Travel back in time to Flathead Lake Resort


When Brittain Kovac and Josh Schukman bought their first 1988 Airstream trailer in 2016 to live in while they worked while traveling, they fell in love with the vintage living space and the era in which it was designed.

Over the years they have acquired five Airstreams from Kansas City, Arizona and Yaak, moving each of them to Woods Bay in recent years where they now partner with Jenny and Chris Evans at Flathead Lake Resort to add more accommodations to complement existing cabins. on the property.

With their largest Airstream stretching up to 32 feet, guests can book a vacation in the luxurious Airstreams adorned with vintage decorations while offering fast Wi-Fi.

“We’re definitely trying to bring back the mid-century vibe and have modern amenities for travelers,” Kovac said. “We try to give a nod to the era in which this property was built.”

An Airstream trailer at Flathead Lake Resort in Woods Bay on April 1, 2022. Hunter D’Antuono | flathead beacon

Built in 1948, the Flathead Lake Resort property began as M&M Cabins, representing Martin and Mary, and has remained family-owned and operated for the past seven decades.

“It obviously grew over the years, but most of the cabins have been there since the late 1950s,” said Jenny Evans.

The resort’s 12 cabins range from 300-square-foot studios to a 1,600-square-foot bungalow, which have been completely renovated to amp up the vintage theme.

Kovac, who is responsible for most of the design, collects vintage items like bed frames and dressers, and she recently turned a Martha Washington sewing cabinet into a sink for one of the cabins. Each Airstream trailer has its own identity, with names like Lucy and Watson, with fresh paint and wallpaper and upholstered furniture.

“This place has so many memories and just being able to go back to that time for a lot of people is an amazing experience,” Schukman said.

New this year, the owners transformed the office into a clubhouse and added fast Wi-Fi, designed for travelers working remotely on the road while providing a common area for playing games and socializing.

A private beach accessible from Flathead Lake Resort on Woods Bay on April 1, 2022. Hunter D’Antuono | flathead beacon

“We lived down the road for four years and learned how important it is for travelers to have access to WiFi or a place to work, so we started a clubhouse,” Kovac said.

Kovac and Schukman are coordinating bonfires located on the neighborhood’s private beach, 1,000 meters from the resort, and they hope to hold more events this summer. Guests can also rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for $25 a day.

“We want to create those community bonds,” Kovac said. “We try to bring the community in while providing private accommodations.”

While the Evanses also own Max’s Market in Bigfork, the two businesses complement each other and offer discounts to customers in the market, provide coffee from Black Coffee Roasting Company, and send out invitations to live music hosted in the market.

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The interior of an Airstream trailer at Flathead Lake Resort in Woods Bay on April 1, 2022. Hunter D’Antuono | flathead beacon


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