Double L Ranch
Double L Ranch was founded in Trego, Montana in 2021 by two cousins with an unrelenting love of
the outdoors. Situated on hundreds of pristine, private acres in the Rocky Mountains, the “Double L” is surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest and State Land allowing vast, unobstructed views of the Salish, Cabinet, Lewis and Livingston mountain ranges. The diverse landscape embodies nature at its finest; from grassy wetlands adjacent to Butcher Creek and Fortine Creek, to rocky and wooded mountain tops with sensational views. A large casting pond, kids’ fishing pond, multiple swimming holes, quaint meadows and 7 miles of groomed trails provide limitless outdoor activities and adventure year round.
Trego is the hidden gem of Northwest Montana. Serving as the gateway to the Tobacco Valley and just 35 miles south of Canada, this small, unincorporated town was initially settled by the Fortin family in the early 20th century; their original farmhouse still stands on what is now Blarney Heights Farm. Trego grew when the Great Northern Railroad laid tracks through town, with a train depot and post office following soon after.
The railway through Trego remains an active resource operated by BNSF. Freight transports and passenger Amtrak trains run the rails daily, utilizing the 7-mile long Flathead Tunnel, America’s second-longest railroad tunnel. There is truly nothing more majestic than hearing a faint whistle blow while taking in the fresh mountain air on a misty morning or during a blazing sunset.
David has carried a deep passion for animals and the outdoors since childhood. He grew up camping, fishing and hunting where he gained a great respect for nature. As a former US Marine and law enforcement officer, David is an expert marksman and tracker. A member of the local Search & Rescue team, his dedication to the stewardship of the land and preservation of natural wildlife habitats make him one of the most specialized and accomplished outdoorsmen in the Tobacco Valley.
Founder & COO
Justin grew up with a love of the outdoors, sharing in those same camping, fishing and hunting experiences with David. He shares his relentless sense of adventure with his wife and three kids, spending his free time introducing them to the joys of nature.
Cousins by blood and brothers by bond, Justin and David bring enthusiasm, expertise, focus and passion to
Fortine Creek Camping.
Director of Culinary, Hospitality & Marketing
Always up for an adventure, Amanda’s love of hiking began decades ago while on a 14-hour up-and-back climb to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Her lifelong love of animals makes her a natural at raising her beloved flock of free-range chickens. With a storied marketing career in the hospitality, retail and restaurant industries, Amanda brings the creativity and expertise of making fine details seem effortless. Her experience working with celebrity chefs and international food brands translates through her culinary prowess.
Maximus, Penny Lane & Chief
Directors of Fun & Mischief
These three have it made. They keep close watch on the Double L Ranch and have a ball doing so. They have befriended some of the regular wildlife and love to chase the rest. They love to swim in the creeks and play in the snow, and they’re always up for a good belly rub.