• Endless Ranch & Lake Adventures

    Montana Horseback Riding VacationsEnjoy an almost endless array of activities on the largest freshwater Lake West of the Mississippi. Swimming, Sailing, kayaking, water skiing, canoeing, and much more at our all-inclusive Montana dude ranch.


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  • Body – Mind – Equine – Retreat

    What do you get when you combine a Yogini, horses and a world class ranch? You get a renewing, fun, awareness journey through yoga and horses.

    Memorial Day Weekend May 25th – 28th


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  • June 2018 4 & 5 Night Packages

    All the fun of our week-long packages packed into four and five night stays for the perfect introduction to ranch life!

    Arriving June 10th, 2018

    Packages starting at $1,830


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A Legendary All-Inclusive Luxury Montana Dude Ranch

Making Family Vacation Memories Since 1945Family Photo


Our family invites you to bring your family and friends to Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork for an unforgettable, all-inclusive Montana dude ranch vacation. We’ve been hosting guests from around the world for 72 years and we welcome you and yours to our ranch, our home, and the shores of beautiful Flathead Lake to experience the family vacation of a lifetime!

My father, Les Averill, created a concept and philosophy of Western hospitality and adventure that has successfully survived more than half a century of dramatic changes in travel and vacation trends. Transportation, technology and family values have changed since 1945, yet dad’s idea of providing an unmatched setting for memorable family vacations and family reunions has remained the same, and we strive to give our guests the timeless experience of Western Montana hospitality Les pioneered – combined with unparalleled recreational opportunities from horseback riding to sailing to exploring nearby Glacier National Park.

We’ve been rated in the top 2% best family vacations spots in America. In Montana, our lodge is the highest rated hospitality facility by the Mobile Travel Guide. Our dude ranch has received national acclaim from Better Homes & Gardens, Bon Appetite, Good Morning America, Sunset Magazine, Travel & Leisure and was named Best of the Best by Kilgore’s Ranch and Resort Guide. The finest tribute of all, however, is that well over half of our guests return to the ranch each year. Many who return are second-generation guests who want their children and grandchildren to experience Flathead Lake Lodge as they did when they were young.

So come join us and make the kind of memories that last for generations.