One popular period of the early stages of the American West was the time of cowboys and cattle drives. At Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge, you get a first-hand experience in the saddle like those who road the trails long before. With a modern touch for comfort and rustic details melted together, you will find the perfect mix of frontier whimsy and exceptional hospitality. You and your partners will be sure to have the best Montana vacations imaginable with Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge.

Saddle Up

As an all-inclusive dude-ranch, there are naturally horses grazing in the pastures surrounding the grounds. The ranch holds several different rides and has horses for all levels of riding experience. Grab your boots to hit the trails or even take a few lessons from the experienced hands on the ranch. Team penning and roping are held for guests to watch and enjoy a bit of ranch rodeo action. There are even unusual yoga classes where you are paired with an equine partner for a bit of creative relaxation during the late spring.

At The Dinner Bell

Along with the scenic trail rides, comes the hearty home-cooked meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner rides are available to head out and stop along the way for a hot meal cooking over the open fire. The horses munch the grass while you indulge in a taste of the west. On Wednesday nights, the dinners are held up in the woods with delicious cuts of meat and local produce for an extra mouth watering dining experience. Enjoy your meal by the fire and share stories like the good old days.

Activities For Everyone

Though the horses are a popular attraction at the ranch, there are many more other exciting things to see and explore during your visit. One odd event that tends to be a hit is the mouse races. Yes, that exists, and it is a blast! There is almost always a fire blazing with live music playing somewhere on the grounds nightly, whether it be on the beach or up on the trails. Guests can also dance the night away with live music at a country barn dance held nightly. There are even more activities on the water and the ranch that you can check out on their website.

Family Friendly Vacations Montana

There are plenty of entertaining activities for everyone to experience the great American west to its fullest. From the meals to the hooved inhabitants, you will be surrounded by the lifestyle of the west. So grab your boots and old pair of blue jeans for a bit of fun on the ranch at Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge for one of the best Montana vacations you will ever experience.