Life In The Flathead Valley
Averill’s Ranch, Flathead Lake Lodge is unique in its location; a Montana mountain dude ranch nestled in a private bay on the largest natural fresh water lake in the west offering an unparalleled experience both in the mountains and on the water. The Flathead Lake sits at the heart of the Flathead Valley, just west of the Continental Divide ringed by the Swan, Salish, Mission, and Whitefish ranges of northwest Montana.
The surrounding parks and wilderness areas offer an abundance of outdoor recreation and sight-seeing. Carved by glaciers during the last Ice Age, the Flathead Valley is rich with biodiversity and has a natural beauty unlike no other place in the US. Glacier National Park, the crown jewel of the continent, is renowned for it’s history, wildlife and scenic beauty. Glacier National Park is a beautiful 45 minute drive from the lodge and offers unparalleled hiking and sight-seeing. Jewel Basin Primitive Area is a short drive away and the hiking-only area provides breath-taking views of the Flathead Valley and the Rocky Mountains of Montana. If you need help planning your vacation, we can help you arrange your activities and transportation to any of these prime tourist destinations.
Bigfork, Montana, the “Villiage by the bay”, is a charming western artisan village on the bay with a wide assortment of fine art galleries, restaurants and unique shops. A short walk to town is an enjoyable afternoon foray following a day of horseback riding in the wilderness.