Glacier Getaway: A Yoga Adventure (re)Treat in Montana

Columbia Falls, MT, USA

NM
20 reviews
Oct 3 - 7, 2018
Group size: 6 - 22
Glacier Getaway: A Yoga Adventure (re)Treat in Montana
Columbia Falls, MT, USA

20 reviews

$1500
Oct 3 - 7, 2018
Group size: 6 - 22

About this trip

Namaste in the Northwest! This fall, join Natalie Magee of Yogi Magee Expeditions and Margaret Randolph for a 4-night, 5 day retreat at the gorgeous Dancing Spirit Ranch in Northwest Montana. Located 6 miles southwest of Whitefish, the Dancing Spirit Ranch is just a short drive from Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and many pristine lakes. Dancing Spirit Ranch was built for comfortable relaxation and enjoyment. You will be living in one of three buildings, each designed to offer a genuine Montana experience. There are five ponds to explore and kayaks and canoes for floating on the largest, 14-acre pond. There is a forest to wander through with five miles of gentle terrain perfect for a meditative walk. Hidden on the property is a walled garden filled with flowers, willow-covered walls and teak benches placed throughout to invite stillness and discovery to the visitor. 


Beyond the property, just 22 miles away is the stunning Glacier National Park. The park encompasses over 1 million acres and includes parts of two mountain ranges, over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals. We will have arranged transportation to spend a day or two exploring the park where we'll choose an appropriate all-levels hike and enjoy a packed picnic lunch along the way. If you choose to fly in to Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) it's only five miles away and an airport pickup can be arrange. You also have the option of renting a car if you choose not to drive so that you have freedom to explore the area at your leisure. The town of Whitefish is only 6 miles away and is filled with shops and eateries for which to explore as well. 


So come rest, relax, adventure and rejuvenate on this one-of-a-kind luxury rustic retreat. Once you arrive your only worry will be where to shop and what sights you want to capture with your camera. October is the perfect time of year because the park crowds have dwindled and hiking trails will be less crowded. Mountain weather is unpredictable in the fall so we could have an 80 degree day, perfect for a swim or kayak or we could have 40 degree weather which will make for an excellent bonfire and hot chocolate/wine sipping evening. We will be the only guests at the ranch and you may participate in as much or as little of the retreat as you like. This trip will be an opportunity to explore stunning Montana and see all the area has to offer!

Lodging Options:

Upon booking you'll have a choice of purchasing a single bed or private queen. The bunk house will be filled first then the cedar house on a first-come, first-served basis. There's also the option to share a queen bed with a friend for a discounted price. Please specify roommate requests upon booking and we will try our best to accommodate all requests. All pricing is per person rate


Bunk House:


The bunk house is a unique, stable-like building which has seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and three lounge areas surrounding the central hall with its clerestory ceiling.  The rooms are outfitted with a queen, twin or bunkbeds and covered with organic cotton sheets and thick Pendleton blankets.  The bunkhouse is just steps away from the dining and recreation facilities. There are three shared rooms and four private rooms and four shared bathrooms in the bunk house. 

The Bunk House has 7 bedrooms:

3 queen rooms/ 3 twin rooms/ 1 full-size bunkbed room/ 4 large shared bathroom/ 2 lounges and one treatment room


 The Cedar House:

This four bedroom, three and a half bath cabin is built on the far shore of the large 14-acre pond. It has natural cedar siding and a long porch facing the water. It also has a private lawn on the water’s edge. The bedrooms have a variety of bed types and two have en suite baths. Three bedrooms are on the second floor and the master is on ground level. There is a full kitchen and dining area. The living room is surrounded by windows on three sides, providing excellent views at any point of your day, and has a brick fireplace to keep things cozy. This cabin houses the ranch office and is only available on special arrangement. The Cedar House is near the ranch gate and is a few minutes walk from the main ranch compound. 


The Cedar House:

 1 queen bedroom with private bath

 1 king/2 twins room with private bath

1 queen bedroom with a shared bath

1 twin room that share a bath 

private kitchen

large living area with a wood burning fireplace

private porch and lawn overlooking property



Refund Policy

No refunds unless Natalie and Margaret cancels the retreat. There is an option to purchase travel insurance once your trip is booked. 


You can transfer your retreat to another participant but please note if Natalie and Margaret find a guest to take your place it will be a $100 transfer fee. If you find a person to take your spot yourself there is no fee. Transfer option only applies if it is more than 60 days out from start of retreat. 

Payment plans available upon request

Please email if you'd like to divide the payments up prior to the retreat. Please not deposit cannot be split into multiple payments. 

