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CB! Traveling Tags Contest: Announcing the Winner of a Stay at Flathead Lake Lodge!

This summer marked our first-ever Traveling #Tags contest, where we invited globetrotting families to tag us in their Facebook and Instagram posts as they explored the world with kids in tow. The prize? A deeply discounted stay at one of our favorite dude ranches, the spectacular Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana. We had an enthusiastic response, with…

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Join Our Traveling #Tags Summer + Win a Kids’ Dude Ranch Stay

Winning a massive vacation savings at an incredible venue has never been so fun or easy … simply tag Ciao Bambino on Facebook or Instagram this summer, and you’ll be entered to win a very discounted stay at one of our favorite dude ranches, Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana. This historic, family-owned ranch has specialized…

10 Family Vacations That Will Change Kids Forever

Ciao Bambino’s tagline is Inspiring Families to Explore the World, and we take this challenge very seriously, as we understand that great family vacations aren’t just about fun. Travel experiences change lives and transform developing minds in unbelievable, lasting ways. We are a founding member of the Family Travel Association, a new organization within the…


A Montana Dude Ranch On a Gorgeous Lake Just Outside Glacier National Park

Located in northern Montana just 45 minutes from Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake Lodge has all the dude ranch vacation perks with one big difference: The lodge is located on the shores of a beautiful alpine lake with all of the associated waterfront joys. This Montana dude ranch vacation feels like two different summer trips wrapped into…

Best U.S. Hotels and Resorts for a Multigenerational Family Vacation

Multigenerational travel is a huge trend for the foreseeable future — now, more than ever, families realize the value of meaningful time together in a setting that offers a wealth of quality activities. The key? Planning for larger family groups requires attention to features and facets that make a property well suited for multiple ages. Consider these…


Top Things to Know Before Planning a Dude Ranch Vacation

A dude ranch vacation is a unique experience, different from any other type of family travel — and for those who have never tried one, the uncertainties can feel daunting. If you’re unsure how the logistics work, what gear you’ll need or whether you’ll be bored if you don’t feel like riding … we have answers…

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Family Dude Ranch Vacation at Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana

Nancy wrote all about her incredible family summer vacation at Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana on the blog a few months ago. The location, kid-friendly activities, and service are all amazing — appreciation of all this family-friendly dude ranch has to offer is easy as Nancy’s photos are phenomenal.

She also put together a video about her experience. It is good enough to have its own post. Enjoy!

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The Best of a Lake and Dude Ranch Vacation in Montana

Set on the shores of Flathead Lake and surrounded by gorgeous mountains, Flathead Lake Lodge is simply stunning. The lakeside location means guests have access both a lake and a dude ranch experience in one family vacation. This combination worked perfectly for us as my family wanted a dude ranch experience, but didn’t necessarily want to spend all day on horseback.