Meditation in Montana: A Restorative Ranch Retreat

Columbia Falls, MT, USA

NM
23 reviews
Jun 5 - 9, 2019
Group size: 7 - 14
Meditation in Montana: A Restorative Ranch Retreat
Columbia Falls, MT, USA

23 reviews

$1350
Deposit: $450
Jun 5 - 9, 2019
Group size: 7 - 14

About this trip

Namaste in the Northwest! Join Natalie Magee of Yogi Magee Expeditions 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 two 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 plan to carpool 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 added on to your total. A rental car is highly recommended, however for freedom and ease of travel. 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. The off season is the perfect time of year because the park crowds have dwindled and hiking trails will be less crowded. Mountain weather is unpredictable 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 in a shared room or private queen. There's the option to share a queen bed with a friend for a single bed price. Please specify roommate requests upon booking and we will try our best to accommodate all requests. Please note I can only put two people max to a room. 


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. 

Refund Policy

No refunds given unless Retreat is canceled. Travel insurance highly recommended. 


You can transfer your retreat to another participant for a $100 transfer fee. Offer only applies if it’s more than 60 days out from start of retreat. Natalie is under no obligation to find a replacement for you. 

Payment Plans Available upon request

Deposits cannot be split into multiple payments. All remaining balances due 60 days prior to start of retreat or participant may forfit their retreat spot and any money paid until that point. 

What’s included

  • All meals
    Breakfast, sack lunch and dinner. Special diets accommodated.
  • Four night stay
  • 5-6 yoga sessions
    Use of mats and props available.
  • Kayaks and canoes
  • On-site concierge
    Assisting in planning activities and hikes as well as building fires for us
  • Daily room refresh
  • Company on hikes
  • Custom Retreat Apparel
  • Airport Transfer
    Option to add on for $30 round-trip
  • Massage
  • Alcohol
    May bring your own!
  • Rental car
    Suggestion to share cost with other Retreat guests
  • Airfare
  • Any meals in town
    Sack lunch provided daily. If you choose to eat off property it is your responsibility. No refunds for uneaten meals given

Available Packages

Single Bed
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The Bunk house has 3 sets of twin 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

$1350
Deposit: $450
Queen Bed
only 3 left

 Have a private room all to yourself and relax and rejuvinate or book a bed with your best friend or family member/spouse and receive the single bed pricing. Contact me prior to booking to receive a discount code. Not sure if you can get your friend to come? Secure a queen bed then have them sign up later!

Contact me for discount code of $150 off each to share a bed.


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. There's also a separate house on the property with a queen bed. Participants will be placed in lodging based on availability. 

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


 

$1500
Deposit: $500

Available options

Airport transfer 12 left
$30

Your Organizer


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Natalie Magee
23 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

KJ
This is a wonderful trip for anyone who wants to explore a new place, get outside and see the beautiful Montana scenery, visit Glacier National park just minutes away, and be treated to gourmet cooking and a chance to meet new friends. Natalie makes traveling easy and so much fun with a flexible itinerary that she puts a lot of effort into planning. I love yoga and meditation, but I must say I'm still a beginner, and the biggest tip I'd like to pass on to others is that you don't have to be an experienced yogi, to have the time of your life on one of Natalie's retreats. Dancing Spirit Ranch is one of the prettiest places I've stayed. The hosts, Tyler and Robin, make the ranch a fabulous experience with their friendly hospitality and amazing dining options. One of the highlights are their surprise sack lunches! I can't wait to go back, I'll do this trip every year if I can!
LS
What a remarkable experience! Natalie’s positive energy is contagious and you can tell that she is in her element when she leads the retreats. We had an awesome group of people and the trip was filled with laughter and memories were made. I’m so glad I was “All-in” for this trip and embraced the motto #retreatyourself. I chose to partake in activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and also treated myself to a massage. Starting each day off with Yoga was refreshing. I experienced my first gong bath and it was impressive. The facilities and property at the ranch were stunning and the food was phenomenal. The ranch hosts Tyler and Robin were so accommodating for our group. I thoroughly enjoyed the retreat and left feeling refreshed and renewed. Here’s to more adventures with Yogi Magee Expeditions!
The trip exceeded my expectations. The surroundings were beautiful and lodging was very comfortable. The trip is not for hardcore, inflexible yogis. The yoga was not your traditional yoga with all the standard poises but was still challenging and provided room for relaxation and meditation. Natalie is great, funny, irreverent and made everyone feel like they were part of the group. I will definitely go on another retreat with Natalie.
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.
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