Camping -- sort of
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Camping -- sort of
Greg Bondick, left, of Carlisle, Mass., and Rhyne and Lisa Davis of Charlotte, N.C., enjoy coffee and conversation at The Resort at Paws Up, a 37,000-acre getaway in Montana. The resort is for affluent travelers who want to enjoy the outdoors but can’t fathom using an outhouse. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Cowgirls
Lynn Blake of Boston helps her daughters Riley, 9, and Hannah, 8, with bandannas as they prepare for a morning all-terrain vehicle ride at The Resort at Paws Up. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Big Sky country
Zac Holmes points out landmarks to guests Rob and Alison John of Boston during a morning hike at the Montana resort. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Room with a view
A bathroom picture window provides a view of the pines from a house at the resort. “It’s not about experiencing what Lewis and Clark did,” said Milton Pedrazza, chief executive of Luxury Institute, a New York-based research company. “It’s about enjoying nature and all the comforts that come with the luxury lifestyle. They see it as one big seamless, wonderful experience.” (Myung J Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Not exactly roughing it
The perks at the resort include a camp butler to build fires, a maid to crank up a heated down comforter at nightfall and a cook to whip up bison ribeye for dinner and French toast topped with huckleberries for breakfast. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Little extras
Housekeeper Martha Williams turns down a guest’s bed. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Campfire treats
Young campers make s’mores. “It’s OK to be spoiled, it really is,” one guest said. “It’s nature on a silver platter.” (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
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