Bear Spirit Lodge

A Boutique Montana Bed and Breakfast Experience

About Us

About Us

Enjoy Montana vacation travel to Bear Spirit Lodge where laughter is an instant vacation! We offer lots of smiles to our guests!

Ann Harwood, owner & innkeeper of Bear Spirit Lodge B&B, is an entrepreneur, marketing & management professional, spiritual counselor, and workshop facilitator. Ann has traveled to over 40 countries and 50 USA states, and loves to learn from people about their cultures and lives. She loves to host people from all over the world at Bear Spirit Lodge B&B.  She chose the Mission Mountains of Montana over 20 years ago to fulfill her dream of creating a small, peaceful place for nature retreats in the forest. Bear Spirit Lodge is a State of Montana licensed and inspected B&B.

"At Bear Spirit Lodge, we specialize in creating a comfortable environment for B&B guests, personal retreats, personal growth workshops, and massage therapy treatments for people to recharge, rejuvenate, and to Feed Your Spirit," exclaimed Ann.

During the off-peak season at Bear Spirit Lodge, Ann works as a Creative Solutions Communications consultant and coach, professional speaker, and writer. Ann also teaches marketing & other business courses part-time at Salish Kootenai College, the flagship tribal college in the U.S. Ann is a talented, creative visionary and has had a successful, award-winning career in Fortune 100 companies and national nonprofits in Orlando, Washington DC, Honolulu, Virginia, and Montana. She has also been an adjunct professor in Orlando, Washington D.C. and Montana, and she has taught workshops throughout North America.

Ann, the Ageless Learner, has an education background which encompasses a span of 40 years. In 2007, Ann successfully started the sixth decade of her life by completing a Doctorate in Higher Education degree from The University of Montana. In 1997, she was ordained as an Interfaith Minister of Spiritual Counseling in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and conducts wedding ceremonies upon request in Montana & the USA.  Ann received her MBA from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida in 1976, and her BS from Florida State University in 1968.

She is also the proud mother of her daughter, Dr. Ashley Maynard, who recently served as Chair of the Psychology Department at the University of Hawaii for 10 years, professor, author of textbooks, and an international expert on developmental psychology & cultural anthropology.