Upscale glamping brand inks new Montana site

Upscale outdoor hospitality company Under Canvas will be opening an 11th glamping location across the US in June 2023.

Under Canvas North Yellowstone – Paradise Valley will be situated on 50 acres of Montana ranchland near the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

Regional style

The camp will offer upscale, safari-inspired canvas tents on elevated decks with private ensuite bathrooms, and views of the Yellowstone River and Absaroka Mountain Range.

The Montana-style main lobby tent will be adorned with mountain contemporary indoor and outdoor furnishings from West Elm, and design features with nods to the region’s ranch history.

Communal eatery

Onsite eatery Embers will serve as a communal hub for cafe-style dining and lounging by the riverfront, featuring fresh and healthy dishes from the brand’s signature menu including salads, charcuterie, fresh trout, grains, vegan and vegetarian dishes, as well as Western-style, specialty barbecue, smoked meats and sides, and locally sourced cocktails and refreshments.

Grab and go options will also be available for purchase for lunch items and snacks.

Accommodation options

Under Canvas’ safari-inspired tents will be furnished with king size beds, luxe linens, USB charging packs, bedside lanterns, a wood burning stove, private deck with views and an ensuite bathroom featuring a hot shower, sink and flushing toilet.

Lodging tent options will include the Stargazer Tent, complete with its own viewing window above the king bed to stargaze at night and the Yellowstone River Suite Tent – two tents adjoined by a private deck, with its own private firepit and outdoor area. Plus a Suite Tent will feature a bedroom wing outfitted with a king bed, lounge area with a queen size sofa-bed, ensuite bathroom, wood stove and private deck, and additional deluxe tent with two twin beds and ensuite bathroom.

Brand partnerships

The resort’s brand partnerships will provide complimentary guest use of lululemon mats and yoga blocks, Black Diamond hiking poles and a Gibson guitar..

Additional partnerships provide access to curated retail offerings for purchase, including activewear from lululemon, Hydro Flask drinkware, Sun Bum sun products, Pendleton wool products, and an exclusive Under Canvas line of apparel and dog-friendly items.

Green efforts

The brand’s ‘mindful approach’ ethos will be present throughout the camp’s design including pull chain showers, low-flow toilets and rechargeable battery pack charging in tents to minimise energy use and carbon footprint.

The camps are designed to flow with the natural topography of the land to eliminate unnecessary earthwork. The brand’s commitment also includes efforts to minimise overall environmental footprint in the areas of waste management, water use, and special lighting to mitigate light pollution.

Montana trio

Matt Gaghen, CEO of Under Canvas, said: “We are thrilled to be opening our third Montana camp, and second outside Yellowstone National Park. Montana is such a special place, with wild, natural beauty, and each of our properties has something unique to offer.

“It’s incredibly meaningful for us to announce this exceptional location where Under Canvas first started and welcome guests to this spectacular site that is so conveniently located near multiple bucket list Montana destinations.”

Also in progress for the group is Ulum Moab in Utah, the first site for this safari-inspired, outdoor resort brand. The 50-key resort will be carefully integrated into 200 acres of desert landscape by March 2023. Accommodation tents will be accompanied by luxury hotel amenities such as dipping pools and upscale dining.