There is something indescribeable about the landscape in the Centennial Valley. It's vast, it's wild and it's likely the quietest place you have ever been. We have found it to be a truly transformative place--testing limits, inspiring awe and connection, and offering respite to wary souls.
Every summer, families, corporate groups, and curious newcomers gather at the J Bar L to experience this special piece of Montana together. Some folks join us at one of our purpose retreats, while others choose to craft their own private Montana experience for their family or corporate group. Either way, we are excited to come alongside you and create an experience you will truly cherish.
J Bar L Retreats & Sepcialty Weeks
Each year we brainstorm creative ways to share our ranch and design a handful of specialty weeks to offer our guests. In the past, we have hosted photography retreats, birding groups, horsemanship clinics, personal improvement seminars and more. Stay tuned as we continue to grow our offerings! Please reach out to our Guest Manager with any requests for new retreats as well as if you are a host looking for place to bring your students.
If you do not see something that piques your interest or fits your schedule we are happy to arrange a private experience for you. We have a number of teachers, artists and academics that we work with who are excited about sharing their knowledge and expertise with our guests as we are about sharing our land.
April: J Bar L Calving Experience in Twin Bridges (call for details)
June: Birding with Steve Hoffman
August: J Bar L Ranch Immersion Experience (call for details)
Below are the beginnings of our prospective offerings for summer 2019. Please reach out if there is a specific type of retreat you would like to see us host in the near future.
April: Calving Experience in Twin Bridges
Process Painting with Molly Siddoway King
Birding with Steve Hoffman
Private Groups & Events
We would love to host your next corporate retreat, family reunion or small private wedding at the J Bar L Ranch!
The J Bar L can house up to 30 people across our entire Centennial Valley ranch, though most groups opt to stay across our Smith House and Brundage Cabins. The Stibal Barn is our centrally-located gathering place offering a comfortable dining and meeting space for our groups. The Stibal Barn lends itself equally to a seated 4-course meal as it does a casual BBQ on the lawn overlooking the Red Rock River. We are happy to source a private chef to cook for your group as well as recommend activities and guided adventures to enjoy together such as hiking, biking, massages, fly-fishing, bird-watching, pack trips, and more!
Reach out to the Guest Manager and let us know how we can craft a special experience for your group!