The Farmers Daughter Fibers

Hand Dyed Fibers in The Last Best Place


This year's retreat is sold out...stay posted for the Montana Mountain Retreat, summer of 2019.

Dates: The retreat runs from Thursday afternoon, June 14 through breakfast on Sunday, June 17

Costs are all-inclusive with the exception of transportation and alcohol and include:

Lodging: Each guest room/cabin has its own full bathroom with a shower behind closed privacy doors.  All linens and towels are provided.  All beds are full/queen sized.  The Izaak Walton Inn is listed as a National Historic Landmark.  In keeping with the era in which the lodge was built, TV's, telephones, elevators, air conditioning and in-room coffee makers are not available.  Due to the remote location of the lodge, no cell service is available within a 30-mile radius.  Telephone booths are available for guest use and are located at both hotel entrances. Complimentary guest wi-fi is available in the Main Lobby and at the Flagstop Bar.

Meals: Meals are provided Thursday evening through Sunday morning (dietary needs will be met by the chef if arranged in advance), as well as afternoon tea and treats.  A cash bar will be available each evening.

Activities: Our intention is for this weekend be a retreat in the truest sense, so the only planned activity for all of our guests is the three-hour Colorwork Cowl class each morning with Caitlin Hunter.  In this class, participants will design and knit a one of a kind cowl using their choice of specially curated colors of the Farmer's Daughter Fibers mini skeins.  The remainder of our time will be spent relaxing, knitting and socializing.  For participants who prefer to stay busy, our staff will be on hand to encourage exploration of the surrounding natural environment and learning new crafts.  Available activities will include day hikes on nearby trails, learning about local plants and their medicinal uses, and creating keepsakes from stones found along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.

Shopping: The Farmer's Daughter Fibers will have a pop-up shop on Sunday morning, and we invite and encourage all participants who are makers to bring their wares to sell as well!


Fees: The cost of this event is $900/person and is limited to individuals 16 and older.  

The set fee is for either a single room or a shared space.  Our single rooms are similar to a standard hotel room, and our shared spaces are cabins and converted cabooses. There is an option for someone traveling with a friend to share a single occupancy room and sleep in a twin bed.  This option has a reduced price of $750/each, and there are only 2 of these rooms available. All housing options are filled on a first come, first-served basis.


Transportation: FLIGHT - the closest airport is Glacier International. The Izaak Walton Inn is about a 45 minute drive.  Cars are available for rental at the airport.  If you wish to arrange carpooling with other participants, please contact us, and we will do our best to connect you with others who wish to do the same.  TRAIN - Amtrak's Empire Builder Route has a stop directly across from the Izaak Walton Inn.