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Frequently Asked Questions

"My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature."

― Claude Monet

SO MANY QUESTIONS

Thanks for checking our our Frequently Asked Questions. As our boutique resort brings together multiple services that change with the seasons, please scroll .down to find answers to specific questions as they relate to our unique and awesome offerings.

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General FAQs

Hours of operations and directions to the farm.

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Glamping FAQs

It's so much better than camping or a hotel for that matter.

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Restaurant FAQs

Wild game farm to fork dining like you've never experienced.

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Private Event FAQs

From weddings to company retreats, here's what you need to know.

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Kids Camp FAQs

Learn more about our summer kids camp out on the farm.

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Fly Fishing FAQs

Get the answers to your fishing questions here so you can know before you go.

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Farm FAQs

Learn more about our gardens and animals on the farm.

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Wellness FAQs

Learn more about our yoga, massage and wood fired sauna experiences.

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General FAQs

GENERAL FAQ's

ARE YOU OPEN?

Well now, that all depends on what portion of our resort you're talking about and during what time of year? More answers can be found in the respective FAQ sections on this page, here is the high level: 

  • Filed Kitchen Restaurant - Our Field Kitchen restaurant during the summer is under our open air covered patio by the creek; in the colder months it is located in one of our tipis connected to our bar/kitchen in our 'Backyard'. We are open for lunch and dinner seven days a week from June through September. Dinner only on a varying schedule from October through May, please check our dining page for current hours. 

  • Glamping - We are open to overnight guests in our glamping hotel from May through early October. Please see our glamping page for details.

  • Wellness Services - Massage, Yoga and Sauna are available seven days a week from June through October (*yoga may have a different schedule in the fall). November through May, Sauna is available by reservation. 

WHERE DO I PARK? 

Please look for the Bodhi Farms wood signs - we have two entrances, our Main Entrance (yoga, spa, sauna, filed kitchen restaurant, and overnight glamping guests) is the entrance further west and our Event Parking (for special events like a wedding) is the entrance further east.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM BOZEMAN:

We are on Cottonwood Road, between Cottonwood Canyon Road and Gallatin Gateway (191). Look for the new jack leg fence!  From Bozeman, go south on 19th until it dead ends into Cottonwood Road.  You'll take a left on Cottonwood Road and continue until you pass Cottonwood Elementary School on your right.  Look for the new yellow jack-leg fence.  The big field is our event entrance (for weddings & larger events).  The far west entrance is our main entrance for yoga, private lounges, caterers/wedding vendors and our welcome shack.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM BIG SKY/FOUR CORNERS: 

We are on Cottonwood Road, between Cottonwood Canyon Road and Gallatin Gateway (191). Look for the new jack leg fence! From Big Sky, go north on 191 towards Gallatin Gateway and take a right on Cottonwood Road (from Four Corners, go south on 191 and take a left on Cottonwood Road).  Continue on Cottonwood Road (taking a right when it dead ends at Enders Rd. to remain on Cottonwood Road, followed by a left when it dead ends at Portnell Rd.).  The far west entrance is our main entrance for yoga, private lounges, caterers/wedding vendors and our welcome shack. The far east entrance with the big field is our event entrance (for weddings & larger events).  

Glamping FAQ

SUMMER GLAMPING (May - October)

​WHAT IS GLAMPING? 

Glamping is kind of like traditional camping, but in an upscale and luxurious way. Glamping makes it more simple and comfortable for folks to experience the outdoors. This easier way of camping allows guests to embrace nature’s elements and support eco tourism in our area. We believe it is the ultimate way to experience the unique parts of the world.

WHAT TIME DOES THE WELCOME SHACK OPEN AND WHEN CAN I CHECK IN AND OUT OF MY TIPI? 

​Our Welcome Shack is our front desk and more. During the summer months the Welcome Shack is open 9am-6pm. Check-in time is 3:00pm and Check-out time is 11:00am. Sorry, but we do not accommodate late check-outs at this time.

 

WHAT CANCELATION POLICY DOES BODHI FARMS HAVE FOR GLAMPING? 

Reservation must be cancelled 7 days prior to arrival for a refund, minus a 5% cancellation fee. Reservations not cancelled within the week before arrival will pay 50% of reservation charges.

I BOOKED THROUGH A THIRD PARTY, HOW DO I MAKE CHANGES TO OR CANCEL MY RESERVATION? 

​Unfortunately, we are unable to modify or cancel third-party reservations. We recommend contacting the company you booked with directly to modify or cancel your existing reservation.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS AT CHECK IN AT BODHI FARMS? 

​We require a valid ID and a method of payment upon check-in.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED AT BODHI FARMS?

We accept payment by cash, debit, and credit cards (American Express, Visa, Master Cards, and Discover). We'll take gold too. 

 

DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS?

We are happy to offer a 12% discount to all active and retired members of the military, and AARP. Proper identification must be presented at check-in.

 

DO YOU OFFER WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE OVERNIGHT TIPIS? 

Yes, one of our tipis is wheelchair accessible. These tipi are tucked right behind the Welcome Shack for accessibility. When calling for a reservation, please advise us of your needs so we can ensure availability.

