2011 Montana Just Relax Week

Join Fred Theurkauf along with bridge superstar Larry Cohen and his charming wife Maria in pine, fir, and aspen forests just south of Glacier National Park at elegant and rustic Flathead Lake Lodge. This meticulously kept ranch, resort, and conference center is one the best kept secrets in Montana’s Big Sky country. Often the retreat for U.S. State Department distinguished visitors and military digni- taries from around the world, Flathead Lake Lodge has found a spot for our 2011 “Just Relax” Week. With its unique location, nestled in a secluded bay on the shores of Flathead Lake, the Lodge combines a western atmosphere, with the elegance of a manicured mountain retreat at only 3000 feet. You’ll wake to pristine fresh air and a short walk to breakfast and retire to brilliant star-studded evening skies. Whether you’re sitting near the giant fireplace in the Main lodge overlooking the Lake, or chatting with friends over a cocktail in the Lodge’s private Saloon reserved just for us, Flathead Lake Lodge is the perfect setting for our tenth Just Relax Week. Come join Finesse West Tours’ Alumni & friends for a great week in Montana with an optional outing to Glacier N.P. or the Montana Bison Range, sensational dining, bridge activities galore plus lectures and Q & A with Larry Cohen.

Flathead Lake Lodge

Main Lodge Dining Room

A Guest Cabin

Lodge Guest Room

Fred Theurkauf on the dock



Dates: September 4 to 11, 2011 - 8 days
Cost: From $2,421 USD per person double occupany


Tour Schedule
Day 1
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Hotel: Flathead Lake Lodge


Your 8-Day Package Includes

 Seven nights / Eight days at rustic & cozy Flathead Lake Lodge

 Sumptuous all inclusive dining (B,L,D daily) prepared by Flathead’s staff of master chefs

 Bridge lectures & entertainment by international expert & columnist Larry Cohen of “The Real Deal” fame

 Eight sessions of Stratified ACBL duplicate bridge (6 Events)

 Optional day-trip to:
The Montana Bison Range along with lunch at the East Shore Smoke House or
Glacier National Park + lunch at the historic McDonald Lake Lodge

 Flathead Lake cruise on the Classic Teak-Wood Cruiser or the 1928 “Nor East” Q-12 Racing Sloop


 Campfire steak-fry and sing along – with all the Lodge Riders

 “Casual” Gala Farewell Cocktails & Awards Dinner including thousands of dollars in Finesse West Tours door prizes

 Trout fishing in the Pond (we have the equipment) • Tennis (we have the court, balls and racquets) • Horseback riding (we have the horses – saddles and bridles) •All Included!!!

 And much much more ……





Larry Cohen & his charming wife Maria
Larry Cohen - Bridge Expert Extraordinaire

Cost: Included

Larry Cohen has done it all in the world of bridge. As a player, he has won 25 National Championships and a multitude of prestigious events worldwide. As a writer, he is most known for his best seller on the Law of Total Tricks. He has written many other books, magazine articles and bridge software as well. Larry also appears in two monthly columns in the ACBL Bulletin: The ‘Real Deal’ and as a panelist on ‘It’s Your Call’.

In spite of his successful career at playing and writing, it is teaching bridge that Larry loves most. Ironically, his first big teaching appearance was way back in the mid-1990’s when Finesse West Tours invited Larry to Sea Island, Georgia. From there, he went on to teaching local classes, land seminars and serving as the host and guest lecturer on more than 25 cruises worldwide. He is well known for his “Vugraph Projection” method where the students can see and follow on a large video screen. Also, his presentations are always filled with humor and a practical, easy-to-follow approach.

Cohen is not just about teaching and then retiring to his guest room. He prides himself on being available 24/7 for interaction with students. No question is off limits—Larry even welcomes questions about Fred Theurkauf(as long as it’s personal).

While not playing, writing or teaching, Larry enjoys hiking and golf and spending time with his lovely bride of 11 years, Maria. Come join Larry Cohen at Flathead Lake Lodge.

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