Local Activities

Samaa Retreat Center, located near the north shore of beautiful Flathead Lake, offers ease of access to an abundance of adventurous activity. Surrounded by the Swan and Mission mountain ranges and a multitude of serene lakes and rivers, our Flathead Valley is filled with picturesque beauty for you to enjoy around every turn.

Glacier National Park

No trip to Northwest Montana is complete without time in our beloved Glacier National Park. A multitude of day hikes and scenic views await those who visit this truly spectacular place.

Bond Creek

The Bond Creek trail is a quick jaunt down Hwy 83 along the shores of Swan Lake. The relatively moderate hike offers serene forest views up to the brilliant crystal blue colored two-tiered waterfall. A dip in these crystal waters will rejuvenate your mind body and soul. 

Jewel Basin

Hiking the Jewel Basin, home to 27 lakes, is a treat like no other. The climb rewards you with scenic views overlooking the Flathead Valley, glorious meadows filled with summer wildflowers and abundant wildlife.

Flathead Lake

 A 10-minute drive away, the shores of Flathead Lake offer a wide array of scenic beauty and water activities. The largest fresh water lake west of the Mississippi river, Flathead Lake has ample opportunities for fishing, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing and jet skiing.

Downhill Skiing

We are located within an hour’s drive from two incredible ski resorts: Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Mountain Resort! You can spend a day on the slopes and be back at the retreat with time to unwind before dinner. 


Make your winter dreams come true with a dogsledding excursion! Local business, Base Camp Bigfork, guides dogsledding excursions with a “hands on” approach allowing you, the participant, the opportunity to drive your own team of friendly and hard working Inuit Sled Dogs. Images courtesy of Base Camp Bigfork. 

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Nearby trails maintained by the North Shore Nordic Club are the perfect outdoor playground for any level! Over 10k of groomed trails provides rolling hills of fun and amazing views. Rental equipment is available for your snowy excursion. Photos courtesy of North Shore Nordic Club and Holly From The Big Sky.

Hot Springs

With an array of hot springs ranging from rustic to swanky just one to two hours away, you can use our retreat center as your home base for soaking up the healing waters!

Samaa Retreat Center

311 Aero Lane Bigfork MT 59911
Phone: (406) 420-2827
Email: info@samaaretreat.com