September / October / November
The crisp air, the crackling bonfire, the otherworldly glow of the golden hour just after sunset. If there were ever a time to get away, why not do so when nature is at its most spectacular? Autumn is an ideal time for a couple’s trip, a reunion with friends or a just-because vacation at The Resort at Paws Up®. You’ll experience plenty of firsts and make more memories than you can count. There are endless adventures to choose from, innovative meals to try and stunning vistas waiting at every turn.
Time to cowboy up. From spectacular views of the legendary Blackfoot River to Jones’ Pond and the endless coniferous forests, our horseback adventures offer a wide-eyed gulp of the Montana wilderness. Whether you’re an experienced rider or you’ve never been in the saddle before, you’ll lay eyes on site after historical and heart-stirring site during your unforgettable horseback excursion. Junior wrangler and other custom riding programs are available in the Paws Up Saddle Club, Montana’s largest private equestrian center.
Some things you have to see to believe. Around here, you’ll need to use all five senses to truly experience fall in Montana. Go for a walk surrounded by the vibrant gold of the tamarack trees, set off by the velvety green of the Ponderosa pines. Their evergreen fragrance will follow alongside you, while pine cones and leaves crunch underfoot. You’ll watch animals gather their provisions for the winter, and you might even run into our chefs foraging for their own fresh ingredients. The only thing that may pull you out of the awe-inspiring beauty of your surroundings may be the promise of a mouthwatering dinner, filled with the abundant flavors of Montana.
While the air may be cooling off, the outdoor adventures are just ramping up. It’s a great time of year for fly-fishing, and The Resort is an angler’s paradise, boasting a number of legendary rivers either on-property or nearby. You can also take advantage of the ideal weather with exhilarating activities like cattle driving and ATV tours, or test your agility (and nerves!) with a run on the Sky LineTM Aerial Adventure Park. Your options will feel endless, and for good reason: Paws Up offers more outdoor activities than any other resort in the country.
Head home, where the adventure continues. Luxury tents are available through mid-October, giving you the opportunity to sleep amid the untamed wilderness. Decked out with hardwood floors, fine linens and private en suite bathrooms, plus a camping butler at your service, you won’t be without a single creature comfort. Or, choose a spacious luxury home, where you can kick back in the great room beside a roaring fire, play in the lofted game room and take a dip in your secluded outdoor hot tub. It simply doesn’t get cozier.
A lot goes into a meal at Paws Up. Fall cuisine at The Resort is heavily influenced by the bountiful harvests of Montana, as most of our food is sourced locally. Our executive chef uses his distinguished background and imagination to bring the beauty and bounty of the land right to your plate. The result? An ever-changing menu featuring extraordinary meals—each bite rustic, gourmet and distinctly Montana.
From the breathtaking scenery and heart-pounding adventures to harvest-season cuisine and luxe accommodations nestled in the woods, this is Montana at its finest. Plan your fall trip to The Resort at Paws Up today.
With sunny days and chilly nights, rain and even an occasional snow, Montana loves to mix it up during the fall months. Here are some items we recommend packing to ensure you have fun in any type of weather. (Hint: layers are key!)