Getting to Flathead Lake Lodge

While Montana’s Flathead Lake Lodge may feel like it’s worlds away, getting here for your dude ranch vacation is easy. Most of our guests fly into Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in nearby Kalispell, Montana. The airport is a 30-minute drive from the ranch and has seasonal and year-round direct flights from several hubs throughout the country. Current airlines servicing northwest Montana include Delta, United, Alaska, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Frontier, Sun Country Airlines and JetBlue.

Shuttle transportation is included in our family season weeklong stays and adults-only getaways. For groups and weddings, round-trip shuttle service is available to and from the ranch for $140 per family or $70 per person. We offer pick-up at Glacier Park International Airport, the Amtrak station in Whitefish and Kalispell-area hotels.

Physical Address

Flathead Lake Lodge
150 Flathead Lodge Rd
Bigfork, MT 59911

Mailing Address

Flathead Lake Lodge
P.O. Box 248
Bigfork, MT 59911

Packing List

Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and located on Flathead Lake, we tend to experience a wide range of weather conditions. Our summer days are typically sunny, hot and dry, with frequent opportunities to see a spectacular rainbow form over the lake as an afternoon thunderstorm rolls by. In the evening, the weather tends to cool off and you’ll experience crisp and clear nights that serve as the perfect backdrop for an evening around the campfire and a night of taking in Montana’s star-filled sky.

To ensure you’re comfortable while you’re at the ranch, we’ve included a short packing list below. For a more detailed list, check out this post

Blue jeans or comfortable pants
Light jacket
Short sleeve shirts
Cowboy boots, or shoes with a heel
Bathing suit
Hiking shoes
Athletic shoes
Rain gear
And, whatever else you may need