We are very excited about our 2021 return to Dancing Spirit Ranch which is just outside of Whitefish, Montana. Dancing Spirit is in the middle of northwest Montana’s legendary, recreational wonderland. The ranch surrounded by the peaks of Glacier National Park, Big Mountain (home to Whitefish Mountain Resort) and the Whitefish Range. The Flathead Valley is enormous and comprised of numerous lakes, wild and scenic rivers. In fact, Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi.
Our Montana retreat will focus on combining barre, yoga and outdoor adventure, enabling you to fully detach from the stresses of everyday life. Farm to table organic food prepared by the excellent ranch chef will get you energized for your daily yoga/barre classes and outside adventures. From hiking in Glacier National Park to whitewater rafting the Flathead River, this summer retreat is not to be missed!Come experience a mountain paradise with us to refresh your mind, body and spirit!
2021 Retreat Dates
Arrival Date: TBD
Check In: After 2:00 PM
Check Out: Before 12:00 PM
8 Days & 7 Nights
Part 1: Dancing Spirit Ranch
with Yoga / Barre / Meditation
Dancing Spirit Ranch sits on 160 acres with 5 miles of walking trails, 5 ponds, one of which is 14 acres, canoes, kayaks and paddle boards all on site. Alyssa and Tricia will be offering daily barre and yoga classes. Depending on the day there will be one or two classes as determined by the day's itinerary. If desired Tricia will offer meditation before or after yoga classes. These classes are suitable for all levels and are totally optional for friends or family who do not practice any of the above.
7 Nights at the Beautiful Dancing Spirit Ranch, Fully Updated with Modern Amenities.
Full Access to the Ranch's Amenities: 160 Acres, Lakes, Streams & Nature Paths
Enjoy Delicious, Fresh Organic Meals Prepared by a Private Chef (with Vegan Options)
Daily Yoga and Meditation Classes
Daily Yoga & Barre Classes at the Ranch’s Indoor Studio & Outdoor Options.
Explore the Sacred Sites Built Around The Ranch.
Enjoy Group Social Events Planned Throughout the Week.
Part 2: Whitefish &
Our Outdoor Adventures
This quaint, picturesque western town offers visitors a change from the fast-paced, hustle and bustle of urban life. Central Avenue is filled with a variety of quality restaurants, shopping and night life. All regional day trips are optional, but we have organized activities that we believe everybody will want to participate in! Our excursions will include a guided hike in the breathtaking Glacier National Park, a whitewater rafting adventure, and a fun filled day at the Whitefish Mountain Resort including zip lines, alpine slides, rope courses and more. No experience is necessary for any of the above activities and we will make sure you are well prepared for each!
We will have time to visit Whitefish and we have planned dinner out in this great town.
A Day Trip to Whitefish Mountain Resort
Our retreat includes a mountain lift to the summit and adventure activities.
Mountain Resort Adventure Activities
Our retreat includes an Adventure Package including Zip Lines, Alpine Slides & Hiking!
A Day Trip on the Flathead River
Enjoy a wild whitewater ride through the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.
A Day Trip to Glacier National Park
Our group has hired a private guide to take us deep into the one of America's greatest parks.
Time On Your Own
There will also be plenty of down time to explore other activities you may enjoy.
Ranch Features & Accommodations
Nestled within the ranch's natural sanctuary is a small compound of buildings that offer guests a wide variety of activities and meeting areas. The Barn houses a commercial kitchen, dining room, library and fireside sitting area. The Schoolhouse is an ideal meeting place for many types of classes and workshops, or it can simply be used as a recreation hall. The seven-bedroom bunkhouse has an Old West feel coupled with plush mattresses and warm Pendleton blankets. The Little White House is a former schoolmarm’s cottage that borders the 14-acre pond. This quaint village is the perfect base for all your pursuits of the ranch's activities.
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Other Misc. Amenities
*Wifi * Iron & Ironing Board * Hair Dryer * Organic Bath Products * Indoor Fireplace * Outdoor Fire Pit * Yoga Props * Ping Pong Table * Horseshoes * Corn Hole* *Walking Trails * Canoe * Kayaks * Paddle Boards * Fishing Poles * Access to Whitefish River * Hammocks * Library * Crystal Singing Bowls * Variety of Instruments*
Selecting Your Room at The Ranch
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This unique, stable-like building has seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and three lounge areas surrounding the central hall with its clerestory ceiling.
The bunkhouse is just steps away from the dining and recreation facilities.
Each bedroom has a large window-wall faced with weathered barnwood and hand-plastered walls elsewhere
The shared bathrooms offer showers or a relaxing tub to soak away the day’s exertions.
The rooms are outfitted with a queen, twins or bunk beds and covered with organic cotton sheets and thick Pendleton blankets.
The sitting lounges provide a choice of places for conversation or reading in easy chairs, loveseats and couches.
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 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.
There is a full kitchen and dining area.
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.
The Cedar House is near the ranch gate and is a few minutes walk from the main ranch compound.
THE LITTLE WHITE HOUSE
This one bedroom cottage is right beside the large pond. It was once located a mile away next to the Halfmoon Schoolhouse. It was built as the schoolmarm’s living quarters.
The front porch was extended to take advantage of the mountain views across the pond.
The living room has wicker furniture with comfy cushions and a small eating area.
Waking up in the queen bed as the sun rises over the mountaintop and shines in the window is an exhilarating experience you won’t want to miss.
