Imagine yourself horseback, your group riding quietly through a magnificent valley toward a looming vista. The rich smell of grass, leather, and wildflowers surround you as you feel the warm sun on your neck and shoulders. It pierces the cloudless, baby blue sky.
In the distance, coyotes tease the dogs who accompany you, their sole job to protect horse and rider. You’ve never been this close to a coyote before, but then, before yesterday, you’d never seen a moose or buffalo, either.
The warm breeze and the horse’s steady gait lull you into an altered state. You notice your breath is slow and full. You can’t remember the last time you felt this relaxed, this present. You feel easy in the saddle, alert but grounded, one with your horse, as he carefully picks his way up the rocky trail to the overlook.
You can’t believe your eyes. Beneath you, across the horizon for as far as you can see, is the stunning beauty of Yellowstone National park.
The retreat takes place at the iconic B Bar Ranch, a working cattle ranch and retreat center which hosts a few lucky guests each year. Nestled in the Tom Miner Basin, the B Bar’s stunning landscape, shaped by glaciers and volcanoes, boasts a legacy of mountains, rivers and lakes.
The B Bar is the perfect spot to drop in and drop down. At home you often feel stressed and anxious, exhausted by the pressure you put on yourself to do it all. You worry about your never ending to-do list, your parents care, your latest work project, your relationships, and your expanding midriff. You chronically feel wired and tired.
On the ranch, our goal is the opposite: to do less. Learning how to pause, receive, and allow yourself to be nurtured is a lesson best taught by nature.
Immersed in her grandeur, you’ll learn how to feel more deeply, respond to life in the moment and accept your imperfections to trade that Super Hero cape for grounded authenticity. And that’s a superpower you just can’t fake.
The activities, fellowship and group teachings on this retreat combine to create a magical and soulful alchemy- a respite from the nose, distraction and stress of everyday life, and a bridge to deep renewal.
You’ll journey inward to a place you might recognize but haven’t had the chance to visit lately: that still quiet place of inner knowing. You have everything you need and you are everything you need to be.
Going on retreat is a way to invest in your value and self-care. It’s a necessary and healing way to honor your value and self-worth.
Because we are revealed not only through our accomplishments and daring adventures, but also by the butterfly lilting above the wildflower, and the sweet smell grass in the morning.
Yellowstone National Park was the world’s first national park and is one of America’s most famous thanks to the Old Faithful Geyser and Grand Prismatic Spring.
The B Bar Ranch is just 30 miles away from the east entrance of the park. If you choose to include it, we can arrange a professionally guided tour of the park.
You’ll have the opportunity to see grizzly and black bears, thousands of wild bison, packs of wolves, giant waterfalls, and the largest concentration of active geysers on Earth. If you’ve never experienced this national treasure, let this be the trip you choose to!
Daily adventures include morning meditation, mindful movement, and hiking some of the most beautiful terrain on Earth. Your hikes will challenge you physically but feed you spiritually.
This picture was taken in the B Bar’s back yard.
Saddle up and explore the wild flowers, wildlife and impressive landscape of the Tom Minor Basin. Our gentlemen cowboy guides are not only handsome, but caring, knowledgeable and playful enough to put even the most skittish rider at ease. Climb on and ride for an experience you’ll remember all of your life.
The B Bar Ranch is the natural habitat for Grizzly bears. You may even spy a momma bear and cubs in the distance. Each evening, the road to the ranch fills with tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of a bears or a moose. As a guest of the ranch, you’ll have the best view of all!
Montana offers a vast array of fun-filled adventures for your enjoyment. Saddle up for a half day trail ride on horseback or ride the rapids as you go white water rafting on the Yellowstone River.
Closer to home there’s always amazing opportunities to observe and photograph wildlife on the ranch as it is home to grizzly bears, moose, deer, and elk.
You’ll be getting plenty of exercise and adventure, but we’ve also scheduled in plenty of downtime for you to relax and unwind on this retreat.
Wake up early to enjoy the breathtaking sunrise; greet the day with a steaming mug of fresh-ground, organic coffee. Wander out to the big lodge porch and plant yourself in rocking chair for a long, lazy read. Or cozy up in front of the lodge’s stone fireplace with your journal for some soul filling reflection.
