(1 of 9)The Resort at Paws Up

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Perched in Big Sky Country, the Resort at Paws Up attracts glampers from around the world to a region of America where the great outdoors truly remain great. The sweeping vistas of nature seem so epic, glampers just might hear David Attenborough narrating on the breeze a la the BBC's "Planet Earth," or Oprah a la Discovery Channel's "Life." It's like going on American safari, deep in the mountainous wild.

Glampers can choose from several luxury camps along Elk Creek or the Blackfoot River, or go all out on an all-inclusive, 12-mile horseback adventure to a remote luxury encampment. Luxury tents set amid pines and boulders in the Montana wilderness feature king-size beds and private master baths, most with electricity. Rates include three meals a day. Outdoor explorers can enjoy fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, biking, river rafting and more. Pets are welcome for an additional nightly charge.

Glamping 101: Luxury Camping


So What's Glamping?

If your idea of a vacation requires room service and luxury linens, you may think camping isn't for you. But you can enjoy the beauty and adventure of the great outdoors while still living large, if you go glamping.

Popular on African safaris and in Europe, and now developing in the United States, glamping resorts feature tents, yurts and rustic cabins in natural settings with amenities such as comfortable bedding, artistic decor and sometimes full baths.

You also can rough it like a royal without shelling out like one. Most glamping rates are usually comparable to standard brick-and-mortar hotels and resorts, with rates below $200 a night. Higher rates might reflect accommodations meant for groups, not just couples, or for glampers who are willing to pay for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It's just a matter of how much you want to glamp it up!