Feathered Pipe Ranch: Retreat Under the Big Montana Sky

Nestled in thousands of acres of pristine Rocky Mountain forest near Helena, Montana, Feathered Pipe Ranch offers holistic workshops and respite from the harried pace of life.

Connect with nature: Feathered Pipe Ranch shoulders up to a sparkling lake where you can canoe, kayak or swim. Take an early morning hike, set up house in a comfortably appointed tipi or yurt, and be lulled to sleep by the wind moving through the ponderosa pines. (Log cabins and dorm rooms are also available.)

Learn and renew: From May through October, Feathered Pipe Foundation offers weeklong and weekend workshops in yoga, bodywork, belly dancing, and meditation at the ranch and its sister institution, the 8,000-acre Blacktail Ranch in Wolf Creek, Montana.

Food for the senses: Committed to maintaining a sustainable kitchen, the chef harvests herbs and berries from the retreat’s meditation gardens and sources organic foods from local and regional producers.

Pamper yourself: Try traditional Swedish and Esalen-style massage, hot stone therapy, acupuncture, and naturopathic and chiropractic consultations. Or use the sauna or soak in the spring-fed, chlorine-free hot tub.

Good deeds: Feathered Pipe Foundation also supports environmental and humanitarian causes, including the Tibetan Children’s Fund, and hosts a free annual retreat for HIV-positive people.

Learn more: (406) 442-8196; FeatheredPipe.com

Need Help? Call 1-800-234-3368