A group of 28 people is difficult to please. The staff, setting and setup made Flathead Lake Lodge a fabulous choice for our family reunion, and everyone raved about what a good time they had. Lots of choices for everyone--from riding to helicopter rentals. Excellent water sports on a beautiful lake--from sailing and kayaking to a cocktail cruise. Staff was professional and went miles out of the way to make everyone happy. Beautiful vintage 40's lodge that was lovingly cared for. The dining setup worked well--kids eat first, then adults. But there was no hardliner age policy. It was just a nice way of getting younger ones in and out of the dining room faster--if they wanted. Food was plentiful, tasty and of good quality. Beverages and snacks were available all day. Good musical entertainment. Excellent massage. Our cabin was comfortable, but not fancy--new carpeting might be an idea--but in reality we spent little time inside. The view from the cabin's porch was the lovely: late night sunsets on the lake and stars at night. If there was one thing I would add to the property it would be a hot tub to soak in after really active days. Some of our group were riders, and some were not. It is impressive that the Ranch managed to make everybody feel welcome--not the case at all dude ranches. I have been to a few. A wonderful choice for a family reunion.
- 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