Paws Up
American Safari Experience


t the crossroads of unparalleled beauty and unspoiled wilderness lies the luxury ranch resort at Paws Up. Situated on a sprawling 37,000-acre authentic working cattle ranch in western Montana, The Resort at Paws Up is a haven for authentic outdoor experiences. 


Whether you choose an expansive private home or a sophisticated, safari-style tent, Paws Up provides an unfiltered connection with the natural beauty of Montana amidst a landscape of rustic elegance and comfort.

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, discovery, and relaxation.

"In this wilderness nirvana, every day brings new beauty and every season brings change and wonder."

In addition to the array of options offered, the luxury camping experience at Paws Up is a perfect way to experience the outdoors without compromising on comfort. They offer five full-service tented camps fully outfitted with lighting, a set of comfy beds, lounge furniture, toys and games. It’s the ultimate adventure for big kids, little kids and parents who want to be a kid again for a night or a week.

In a time where glamping has reached new heights, Montana is ahead of the curve. The Pinnacle Camp, situated on a bluff overlooking the confluence of the Blackfoot River and Elk Creek, offers one of the most breathtaking views on all of the property and features six large tent suites that include  bathrooms with a jetted tub, a shower,  plush dining pavilion, and a myriad of resort amenities. It’s Montana glamping and it doesn’t get any better.

Portable BBQ Briefcase

Terrace Canopy Table

Portable Fire Pit

Wooden Seat Tire Swing

To top off a true American Safari experience, where you can choose from a range of guided activities, wilderness workshops, river adventures, equestrian experiences and more, at Paws Up, cuisine and adventure mingle effortlessly.


Gourmet barbecues, authentic western chuck wagon dinners, and picnic lunches on the banks of the Blackfoot River are just a few of the ways to dine al fresco under the big Montana sky. The finest offerings are prepared before your eyes. From all-natural chicken brochettes and kurobuta pork spare ribs with huckleberry barbecue sauce to whole roasted pulled Carolina-style pork and an indigenous micro brew, the only thing groups hunger for after meals like this is the next culinary adventure on the itinerary.

Back in the days, it was common practice for ranching families to invite friends from the city to visit their cattle ranches. As the railroad stretched throughout the West, ranch owners realized they could attract flocks of city slickers (otherwise known as “dudes”) and the business proliferated. Today, the dude ranch tradition is alive and well in Montana at Paws Up – offering patrons a taste of the American frontier like none other.


So packs your bags and head west! Although there’s no dress code at the ranch, all the activities include traveling through breathtaking Montana scenery so be sure to bring comfortable clothing. While the weather can suddenly change, summers in Greenough, Montana, tend to be rainy early in June, and then progress to be very dry and sunny throughout July and August. Activities at Paws Up do proceed rain or shine if you so desire, with the exception of torrential downpours and thunder storms.

“The gorgeous mountain setting and beautifully appointed luxury tents will frequently remind you that you’re in The Last Best Place.”
  • Royal Standard
  • 40060 Paws Up Road
  • Greenough, Montana
  • +1 406-244-5200

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