 

WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS OF THE GLAMPING TIPIS? CAN I REQUEST AN ADDITIONAL PERSON IN A DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOM, ARE THERE ADDITIONAL COSTS, ARE COTS AVAILABLE?

Your glamping tipi measures out to 6.5mm (21’4”) diameter. An additional charge of $50.00 will be added to your reservation for each extra guest. The tipis can accommodate one cot only. 

ARE PETS PERMITTED? 

Yes, dogs are welcome at an additional charge of $50.00 per visit. For an additional fee of $25 we offer a plush dog bed, for exclusive use during stay only and a pet goodie bag, includes 2 potty bags and dog treats. Service animals are welcome, free of charge. We ask that all guests traveling with their furry guest always keep them on a leash while on the property.   

 

IS BREAKFAST INCLUDED? WHAT ARE THE HOURS?

Your glamping experience includes a continental breakfast consisting of farm fresh egg breakfast tacos (including veggie, meat, gluten free, dairy free options), oatmeal, fruit, coffee & juice. Please note on your reservation any dietary restrictions so we can make sure to accommodate your needs. Hours are typically 7am-10am. 

 

WHAT TIMES DOES THE FIELD KITCHEN RESTAURANT OPEN? CAN I MAKE A RESERVATION? 

Our Field Kitchen restaurant is open year round - from October through May it's in our dining tipi connected to our bar in the Backyard.  During the summer from June through September it is under our open air covered patio by the creek. Reservations are required - you can see the menus and reserve on our dining page.

 

WILL I HAVE WIFI AND CELLULAR SERVICE? 

Wi-Fi is available around the Welcome Shack, the Field Kitchen as well as the Backyard Venue. In addition, cellular reception is available from most areas of the farm. 

 

IS ROOM SERVICE AVAILABLE?

We are in bear country. Room service is not provided due to safety precautions with wildlife.  We do not deliver food to the tipis because we are in bear country.

 

ARE TOILETRIES AND TOWELS PROVIDED? 

We are happy to accommodate our guests with towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand sanitizer. Complimentary robes and shower totes are provided with your glamping experience. All our products are made with eco-friendly ingredients. 

 

WHAT IS YOUR SMOKING POLICY?

We are a tobacco free property, including but not limited to e-cigarettes, and vaping.

 

ARE CAMPFIRES PERMITTED AT MY TIPI? 

For us to provide a safe environment to our guests and the wildlife around the area we do not allow fires at your campsite, but instead we offer a nightly campfire at the restaurant with complimentary s'mores to overnight guests.  Occasionally we will have fire restrictions & we will not be able to light a fire on those days.

 

DO ALL GLAMPING TIPIS HAVE REFRIGERATORS, DISHES AND UTENSILS?

We offer a complimentary community refrigerator for our glamping guests that is located in the Pond Shack. We do not offer dishes and utensils unless you are using the services of our restaurant. 

 

CAN I LOCK MY TIPI?

Your nordic tipi is not equipped with a lock however both entryways zip shut. We can assure you that our farm is very safe, and our staff does monitor the area very well. If you have valuables you would like for us to store in our safe, we can do so. 

 

WHAT DO I PACK FOR MY TRIP TO THE FARM?

Depending on the season you are visiting and the time of day, temperatures can fluctuate greatly in this northern climate. We recommend always having a warm jacket and a rain jacket just in case. Other than that, be sure you have proper shoes, hat, sun block, and always have a water vessel to stay hydrated. 

 

DO YOU OFFER A SHUTTLE SERVICES TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT?

We do not have a shuttle; however we do recommend Black Bird Limo for private transportation and renting a car through Turo is also a popular option.  Please plan ahead! 

HOW FAR AWAY ARE YOU FROM DOWNTOWN BOZEMAN? 

The farm is just 15 miles southwest of downtown Bozeman, a convenient and beautiful drive totaling 20 minutes.

DO YOU HAVE ONSITE PARKING? IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL FEE? 

We offer outdoor parking onsite and all self-parking is complimentary, including RVs.

Wellness FAQs

YOGA, SAUNA & MASSAGE

WHEN ARE YOU OPEN AND WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?

​Our Field Kitchen wild game farm to table restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner from June through September in our outdoor open air patio by the creek; From October through May it is in a tipi connected to the bar/kitchen building for dinner only (please check our dining page for hours). 

HOW DO I BOOK WELLNESS APPOINTMENTS AT BODHI FARMS? 

For all appointments you can call us, stop by our Welcome Shack, or book on our website! 

 

DO I HAVE TO BE AN OVERNIGHT GUEST TO BOOK WELLNESS ACTIVITIES?

No! We are open to the public and welcome anyone interested in our activities, but please make reservations in advance. 

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED AT BODHI FARMS?

We accept payment by cash, debit, and credit cards (American Express, Visa, Master Cards, and Discover). We'll take gold too. 

 

MASSAGE 

 

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY APPOINTMENT? 

We ask that you book massages at least 24 hours in advance so that our massage therapists have time to plan and prepare! If you can book earlier than that it would be even more helpful. 

