We are finally back with more Montana retreats! After taking a few years off of hosting in Big Sky Country we are very excited to partner with Ranches at Belt Creek for a true Montana experience!

 

When

 
We are offering 3 different retreat dates for 2023.
June 12th through the 15th (FULL)
August 2nd through the 5th
October 28th through the 31st

 

What is Included

Dinner, Brunch, Snacks for all days; wine and champagine for brunch and dinner
3 nights at Ranches at Belt Creek (30 miles outside of Great Falls, MT)
Cocktails and Cows (think drinks, horses, roping, and cowboys)
Transportation for a Day trip to Farmer's Daughter Fibers (the lux experience at your favorite destitation LYS!)
A stop by the FDF dye studio to walk through our dye process and dye 3 skeins of your own yarn, 3 different ways
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    *Airfare, transportation to and from the resort, and drinks beyond brunch and dinner not included


What You Can Expect

Our Big Sky Country retreats are designed to be a time to slow down and take a deep breath of that fresh Montana air. With 2 days and 3 nights we won't be offering specific knitting classes. This is truly a time to come together to knit, relax, and make new friends. We don't want to pack the schedule with more to-dos! This also helps us keep the price of the retreat down.

  • We will be waking up to beautiful sunsets, moving our bodies with rejuvenating yoga, eating amazing home cooked meals, taking a group trip into town to get the lux experience at The Farmer's Daughter Fibers Brick and Mortar, a stop by the dye studio to dye your own skeins of yarn, kicking up dust in the arena with local cowboys, and of course gathering to knit.

  • Accomodations will be in several different houses or cabins. We will be gathering in the Clubhouse or whatever house Candice is staying in.

  • June Retreat will include special guests, The Grocery Girls!

  • All of these experiences will encourage you to melt your stress away, invoke your inner wild child, and open your heart to new friends!

  • We will have between 20 and 30 guests, keeping it small enough for an intimate setting.



  • Rooms + Prices

Our accommodations at The Ranches at Belt Creek are split up into different properties; with a general Clubhouse where we will be having meals and gathering. Each retreat does have a little bit of a different set up as far as what houses and spaces we are accommodating. Here is the general breakdown of the room choices and prices PER PERSON.

Single King Single $2460

Queen Room Single $1960

Shared King Room: $1500 (these rooms are intended to be shared with a close friend)

Full/Queen Shared Room: $1960 (these rooms are 2 to 3 beds in one room)

Twin Shared Room: $1860 (these rooms are 2 to 3 beds in one room)

These retreats are GREAT for a group of friends. Please note on your registration if you are with a group and we will make sure to put you in the same home/cabin.



 

JUNE DATES ARE NOW FULL - USE REGISTRATION TO GET ON WAITING LIST


How to Sign Up

Registration is now open! Use the google form to register and we will get back to you within a few days!

Registration Fees are billed and due the following dates:

June Retreat: 1st half February 3rd, 2nd half April 1st

August Retreat: 1st half February 3rd, 2nd half April 1st.

October Retreat: 1st half April 1st, 2nd half July 1st.

 

If you are beyond these dates we will bill you upon signing up.

 

If you are going with a friend or family member you can both fill out a form (with everyone's information on each application) or just do 1 application, it is up to you!

Cancellation Policy: 80% refund up to 45 days of retreat. No refunds after 45 days unless a spot can be filled, then an 80% refund will be given.


 

FAQ

What airport do I fly into? The closest airport is Great Falls International Airport. You may also find deals in Bozeman or Missoula, both about 3 hours away. We recommend getting your airfare ASAP! Montana has become a very popular destination in the summers and prices go up quickly.

 

Is there transportation from the airport to the Ranches at Belt Creek? Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate group transportation. You will need to rent a car to get to the Ranch (amount 30 miles outside of Great Falls). We will be putting together a group chat via Slack so you can connect with other retreat members to possibly share cars and transportation. We will have group transportation for our day trip down. Please do not wait to rent a car, we often see rentals selling out!

 

Can I bring my spouse or children? We see this retreat as a way to getaway, relax and do some much needed selfcare by yourself or knitting friends. I know your husband/partner/boyfriend lifelong dream is to fish in Montana. However we are sharing houses with other guests and we ask that all husbands/partners/children sit this one out.

 

What if I would like to share a room, but don’t have a knitting friend to bring along? There will be an option on the google form to mark if you are OK with sharing a room with someone you don’t know yet!

I want to see more beyond the Ranch during my retreat! Is there time and places to do that? Yes! The first full day of the retreat we will be heading into town but the second day is much more easy breezy. There is great hiking really close to the Ranch that we can direct you to.

 

I have food allergies or dietary restrictions. Can the Ranch accommodate? Absolutely! There will be a spot on the google drive to list dietary needs.

 

I don’t think I want to do the yoga/cocktails and cowboys/town trip, can you discount my total for me? Prices are based upon a specific number of guests joining us and that includes accommodations, food, and activities. We cannot accommodate changes to prices based on what you may or may not want to join in on. This being said, you definitely don’t have to join any activity you don’t want to but it is included in the price and that won’t change.

 

Is the venue private? The venue is private, however there will be other groups and guests on site and in the Clubhouse. We look forward to meeting all sorts of new friends!

 

What should I bring and can I see the schedule of events? We will be sending out a packing list and tentative schedule closer to the retreat dates!

 

I didn’t get into the retreat. Is there a waiting list? A waiting list will automatically be created based on our first come, first serve policy with the google forms.

 

What is the cancelation policy? You are able to get an 80% refund within 45 days of retreat. No refunds after 45 days unless spot can be filled, then an 80% refund will be given.