stayed at the Paws Up Resort in Greenough Montana. It is located in Montana's western region
which is big mountains and valleys. They are located about 30 miles outside the town of Missoula in the Blackfoot Valley.
The resort is situated along ten winding miles of the Blackfoot River on 37000 acres of wilderness.
Endless views of rugged mountain ranges that are breathtaking. The resort offers guests the choice of staying in two different types of accommodations. The first option is in one of the 28 luxury ranch homes situated on different areas throughout the property. The other option, is to stay at the luxury tents that are open during the summer and fall. When I say tents, it was like nothing I had ever seen. We stayed at a tent in the Moonlight Camp. There were six tents setup at this camp location. The camp is located at the foot of Lookout Rock on the spectacular Blackfoot River.
Now this type of camping was totally new to me and like nothing I have ever experienced in the past. I have done my share of camping in the Berkshires, Adirondacks’ and in Maine but this was like no other type of camping I have ever done. Rustic yet totally posh! The tents feature electricity, a spacious outside deck, super comfy beds and a private bathroom suite with heated floors, a vanity with two sinks and a large slate shower. That took this trip to a whole new level. You eat at a gorgeous dining pavilion at the camp site that serves grilled cuisine and a camping butler who caters to your every whim. Every night your butler comes and turns on your heated blanket so your bed is toasty warm when you go to sleep. The temperature gets fairly chilly at night, but we never even noticed in our beds. Yes, this is high end camping, but you are still in a tent.
From the Eagles, Deer, Elk and world class trout fishing, the Resort at Paws Up is ideal for the outdoors man/woman who enjoys a bit of luxury after a day of adventuring. On our third day at the resort, the elk came down from the mountains and showed up near our campsite in the meadow. It was quite an experience to listen to their bugle calls in the early hours of the morning as the Bulls were calling for a mate. By the fourth day it was snowing up in the higher elevations of the Rockies Mountains and all the mountain tops were white and just looked stunning.
I was thoroughly impressed with the wonderful staff that went out of their way to accommodate us. There were also excursions offered by the resort which included everything from drift boat fishing or kayaking in the famous Blackfoot River which was about one hundred yards from our camp. The resort also offered horseback riding in the mountains, clay sport shooting, ATV riding all over the ranch and a cattle drive on the prairie which was one of the coolest things I've ever done! I would love to go back and do a week-long cattle drive.
The food was also very impressive. Each meal was so perfectly put together. Each morning the camp chef was there when we woke up and cooked up a fantastic breakfast of your choice in the dining pavilion located at each campsite. There was also a few times when we were able to relax in the evening and enjoy the camp chef's fantastic cuisine while the camp butler prepared a roaring fire to enjoy at the end of the night. The other nights we were at the resorts first class dining facilities to enjoy first class dining. This is truly cowboy country and it was an experience that I was very fortunate to be part of and will go back to Western Montana again to see more of "Big Sky Country” Check out a couple of pictures on our facebook page