One Resort, Two Vacations

One Resort, Two Vacations

Add dynamic to your next vacation! Outdoors in our 37,000 acres at Paws Up means a range of activities that can leave the family exhausted long before the options are. We’ve got you covered no matter the adventure you’re seeking, and that extends to our accommodations as well!

The Resort at Paws Up can be two vacations in one by combining the ease of living through indoor luxury with roughing-it-like-royalty glamping. Every feature of Paws Up pays tribute the rustic wilderness of “The Last Best Place” that is Montana without losing touch with your favorite creature comforts. Your private luxury vacation home is cozy with the best of modern amenities. Campgrounds bring a whole new interpretation to the Montana ‘Dude Ranch’ with their own camp butlers and chefs. You and yours can get the most out of your next vacation by experiencing both: starting in a home-away-from-home and then glamour camping beneath the ‘Big Sky’.

When choosing your vacation home we take into account your group size and vacation type. Extended family, reunion, or group get-together? We recommend our expansive Wilderness Estates. For smaller families or couples looking for privacy, perhaps Big Timber Homes or Meadow Homes are your ideal for isolated peace. Need more room without being broken up? For larger groups or company retreats, the historic Morris Ranch House or Blackfoot Lodge can cater to your spacious needs while also providing a true Montana experience. Luxury Homes at glance offer 2-4 bedrooms inside each home to accommodate up to 4-8 guests each. Majestic views, porches with six-person hot tubs, chef quality kitchens, luxury bed and baths, access to the wi-fi and satellite TV (should you choose it), complimentary transportation – all of these and more are made available to our vacation home guests.

Both the Morris Ranch House and Blackfoot Lodge offer a private luxury tent in their backyard. Selected Big Timber and Wilderness Estate homes offer this unique feature as well! Outfitted with lighting, a set of comfy beds, lounge furniture, toys and games, the luxury tents add a perfect adventure for kids and adults alike. Our permanent tents set you comfortably in the center of nature and beneath truly stunning nighttime views.

In fact, you may find that you’d like to spend the daytime in our safari-styled tents as well. Our ‘one resort two vacations’ option gives one week of Paws Up excitement with 4 days in a luxury home and 3 days glamping at our luxury camps. The variety enriches vacation memories, which last long after you leave the ranch. A camp butler attends to your every need and the chef creates high quality food with the freshest ingredients transformed through rustic cuisine style. Roast s’mores and sip wine beneath the ‘Big Sky’. The Resort at Paws Up is Montana’s premiere glamping site – enjoy fine linens, The Last Best Bed®, chic furnishings, art adorned walls, electricity, cooling fan and heat. Not to mention the private master bathrooms with rain shower, jetted tub, heated floors and indulgent organic spa products!

 

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Paws Up Prepares For Celebration With Lindo Michoacan

Mexicana

In Mexico they say, “If you want good food, go to Michoacan.” In Las Vegas we say, “If you want good food, come to Lindo Michoacan Mexican Restaurant.” On July 22, the word in the Montana cuisine scene is “If you want good food, go to Paws Up for a taste of Lindo Michoacan.”

And what’s not to rave about? Lindo Michoacan has been rated #1 in Las Vegas for Mexican Restaurants. Their top chefs will be bringing their award winning recipes to The Resort at Paws Up this month. Javier Barajas Sr., Javier Barajas Jr. and Rigoberto Gonzalez will collaborate with our Executive Chef Ben Jones and his culinary team, creating traditional Michoacan tastes with Montana’s freshest agricultural resources.

Javier Barajas is the original owner of Lindo Michoacan. He learned to cook under Mother Superior, Sister Anita, while studying in the seminary at Michoacan. Javier took an interest in cooking early on, eager to help in the kitchen and was soon trusted with food preparation. His interest has translated into acclaimed skill. Javier’s passion has become his family’s passion inside the kitchens of Linda Michoacan in Mexico.