WHERE SHOULD I GO BEFORE MY MASSAGE? 

Please wait for your massage therapist at the Welcome Shack. 

DO YOU DO COUPLES MASSAGES? 

Yes! If we have two massage therapists available, we can do a couples massage. 

WHERE IS THE SPA TIPI LOCATED? 

To the west of the Welcome Shack, past the yoga tipi at the end of the path. 

WHAT IS THE MASSAGE CANCELATION POLICY? 

Early Massage Cancellation

Early cancellations must be submitted 12 hours prior to appointment start time to avoid the late cancel penalty.  All cancellations are subject to a processing fee. We do not offer refunds for appointments paid for that you’re not able to attend. We only offer credit. Please note that we do not accept phone/voicemail cancellations.

 

Late Massage Cancellation

Late cancellation is an appointment canceled within 12 hours of appointment start time. We understand sometimes an unexpected absence can occur, but every late cancellation is subject to a 50% cancellation fee. The remaining balance will be credited to your account. Please note that we do not accept phone/voicemail cancellations.

 

Absent No Show / No Cancel

An absent no-show / no-cancel is different from late canceling. It means you personally registered for an appointment that you no longer could attend and did not cancel your reservation or notify us and didn’t attend. We ask that you ALWAYS cancel your appointment if you are not able to attend even if it’s a late cancel. Please be mindful of the appointment you have made and hold yourself accountable to attend or to cancel if you can’t attend. Last minute cancellations and No-shows are hard on everyone. Our massage therapists are scheduled in advance and they make the commitment to be there for your appointment. Every absent no-show / no-cancel is subject to full price for the appointment without refund or credit. All cancellations receive a canceled confirmation email. If you tried canceling and you are not confident it worked please email us directly at concierge@bodhi-farms.com. Please note that we do not accept phone/voicemail cancellations.

 

SAUNA

 

WHERE DO I GO FOR MY SAUNA SESSION? 

Please stop by the Welcome Shack, we will guide you through the sauna check in process. 

WHAT IF I GET TOO HOT DURING THE SAUNA SESSION? 

There will be a bucket of fresh water outside with a ladle to pour over yourself. We recommend getting into the creek and really embracing the hot/cold process!  

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME TO THE SAUNA? 

Wear whatever you’re comfortable sweating in. We provide towels and water! 

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SAUNA? 

  • Improves overall health, wellness, and performance. 

  • Relieves stress. 

  • Cleanses skin.

  • Improves heart health.

  • Aids in recovery after exercise. 

  • Flushes toxins out of the body. 

  • Improves brain health. 

  • An evening sauna induces deeper sleep.

  • Helps fight illness. 

  • Burns calories. 

  • It feels lovely! 

 

WHAT IS THE SAUNA CANCELATION POLICY? 

Early Sauna Cancellation

Early cancellations must be submitted 6 hours prior to class time to avoid the late cancel penalty. All cancellations are subject to a processing fee. We do not offer refunds for sessions paid for that you’re not able to attend. We only offer credit. Please note that we do not accept phone/voicemail cancellations.

 

Late Sauna Cancellation

Late cancellation is an appointment canceled within 6 hours of appointment start time. We understand sometimes an unexpected absence can occur, but every late cancellation is subject to a 25% cancelation fee. The remaining balance will be credited to your account. Please note that we do not accept phone/voicemail cancellations.

 

Absent No Show / No Cancel

An absent no-show / no-cancel is different from late canceling. It means you personally registered for an appointment that you no longer could attend and did not cancel your reservation or notify us and didn’t attend. We ask that you ALWAYS cancel your appointment if you are not able to attend even if it’s a late cancel. Please be mindful of the appointment you have made and hold yourself accountable to attend or to cancel if you can’t attend. Last minute cancellations and No-shows are hard on everyone. Our team schedules their day in advance to accommodate the heating and preparation of the sauna. Every absent no-show / no-cancel is subject to full price for the appointment without refund or credit. All cancellations receive a canceled confirmation email. If you tried canceling and you are not confident it worked please email us directly at concierge@bodhi-farms.com. Please note that we do not accept phone/voicemail cancellations.

YOGA 

 

WHERE IS THE YOGA TIPI? 

The yoga tipi is the first tipi to the right of the Welcome Shack. 

HOW MUCH IS A YOGA CLASS? 

Yoga is $20 for a drop in.

DO YOU OFFER CLASS PACKS OR SEASON PASSES? 

Yes! We offer a 10-class pack for $160 and a season pass for $250. 

WHAT DOES BODHI FARMS PROVIDE? 

We have yoga mats, bolsters, blankets, and blocks. 

DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOGA MATS? 

No! It’s all complimentary - we do ask that you wipe down your mat with our mat cleaner after class. 

WHAT IF IT IS A CHILLY DAY? 

There are heated floors and a heater inside the tipi. Rainy days make for a cozy yoga class. 

WHAT IS THE YOGA CANCELATION POLICY? 

