Cowpokes’ Corral Cast of Characters: Butters

We have some new friends at our Kids Cowpokes’ Corral. We’ll introduce them to you one at a time.

Hi, I’m Butters! I was born on a farm in Choteau, Montana. My friends Mike, Mackenzie, and Tara picked me up on a cold day in June. I was only four weeks old and a little scared that first day and rightfully so. When I arrived at the ranch I learned I was sharing my new corral with some crazy animals!

I enjoy a bottle every morning and love to lay in the sunshine all day. It’s a tough life, but “hay”, somebody’s gotta do it! I also really love following kids around and oh my, when they let me suck on their fingers it’s the greatest! I have a sweet spot behind both of my ears on my neck, and I will be your best friend if you scratch it. I have tons of fun chasing the other animals around our corral, but don’t worry, we’re just playing!

Best Fly-Fishing in Western Montana

Delta Sky recently featured Paws Up in a story about the best fly-fishing in Western Montana.  The Blackfoot River–10 miles of which flow through Paws Up–is mentioned as a “classic freestone stream.”  Pomp, our fine dining restaurant, is also recommend in the “Where to Eat” section.  We’d like to thank Brian Kevin for putting together this great article!  Click here to download and read the full article.

“Summer Take-Out(side)”–Paws-Up Style.

A series of exclusive Paws Up recipes as published by


Buttermilk Griddle Cakes
Serves: 4

2 T butter; 1 egg; 11⁄4 c buttermilk; 11⁄4 c flour; 1 t maple sugar; 1 t baking powder; 1⁄2 t baking soda; 1⁄2 t salt

Melt butter in a small saucepan until it just starts to brown. Remove from heat. In a mixing bowl lightly beat egg and add buttermilk. Add dry ingredients and brown butter; combine. Let rest 30 minutes. Heat a cast-iron griddle or skillet over medium heat. For each cake, pour ⅓ cup batter onto griddle. Cook until golden on both sides.

Drumroll Please….

We’ve finalized our featured chefs, guest chefs, and featured winemakers for Montana Master Chefs 2010.  We’re pleased to announce the following:

Featured Chefs:

Mark Peel: Campanile Restaurant, Los Angeles

Brian Bistrong: Braeburn Restaurant, New York

Wes Coffel: The Resort at Paws Up, Montana

Guest Chefs:

Stephanie Izard: Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” Winner (Season 4)

Dale Levitski: Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” Contestant (Season 3)

Featured Winemakers:

Trefethen Family Vineyards

Merry Edwards Winery

Grgich Hills Estate

Couldn’t have said it better…

A big thank you to Deborah Stone her eloquent description of the glamping experience at The Resort at Paws Up:

“In my fantasy, I’m lying upon a feather bed draped in 300-thread-count Egyptian silk sheets, while being lulled gently to sleep by the soothing sounds of a nearby river. I’m cozy and dry, yet the great outdoors is right outside my door.

And when I’m hungry, I head for a nearby dining pavilion to enjoy a delicious gourmet meal. A khaki-clad camping butler is at my beck and call and tends to all the details, from providing wine service to arranging a day of exciting adventures. And every evening ends with a ready-made bonfire and a nightly S’mores fest.

It’s a fantasy that can become reality when you visit The Resort at Paws Up, a luxury ranch set along the Blackfoot River in Montana’s pristine wilderness. This grand enclave is a mecca for adrenaline junkies who love the outdoors, but appreciate a high level of comfort and personal service.

Click here to read the full article.

The Ultimate Picture Book

We’ve brought The Resort at Paws Up to life with our new digital photo book.  For those who like books with a lot of pictures, this is definitely for you.  It’s the next best thing to actually setting foot on our 37,000 acres of pristine Montana wilderness.

Click here to check it out.

A “Four-Paw” Event…

…at a five-star resort.  The annual Wine & Bitch Weekend at The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana is the first luxury vacation designed for you and your best canine friend. Join us April 23-25, 2010 for a spectacular weekend featuring the following events:

Introducing “Uber Glamping”

Creekside Camp is the newest, and most luxurious camp at Paws Up featuring six tent suites; a grand dining pavilion with a stunning round-stone fireplace and a lounge/game area; and a location that will frequently remind you that you’re in The Last Best Place.