Beautiful Michoacan – “Land of Lakes and Fishermen” Birthplace of Javier. Michoacan is widely known for its rich and varied culture and most notably for its unique art and cuisine. A state with abundant natural resources. Michoacan is one of Mexico’s main producers of agricultural products.

The Resort at Paws Up will be celebrating the influence of Mexican cuisine in the west during this event on July 22. Rich tastes, unique spices and herbs, traditional dishes and historic value have come together for one day. In the days of the cowboys Mexico carried a lot of influence in American culture, as it continues to do today. Early ranches, or “rancheros”, have their root in what was formerly property of Mexico. Longhorn cattle, brought in from European immigrants, were kept on an open range and looked after by cowboys called vaqueros. Wide territory claims were given to larger livestocks. It wasn’t until around 1850 that beef became popular, raising profit for ranchers and demand for cattle.

Ranching was brought further north as beef became popularized. Even the upper regions of the West were brought into cowboy culture, eventually reaching Greenough Montana. The Resort at Paws Up is proud to carry on the traditions from the 19th century. In many ways Mexico introduced beef into the dishes tasted and adopted by ranchers in the region. Join us for our tribute to this culture within cowboy culture.

To accompany food from Lindo Michoacan’s chefs will be Salsa Loca – a Latin-jazz band based in Missoula, Montana. Salsa Loca specializes in a range of Latin and Afro-Cuban styles and they’ll be featuring a sizzling hot horn section and virtuoso Latin percussionists.

Sauza Mills will be amping up the evening with their signature tequila, agaves steeped before cooking to extract a natural, fresh, crisp agave flavor. It’s a process they call “Fresh Pressed Agave.”

All in all July 22nd at Paws Up is shaping up to be an exciting celebration! Vamanos!

 

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Summer Is Here And The Grass Is Greener

Summertime at Paws Up

Warm days at Paws Up magnificently showcase our 37,000 acres of seamless Montana landscape. A stroll around The Ranch, The Village, Spa Town, Blackfoot river, or right outside your very own private rental or luxury safari-inspired tent will bring you in direct contact with unrivaled vistas. Our photo gallery captures the essence of these views, but the empowering peace of breathing in boundless pine-rich air and being within such a picturesque landscape can only be experienced. Summer is here and the thrill of it shows in every aspect of Paws Up. The grass is definitely greener.

This time of year nature doesn’t hold back and neither should you. Blackfoot river is rumbling it’s challenge to rafting enthusiasts. Paws Up offers rafts and inflatable canoes to those answering the challenge, and our expert guides know the best spots for all levels of skill to show you and your team the best rafting through some of the most inspiring landscape within Montana. Other water fun can be found on a personal water craft or powerboat while tubing or wakeboarding. For some calmer water activities try the water trampoline, paddle boats and sea kayaks. Beneath the same pine dotted hills and, in gentler crooks of the river, enjoy a leisurely fly fishing trip.

Not wanting to get wet? Experience this summer on horseback. Trails wind throughout 37,000 acres of Montana beauty and they cater to hiking as well. Many trails can be traveled by ATV and there’s even a Go-Kart track in our western reaches – Greenough 500. Still not satisfied? View the resort and more from above via Hot Air Balloon. Then there’s also archery, rappelling, geocaching, sporting clays and so much more.

For those of you who were unable to make it to the Montana Master Grillers event, don’t dismay. The same spectacular local produce is incorporated into our classic and sophisticated Paws Up menu. Fine wine, whiskey, bourbon and specialty beer constantly fills our cellars. Find huckleberries picked from the slopes of surrounding mountains in your morning selection and in the evening the choice of fresh Rocky Mountain Trout. Our chef draws from the agricultural wealth of the west to bring you a refined rustic ranch cuisine. Paws Up caters to vegetarian and vegan appetites as well, with signature dishes to choose from.

Time spent in the natural ambiance of “big sky” country, paired with the best amenities and the summertime breeze, helps to clear the mind after the weight of modern congestion. It’s a luxury vacation meant to be less about money and more about well-being. Activities and visits to Spa Town fuse together to both excite and ease the mind, filtering away the ‘noise’ accumulated in the routine of tech life. This year, don’t cheat yourself out of unforgettable experiences.

