About Us

Steeped in 75 years of ranching and outfitting, Flathead Lake Lodge is a place that needs to be experienced. A family-owned and-operated dude ranch, we’re located in northwest Montana on the shores of Flathead Lake and make our home here year-round.

In 1945, Les Averill returned from World War II, purchased the ranch and started the uphill task of making his home on this wild land, restoring vacant lodges and building new cabins to hosts guests for generations to come. After Les retired, the second generation—Doug and Maureen Averill—became stewards of the ranch and ensured that the family legacy and love for the West is still found in abundance on every corner of the ranch. Today, the third generation of the Averill family, Chase and Kate, are at the helm and are continuing the long-held tradition of welcoming guests to Flathead Lake Lodge and treating them with the warmest, most genuine Western hospitality found anywhere.

And while the ranch’s terrain has evolved over the years from an untamed forested hideout to beautifully manicured grounds with just the right amount of wildness, the people, experiences and commitment to hospitality have remained the same generation after generation.

Flathead Lake Lodge Deer Elk

The Team

Chase Averill - General Manager at Flathead Lake Lodge

Chase Averill

General Manager
3rd Generation

Carson Averill - Barn Manager at Flathead Lake Lodge

Carson Averill

Barn Manager
3 Years

Jena Barrows - Controller / Gift Shop at Flathead Lake Lodge

Jena Barrows

Controller / Gift Shop
27 Years

Kaitlyn Brindley - Outdoor Pursuits Manager at Flathead Lake Lodge

Kaitlyn Brindley

Outdoor Pursuits Manager
9 Years

Beau Brindley - Property Manager at Flathead Lake Lodge

Beau Brindley

Property Manager
7 Years

Rob Clagett - Executive Chef at Flathead Lake Lodge

Rob Clagett

Executive Chef
2 Years

Elizabeth Cohee - Livestock Manager at Flathead Lake Lodge

Elizabeth Cohee

Livestock Manager
9 Years

Rick Hughes - Shooting Sports at Flathead Lake Lodge

Rick Hughes

Shooting Sports
19 Years

Deb Kampsula - Groups Coordinator at Flathead Lake Lodge

Deb Kampsula

Groups Coordinator
27 Years

Daryl Kirby - Equipment & Systems at Flathead Lake Lodge

Daryl Kirby

Equipment & Systems
37 Years

Kristin Lee - Controller at Flathead Lake Lodge

Kristin Lee

Controller
8 Years

Jodi Peterson - Guest Services Manager at Flathead Lake Lodge

Jodi Peterson

Guest Services Manager
36 Years

Scott Plum - Sailing Captain at Flathead Lake Lodge

Scott Plum

Sailing Captain
33 Years

Dax Vanfossen - Brand Ambassador / Marketing Coordinator at Flathead Lake Lodge

Dax Vanfossen

Brand Ambassador / Marketing Coordinator
2 Years







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