Incentives, Retreats and Meetings

In a landscape explored by Lewis & Clark and revered by cattlemen and poets alike, you’ll find a wilderness well-suited for discovery of all kinds. A long list of on-site outdoor adventures challenge individuals and push their boundaries. Plus, with a wide variety of unique venues, The Resort at Paws Up is the ideal setting for incentives, retreats, executive meetings, planning sessions, team building, education and creative think tanks.

As a Forbes Four-Star-Rated Group Destination, we can take your group outside their comfort zone, while keeping you firmly in yours. Planners can feel confident knowing we offer the highest level of service and an expert’s attention to detail at every turn.

Accommodations for Your Group

While every day in Montana is unique in its own way, we like to the divide the year into two "seasons."

From mid-May to mid-October, glamping expands the housing options for your group. With 36 safari-style tents, 40 homes (28 at The Resort and 12 new properties at the green o), our Montana luxury ranch resort can accommodate groups with up to 200 guests.

From mid-October to mid-May, luxury homes offer close proximity to nature—and to all our seasonal activities. With 40 homes (28 at The Resort and 12 new properties at the green o), our Montana luxury ranch resort can accommodate groups with up to 150 guests.

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Wilderness Estates

30 Suites in 10 Estates (All Available Year-Round)

The embodiment of rustic refinement, Paws Up’s Wilderness Estates offer all the creature comforts you’d expect of an award-winning resort. Boasting unparalleled views of the wilderness, they feature stone-and-timber fireplaces, chef’s kitchens and spacious decks with relaxing hot tubs. The 30 individual suites nestled within the estates will have you curling up in comfort—with private, spacious rooms and en suite, spa-like bathrooms.

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Multi-Bedroom Homes

18 Two-, Three- and Four-Bedroom Homes (Available Year-Round)

It’s not just world-class amenities and jaw-dropping views that make our multi-bedroom homes perfectly suited for groups. It’s also the luxury of downtime here. With separate bedrooms and bathrooms for alone time plus shared living spaces within a stunning setting, these homes make it a joy for attendees to get to know each other better, connect over coffee and forge new bonds.

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Luxury Tents

36 One-, Two- and Three-Bedroom Safari-Style Tents in 6 Private Camps (Available Mid-May to Mid-October)

Paws Up invented glamping, and we still set the standard. Each safari-style tent here features hardwood floors, sumptuous beds, art-adorned walls, electricity, air-conditioning and heat. En suite bathrooms offer heated slate floors and spa-style showers. Butler service and camp Dining Pavilions add to the exclusive ambience. Each camp comprises six tents and all camps are within walking distance of each other.

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12 One-Bedroom Suites (Available Year-Round)

Opening in Summer 2020, this new contemporary hideaway celebrates the heritage of Montana with architecture, cuisine and guest experiences inspired by the land. Located on the densely timbered southern edge of the expansive 37,000-acre Paws Up Ranch, these 12 freestanding design-forward Haus structures accommodate a maximum of two adults each and feature a fireplace, a living room, a bedroom with a king bed, an expansive bathroom with a shower and a soaking tub, a deck and a hot tub.

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A Long List of Adventures, Right Here on Property

When was the last time you tried something for the first time?

With the most comprehensive variety of activities of any resort in North America, including a spa and a fitness center, Paws Up is a one-stop destination your group will talk about for years to come. They’ll explore mile after mile of untamed wilderness and experience all sorts of heart-pumping thrills and heartwarming chills. Whether it’s learning to fly-fish, saddling up for a cattle drive or watching in wonder as our herd of wild mustangs is gentled, the adventures here bring out the best in participants and instill long-lasting camaraderie.

Each season brings new opportunities to discover the ranch.

No two days are the same.

From the moment you turn onto the unpaved road, you know you’re in a truly special place. The Resort at Paws Up encompasses a genuine working cattle ranch, a 10-mile stretch of the fabled Blackfoot River and more than 100 miles of pristine, pine-forested trails. Once the awe settles in, you realize this big outdoors is also filled with potential—70+ authentic wilderness adventures await.

And five uninterrupted days here present a gold mine of opportunities.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

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During the day: Breathe in that fresh Montana air.

