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

Columbia Falls, MT, USA

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

30 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
5 left

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


YM
Yogi Magee (Natalie)
30 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

Phenomenal trip!!! Well organized, great condo location and set up, so many activities to choose from. All around an amazing experience. highly recommend everyone trying! Life changing and for all fitness levels.
AU
I had the most amazing time! From the moment we arrived and Michelle was there to greet us, to the accomodations, the activities, and the last farewell. Future trips with Natalie are in my plans and I appreciate all the organization and ability to easily go with the flow when weather didn't do what we wanted. Thank you Natalie!!
JF
Thank you, Natalie! Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed Telluride and all the wonderful activities you had planned for us. What a beautiful setting to relax and rejuvenate! You know how to create the perfect balance of adventure, fun, and relaxation!
If you are looking for an amazing, transformative retreat, you have found it! From day 1 of connecting with Natalie about whether I could/should sign up for this retreat, she showed wonderful communication skills and kindness. I was flying into Denver from out of state and her assistance helped me connect with other retreat goers so that I could carpool from Denver to Telluride. Her kindness, organization and professionalism continued as I stepped foot into the main condo on night 1 of the retreat. In addition, her positive energy allowed us all to connect on night 1 for what would be a trip of a lifetime with other adventure seeking ladies. Natalie plans a copious amount of adventure activities, yet respects your decision to do as much or as little as you'd like. However, coming from out of state, I didn't want to miss a thing and I am glad that I did ALMOST everything. The only activity that I did not participate in was the paragliding. I am ok with that knowing I hope to sign up for this retreat again. :) As each day and adventure came and went, I kept thinking to myself, this just keeps getting better and better! (SUP, Mountain biking to the brewery, Via Ferrata, Terrace Happy Hour/Yoga, Telluride Hike, Wine tasting, Dinner at FloraDora) The yoga she led was relaxing, transformative, and appropriately challenging for me. She knew with each day what kind of practice would best serve our groups' needs. The scenery and locations of her yoga were absolutely beautiful! I went as a solo traveler and felt like a part of a family when I left. I had a wonderful trip that was refreshing and inspiring. I learned so much about life and myself during this adventure and for that I am forever grateful. Thank you Natalie! If it weren't for you, none of this would be possible. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in adventure, finding much needed time for yourself, loves nature and enjoys being a part of a group of ladies who are ready for fun!
AK
My first time to Telluride didn't disappoint...a non stop adrenaline fueled trip backed with beauty and some yoga to bring you back to center. The via Ferrata and paragliding in such a painfully beautiful place was surreal and I feel like the luckiest person in the world. The accommodations were lovely right on the river and the town in well kept and adorable. Everyone should take this retreat!
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KN
I have gone on two retreats now with Natalie and plan on doing a third (and possibly 4th) next year. The experiences she puts together and the people that she attracts to these retreats are what make them exceptional. Her approach to yoga and adventure is all about self empowerment, you won't find any snobby yoga egos here. If you don't do yoga regularly, you will be fine. If you don't hike regularly, you will be fine. Natalie creates an environment where you feel comfortable, safe and empowered. If you are on the fence, just book it. You will walk away from it with so much more than any other vacation. You will come away from the retreat realizing things about yourself you never knew you were capable of. You will not be disappointed!
By Kimberly Nelson on Aug 06, 2019