Set down your to-do list and escape to the mountains.Schedule Your Retreat
Health and Safety
As COVID-19 continues to affect public gatherings, Camp Bighorn will be taking the following steps to provide a carefully crafted experience for every guest.COVID-19 Response
This weekend exceeded our expectations. Having activities and discussions coincide made it relative to real life. We definitely felt more like family than visitors.
I really had a chance to sit down and just be by myself, it was really refreshing.
We absolutely love it out there. It's a nice escape from Spokane. We look forward to coming back out soon.
Need A Break?
Book your next retreat at Camp Bighorn! Sleep in a cabin beneath the pines, watch bald eagles soar up and down the the Clark Fork River, and rest in the beautiful Montana Rockies. Meals are prepared by camp chefs and the coffee supply is endless. If you need a weekend away, contact our office to begin scheduling your retreat.Schedule Your Retreat
Camp Bighorn started as a dream in the late 1960's. Cliff Gustafson began looking for a property within a day's drive of Seattle, and he happened across this beautiful property in the Lolo National Forest, only one hour north of Missoula, Montana. After years of answered prayers and hard work, the former cattle ranch has been transformed into a refuge for everyone to find rest and restoration.
It's easy to get lost in the breathtaking scenery here, and our full-time staff team is happy to take care of all the weekend logistics so your group can relax and focus on other things.
Our facilities can accommodate groups of up to 200 people, and are available in the spring, fall, and winter. The Lodge has meeting spaces of various sizes and boasts a large fireplace surrounded by comfy leather couches. Overnight guests have the option to sleep in cabins, dorm rooms, RV/camper spots and tent campsites. The Camp Store is another staple, stocked with snacks and Bighorn merchandise for purchase.
The Lodge functions as both a dining hall and meeting area, accommodating up to 200 people downstairs and as many as 100 people upstairs. Our camp chefs have crafted a wonderful menu loaded with favorites, and special meals are available for those with allergies or dietary restrictions.
Inviting a guest speaker? Consider offering them the private suite available upstairs in The Lodge.
5 buildings, 10 rooms, 10 bathrooms and 80 beds total
Five duplex cabins rest beneath the giant pine trees at Camp Bighorn, each with a front porch. Bunk beds sleep 7-10 per room and guests must provide their own bedding.
1 building, 8 rooms, 2 shared bathrooms and 64 beds total
These have been constructed within the frame of a renovated farm building, and each room is equipped with bunk beds and cabinet storage. Rooms sleep up to 8 people and guests must provide their own bedding.
Laundry machines are conveniently located at the center of camp, with a folding table and hangers for temporary use.
Five RV/Camper spaces are available on-site with both water and electrical hookups. These spaces are surrounded by trees and sit just beneath the mountains. If you plan to bring an RV or camper, please call ahead to make a reservation as soon as possible. Sites tend to book quickly.
Note: grey water disposal is not available at Camp Bighorn
Because of our remote location, cell phone reception can be limited, and many enjoy the break from constant notifications. Spend your time playing in the ball field, strolling through the orchard, going for a personal best at the frisbee golf course, watching the kids on the playground or trying your hand at various other yard games.
For those who like to wander, we have multiple trails that lead to a tranquil pond, off-the-grid prayer cabin, or scenic views of the valley. Love sitting around a fire? Campfire rings are located near the cabins and just above the banks of the Clark Fork River.
Choose Your Adventures
Rest can be found in many different ways. For those interested in adding outdoor adventures to their retreat, many are available right on site. Availability depends on the weather, and each adventure has an added cost.
$25 / person
$30 / person
- White water rafting
- Static ropes courses (high and low courses)
- Mountain biking
- Rock climbing
- White water kayaking
- Guided hiking
- Stand up paddle boarding
- Challenge course
RETREAT Dates and Pricing
Retreats are available throughout the spring, fall, and winter. Specific dates and price quotes vary, so it is best to contact us and speak with a staff member. Some factors we consider in price quotes include group size, the number of meals needed, overnight housing, and other criteria.Speak with a Staff Member
Other Nearby Activities
National Bison Range
Located 30 minutes away, the National Bison Range is a National Wildlife Refuge established in 1908 to provide a sanctuary for the American bison. The NBR is one of the oldest National Wildlife Refuges in the United States. The size of the bison herd at the NBR is relatively small, numbering between 350 and 500. Today, the refuge serves as the central point for bison research in the United States.
Wild Horse Plains Golf Course is a 9-hole golf course with great views of the mountains and wide open fairways. Only 12 miles from Camp Bighorn with a relaxed and family friendly atmosphere. Trestle Creek Golf Course is another option, located just 18 miles from Camp Bighorn in St. Regis, MT. This course reflects the pride of a small, active community and embraces the outdoor lifestyle, offering a beautiful 9-hole course and driving range.
There are gift shops along the downtown street in Plains, and St. Regis offers several quality stores near Interstate 90, proudly claiming the title for antiquing capitol of Western Montana.
Two historic missions are located within an hour's drive. Coeur d'Alene's Old Mission State Park highlights The Mission of the Sacred Heart, constructed between 1850 and 1853 by Catholic missionaries and members of the Coeur d' Alene Tribe. It's the oldest building in Idaho and only 45 minutes from Camp Bighorn.
The St. Ignatius Mission is another landmark, founded by the Roman Catholic mission in 1854 by Father Pierre-Jean De Smet and Father Adrian Hoecken. This site is approximately a 35 minute drive from Camp Bighorn.
Frequently Asked Questions
Don't worry, our kitchen staff is more than happy to prepare delicious menu options, just for you. Be sure to include your dietary information on your registration forms and we'll take care of the rest. Have a specific question? Visit our 'Contact' page to either send us a message or call in to speak with someone at the office.