Why Paws Up is Winning in June

Did you know that Montana is known as “the last best place?” Visit us at the Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, and you will be in on the secret, too. June is an incredible time to experience our resort and all it has to offer. From Montana’s long sunny days and optimal seasonal weather to the abundance of outdoor adventure that awaits, it’s the summer vacation getaway you and your family will never forget. If that isn’t enough to entice you, then here are 6 wonderful ways that Paws Up is winning in June.

1. Kites over Montana (June-13—19)

Brett Morris and his wife, Diane, have been featured participants at various kite festivals for more than a decade, and they’ll be taking to the beautiful big skies at The Resort at Paws Up this month. Build your own kite, and learn a few new tricks. Or, just sit back and relax as Brett and Diane’s trick kites and quads decorate the sky—you won’t be disappointed! You will learn all about kite building and flying, plus experience demos. All workshops are complimentary.

2. BBQ-U at Paws Up (June 17—19)

Father’s Day Weekend means it’s time to earn an extremely tasty, different kind of degree—perhaps a 375F degree for the perfect burger, or a 140F degree for a succulent medium steak. As part of the first BBQ-U, Montana Master Grillers alums Sam Huff (Sam’s BBQ-1 in Georgia) and Danny Fischer (Baby Blues BBQ in California) will conduct outdoor grilling demonstrations that will transform you from backyard beginner to searing expert. You will learn the techniques to expertly cooking meats and veggies from these pros—and—just as grand—this “university” will take place in Montana’s majestic outdoors. For barbecue enthusiasts faithfully devoted to the way of the grill and the passion of the flame, BBQ-U is the must-attend event of the summer. All participants are sure to get an A for appetite along with advanced barbecuing skills.

3. Bottle & Bottega (June 21—26)

Whether you’re the family Picasso or you struggle just to draw stick figures, Bottle & Bottega will bring out your inner artistic talent. This fun, hands-on art session will be totally relaxed, friendly, and filled with step-by-step instruction. No matter what your skill level is, we promise you will produce a painting to be proud of—there’s even plenty of wine to help get your creative juices flowing. We’ll have outdoor afternoon sessions in some of the most inspiring locations on the ranch, and sunset and alfresco evening sessions at individual luxury camps. There will also be a handful of vino-free sessions at the Kids Corps of Discovery, so family members of all ages will have a chance to express themselves.

4. Montana Long Table: The Ultimate Backyard BBQ (June 18)

Looking for the best way to spend Father’s Day? Join us at a Montana Long Table to dine with ranchers, farmers and food artisans who make the cuisine at The Resort at Paws Up so special. Chef Danny Fischer and Chef Sam Huff, along with Chef Ben Jones, will create a five-star menu that dad will love. Along with amazing live music, this mouthwatering adventure may become your new favorite summer tradition.

5. Behring Made Knives, C. Martini and Diane Whitehead Trunk Show (June 18th)

Don’t miss this unique trunk show featuring custom handmade knives, hunting knives and cutlery from Behring Made Knives, as well as a variety of goods from C. Martini “wearable art,” custom couture pieces (no two are the same) and fine art by renowned wilderness artist Diane Whitehead.

6. Mexicana (June 28th—29th)

Spice up your June stay with a special culinary event featuring the talented chefs of Lindo Michoacán, Las Vegas’ No. 1 Mexican restaurant. In collaboration with our Executive Chef Ben Jones, they’ll rustle up all the flavors of one of the world’s most exciting cuisines.

Mingle with fellow guests and resort staff, learn some new culinary skills, taste signature cocktails spiked with Dulce Vida organic tequila, enjoy deliciously authentic Mexican dishes, and kick up your heels with live entertainment from our outdoor stage.

Summer Wilderness On A Silver Platter

Summer isn’t nearly ending… at least not for adults.

And while the kids pack up their backpacks and head off to school, here at Paws Up it’s a time of culinary adventure. Educate yourself with exquisite tastes at “The Last Best Food And Wine Festival” or join the “Upper Crust” pie camp featuring Kate McDermott.

