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By Beth Doane, Features Editor

If you want a truly exceptional getaway unlike any other resort experience, then Paws Up is your place. Situated on a sprawling cattle ranch on the plains of western Montana, this award winning resort boasts a flattering combination of unspoiled wilderness and incomparable luxury. At the ranch, you’ll live day-to-day, adventure-to-adventure.


Guests are invited to spend an hour, a day, or a week on horseback — all in a wilderness sanctuary that is never to be forgotten. Cast a fly in sparkling waters to eager trout, explore the land Lewis & Clark swooned over, or lose yourself in a world-class spa constructed of luxury tents, looking out over a vast plain surrounded by tall pines. Here, you’ll sleep on the finest sheets, eat world-class cuisine and receive impassioned personalized service. It’s home to first-class adventure on a grand scale.


While at the ranch, connect with nature and experience all of the adventures that these beautiful surroundings offer, while being surrounded by elegant yet rustic comfort and world-class amenities.pawsup

Paws Up celebrates the earth, and engages in green and conscientious practices. As an organization, they have made many significant environmental commitments including catch-and-release fishing and sustainable farming practices. As lovers of nature and all it provides, the individuals at Paws Up believe in the responsible stewardship of the land. The resort chooses to be “green” by offering “farm and ranch to table” style dining, in a unique setting of thirty safari-style tented guest accommodations that provide a minimal carbon footprint, and provide each guest a complimentary Paws Up reusable water bottle in an effort to reduce the unnecessary consumption of plastics. In addition, the resort supports the development of the Greeno brand, a company that converts deadfall trees killed by the North American Mountain Pine Beetle into sustainable flooring.montana-cowgirl1

Whether you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime, summer family vacation with activities such as swimming, boating, hiking, mountain biking, paintball, rafting, kayaking and rappelling; a girls’ getaway or bridal shower during their Cowgirl Spring Round-Up, or just need to escape life’s daily demands and the grind of the big city on an all-American Safari, this stunning resort has it all. So what are you waiting for?  Get on your giddy horse and ride ’em, Cowgirl!