Our multi-generational family went to Paw’s Up to celebrate mom’s 80th Birthday. It was a lifelong dream to experience Paw’s Up glamping. What a spectacular setting for a multi-generational get away.
We flew into Missoula Montana where we met the resort shuttle. Our group reserved three tents in the Cliffside camp. The tents have permanent attached bathrooms with nice tile, double sinks and large showers with heated towel racks (no outhouses here!). The tent’s bedrooms are beautifully decorated in “Ralph Lauren-like western style” with beds that are “real” like you’d have at home or in a nice hotel. The resort has six different glamping camps each with their own dining pavilion. There are also luxury homes on the property to rent if glamping is not your style.
Our dining pavilion was a true delight. The dining pavilion serves breakfast and dinner to only the folks in your camp. Our Cliffside dining pavilion is a beautiful indoor/outdoor structure perched on a cliff above the Blackfoot River, staffed with camp butlers (young outdoorsy types) and chefs. The omelet station at breakfast and the after-dinner fireside s’mores spread were among our highlights for sure. They had lots of delicious and varied ingredients from the expected to the unexpected. We didn’t go thirsty either as the stay includes a selection of included beer, wine and spirits with additional premium selections available.
Our group made some amazing memories at Paw’s Up. We had a blast hot air ballooning (Mom’s special birthday activity). We loved the gorgeous private lodge and watercraft at the Island Lodge at Salmon Lake and rafting the Blackfoot river. Some of us shot sporting clays, went ATV riding, rappelling, fly fishing, and had spa treatments. Tip – plan your activities with the concierge ahead of your stay. While we planned our key activities in advance we were not able to add any equestrian activities on-site because they were already full. *Activities are not included in the base price of the stay.
For a luxury summer camp-type experience for all ages I recommend Paw’s Up and I’d be delighted to help you plan a visit. Virtuoso benefits include a bottle of wine upon arrival, upgrade upon availability, and $300 towards guided wilderness adventures.