ABOUT FLATHEAD LAKE LODGE
Family Owned, Family Operated
An Averill family tradition since 1945, we’ve been welcoming guests to our home in Bigfork, Montana for more than seven decades. Each year, our family welcomes guests to Flathead Lake Lodge for a memory-making, all-inclusive dude ranch vacation. We look forward to welcoming you and yours to the ranch, our home and the shores of beautiful Flathead Lake in northwest Montana.
In 1945, Les Averill returned from World War II, purchased what is now Flathead Lake Lodge and started the uphill task of making his home on this wild land, restoring vacant lodges and building new cabins to host generations for years to come. Next came the second generation – Doug and Maureen – who ensured the family legacy and love for the West lived on. Today, the third generation is at the helm, with Chase and Kate continuing the long-held tradition of welcoming guests to this place.
Book Your Vacation
If you’re ready to plan your next family vacation, host a meeting or corporate retreat, exchange wedding vows or experience one of our specials, we’re ready to help.
Life at the Ranch
Throughout the year, we share news, stories and snippets of what life is like year-round at our Montana guest ranch. Want to learn more about what it’s like to grow up on the shore of Flathead Lake and in the shadow of Glacier National Park? Give our blog a read.
You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. No matter what you’re wondering about our dude ranch and resort in Bigfork, Montana, feel free to reach out.
Meet Your Hosts
With a firm foundation in tradition, heritage and the West, Flathead Lake Lodge is a special place. But what makes it truly special is the staff – they love this place as much as anyone and many of them have been with us for decades. Get to know our year-round staff below.
Controller / Gift Shop
Staff Experience Coordinator & Children’s Program Manager
Equipment & Systems
Senior Business / HR Manager
Assistant General Manager
Brand Ambassador / Marketing Coordinator
Authentic Montana 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 – and continue the family business. Today, we welcome guests to our corner of Big Sky Country and introduce them to our way of life, as well as things to do in Montana. We look forward to welcoming you to our family ranch.