by Kristin Franks
Your family will experience the ultimate outdoor adventure at The Resort at Paws Up with 37,000 acres of wilderness, luxurious homes and tents. Luxury homes feature a full kitchen, a loft game room, three spacious master suites and an expansive private deck, while Paws Up Glamping (glamorous camping) offers families a Western-style vacation with luxurious tents featuring a king-sized bed, fine linens, wall art, electricity, and your own personal luxury camping butler. The resort’s newest addition, opening July 2010, is the Creekside Camp, which features one- and two-bedroom tent suites with king-sized beds, electricity, a personal camping butler, daily housekeeping and nightly turndown service, a bathroom and fireplace.
Not only does this resort offer luxurious camping accommodations, but a variety of family friendly activities as well. Families can enjoy wagon rides, guided hikes, pony rides, river rafting, mountain biking and hot air balloon rides. A kids camp, “Kids Corps of Discovery,” is available for children ages 5 to 12 with a variety of fun activities including face painting, scavenger hunts, nature hikes, pony rides, trips to the petting zoo and much more! Full and half-day programs are available. A Junior Wrangler program is also available with full-day programs at the Saddle Club.
Our Editor Loves
- Paws Up
- Ultimate outdoor adventure
- Children's program and Junior Wranglers program
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Onsite Dining
High marks to the service, hospitality, food, accommodation, setting, etc., but I have to call out the remarkable equestrian facility and program. We were looking for a horse-heavy vacation that would allow us to do more than trail riding. Our family rides English, so Western is a novelty and we love it! Jackie, the top lady at the Equestrian Center loves the horses, loves her job, and it shows. It's so unique to see a woman in the top wrangler position and hats off to Paws Up for being "equal opportunity". Jackie takes excellent care to match up each rider with a horse of appropriate skill level. Her horses are all well-mannered and well cared for. There was 1 horse I fell in love with and seriously asked Jackie about buying, but his life is better in Montana with Jackie than it would be with me. There was even a horse for my 4 year old to be turned loose on. And I don't want to skip praising the indoor arena. WOW. Ask for a tour of the stalls and tack room if you care about that kind of stuff. I took videos and photos of the viewing skybox so I can have inspiration for my future barn. All the wranglers were lovely and kind, fun to be around. Don't miss Cow Croquet if you enjoy being on a horse, it was a great time! We also loved riding the ATVs, shooting, dog sledding, and the food was incredible each night. They had so many little surprises for us like a smores platter to take home after dinner We can't wait to go back.
by Janie H
This is the place to visit in the United States, no debate. The staff is warm and welcoming, the views are stunning, and you can tell they actually want us to be there. No robotic service here, just good people that are well trained. The food was incredible, the outdoor activities were exhausting and very exciting, and the sleep at night was the best I have had in years. When you leave the sign says "The Last Best Place", there might be other best places, but this is my BEST PLACE EVER! We will be back to see and do all the things we couldn't get to!