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!
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
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: 4 queen rooms/ 3 twin rooms/ 1 full-size bunkbed room/ 4 large shared bathroom
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 and twin room that share a bath
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.
Please email if you'd like to divide the payments up prior to the retreat. Please not deposit cannot be split into multiple payments.
You'll either be placed in the Bunk or Cedar house based on availability
Breakdown: Bunk house has 3 sets of twin beds and one set of bunk beds
Cedar House has 1 set of twin beds
Pricing is Per person.
You'll either be placed in the Bunk or Cedar house based on availability at time of booking.Please Email me if you'd like to share a queen bed with a friend prior to booking. I'll create you and your friend custom listings and a discount code to share a bed. Don't know if your friend will make it? Book a queen bed and have them sign up later!
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.
Breakdown: Bunk house has three queen beds
Cedar house has 1 queen bedroom with a private bath, 1 king/2 twin room with private bath, and one queen and twin room that share a bathroom