Arriving at Missoula International Airport, you’re greeted by our staff. You and your attendees are provided with personalized ground transportation—a scenic 35-minute drive—to The Resort. Each attendee is checked in inside their luxury accommodations, and lunch is served in Trough, our on-property casual dining restaurant.

Afterwards, you can either head out to the Sky Line™ Aerial Adventure Park or relax by the fire and use complimentary Wi-Fi to catch up on work.

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In the evening: Gather ’round!

For dinner, you’re in for a crowd-pleasing down-home experience in the heart of our Ranch Village. Pose for that quintessential Montana photo on The Yard at the Cook Shack against the backdrop of the Garnet Mountains. You play pickup games of horseshoes, watch closely as world-class chefs cook up mouthwatering cuisine outdoors and then sit down to dine in picturesque gazebos. Live entertainment is provided on stage by a local singer-songwriter.

Day 2

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During the day: Go from wild to mild and back again.

A bountiful breakfast buffet is waiting for everyone at Trough, followed by Horsepower: Where Mustangs and Mindfulness Coexist. You watch as Equestrian Manager Jackie Kecskes “gentles” one of our wild mustangs, providing insights on leadership and communication.

After lunch, the entire team heads out to the Paws Up Shooting Club where attendees take part in a target extravaganza using sporting clays, archery, a .22-caliber rifle range and hatchet throwing.

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In the evening: Experience what life was like long ago.

Welcome to the Wild West—an honest-to-goodness chuck wagon dinner on the shores of the famous Blackfoot River. Our chuck wagon chef puts out a spread that would have made cowboys say “Yee-haw!” 150 years ago. You and your cohorts dine on tangy and juicy tomahawk steaks, Dutch-oven baked beans and fresh local fruit cobbler—or maybe you’ll opt for a whole roasted pig. To mellow things out, enjoy music with a banjo player and, you guessed it, a cowboy poet.

Day 3

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During the day: Let them all go their own way.

Mornings in Montana can be an especially serene time of day, so spend yours practicing yoga or taking a guided hike to learn more about the property’s flora and fauna. Breakfast can either be prepared for you at Trough or packed up as a picnic to enjoy along the trail.

In the afternoon, sit down to a nice hearty lunch before saddling up for an authentic cattle drive—unless you’d rather go canoeing or decide to bliss out at Spa Town®, where tented treatment rooms open up to nature.

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In the evening: Corral your group for an unforgettable event.

Montana’s premier equestrian center—the Saddle Club at Paws Up—becomes the setting for an unforgettable dinner-and-show experience. Kick things off in the riding arena with custom rodeo events chosen just for your group. Cocktails are served! And as the arena activities wind down, a feast awaits, featuring ranch delicacies flavored with locally foraged herbs. You can either sit down to enjoy it in the Tack Room or load up on small bites while mingling inside the Sky Box.

Day 4

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During the day: Be sure to have some tales to tell.

Begin the day with breakfast at your leisure, drizzling warm huckleberry sauce on your pancakes. Then divide up for an epic day of either horseback riding or fly-fishing. Your morning is spent learning the ropes: taking lessons on lassoing or getting to know the ins and outs of the rod and reel.

Your afternoon is spent on a trail that winds up through the pines, or on a stretch of the Blackfoot River, possibly the one made famous by the movie A River Runs Through It.

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In the evening: Make some history of your own.

Cap off your week together in our elegantly restored Bull Barn. It begins with a reception offering signature cocktails crafted from locally made spirits. Then your group ascends the spiral staircase to the Great Angus Hall. Roast elk? Fresh rainbow trout? Black Angus steaks? Whatever you’ve chosen, it’s meticulously prepared and paired with the perfect wines. The evening ends with Montana line dancing, followed by fireworks and s’mores around a fire out on the nearby yard.

Day 5

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During the day: Soak it all in one last time.

Take a few extra moments on your private deck to watch the fog lift, revealing little ground squirrels scurrying about. It’s a travel day, so be sure to hit the fresh juice bar at breakfast. Complimentary ground transfers begin early to Missoula International Airport.

Those departing later can relax in our Bunkhouse hospitality suite, check email by the fire at Tank or get in some shopping at the Wilderness Outpost. There are treasures there you won’t find anywhere else.