Nestled in the northern part of the USA lies a region that’s truly magical, packed with epic vistas and stunning natural beauty. From Mount Rushmore National Memorial to the geothermal expanses of Yellowstone National Park, the Great American West includes Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Awe-inspiring outdoor adventure awaits visitors here coupled with an abundance of cultural activities. It’s a great region to explore, with its unspoiled natural beauty and outdoor adventure around every corner.
Here are a few luxury experiences not to miss on your next visit to the Great American West:
Luxury Ranch Experiences:
Montana: The Ranch at Rock Creek
Nestled in one of Montana’s most pristine valleys, The Ranch at Rock Creek offers year-round experiences on an authentic 19th century homestead. They balance Western adventure with lavish all-inclusive amenities. Start the day with inspired Ranch cuisine, then learn to fly fish on a Blue Ribbon trout stream. Experience awe-inspiring views from The Top of the World on horseback and drift off in a bespoke glamping tent under the Big Sky.
Montana: The Resort at Paws Up offers luxury ranch experiences and an escape into the tranquillity and magnificence of Montana's pastoral countryside. This luxurious ranch resort in Montana is discnestled among some of the most breath-taking country in the world.
THE GREEN O by Paws Up is coming in August 2020, offering guests immersive nature experiences across a range of 12 design-focussed accommodations including an elevated Tree Haus with an indoor swing and a Green Haus with a living roof. Every guest will have the use of a Lexus during the stay to help them explore Montana in style.
Wyoming: Flat Creek Ranch near Jackson Hole offers an exclusive dude ranch experience with only 5 guest cabins available. They offer trail rides through the summer months in the surrounding backcountry of the Gros Ventre National Wilderness Area’s 287,000 acres of pine forests, mountains and steep valleys.
Luxury and Bucket List Experiences in The Great American West:
Home to more than 50 wineries, and over 1,200 acres of vineyards. Don’t miss Koenig Distillery and Winery which offers wine tastings with beautiful views of the surrounding orchards and the Snake River or Lindsay Creek Vineyards which sits on the dry ridge above the Snake and Clearwater Rivers producing over 18 tons of grapes.
Soothe your soul in Idaho’s hot springs. Tucked away on mountain paths, you’ll find soaking pools waiting to wash away stress and put you in a state of relaxation.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota. The rugged landscape and strenuous life that TR experienced here would help shape a conservation policy that we still benefit from today.
In September don’t miss Custer State Park Buffalo Round Up (25 September 2020 – celebrating its 55th anniversary). This 71,000-acre state park is home to one of the world's largest publicly-owned bison herds, nearly 1,300 strong. Each September, the ground rumbles and the dust flies as cowboys saddle up to bring in the thundering herd.
Road Trip The Yellowstone Loop - From Salt Lake City in Utah, this route travels in a loop north through the historic silver mining town of Park City, follows in the footsteps of outlaw “Butch” Cassidy, embraces the Wild, Wild West spirit of Jackson before heading into Yellowstone National Park. Don’t miss Old Faithful Geyser, Grand Prismatic and Mammoth Hot Springs.