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Welcome to Averill??s Flathead Lake Lodge!
The Averill family has been hosting guests from around the world for over 65 years. We welcome you to our ranch, our home, and to experience the family vacation of a lifetime!
Flathead Lake Lodge is a historic family owned and operated Guest Ranch located directly on the shores of Flathead Lake in Bigfork, Montana. Located only 35 miles from Glacier National Park, the Lodge offers the ultimate family vacation with unlimited horse & water recreation. Enjoy unmatched Western hospitality by the Averill family and staff and a truly priceless family experience?¦Montana style!
The ranch offers seven-day packages with guests all arriving and departing on Sundays. We offer an all-inclusive package featuring an abundance of recreation, a full horse and water program, all on-site activities, family style Western cuisine, and a cozy lodge atmosphere.
Historic Western Accommodations:
Guests at our Ranch enjoy the cozy ambiance found in our historic log lodges and rustic cabins. Tucked along the banks of Flathead Lake amongst large fir and pine trees, each room at our Guest Ranch has its own unique touches overlooking Flathead Lake. From restored historic cabins to log lodges, each accommodation is highlighted by traditional wood furnishings and simple Western comfort. The historic lodges and cabins are the perfect base camp for your family??s adventure and memory filled week.
Riding at Flathead Lake Lodge
Our riding program is focused around you, the guest. What this means is that our guests can ride as much or as little as they would like during their week at the Lodge. Our riding program offers a variety of riding options daily, for all ability levels, and various ride lengths and ages so that guests can pick and chose what riding experience they would like from day to day. Enjoy our 2,000 acre private ranch on horseback exploring mountain wilderness, spectacular lake views, our private elk preserve, and some of Montana??s most beautiful landscape.
Our wranglers offer private riding lessons for beginner riders in our arena so that everyone feels comfortable out on the trails. For the experienced equestrians our wranglers will take out smaller groups, ride faster, and cover some serious distance while venturing into some of the most untouched wilderness in the country.
Diversity is at the heart of our riding program. Every day brings a new experience and fun for the whole family! In addition to our daily trail rides, our guests enjoy early morning breakfast rides on horseback to our wooded breakfast camp. Hungry riders can smell the bacon cooking long before they arrive and enjoy a fresh cooked hot breakfast around a roaring campfire. In addition, guests enjoy riding through the Lodge??s private 500 acre Rocky Mountain Elk Preserve, Kids Rodeo on Saturday afternoon, the Steak Fry mountain cookout on horseback, Team Roping, and our very own Team Penning competition.
Children bring a lot of positive energy to the barn and are encouraged to spend as much time with the horses as they??d like. The Junior Wrangler Program is a great opportunity for children to work alongside their favorite wranglers learning the basics of horse care and handling. On daily trial rides children learn the essentials of horsemanship and basic rodeo techniques with their wranglers. At the end of the week, the Kids Rodeo is their chance to participate in a fun family rodeo with their friends, family, and favorite horses from the week.