Once the cottage was moved, a new bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette were added.
The large porch has a dining table and wrought iron patio seating. This little house is in the village, yet feels like a world of its own.
How To Register & Book Your Room For This Retreat
We have exclusive use of Dancing Spirit Ranch and all its amenities for our week stay. This retreat is open to everyone. No one is required to participate in any of our scheduled barre or yoga classes or other group events. This open approach makes our retreats great for your non-yogi/non exercising friends, spouses, and family members, who might want to vacation with you but are concerned about the exercise component.
Solo travelers are welcome as well. We have singles prices for our rooms that have one queen bed. For solo travelers looking for roommates, we create a list of single travelers and make introductions as they become available. Once folks have selected a roommate, the reservation process can proceed normally with a room selection from the available inventory. Rooms are allocated on a first pay - first serve basis. Each retreat participant must pay a deposit of $500.00 to secure a room reservation. Room pricing is as follows.
Retreat Package Pricing
The Bunkhouse - has 7 bedrooms with 4 shared bathrooms (these bathrooms are all located in one area and are private individual bathrooms so when you are in, you are in alone) and all bedrooms accommodate 2 people. Additionally there is a treatment room for spa services and 2 lounge areas.
Bunkhouse Rooms - Cost Per Person (PP):
The Cedar House - has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, 1 queen and 1 twin bedroom share a bathroom, 2 bedrooms have their own bathrooms. This space also has a kitchen, large living room with a wood burning fireplace as well as a private porch and lawn. The Cedar House is a 5 minute walk to the main ranch village.
Cedar House Rooms - Cost Per Person (PP):
The Little White House - has 1 bedroom with a queen bed and 1 full bathroom. This cottage also has a kitchen, living room as well as a large porch with an amazing view. The Little White House is located adjacent to the main ranch village.
The Little White House Room - Cost Per Person (PP):
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I Want To Come But I Need Help To Find A Roommate First
If you are a solo traveler, but don't want a single room, this is the best option for you. No deposit money is required at this time; just complete our Need A Roommate Survey below. This will place you on a Roommate Wanted list. As other people join introductions will be made based on appropriateness in part determined by your survey answers. If successful finding a compatible roommate, you can then start the room reservation process.
I Need More Information - Please Contact Me
If you have questions regarding the room reservation process or you require additional information about the retreat, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for answers. Just complete the Inquiry Survey below, and we will get back to you within 24 hrs. to provide whatever information you may need.
Terms & Conditions
Rooms are allocated on a first pay - first serve basis. Each retreat participant must pay a deposit of $500.00 to secure a room reservation.
A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required for every retreat participant. This deposit guarantees your room reservation until the Final Balance Payment Date.
Final Balance Payment Deadline – June 1st, 2021
All retreat package balances must be paid in full by June 1st, 2021. Retreat participants have the option of paying the balance off in one lump sum or by using our installment plan. This plan divides the balance due into equal monthly installments beginning the month following your deposit payment and ending no later than June 1st, 2021. Beyond this deadline, the reservation may be cancelled, the deposit(s) forfeited, and the room may be allocated to the wait-list and/or put back on sale.
In the event you must cancel your trip, your entire payment will be refunded less the $500.00 deposit, if your cancellation is made before May 1st, 2020. Should you need to cancel after this date, for whatever reason, we will not be able to provide a refund or credit. However, we permit the transfer of your deposit or reservation to another person, assuming this transfer is acceptable to any roommates affected and that Twisters is given 30 days advanced notice to determine feasibility. No partial refunds or credits will be given for participants who arrive late or depart early on the retreat. For this reason we recommend that all retreat participants purchase travel insurance that allows for trip cancellations.
Travel Insurance: Strongly Recommended
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance in the case of any unexpected events or changes to your plans before or during your trip. Please review all policies carefully to ensure you get the coverage you want, including: trip cancellation or delay, personal property loss, medical treatment and emergency medical evacuation. The policies that offer "Cancel for Any Reason" benefits often require that you purchase this insurance within two weeks of your trip's first expense, i.e. the deposit. Use this link to review different travel insurance options and companies, Reviews.com - Travel Insurance.
Health & Liability Waiver
We require that all trip participants sign a good health & liability waiver in order to join this retreat.
What’s Included in the Price:
8 Days & 7 Nights of Accommodations
Use of All Ranch Facilities
Daily Barre & Yoga Classes (Mats & Props Provided)
All Breakfast, Lunches & Dinners at the Ranch
Use of Kayaks & Canoes on property
Daily Maid Service
Day Trip 1: Guided Hike of Glacier National Park
Day Trip 2: Whitewater Rafting Trip
Day Trip 3: Visit to Whitefish Mountain Resort for hiking, ziplines, alpine slides, and a chairlift ride to the Summit of Big Mountain.
Airport Pickup & Drop-off
All Local Transportation For All Group Day Trips
What’s Not Included in the Price:
Travel to Glacier Park Intl. Airport (FCA)
Travel Insurance (Recommended)
Any food or beverage consumed off of the ranch.
1 Lunch at Whitefish Mountain Resort.
1 Dinner Out in Whitefish.
Optional Excursions: Cycling, Golfing, Horseback Riding and more...
Optional Onsite Wellness Treatments (Massage, Acupuncture, Cranial Sacral, etc)
Misc: Souvenirs & Alcoholic Beverages
Ranch Staff Gratuities