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Feathered Pipe Ranch: Retreat Under the Big Montana Sky

Unwind at this ranch in the Rock Mountanis.
By Alexis Adams
September/October 2005
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Nestled in thousands of acres of pristine Rocky Mountain forest near Helena, Montana, Feathered Pipe Ranch offers holistic workshops and respite from the harried pace of life.

Connect with nature: Feathered Pipe Ranch shoulders up to a sparkling lake where you can canoe, kayak or swim. Take an early morning hike, set up house in a comfortably appointed tipi or yurt, and be lulled to sleep by the wind moving through the ponderosa pines. (Log cabins and dorm rooms are also available.)

Learn and renew: From May through October, Feathered Pipe Foundation offers weeklong and weekend workshops in yoga, bodywork, belly dancing, and meditation at the ranch and its sister institution, the 8,000-acre Blacktail Ranch in Wolf Creek, Montana.

Food for the senses: Committed to maintaining a sustainable kitchen, the chef harvests herbs and berries from the retreat’s meditation gardens and sources organic foods from local and regional producers.

Pamper yourself: Try traditional Swedish and Esalen-style massage, hot stone therapy, acupuncture, and naturopathic and chiropractic consultations. Or use the sauna or soak in the spring-fed, chlorine-free hot tub.

Good deeds: Feathered Pipe Foundation also supports environmental and humanitarian causes, including the Tibetan Children’s Fund, and hosts a free annual retreat for HIV-positive people.

Learn more: (406) 442-8196; FeatheredPipe.com 



















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