Press Release - The Resort at Paws Up
The Resort at Paws Up puts a new twist on ‘Glamping’
The Resort at Paws Up Jan 16 2012
For first-class service, luxury ‘glamping’ and tailor-made horse riding programs, head to The Resort at Paws Up – Top50’s newest luxury dude ranch in Montana, USA.
Getting away to the wilds of a Montana ranch is no longer about roughing it. On paper, The Resort at Paws Up could easily seem like an ordinary western ranch – that is, until you step inside. Here, everyone goes first class. Luxury tented accommodations bring a new meaning to the term ‘glamping’, with canvas lodgings boasting luxury amenities such as flat-screen TVs, wireless internet, heated bathroom floors, organic spa products and hot tubs. Even the gym facilities offer mountain views through canvas doors. Personalized, anticipatory service from attentive staff complements the ranch’s luxurious accommodations, alongside gourmet cuisine, decadent spa treatments and, of course, first-rate western horseback riding.
Owned and run by the Lipson family, who have bred, raised and maintained Black Angus cattle on the 37,000-acre ranch for over 13 years, The Resort at Paws Up is no stranger to accolades. The exclusive ranch resort was included in the Top 20 People’s Choice list for US Hideaways by Andrew Harper, and named as one of the ‘Most wine-friendly restaurants’ by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Unlike many other resort-style vacations, Paws Up offers the ultimate in privacy. Guests can feel like they’re the only people on the ranch while on vacation at Paws Up, with their own personal home or luxury tent, personal butler and chef, and even private picnic rides.
At the same time, Paws Up also welcomes children and families, offering a fully supervised children’s program for ages four and upwards with age-appropriate activities including horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, scavenger hunts, badminton, pool table, and animal and horse care. The Paws Up “Kids Corps of Discovery” offers and full- and half-day programs for children aged five to 12, with activities like trips to ghost towns, and authentic ranch experiences. Families wishing to go horseback riding together can enjoy tailored trail rides or arena lessons at the equestrian center.
Horseback riding activities at Paws Up cater for all levels of rider, from the nervous first-timer to the experienced horseman or woman. Head wrangler Max heads the extensive Paws Up horseback riding program and, with more than 40 years of experience, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge with every guest. Whether it’s a relaxing trail ride, one-to-one horsemanship lessons in the arena, cattle sorting, reining, natural horsemanship, roping or barrel racing, Max will go the extra mile to make sure every guest’s Paws Up horseback riding experience exceeds expectations.
A host of non-riding activities such as wilderness adventures, back-country camping, fly-fishing on the legendary Blackfoot River, zorbing, hot-air ballooning, white-water rafting and ATV riding will keep non-riders – and the saddle-sore – adequately entertained. Or why not relax in the Paws Up luxury spa with a deep tissue massage, rock treatment, manicure, facial or pedicure?
After a day spent outside on the ranch, nothing beats a good meal – and Paws Up believes in great meals. Using sophisticated culinary techniques and the freshest ingredients available, the ranch’s team of chefs create rustic ranch cuisine you’ll want to get out of the saddle (or hot tub) for. Lavish breakfasts include huckleberries picked from the surrounding mountains with French toast. Dinners can be taken in one of the ranch’s two on-site restaurants, with menus featuring the likes of fresh Rocky Mountain trout, leg of lamb and savory chicken breast. Or dine in the great outdoors with a lavish barbeque complete with vintage Pinot Noirs.
For a unique luxury western ranch vacation, it has to be The Resort at Paws Up.
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