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Spend a weekend getting your hands doughy. This foure-day baking conference features two of the country’s leading, award-winning baking experts: Kate McDermott and Ken Forkish. It’s the perfect treat for anyone who’s passionate about homemade, just-out-of-the-oven desserts and pizzas. So, join us this year for Upper Crust, and you’ll get a one-of-a-kind kitchen adventure, learning skills you can use for the rest of your life.
Pinnacle camp-Montana glamping has reached new heights. Situated on a bluff overlooking the confluence of the Blackfoot river and Elk creek, this special camp offers one of the most breathtaking views on our 37,000-acre property. Pinnacle camp features six large tent suites, including Tango Point, an exquisite honeymoon tent, that include spacious en-suite bathrooms with a jetted tub and shower, a plush dining pavilion, and a myriad of luxury resort amenities. It's Montana glamping and it doesn't get any better.
Creekside Camp-Weve given canvas a new classy cachet at creek-side camp. This glamping experience is situated on the banks of the beautiful and pastoral Elk creek and features six spacious luxury tents: four two-bedroom suites and two one-bedroom suites. Each of the luxury tents comes with the last best bed and an en-suite bathroom with a vanity with two sinks and a large slate shower. Creek-side camp also has an architecturally impressive dining pavilion with a monumental stone-and-timber fireplace, as well as an outdoor fire pit perfect for a night of stories and smores. The gorgeous mountain setting and beautifully appointed luxury tents of creek-side camp will frequently remind you that you're in the last best place.
Moonlight camp-Moonlight camp is a collection of six safari-like glamping tents that allow guests to connect with the great outdoors without forgoing the amenities of a luxury resort. Situated at the foot of Lewis & Clark's famous Lookout rock and just 100 yards from the mighty Blackfoot river, moonlight camp has an impressive array of glamping amenities including the last best bed, private en-suite bathrooms, a gorgeous dining pavilion that serves haute grilled cuisine and a camping butler who caters to your every whim. Want to be at one with the mountains and wilderness, but covet creature comforts? Join us for the original glamping experience at Paws Up.
River camp-Imagine luxury camping on the banks of the legendary Blackfoot river. The soft music of the water lulls you gently to sleep while a blanket of stars twinkles overhead. Rise with the sun and cast your first fly into the pristine water. Now imagine luxury camping Paws Up-style with your own well-appointed tent complete with the last best bed, electricity, spacious deck, en-suite bathroom, twice-daily housekeeping service, scrumptious meals and even your own personal camping butler. River camp features six tent suites and a dining pavilion that serves gourmet cuisine and breathtaking views of the Blackfoot river, the same majestic river that inspired the novel and film, A River Runs Through It. Paws Up is north America's premier luxury camping destination.
Cliff-side camp-As north Americas premier glamping destination, The Resort at Paws Up continues to push the envelope with innovative design, services and amenities. Introducing our newest and most luxurious camp yet, cliff-side camp. Located across Paws Up's famous covered bridge and atop a soaring cliff that overlooks the confluence of the Blackfoot river and Elk creek, cliff-side camp combines luxurious amenities with the Resort's most stunning views to create the ultimate glamping experience in Montana.
Four two-bedroom tent suites feature plenty of room for families, while two one-bedroom (adult-only) honeymoon tents serve as the quintessential accommodations for romantic getaways. Each tent features an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. Guests can relax in the grand dining pavilion and enjoy the camp chef's delectable cuisine while the camp butler prepares a roaring fire complete with divine s'mores.
Meadow homes-Conveniently located near the village at Paws Up, these Montana guest ranch accommodations are rich in comfort and western style. With approximately 1,300 square feet of living area, these spacious luxury homes provide plenty of room to roam. Each meadow home has two large bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a laundry room, and a four-person hot tub. The fully equipped kitchen offers everything you need, including range, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. The great room features well-appointed furnishings and a 70" flat-screen TV with satellite programming and an Xbox One. You can also stay connected with wireless Internet access.
Big timber homes-These Montana vacation homes are available in three sizes: 1,200 square-foot homes with 1 bedroom plus lofted bedroom and 1 bath including a charming spiral staircase; 1,600 square-foot homes with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths; and 2,100 square-foot homes with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. These luxury homes easily accommodates between four and eight guests. The exquisitely appointed master suite has plenty of space to stretch out as well as a big master bathroom with a roomy, Montana-size shower.
The loft has two full beds and a comfy seating area. Loft guests share first-floor bathroom. Each Montana vacation home has a lengthy front porch with a view of the wilderness and a back deck with a six-person hot tub. And, of course, just because you're in the wilds of the west doesn't mean you can't tune in to civilization by viewing your flat-screen TV with satellite or checking email over wireless Internet. These luxurious accommodations are unmatched in big sky country.
Wilderness estates-Escape to a wonderland of palatial rustic glamour at the wilderness estates at Paws Up, a collection of luxury ranch homes nestled a world away from the everyday at our breathtaking Montana resort. Whatever you can imagine is at your fingertips. Total indulgence. Complete relaxation. A secluded wilderness sanctuary, all discretely hidden behind gated chaparrals. Your expansive luxury ranch accommodation comes complete with panoramic vistas, uber-privacy and an extensive list of features including a great room with a soaring vaulted ceiling, a cook's kitchen, a loft game room, and three master suites featuring en-suite master bathrooms outfitted with a spacious slate shower, a jetted spa tub, sumptuous spa products and plush towels.