This summer’s Montana Master Chefs will be held September 25-28. Our featured chefs this year are Bravo TV’s Top Chefs: Chef Kelly Liken, Chef Brooke Williamson, Chef Ariane Duarte and Chef Elizabeth Binder. Witness the chefs in action during our annual ‘Top Chef Cook Off Challenge’ scheduled on Saturday! The weekend will be one of wining and dining, with featured wineries including Grgich Hills Estate, Merry Edwards Winery and Sokol Blosser Winery. Executive Chef Ben Jones will be assisted by the featured chefs in creating culinary scenery to rival the vistas of “The Last Best Place”.

Montana Master Chefs

Friday, Saturday and Sunday you’ll find yourself exploring our 37,000 acres of Montana land through wilderness and ranch adventures with chefs and featured participants. Choose from horseback riding, cattle drive ($100 additional charge), fly-fishing (half day – Montana fishing license additional), sporting clays, rappelling, ATV tour, river float, archery, or a spa treatment.  Hot air balloon rides and helicopter tours are also available at an additional charge.

Fast forward to October 10-13 and The Resort at Paws Up will be hosting the Upper Crust camp, a sophisticated pie camp featuring Kate McDermott. By day, experience pie making and baking with Kate, wilderness adventures, and food photography lessons from New York Times photographer, Andrew Scrivani. By night, enjoy cuisine from Paws Up’s Executive Chef and Bravo Top Chef Robin Leventhal paired with exquisite wine, followed by complete relaxation in a luxury vacation home.

Upper Crust

It’s an event that promises to be both a learning vacation and a nostalgic experience of good old-fashioned American tastes. Upper Crust at Paws Up has earned a feature in New York Times and is stirring up excitement for pie bakers and pie eaters alike. Under Kate McDermott you’ll learn to bake unrivaled Huckleberry pie, made with fresh Huckleberries from the resort’s hills. Then there are the savory game pot pies destined to add flair to your homemade dinners. The event has our signature Paws Up style, meaning plenty of wilderness and ranch adventures, as well as a Food Photography Workshop. New York Times food photographer, Andrew Scrivani, will lead the photography workshop and will also be our “roving instructor” during Kate McDermott’s workshops to help guests document the art of pie creation.

And, with the kids back in school, it’s prime time for summer romance! Take a look at our Romantic Vacation Packages to start considering your couple’s getaway. Find yourself beneath the “Big Sky” in either a private vacation home or luxury tent. Couples staying at Paws Up can enjoy some fire & fondue for two and/or try the sunset horse-drawn wagon or sleigh ride. All after a couples massage, of course.

This is summer wilderness on a silver platter. Served with the freshest ingredients and paired with the finest wines.

 

Paws Up Prepares For Celebration With Lindo Michoacan

Mexicana

In Mexico they say, “If you want good food, go to Michoacan.” In Las Vegas we say, “If you want good food, come to Lindo Michoacan Mexican Restaurant.” On July 22, the word in the Montana cuisine scene is “If you want good food, go to Paws Up for a taste of Lindo Michoacan.”

And what’s not to rave about? Lindo Michoacan has been rated #1 in Las Vegas for Mexican Restaurants. Their top chefs will be bringing their award winning recipes to The Resort at Paws Up this month. Javier Barajas Sr., Javier Barajas Jr. and Rigoberto Gonzalez will collaborate with our Executive Chef Ben Jones and his culinary team, creating traditional Michoacan tastes with Montana’s freshest agricultural resources.

Javier Barajas is the original owner of Lindo Michoacan. He learned to cook under Mother Superior, Sister Anita, while studying in the seminary at Michoacan. Javier took an interest in cooking early on, eager to help in the kitchen and was soon trusted with food preparation. His interest has translated into acclaimed skill. Javier’s passion has become his family’s passion inside the kitchens of Linda Michoacan in Mexico.

Beautiful Michoacan – “Land of Lakes and Fishermen” Birthplace of Javier. Michoacan is widely known for its rich and varied culture and most notably for its unique art and cuisine. A state with abundant natural resources. Michoacan is one of Mexico’s main producers of agricultural products.

The Resort at Paws Up will be celebrating the influence of Mexican cuisine in the west during this event on July 22. Rich tastes, unique spices and herbs, traditional dishes and historic value have come together for one day. In the days of the cowboys Mexico carried a lot of influence in American culture, as it continues to do today. Early ranches, or “rancheros”, have their root in what was formerly property of Mexico. Longhorn cattle, brought in from European immigrants, were kept on an open range and looked after by cowboys called vaqueros. Wide territory claims were given to larger livestocks. It wasn’t until around 1850 that beef became popular, raising profit for ranchers and demand for cattle.

