2015 Montana Just Relax Week

Join Fred Theurkauf, bridge superstar Jerry Helms, plus alumni and friends in pine, fir, and aspen forests just south of Glacier National Park at elegant and rustic Flathead Lake Lodge. This meticulously kept ranch - resort - conference center is one of the best kept secrets in Montana’s Big Sky country. Often the retreat of U.S. State Department distinguished visitors and military dignitaries from around the world, the Flathead Lake Lodge management has found an ideal date for our 2015 “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 a mere 3000 feet. You’ll wake to pristine fresh air and a short walk to breakfast and retire to brilliant star-studded skies. Whether you’re sitting near the giant fireplace in the Main Lodge, or chatting with friends over a cocktail in the Lodge’s Saloon reserved just for us, Flathead Lake Lodge is the perfect setting for our “Just Relax” Week. With great dining, cocktails lakeside, bridge activities galore, you are sure to enjoy Finesse West Tours’ 3rd “Just Relax” Week here in Montana. So don’t wait, don’t hesitate. Call us today.

Flathead Lake Lodge

Main Lodge Dining Room


Practicing Cowgirl

South Lodge

Lodge Living Room
Cedar Lodge Guest Room South Lodge Guest Room

Dates: September 14 to 21, 2015 - 8 days
Cost: From $2,763.00 USD per person double occupany

Tour Schedule
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Hotel: Flathead Lake Lodge

Your 8-Day Package Includes

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

 All inclusive dining (B,L,D) prepared by Flathead’s experienced chefs

 Bridge lectures & humor by superstar bridge expert & columnist Jerry Helms of ACBL's "Ask Jerry" fame

 Seven sessions of Stratified ACBL duplicate bridge (5 Events)

 Optional day trip to Glacier National Park by classic 1930's 16-passenger Red Jammer Buses guided by retired Glacier Park rangers including lunch at the historic McDonald Lake Lodge

 Flathead Lake cruise on the Classic Teak-Wood Cruiser or the 1928 “Nor'Easter” 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 ……

Jerry Helms perhaps concentrating (!)
Jerry Helms - Bridge Lecturer & Expert

Cost: Included

Jerry Helms is a nationally-known tournament bridge player, lecturer & writer, whose dynamic teaching style makes him a guru of bridge lecturing. When the ACBL established its teacher accreditation program (TAP) in 1987, Jerry was asked to be the trainer. During his long tenure, he has certified over 2,000 bridge teachers. Since 1994 he has served annually as an expert panelist for the American Bridge Teachers Association. Mr. Helms is published monthly in his ACBL Bulletin Magazine column, “Ask Jerry.” As a talented player, Jerry has placed on the ACBL "Top 500" list for 28 consecutive years! His 20,000+ masterpoints include over 300 regional wins and nine top- five finishes in National Events. But make no mistake, Jerry is a teacher first & foremost. His seminars are personally designed & presented with a mix of humor and a relaxed, easy-to-understand style.  His unique, hands-on method combines interactive lectures with the play of pre-duplicated lesson hands. Seminar participants are provided with prepared "take home" booklets.  We are thrilled to have Mr. Helms with us for five days in Montana

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