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The Resort at Paws Up

Greenough, United States

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The Resort at Paws Up

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Excellent hotel. Awesome rooms and service in a great location.

At the crossroads of incomparable luxury and unspoiled wilderness lies The Resort at Paws Up. Distinguishing itself from the rest of the Montana resorts and standing apart from all other Rocky Mountain resorts, the Resort at Paws Up offers an enchanting escape into the tranquility and magnificence of Montana's pastoral countryside. This luxurious ranch resort in Montana is discretely nestled among some of the most breathtaking country in the world. Here, you'll live day to day, adventure to adventure. Spend an hour, a day or a week on horseback-all in a wilderness sanctuary you'll never forget. Cast a fly in sparkling waters to eager cutthroats, explore the land Lewis and Clark swooned over, or indulge in sumptuous in-room spa treatments. You'll sleep on the finest sheets amidst a landscape of impeccable rustic elegance. It is home to first-class adventure on a grand scale, an experience that other Montana resorts cannot match.

As part of the development of The Resort at Paws Up, The iconographic Cook Shack was expanded, and now houses two restaurants: Pomp, and The Tank and Trough. In addition to this expansion, 10 Big Timber Homes were built as guest accommodations, the Wilderness Outpost Activities Center was erected, and a world-class sporting clays course was constructed. Also, the famous Sale Barn was converted into the Lewis and Clark Reception Barn. Other unique accommodations include the historic Morris Farm House, The Blackfoot River Lodge, Tent City, and the Meadow Homes.

Impeccably appointed in a tapestry of rustic elegance, the beauty of the luxury guest ranch accommodations at Paws Up is rivaled only by the views of the breathtaking Montana wilderness. To make ranch vacations in Montana memorable, the Resort at Paws up offers exquisite luxury vacation homes. These are truly unique dwellings in which no two private homes are alike. Indulge in an expansive Big Timber Home; luxury accommodations as spacious as the Montana sky that give a warm welcome to families, groups or honeymoon couples. Or hide away in a cozier Meadow Home. For a higher level of togetherness, we offer the Bunkhouse - a former hayloft ideally suited for a bachelorette party or groups on fly-fishing or ranch vacations. For a true Montana experience, there's the historic Morris Farmhouse, built in 1908. This charming farmhouse is remotely nestled on the bank of Elk Creek and simply oozes nostalgia. For a truly unique western experience, outdoor enthusiasts can stay at Tent City. Enjoy luxury resort amenities like featherbeds, fine linens and all of the modern conveniences offered at our luxury vacation homes - all while taking in the grandeur of the Montana wilderness. With a unique blend of western chic, our private luxury vacation homes provide the conveniences of a luxury resort in a spectacular setting that can only be found in Montana. Resort essentials like hot tubs, flat-screen TVs with satellite and Internet access are provided in all accommodations.

Adventure enthusiasts rejoice. Montana wilderness adventures and western vacations take on a whole new life at Paws Up. Our 37,000 acres of Resort, 100 miles of trails, 7 miles of the Blackfoot River, and 1.5-million acres of the nearby Bob Marshall Wilderness combine to make for the ultimate wilderness adventure playground. A true guest ranch is much more than rounding up and driving cattle; at Paws Up guests experience non-stop wilderness adventure and action. Saddle up for a definitive western style vacation at The Saddle Club at Paws Up; take your best shot at a world-class sporting clays course. If youre craving the ultimate Montana fly- fishing experience, you can cast a fly with an expert guide for the most exciting fly-fishing in Montana. And, if that doesn't satisfy your adventurous appetite, there's also lake swimming, boating, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, tubing and nearby championship golf. Visit in the winter and partake of everything from cross-country skiing and high adventure snowmobiling to downhill skiing and even dog sledding amidst the Rocky Mountains. Experience the western vacation of a lifetime. When it comes to wilderness adventures, Paws Up is an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Drawing from the agricultural wealth of Montana and the West, the Chef at Paws Up creates world-class, five-star cuisine that articulately blends the most sophisticated culinary techniques with the freshest meats, produce and ingredients available. Huckleberries picked from the slopes of surrounding mountains might complement a breakfast of French toast and hand-made sausage. Fresh Rocky Mountain trout, sauteed with herbs, may be paired with an exquisite Napa Valley Chardonnay. Soak up the rustic luxury of Paws Up at a lavish barbeque where guests may indulge in a flight of vintage Pinot Noirs as dinner sizzles nearby. Every sense is excited. Every meal brings new adventure.

Wedding vows recited against a spectacular Montana sunset. Four generations of a family pose for a holiday photo in front of a glowing stone hearth. High School pals reunite for a weekend of fly-fishing and reminiscing. These are just some of the unforgettable memories created from a special event at Paws Up. The Resort plays host to weddings, family reunions, holiday getaways and other special times where an ordinary place just won't do. Whether your reunion is 8 or 80, our Event Planners take the hassle out of reunions by providing everything you need for a relaxing and memorable gathering. Custom wilderness excursions and activities reinvigorate relationships, build camaraderie and create memories to last a lifetime. If you dream of having your wedding in the breathtaking countryside of Montana, then come to Paws Up to celebrate the Montana wedding of your dreams. Paws Up is not only an ideal setting for outdoor weddings, but we also provide assistance with wedding planning with the help our team of professional wedding planners.

