Learn the ancient, magical craft of plant dyes

August 22nd-26th 2024

Troy, Montana

Join us for a long weekend in the beautiful summer landscape of Montana as we embark on a plant dye journey together. We will be communing outside by the garden as we learn the science of pre-treating our fabrics for dye (scouring & mordanting), dyeing with historical and cultural recipes of various different flowers, barks, and leaves, eco-printing with pressed flowers, learning to dye with indigo, painting with plants, and more!

Alongside all of the plant magic we will be brewing, there will be time and space for relaxing in the wood burning sauna, cold creek dips, solo time, clawfoot tub soaks, star gazing & frolicking around in the meadow! 

Breakfast and dinner will be provided and cooked with organic & local fresh ingredients to nourish our bodies for the time we are together. We will be sharing these meals as a group together outside in the beautiful outdoor kitchen.

What is inlcuded

-A room in the main house, or a camping spot in the beautiful meadows on the property

-Two shared bathrooms in the main house with a clawfoot tub for soaking

- 4 organic breakfasts & 4 organic dinners 

-All plant dye materials 

-Field journal to record all notes, swatches, pressed flowers

-One pair of organic cotton socks for dyeing

-The opportunity to bring a few of your own pieces to dye in indigo and to eco-print with

-A six color watercolor plant paint palette for painting with

-One restorative yoga class led by Dani Bolts, certified yoga instructor

What is not included

-Lunch or snacks - please bring your own food for lunch and snacks throughout the weekend. There is a local grocery store that you can stop at on the way to load up!

-Transportation - Closest airport is 2.5 hours away. If driving, car pooling is always encouraged & I am happy to help coordinate that with attendees!

Itineray for the long weekend


-Arrive any time after 3 to get settled


-Opening circle & introductions



-Intro to scouring and mordanting

-Down time, sauna, creek, and lunch

-Mordanting part 2


-Watercolor evening painting with plants 



-DYEING 101: create the rainbow

-Down time, sauna, creek, and lunch

-INDIGO DYEING - part one, creating your vat 


-Fire & stargazing, or solo time 



-INDIGO DYEING - part two, dipping your own clothes in the vat

-Down time, sauna, creek, and lunch

-Eco-print workshop using your own clothes


-Restorative Yoga


-Breakfast and farewells!

The Property

15 acres of wild beauty in the mountains of Montana. This is the home and sacred space of Hy and Dani Boltz. Originally the primary home, but now a magical retreat haven that they get to share with the world. The house and cabin were built with healing in mind blending together natural elements, well-loved recycled material, and creative vision. This off-grid retreat property is perfect for anyone needing to reconnect and refuel in a quiet, nurturing space. Surrounded by mountains, forested greenery, a pond and creek, you will find palpable peace and simplicity here.

Retreat Package

$1200 for your own bed (first come first serve on room )

$900 for tent for camping in the meadows on the property (Campers are responsible for bringing their own tent, sleeping bag, etc. Campers still have access to every amenity in the house, such as kitchen, bathrooms, living room, etc)

All spaces are first come first serve. A non-refundable $300 deposit is required to hold your spot. Payment plans available or you can pay in full. Due to the intimate nature of these retreats, any payments made are non-refundable.

Available Rooms

Queen Room (pond view)

Queen Room (forest/meadow view)

Queen + Twin Room (pond/mountain view)

Loft Twin (think Harry Potter under the stairs)

Tent space (we have 15 acres of wild beauty for you to choose your own cozy nesting spot)

Nearest Airports

Spokane International Airport, Washington

Glacier Park International Airport, Montana

All retreat payments must be paid 60 days prior to retreat date. Because this is an incredibly intimate small group experience, any cancellations are pretty disruptive.