Guest Info

Our smoke-free clean, themed rooms create a warm and inviting atmosphere. King and Queen size pillow-top beds provide the best nights sleep you’ll ever experience away from home. All 5 rooms have private baths, 2 with Sani-Jet jacuzzi tubs and showers, 2 with soaking tubs and showers, 1 with shower only.


COVID-19 Precautions:

Nightly room rentals require a 24hr break for housekeeping and sanitation between guests.
Please be a safe and responsible guest assuring you self quarantined 10 days prior to arrival, we thank you.


Meals not provided

Open fully stocked communal kitchen and 2 fridges you share with other guests. Cooking permitted during the hours of 8am-8pm only. Please clean up behind yourself and be considerate to each lodging guest.


Entire Center Rentals

Rentals for the entire home (5 rooms for total of 10 guests) for local weddings or family reunions, any reason, are also available. Or – hold your retreat in this beautiful space! Contact us to discuss full center rentals.


Cancellation Policy:

A 50% deposit is automatically taken upon reservation. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please notify us at least 14 (fourteen) days prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation. There is a $25 service charge per room for cancellations or changes in your arrival plans 14 days or more in advance. In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than fourteen (14) days notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that you are responsible for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a full or partial refund may be made.

Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests. A 30-day cancellation notice and a 50% advanced payment are required on WHOLE house bookings, some multiple room bookings and for some holidays and special events.

Meals are NOT included at this rental lodge. Extended monthly rental in the off-season may be offered as a monthly rental agreement. Inquire to discuss the many rates and rental options that are open to meet your lodging needs.



Any time after 4 PM with a confirmed reservation, use the Welcome board to follow directions to your reserved room / your name is printed UNDER THE ASSIGNED ROOM !!
Walkups must arrive before 8 PM.



Check-Out is no later than 11:00 AM.



Absolutely no smoking is allowed inside; however designated outdoor smoking areas are available.



Please note there is one friendly dog on the premises – Teddy – and we don’t allow any other pets at the Inn.



The retreat center is a place for rest and relaxation. You may not find it conducive for young children nor are discounts available, as prices are set per person. Items lost, broken, or stained will incur an additional fee after checkout.



Damages or excessive housekeeping will incur an additional fee at checkout.  If the room cannot be rented the same day that you check out, a one (1) day fee will apply until the situation is resolved and available to rent.  Please consider how lovely and clean the room was when you arrived. It should be in the same condition when you leave.


Welcome to the
Samaa Retreat Center
(fka Candlewycke Inn, under new ownership October 2020.)


The Samaa Retreat is secluded on 10 wooded acres less than 10 minutes from the quaint village of Bigfork, Montana. Nestled between Flathead Lake and the Swan and Mission Mountain ranges we are surrounded by an abundance of beauty, wildlife and grand big sky views. There is no place like Montana.

Access to Swan River, Swan Lake, Flathead Lake, Jewel Basin hiking, Glacier National Park, Whitefish Ski Resort, Blacktail Ski Resort and much more are within 10-40 minutes from the property.

View of Mount Aeneas

Larch trees in the fall

Jewel Basin Overlook

Samaa Retreat Center


311 Aero Lane Bigfork MT 59911

Phone: (406) 420-2827

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