Early Yoga Class Cancellation

Early cancellations must be submitted 2 hours prior to class time to avoid the late cancel penalty. All cancellations are subject to a processing fee. We do not offer refunds for classes paid for that you’re not able to attend. We only offer class credit. Please note that we do not accept phone/voicemail cancellations.

 

Late Yoga Class Cancellation

Late cancellation is a class canceled within 2 hours of class start time. We understand sometimes an unexpected absence can occur, but every late cancellation is subject to a $10 fee. The remaining balance will be credited to your account. Please note that we do not accept phone/voicemail cancellations.

 

Absent No Show / No Cancel

An absent no-show / no-cancel is different from late canceling. It means you personally registered for a class that you no longer could attend and did not cancel your reservation or notify us and didn’t attend class. We ask that you ALWAYS cancel your class reservations if you are not able to attend even if it’s a late cancel. Please be mindful of the classes you registered for and hold yourself accountable to attend or to cancel if you can’t attend. Last minute cancellations and No-shows are hard on everyone. Our yoga instructors are paid on class size, when you choose to not cancel and give the clients on the waitlist the opportunity to attend class it affects our guests and our instructors. Every absent no-show / no-cancel is subject to full price for the class without refund or credit. All class cancellations receive a canceled confirmation email. If you tried canceling and you are not confident it worked please email us directly at concierge@bodhi-farms.com. Please note that we do not accept phone/voicemail cancellations.

Restaurant FAQs

FIELD KITCHEN RESTAURANT

Wedding + Event FAQ

WHEN ARE YOU OPEN AND WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?

​Our Field Kitchen wild game farm to table restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner from June through September in our outdoor open air patio by the creek; From October through May it is in a tipi connected to the bar/kitchen building and is open for dinner only (please check our dining page for hours). 

 

CAN I MAKE A RESERVATION? 

We do require reservations fro all dinners and request them for all lunches.  Please see our dining page for details.


WHAT DO YOU SERVE ON YOUR MENU AND WHAT FOOD ALLERGIES TO YOU ACCOMMODATE? 

You can check out our menus here. We provide vegetarian and vegan options and are nut free!

 

DO YOU SERVE ALCOHOL? CAN I BRING MY OWN? 

Yes, we serve a curated list of local spirits and beer as well as regional wine. You may not bring any alcoholic beverages onto our farm anywhere, but you can enjoy the drinks you order from us anywhere on the farm. 

IS YOUR RESTAURANT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE? 

Yes, our restaurant is wheelchair accessible, but remember that we are a farm and our pathways are gravel and exploring the farm can be challenging so we encourage you to have someone that can help you navigate the property.  Please email us if you need help prior to your arrival.

ARE PETS PERMITTED? 

We love furry four legged friends, but unfortunately we do not allow dogs at our Field Kitchen restaurant unless they are friendly and on a leash. 
 

WILL I HAVE WIFI AND CELLULAR SERVICE? 

Yes, Wi-Fi is available at the Field Kitchen. In addition, cellular reception is available from most areas of the farm. 

 

CAN I PICNIC OR MUST I SIT AT A TABLE? 

We do ask that you order all food and drink from us.  If you are celebrating a special event & wish to bring in a cake please let us know ahead of time.

 

WHAT IS YOUR SMOKING POLICY?

We are a tobacco free property, including but not limited to e-cigarettes, and vaping.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED AT BODHI FARMS?

We accept payment by cash, debit, and credit cards (American Express, Visa, Master Cards, and Discover). We'll take gold too. 

WEDDING + PRIVATE EVENTS

As part of our mission is to create a sustainable venue for your event, we hope to minimize the waste that large events typically produce.  From tossed paper goods, to excess food that gets thrown away, to balloons, to single-use water bottles & micro-plastics that end up polluting our lands, here are a few ways to make your event more eco-friendly and stay in line with our vision at Bodhi Farms.  We have also included other frequently asked questions, but if you have others please email us or reach out to your Bodhi Farms Event Manager.

 

WHAT DO YOU PROVIDE & WHAT SHOULD WE RENT?

It depends on the venue.  Bodhi Farms can provide basic lighting, picnic tables & benches, 60” rounds, 24" cocktail tables, restrooms, a dance floor and wood chairs.  Depending on the time of year and venue,  we also provide large outdoor fire pits & smaller smokeless fire pits (great for s'mores!).

 

As Bodhi Farms does not provide service utensils or dishes, you may opt to rent ceramic or glass serving pieces from a rental company (locally, we recommend Montana Party Rentals or Gallatin Event Rentals).  Or for a more informal event, you can purchase compostable dishes (locally, we recommend Eco Montana).  We do not allow single-use plastics. 

 

We do not provide linens, which you will want to reserve if you are using our 60” rounds or cocktail tables.  Our 10’ long picnic tables are beautiful as is, but of course you are welcome to rent linens for those as well.

ARE YOU ADA ACCESSIBLE? 

While our welcome path is accessible by wheelchair, it is not ADA.  It is a fairly smooth path with a few parts that are sloped and no steps.  With someone helping it would be fine.  We have another driving bridge if you need further assistance; please email us to let us know before arriving.

