Children & Teens
A Montana Family Vacation Paradise
Endless Kids Activities & Fun For All Ages
Children are a focus of activities and recreation here at the Lodge. Flathead Lake Lodge has a unique children’s program where family interaction is key and children have the freedom to roam the property and the various activities as they’d like. Children focused activities include daily kids rides, daily Arts & Crafts, water activities, kids teepee overnight, kids rodeo, organized games and a junior wrangler program to name a few. Your child will fall in love with Flathead Lake Lodge and make friendships that can last a lifetime.
Children 0-6 years
Children 0-6 years really enjoy their week at the Lodge. Daily Arts & Crafts are a highlight for the younger kids and make for fun souvenirs to take home. Also, each day after the trail riders head off, children under 6 will be given special attention at the stables. The younger kids are able to take pony rides around the barn area led by a family member and wrangler. Arts & Crafts is located at the barn and the schedule coincides with adult trail rides throughout the week so your child will be having fun while you’re off on the trails. Childcare is also available for young children. All of our childcare providers attend a babysitter’s class administered by the local health center.
Children 6-12 years
Children 6 and older may ride their own horse on the mountain trails with our experienced wranglers. Daily rides are available for children and our friendly wranglers become their close friends throughout the week.
Junior Wrangler Program
Our Junior Wrangler Program is a great opportunity for children to learn the basics of horse care and handling by learning from the wranglers throughout the week. Every day children have opportunities to help brush, handle, and care for our horses and will become a Junior Wrangler through learning from our friendly wranglers.
Kids Overnight Camp
Kid’s (6-12) have the opportunity to spend a night in authentic teepees on our dude ranch property. At the camp, kids enjoy roasting marshmallows, children’s games and ghost stories, accompanied by members of the guest ranch staff.
Arts & Crafts
Our Arts and Crafts staff hosts children’s activities throughout the day that are sure to please the kids. Children meet for the scheduled activity at the Arts & Crafts room, located adjacent to the barn. Projects are imaginative, creative and fun for children of all ages. Adults are welcome to join in too!
Teens 13-18 years
Here at the ranch we have many fun activities for teenagers. Depending on what your teen is into, we have lots of options to satisfy everyone, and every age for that matter! Here are some options for our teenage guests:
We have daily teen specific rides for any guests 13-18 years of age. This allows our teenage guests to get to know each other and spend time together out on the trails with our friendly wranglers.
The lakefront is always a popular spot for teens. Many teens enjoy Stand Up Paddle Boarding which has become a hit since we introduced them to the lodge a few years back. Popular among beach communities all over the country, Stand Up Paddle Boarding has become a favorite activity for teens at the Lodge. In addition, teens can spend the afternoon wake boarding, water skiing, or knee boarding off the ski dock, a great opportunity for experienced or first time skiers! The pool is always a great spot to lounge on hot afternoons as are the canoes and kayaks that are always available.
Mountain Laser Tag
We are very excited about offering Mountain Laser Tag to our guests. our newest activity, Laser Tag has taken off as an insanely fun activity for teens and parents alike! Guests head out to a mountain course where teams compete on real rugged terrain. Climbing in trees, hiding behind boulders, laying in tall grass, and creating makeshift camouflage brought out the kid in everyone. Games were especially fun when fathers and sons faced off for vacation bragging rights.