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The Resort at Paws Up offers an escape into the magnificence of Montana's pastoral countryside. This authentic Montana resort is discretely nestled among some of the most breathtaking country in the world. Spend a day on horseback, cast a fly in sparkling waters to eager cutthroats, explore the Montana land Lewis and Clark explored, or indulge in unique spa treatments. Choose from 28 luxury homes or 36 luxury tents (glamping) - all featuring an interior landscape rich in rustic elegance different than any other Montana hotel or resort.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • $300 Activity Credit
  • Gift
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." $300 hotel activity credit is included, once per accommodation, per stay. Also included is a welcome gift of one bottle of wine in room upon arrival. Upgrade, early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

Hotel Address:
  • The Resort at Paws Up
  • 40060 Paws Up Road
  • Greenough, MT 59823
  • United States

Location Summary
Paws Up Ranch is located in the heart of the picturesque Blackfoot Valley, 30 miles northeast of Missoula, in Greenough, Montana. Paws Up is a 37,000-acre luxury guest ranch nestled in the foothills of the Garnet Mountains and the heart of the Blackfoot Valley in Montana. The Resort is framed with the vistas of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Scapegoat Wilderness and the magnificent Mission Mountains. Meandering through the heart of the property are seven miles of the majestic Blackfoot River.

Nearby Montana Attractions - * 3 hours from Glacier National Park, * 5 hours from Yellowstone National Park, * 2 3/4 hours from Whitefish, * 2 1/2 hours from Kalispell, * 2 hours from Flathead Lake, * 3 hours from Bozeman.

Directions to Hotel
Directions from Missoula Airport - * Exit the airport to the right onto Broadway. * Then take the first left onto Airport Road. * Follow the signs to enter onto I-90 east and follow through Missoula to the Bonner exit. * This will drop you onto Highway 200 heading east. * Watch for mile marker 24 and turn right onto Sunset Hill Rd between mile markers 24 and 25. * The Resort at Paws Up entrance will be less than a mile on the left.

Executive Retreat
Paws Up is an ideal destination for corporate retreats and meetings. In addition to providing the space and facilities for winning corporate retreats, we also provide the appropriate environment to regenerate, revitalize and reward. Our meeting facilities offer flexibility inside and out, making corporate retreats productive and entertaining.
Child Programs
Kid's camp, babysitting services, and a variety of family activities.
Spa Facility
Discretely nestled on the edge of an expansive meadow, in the waving shade of soaring pines-will sit Spa Town at Paws Up. Made up of eleven oversized, impeccably appointed tents, Spa Town is one of the most unique spas ever to be built. This haven of relaxation will offer natural light, soothing sounds and indigenous aromas-and that's just the Reception Tent. There will be six Treatment Tents featuring masseuses that melt muscle fatigue, stress management for executives and calming treatments for jittery pre-wedding nerves. Every moment at Spa Town at Paws Up will bring rejuvenation, fortification and relaxation. We'll give new meaning to the term "getting lost" in the woods.
Biking, Mountain
Imagine exploring an impeccably preserved ghost town and hundreds of miles of traversable old logging roads by mountain bike. Your adventure can be as challenging or relaxing as you wish-it's all up to you.
Skeet Shooting
Sporting Clays is a challenging, wildly fun, and competitive clay target game that simulates actual field hunting. Shoot on specially designed courses that resemble real-life field conditions; the lure of the game lies in its incredible realism. At Paws Up, our Sporting Clays installation features a 12-station course that throws a diversity of aerial target presentations. The clays cross, climb, zip in, fly out, or streak high overhead at speeds and angles accurately simulating the flight patterns of game birds.
Fishing Fly
There's almost nothing in life that rivals the feeling of a hefty trout striking your fly, and the ensuing fight, headshakes and all. With that in mind, we'd like to welcome you to a slice of fly-fishing heaven. The Resort at Paws Up is an angler's retreat that's located within the golden triangle of western trout fishing. It boasts a creel-full of legendary rivers on property or nearby-including the Blackfoot, Bitterroot, Missouri, Rock Creek, Clark Fork and Tomahawk Creek. So whether you're checking off a few more Montana rivers, or are ready to pioneer into some true trout wilderness, this is the place for you.
A Round in the Rockies: Just because you're nestled in the middle of the vast, wild and untamed Blackfoot Region of the Rocky Mountains doesn't mean you have to go without a dignified round of eighteen. The 'Double Arrow' Golf Course, hidden on the edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, is a gem of a course located less than 20 minutes from Paws Up. All 18 holes are carved among gentle rolling hills and towering Ponderosa pines, offering breathtaking views of the Swan Mountains to the east and the Mission Mountains to the west.
Horseback Riding
Time to cowboy up. From spectacular views of the legendary Blackfoot River to Jones' Pond and the endless conifer forests, our horseback adventures offer a wide-eyed gulp of the Montana wilderness.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Meeting Space
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Biking Mountain
    - Boating
    - Skeet Shooting
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Fly
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Hunting
    - Jogging Running

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