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Paws Up: Where the Perfect Montana Winter Vacation Awaits

12.30.15 | Preferred Properties

Imagine yourself surrounded by endless conifer forests, on the banks of the Blackfoot River, horseback riding atop a blanket of snow and underneath the biggest sky you’ve ever seen. After the day’s adventure, you enjoy a gourmet dinner at an elegant restaurant right on the property, and then return to a luxurious but cozy cabin where you curl up by the fire with a vintage Pinot Noir. You fall asleep dreaming of the next day’s outings: a dogsled ride, cross-country skiing, or more horseback treks through the pristine wilderness.

In Montana, they call that a winter’s day — or week, you choose — at The Resort at Paws Up, a 37,000-acre authentic working cattle ranch that combines natural beauty and rustic elegance with first-class comfort and luxury.

montana winter vacation horseback ridingSince Paws Up is a preferred partner of Journeys, you’ll get access to exclusive amenities and experiences if you book your trip with us: free upgrades upon arrival, daily full breakfast for two, free activity credits, and complimentary private transport to and from the airport, just to name a few.

When you combine those amenities with the natural beauty of your surroundings, you just can’t beat a winter vacation at this beautiful ranch. Whether you’re a couple on your honeymoon, a family looking for adventure, or a group that wants to experience the magnificence of Big Sky country, The Resort at Paws Up is the perfect destination for your Montana winter vacation. Here are just a few of the activities you can enjoy on your winter vacation at Paws Up:

Winter Horseback Rides

For those who want to see the backcountry as it was experienced by Lewis and Clark, a horseback ride through the Montana wilderness is the perfect adventure. You’ll be guided by an expert in Old West history, making the ride as much a journey into the past as one through the woods! Paws Up boasts the largest private equestrian center in Montana, so you can also book a private lesson during your stay.

montana winter vacation sleigh ridesSleigh Rides

If you have younger kids who may not be up for a long winter horseback ride, or you’re on a romantic getaway with your one and only, there’s nothing better than a classic sleigh ride through the forest and over snowy hills. The sleigh, or “stage” as it’s called at Paws Up, is drawn by majestic Percheron draft horses and is complete with jingle bells and gourmet hot chocolate. You’ll be enchanted as your guide narrates the scenery storybook-style.


montana winter vacation winterfestGourmet Winter Dining

For those who like to combine their equestrian adventures with exquisite food and drink, don’t miss WinterFest at Paws Up, a unique culinary event featuring specially-selected wines, gourmet coffee roasters, and a winter-themed multi-course dinner created by award-winning chefs. Eat, drink, and learn at demonstrations and seminars, and even get the chance to cook with some of the country’s best chefs.

Winter Adventure at Its Best

No matter what your ideal Montana winter vacation entails, Paws Up can accommodate you. From horseback riding to downhill skiing to snowmobiling to biathlon, you’ll never lack for adventure at this pristine Montana ranch. And when the day’s adventure is done, you’ll be treated to world-class culinary experiences and the ultimate in luxury and comfort. There’s no better place to experience winter’s beauty!

Contact us to start planning your Montana winter adventure, complete with exclusive upgrades and amenities when you book with us!


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