Welcome to Circle Z Ranch, a vacation experience that will…
Starting at $300 per person per night
40060, Paws Up Road, Greenough, Missoula County, Montana, 59823, United States
Starting at $1,500 per room per night
At the crossroads of incomparable luxury and unspoiled wilderness lies The Resort at Paws Up. Paws Up is a luxury Montana mountain resort situated on a sprawling, 37,000-acre, authentic working cattle ranch in western Montana. Whether you choose an expansive private home or a sophisticated, safari-style luxury tent, Paws Up provides an unfiltered connection with the natural beauty of Montana amidst a landscape of impeccable rustic elegance and comfort.
Unique Features: Guests at Paws Up will be thrilled to take a trip to the Island Lodge at Salmon Lake, a private retreat nestled among the pines. It serves as the central gathering spot for a whole host of summertime lake activities. Just a 15-minute drive from The Resort at Paws Up, reserving the Island Lodge at Salmon Lake is like having your own private island where you can enjoy water sports, fine cuisine and breathtaking scenery.
Accommodations: Year-round, Paws Up offers a selection of 27 vacation homes, each nestled within a forest of tall timbers that overlook rolling meadows, majestic rivers, pastoral creeks and panoramic mountainscapes. There’s nothing like sleeping under the stars, listening to nature and calling your butler when you need an extra pillow. From mid-May through mid-October, The Resort at Paws Up is North America’s premier Montana glamping resort, featuring six camps with safari-style luxury tents. Glamping at Paws Up truly is roughing it, redefined.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Blackfoot River Lodge. Nestled in a beautiful private setting on the banks of the Blackfoot River, the Blackfoot River Lodge blends the charm of an authentic rustic Montana cabin with exquisite Western furnishings and decor. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home features the following: master bedroom suite with an enormous master bath, private office, full modern kitchen with slate flooring, dining room, and more.
Dining: Enjoy refined rustic ranch 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. Enjoy the atmosphere at either of the two on-property Montana restaurants.
Activities: Saddle up for a definitive Montana horseback riding adventure, take your best shot at a world-class sporting clays course or experience Montana fly-fishing with an expert guide. Or kick up some dust on an ATV tour. And, if that doesn’t satisfy your adventure appetite, there’s also boating, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, paintball, rafting, rappelling, swimming and more.
Spa & Fitness: Discretely nestled on the edge of an expansive meadow, in the waving shade of soaring pines, sits Spa Town at Paws Up. Spa Town is a colony of pristine white tents stitched together by a wooden boardwalk, situated just past an authentic babbling brook and nestled among towering pines. The welcome tents feature full baths and showers, while individual treatment tents are fashioned with a lovely sink, a heated massage table and a view of the meadows, spotted with horses.
Location: You’ve heard about the Big Sky. You’ve seen its beauty on the big screen. Paws Up is a Montana resort that offers an up-close and personal Montana experience coupled with pure luxury. Greenough is a little town some twenty-five miles east of Missoula. It was named for one of the area’s most successful early settlers, T.L. Greenough, whose mansion in Missoula is still a showplace for the city. The luxurious grounds that once surrounded the mansion are now Greenough Park, and the mansion has been moved to another part of town.
Closest Airport: Missoula International Airport (MSO / KMSO) is 38 miles from the center of Greenough, MT.
Children’s Programs: Yes. No need to ask how their day was, they’ll be bursting at the seams with stories of what they did at The Resort’s kids adventure club. Each day, kids can experience things they’d never get the opportunity to try at home, such as archery, rustic cooking lessons, sapphire hunting and geocaching. They’ll embark on adventures tailored perfectly to their age in this immersive program that makes the most of Montana. Ideal for when parents head off to an adults-only wilderness activity or an afternoon at the spa.
Pet Friendly: Yes. The Resort at Paws Up will provide you and your pooch with a complimentary kennel, a Paws Up collar and a bag of homemade treats. In addition, your pet can enjoy a freshly made treat from the pet-friendly room service menu. To see specific pet policies while staying at the resort, please check their website.
Weddings: Yes. With starlit skies and untouched wilderness, Paws Up provides a panoramic, awe-inspiring backdrop for a one-of-a-kind Montana wedding. Seize the moment with a thrilling and romantic ceremony for two. If you can dream up the perfect way to exchange vows at Paws Up, they’ll do everything they can to make it come to life. Get hitched on the banks of the storied Blackfoot River or on a private field with panoramic views of the Montana wilderness.
Meetings: Yes. The Resort at Paws Up is the ideal setting for Montana incentives, corporate retreats, executive meetings, planning sessions, team building, education and creative think tanks. As a Forbes Four-Star-Rated Group Destination, they can take your group outside their comfort zone, while keeping you firmly in yours. Planners can feel confident knowing they offer the highest level of service.
Extra Info: In the spring of 2018, Paws Up brought home five wild mustang rescues through the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. They’ve opened the ranch to these majestic creatures, because they share the BLM’s commitment to horse rescue and to protecting and preserving mustangs as living symbols of the West’s pioneering spirit.