Q: What is the difference between The Resort at Paws Up and a "dude" or "guest" ranch?
A: Paws Up is a Montana resort first and foremost that's situated on a sprawling 37,000-acre working cattle ranch in central, western Montana. What differentiates us from a "guest" or "dude" ranch is our commitment to luxury, service and diversity of activities. We are a ranch resort offering first-class, personalized service, luxury ranch homes, glamping, a myriad of western ranch and wilderness adventures and amenities such as gourmet cuisine, decadent spa treatments, flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet, in-home laundry, heated bathroom floors, rain showers, organic spa products and hot tubs.
Q: What activities are available for young kids?
A: We offer a plethora of activities for kids of all ages (from toddlers to late teens). For program specific activities, kids can participate in Kids Corps of Discovery or our Junior Wrangler program. Nanny services are also available. Learn more.
Q: What is the average number of nights most people stay at the Resort? Will a four or five night stay give me enough time to really experience the Resort?
A: Guests of Paws Up typically stay 5-7 nights, though shorter 2-3 night stays are also available. Most of our activities are a half-day in duration, so we suggest staying at least 5 nights to take full advantage of our diversity of activities. With 37,000 acres and over 100 miles of trails to explore, there's never a shortage of things to do at Paws Up.
Q: How far is the Resort from Missoula and the airport?
A: Approximately 35 minutes from downtown Missoula, and 45 minutes from the Missoula airport. Learn more.
Q: What are the major airlines that fly direct to the Missoula Airport?
A: Horizon, Allegiant, Delta, and United. Learn more.
Q: How do I get from the Missoula Airport to the Resort?
A: We provide complimentary transportation to and from the airport (a $150 value).
Q: Is there a main lodge at your property with just rooms?
A: There is not a main lodge at The Resort at Paws Up. There are no room numbers or hallways. Instead, our guests can stay in a luxury home or luxury tent, nestled within a forest of tall timbers that overlook rolling meadows, majestic rivers, pastoral creeks and panoramic mountain scapes.
Q: Are meals included?
A: Yes. The nightly rates for each accommodation include three meals per day for two adults.
Q: Are activities included?
A: Our activities are offered on an á la carte basis. Additionally, we offer a variety of complimentary activities throughout the summer including: disc golf, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, wiffle ball, spin fishing, badminton, and croquet.
Q: I'm celebrating a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) How can Paws Up make it unforgettable?
A: Paws Up is the perfect destination for a "celebration" vacation. Luxury homes and tents provide unique, private accommodations. Activities like fly-fishing, rappelling, hot-air ballooning, and cattle drives provide incomparable adventure. Combined with gourmet cuisine and fine wine, it'll be the celebration of a lifetime...that is, until you return to Paws Up for your next, even bigger, celebration.
Q: Is Paws Up a memorable romantic getaway?
A: Absolutely. Think very private, highly luxurious accommodations featuring The Last Best Bed®, roaring fires and a hot tub steaming under a blanket of twinkling stars. Of course, all that romance comes after a sumptuous couple's massage, exquisite gourmet dining experience and a soaring hot-air balloon where you float somewhere between Montana's big sky and Paws Up's 37,000 acres. Learn more.
Q: How do I know what accommodation is best for me?
A: Paws Up offers 28 luxuriously appointed vacation homes - ranging from 1,300 square feet to 3,348 square feet - as well as 30 one- and two-bedroom luxury tents. Our reservations specialists can assist you with choosing the perfect accommodation based on the number of people in your group.
Q: How far is Paws Up from Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park?
A: The Resort at Paws Up is located approximately 2 1/2 hours from Glacier National Park, and 5 1/2 hours from Yellowstone National Park. Learn more.
Q: What is the weather like?
A: Summer temperatures range from 75 to 95 degrees. In the spring and fall, from 35 to 75 degrees. In the winter, from 10 to 45 degrees. Learn more.
Q: Do you have a store on property?
A: We have a general store on property called PUGS (Paws Up General Store). PUGS offers sundries, snacks, apparel, gifts, books, art, souvenirs and some sporting goods. Upon request, your bellman will take you to a store in Missoula on the way from the airport to the Resort for desired provisions.
Q: How do guests get around the property (from home to restaurants, activities, spa, etc.)?
A: If you are staying in a Meadow Home, Big Timber Home or Wilderness Estate, you will receive a complimentary Mountain Buggy for the duration of your stay. If you are staying in The Blackfoot River Lodge, The Morris Ranch House or a luxury tent, the Resort's bell staff will provide all on-property transportation upon request.
Q: When is the "busy" season?
A: Late May through September as well as Christmas and New Year's are our "busiest" times of the year. In order to get your preferred accommodations and dates, we recommend booking as early as possible for these time periods.
Q: What is required to make a reservation? A deposit? Is it refundable?
A: To confirm your reservation, we require an initial deposit that is equivalent to the first two nights of your stay. This deposit is refundable minus a 20% transaction fee up to 60 days prior to your arrival date.
Q: Can I bring my dog to Paws Up?
A: Yes. Dogs are allowed in our Vacation Homes, but not in our Luxury Tents.