The Resort at Paws Up, a luxury ranch resort in Greenough, Montana, will be hosting its annual WinterFest Culinary weekend from February 15–18. The event will showcase renowned culinary talent and winemakers from California.

The four-day, three-night weekend event will feature intimate cooking demonstrations, winter-themed feasts, wine tastings, a festive ice bar, and an exhibition curling match. Guests will also sample designer cocktails and culinary creations from independent California winemakers like Melville Winery, and award-winning chefs like 2017 Top Chef Winner Brooke Williamson, The Gathering Table’s Budi Kazali, whose restaurant has been named the Best in Santa Barbara by Zagat, and master chocolatier Jessica Foster.


During the three and a half days of personalized cooking classes and demonstrations, guests will enjoy wine, beer and spirits tastings, live entertainment, and winter-themed, gourmet courses, created by the guest chefs and Paws Up’s executive chef Sunny Jin. The weekend also includes cross-country skiing, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, and much more.

Rates start at $543.00 per person per night and include three nights of lodging in a luxury home, all daily meals with a selection of beer, red and white wine and spirits tastings, cooking classes and demos, winter-themed feasts, and outdoor adventures.

In winter, guests can also enjoy Spa Town®, set amongst soaring cottonwoods and next to the scenic Elk Creek. The spa is located inside the historic Morris Ranch House, which is transformed into a cozy home for the Paws Up Spa during the cold months. Treatments include the Blackfoot River Rocks hot stone massage or the detoxifying Himalayan salt stone massage.

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The Resort at Paws Up is situated on an extensive, 37,000-acre, working cattle ranch in western Montana. Attractions and activities include floating and fishing the Blackfoot River and exploring Garnet Ghost Town. The resort is also two hours from Glacier National Park, a 1,583-square mile wilderness area in the Rocky Mountains, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys that extend to the Canadian border. The area features more than 700 miles of hiking trails and is ideal for activities such as backpacking, cycling and camping. The diverse wildlife ranges from mountain goats to grizzly bears.