About Us

Steeped in years of ranching and outfitting, Flathead Lake Lodge is in its third generation as a family owned and operated Dude Ranch. We’re located in beautiful Northwest Montana and rest on the shores of pristine Flathead Lake. Since 1945, when our Grandfather, Les Averill, returned from WWII and began the uphill task of taming this wild land, restoring the vacant lodges and hosting his first trusting guest one thing has remained the same; we welcome our guests into our home and treat them with the warmest, most genuine western hospitality they will experience.

The Ranch has grown, been manicured from a forested hideout to beautiful grounds, and activities developed, however the most special part, the people and the way our guests are treated has always remained the same generation after generation.

Meet Your Hosts

Our family invites you to bring your family and friends to the Ranch in Bigfork, Montana for an unforgettable, all-inclusive Montana dude ranch vacation. We’ve been hosting guests from around the world for over 70 years and we welcome you and yours to our ranch, our home, and the shores of beautiful Flathead Lake to experience a genuine family vacation of a lifetime.

Flathead Lake Lodge Hosts
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The Team

Chase Averill

Chase Averill

General Manager
3rd Generation

Jena Barrows

Jena Barrows

Controller / Gift Shop
25 Years

Rocky Bennett

Rocky Bennett

Carpenter
24 Years

Beau Brindley

Beau Brindley

Lodging Manager
5 Years

Liz Cohee

Liz Cohee

Livestock Manager
7 Years

Hannah Gorby

Hannah Gorby

Front Office Lead
2 Years

Rick Hughes

Rick Hughes

Shooting Sports
17 Years

Deb Kampsula

Deb Kampsula

Groups Coordinator
25 Years

Daryl Kirby

Daryl Kirby

Equipment & Systems
34 Years

Kristen Lee

Kristen Lee

Controller
6 Years

Scott Plum

Scott Plum

Sailing Captain
31 Years









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