When you're ready to fully disconnect, saunter out to your sprawling private deck for a soak in your rejuvenating, six-person hot tub. If and when you're ready to reconnect, high-speed wireless Internet access, surround-sound entertainment systems and 42" flat-screen TVs are at your beck and call. Each wilderness estate comes with a complimentary personal vehicle for your use during your stay. The wilderness estates at Paws Up, the wilds of Montana have never been so civilized.
Morris ranch house-The Morris ranch house is a historic four-bedroom, Montana resort vacation home that is the ultimate mountain retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Situated among towering cottonwoods, adjacent to the picturesque Elk creek, this classic Montana resort vacation home offers privacy and seclusion to those looking to escape to the rolling and timbered pastureland of big sky country. With four bedrooms, five total bathrooms (3 full and 2 half) and all the modern conveniences of home, this beautiful accommodation is perfect for large multi-generational family vacations or an executive retreat.
Of course, if business does call, high-speed wireless Internet access is readily available. The Morris ranch house comes with a complimentary personal vehicle for transportation around the resort. The Morris ranch house also features a private tent located just outside. Situated on the banks of the Elk creek, this chic canvas abode provides the perfect outdoor, overnight wilderness adventure for up to four people. Combining rich ranch history, seclusion and luxury, the Morris ranch house makes for a truly unique and unforgettable Paws Up experience.
Blackfoot river lodge-Nestled in a beautiful private setting on the banks of the Blackfoot river, the newly renovated Blackfoot river lodge blends the charm of an authentic Montana dude ranch cabin with exquisite western furnishings and dcor. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home features master bedroom suite with an enormous master bath, private office, full, modern kitchen with slate flooring, dining room, living room with stone fireplace, laundry room, four decks and spectacular views of the mighty Blackfoot. This well-appointed Montana dude ranch cabin also features a luxury tent located just steps away in the expansive backyard. Situated on the banks of the Blackfoot river, this chic canvas abode provides the perfect outdoor, overnight wilderness adventure.
Presented as a Cookbook Live event, Upper Crust brings to life McDermott’s Art of the Pie and Forkish’s The Elements of Pizza. Which means by day, you’ll create works of edible art from fresh local ingredients. And by night, you will dine dining on the cuisine of Paws Up’s Executive Chef Ben Jones, masterfully executed and paired with exquisite wine. Afterwards, you’ll retire to the unparalleled comforts of your very own luxury vacation home.
Executive Chef Ben at Paws Up is a culinary artist. His attention to every detail of his art form is inspired and nuanced. He is committed to using the finest ingredients and has built close relationships with area ranchers, dairy farmers, distillers, sustainable farmers, vintners, makers of specialty oils, and others. Now Jones oversees the culinary operation at Paws Up and serves as the host chef for the growing number of culinary events.
Kate McDermott spent years learning, experimenting and perfecting her recipes from the time she was a little girl. She cultivated her skills in pie making when she and her son lived on a blueberry farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Now, as a self-taught expert, McDermott offers her Art of the Pie workshops to share the secrets behind her famous crust, which is surprisingly easy to make. Whether you’re a novice or well-seasoned chef, her knowledge, recipes and skills will help you take your baking to new heights.
Pizza is Ken Forkish’s passion. His crowded Portland restaurant, Ken’s Artisan Pizza, was ranked in Eater National Pizza 38 and was selected by Playboy.com as one of America’s top ten pizzerias. Forkish is a James Beard Award-winning author and an Outstanding Pastry Chef finalist. His latest book, The Elements of Pizza, explores in-depth the mechanics of making the perfect pizza dough. His true, artisanal approach proves that high quality comes only from hard work and a passion for excellence. And he’s happy to show you the way.
At the crossroads of incomparable luxury and unspoiled wilderness lies The Resort at Paws Up, 35 minutes northeast of Missoula, Montana in Greenough, a little town nestled in the heart of the Blackfoot valley. It is a luxury ranch resort situated on a sprawling 37,000-acre authentic working cattle ranch in western Montana. 10 miles of the Blackfoot river flow right through our property. 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.
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 trout, explore the land Lewis & Clark swooned over, or lose yourself in a world-class spa. 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. The Resort at Paws Up is truly the last best place.
Dinners during Paws Up culinary events are multicourse meals often prepared by guest chefs from around the country. Because these dinners are “chef’s choice,” there can be absolutely no substitutions or variations from the menu. If you have dietary restrictions, we encourage you to visit Paws Up at a time when our executive chef can cater to your specific needs.
Activity options include archery, Blackfoot River rafting, cattle drive (USD 100 per person fee applies), guided hiking, mountain biking, one-hour trail ride, 1.5-hour ATV tour, 60-minute spa treatments, The Sky Line ropes course and sporting clays.
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. A traditional "spa" sound track isn't required because the brook, chirping birds and a rustle of the wind in the trees above is played daily by mother nature herself. Paws Up is the finest of all Montana spa resorts and gives new meaning to the term "getting lost" in the woods.
The fitness cabin at spa town offers a unique and tranquil environment for your workout. The following equipment and amenities are available for you to use as a guest of Paws Up: treadmill, stair-master, elliptical machine, stationary bike, free weights, weight bench, yoga mats, yoga balls, core balance discs, medicine balls and complimentary water and towels.
Missoula International Airport (MSO) features a number of major airlines and direct, daily flights. Horizon, Allegiant, Delta and United fly direct to Missoula. We're located just a 30-minute scenic drive from the airport, so no long car rides. Complimentary, round-trip transportation between the airport and the resort is included in. Many of our guests fly private into MSO. We have complimentary "red carpet" pick-up service right from the tarmac for guests who fly private.