If there are two things we know to be true at Flathead Lake Lodge, it’s that fall in northwest Montana is spectacular and adults deserve vacations, too. But not just any vacation. We’re talking about the types of getaways that allow you to relax, lounge, adventure, dine on incredible food and have fun.

As such, we’ve created FOUR GETAWAYS that are just for the grown-ups this September.

Fall Retreat: Come Unplug & Reconnect in Montana: September 10 – 14, 2020

Designed to let you truly unplug, this long weekend getaway offers a digital detox—free from technology—perfectly paired with horseback riding, playing on Flathead Lake, gourmet food and wine pairings, yoga, guided hikes and more.

Cost: $2,880 per person. All-inclusive – includes meals, accommodations, recreation, tax and gratuity.

Setting out on horseback.

Fall Getaways: Come Relax – September 6 – 10, 2020; September 14 – 18, 2020

This package combines a typical stay at Flathead Lake Lodge with the vibrant colors of fall on the ranch’s 2,000 acres. Highlights include multi-course dinners with wine pairings, guided mountain biking, horseback rides, an onsite massage and tours of the elk preserve.

Cost: $2,880 per person. All inclusive – includes meals, accommodations, recreation, tax and gratuity.

Boating on the glacial-fed waters of Flathead Lake.

Fall Fun: Montana Adventure: September 18 – 22, 2020

This adults-only adventure-filled long weekend will include mountain biking on our miles of trails, guided horseback trail rides, tours through the elk preserve and exploring the waters of Flathead Lake. Additional highlights include live music, dips in the lakeside pool and creative multi-course tasting menus from Chef Rob.

Cost: $2,880 per person. Includes meals, accommodations, recreation, tax and gratuity.

Hitting Flathead Lake Lodge’s 10+ miles of mountain biking trails.

One of the elements we’re most excited about for these fall packages is what Chef Rob has planned for the culinary offerings.

Chef Rob has been working on food and wine pairings and tasting menus…he let us have a peek and our mouths start watering when we read what he has up his food-loving sleeve.

A few pairings of note from the Montana Royalty Tasting Menu: Oysters & Bubbly (oyster, trout roe, lemon – sparkling wine), Beets, Milk & Honey (beet, apple, chevre, honey – Verdejo) King Trumpet “Duxelle” (King trumpet mushroom, shallot, fine herbs, pine nut, raising – Sauternes), Montana Short Rib (elk, carrot, onion, potato, huckleberry – Rhone Red) and S’more of What? (graham cracker, marshmallow, chocolate – Pedro Ximenez).

Chef Rob brings his 12+ years of cooking professionally, with a focus on French technique to the lodge and our adults-only getaways.

For more information about our fall adults-only vacation packages, email us at info@flatheadlakelodge.com or call 406-837-4391.

Until next time,


As summer continues here in Montana, we are excitedly awaiting the arrival of our latest additions to Flathead Lake Lodge, our three brand-new, all-inclusive, adults-only fall packages. Autumn in Montana is one of the most  breathtaking times of year and we’re looking forward to sharing it with our guests through these three packages: the Montana Adventure in the Crown of the Continent (September 1 – 5, 2019), Relax and Restore in Montana’s Wide-open Spaces (September 12 – 15, 2019) and Unplug and Reconnect: Retreat to Montana (September 25 – 29, 2019).  

Fall along the Middle Fork of the Flathead.
Fun fact: Western larch (also known as tamarack) turn yellow in autumn.
Photo: NPS / Jacob Frank

In case you’re looking for that perfect adults-only retreat, here are five reasons to visit Flathead Lake Lodge.

1. Fall is for the Grown-ups

If you’ve been to Flathead Lake Lodge during the summer, you know by know that our summer season is geared toward families. But heck, we also think adults deserve the chance to enjoy the beauty of Flathead Lake Lodge sans kids. Which is why our three fall packages are geared specifically toward adults, with each offering a distinct experiences based on adventure, relaxing and reconnecting.

Grown-ups deserve a getaway, too.

2. Fall Foliage: We’ve Got It

Chances are, Montana is not at the top of your fall-foliage viewing destination list but we’re here to tell you that it should be. Honestly, there’s nothing quite like Big Sky Country in the fall. Here in northwest Montana, you’ll see our mountains and valleys welcome vibrant shades of yellows, golds, oranges and reds. Combine fall colors with crisp mornings, sunshine-filled days and fewer people visiting and you’ve got yourself a beautiful getaway. Plus, each of our three packages includes elements of exploring the outdoors, whether it be on a guided horseback trail ride, quiet morning walks, yoga overlooking the lake or a tour along Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road. 

A bird’s-eye view of Flathead Lake Lodge in autumn.

3. Bison   

American bison (also commonly nicknamed buffalo) are a rich part of America’s landscape and have an incredible history in this part of the West. One of our packages—the Montana Adventure in the Crown of the Continent—is just that, an adventure. This five-day, four-night package takes place over Labor Day weekend and includes Glacier National Park and a visit to the ranch’s herd of bison on the Blackfeet Nation.

An American bison.
NPS / Neal Herbert

4. Peace and Quiet

Truth be told, summer is busy. We’re lucky that our guest ranch sits on 2,000 acres along Flathead Lake and offers a private reprieve, even in the height of July. But during fall, the peace and quiet found in this place and in northwest Montana can be felt and we’re convinced that Big Sky Country is the best place to get away from it all. Throughout your time at Flathead Lake Lodge, you’ll hear some of the most perfect sounds in the world: birds chirping in trees, horses whinnying in the distance, a soft breeze moving through the trees and water from Flathead Lake lapping up onto the shore. 

The perfect place to take it all in.

5. Finding Your Own Montana Moment

Around here, we’re big on inviting people to discover their own #MontanaMoment. Whether that’s seeing gorgeous fall colors during a hike or taking in the smell of the mountain air from the back of a horse, we want each of our guests to leave Flathead Lake Lodge feeling relaxed and recharged, and with your own #MontanaMoment firmly in hand. No matter when you visit or what fall package you book, we’ll work hard to ensure you leave with plenty of memories and unforgettable moments.   

Cowgirls at Flathead Lake Lodge.

If you haven’t yet, call us at 406-837-4391 or drop us an email and we’ll walk you through each of the packages to help you pick the best one for you. Here’s to a beautiful fall at Flathead Lake Lodge. 

Happy Trails,