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The Resort at Paws Up

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The Resort at Paws Up is Montana's premier luxury ranch resort situated on a sprawling 37,000-acre working cattle ranch in central, western Montana. What differentiates us from other Montana resorts is our commitment to give you the most intimate, unfiltered connection with the natural beauty of Montana, while providing the most luxurious comfort possible. We are a Montana ranch resort offering first-class, personalized service, luxury accommodations (28 private vacation homes and 36 luxury camping tents), wilderness adventures and a myriad of amenities. The Resort at Paws Up is where families and couples make lasting memories. We call it The Last Best Place. You'll just call it unforgettable.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Hot tub
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids club
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Shuttle bus service
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40060 Paws Up Rd, Greenough, MT 59823-9212
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Johnson-Bell Field31 mi
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One of the best vacations ever.... the staff at Paws Up are first class. The young men and women (most are college age) are some of the friendliest and most respectful employees you'll encounter on a vacation. They were attentive at all stages ... and friendly to our grandkids who made the trip with us. Definitely a winner!
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Response from MontanaSteveH, General Manager at The Resort at Paws Up
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear OriginalSmalls, We appreciate the review and thank you for recognizing our team of caring and genuinely, thoughtful people. We employ all ages and backgrounds and appreciate when our guests and team can provide incredible memories, yes, people like you and your families positively impact our lives too! Thank you again for the review and staying with us! Steve Hurst Managing Director
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High marks to the service, hospitality, food, accommodation, setting, etc., but I have to call out the remarkable equestrian facility and program. We were looking for a horse-heavy vacation that would allow us to do more than trail riding. Our family rides English, so Western is a novelty and we love it! Jackie, the top lady at the Equestrian Center loves the horses, loves her job, and it shows. It's so unique to see a woman in the top wrangler position and hats off to Paws Up for being "equal opportunity". Jackie takes excellent care to match up each rider with a horse of appropriate skill level. Her horses are all well-mannered and well cared for. There was 1 horse I fell in love with and seriously asked Jackie about buying, but his life is better in Montana with Jackie than it would be with me. There was even a horse for my 4 year old to be turned loose on. And I don't want to skip praising the indoor arena. WOW. Ask for a tour of the stalls and tack room if you care about that kind of stuff. I took videos and photos of the viewing skybox so I can have inspiration for my future barn. All the wranglers were lovely and kind, fun to be around. Don't miss Cow Croquet if you enjoy being on a horse, it was a great time! We also loved riding the ATVs, shooting, dog sledding, and the food was incredible each night. They had so many little surprises for us like a smores platter to take home after dinner We can't wait to go back.
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Response from MontanaSteveH, General Manager at The Resort at Paws Up
Responded Apr 20, 2019
Dear pznptz, Thank you for sharing your experience and such wonderful comments. We are very proud of our equestrian team and of course Jackie does an incredible job of caring for not only our guests but also our horses; thrilled that you felt that passion come through. We hope to see you back again soon (and you can visit your horse)! Steve Hurst Managing Director
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Our family did the glamping. An incredibly cool experience. The tent surpassed my expectations. Each campsite has a pavillion where you go for meals (breakfast and dinner), snacks, drinks, s'mores, or just hanging out and playing games or reading a book. You can personally interact with the chef (if you want), which we enjoyed, and the food was delicious and also surpassed my expectations. A very unique and beyond comfortable way to enjoy the outdoors. Activities were all fun and well managed and to a person, all guides and staff were lovely. Clearly everyone is well trained on customer service. The activities are not cheap. Go in knowing you will spend several extra thousand dollars (at least) if you are going with a family of 4+. The only activity I wouldn't recommend was go-karting. A lot of money for the time given and what it was. A few kinks I think could be worked out. Transportation back and forth to the camps was sometimes seriously delayed at mid-day. This is not the end of the world, but frustrating. Most of the time, transport arrived right on time. Lunch at The Trough, which is served buffet style, had some capacity issues. Multiple days we were there, the majority of food choices were out and then not replaced very quickly. Food quality was great though. Overall, I would do this trip again in a heartbeat.
