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2021 Cowgirl Retreats


Looking for a beautiful place in the mountains of Montana to spend time with horses, connect with nature, explore and unwind?

And not only that bit of heaven, but scrumptious ranch cooked meals and time to kick back and relax in a cabin with a view.

Are you looking for great horseback riding AND an opportunity to see life differently?

Bonanza Creek is inviting you to an ADVENTURE with a horse.  Listening to your horse is easy and natural in this pristine land. You will become aware of how horses know you so well, how they help us be our best selves.  They have no expectations or prejudices.

Horses, big sky country, new friends, ah-ha moments   . . . . .   what a way to get away.  

Oh, and by the way, prepare to be enlightened.


“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, 

and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.” 

–author unknown

2021 RetreatsBonanza Creek Country Guest Ranch Montana

August 1 – 5, 2021 – Led by June Voldseth and Linda Bruce – MORE>

August 8 – 12, 2021Led by June Voldseth and Linda Bruce – MORE>

Each day starts with a good hearty breakfast and is filled with horses, either out riding, in the arena or the round pen.

An intermediate level of riding ability is required in our rugged beautiful country.

Bring your own family and friends to share the experience, or come on your own and make new lifelong friends. Retreats are exclusive and limited to 8 people.

Rates include your cabin, all meals, riding, coaching, all activities, and time to relax and breathe in that fresh mountain air. You may be sharing a cabin with a new friend you haven’t yet met.

CLICK HERE to Check out our cabins: Bonanza Creek Lodging

If you are flying to Montana, we recommend the Bozeman airport.

Covid19 – We feel it is easy to social distance here. However, in 2020, when it was not, we rearranged the dining room, set tables up outdoors, sanitized the kitchen, lodge and cabins, and asked everyone to wear masks or social distance when necessary. We cleaned the saddles and all tack daily. We will see what 2021 brings and will take safety precautions as needed. Until then, please stay safe.


Coaching is included with the Retreats.  Come and enjoy all Bonanza Creek has to offer and enhance your life at the same time.  It is not a process of going over past history, but rather moving forward with new knowledge and choices, learning to respond, not react. You already know the answers to change your life in whichever way you choose.  In EGC (Equine Gestalt Coaching) the coach and horse work together with you towards your future goals, the horse keeping us always in our truth.


Our coaches are trained and certified under the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method® and are graduates of the Touched By a Horse Program, which is a highly comprehensive two year program.  Touched By A Horse and the EGC Method® were both developed by Melisa Pearce, a core founder since 1989, of the horse-human healing movement.  This method involves the horse as an active partner with the coach.  The horse’s interaction combined with positive coaching, somatic awareness, and Gestalt methodology helps the client examine their life and choices with focus on a positive future.


You can book through a phone call to Bonanza Creek 406 572-3366 (winter) and 406 572-3396 (summer) or online at Cowgirl Retreat Reservations

Visit our Photo Gallery to see more of the Bonanza Creek experience

If there is a heaven for horses and people, it must be here.  – Jean, Belgium 

In my Retreat journey, there was new healing for an old wound to my soul that I had believed was long healed.  In addition, there was the peace that spoke to me in the sound of the wind in the trees, the sun shining on the mountaintops in the distance, the moon lighting up my cabin at night, and the exhilaration of steady and strong horseflesh under me as we galloped across open meadows. The experience forever changed me.  – Gail

Beautiful people. God’s Country for sure.   – Amanda

June provided a safe and comforting environment where we all could talk openly and honestly about anything.  The group and the horses worked wonders together. I walked away having found peace, a renewed sense of purpose and a whole new group of friends that I consider family.   – TC from Georgia

This does my heart and soul good.  – LouAnn

If you are looking for a piece of Heaven on Earth, the women’s retreat at Bonanza Creek Country is it. I have spent many years trying to learn self compassion and kindness with very little success. The week at the retreat this past August turned this completely around.  – W Hoover, Canada

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