the green o Brings the Outdoors In and the Indoors Out

Maybe you read “To Build a Fire” during middle school, the Jack London American classic about a man who falls asleep in the snow? Short story made shorter:  It doesn’t end well, for the man or his dog. So if staying overnight inside a frigid Montana forest frightens you, that’s understandable. But let us put your mind at ease. This is a tale with a very happy plot.

Staying at the green o is the stuff of blissful dreams.

Imagine you’re snuggled inside an ultra-sleek snow globe, while powdery flakes fall all around you. Picture yourself watching winter’s night sky from your big, fluffy bed or nibbling on s’mores after an adventurous dogsledding ride.

Paws Up Ranch’s newest resort lets you luxuriate in nature 365 nights a year.

Starting in 2021, the green o will provide visitors the ultimate in wintry getaways with 12 secluded Haus accommodations. It’s a “new level of glamping,” says Paws Up and the green o owner Laurence Lipson, and it offers guests exclusivity and privacy surrounded by beautiful swaying pines. “The juxtaposition of an architectural and design-forward property in a remote timberland setting really hasn’t been done in the U.S.,” Lipson continues. “When coupled with exceptional service, cuisine and full access to everything Paws Up has to offer, it’s truly a singular experience unmatched by any other property in the world.”

It’s an experience that includes access to hundreds of miles of trails perfect for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing and a multitude of winter wilderness adventures like skijoring, downhill tubing and ice skating.

For dining, guests at the green o have exclusive access to the Social Haus, a lounge, restaurant and bar in a unique, wooded setting. And because of the green o’s convenient location, guests can also choose to dine at any of Paws Up’s inspired restaurants and dining locations, as well as participate in all of Paws Up’s myriad events throughout the year.

Let’s close the book on any worries about overnight travel up here in the country’s northern reaches. A new chapter is about to begin, and you can be among its very first protagonists.

Introducing Our Very First Story Contest

Speaking of literature, we’ve been creating these splashy Adventure Journals for three years now. It’s been a labor of love, and we’d love to share that feeling with you. So far, we’ve written about everything from constellations in the night sky to trends in Western fashion and from the history of skijoring to what goes into the perfect s’more.

Now it’s your turn.

Tell us what you’d like to read about in our 2021 Summer Adventure Journal. lf we choose your subject, we’ll send you a $100 Paws Up gift card, which you can use at The Resort during your next stay. And if you go ahead and write the story yourself, we’ll feature your name in the byline. Get brainstorming now!

Submit your ideas on or before December 1, 2020. Go to this webpage: go.pawsup.com/StoryContest2021 and fill out the form. We can’t wait to read over your great story ideas! See contest rules for details.

10 Reasons Paws Up Feels Like Your Own Private National Park

With 37,000 acres of pristine and undeveloped land, 100 miles of trails and 10 miles of the Blackfoot River, Paws Up may not be a national park, but it sure feels like one. Our Montana landscape is big enough for everyone to rush outside to enjoy it. In fact, you may even see more bison than bipeds. You’ll find ample opportunities to soak in the sun and drink in the fresh air. Here are 10 reasons why Paws Up feels like your own national park.

1. Knee-buckling views

From Yellowstone to Glacier and beyond, national parks share one thing in common: iconic and expansive landscapes that are simply unforgettable. The 37,000 acres at Paws Up qualify, big-time.   

2. Wildlife in abundant supply

Whether it’s hundreds of wild elk, herds of deer, a grizzly bear chewing on huckleberries or an eagle feasting on a creek-side snack, Paws Up teems with the hustle and bustle of local wildlife. 

 

3. Watery wonderlands

Few rivers are as revered, as canoe-friendly, as scenic and as full of trout as the Blackfoot River, which cuts through mile after mile of Paws Up. The Island Lodge at Salmon Lake and the Lake House at Seeley Lake further expand water recreation possibilities.  

 

4. Trees for all seasons

Coniferous trees dominate much of the landscape, with Douglas firs towering 80 feet skyward and shading alongside Ponderosa pines and western larch, whose needles actually take on a golden hue each fall.  