 

DO YOU HANDLE FOOD & BEVERAGE FOR EVENTS?

We do offer catering options or you are welcome to select one from our preferred vendors list.  Please inquire with our Catering Manager for details.

 

WHAT DO WE DO WITH EXTRA FOOD AFTER THE EVENT?

While most caterers do their best to minimize waste, there is a good chance some food will be leftover.  At large events, many of the leftovers simply get thrown out, going straight to the landfill.  Bodhi Farms has a composting program in place with bins available to your caterer in the kitchen as well as our trash/recycle/compost containers around the property.  We prohibit the use of Styrofoam for leftovers, so please communicate with your food caterer on what containers or plans they have for any extras. 

 

Did you know that in the U.S. alone food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply?  And that when food is disposed in a landfill, it rots and becomes a significant source of methane (a potent greenhouse gas with 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide).    

 

WHO HANDLES THE TRASH & OVERALL CLEANUP AFTER THE EVENT?

Bodhi Farms will handle removal of trash, recycle and composting bins.  Our venue rental fee includes cleaning based upon reasonable use.  If excessive cleaning is required beyond what is typical for a wedding or event, there will be an additional charge. This includes, but is not limited to decorations, trash on the grounds, and flower petals.

 

DO YOU ALLOW PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES?

We prohibit the use of plastic straws, plastic water bottles and other single-use plastics on the property. We do offer water stations with small glass mason jars for special events, to ensure water is readily available for your guests.

 

Did you know that bottling water releases 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually? And that plastic bottles can take 450 years or more to break down and decompose?

 

WHAT ECO-FRIENDLY DECOR DO YOU ALLOW? 

Please do not use any tacks, staples or tape of any kind on our trees, fences, furniture or tents.  We also do not allow balloons, glitter, or non-paper (foil) confetti. For any leftover flowers, we can compost them or you can give them to guests as gifts or donate to a local hospital/senior center/shelter.

 

WHAT CAN WE HANG INSIDE THE EVENT TIPIS?

Nothing must be hung from the tent, except from the main poles and cross poles up to the following maximum loads:

  1. 44 lbs – per MAIN POLE Event Tent & Dressing Room Tipi

  2. 24 lbs – per CROSS POLE Event Tent & Dressing Room Tipi

 

When hanging anything from the poles, take care that no sharp edges are against the canvas to reduce the risk of holes forming. If nothing is hung from the poles, up to 330 lbs can be hung from the radial-frame of the Event Tent & Dressing Room Tipis, assuming an adequate means of securing the load to the radial frame. Please discuss options with your Bodhi Farms Event Manager

 

WHAT ARE SOME ECO-FRIENDLY SEND-OFF IDEAS?

Send-off items must be approved by Bodhi Farms Event Manager. Please do not use balloons, rice, confetti, glitter, or bubbles in plastic bottles.  Only natural or eco-friendly wedding send-off items are allowed, such as biodegradable confetti, ribbon wands, dried or fresh herbs, and green leaves. Find more ideas here.

 

Did you know that plastic-based glitter & confetti take 1,000 years to break down?  

 

WHAT ABOUT ECO-FRIENDLY PARTY FAVORS?

Donate to a favorite charity in your guests names, give locally made sweet treats, biodegradable seed packets, or have enough dried flowers & herbs that double as a send-off and take home as party favors.

 

WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON OPEN FLAMES, SUCH AS SPARKLERS, CANDLES & FIRE PITS? 

Bodhi Farms Event Manager must pre-approve and oversee any fire pit usage during the event. Only pre-approved votive candles for guest tables and canned heat for warming trays are allowed.  Bodhi Farms does allow LED candles in all spaces. Fireworks, sparklers and all other pyrotechnics are NOT allowed anywhere on Bodhi Farms property at any time. 

 

WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON SMOKING?

Smoking tobacco is strictly forbidden on Bodhi Farms, except in designated smoking areas.  There is a zero-tolerance policy for smoking in the tents and tipis.

 

DO YOU REQUIRE AN EVENT COORDINATOR?

We require that you hire a professional wedding planner or day of coordinator for all events at Bodhi Farms. What’s the difference between our Event Manager and an Event Coordinator?  Your Bodhi Farms Event Manager will ensure that your vendors are aware of our entry, loading and parking plans as well as make sure they are directed over to your venue on our property.  An Event Coordinator can ensure your event runs smoothly – typically this person will help create your event timeline & floorplans; direct the vendors on the day of the event and ensure an accurate set up; guide your rehearsal and ceremony; welcome and direct guests; and coordinate and load your décor/gifts/personal items after the event.  

 

WHAT TIME SHOULD WE START THE CEREMONY?

The ceremony start time can vary based on the time of year and what pictures you are planning to take at the event; typically they will begin between 4pm-5pm. Things to consider: Are you planning a first look? What group photos will you take (B&G + her parents, B&G + his parents, B&G + both parents, B&G + bridal party, etc.)? We recommend you chat with your photographer or Bodhi Farms Manager and discuss time of year and when the sun is setting for the best outdoor natural light.  

