Experience the great outdoors while indulging in the luxury and comforts you’d find at five-star hotels.
Written by Caroline Stevens
At Paws Up you have five luxury camps to choose from for your wilderness adventure. Set on the banks of Elk Creek and Blackfoot River, each camp is located in a unique setting, but provides the same personalized service, complete with an attentive camping butler at your beck and call, a private dining pavilion and camp chef. Safari-like tents range from two-bedrooms to one-bedroom, accommodating couples, families and groups alike. Set on the only 37,000-acre luxury ranch resort in Montana, there are over 65 summer activities to chose from including, trout fishing, white water rafting, shooting range. Luxury camping at Paws Up is available from early May through late October.
40060 Paws Up Rd, Greenough, MT 59823
+1 (866) 915-5122
The Yellowstone Collective Retreat
Set on a freshwater pond and surrounded by the towering Rocky Mountains, guests enjoy the best of the Montana wilderness while only 9 miles outside Big Sky and a short drive to Yellowstone National Park. Collective Yellowstone includes Three Peaks Lodge and a collection of luxury tents, each outfitted with electricity, a wood burning stove, private bathrooms and a private deck complete with Adirondack chairs. Spend your days exploring Yellowstone National Park, paddleboarding on the nearby lake, fly fishing on famous trout rivers in the area, hiking, and horseback riding. When you are ready to unwind, book a massage in your tent to relax from all of the adventuring. Open June through October.
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Big Sky Roadway, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
+1 (406) 404-6363
The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch
This working cattle ranch is set on 30,000 pristine private acres in the heart of the Platte River Valley in Southeastern Wyoming, delivering equal parts adventure and luxury. Rooted in nomadic tradition, your high mountain glamping experience kicks off with a horseback ride to the remote alpine setting. Home for the night is Jim’s Draw Yurt, a 700-square-foot circular tent comfortably appointed with luxe glamping comforts. Activities such as trout pond fishing, archery, hiking and yoga are all on the menu. You’ll be accompanied by an expert Wrangler and outdoor Guide during your stay to teach you proper camping techniques and put you at ease.
66 Brush Creek Ranch Rd, Saratoga, WY 82331
+1 (307) 327-5284
Dunton River Camp
The Dunton River Camp’s location in the picturesque San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado treat guests to wide open skies and a full immersion in nature. Each of the 8 charming, bespoke tents at Dunton River Camp are spacious and outfitted with amenities you’d find at a luxury resort. A 6 foot soaking tub is an especially relaxing treat after a long day adventuring in the mountains. With over 1,600 acres of wilderness to explore, guests can take mountain bikes or hike some of the amazing trails right from the property. All beverages and meals are included in the nightly rate, with delicious meals prepared from locally sourced food and wines to match. The camp welcomes children of any ages, however each tent accommodates 2 people with one king bed. Open from June through late October.
San Juan National Forest, 50014 Co Rd 38, Dolores, CO 81323
+1 (877) 288-9922
Yellowstone Under Canvas
Situated in West Yellowstone, the luxury camp is only six miles from Yellowstone National Park and feels like you are truly in the heart of the American West. The three tent types range in layout, amenities and price, giving guests plenty of options when selecting accommodations. The Bar-N-Ranch restaurant is located on-site, serving breakfast and dinner each day with a picnic option for both breakfast and lunch to take along on your adventures. Spend the day looking for the area’s abundant wildlife and enjoying Yellowstone’s natural geothermal features, then take in the big starry sky from your tent at night. Yellowstone Under Canvas can accommodate groups of up to 200 people per night, making it a popular destination for weddings and private parties. Open late Memorial Day through Labor Day.