The Green O

adventure, treehouse, adults-only

4069 Backcountry Road, Greenough 59823


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At a Glance

Glass-walled treehouses and cabins tucked in a gorgeous, secluded forest on the Resort at Paws Up property in western Montana’s Blackfoot River Valley—so you can choose between wilderness solitude and thrilling activities

Indagare Loves

  • The sleek cabins and treehouses with amazing forest scenery and hot tubs
  • The Lexus cars that come with each “haus,” so you can explore the area on your own
  • The plethora of activities on offer, including hot-air balloon rides and white-water rafting


Leave it to the family that introduced glamping to the American West to up the outdoor experience quotient with the first treehouse accommodations in the U.S. The Lipsons, owners of the Resort at Paws Up have added The Green O, a special adults-only property to their 37,000-acre cattle and bison ranch, which doubles as an outdoor playground for their guests. Tucked into a towering forest of pine trees are 12 one-bedroom “haus” accommodations. Four are raised 15 feet above ground in multi-level treehouses; and the others are nestled into the wooded area, but each “haus” features a fireplace, eco-kitchen, floor-to-ceiling glass walls for deep woods immersion and hot tubs and open-air decks for full forest bathing. A Lexus SUV comes with each haus, so when guests can pull themselves away from their retreat in the woods, they can explore all of Paws Up’s offerings, including its many dining venues, spa and sporting activities, which range from white-water rafting or fly-fishing on the legendary Blackfoot River to clay shooting, archery, mountain biking, hiking and ATV touring on more than 100 miles of trails. With a world-class equestrian center, the resort’s equine activities include horse whispering, cattle drives, arena lessons, trail rides and wagon driving, among other options. At the heart of The Green O, which was named after early Montana rancher Paul Greenough, sits the Social Haus, a restaurant that is exclusive to Green O guests and where the culinary focus is on healthy seasonal dishes cooked over open fire. In keeping with The Green O’s celebration of its natural surroundings, the resort was constructed with sustainable principles, including living roofs.

What to Know

All rates are “wallet-free,” meaning stays include three meals a day, plus a $300 credit per couple per stay to be applied to activities, excursions and spa services. A 20 percent resort fee covers airport transfers and gratuities, so stays are truly all-inclusive.

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Written by Melissa Biggs Bradley

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