The Resort at Paws Up provides everything from private accommodations to friendly and detail-orientated staff. Spa Town and the Fitness Cabin compliment the active and peaceful lifestyle with relaxation treatments, yoga, yogalates and fitness equipment. For a challenge try our Grizzlyman fitness trail – a one-mile course with 12 natural equipment stations for unique challenges including climbing, balancing, swinging and more. For any level of interaction with nature, The Resort at Paws Up has you covered. Summer is here, where are you?

 

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Paws Up Kicks Off Summer with Master Grillers and Crystal Bowersox

Montana Master Grillers

Memorial Day weekend traditionally signals the start of summer, and Paws Up kicked it off with our annual Montana Master Grillers event and two concerts from Crystal Bowersox.

The Master Grillers event featured some of the finest chefs, smokologists, winemakers, brewers, and distillers in America.  Our guests enjoyed butchering and grilling demonstrations, and dined on a variety of grilled meats, seafood, and vegetables including Tomahawk Ribeye Steaks, Flame-roasted Chicken, and Montana Pork Ribs.  We’re eager to hold the event again May 22-25 next year.

Crystal Bowersox

Crystal Bowersox played two awe-inspiring shows at Paws Up. BSox’s private show at Moonlight Camp featured unplugged acoustic stylings that were touching, personal, and downright raucous. She sipped champagne and growled out riveting renditions of “Hallelujah”, “For What It’s Worth” and “Me And Bobby McGee” and stoked the cozy fireplace behind her to such a toasty level that she finally exclaimed “I think my faux leather jacket is melting!” The following night Crystal and bandmates, Capital Guitar and Dan Reckard, raised the roof on Cook Shack. The backdrop of snow capped mountains, Montana’s big sky and s’mores the size of a Whoppers inspired the now famous quote of the weekend: “Paws Up is the S%#T!”.

We’re looking forward to our next summer event, the Montana Long Table food artisan event, which will pay homage to our neighbors who provide the freshest produce and meat for The Resort at Paws Up. The special culinary adventure, exclusive to Paws Up, is arranged in our gorgeous grazing pasture just north of the iconic Cook Shack. It’s held on three separate dates during the summer (Saturday, June 21, Saturday, July 12 and Saturday August 23, 2014) and is tantalizing every time.

Right now Montana is calling. The summer season is coming to it’s peak and Montana’s serene natural beauty feels as timeless as ever. If you enjoy the leisure of natural beauty then you should be here on our 37,000 acres of land. The morning sun spills daily across the Paws Up ranch and casts a golden halo around the peaks of pines. Every part of the day is experienced in it’s own priceless way. Whether the moment finds you relaxing in your private vacation home or by the campfire while glamping, your stay at Paws Up guarantees to be an accumulation of life-lasting memories. Become engaged in sport or activity (like archery, horseback riding, fly fishing and so much more) to be occasionally caught off guard by the same vistas that made Lewis and Clark catch their breaths.

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Have You Booked Your Summer Vacation Yet?

Summer can’t be described without the outdoors. Picnics, strolls, anything to get outside and enjoy the once-a-year weather. When planning a vacation, then, why separate yourself from the beauty of nature? Embrace summer this year by visiting the ‘Last Best Place’ state of Montana. Montana is filled with unspoiled nature and at Paws Up you’re offered 37,000 acres to explore and enjoy. When putting together your summer bucket list try adding fly fishing, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, and how about an all-american Cattle Drive?

It’s the truly unique experiences that will be remembered through the years. Summer is a time to actively bond with family and friends so it’s understandable that you’re selective with where you choose to visit during precious time off. Flying into Montana from anywhere in the US means little to no jet lag, and the seclusion of our towering mountains and pines is sought by travelers all over the world. Excellent cuisine paired with luxury accommodations amplifies the experience. Expect nothing less that the freshest ingredients in your meals and the finest wines to sip by the campfire. This is big sky country so whether you’re staying in a luxury private rental or glamping like royalty be prepared to be dazzled by nature’s night-time display. For an extra special visit come during a meteor shower. Roasting marshmallows for s’mores with endless wish-making gives points for romance and is equally family friendly as well.

