Retreats at Restorative Strides are a rustic step back in time. The old granary from the early 1900s has been turned into a common area for visitors. The horse paddocks have antique wheels decorating them. Walk around and see the other old buildings from the late 1800s. Enjoy imagining what it was like to be a homesteader as you look at the sweeping views. Breathe in and enjoy the sound of the wind, the birds chirping and the horses eating. You will be amazed as you look up at night to see the thousands of stars there to hold your wishes.
1. Where do I fly into?
Great Falls is the closest airport to Restorative Strides. The airport is small and easy to get into and out of. When you land in Great Falls, you will enjoy the easy 90 minute drive out to the ranch. The views are vast and the history is rich.
There are multiple options within a three hour drive of the ranch. Billings and Bozeman airports are easy to fly into and are a three hour beautiful drive away from the ranch.
2. Where do we sleep?
Retreat goers will be sharing common sleep spaces. We have a bunk room in the Granary that will sleep 4 and the Hen House has beds for 2. There is a glamping tent with 2 beds. Pictures to come in the following months. If you need the privacy of your own space while at your retreat, please reach out and let us know when signing up. We have the capability to accommodate you as well.
3. What do I need to bring?
Boots are important to keep your feet safe. The weather is varied in Central Montana and depending on the time of year. We will be outside for most of our retreat as weather allows. A good hat and sunscreen are a must. A list of packing suggestions will be sent to you in your welcome packet after registration.
4. I am not an equestrian and/or am scared of horses. Is this retreat still for me?
Absolutely, yes. We have a gentle herd of horses that are on the smaller side. We also have minis that are great at partnering with humans for those that might be scared to be with a bigger horse.
5. Will we be riding the horses?
No. All of our work with the horses will be done on the ground. So if you are not an equestrian, you will be able to enjoy the healing powers of equine.