 

WHAT IS THE RENTAL TIME PERIOD FOR AN EVENT?

Please inquire about venue rental time periods, as it depends on the venue & time of year. 

 

DO YOU REQUIRE EVENT INSURANCE?
Bodhi Farms does require Special Event Liability Insurance.  If alcohol is served at your event, your policy must include Liquor Liability coverage. Talk to your renter or homeowner insurance as it’s an easy, affordable add on in most cases.  Other options include Event Helper and WedSafe and Eventsured.

Fly Fishing FAQ

FLY FISHING

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO COME FLY FISHING IN MONTANA? 

Whenever you can make it! But to break it down simply March, April, May, October, and November you can expect low angling pressure, great fishing, but variable weather. June, July, August, and September are prime time: fly fishing is great, especially the dry fly bite, and weather is generally reliable. 

CAN I COME FISH AT BODHI FARMS?

Fishing on our property is limited to overnight guests only. There is no charge and is limited to to our stocked pond as well as the stretch of Cottonwood Creek from our vehicular bridge and West. 

HOW MUCH ARE FLY FISHING LICENSES / PERMITS AND WHERE CAN I PURCHASE ONE? 

You may purchase a license from most gas stations in Montana but we suggest getting it done online before your trip to make things easier. You can buy your Montana fishing licenses here. 

 

DO YOU PRACTICE CATCH AND RELEASE?

Yes, we practice catch and release fishing on all of our guided fly fishing trips as well as while fishing on our farm. 

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR A FLY FISHING 101 LESSON?

A Fly Fishing 101 class is a 90 minute lesson and not a guided trip. It cost $60 per person. 

HOW MUCH DOES A FULL DAY GUIDED FLOAT TRIP COST? 

A full day guided fly fishing float trip costs $650 per day and a boat can hold one or two anglers. A half day guided fly fishing float trip costs $550 per day.  

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A FULL DAY GUIDED FLOAT TRIP? 

A full day guided fly fishing float trip includes expert guiding and instruction on one of Montana’s best rivers or lakes, local transportation, non-alcoholic beverages (you may bring your own alcoholic drinks), use of rod and reel, tackle, flies, river shuttle, and a nice stream-side lunch.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH A FULL DAY GUIDED FLOAT TRIP? 

Our guided fly fishing trips do not include guide gratuity, a Montana Fishing license, private water rod fees, personal accessory gear (hat, sunglasses, sun gloves, etc.), waders, wading boots, or alcoholic beverages.

 

WHAT IS AN APPROPRIATE GRATUITY FOR A GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIP? 

Appropriate gratuity for a full day float trip is $100-150 per guide and for a half day trip $75-100. Our guides rely on tips to offset their daily expenses of gas, lunch, river shuttle, tackle, and flies. All of our guides will work hard for you and appreciate your gratuity in return.
 

WHAT GEAR SHOULD I BRING ON MY FULL DAY GUIDED FLOAT TRIP? 

Your guide will provide you with a fishing pole and all fishing equipment you need. If you want to bring your own gear that is great too. 

WHAT DOES A NORMAL DAY OF A FULL DAY GUIDED FLOAT TRIP ENTIAL?

7:00-8:00AM: Meet your Guide

Your guide will meet you at the predetermined meeting point for your trip. We can arrange for pick-up at Bodhi but often ask anglers meet at a local fly shop or other convenient meeting point. If anglers need to purchase fishing licenses or rent waders, we can stop on the way to the river.

8:30-9:30AM: Arrive at Fishing Destination

From the meeting point anglers will travel with their guide to the fishing destination. Travel time varies depending on exact location.

9:00AM-12:00/5:00PM: Guided Fly Fishing

Anglers will spend either a full or half day on the water fly fishing depending on your trip booking. Anglers can expect professional guiding and instruction throughout the day on a blue ribbon river, lake, or stream. Please note: fishing boats only accommodate up to two people plus the guide. On Full Day Trips we generally break for lunch around 12:30PM. Exact start and end times vary but anglers can expect to be on the water until 4:00-5:00+ PM. We can accommodate any preferred start and end times. 

5:00-6:30PM: Return to Meeting Point

Anglers can expect to return with their guide to the meeting point by early evening after a great day of fly fishing for the conclusion of the trip.

Post Trip Follow-Up. Our outfitter will follow up with anglers after every trip to ensure that the services provided to you were beyond expectations.
 

 WHAT IS YOUR FULL DAY GUIDED FLOAT TRIP BOOKING PROCESS? 

  • The first step is to request your fly fishing trip, including what dates work for you and whether or not you are looking for a full day offsite guided float trip. We will not take payment at this time, but we will require your payment information in the case that we are able to confirm that a guide has been secured. 

  • Once we have your commitment, we go to work on securing a guide for your requested day(s). If a guide is available, we will secure the scheduling and charge your card accordingly at that time and send you a confirmation email with all of the details you need. You will then hear from your guide shortly after that. 

