FLATHEAD LAKE RESPITE
FLATHEAD LAKE SUMMER WARRIOR FAMILY RESPITE
The activities center around skiing, fly fishing, dog sled and snow mobile rides and dude ranch happenings which are supported by contributors and venues throughout Montana, “The Last Best Place”: The numbers after each of the following venues represents the years having been held. Whitefish Mountain Resort (4); Ruby Springs Lodge (4); Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge (7); and the Bar W Ranch (2). These respites enable the families to get together and if you will, 'reunite'. Last winter Whitefish Ski event was the largest to date. Soldiers & family (29 total) from members of the 1st, 10th, 7th, Special Forces Groups; 2/75th Rangers; 4/160 Aviation and USASOC. The unit mix units draws attention to their interaction in deployment overseas and so it should in respites.
The summer event we put each family,couple or single up with host families who house them and then run the activities out of the Flathead Lake lodge. Everything summer such as hiking, horseback riding, Glacier Park visits and chuckwagon dinners to name a few. Usually a large boat will haul everyone across Flathead Lake fully stocked to a nice dinner on the other side and then back. http://flatheadlakelodge.com