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Glamour meets camping at Paws Up

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The Resort at Paws UP

Take a ‘Safari’ without leaving the States. Remember all those Hemingway Africa stories where, after an adventure amongst the wilds, the tourists would nip into a luxury tent to change for dinner, and then emerge to find a lavish spread complete with fine wines?

That kind of rustic elegance is not hard to find in America—just head for The Resort at Paws Up. Whether you’re looking for a way to ease the youngsters into camping or the great outdoors, or just want something different that will give you a few bragging rights when you return from vacation, glamping at Paws Up is the answer.

First there’s the tent, which looks like something out of Architectural Digest magazine: comfort meets glamour. There’s high-thread-count bedding, electricity, first-class service, luxury amenities, world-class dining. There’s the River Camp, Creekside Camp, Pinnacle Camp, and Moonlight Camp–all with a Camp Chef and Personal Camping Butler to make sure you’ve got everything you could possibly need.

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And by June this year, they’ll open  their newest and most luxurious camp yet: Cliffside Camp. Paws Up describes it as “located across Paws Up’s famous covered bridge and atop a soaring cliff that overlooks the confluence of the Blackfoot River and Elk Creek, Cliffside Camp combines luxurious amenities with the Resort’s most stunning views to create the ultimate glamping experience in Montana”.

Set on a sprawling 37,000-acre working cattle ranch in central, western Montana, Paws Up offers 28 vacation homes and 30 glamping tent accommodations in all.

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Details: Missoula International Airport is only 35 minutes away. Nightly rates start at $1075 (at the River Camp) and include meals and a mind-boggling list of activities, including guided activities, tons of riding, fun stuff for kids, winter sports, and wilderness workshops. Go fly-fishing in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, or try hiking, boating, or rafting.

For more detail and photos, check out the ranch on Ranchweb.com

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