Discover our camp and retreat center in beautiful Paradise Valley, Montana, USA

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are located in Paradise Valley, Montana, 17 miles from Livingston and 35 from Yellowstone Park. Nestled in a spacious mountain meadow, our place is seldom windy and is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Founded as a Methodist retreat a century ago, we operate as a "people's park" hosting various groups, from 4H clubs to Scouts, church youth groups to Qigong.

    Our staff are upbeat, energetic, and in love with this space.

    We are looking for helpers that like variety in their days and are willing to help with kitchen, guest services and groundskeeping activities. We feed anywhere from 30 to 200 people per day and care for a 9-acre meadow and 27 buildings.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We spend a lot of time sitting around the campfire and hosting enthusiastic and playful, banter-filled chats on the front porch.

    This is not called Paradise Valley by accident. It is stunning. Hiking and wildlife opportunities are all around, and there are historical mines and sites in the area. Most of our guests spend considerable amounts of time on the Yellowstone River (just down the hill from us) and in Yellowstone National Park. Bozeman is about 30 miles away, and the best way to get there is a backroad that winds through mountains and working ranches.

  • Help

    Help

    Kitchen help preparing and serving meals is needed. We have a large dining hall, and will be serving groups of 30 or more at a time this summer. Plenty of helpers are needed to keep the flow going.

    Help with grounds-keeping and cabin cleaning is also needed. We spend a lot of time watering, and caring for the incredible meadow, grounds and cabins. Every few days, we turn over the cabins with a sweep and a bed sanitization, so the next group arrives to a tidy space.

    Most of our buildings are 60+ years old, except for the staff bathhouse, which is brand new, so upkeep is paramount to our success.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are open to any language, but do not have fluent speakers of any other language than English on staff. We will try our best!

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have one room staff cabins available for our Workaway guests, which are adjacent to our new staff bathhouse. Meals are served in the main lodge. Workaway guests are also welcome to pitch a tent on the grounds.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are Forest Service wilderness hiking trailheads just steps away, and two fun music venues within minutes of camp. Stipends are provided to offset travel cost. The road is paved right to our front gate, but that piece of civilization does not diminish the peace and quiet of this unique space.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have Wi-Fi near the staff quarters and in the lodge. Cell service is spotty in camp, but we will show you the hot spots, and there is perfect service one mile down the hill.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have electrical hook-ups and water in the area. RVs would need to go to town for a dump station.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Well-behaved dogs are welcome on site, kept on leashes at all times. Bears, deer and other wildlife are prone to visit camp, so good behavior is a must.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 hours per week

Host ref number: 723289545195

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