Ranching was brought further north as beef became popularized. Even the upper regions of the West were brought into cowboy culture, eventually reaching Greenough Montana. The Resort at Paws Up is proud to carry on the traditions from the 19th century. In many ways Mexico introduced beef into the dishes tasted and adopted by ranchers in the region. Join us for our tribute to this culture within cowboy culture.

To accompany food from Lindo Michoacan’s chefs will be Salsa Loca – a Latin-jazz band based in Missoula, Montana. Salsa Loca specializes in a range of Latin and Afro-Cuban styles and they’ll be featuring a sizzling hot horn section and virtuoso Latin percussionists.

Sauza Mills will be amping up the evening with their signature tequila, agaves steeped before cooking to extract a natural, fresh, crisp agave flavor. It’s a process they call “Fresh Pressed Agave.”

All in all July 22nd at Paws Up is shaping up to be an exciting celebration! Vamanos!

 

Embracing The Cowgirl Legacy At The Spring Roundup

Cowgirl Legacy

The American cowgirl rides and ropes, understands land and stock and confronts the elements. Celebrate cowgirls both historic and modern with the Spring Roundup at Paws Up – Montana’s premier luxury ranch. Experience educational workshops, trail rides, sporting clays shooting, photography, campfires, music and mingling unlike ever before with the Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honorees. This event is happening April 24-27 and is limited to the first 40 women, ages 18 and older, who register.

Frontier cowgirls broke convention and made countless contributions to western culture by ranching, trail-driving and rodeoing. Modern cowgirls are able to show who’s boss while they master outdoor activities like riding and shooting. Come on over to Montana on invitation from the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame for the ultimate immersion into cowgirl culture. We’re bringing together experts in the American West in order for you to bring home some sharpened skills along with wonderful Montana memories.

National Cowgirl Museum Mission Statement:

“The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience, and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire.”

This is a unique opportunity to go deeper than the diaries, memoirs, letters and journals, by learning first-hand from leading figures of the American West on a wide range of cowgirl activities. Herd cattle across the land Lewis & Clark swooned over, test your aim at our sporting clays course, or opt for a myriad of other exhilarating wilderness escapades. The Resort at Paws Up believes in the adventure of free-spirited women everywhere, which is why we’ve teamed up with the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame for this phenomenal Roundup.

Here’s a taste of what’s in store during the Roundup:

Arrive at the center of a welcome reception and mounted shooting demonstration at The Saddle Club. Afterwards be treated to a mighty tasty Cowgirl Baroness Dinner and roast s’mores around a cozy campfire – all alongside Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honorees. Over the weekend ride with the most renown riders of the day and practice photography with a famed American west photographer. By night mingle under the stars and swap stories with American legends. Taste our chef’s refined rustic ranch cuisine of articulately blended culinary dishes made with the freshest meats, produce and ingredients available. Relax in a charming vacation home at the crossroads of incomparable luxury and unspoiled wilderness. Choose from an exciting line-up of events. And, most importantly, enjoy yourself!

As a guest staying in The Resort at Paws Up you’ll have the best amenities available to relax and rest up. We provide immaculate creature comforts so that you’ll be ready for all the events planned during the three-day Cowgirl Roundup weekend!

To mention just a few:

  • Photography workshop with Barbara Van Cleve
  • Shooting with Lindy Burch
  • Bronc Riding with Jan Youren
  • Barrel Racing with Jimmie Gibbs-Munroe

View the Cowgirl Spring Roundup schedule
Meet our featured participants
Learn More About The Cowgirl Spring Round Up

For more information, or to make a reservation, please call 877-588-6783.
Event weekend package rates start at $1,500 per person

Paws Up Exhibits at IMEX

Paws Up attended IMEX for the first time this week at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, amidst over 1,000 exhibitors.  IMEX America is America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, IMEX America benefits from a Strategic Partnership with MPI, Meeting Professionals International; as well as a broad coalition of industry support.  2,400 group buyers/meeting planners attended and were introduced to The Last Best Meeting Place.

Yarn Tagging!

Suzanne Tidwell has been making her way around the Resort “tagging” certain areas with her beautiful work. Check out some of her creations.