The blackfoot river, made famous by the novel ‘A River Runs Through It’, snakes through Paws Up for 10 miles of water adventure. Expert guides know the best spots for fly fishing and take you beyond Paws Up borders to taste all that Montana rivers have to offer. For hikers there’s the Clearwater canoe trail that follows the river, the same area mapped by Lewis and Clark. And it’s not summer without getting wet – ride rapids of all levels in either a raft or inflatable canoe! Swimming holes are also readily available and hot tubs wait on the deck of every vacation home. Cruise on watercrafts or powerboats. There’s also tubing, wakeboarding, a water trampoline, paddle boats and kayaks. Paws Up has all the water gear.

And if you haven’t experienced ‘glamping’ then this summer is the perfect time to find out what all the buzz is about. Even Prince William and Kate Middleton have been in recent glamping news. Imagine camping – minus all the sleep deprivation and lack of hygiene. In glamping camping sites, Paws Up style, expect luxury level accommodations with a camp butler and chef to compliment your outdoor stay. It’s the dude ranch feel with your best tastes in mind. Visit Spa Town to unwind and be soothed by nature’s own soundtrack of babbling creek and gentle rustling wind.

This is summer versatility with 37,000 acres to capture an entire range of summertime activities. Whether your group is the size of two or twenty plus, The Resort at Paws Up has private accommodations for you. One luxury vacation home, one tent, an entire camp or any combination thereof can be arranged for you to experience the unfiltered nature of Montana through a medium of pure luxury. Bliss.

 

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Why A ‘Dude Ranch Vacation’ Should Be On Your Bucket List

There are few things more iconic in America then the cowboy. The Ranch defines the west where open land was settled and cattle roamed and were gathered at roundup time. In the modern era the cowboy is thought to be a thing of the past – but the culture is alive and well. At The Resort At Paws Up there may be a few more amenities (and a leisurely time schedule) but the active outdoors defines this stretch of Wyoming.

A ‘dude ranch’ vacation is a step away from the tech age and into a place where time goes at it’s own pace. If you haven’t experience a dude ranch vacation it’s a must-do for any bucket list. And for a wild west luxury experience that can’t be beat – visit Paws Up. Here there’s the option of staying indoors in your own private vacation home or camping like royalty in ‘glaming’ campgrounds. The ‘big sky’ greets you on sunny mornings and starry nights. Babbling brooks, towering pines, the same cliffs explored by Lewis & Clark, and 37,000 acres of nature made available for you and your fellow bucket-list seeking friends. Add to that a cattle drive where you learn an art that’s stayed more-or-less identical for the past hundred plus years and you’ll leave with a lifetime of memories.

Ever seen the City Slickers film? It’s a movie that the youngest generations might not know, with a release date in 1991, and the old type of special effects – none – but this film does a great job of explaining why a visit to the wilder parts of the west can do us city slickers some good. The Resort At Paws Up makes a point of being much tamer than the Dude Ranch from the film, don’t worry about having to face a stampede or handle the birth of a calf. What you can expect is a range where you can take in the nearly tangible peace or engage in mind-sharpening and verizon-widening activities like the cattle drive, archery, horse riding and more.

The Cattle Drive is led by Mike and his dog sis, who’s so swift at following commands that she seems nearly human herself. And we can’t forget Max, Mike’s faithful steer, who joins every outing like one of the family. The horses you ride are highly trained and respond to neck commands, leaving you one hand free to cast your ropes or high five your fellow cowboy trainees. Once your horse is saddled-up and you’re in place it’s an afternoon of gathering the cattle and trailing them to the working corrals, sorting them, then trailing them back to the home pasture. The Ranch at Paws Up is a working ranch with a couple of hundred head of black angus cattle and over three hundred head of elk, so when you’re out with Mike you’ll be experiencing the real thing.

