Summer - Housing/Meals

Living on the Biological Station grounds is required to allow full-time interaction between students, instructors and the world-class research program here.


There are a total of 40 cabins; 30 are double occupancy (12' x 14') and 9 are larger and accommodate four people (12' x 24'). The larger cabins are reserved for faculty. All cabins are heated and furnished with lights, electricity, two twin-size beds, chairs, desks, and closets. Rest room and shower facilities are located near the cabins. Housing is assigned on a first to apply basis for qualified applicants. Roommates are assigned by gender and consideration of shared preferences. (e.g., nonsmoker, etc.)

Note: All housing assignments are final.

Flathead Lake Bio Station does not discriminate in admission, the provision or application of services or programs, or in employment or housing policies on the basis of race, gender, national origin or ancestry, marital status, creed, religion, color, political ideas, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. FLBS is committed to providing an environment that is free from harassment and emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community. Please contact us at (406) 872-4515 or if you have any questions.


Meals are included in your lodging fees. All students will be served hot meals for breakfast and dinner. Lunches are packed by each student during breakfast and consist of a variety of options each day. Dinner is also provided for students attending the initial summer program orientation meeting on Sunday, Jun 16, 2024.

Saturday and Sunday meals are available to those students continuing to attend courses the following week. Meals for that weekend's breakfast, lunch and dinner are sacked for each student with attention to dietary preferences.

Menus for field trips and overnight excursions are planned for the entire group and are selected by the course instructor and kitchen staff to help complement the overnight camping experience.

Dietary preferences are taken into account for all preplanned meals and menus. Note that while we can make accommodations for most reasonable requests, we cannot accommodate all requests due to facility and resource limitations.

Summer Session Housing/Meal Prices

One Week
$50.00 $100.00 $275.00
Two Weeks:
$100.00 $200.00 $550.00
Four Weeks:
$200.00 $400.00 $1,100.00
Six Weeks:
$300.00 $600.00 $1,650.00
Eight Weeks:
$400.00 $800.00 $2,200.00

All prices subject to change

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Check In: Sunday afternoon before first scheduled class day
  • Check Out: 11:00 am on the day following your last scheduled class day
  • Pets are not allowed on Station grounds. Service animals may be allowed if a request is filed and approved by the UM Disability Services office, (406) 243-2243, prior to your visit.
  • FLBS and UM are tobacco-free campuses, including housing facilities
  • Due to the danger of forest fires, personal cooking by students is not allowed

Housing information for non summer session individuals and groups may be found on our Group Services page.

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