Cane Ridge West - Montana Conference, Camp & Retreat Center
Nestled in the heart of the Montana rocky mountains, Cane Ridge West is ideal for church retreats, conferences, and camps; a place for non-profits to hold planning retreats. Families will find Cane Ridge West an idyllic place for weddings and Family Reunions.
The lodge at Cane Ridge West is a two story log structure with general use areas on the ground floor and bedrooms and restrooms on the second floor. The ground floor has a large open area with a fireplace, couches, tables and spinet piano at the carpeted end. The remaining floor has a sealed wood surface. Dining tables and chairs may be placed in this area. The lodge is heated with electric heat.
Outdoor amenities include deluxe concrete fire pit with benches, an outdoor chapel area and a play area for softball, basketball, volleyball and horseshoes. There is a great playground for younger children and close access to the Blackfoot River bordering the retreat's private property parcel. Fishing, swimming and tubing are popular summer activities. Six RV spaces are available with water and electrical hook-ups.There is unlimited space for tent camping.
Two cabins stand nearby the lodge. They are carpeted and heated with electric heat. The cabins are furnished with bunk beds; one has 12 beds and the other has 14 beds and is accessible to wheelchairs. There are no restrooms in the cabins. A restroom building is located alongside the lodge. The building is heated and is divided into a men's half and a women's half. Each side provides 3 showers, 2 sinks, and 3 toilets. These restrooms are all wheelchair accessible.
Cane Ridge West History
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Montana has owned property East of Lincoln since 1949. It remained undeveloped until the early 1960′s, when the Christian Men’s Fellowship of the Region began holding their annual retreat at the property. These men built picnic tables, out houses, and later one building to protect them from the weather. It was in 1981 that the Regional Church broke ground to develop Cane Ridge West. The Lodge, Shower House and Cabins were built with volunteer labor under the leadership of Leo and Ruth Renfrow, Columbia Falls. The project took three years to complete, and since the dedication in 1984, has been used for Christian Church in Montana activities, as well as being rented to other non-profit groups.
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