Surrounding Area

While it feels like you and your family are far from town, in reality we’re only a stone’s throw from city life. That’s one of the beautiful things about coming to Flathead Lake Lodge. Our very private and safe property encourages freedom, however if you do wish to explore, you don’t have to go far to do so.

Flathead Lake

The Ranch is unique in its location; a Montana mountain dude ranch nestled in a private bay on the largest natural fresh water lake in the west offering an unparalleled experience both in the mountains and on the water. Flathead Lake sits in the heart of the Flathead Valley, just west of the Continental Divide, and is ringed by the Swan, Salish, Mission, and Whitefish ranges of the Rocky Mountains.

Jewel Basin
Primitive Area

Jewel Basin is a short drive from Bigfork and the hiking-only area provides breath-taking views of the Flathead Valley and the Rocky Mountains.

Glacier National Park

The surrounding parks and wilderness areas offer an abundance of outdoor recreation and sight-seeing. Carved by glaciers during the last Ice Age, the Flathead Valley is rich with biodiversity and has a natural beauty unlike no other in the United States. Glacier National Park, the crown jewel of the continent, is renowned for its history, wildlife and scenic beauty.


Home to Flathead Lake Lodge, Bigfork is a charming western artisan village on the bay with a wide assortment of fine art galleries, restaurants and unique shops. A short walk to town is an enjoyable afternoon foray following a day of horseback riding in the wilderness.