July – October
This fly fishing lodge lies in Paradise Valley, overlooking the Yellowstone River, the longest undammed river on the planet. With 300 miles of fishable trout water, there is no shortage of fishing options here, regardless of the conditions. The Yellowstone is known for its prolific hatches and incredible fishing for browns, rainbows, and cutthroat trout. The river offers the best of both worlds with great float fishing and wade fishing opportunities. This area is centrally located around some of the state’s best trout fishing with other nearby blue-ribbon trout streams like the Madison and Boulder. The lodge also offers private access to some challenging, yet rewarding, spring creeks. There’s nothing more exciting to spotting and stalking large trout in gin clear water as you watch it take your dry fly! Besides the main lodge where guests gather for meals and to swap fish tales, there are also 16 private guest cabins. There are three different packages to choose from, both offering excellent opportunity for incredible fly fishing. The deluxe package includes accommodations in the newly constructed loft-style riverside cabins. These cabins feature two bedrooms, two baths, living room, kitchenette, flat screen tv, and private deck overlooking the river. The standard package includes accommodations in the original cabins that feature more of an open area with two queen beds, full bath, sitting area, and semi-private deck overlooking the river. The brand new Bridger King cabins feature a king bed and pull out sofa, full bath, living area, kitchenette. All cabins have electric heat, central air, and incredible views of the Absaroka mountain range. Other area activities include hiking, mountain biking, gold, horseback riding, Chico hot springs, whitewater rafting, or a day trip to Yellowstone National Park.
Standard Package: 3-nights/2-days $1,510, 4-nights/3-days $2,115, 5-nights/4-days $2,720, 6-nights/5-days $3,325, 7-nights/6-days $3,930.
Bridger King cabins: 3-nights/2-days $1,600, 4-nights/3-days $2,235 5-nights/4-days $2,870 6-nights/5-days $3,505 7-nights/6-days $4,140
Deluxe cabins: 3-nights/2-days $1,735, 4-nights/3-days $2,415 5-nights/4-days $3,095 6-nights/5-days $3,775 7-nights/6-days $4,455.
*Montana Sampler (new fishing destination each including access to the private spring creeks) $120/person/day. Rates are per person based on double occupancy/shared guide. Single room/guide rates are available upon request.
Purchase online prior to your trip at http://fwp.mt.gov/fishing/license
Fly to Bozeman, rent a vehicle, and drive to the lodge near Livingston.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.