The Ultimate Summer Destination - Montana Style!
The Flathead Lake Lodge is a third generation family run and operated Dude Ranch. The Lodge offers all-inclusive family vacations during the summer and hosts corporate groups, reunions and weddings in the spring & fall. Regardless of the season, our guests will enjoy unmatched hospitality by the Averill family and staff. The Flathead Lake Lodge is the ultimate summer destination…Montana style!
The Flathead Lake Lodge is located in the mountains of Northwest Montana and directly on the shores of Flathead Lake. Located only 40 minutes from Glacier National Park, the Lodge is an ideal setting for a summer full of adventure and fun! In addition, the energetic artisan town of Bigfork is only a mile away offering great shopping, restaurants, live music, and festivals throughout the summer.
About Flathead Lake Lodge
Flathead Lake Lodge is the ideal location for summer employment. We welcome each staff member and guest to the ranch as if we were welcoming them to our own home. We encourage all staff members to engage, dine and build relationships with the families who vacation with us. This is a very unique and important element to working at Flathead Lake Lodge and believe it is what keeps our guests returning year after year. It truly is hospitality at it’s roots.
The Employee Experience
A summer spent at Flathead Lake Lodge is an unforgettable experience. Perhaps one of the most special things about the lodge is the diverse group of people that you will meet while working here. Staff and guests alike come to the lodge from all over the country. Over the course of the summer, our employees form genuine friendships with people from all walks of life. Our hope is that our staff leaves at the end of the season with an authentic and meaningful experience that will be cherished forever!
All positions require a positive attitude, an excellent work ethic, an outgoing personality, and the physical stamina to work long hours. We are looking for staff members who get along well with others and who are looking for a rewarding summer work experience.
Room and Board
The ranch provides on-site room and board for all employees at a nominal monthly fee, which includes housing and three meals a day. Employee housing is shared with other employees in a dormitory style setting.
The Lodge encourages all staff to play and dine with our guests. We feel that this is the best way to create authentic and genuine relationships which is what we are all about! The same hearty and delicious scratch-made meals are served to guests and staff alike and there are always snacks and treats available in between. All on-site activities are available to staff in their time off including horseback riding, waterskiing, wakeboarding, stand up paddle boarding, sailing, fishing, hiking, tennis, volleyball and many more!
Getting Here and Getting Around
The Flathead Lake Lodge is located 30 minutes from Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell, Montana and 45 minutes from the Amtrak Station in Whitefish, Montana. Either way, we can arrange to pick you up!
Driving a personal car is also a great option for getting here! There is plenty of staff parking at the Lodge and plenty of adventures to be had within a short driving distance.
It is not necessary to have your own transportation to work at the Flathead Lake Lodge since housing, food, work and fun is all located on-site. However, there is no public transportation or Uber available in the area which is something to consider.
During time off, employees enjoy many of the same activities as our guests. Horseback riding, waterskiing, wake boarding, stand up paddle boarding, sailing, fishing, hiking, tennis, and volleyball are all activities available to our staff. Many employees will explore the surrounding area on their time off by visiting Glacier National Park, whitewater rafting, hiking, and spending time in the surrounding towns of Bigfork, Kalispell, and Whitefish.
The Lodge combines a fun Western atmosphere with top rated hospitality. We work as a team to provide the best vacation experience to our guests. Employees are hired for specific positions however, everyone is expected to help out in all areas as needed. Employees work six days per week and receive an hourly wage plus an equal share of the tip pool.
We have a range of seasonal summer opportunities, check out a list of our available positions here!
Jobs we typically hire for:
Wranglers, Wait Staff, Cooks, Housekeepers, Front Office, Activity Guides, and more!
How to Apply
Flathead Lake Lodge is an equal opportunity employer. We make selections based on availability and skills. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a US citizen, or hold an unexpired Employment Authorization document for the INS. The Flathead Lake Lodge is committed to maintaining a drug, alcohol and smoke-free work environment.
Our summer season begins in May and runs through mid-October. Please give careful consideration to the dates of availability that you list on the application. Your indicated dates will be instrumental in our decision making process. All applicants will be contacted either by email or phone.
You may apply for more then one position. Please list your qualifications for each job position. Job flexibility is very important at Flathead Lake Lodge. We expect all employees to fulfill the dates on the signed contracts.