeastern Montana town of Greenough, wedged in the center of the verdant Blackfoot Valley, just a 45-minute ride from Missoula International Airport.
The Resort at Paws Up
40060 Paws Up Road
Greenough, Montana 59823
How to Get There
Flights are available to Missoula International Airport (MSO) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from MSO, which is about 35 miles away, are included in the rate and can be arranged by the property. They must be pre-arranged by the property’s pre-arrival concierge department. Please call 800-473-0601 to organize transfers at least five days prior to arrival.