  • For bookings outside of 45 days from the date of your trip this invoice will be for a 50% booking deposit. We will send a second invoice for the rest due the date your trip. For bookings inside of 45 days from the date of your trip this invoice will be for full payment and due at the time of booking. We cannot guarantee any reservation until booking payments are received.

  • Your guide will contact you 1 day prior to your trip to confirm everything again, make any final changes and get you set for your day of fly fishing.

  • And finally….Go Fly Fishing! This is the fun part. You, your group, meet your guide and go fly fishing on some of the finest water in Montana.

  • After your trip we always follow up. We love to hear your stories from the day and make sure we did our job well. Your experience is what counts, and we try to do our best to make sure you have your best Montana guided fly fishing yet.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR TERMS / CANCELATION POLICY FOR FULL DAY GUIDED FLOAT TRIPS? 

For Bookings Outside of 45 days:

We take a 50% booking deposit on all trips booked outside of 45 days from the date a guided trip is scheduled. The remaining balance is due the day before a scheduled trip. Final payment must be received prior to services rendered. This deposit is refundable less a $75 processing fee for cancellations outside of 45 days from the date a guided trip is scheduled. Cancellations made within 45 days of the trip will result in full payment.

For Bookings Inside of 45 Days:

We take full payment up-front on all bookings made inside of 45 days from the date a guided trip is scheduled. This payment is due at the time of booking. Cancellations made within 45 days of the trip will result in full payment. We accept most major credit cards, checks, and cash for payment.

For All Bookings:

Deposits are taken for all parts of your trip, this includes: guided trip fees, lodging fees, equipment expenses, and etc. Guide trip fees are fully refundable less a $75 processing fee at any time if the booked guide can be rebooked on the same date. Changing the date you are booked is the same as cancelling and re-booking a separate trip. All cancellations must be given by written notice, either e-mail or by mail. The date a written cancellation notice is electronically received or postmarked will be considered the date of cancellation. Trips may be cancelled at our discretion at any time and deposit fully refunded due to conditions that jeopardize client and/or guide safety, federal and/or state closures, or other uncontrollable circumstances. We make no exceptions to our booking and refund policy and encourage clients to purchase trip insurance with iTravelinsured if concerned about the possibility of cancellation.

CANCELATION NOTES

COVID-19: Anglers unable to make their trip due to symptoms, exposure, or a positive test result of COVID-19 will be offered a refund less a 15% processing fee or a full carried credit towards a future trip. Montana Angling Company and our guides reserve the right to cancel trips at any time due to symptoms, exposure, or a positive test result of COVID-19 and all guide trip deposits and funds will be refunded, if we are unable to rebook your trip and provide services.

Hoot-Owl Restrictions: Hoot-owl restrictions on rivers will not be considered grounds for a cancellation with refund, cancellation with a credit towards a future booking, or a change of booked dates. We will adjust timing of trips to meet at 6AM-7:00AM, which allows for an 8-hour full day trip, including transit, prior to the 2PM cut-off mandated by Montana on rivers with Hoot-owl restrictions. If an early meet is not suitable, anglers may meet later and have a shorter day or will be given the option to change full day trips to a 4-hour half day trip, and be refunded the rate difference ($100). We cannot accommodate cancellations or adjustments inside of 45-days due to Hoot-owl restrictions.

Travel Changes and Transportation: We do not offer cancellation refunds or credits for travel related changes including: flight changes, lodging changes, rental car or car service availability/pricing, and other itinerary changes. We recommend all anglers needing transportation on their trip to plan well in-advance and expect limited availability as well as above average rates at the Bozeman and Helena airports for rental cars. Montana Angling Company and our guides cannot provide anglers with transfers to/from lodging, airport, etc. Guide pick-up at lodging must be arranged prior to booking your trip and may not be available.

Kids Camp

CAMP BODHI

CANCELLATION POLICY: 

Early Camp Cancellation

Early cancellations must be submitted by April 30th to avoid the late cancel penalty. Early cancelations will receive a full refund minus a $20 processing fee. The remaining balance will be refunded to you via the payment method you paid. In order to cancel, please email experience@bodhi-farms.com. Please note that we do not accept phone/voicemail cancellations.

Late Camp Cancellation

Late cancellations are cancelations received between May 1st and May 15th. We understand sometimes unexpected changes in your schedule can occur, but every late cancellation is subject to a 50% cancelation fee. The remaining balance will be refunded to you via the payment method you paid. In order to cancel, please email experience@bodhi-farms.com. Please note that we do not accept phone/voicemail cancellations.

No Show / Cancelations After May 15th

There are no refunds for any participant who:

  • cancels after May 16th 12:00am MST for any reason. 

  • are ill, injured or not able to attend camp for any reason. 

  • has been sent home due to behavioral reasons.  Bodhi Farms reserves the right to deny enrollment to any student.  

  • does not show up for camp. 
     

If Bodhi Farms needs to cancel any camp day(s) for reasons it deems necessary. In this case, full refunds will be issued for said day(s) on a pro rata basis. In order to cancel, please email experience@bodhi-farms.com. Please note that we do not accept phone/voicemail cancellations.

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING TO CAMP?

