It’s not easy to summarise The Resort at Paws Up in one go, so all-encompassing is this unique Montana ranch, its setting, and the sheer volume of outdoor adventures, family fun and memorable excursions that are available here.
Beginning with that fairytale location, The Resort at Paws Up sits in a 37,000-acre untouched expanse of pine forests, gushing rivers, open plains, pastures, valleys and mountains, all of which are primed for truly endless outdoor activities. Among them, while here you’ll have everything from cattle herding to yoga, archery to rafting, canoeing, paintballing, rappelling, downhill biking and ATV tours, geocaching, nature walks, horse-drawn cart drives, snowmobiling, hot air ballooning and helicopter rides all available. That, however, is just a fraction of what’s on offer at this working horse ranch, here in the majestic Montana hills.
Such an incredible – and varied – landscape is already enough reason to visit The Resort at Paws Up, yet the stories continue inside too. This is thanks to a sophisticated spa, fine dining cuisine, cosy lounge rooms complete with fireplace and sink-in sofas, plus some of best boutique accommodation in the Rockies. You can either book yourself into the Resort at Paws Up’s Luxury Tented Camp and enjoy your time in the wilderness with more than a few creature comforts, or book an entire luxury home and have a huge swathe of paradise all to yourself. Both options have their own special appeal, depending on what suits you best.
Finally, whether travelling to Montana as a family or couple, The Resort at Paws Up has you covered no matter what. The beautiful scenery speaks for itself and activities are as plentiful in the winter as in summer (with adult-orientated classes, wine tasting, painting, yoga and the spa perfect for grown-ups). Meanwhile, their range of lodging options and dining choices really will mean something for absolutely everybody here; The Resort at Paws Up is simply certain to leave its mark on your USA adventure.
There are some distinct yet equally appealing accommodation options at The Resort at Paws Up, either their Luxury Tented Camp, a Luxury Home, or the one-off Island Lodge.
The tented camp makes for a back-to-nature feel of evenings spent under a clear night sky, forest or river views from your veranda and a real campfire spirit – albeit a boutique one with fantastic dining options and in-tent luxuries both on-hand.
Meanwhile, the home option is something else entirely, picture log cabins either in the forest or out on the plains, some with an outdoor Jacuzzi, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms available if needed, and a little more independence throughout your stay.
Activities and Entertainment
In truth, The Resort at Paws Up offers so many activities you could spend a whole month here, and still not get close to trying them all.
To give a flavour for what’s on offer, just some of The Resort at Paws Up’s activities (always surrounded by the most pristine wilderness) include downhill mountain biking; archery; horse riding and horse-drawn carriage rides; cattle drives; ATV tours; obstacle courses; paintball; rappelling; an aerial adventure park; nature hikes; geocaching; fitness trails; white-water rafting; canoeing; hot air balloon and helicopter tours; tennis, gym and yoga classes; go-karting; photography lessons; painting; American Indian skills courses; snowmobiling and dog-sledging – the list really does go on, and on!
The Resort at Paws Up’s main draw is the wealth of outdoor adventures to be had across its 37,000 acre estate, and in terms of facilities, everything is set up here for all conceivable sports, tours, classes, activities and excursions – with all equipment also provided.
Around the ranch itself, you then have a gym and spa, plenty of cosy communal areas and a selection of dining options to choose from.
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