The Resort at Paws Up offers one of the most fun and authentic ways to experience the joys of the American wilderness. The 37,000 acres of open land and beautiful pine forest welcomes visitors from all walks of life to a stunning location, with ten-miles of the Blackfoot River trickling through its interior. Matching up to its phenomenal location, it is the true magnitude of over 60 experiences and activities that make The Resort at Paws Up truly stand out.
A year-round destination, winter fun includes sleigh rides, dogsledding (with champion Alaskan huskies), snow tubing and brand new skijoring - skiing while being pulled along by a horse! Indeed, with the state’s largest private equestrian centre, horse riding opportunities are endless, as well as a host of other ways to delve into cowboy life - including fly-fishing, boating, hiking, kayaking, paintballing, rafting, swimming or trying your hand at the myriad of traditional ranch activities. The Island Lodge offers a host of summer activities that embrace stunning Salmon Lake, one of the oldest ecosystems on the continent, while a mile-long mountain bike route and new quad bikes have also been introduced. When you've worked up an appetite outdoors, enjoy the incredibly fresh, local cuisine served at two great restaurants.
The ranch also houses the 'green o' - a brand new collection of ultra-romantic, one-bedroom suites that are exclusively for adults, nestled in the woods away from the main buildings. With a chic Scandi-inspired design, each 'haus' features a private plunge pool and spacious interiors, just a short stroll from The Social Haus restaurant, bar and lounge. Exclusive to green o guests, it focuses on seasonal ingredients and live-fire cooking.
- Type: Lodge
- Summary: Luxurious and authentic American wilderness safari
- Feature: Over 60 outdoor activities on their extensive programme
- Rooms: 36 luxury tents and 28 homes
- Nearest airport: Missoula International Airport
Location and transfer
Approximately a 40 minute transfer from Missoula International Airport by private car.
There are 30 Luxury Tents in the resort set in six picturesque camps. Each one boasts an en suite bathroom with slate shower, vanity with double sinks and a heated slate floor. Opening out onto a private deck with Adirondack chairs, this is a true American Safari experience. All guests staying in a luxury tent will receive the service of a butler and camp chef. Luxury Tents are available between the months of May and October.
There are 28 Luxury Homes boasting spacious living rooms with wood-burning stove or stone fireplace, a kitchen with a fridge, sink, dishwasher and microwave, toaster and coffee maker, iron and ironing board, laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer, generous front and back porches with views of the wilderness, a six-person outdoor whirlpool and four acres of undisturbed woodland. Guests may also use a private five-person compact car to travel around the resort.
All Luxury Tents feature air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, bathroom amenities, personal safe and Wifi. In addition, Luxury Homes also feature flat-screen televisions with international channels, DVD player CD player, telephone and iPod/iPhone docking station.
The expansive property ensures guests a truly authentic Montana experience. Adventures here are influenced by each of the beautiful four seasons that make their own mark on the luxurious surroundings. Summer's signature activities include cattle drives through the wilderness, hot air ballooning above the spectacular scenery or spending your day on the glistening lake, ideal for all ages. As a layer of snow usually blankets the resort during the winter, guests can enjoy skiing, ice skating, sleigh rides and the resort's signature winter adventure - Montana dogsledding.
Despite its setting amongst 37,000 acres of astounding wilderness, this adventurous resort is sure to bring families closer together. The Kids Corps of Discovery programme provides wholesome age-appropriate activities for explorers aged from three to seventeen years, giving them the chance to make new friends and take a new lease of enthusiasm for the joys of the great outdoors! Youngsters aged 3 to 5 years old will enjoy Little Discoverers' range of pony rides and treasure hunts, whilst Adventure Club provides children aged 6 to 12 with chance to race go-karts or mine for sapphires. This family-owned resort also specialises in creating heart-warming family reunions filled with exciting adventures for all generations, as well as large and luxurious accommodation.
Dining & Gourmet
Influenced by the agricultural wealth of Montana, the Resort at Paws Up boasts a delectable selection of dining scenes. Fine dining comes courtesy of refined rustic ranch cuisine of Pomp, whilst Trough brings casual home-cooked flavours to the table. Additionally, guests can step aboard an old fashioned horse-drawn wagon and delight in an authentic chuck wagon dinner, including fresh fruit cobbler and campfire grilled meat, along the banks of the magnificent Blackfoot River.