I stayed a couple of nights with my colleagues and thoroughly enjoyed the location of this resort - the view over the lake, the grounds, and the surrounding mountains are outstanding.
The lodge is very comfortable, very Montanan, and not at all flashy. The rooms are small, dimly lit, with rustic style appointments. The bathrooms were decidedly small and not at all world-class. While there is wifi in the lodge, there are no TVs available for guests.
The food is plentiful and wonderfully prepared. Some of the flavors are a bit odd, but adventurous and interesting. When the kitchen is busy and there are lots of guests, it seems as though the lines were long and meals were a bit 'dished up'.
The staff are very friendly (sometimes too much so), but as is typical for mountain resorts they appeared a little weary at the end of the season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Flathead Lake Lodge is a third generation Dude Ranch located in Montana on Flathead Lake. The Lodge offers unlimited horse & water activities and is only 35 miles from Glacier National Park. Your family will enjoy a rustic ranch atmosphere, endless activities, and unmatched hospitality by the Averill family and staff. Recreation includes a complete horse program, sailing, fly fishing, water sports, hiking, cookouts, camp fires, and a family barn dance to name a few. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Averill`s Flathead Lake Hotel Bigfork
- Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge Montana/Bigfork