Hideaways Founder/President Mike Thiel called Paws Up “Ritz on the Range” and Montana’s “biggest/baddest” ranch resort.
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As a tribute to The Treasure State, each of our accommodations are named for something native to Montana. As part of our “Native Nomenclature” series, learn more about the origin of the individual tent names at River Camp…inspired by rivers in Montana that offer killer fly-fishing:
Bitterroot: One of the premier trout rivers in the western part of Montana.
Flathead: The South Fork of the Flathead is the only place where you’re allowed to target the ferocious Bull Trout. Paws Up Outfitters offers guided pack/float trips along the river, located in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Clark Fork: Offers enough fly fishing variety to satisfy any angler.
Yellowstone: Boasts excellent dry fly fishing as well as sub-surface fishing with nymphs and streamers.
Big Mo: The Missouri River is well known for its outstanding hatches and hard-fighting trout.
Blackfoot: Paws Up’s home turf (10 miles of it flow through Paws Up property…and River Camp is nestled along its banks). The Blackfoot features excellent fly-fishing for brown trout and rainbow trout.
As a tribute to The Treasure State, each of our accommodations are named for something native to Montana. As part of our “Native Nomenclature” series, learn more about the origin of the individual tent names at Tent City…inspired by infamous Montana outlaws:
Rattlesnake Jake: Wanted for minor horse rustling, suspected of murder and wanted in half a dozen towns and at least four territories.
The Wild Bunch: The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang Robbed Trains and Shot People.
Dutch Henry: Terrorized settlers with their horse thievery, kidnapping and robberies.
Big Nose George: A rustler and robber who in his life ran with many outlaws.
The Pigeon-Toed Kid: Ran with a bunch of horse thieves who were rustling along the border and selling them in North Dakota.
Long-Haired Owens: Was Rattlesnake Jake’s partner in crime.
Come to The Bull Barn Chicken Coop and visit our roosters, Reginald (he’s a dandy) & Gus and our collection of hens – all named Hazel – since we can’t tell them apart. These hens are exceptional employees, producing an egg a day with only seed as payment. Your over-easy eggs at breakfast, likely came from one of the Hazels, so you may want to stop by and thank her. Right next to the hen house is our collection of chicks (or pullets or hens, depending on the dates of your stay); these egg-layers-in-training are closely watching their neighbors to learn the roost.
Alongside the Chicken Coop is the Paws Up Organic Garden. Recycled tractor tires serve as raised beds where we are organically growing vegetables, herbs and flowers to be used in our restaurants. Depending on the season, you may be able to sneak a sugar snap pea or a cherry tomato as you stroll by the garden – but be wary of Reginald, he may be watching you.
Welcome to The Last Best Blog and our little slice of Montana. For those of you I haven’t met, I am the recently appointed General Manager of the Resort. My predecessor, Terre Short accepted the role of Managing Director for our company, which allowed me this tremendous opportunity. Terre’s day-to-day involvement in the Resort will be somewhat lessened, but she is still actively involved in the strategic planning and overall direction of our operation.
While I may be the new General Manager, this isn’t my first time to this rodeo. I was the opening Food and Beverage Director for the Resort in 2005, became the Assistant General Manger soon after and remained in that role until 2007. I left Montana for a short time to be the GM of a resort in the mountains of Colorado, until I was swayed back to try to fill Terre’s shoes.
– Jim Nielsen
We are pleased to share with you a more intimate and personal view of The Resort at Paws Up: The Last Best Blog. We have always been committed to innovating, and with this blog, we have become one of the few luxury resorts to commit to this level of communication with our guests. While you’re not here, we pledge to keep you updated on such things as our staff, our cuisine, our wilderness adventures, our homes, and most importantly, our desire to see you again! We ask you to join us as we take you through a spectacular journey brought to you by the staff at Paws Up.