28 Sep Round Up: Camping in Comfort
The Green O
The Green O, an adults-only woodland retreat in the remote township of Greenough, Montana, opened in June 2021, offering year-round luxury glamping — or what they refer to as “the highest level of Glamping 2.0.” Located 35 miles northeast of Missoula, on the southern edge of the expansive 37,000-acre Paws Up Ranch, it’s owned and operated by The Resort at Paws Up, an adventure destination that’s renowned for luxury homes and glamping experiences. The newly launched venue celebrates Montana through architecture, cuisine, and visitor experiences that are inspired by the surrounding landscape.
The Green O guests are granted access to a Lexus UX SUV to use for the duration of their stay, and they can choose from four unique styles of “design-forward” accommodations: The Tree Haus, elevated 15 feet in the air, features two stories of living space; the Green Haus has a living roof of native grasses that turns the terrace into a meadow-like perch; the Round Haus offers 180-degree views in a curvy modern layout; and the Light Haus’ oversized skylight brings the stars inside. Each layout features floor-to-ceiling windows, indoor/outdoor living spaces, decks with hot tubs, eco-kitchens, and more. And for a touch of seclusion, The Green O limits its capacity to only 24 guests who have access to the surrounding 37,000 acres.
Accompanying The Green O is the Social Haus, a freestanding restaurant located at the center of the property that brings quality cuisine to the fore, serving up distinctive seasonal dishes that are firmly informed by locally-grown, raised, and foraged ingredients. The inviting lounge and dining areas, live-fire preparations, and panoramic views of the surrounding Blackfoot River Valley top off the dining experience. For more information, visit thegreeno.com.
Perched on a hillside overlooking the north entrance to Yellowstone and the quaint mountain town of Gardiner, Montana, Yellowstone Tipis offers a unique lodging option for those interested in more down-to-earth accommodations (pun intended). After a day of exploring the geologic wonders and wildlife that are abundant within our nation’s first national park, tipi guests can enjoy rustic accommodations without roughing it.
Each of the eight tipis — ranging from king suites to doubles, and one with two twins that’s perfect for the kiddos — features luxury bedding, modern decor, and access to personal bathrooms (meaning you’re not sharing a loo with other guests). A newly built contemporary home on the property serves as brick-and-mortar accommodations for larger groups, and also a comfortable living area and patio for tipi dwellers.
The venue opened this summer, launched by entrepreneurs Patrik and Sarah Ondrus, who knew they’d found the perfect spot for their glamping-venture dreams the second they laid eyes on the distinctive hillside property. Their shared love of Montana’s wilderness, wildlife, and the Yellowstone River — they also own and operate Yellowstone Raft Company in downtown Gardiner — informed every detail of Yellowstone Tipis’ location and amenities. “Our goal is for every guest to experience the same thrill that we feel every day living in the mountains,” Sarah says. “We want to make your time here special.”
Yellowstone Tipis is located just 1 mile north of the Roosevelt Arch and is a 10-minute walk to restaurants, shopping, rafting adventures, and the banks of the Yellowstone River. And since fall is one of the best times to visit the park, due to fewer crowds and cooler temps, perhaps a tipi trip is calling your name. For more information, visit yellow stonetipis.com.