Things to do
Saddle up for a true western trail riding adventure, or try your luck ﬁshing on the river. Relax in the spa or with some yoga then go canoeing, hiking, white water rafting, mountain biking or hot air ballooning and explore an abandoned ghost town. In the evening make friends round the camp ﬁre while chef grills steaks at a chuck-wagon cook out.
To just use the word “tent” would be rather underselling the upmarket safari-style units here that really are at the top end of the glamping experience. They’re all supplied with electricity, of course, and are en suite with plenty of mod cons, not to mention twice-daily housekeeping service. The tents are located in diﬀerent areas throughout the ranch – River Camp is one of my favourites. There are cosy log cabins too if you’d prefer one of those.
Food and drink
One thing is for sure at Paws Up – no one is going hungry! You can really mix things up, enjoying a simple burger around a crackling camp ﬁre in the evening or enjoy gourmet food conjured up in the Pomp restaurant where you might dine on mahi mahi or bison tenderloin. Trough oﬀers more homely fare such as chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast and grilled-cheese sandwiches for lunch. Children will love the open-air chuck wagon dinners for a real taste of the old west.
What stands out
It’s the huge range of activities you can do here, mixed with top quality accommodation and really high standards of service. Paws Up is at the top of its game, thanks largely to the staﬀ who are friendly, motivated and genuinely seem to love sharing this ridiculously-picturesque corner of the American West with guests.
Paws Up caters to everyone. In school holidays, you’ll ﬁnd plenty of families here as well as multi-generational groups, but you could have a cosy couple getaway here too.