With 5400 acres to explore we’ll set off on the trail to take in the flora and fauna of this incredible natural landscape. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges and rolling pastoral farmland for miles. You may even wish to trek up to one of the property’s vistas for a 360 degree view.
Enjoy daily yoga by Om On’s Becky Eschenroeder. Expect a creative sequence of standing postures, blending in other movement modalities, along with heart opening back bends and restorative savasana. Opportunities will be provided to both modify and enhance within the practice and Becky will be there to support in any way she can. All practices will be held onsite at Grey Cliffs Ranch. Typically we begin our mornings inside in the great room, as it’s typically chilly still, and take our evenings outside on the wrap around deck or on grass near the trout pond. There is simply no better way to immerse in the elements as we practice beneath the big sky of Montana, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and take in the incredible scenery beyond.
Horseback ride in Yellowstone Park
Located approximately 2 hours from the Ranch is famed Yellowstone National Park. We’ll be transporting to the trailhead there where you’ll meet your trusty companion for the day. On horseback we will ride into the park and explore trails that take you into the beauty and wildness of this incredible landscape. A stop for picnic lunch trailside and plenty of photo ops will round out this day trip. The ride is all-levels and our guides will do their best to ensure each rider’s comfortability.
Private Cooking Class with Ranch Head Chef, Rory Kain
Rory is a“Montana native who brings passion and enthusiasm to the ranch’s kitchen, as an 8 year veteran of the restaurant industry. After attending culinary school in Boulder, Colorado, he returned to Montana, eventually serving as an Executive Chef in his home town of Great Falls. Rory’s menus are based around seasonal Montana ingredients and variations on traditional dishes. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and backpacking in Montana’s vast designated wilderness areas.” Join Rory on retreat as you learn some culinary skills and prepare a meal to share with other retreaters.
Pottery Decorating Class
Explore your creative and artistic side with a pottery decorating class in the ranch’s pottery studio hosted by Licia Lucas-Pfadt. “With a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in ceramic arts, Licia has 19 years of experience making and teaching pottery. Guests can use colorful under-glazes to decorate porcelain cups, mugs, bowls, trivets, and tile wall decorations, all handmade by Licia at Grey Cliffs Ranch. Licia will then clear glaze and fire the pieces, and ship them back home to guests. Check out Licia’s online shop at www.liciapfadt.etsy.com”
Add Ons at Grey Cliffs Ranch
Trout ponds: A one acre pond just off the lodge lawn holds huge rainbow trout. Our second three acre pond is a short drive to the other side of the ranch. It is also known for having quality rainbow trout. We have some fly rods available for guests to use for catch and release fishing. No charge.
Pottery Wheel Throwing: We will be decorating pottery on our retreat, but also you may try your hand at hand building and wheel throwing as additional options, starting at $100.
Massage: On site massages are available through a great licensed therapist Amy Feddes. She will come out to the lodge and do massage on site. Her rate is $120.00 per hour with a two hour minimum.
Mountain Biking: We can rent the latest full suspension mountain bikes from a shop in Bozeman and have them here for you to ride. The 5,200 acre ranch offers miles of back roads perfect for moderate to active mountain biking. Rental fee: $60.00 per bike per day
Tubing the river: A popular summer activity with the locals. We have inflatable tubes you are welcome to use to float the gentle Madison river. $25.00 each per dayGuided fly fishing trips: Primarily from drift boats on the Madison, Gallatin, and Yellowstone rivers. Our rate is $550.00 for a full day for one or two anglers and $425.00 for a half day. This includes lunches, fly rod rental, terminal tackle, & flies.