While Flathead Lake Lodge closes to guests during the winter season, our year-round staff is still here preparing for the coming spring, summer and fall. Typical activities at the ranch during this time of year include making updates, hiring seasonal staff for the coming summer, prepping for guests, booking groups and planning for the upcoming year.

And, with our location on the shores of Flathead Lake and at the base of the mountains, we get to soak in quiet and snow-covered winter moments. If you’ve been here in the summer season, it may be hard to imagine the lodge covered in snow. So, instead of just telling you about it, we thought we’d show you what winter is like here in Bigfork, Montana.

The entrance to the lodge.
In the summer, this alley is one the horses take to get from the barn to the pasture.
A different snow-kissed view of the Main Lodge.
The patio off the Main Lodge gets a winter nap.
A whole new take on polar plunge.
Some would say that our crew has just as much fun at the lodge in the winter months as the summer months.
Early-season snowfall.
Our on-property cabins hold down the fort in the winter.
One of our guests’ favorite photos opps looks a little different during January.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse into winter at Montana and Flathead Lake Lodge. For more information about our Montana guest ranch, visit us here. You can also see daily glimpses into life at the lodge on our Instagram here.

Happy winter,