Whether we recognize the impact of city life or not, taking a breather into the simpler (well…less digitalized) life is a must do upon occasion. While wifi is available and cell service is present, try putting it all away for a weekend and joining the expert guides at Paws Up. And there’s no shame in a little victory dance as you check off one more thing from the bucket list!

 

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The Best Fly Fishing Montana Has To Offer

Fly Fishing On The Blackfoot River

Fly fishing attracts a certain breed of outdoorsman and angler. If you prefer wading out into a flowing river, being part of the elements, and finesse presentations – then fly fishing is for you. Montana boasts some of the best fly fishing rivers and trout fisheries in the nation. If you want to experience the best Montana has to offer, then we invite you to experience fly fishing at The Resort at Paws Up.

Covering over 37,000 acres of Montana wilderness, several rivers flow right through our property. You can explore these rivers on your own or benefit from rafting with one of our expert fishing guides. Our guides have fished these rivers for years and will help you find the best trout fishing holes. Here are some details on these legendary rivers and what they have to offer:

Bitterroot River – a dry fly paradise that is famous for 95 percent dry flies and great hatches, which start in mid-March and well in October. The newfound favorite, the “Skwala Stonefly,” used to be “guide warm up season”, but has received a lot of attention from hearty anglers around the world over the last decade. According to the Montana Fly Fishing Connection, this river has the reputation of being tricky to fish, however, there is a secret to navigating this river – it is in reading the water and knowing where the fish are at different water levels.

Missouri River – One of the best hot spots for fly fishing, this river is nearby the resort and is a treasure trove for trout. This massive river travels approximately 700 miles along the entire state of Montana. Imagine fly fishing the day away and then arriving to your comfortable, peaceful lodge with fresh trout for dinner – a true fishermen’s utopia.

Clark Fork River – The largest river by volume in the state and one of the longest. The Clark Fork is approximately 310 miles long and is close to the resort. The last sixty miles of the river is essentially a series of lakes created by three dams. The best fishing on the Clark Fork is found between its origin and the confluence with the Flathead River near Paradise.

Blackfoot River – This is the very river featured in the Robert Redford classic ‘A River Runs Through It’. The Blackfoot flows right through our property, as stated above, and is a good ten-mile stretch. We have several luxury river camps established along it’s banks. Experiencing this legendary river is on the bucket-list of most fly fishers and is a prize of the resort.

We take pride in offering a comfortable and luxurious experience to fly fishers from all over the world. We have many lodging options available for your fly fishing trip, depending on your level of comfort and style. We don’t claim to be just a ‘fly fishing lodge’, we offer a unique fly fishing experience. It truly is a vacation hot-spot for the fly fishing enthusiast.

 

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Savor the Art Of Gourmet Grilling

Montana Master Grillers Event

Savor the art of gourmet grilling during the Montana Master Grillers event being hosted by The Resort at Paws Up. Dates are May 23 – 26, 2014 (Memorial Day weekend). This weekend of fine grilling is promised to be a seamless blend of fine wines, spirits, beers, exquisite grilled cuisine, stunning outdoor-dining settings and unforgettable wilderness adventure! World-class chefs will be producing their specialty dishes with a flare that BBQ lovers can’t resist.

The Resort at Paws Up features thousands of acres of ranch land, providing the ideal setting for passionate culinary artisans to eat, drink, and toast in celebration together. It’s an intimate experience to afford one-on-one interaction with some of the finest chefs, smokologists, winemakers, brewers, and distillers in America. Featured Wineries include Cakebread Cellars from Napa Valley, California (find more information on our Fly-Fishing with Dennis Cakebread HERE) and Kenefick Ranch Vineyards from Calistoga, California. Montana’s famous Montgomery Distillery, whose Montana roots reach back five generations, will also be joining us with their spirits.

In addition to the over three hundred head of resident elk, you’re very likely to see a couple hundred head of stunning Black Angus cows roaming the rolling pastures of the Ranch. Immerse yourself in the “Big Sky” country that inspires chefs from around the world. In addition to your culinary experience there’s adventure that waits as well – including fishing, riding, shooting, and more – The Resort at Paws Up provides it all. Visit our list of activities.