 

5. Trails that transcend the ordinary

After spending time on trails through nature’s living room, it’s hard not to be inspired in one way or another. Whether striking out on foot or on horseback, communing with the wilderness begins right off of your back deck.   

 

6. Accommodations rising to the spectacular

After the last s’more has come off the campfire, friends and families can return to accommodations that are every bit as distinctive as the best of the national park lodges and quite a bit more luxurious.   

7. A historical perspective

National parks typically have a story to tell. At Paws Up, at first blush it’s about cattle—the rich history of cowboys and ranching is everywhere. But it’s also easy to imagine yourself following in the footsteps or paddle strokes of Meriwether Lewis as he explored this region in 1806.  

 

8. Knowledgeable folks serving your needs

From camping butlers who provide insight into local flora, fauna and the Blackfoot River to a Wilderness Workshop leader demonstrating primitive skills unchanged for hundreds of years, you’ll sense an ongoing reverence for the land.   

9. Long lines of cars. Well, maybe not.

Okay, so Paws Up isn’t totally like a national park. Because here, the only cars you’re likely to encounter are the Lexus luxury SUVs that guests get to use during their stay. This is a place of natural beauty you won’t be sharing with more than about a few hundred other guests. Ever.  

10. Easy access to Montana’s wilderness

Creating your very own national park experience doesn’t take an act of Congress—just a call to The Resort at Paws Up Reservations at 877-580-6343.

The Newest Addition to the Paws Up Collection Is Coming Soon

It’s finally coming: the newest addition to the Paws Up Collection. Hidden among the trees, the green o sits on the densely timbered southern edge of the expansive 37,000-acre Paws Up Ranch.

The adult-centric green o resort features 12 exquisite, perfectly secluded Haus accommodations. During construction, care was taken to position them on the forest floor in a way that would avoid cutting down trees or disturbing the land. In other ways, too, the green o is all about celebrating the scenic beauty and natural flora and fauna of its setting. From the materials used, such as Shou Sugi Ban-treated wood, to the panoramic and soaring glass windows, design elements throughout allow guests to feel at one with nature.

In fact, with modern amenities and unparalleled attention to detail, each Haus is uniquely built to bring the outdoors in. Using the finest fixtures and finishes along with uniquely designed furniture, the green o also surrounds guests in upscale sophistication.

Indagare Magazine said that the green o shows off “Scandinavia-inspired interiors that are cozy and smartly designed, with hot tubs, terraces and all-glass walls, allowing guests to feel ensconced in the woods.”

Travel + Leisure magazine calls the green o one of the best new hotels to book around the world. Yet the resort also offers many of the tried-and-true wonders you’ll find at The Resort at Paws Up, including more outdoor adventures than any other resort in the country.

So, if you’re looking for the ideal sanctuary for a kid-free stay, the green o is yours to discover and it opens this year. To see more, visit the green o.

Get lost in the details.  

At the green o, it’s the little things that matter. We’ll collected some interesting behind-the-scenes facts just for you:

  • No trees where cut down during construction. Each Haus was built to integrate with the natural environment.
  • Taking full advantage of our Western heritage, dining at the green o showcases an open kitchen centered on live-fire cooking.
  • The floor plans are open to allow flow through the home, so you never feel boxed in.
  • The green o restaurant, Social Haus, was built using Shou Sugi Ban-treated wood. Shou Sugi Ban is a traditional Japanese method used to preserve wood by charring it.
  • Executive Chef Brandon Cunningham, with his diverse culinary background, will be serving “small, thoughtful plates curated almost to the person.”
  • Native grasses are used on some Haus rooftops to create a virtual meadow.
  • The Tree Haus structures have seven small posts that hold up each dwelling so the natural forest floor can thrive beneath.
  • No gas-powered vehicles are allowed on the property.
  • Two mountain bikes are available upon request with each Haus.
  • Each Haus comes complete with fireplaces and outdoor hot tubs.