Thursday, October 28, 2010

Resort at Paws Up - Wilderness Estates

The Wilderness Estate home has all the amenities of well-appointed home but on steroids. The front porch had view overlooking the prairie field that leads to the mountains. Evenings can be spent star gazing from the porch’s rocking chairs and benches.

The downstairs has an open floor plan with a huge stone wood-burning fireplace, leather sofas and chairs, dining table and a deluxe kitchen with a full size refrigerator, wine cooler, stove, and dishwasher.

Inside the home are flat screens televisions in each of the living room, game room and each bedroom, wireless Internet, Wii game system and satellite television.

Each bedroom is a master suite with separate shower and jetted-tubs in each bathroom.

My Room:
I have the upstairs suite beside the game room loft.

My bathroom over looked the back yard.

Shane’s Room:
Shane had the Master suite with the jetted tub overlooking the front porch and mountain view.

Chuck’s Room:
This room has a door leading to the back patio and jacuzzi tub and a wet bar.

All the rooms were beautifully decorated and the bathrooms were incredible:  heated tile floors and showers, rain shower-heads, jetted-tubs and heated towel rack. 

The attention to detail in all of the rooms, furnishings and decor were unmatched by any other resort where I have stayed.  They even delivered our electric car, parked it in the driveway and plugged in up for us.  This car was the highlight of our stay.  It was always to race to see who would get to the driver's seat first.

Tomorrow, we drive to the Blackfoot River and see the Tent Camps and go horseback riding.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Trip to Resort at Paws Up - Getting There

With much anticipation, we arrive at the Missoula airport to begin our stay at Resort at Paws Up. The airport is small, so it is hard to imagine that we would walk right past our driver as he waited by the elevator to meet us. But we almost did. I think that we were too busy looking up at all the animal heads and animals mounted on the wall: Elk, Moose, Rams and Mountain Lions. Tanner, our driver, helped us collect our bags and loaded the Paws Up SUV.

We had about a 45 minute ride to the resort, but the resort staff had prepared snacks for our journey. We each had our own personal cooler packed with sandwich, cookies, chips, apples, candy bar, trail mix, fruit roll-up, soda and water. I guess they wanted to make sure that there was at least one item that we would like.

This was not our first experience to the attention to detail that Paws Up delivers for their visitors. Three and ½ weeks earlier, Paws Up Guest Services emailed us information about weather, dining, activities, what to wear and what to expect when we arrived. Within a few days, we had a phone call with Guest Services to talk our upcoming stay, activities, spa appointments and special needs. The staff takes every measure to ensure guests have a spectacular stay in Montana.

The drive to the resort gave us the opportunity view the Montana landscape and get a little local history of Missoula and Paws Up from Tanner.

We arrive at Resort at Paws Up and enter the Village. Located in the Village at Paws Up is the Lewis & Clark Reception Barn, Cook Shack, Resort Reservations, PUGS General Store, the Bull Barn, Bunkhouse and Helipad. We check-in at the Reception Barn. This Barn is like no other barn I have seen, big screen flat panel TVs, Pool table, Soda-stocked bar, fitness room and reception desk. The barn is open and available to guest 24/7.

After checking-in, Tanner drives us to our Wilderness Estate home where we will be spending the next few days.

(more to come.)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Allure of the Seas - Sneak Peak

USA gets a preview tour.   However, very soon Chuck Joyce, president of  A Way To Go Travel, will take a voyage on the Allure of the Seas.  He will provide a first-hand account of the ship and give us plenty of photos.  In the meantime, visit the attached link.

Good advice for your carry-on

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Way To Go Travel Repeats in Triad Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards


A Way To Go Travel Repeats in Triad Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards

In a recession, everyone is looking for a business success story. The Triad Business Journal revealed 50 such stories at a Gala event at High Point University on Wednesday, September 22nd and published the winners in the special Fast 50 section of their Sept. 24t -30th edition.

A Way To Go Travel was selected as one of The Business Journal’s 2010 Fast 50, repeating their honor from 2009.

Owner, Chuck Joyce, contributes the success of the company to “gaining market share by marketing and advertising consistently even in a down economy. We have also gained market share by opening a second office in Winston-Salem.”

“We are growing because we are aggressive in our efforts to be better than our competitors, even when the competitor is the internet. We strive to provide conscientious customer service.”

“A Way To Go Travel can give time back to our clients. We put together vacation plans for them so they can spend time living memories with family and friends. We are in the business of developing defining moments in a client’s life through travel.”

A Way To Go Travel was one of 50 Triad businesses honored in the 12th annual Fast 50 Awards.


About A Way To Go Travel.

A Way To Go Travel is a full service travel agency providing leisure travel planning for couples and families as well as corporate and business traveling planning for local and regional companies. As a member of the Virtuoso network, A Way To Go Travel’s can offer clients VIP status when they travel. Clients receive special upgrades and amenities that are exclusive to Virtuoso member agencies.

Media Contact:

Lesley Thompson

A Way To Go Travel