What’s included

  • All meals
    Three freshly prepared meals a day by our private on-site chef
  • Four night stay
    option to book a single bed or private room
  • 5-6 yoga classes
    yoga supplies/props available
  • kayaks and canoes
  • on-site concierge
    can help plan any extracurricular activities not planned with retreat
  • daily maid service
  • Park day
    transportation into the park and company on the selected hiking trails
  • custom retreat apparel
  • Airport Transfer
    to and from Glacier National Park Airport
  • Massage
    Available upon booking for additional cost
  • Alcohol
    feel free to bring your own!
  • Rental Car
  • Airfare
  • Any meals in town
    Meals and snacks not provided at the ranch are the financial responsibility of retreat participant. If you choose to eat dinner outside of the ranch please know it's at your own cost

Available Packages

Single bed
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The Bunk house has 3 sets of twin beds and one set of bunk beds. Perfect for the solo traveler who wants to make a new friend or for friends or family who don't want to share a bed! 


Pricing is Per person. 


There are 4 shared bathrooms, one treatment room and two lounges

$1500
Queen Bed
Sold Out

*$300 off each if you'd like to share a queen bed with a friend. Must be sharing a bed to get discount. Use code Bestie upon booking.


Pricing is per person. Please do not book a queen bed then bring your family/kids/spouse/ etc. if they have not paid the per person rate for the retreat.


Bunk house has three queen bedrooms/couples room.


The Bunkhouse also has four shared bathrooms, one treatment room and two lounges. 


$1600

Your Organizer


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Natalie Magee
20 reviews
I'm a full time adventurer and part-time flight attendant. My passion is teaching yoga, cycle, barre and boot camps along with hiking Colorado's 14ers, blogging, soy lattes and travel. My company Yogi Magee Expeditions is designed to take people off their mats and into the wild for an experience they'll never forget.

Reviews

An adventure retreat it was! So great to get up into the mountains and experience the Telluride through hiking and yoga. Of course there was also some SUP and biking. The great thing about this adventure is it allows for choice. Natalie was fantastic, responding to the needs of the group and even offering up an extra meditation session before the Via Ferrata portion of the day. I took full advantage of this session as this was my stretch during this adventure and a bit more mindfulness was very welcomed. Also a very lovely group of women to share the time with. If you are looking for adventure mixed in with yoga, this is your retreat!
This trip was awesome. You can go as a beginner or as a real adventurer and you will love it the same. There's a lot to do but you can opt out of some things and just have downtime yourself or you can go on all the adventures. I was really impressed by how organized it was and the quality of wonderful people who came - plus the setting where we stayed in - Telluride -- was absolutely gorgeous. What we did on this trip: hiked waterfalls, did yoga on mountaintops, SUP on a lake, biked to a brewery and so much more. Natalie is an amazing leader and instructor and you'll walk away from this trip feeling energized and renewed... This trip was 5 stars all around. The only advice I'd give is if you can afford to, get a queen bed - so comfy and it's nice to have some privacy.
PG
Great women's trip. Full of adventure and fun. A great way to meet new people, share experiences and learn from each other. Easy schedule with flexibility to match your needs. Location is stunning. Highly recommend to anyone desiring to try something outside their comfort zone and willing to be supported by a great group of women.
AF
This retreat was sooooo amazing and totally exceeded my expectations. Natalie is wonderful and made for an enjoyable experience. She knows everything about Telluride. You can’t go wrong with this retreat. I’ll be back for more 😉
LH
I have been on yoga retreats all over the world -- as close as Big Sur, California where I'm from and as far as Ubud, Bali. This retreat, though, was something special. I loved the relaxed vibe and adventurous spirit. This can be a retreat where you just lay by the pool and soak in the mountainous beauty of Telluride, or it can be an extreme adventure. Going into it, I would recommend thinking of it more as an adventure retreat than a traditional yoga retreat. But that's what makes it so great and unique. You get to rent/borrow/buy a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and venture to an alpine lake, push your limits on the Via Ferrata, and explore locals-only waterfalls with Natalie as your guide. But if those aren't your jam, go get a massage at one of Telluride's many spas or enjoy a quite spot on a river or lake or find a coffee shop and soak in a good book . . . the options are endless! You get to make the retreat whatever you need, and there's no judgment based on the choices that you make. I appreciate that Natalie is not a micro-manager and really allows you to take the reigns based on your wants and needs. I will definitely be back for another retreat with Natalie in the future! Enjoy your adventure, friends!
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