Here at Flathead Lake Lodge, we’ve been a family tradition since 1945. With our location on the shore of Flathead Lake in northwest Montana and with nearly 2,000 acres of terrain, our guest ranch has plenty of room to soak up Big Sky Country.

And while we’ve been welcoming families for generations – as well as raising our own families here at the ranch – we were delighted to be named a winner in Good Housekeeping’s 2024 Family Travel Awards. Listed as a “Milestone Vacation Spot,” we were included under Unforgettable Adventures & Attractions.

Here’s what Good Housekeeping had to say…

“If you’re planning a trip with the extended family to celebrate a milestone anniversary, birthday or graduation, we have three words: Flathead Lake Lodge. Open May through October, the family-operated, all-inclusive guest ranch truly facilitates family bonding through its seemingly never-ending lineup of activities that you sign up for when you arrive for the week. (It also helps that the guest rooms don’t have TVs.) Although there isn’t an official camp, the supervised kids’ activities, broken down by age group, run morning to night. Well-planned meals, stellar service and a stunning lakeside location make this a true gem. Plan to stay in the area a few extra days to explore nearby Glacier National Park.”

And if you’re curious about what the tester thought, here’s a glimpse into the ranch in her own words.

“Every activity is outstanding,” said our reviewer, who visited with her parents, daughter and nephews and tried mountaintop yoga, horseback riding and flower-arranging class among many other things. “It’s so family-oriented and communal and everyone in our group had the best time, even my dad, who hates everything.” She also thought the food was delicious, noting “I loved that they had wine pairings with every dinner and that the kids had a separate meal and meal time if they wanted but could also eat with adults if they preferred.”

If you’ve been thinking about planning a family trip to Flathead Lake Lodge, we’d love to see you at our family-owned and -operated guest ranch.

During the summer, we offer weeklong stays (check in on Sunday, check out the following Sunday), while we also have a variety of packages in spring and fall. This spring, we have a new family-focused spring adventure package. Slated for May 29-June 2, 2024, it’s designed for the whole family with activities that include breakfast rides, horseback trail rides, archery, boat cruises, guided hikes, guided mountain biking, tours through the on-site elk preserve, yoga, music, steak fry and a barn dance.

Want to read more? Check out the awards here. In other exciting news, be sure to grab a copy of the January/February print issue of Good Housekeeping to read more about the ranch.

Until next time – happy trails,