Bozeman, Montana


August 18 – 22nd, 2021

Registration opens March 1st


Recover the person you were meant to be!

We did this retreat in 2019 and it was so much fun. My stomach muscles and cheeks hurt from so much laughter. I never knew an AF life could be so much fun. 

-Paul Churchill

Experience recovery and personal growth


Connect with other like minded individuals


Learn tools to be successful in sobriety


Explore different recovery aproaches in a hands on environment

At the end of the last Bozeman retreat, it became clear this event needed to happen again. This event was special. They all are, but this location is ideal for connecting with others and most importantly yourself. You’ll begin to realize that you can do this. That life without alcohol is possible and the answer has been inside you the whole time. There is something magical about the wind in the pine trees in Big Sky country. Listen and find out what it is…

Your Retreat includes


Attendees will stay in a large comfortable, cozy, and clean cabin. Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and breathe in the fresh, crisp Big Sky air.

Food and Drink

Retreat includes 3 healthy meals, snacks, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available each meal.

Sound Healing

Partake in guided meditations where the music is played LIVE. Release stored energy and past traumas through energetic vibrations.



Industry professionals lead workshops and events on how to be successful in life without alcohol.


What will this retreat be like?
In short, this retreat will be outrageously fun. At times, your cheeks will hurt from laughing, there will be personal breakthroughs, there may be tears, life long connections will be made, and it’s all going to take place outside of your comfort zone.
What is the cancellation policy?

Full refunds will be processed until 5 pm (MST) on July 14th, 2021. Cancellations after this date will not be processed.

Is this a 12-step based retreat?

No, not at all. This is a non 12 step based alcohol-free retreat that pulls resources and tools from all different kinds of programs. There may be references to 12 step programs, but Recovery Elevator is in no way affiliated with any programs.

Is this a spiritual retreat?

This retreat can be as spiritual as you’d like. We will have a specific workshop and talks guided towards spirituality, and will purposefully place you in situations where you can connect with spirit. Much of this work is done with the breath. You may hear an occasional reference to GOD but this isn’t a religious retreat.

What to pack?

Pack for warm days, cool nights and clothes for light to moderate outdoor activity. We will be doing a short hike (walking shoes are fine) and visiting a lake.  Please bring these specific items: Waterbottle, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, bug spray, a notebook or journal, and headlamp.

What are the workshops going to be like?

We’re currently working on the list of workshops, speakers and actitivities and this FAQ will be updated as the event gets nearer.

Sweet, summer camp in the Rockies! Zip line, rock climbing, and rafting!

Yes, these activities are a blast, but are not part of the itinerary. The schedule is full of workshops geared towards learning how to lead a successful life in recovery but we will be doing some hiking near the cabins. We highly recommend you add a couple of days to your trip to experience all the Big Sky Country has to offer.

Is there an alcohol-free requirement?

We ask that all attendees have at least 30 days away from their last drink. However, we understand that “life happens” and you shouldn’t cancel. We do require that all withdrawal symptoms have passed before attending this retreat as there aren’t trained medical professionals on staff to assist with the detoxification process of alcohol.

Can spouses or significant others attend?

This specific retreat is geared towards those in recovery and spouses or significant others are not invited to attend. Spouses are invited to attend the RE LIVE in Denver spring, 2020 event. 

What do my flight times need to be?

Transportation to the retreat leaves at 3:30 pm Wednesday, August 18th. Plan on arriving at the Bozeman, Yellowstone International (BZN) airport before or near that time. If you’re staying at a hotel the night before, take an Uber or a cab and meet at the fireplace near baggage claim. Transportation will arrive at the airport on Sunday, August 22nd at 11:00 am, so flights need to be at least 1.5 hours after that.

I remember a lot of hot dogs at summer camp when I was a kid. What will the food be like?

Three healthy meals are prepared by in house staff daily. There will be a vegetarian option for each meal, and if you have any other special dietary requests, please email Vegan options are available at the cost of $3 per meal. And of course, there will be s’mores by the campfire:)

What kind of physical activities can we expect to see?

We won’t be scaling Denali, but we will do a couple short hikes, perhaps some lawn games and some other old school summer camp games. It is not necessary to purchase hiking boots for other hiking equipment. 

Do I have to attend all the workshops?

All workshops are optional, however, we highly recommend you attend as many as possible.

Can I stay at a hotel and attend the retreat during the day?

In order for you to get the full benefit of the Recovery Elevator retreat, we require all attendees to stay at the retreat facility.

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