Posted: Aug 8, 2011 12:40 PM by Ben Tracy (CBS News)
Updated: Aug 8, 2011 12:43 PM
Want to enjoy the natural beauty and scenery of camping, but don't want to go without the conveniences - or even luxuries - of modern living?
Then you might enjoy the intersection of glamour and camping - also known as "glamping."
A prime example was in the spotlight on CBS' "The Early Show" on Monday, when CBS correspondent Ben Tracy visited the Paws Up resort between Great Falls and Missoula.
Among the highlights at this 37,000 acre resort: "tents" that feature hardwood floors, attached bathrooms, walk-in showers, electrical outlets, and even butlers and personal chefs.
Tina Harlow, the CEO of Paws Up, said, "I think people are looking to reconnect with nature but they're actually not willing to go through the pains of doing it."
Tom Brewer was at Paws Up with his family to celebrate his birthday, and he said, "We love the outdoors so when you cap it off with a little bit of luxury, what more can you ask for?"
Of course, such luxury accommodations - even (or especially) in the middle of Montana's wilderness - come at a price: $900 per night for double-occupancy in one instance.
At this camp, staff members will cater to just about every need - including actually doing the roasting of S'mores for you.
One staff member, Matt, when asked about the oddest request he's ever received from a camper, replied, "The oddest thing a guest has asked for... well, we did have a guest who asked us if we could somehow find a way to dim the noise of the river."
Click here to watch the video at CBSNews.com.