Santa's Sights Are Set On Montana This Holiday Season

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The Resort at Paws Up’s Winter Wonderland is Prepped with S’mores, Santa’s Workshop and Holiday Cheer

Santa Claus in Montana

Santa Claus making a personal visit

Santa, sleighs, skiing and s'more.

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s bringing his workshop too. New for this year, The Resort at Paws Up is offering children a chance to woo Santa with their s’more-creating skills for a chance to enjoy a personal ride on Santa’s sleigh and an exclusive tour of Santa’s Montana workshop in the transformed Bull Barn. As always, Santa himself will make a personal appearance at resort guests’ luxury homes to deliver gifts and will sample the homemade s’mores left in place of cookies and milk. The s’more that Santa is most smitten with will earn its maker and their family an afternoon with the Kris Kringle himself.

Known for bringing families together for an old-fashioned storybook Christmas with 37,000 sprawling acres of Montana winter wonderland to enjoy, Paws Up spacious luxury homes with fireplaces crackling, snow falling and the jingle of sleigh bells are the perfect ingredients to be “home” for the holidays.

A Merry Montana Christmas wouldn’t be complete without activities, food and good cheer for everyone. The Last Best Christmas Package at Paws Up is inclusive for families of four:

  • 5 nights of accommodations in a luxury home for 2 adults and 2 children
  • All daily meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Your family’s own personal Santa (for hand delivered gifts to children!)
  • Christmas Eve dinner in Pomp with special Christmas menu
  • Christmas night dinner feast
  • Decorated Christmas tree in your home (you choose: pre-decorated or decorate with your family, Paws Up provides all the decor)
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Choice of one half-day activity per person, per day*
  • Ginger bread house building contest
  • Holiday DVDs available for viewing
  • Christmas Eve kids party in Trough, a visit from Santa, cookie decorating and other activities

The holiday cheer doesn’t stop there. The New Year’s Eve celebration at The Resort at Paws Up doesn’t stop until you do, kicking off the weekend with an elegant, five-course dinner in award-winning restaurant Pomp, and ending the evening with an extravagant fireworks display before guests retire to rustic luxury homes featuring fireplaces, hot tubs and The Last Best Bed. Armed with a hand-me-down ’78 Gibson Les Paul and powerhouse vocals, former “American Idol” and “The Voice” contestant, Aly Jados, will perform an exclusive New Year’s Eve concert as part of the resort’s Stars at Night Concert Series on December 31.

Winter activities on property at Paws Up include dogsledding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, winter ATV riding, ice-skating and more.

The Last Best Christmas Package is available December 22 – 29, 2013. All taxes and gratuities, airport transfers from Missoula International Airport and on-property transportation are included. Inclusive rates starting at $559 to $759 per person per night are available ($559/person rate is based on two adults and two children for a 5-night stay in an 1,100 square foot two-bedroom Meadow Home, $759/person rate is based on four adults and two children for a 5-night stay in a 3,300 square foot three-bedroom Wilderness Estate). Select activity limitations apply.

For those looking for a customizable a-la-carte activities program, Luxury Home winter rates over from December 27, 2013 – January 18, 2014 start at $359 to $569 per person per night are available ($359/person rate is based on two adults in an 1,100 square foot two-bedroom Meadow Home for a 3-night stay, $569/person rate is based on two adults and two children for a 3-night stay in a 3,300 square foot three-bedroom Wilderness Estate).

For reservations, please call 1-800-473-0601. The Resort at Paws Up is also on Facebook and Twitter @Paws_Up.

Opened in 2005, The Resort at Paws Up combines luxury with unforgettable adventure on 37,000 acres of untamed Montana wilderness steeped in Lewis and Clark history. The Resort at Paws Up offers accommodations for a maximum of 225 guests in 30 tented-accommodations (seasonally) and 28 well-appointed vacation homes, ranging from two-bedroom Meadow Homes and three-bedroom Wilderness Estates, to the charming, private four-bedroom Morris Ranch House. Paws Up is located in the heart of the Blackfoot Valley in western Montana, just 35 miles from Missoula International Airport. Travelers can access Missoula via direct flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City. For more information, please visit or call 800-473-0601.

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