Dancing Spirit Ranch has a wonderful collection of buildings to house and feed you, but its finest amenities can be found outdoors.
There are five ponds to explore. There are kayaks and canoes for floating on the largest, 14-acre pond. There is a forest to wander through. The trail system exceeds five miles over gentle terrain. Bird watching is a favored pastime as the tall grasses and ponds attract a wide assortment of winged life. There are seventeen benches along the way, each affording a different view of ponds, grassy valleys or rock formations. It is most engaging to wonder why each particular bench site was chosen.
The ranch’s surrounding mountains dominate the trails, and there are astounding views through the notch into the Great Bear Wilderness and Glacier Park. Over 1000 trees have been planted and the turning leaves provide a wealth of fall colors. Wintertime provides a chance to cross country ski and snowshoe throughout the ranch. Sometimes it is even possible to skate on the frozen ponds.
THE SECRET GARDEN
Hidden on the property is a walled garden that is entered through a brick covered moongate. Willow-covered walls enclose its geometrical pathways and flowerbeds while the sound of falling water is produced by a series of troughs cascading down and flowing into the pond. Blooming perennials and annual flowers provide colors and scents that awaken all of your senses. Teak benches placed throughout give visitors a choice of places to sit and absorb the sights, sounds, and smells. This is a very special place that invites discovery, stillness and solitude.
We want our guests to relax and enjoy the big sky, so we work hard to ensure our visitors don’t have to lift a finger. Every person's reason for traveling to Montana is unique, so we ask our guests to fill out a questionnaire of desires and needs upon arrival so we are always prepared. Whether a group wants a motorized tour of the property at sunset or an evening cooking s’mores by the fire under the stars, we want to do what we can to help you enjoy your experience in this magical place we call home.
Included in all of our group rentals is our concierge service. As a local family living in the Flathead Valley for over 25 years, we love to share our playground and help create memories that will last a lifetime. We are avid travelers that know how stressful it can be to book excursions that fit everyone’s needs, so let us help you plan the perfect Montana experience.
Additionally, daily chef service for up to three meals a day can be included. Let us take your stay to the next level as you dine on delicious cuisine throughout your daily activities. Whether you gander into the barn for a hearty breakfast after your morning yoga class or we pack a picnic for your hike in Glacier Park, your taste buds will be happy and stress levels low.