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
by Susan P
Paw’s Up Resort has much to offer its guests. In this particular instance, the resort was starting a new experience with a wine weekend with Chappellet Winery. It was well received. The resort continues to offer much of its activities through the winter months, but be advised that it can come at an additional cost. We arrived as winter weather was starting to settle into the area, dusting the area in snow. While it may have been cold, it afforded great vistas and remarkable scenery. Horseback riding is still a available, just bundle up. The kitchen provided some memorable foods, the most remarked and delectable being the squash soup with popcorn. Yum. Our hosts for the wine weekend, Dominic and Amy Chappellet, were informative, experienced, and just plain fun. They provided two dinners featuring their different wines and vintages. Of particular enjoyment was our lesson in wine tasting in which we were given freedom to describe the taste of our wines. A few glasses into the lesson and folks were uninhibited in their descriptions. The wine pairings with each course of dinner was spectacular. Should you consider Paws Up in their off-season, this is the weekend to go!
I don't know how to put in words the experience we just had in Montana and at Paws Up. We were there for Thanksgiving and had incredible meals that included not only their great chef team but also a renowned guest chef and a nice wine selection. We also felt that we couldn't possibly exhaust the long list of activities available and enjoyed those a lot as well, we came back from vacation tired and all smiles!
Above all else, the staff and their general happiness to serve was what we remember most, what a great group of people and we are happy to feel like family when we go to Paws Up! You will see us again very soon!