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All-Inclusive Genuine Montana Dude Ranch

For the last 75 years, our family has been welcoming guests to our ranch in Bigfork, Montana, to experience an unforgettable, all-inclusive Montana ranch vacation. We’d love to invite you and your family to make memories and explore this place we call home.

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Ditch the kids and come play in Montana at one of our adults-only fall getaways next fall. With all-inclusive packages designed to provide relaxation and adventure–complemented by mouth-watering meals, horseback trail rides and cozy crisp nights along the shore of Flathead Lake–your fall getaway is waiting.


What Makes Us Different?

Vintage Stays.
Historic Memories.

We’ve been rated in the top 2% best family vacations spots in America. In Montana, our lodge is the highest rated hospitality facility by the Mobile Travel Guide. The finest tribute of all, however, is that well over half of our guests return to the ranch each year. Many who return are second-generation guests who want their children and grandchildren to experience Flathead Lake Lodge as they did when they were young.

There is no better place to fulfill a fantasy of riding off into the sunset together than at the classic Montana Dude Ranch, Averill‘s Flathead Lake Lodge. - Vogue

Escape the Ordinary

Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge is a place unlike any other. When it comes to family vacations, adult getaways, corporate retreats and destination weddings, our Montana ranch has a wide selection of activities—from adventure to recreation and relaxation—and we have the largest selection of activities for one all-inclusive rate.  During a stay at the lodge, each day offers a variety of options to choose from, including everything from horseback trail rides to sailing on historic sailboats on Flathead Lake and mountain biking to fly-casting lessons, the opportunity for adventure is endless.


Horsing Around
Make a Reservations
Family Time
Guided Adventures
A Week of Hope
Generational Bliss
Glacier National Park
Corporate Connections
Weekly Videos
Stay the Night
Fun at Every Level
A Taste of Montana
Lake Life
Western Romance
All-inclusive Activities

Adult-Only Fall Getaways

Relax and Rejuvenate

2021 Dates TBD

An all-inclusive getaway, these four-night packages have been designed to give adults the full Flathead Lake Lodge experience combined with the changing colors of autumn, crisp nights and room to roam the ranch's 2,000 acres. Each of our October getaways is specifically crafted to give you the chance to reconnect, catch up and spend time with the ones you've been missing. And with a limit of 50 guests, there's one guest per every 40 acres of our Montana guest ranch, meaning you have plenty of room to relax, connect and spend time together.

The rate will include meals, accommodations, recreation, tax and gratuity.

Adult-Only Fall Package

Unplug & Reconnect in Montana

2021 Dates TBD

An all-inclusive Thursday - Monday package, our unplug retreat is designed to let guests take a digital detox free from technology paired with authentic experiences at our 76-year-old guest ranch. This package is limited to 50 guests, which means you'll have plenty of space to soak in the ranch's 2,000 acres. From our location on the shores of Flathead Lake, we're going to disconnect the WiFi and give you the chance to leave your smartphones, tables and computers behind while you give yourself time to breathe and reconnect with what matters most.

The rate will include meals, accommodations, recreation, tax and gratuity.

Your Dream Fall Wedding In Montana

On the Shore of Flathead Lake

When it comes to choosing a location for your wedding, there aren’t many places like Flathead Lake Lodge. Sitting on the shores of Montana’s Flathead Lake, the lodge has the perfect setting for weddings, from small intimate events to larger weddings of up to 200 guests. With 2,000 acres of terrain, shoreline access and various ceremony locations to choose from, we’re certain you’ll find your ideal wedding destination at Flathead Lake Lodge.

In the crown of the continent

Montana Adventure

2021 Dates TBD

An adults-only adventure, this all-inclusive getaway includes time spent exploring our 2,000 acres of forested and lakeside terrain. This adventure-filled package offers a variety of options to choose from, including mountain biking on our miles of trails, guided horseback trail rides, tours through the elk preserve, sailing the wide-open waters of Flathead Lake's 126,100 acres and heading to the hills for a mountain meadow steak fry. Additional highlights include live music, dips in our lakeside pool and creative multi-course tasting meals from Chef Rob that include smoked trout, mussels and pork, set against the historic background of our Main Lodge.

The rate will included meals, accommodations, recreation, tax and gratuity.


Authentic Hospitality

Our grandfather, Les Averill, started Flathead Lake Lodge in 1945. Three generations later, we’re proud to carry on his legacy—as well as the legacy of our father Doug Averill—doing what we love in the place we love most. Today, we welcome guests to Montana and introduce them to the genuine Western lifestyle that’s been found here on the shores of Flathead Lake for the last 75 years. Once you stay at Flathead Lake Lodge, you become part of our family, and that’s a mantra we live by.

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