Take time to observe the wild life. Look around you. Allow the healing power of nature to move you. You are witness to one of the most pristine and sacred valleys on Earth.
The ranch has a spacious modern yurt for movement and mediation.
You’ll have the option to begin each day with breathing exercises and grounding awareness through mindful movement.
This will help keep you feeling Zen and flexible, unwinding muscles that may feel tight or sore after your adventures.
You’ll also have the opportunity to book a massage or energy session in your cabin or lodge room. And there’s a hot tub a short walk from the cabins for soaking and stargazing.
You don’t have to be married to enjoy the benefits of going on a retreat; neither do you need to be experiencing problems or hardships. Taking a retreat with our significant other or best friend can be beneficial no matter the stage of the relationship. By spending intentional time with our friends and partners in unique and engaging settings, we can develop deeper connection and rekindle lost closeness and intimacy.
Nature has a powerful way of pulling us into the present. The wilderness compels us not only to observe what is beautiful about the world, but what is beautiful about our selves, our relationships, and our lives.
Sharing this retreat with your best friend is an experience you’ll both treasure for years. Celebrate your friendship, your history, and your good luck to be nurtured together by the rugged beauty of Paradise Valley and the Tom Minor Basin.
Eating clean, wholesome food is a struggle for many women due to the pace and demands of work and home. The stress of shopping and preparing meals often robs us of the very pleasure we seek from eating.
At the ranch, the B Bar Chef does all the cooking, cleaning, and planning so you can relax and be nurtured with farm-to-table meals each day.
If you’re interested, the ranchers are available to tour the ranch and share what is involved in the stewardship of this land, its natural resources, and how they strive to attain agricultural sustainability.
Imagine sitting beneath the full moon, the smell of the campfire and hot chocolate wafting up your nose. You’re dressed warm for the cooler night temperatures, the fire keeping you warm and toasty.
The moon is full and you enjoy the company of your friends around the dinner table, sharing a delicious meal under the stars. You laugh, share stories and marvel at the discoveries this retreat has brought to you.
After dinner, we gather in circle to gaze at the marvel of the night sky. We marvel a the way this experience motivates us to expand into a more vibrant and joyful future of our creation.
In words spoken (and unspoken), we hear each another. And in that ripe silence, we know we’ll never forget this circle, these people, this feeling; this moment in time.
The ranch has six roomy A frame cabins. each with two king sized beds, one located on the main floor and the other upstairs in the loft. There’s a shared bathroom, sitting area and private private.
The cabins are a minute’s walk from the lodge and sit amongst an aspen grove, facing the pond with Sheep Mountain providing a stunning backdrop.
All rooms are a short stroll away from an open air hot-tub, where you’ll enjoy unparalleled celestial viewing.
There are 6 semi-private cabins.
** If you have a group of close friends and want to share a cabin, we can split the cabin into 4 twin sized beds- 2 downstairs and 2 in the loft.
The cabins will go fast so if you have a group that is committed, grab your cabin fast.
With its log furniture, large dining room, warm great room, stone fireplace and sunny southern-facing deck, the lodge is where we meet for meals and fellowship.
The lodge also has three private rooms available. One of these can accommodate two people in separate beds by request.
Explore and you’ll find cozy nook where percussion instruments, games, puzzles, and a small library reside. Dive into one of the numerous novels by Montana authors provided for you during your stay, or wander out onto the spacious grand view porch with views up Paradise Valley and of Emigrant Peak to enjoy the beautiful sunrise.
Total Guest Accommodations:
LODGE: (2) private rooms.
CABINS: 6 semi-private cabins (up to 4 people)
Please be aware of our cancellation policy: Full refunds for trip are available until May 15, 2021. Between May 16 and July 15th you will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refunds after July 16, 2021 as we have reserved the entire B Bar Ranch for our group and they need commitment.
If for some reason, the B Bar cancels our trip, you will be refunded in full. For all other concerns, we highly suggest you purchase travel insurance. Here are two reputable and affordable options.: World Nomads and Insure My Trip.
If you have any questions about the cancelation policy or trip insurance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org