Please make sure to pack the following in your child’s backpack with their name on each item. Please apply sunscreen before arriving at camp and be sure your camper has had a good, nutritious breakfast. 

  • Water bottle (we have UV treated water for drinking in our new kitchen)

  • Two or more healthy snacks

  • Sunscreen

  • Towel

  • Hat

  • Water shoes

  • Athletic shoes for long walks

  • An extra change of clothes

  • An extra pair of socks

  • Rain coat

  • Bug spray

WHAT ABOUT LOST & FOUND?

We will have a lost & found pile at pickup on Friday each week for that week's camp; anything left will be donated the following day.

WHAT WILL THE KIDS MAKE & EAT FOR LUNCH?

All of our lunches have an interactive aspect to them so that the kids have a participatory role in the preparation of their help prepare the lunch each day. Our weekly lunch menu is as follows and we accommodate dairy, gluten and other food allergies:

  • Monday : Rice & Lentil Bowl

  • Tuesday : Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

  • Wednesday : Squash Mac & Cheese

  • Thursday : Chicken Tacos 

  • Friday : Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

HOW MANY KIDS & COUNSELORS ARE THERE PER CAMP?

Each week we have a max of 30 kids total.  At times the whole camp will be together, and at other times the camp will be separated into groups based on age.  We have 3 camp counselors, 2 junior counselors, and our farm staff who helps throughout the day.

HOW MANY KIDS & COUNSELORS ARE THERE PER CAMP?

Each week we have a max of 30 kids total.  At times the whole camp will be together, and at other times the camp will be separated into groups based on age.  We have 3 camp counselors, 1 camp manager and our farm staff who helps throughout the day.

 

HOW OLD DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO BE TO JOIN CAMP?

Your child must be entering the 1st grade and no older than entering the 5th grade to join the camp. We do make some exceptions for Kindergarteners if they have a sibling enrolled in camp and if approved by our staff. Please contact experience@bodhi-farms.com for permission. 

 

HOW CAN I SEE WHAT MY CHILD HAS DONE AT CAMP? 

Each day the campers will have a variety of activities and some of which include treasures and crafts for them to take home. Every Friday at 1:30pm we invite all parents to property to get a farm tour from their child and watch a camp talent show. 

 

WHAT TIME SHOULD I DROP MY CHILD OFF AND PICK THEM UP? 

Drop off is between 8:30am-9:00am Monday - Friday. Pick up is between 3:00 and 3:30 Monday - Thursday. On Friday we have early release so pick up is between 2:00 - 2:30. Please let us know in advance if your child is being picked up early or late, or by someone else than their guardian by emailing experience@bodhi-farms.com. Running late? Call 406-201-1324 and press extension 2.

 

MORE KIDS CAMP QUESTIONS?

Sorry we didn't cover everything, email experience@bodhi-farms.com to get your question(s) answered. 

Farm FAQs

OUR FARM

ARE YOU ORGANICALLY CERTIFIED WITH THE USDA? 

We are not currently certified as Organic with the USDA. We are pursuing Organic certification, and follow all USDA guidelines and standards for Organic egg and vegetable production. Check out our “Organic Systems Plan” page on our website for in-depth information about how we grow!

 

​WHAT DO YOU GROW? 

We grow a wide variety of vegetables, annual and perennial herbs & flowers, and a wide variety of perennial trees, bushes & shrubs. Everything from apples & pears to beans, cucumbers and peppers! Join us for a Volunteer session in the garden to learn more about what we are doing in the gardens and food forests! 

 

DO YOU COMPOST ON THE FARM?

Yes. We utilize open / 3 sided bins that are 8’ x 8’. We optimize cycling of nutrients to protect soil quality by aerating / turning our compost piles with a tractor implement.  Our compost is finished in roughly 3-4 months (depending on conditions), and it is finished when the product's internal temperature has dropped below 70 degrees fahrenheit and is dark, crumbly and smells like earth.

 

DO YOU HAVE ANIMALS? 

Yes. We have chickens, pigs & ducks. We use our poultry (ducks & chickens) to recycle our food waste into eggs, and to help control pests such as slugs, grasshoppers and flea beetles. We use our pigs to recycle food waste into meat, to help us clean up our vegetable gardens at the end of the season, and to help loosen and aerate our soils. 

 

HOW DO YOU IRRIGATE? 

We utilize water from an irrigation ditch that branches off of South Cottonwood Creek, the creek that flows through our property. We use broadcast irrigation to water our vegetable gardens and perennial food forests. In other areas, we utilize crop varieties that are drought tolerant and thrive in our climate here in southwestern Montana. 

 

HOW BIG ARE YOUR GARDENS? 

We have 2.7 acres of designated growing space, which include two perennial food forest spaces and 1.4 acres designated for annual vegetables. In addition, we have incorporated a wide variety of edible landscaping plants throughout the property. 

 

WHERE CAN I BUY YOUR VEGETABLES?

We host weekly farmers markets on-site every Thursday evening in the summer months where you can purchase vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits from the week's bounty! If you want someone to do the work for you, head over to the field kitchen and enjoy fresh farm produce from our outdoor restaurant.

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