We are so stoked for our upcoming retreat at Grey Cliffs Ranch in Montana! Our sweet friend, Om On’s very own Becky Eschenroeder, will be leading this magical experience. We caught up with Becky to chat a bit about her favorite things in Montana. In addition to her top 10 picks for things to see and do while you’re in Big Sky Country, she was kind enough to share some of the beautiful thoughts Montana has inspired in her.
They are calling again… I can hear their steady song in my heart and I can feel their power and pulse in my veins. The rivers that flow through them are my blood… The closer I get, the more peace I feel above, below, within and without… They are calling again… I can taste the air that whispers through the branches and the leaves of the sage and the aspens; rooting me into EVERY moment of Now. The smell of life penetrates with depth as I inhale “Yes!” to this sweet existence… Exhale. They are calling again… And I must go.
1. Cinnamon Mountain Lookout: Registered as a National Historic Lookout, this hike offers some of the most stunning views in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It’s a challenging hike with quite a few switchbacks, but the reward is more than worth it!
2. Beehive Basin: At the end of this steep 3.3 mile trail is Beehive Basin, a glacial cirque featuring a beautiful lake and amazing views of Lone Peak. If you’re there in the spring or summer, you’ll see some of the prettiest wildflowers in the West.
3. Hungry Moose: Part deli, part upscale convenience store, Hungry Moose has one of the best espresso bars in Bozeman. Stop in for a breakfast burrito to get your day started right.
4. Lotus Pad: You might think you can’t get delicious, authentic Thai food in the mountains, but you’d be wrong. Lotus Pad puts an emphasis on organic and local ingredients wherever they’re available. Don’t miss the Asian nachos.
5. PLONK Wine: Unwind after a day of adventuring and exploring with one of PLONK’s craft cocktails. There are plenty of tasty options on the menu for plant-based folks and omnivores alike!
6. Dari Rasa Trunk Show: If you left your favorite crystals or essential oils at home, Dari Rasa has you covered. They also feature jewelry, pendulums, and so many other things that are good for the spirit.
7. Big Sky Farmers Market: From June to September, local farmers and artisans sell their very best at the Big Sky Town Center. While you’re there, check out the shops and restaurants in the town center.
8. Ekam Yoga: You might not be heading to Montana on a yoga retreat, so it’s always good to know where you can get a little bit of zen. This is the best place to bliss out in Bozeman.
9. Yellowstone National Park: There’s more to Yellowstone than you can fit into one trip, but exploring the Montana section is a good place to start. If you’re in or near Bozeman, you can’t miss it.
10. Glacier National Park: On the other side of the state, Glacier is home to some of the most gorgeous views in the country. Going-To-The-Sun Road is an absolute can’t-miss.
We’re so grateful to Becky for sharing these spots with us. If you’re interested in even more of our Montana faves, check out this post. Montana is full of wild, natural beauty that you truly can’t find anywhere else, and we can’t wait to share it with you soon.
I will never forget the first time I saw her standing there, consuming me with her hypnotic stare. Resistance no longer existed as I surrendered my entire being to the sense of knowing