Spurring Hope in the Lives of Critically Ill Children
August 30 - September 6, 2020
At Flathead Lake Lodge, we’ll be celebrating our 75th anniversary in 2020. When we reflect on what it means that the third generation of the Averill family is still operating the guest ranch opened by Les Averill in 1945, we can’t help but feel grateful and appreciative that we’ve been able to carry on this family tradition and legacy for so many years. As we started thinking about how we could celebrate this monumental anniversary, we felt strongly that it couldn’t be about us. Instead, we wanted to do something more; something that allowed us to give back. To do this, we dreamt up “A Week of Hope.” In honor of our 75th anniversary, we’re hosting “A Week of Hope” where critically ill children (and their families) will be able to experience life the way it’s meant to be—running free, soaking up Montana and creating memories that will last forever.
Celebrate our 75th anniversary
Become a sponsor
When Les Averill opened Flathead Lake Lodge, he wanted to create a place that provided authentic Western experiences; a place where guests could escape to rejuvenate their souls and spirits while creating lifelong memories. If you would like to celebrate this place and our 75th anniversary, please join us by making a tax-deductible donation here. Your contributions go directly toward supporting travel and hard costs for up to 20 families to experience “A Week of Hope” at Flathead Lake Lodge.
*Contributions are tax-deductible through our partnership with Paladin Conservancy, a nonprofit organization in Bigfork, Montana that serves as the fiscal sponsor for this project. Donations will appear as Paladin Conservancy on your bank or credit card statements. Paladin Conservancy is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization.
For “A Week of Hope” to come to life, we’re in need of corporate sponsors to help us with a variety of hard costs, including airfare to bring all the families to the lodge, support medical needs while on the property and more. As a benefit of being a corporate sponsor, Flathead Lake Lodge has put together a variety of packages as our way of saying thank you in helping us bring the event to life.
Donate your Delta Skymiles
Join us in celebrating our anniversary by donating your Delta SkyMiles to “A Week of Hope” guests. Up to 20 critically ill children and their families will be at Flathead Lake Lodge from August 30 – September 6, 2020 and the donation of your SkyMiles will help get them here.
Account #: 9036107564
Account Name: Chase Averill
Why we're giving back
The mission of “A Week of Hope” is to celebrate Flathead Lake Lodge’s 75th anniversary by spurring hope in the lives of critically ill children through authentic Western experiences, genuine relationships and our love of the ranch. To put it simply, it’s our way of saying thank you. Thank you to Grandpa Les who was brave enough to start a guest ranch in the wilds of Montana; thank you to Doug who kept this place running for so many years; and thank you to our guests who love Flathead Lake Lodge as much as we do and who keep coming back year after year.
Contributions are tax-deductible through our partnership with Paladin Conservancy, a nonprofit organization in Bigfork, Montana that serves as the fiscal sponsor for this project. Donations will appear as Paladin Conservancy on your bank or credit card statements. Paladin Conservancy is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization.