Our ministry is located in the Rocky Mountains of NW Montana. The 40-acre site is nestled in thousands of acres of national forest and wilderness.
The west side is bounded by the Mission Mountains which rise up into the Mission Mountain Wilderness. To the east the Swan Mountains rise into the famous Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. This area is known as “the Crown of the Continent,” flowing south out of Glacier National Park.
Aside from the wilderness areas, the majority of the valley is publicly accessible through areas managed by the Flathead National Forest and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Complementing the open accessibility, the valley is exceptional in that it is home to an extraordinary number of glacially-derived wetlands including lakes, rivers, ponds and other forms of wetland. In turn, the area boasts an amazing and unique array of wildlife such as black bear, grizzly bear, deer, elk, moose, mountain lion, lynx, wolverine, badger, wolves, loons, sandhill cranes and eagles.
The discipline of wilderness is a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Just as wilderness offered revelations to the early Desert Christians, so wilderness hones crucial spiritual skills for us: paying attention, traveling light, practicing silence, exercising wonder, listening and slowing down. Through these and other practices, the wilderness itself becomes another way of knowing God in ever deeper ways. Our location provides such sacred space to encounter God so that you may become His very real presence in the world. As Aslan urged at the end of the Narnia tales, “Farther up and further in.”
Come join us in this wild place, in the valley known as “valley of the hush.”
The valley has limited cell phone or satellite service. We suggest you download your navigation information prior to entering the valley. The last reliable service is Bigfork on the north end of the valley and Seeley Lake at the south end of the valley. Grocery and fuel service stations are also limited in the valley.
Peaceful Pause is a 4 mile drive off US Hwy 83 on unpaved roads. In the winter months, the roads are plowed but may be difficult for driving; be sure to contact us before traveling during these months.
Glacier Park International Airport (Kalispell) FCA, 75 miles
Missoula International Airport (Missoula), 90 miles