Western Luxury Meets Rustic Cowboy at Montana's Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

Aug 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Parm Parmar

I turned off the highway and followed a dirt road for four miles. There was absolutely nothing around other than nature, and lots of it. A stream meandered through the trees, I imagined a bear wandering alongside the road. This was all a part of my first dude-ranch experience. I’ll let you in on a little secret, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with Montana for years.

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Throw On Your Complimentary Designer Boots & Live Like a Cowboy at The Ranch at Rock Creek

Jun 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

No one stays indoors in Montana. The state’s outdoor recreation industry, despite bitterly cold winters, generates $5.8 billion annually, nearly a tenth of America's, according to the Outdoor Industry Association. As a huge advocate of the Big Sky state, I usually make a trip once a year, if not more, to hike, fish, horseback ride, shoot and otherwise frolic amid Montana's bucolic beauty. The Ranch at Rock Creek also knows guests love to enjoy the outdoors. "Pretty much [every] guest just wants to be outside. And we just make that as easy as possible,” said Patrick Little, the Activity's Director of The Ranch at Rock Creek. 

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Montana's Resort at Paws Up Is Still One of our Favorite Glamping Spots

Feb 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Camping and luxury are usually mutually exclusive. It's difficult to reconcile ambiguous canned meals and frigid sleeping bags with five-star white linen dinners and heavenly duvet covers. Not too long ago, however, the term "glamping" emerged in elite travel circles, which describes a dichotomous and divine way to enjoy the great outdoors with luxurious amenities. 

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The Rugged Charm of the Beartrap Residence in Big Sky's Yellowstone Club

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Beartrap Residence in Big Sky, Montana is more of a "human trap" than anything else, because once you set eyes on it, you're going to want to move in immediately. Designed by Locati Architects, this mountain estate sits in the Yellowstone Club and highlights the type of rugged architecture Nick Offerman's beard dreams of.

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Possibly the Last Best Place in Montana | The Ranch at Rock Creek

Nov 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

It's a hard phrase to live up to: "The last best place on Earth." But Montanans feel so adamant about their state's token slogan that it even gained protection from the U.S. Patent Office earlier this year. First coined by Montana author William Kittredge in 1988, the "last best place on Earth" describes more than my favorite state. It's an ideal description for the Ranch at Rock Creek, a spectacular resort and manifestation of a lifelong dream set in the southwest corner of Montana. Here are just a few a reasons to visit this property:... Read More

Fly Free to Montana's The Resort at Paws Up in October

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

It turns out that fall foliage isn't just on the East Coast, it also occurs in Big Sky Country out West. To celebrate, Montana's premier luxury ranch resort, The Resort at Paws Up is offering airfare credits up to $1,000 per person for guests that stay in the month of October 2012. While the leaves turn colors, take the opportunity to engage in Paws Up wilderness adventures like horseback riding, fly fishing on the legendary Blackfoot River, clay shooting, rappelling, ATV touring, and more. Or take it easy with a treatment at Spa Town at Paws Up, a hot tub soak on the deck of your private Big Timber Home, or getting lost in a novel by the stunning stone fireplace. Reservations made by October 8 for travel before October 31 will receive airfare credit and round-trip airport transfers on th... Read More

Get Back to Nature at Montana's Triple Creek Ranch

Oct 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Full disclosure: I love Montana. Every road post is quaint country. Every turn of the two-way highway is another photo opportunity of bucolic beauty. It’s no wonder the French and Brits flock to this "Last Best Place."

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The Paws Up Pinnacle Camp: A New Standard in Luxury Glamping

Jul 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  2 Comments

Earlier this summer, we took you to the majestic forests of northwest Montana to visit one of North America's premier outdoor destinations, The Resort at Paws Up, which pioneered the concept of glamping, or glamorous camping, that has taken the luxury vacation world by storm.... Read More

The Resort at Paws Up: Montana Ranch and Luxury Resort

Jun 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

"The Last Best Place" is a prodigious claim for any resort to make. But for the Resort of Paws Up, the claim is as true as the big blue skies of Montana that it rests under.... Read More

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