And, to make the Montana Master Grillers event complete Paws Up has arranged a special treat for guests. Crystal Bowersox will be performing a VIP campfire concert May 25th! Crystal was launched into music stardom when she finished as a runner up on American Idol, season nine.

Crystal Bowersox

Chef Brian Howard

“I’ve been trying to find a balance between nature and total sensory stimulation by merging recognizable dishes with worldly ingredients and modern techniques,” says Howard. “The results are incredible; a fusion of flavors that are beyond comparison.”

Howard is a bold example of the culinary field being a profession of passion, having believed  since he was 10 years old that cooking is in his blood. Starting his career in Detroit’s finest kitchens and further gaining his stripes in sin city, Las Vegas, Howard’s dishes have received widespread acclaim from USA Today, Los Angeles Times and New York Post, as well as glowing reviews from Las Vegas’ top critics.

Chef Danny Fischer

“I’ve been cooking my whole life and learned it from my mother and sisters,” Danny says. “It was never about just putting sustenance on the table, it was about having fun with the meal and it showed in what we cooked. I strive to emulate that.”

On explaining the start of the wildly successful Baby Blues BBQ in southern California, Fischer says they did what any American would do – scratched their heads, drink some bourbon, and put their best family recipes on the table. Striving for a perfection fueled by passion, Fischer works only with the freshest locally grown produce and teams with people who truly care about what they do. The result is culinary art in it’s finest form.

Chef Ben Jones

Host chef at The Resort at Paws Up, Ben Jones treats the taste buds of every guest with a Montana culinary prowess. Having experience with Montana’s best local game and produce, Chef Jones assures that only the best ingredients available are served at Paws Up tables.

Meet more of our world-class guest chefs

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Embracing The Cowgirl Legacy At The Spring Roundup

Cowgirl Legacy

The American cowgirl rides and ropes, understands land and stock and confronts the elements. Celebrate cowgirls both historic and modern with the Spring Roundup at Paws Up – Montana’s premier luxury ranch. Experience educational workshops, trail rides, sporting clays shooting, photography, campfires, music and mingling unlike ever before with the Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honorees. This event is happening April 24-27 and is limited to the first 40 women, ages 18 and older, who register.

Frontier cowgirls broke convention and made countless contributions to western culture by ranching, trail-driving and rodeoing. Modern cowgirls are able to show who’s boss while they master outdoor activities like riding and shooting. Come on over to Montana on invitation from the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame for the ultimate immersion into cowgirl culture. We’re bringing together experts in the American West in order for you to bring home some sharpened skills along with wonderful Montana memories.

National Cowgirl Museum Mission Statement:

“The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience, and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire.”

This is a unique opportunity to go deeper than the diaries, memoirs, letters and journals, by learning first-hand from leading figures of the American West on a wide range of cowgirl activities. Herd cattle across the land Lewis & Clark swooned over, test your aim at our sporting clays course, or opt for a myriad of other exhilarating wilderness escapades. The Resort at Paws Up believes in the adventure of free-spirited women everywhere, which is why we’ve teamed up with the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame for this phenomenal Roundup.

Here’s a taste of what’s in store during the Roundup:

Arrive at the center of a welcome reception and mounted shooting demonstration at The Saddle Club. Afterwards be treated to a mighty tasty Cowgirl Baroness Dinner and roast s’mores around a cozy campfire – all alongside Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honorees. Over the weekend ride with the most renown riders of the day and practice photography with a famed American west photographer. By night mingle under the stars and swap stories with American legends. Taste our chef’s refined rustic ranch cuisine of articulately blended culinary dishes made with the freshest meats, produce and ingredients available. Relax in a charming vacation home at the crossroads of incomparable luxury and unspoiled wilderness. Choose from an exciting line-up of events. And, most importantly, enjoy yourself!