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Response from MontanaSteveH, General Manager at The Resort at Paws Up
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear R3375QJtraveler, We are thrilled to read reviews like yours that reflect positive encounter with our team! We will re-visit go-carts and see how we can grow that experience and the transportation and food comments are valuable. We hope to have you back again soon and see how we continue to grow! Steve Hurst Managing Director
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Although advertised as a 5 star property, this is a 4 star property. That is not a bad thing...unless you are paying extra for the missing star. Glamping cabins were very nice and comfortable. Plenty of hot water. Heated floors. Charging outlets. Lights. All the conveniences you would expect. A very bugs and a marmot here and there but nothing to complain about. Linens, toiletries, and towels could have been better. In the overall, the entire campsite experience was great with freshly made breakfast in the morning and snacks and [house] cocktails in the evening and s'mores to finish out the day! As opposed to the cabins, I recommend trying the glamping. Some people split their trip half and half and that seems like a sensible way to go. But, to be clear, this is not camping; the "tent" is good size, well- provisioned, and looks more like a hotel room than a tent in the wilderness. Good wi-fi along with strong cell signals throughout the property. Activities are a lot of fun, but they are expensive. On top of thousands of dollars for your tent, expect to pay thousands of dollars for a full plate of activities over the course of several days. Cattle drives, horse rides, shooting, rafting, etc, etc- lots of fun things to do that will appeal to travelers of all ages. Food and drink is adequate. The bar is rather small and usually seems understaffed. Plated dishes (as opposed to buffet food) is well prepared. Options are limited. Restaurant and bar service is only available at the main location. Depending on where you are staying is the resort, that could be a 20 minute shuttle ride or more. Transportation around the resort is free. If you have a cabin, you get a free car. If you are glamping you are reliant on shuttle buses. They are issued on demand and when demand is high, you have to wait and wait and wait. It was convenient in one sense and very inconvenient on the other when you are trying to get some place but you are completely at the mercy of someone else (think asking mom for a ride to the mall before you had a drivers' license!)....and not like Uber where you pretty much know when your ride will show up. I thought the resort could use a freshening up. Some paint here and there. New furnishings. A deep clean. Some new recreational equipment. It is a ranch, however, and nothing was so dilapidated as be a problem. Staff could not have been friendlier. Maybe it's the location or maybe it is just people doing what they enjoy. But, to a one, every staff member was helpful and social and overall a very pleasurable group.Some training is required for the new recruits, but management should be commended on running a tight ship where guest satisfaction and experience is clearly a priority. All in all, a terrific time in the country. You may not get all that you expect considering the cost, but whether you are single, couple, family, friends (and I saw all of these on my recent stay) everyone will enjoy the experience and the lasting memories and friendships made.
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Response from MontanaSteveH, General Manager at The Resort at Paws Up
Responded Jun 7, 2019
Dear Latitudes_Dancer, Thank you for staying with us and the detailed review, especially sharing the experience with our incredible and talented staff! I can't apologize enough that our transportation fell short of perfection, we are always driven (pun intended) to improvement and will continue to evaluate and grow! We work hard to keep up with the constant demands of a 37,000 acre property and that your experience was anything other than a pristine is short of our expectations for ourselves as well. We hope to see you again and earn your fifth star! Steve Hurst Managing Director
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A group of friends and myself were floating over Memorial Day down the Blackfoot river and were fortunate to float through the section with numerous Resort at Paws Up camping sites. The “Glamping” sites are absolutely gorgeous and range from on the banks of the river to jaw dropping cliff side edges. I’m mainly writing to highlight the interaction’s we received from the Paws Up staff during our trip. Everyone we saw from the banks was quick to offer a wave or yell hello and seemed eager in their excitement. We actually pulled off quickly at their river camp location and were greeted by Lucas, Paws Ups camp manager who offered water and answered questions about the property and also offered to let us drive through the main area after our trip for a tour of the common areas! This was the highlight of our day. We also met Tanner who was assisting one of the Paws Up boats off the water and also was quick to immediately offer us a helping hand. Staff make everything and those two were great additions of our trip and I’m sure are wonderful people to interact with if staying on the property!
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Response from MontanaSteveH, General Manager at The Resort at Paws Up
Responded May 31, 2019
Dear SnowBird, Your review may just be the highlight of my day! Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to write this review! You managed to run into two of our best and they represented our company and team very well (as expected from these two). Both Tanner and Lucas continue to provide incredible service to our guests and both understand that we are stewards of our land and representatives of our entire team! We hope you find the time to float the region of our the beautiful Blackfoot again and maybe next time a post float celebration in tank is in order! Thank you again for the review and recognizing our team! Steve Hurst Managing Director
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