As a guest staying in The Resort at Paws Up you’ll have the best amenities available to relax and rest up. We provide immaculate creature comforts so that you’ll be ready for all the events planned during the three-day Cowgirl Roundup weekend!

To mention just a few:

  • Photography workshop with Barbara Van Cleve
  • Shooting with Lindy Burch
  • Bronc Riding with Jan Youren
  • Barrel Racing with Jimmie Gibbs-Munroe

View the Cowgirl Spring Roundup schedule
Meet our featured participants
Learn More About The Cowgirl Spring Round Up

For more information, or to make a reservation, please call 877-588-6783.
Event weekend package rates start at $1,500 per person

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The First Annual ‘Wilderness Games’

Take a hiatus from the typical hiatus to get some serious adventure in this year! The Resort at Paws Up is offering an exciting spring break challenge in the now-to-be Annual Wilderness Games.

The winter Olympics in Sochi have closed, so it’s time to get ready for summer in Rio 2016 by winning gold at Paws Up! Do you have a Katniss Everdeen or Robin Hood in the family who can split an arrow down the center? Does your household boast expert Nintendo Wii hand-eye-coordination?  Any resident golfing proteges who could rival Happy Gilmore while fishing like Jeremy Wade?  Wanna try?

The Wilderness Games are taking place during scheduled weekends in both March and April. We’ll tally up the scores each weekend and award prizes to the families with the highest points. Then, at the conclusion of the games, the family with the highest cumulative score will win the grand prize of a return stay at Paws Up with airfare included! Among the games: archery, horseback egg and spoon race, sporting clays, and fly-casting golf.

Sporting Clays

Join an experienced shotgun instructor for a fun and competitive adventure at our Sporting Clays course. After some practice, show off your dead-eye aim in a scored round.

Sporting Clays

Archery

Channel your inner Katniss Everdeen at our professional archery course. Expert instruction by our guides will ensure that you’re on target for this unique and exciting competition.

Horseback Egg and Spoon Race

Put your equestrian skills to the test in the Saddle Club arena by completing a timed lap that weaves around barrels all while keeping an egg steadily secured in a spoon the entire way.

Horse Riding

Fly Casting Golf

The art of fly casting can be challenging to master, but with instruction from our expert fishing guides we’ll have you casting like a pro as you participate in a friendly game of “golf.”

Flycast Golfing

All of this while relaxing in your very own home away from home. When staying at The Resort at Paws Up the best amenities are on hand during your visit. Luxury vacation homes mean an ideal intersection of privacy and peace with the best Montana scenery. Towering oaks are your nearest neighbors along with the Blackfoot River and tranquil creeks. Fine dining can be found in The Village and transportation around The Ranch is easy and complimentary.

The whole family will enjoy showing off the best of their skills (with expert instructors on hand for fine tuning) during the Wilderness Games. This is the breakout season for these annual games and your family name could make Paws Up history and, more importantly, legends within your own family history! Trick your kids into being active outdoors through some friendly competition. It’s their perfect adventure with your preferred creature comforts. Action packed days with rejuvenating nights.

You’ve been the tourist, the sunbather, the GPS. Cruises are compact, beaches are crowded, and we all know the locals in tourist cities already have their hands full. The Big Sky offers a rejuvenating getaway without the worry of kids wandering into crowds or becoming bored while cooped up in the hotel. Consider spending your well-deserved vacation in the Montana wilderness – with the possibility of winning a complimentary return visit including airfare (restriction apply). It’s a spring break experience that your kids will be talking about for years.

Paws Up also boasts numerous off-the-scoreboard activities to pair alongside the Wilderness Games. ATV tours, horseback riding, river rafting, along with so much more! Enjoy spa treatments pre-game to sharpen the senses and steady the hand. Yoga is available in the Spa Town fitness tent at The Village at Paws Up as well!

The April 2 – 5 games weekend has already sold out, so be sure to make your reservation ASAP! Call or chat online today with a Paws Up representative and ask about March 26 – 29 or April 9-12 for “Wilderness Games” specials.

 

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