10 Best Fly Fishing Lodges In Montana, The USA - Updated 2021

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Situated in Northwestern United States, Montana is considered one of the best places to live in the country. Surrounded by majestic rocky mountains and great plains, Montana is blessed with natural beauty that has been preserved for over a long time. Fresh air and crystal-clear water are what define Montana. It features alpine hiking trails, snow-capped peaks, and wonderful lakes. It’s no wonder plenty of fishermen and fishing enthusiasts frequent this place. If fishing is the name of your game, take on the challenge to catch plenty of fish here, including some native west-slope cutthroats in the Gallatin River, Madison River, and some famous fishing spots in Yellowstone National Park. Read on to discover the best fly fishing lodges in Montana, the USA.

1. Luxurious fly fishing lodge in a prime location (from USD 650)

Madison Valley Ranch offers an all-inclusive fishing lodge during summer (April to October). It also puts you in one of the most inspiring spots in Montana, the Madison River. It features six comfortable bedrooms and plenty of amenities that will make you comfortable throughout. The backyard offers spectacular wildlife and Big Sky Country views. You will find a 2-acre (0.81 hectares) wonderfully stocked trout pond that invites you to fish and have a good time.

Luxury Fly Fishing Lodge - Off-Season Retreat Rental Opportunity
2 reviews
lodge 6 Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we love that the rooms each have their own private bath
The open concept allows meetings or conversations to move easily from coffee table to kitchen to dining table without excluding someone
The common space is large but maintains a cozy atmosphere
Host:
The staff is friendly gracious and accommodating
The staff has always been friendly professional and accommodating
This property works well for just about any event
and we hope to be back next year
We held our weekend staff retreat at the lodge in March and completely enjoyed the open common areas with mountain views and spacious well - appointed rooms with private baths
Location:
The MVR has a lot to offer (including a stunning view) and is a worthy destination for any business or leisure activity you may be planning
The lodge is less than 2 hours from home is well appointed and just far enough off the highway to feel like you're in Montana wilderness
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2. Gorgeous executive lodge near Stillwater (from USD 645)

This gorgeous executive lodge allows its visitors to enjoy a wonderful fishing experience. The accommodation is nestled in a 12-acre (4.86 hectares) property located at the convergence of West Fork (Stillwater River). The whole property screams comfort and beyond, with its awesome bedrooms and modern amenities. It places you on a perfect spot for fishing: Stillwater, the fisherman’s playground. It features relaxing hot springs and a hot tub that both offer magnificent views of the rivers.

Executive Lodge -1 mile Stillwater River-Two Rivers Lodge-Montana fly fishing
14 reviews
lodge 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The lodge was sitting right next to the cool flowing rivers
a fully furnished kitchen & the rooms were wonderfully furnished and very comfortable beds
You will not be disappointed with your stay at
Our stay was awesome great location with plenty of room and great access
Cleanliness:
I can't say enough great things
The lodge was beautifully decorated and very large and very warm and cozy and felt like a home
Host:
two beautiful rivers gorgeous remote getaway
Whether you wanted to relax with a book fish in the Stillwater River
The river was swift Wildlife abounds Will return for more of this rare beauty and the gracious hosts
Matt & Melissa were wonderful hosts
It feels like heaven with the green grass waving in the wind and sheep
Location:
A lovely Montana adventure Charming and comfortable
If you want peace and quiet and beautiful stars at night this is the place to be Very close to some amazing nation park hiking as well
Great location and plenty of space for a family
It was a little piece of heaven on earth
This is the most beautiful log house that sits directly on the Stillwater River and overlooks the Bear Tooth Mountains
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3. True Montana getaway with exclusive fishing access (from USD 570)

Montana River Lodge puts you at the center of some of the most wonderful scenery and fishing spots in the area. Surrounded by greenery and water, this awesome lodge is situated on a 25-acre (10.12 hectares) private Clark Fork River frontage. It provides exclusive fishing access to more than 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) of rarely fished trophy trout stream. Plenty of other exciting activities await, from hiking to biking and water escapades, as the world-class Alberton Gorge is not far away.

A True Montana Family Getaway and Fly Fishing Heaven
Superior, Mt, US
16 reviews
lodge 8 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable house with all needed amenities
plenty of room for up to 30 comfortably
Host:
the owner was a pleasure to work with
ray (the owner) was great to work with and made sure all of our request were met
the owner was extremely helpful and returned all calls promptly
thanks to the owner for sharing your beautiful place with us
the owner ray was very helpful accommodating and reasonable throughout the entire process
Location:
the location of this house is a perfect place to gather with family and friends
quiet and serene location and very relaxing
big and in a beautiful location
what an amazing property the perfect place to get away from it all
this location is excellent and has tremendous views from the front porch
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4. Splendid family getaway by Gallatin River (from USD 250)

If you are looking for a fishing experience with your family, this is the place! This awesome fishing lodge offers fly fishing guide services. It also gives possibilities for fishing excursions to some bodies of water like the Gallatin River, Yellowstone National Park, and dry fly fisheries of two upstream lakes (Hebgen Lake and Quake Lake). This spacious and comfortable cabin is suited for a big family and offers three bedrooms. Feel free to use the over-sized gas barbecue to cook your freshly caught fish, plus picnic tables are available. If you want more action, Big Sky Ski Resort and Gallatin Canyon are within easy access.

Open Spaces, Gallatin River Property
44 reviews
cabin 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The cabin is immaculate and cozy
The cabin has all the amenities of home and is very comfortable and quiet
The cabin sleeps 8 comfortably and the outdoor space is idyllic
The beds and furniture were really comfortable
Julie was also flexible in adding a night at the last minute to accommodate our ever changing schedule
Cleanliness:
The property and accommodations were just as described on VRBO and the Fleury's were very gracious hosts
It was spotless clean when we we arrived and everything was very well stocked (including cooking spices
The entire property is extremely well kept and beautiful
Host:
The hostess was gracious and when she learned that the toddler loved the chickens invited us to see her baby chickens
All was spectacular and Julie was a fantastic host HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
outdoor grill slept 7 comfortably close to activities and even provided earplugs Julie and Jason were great about staying in contact and were very personable
Big Sky Livingston and enjoying Bozeman itself
We rented this with family members for our daughters graduation
Location:
Stayed longterm at Troutchasers in early winter
20-min ride to downtown Bozeman and a 40-45-min ride to Big Sky
The location is ideal for day trips to Yellowstone
The property also has easy access to other activities in Bozeman and to the West entrance of Yellowstone
The kids loved the fishing and exploring and my husband had his "best day fishing ever" on the Gallatin within walking distance of the cabin
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5. Trout fishing getaway near Craig Montana on the Missouri River (from USD 260)

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle and fish all day, this accommodation near the Missouri River is what you are looking for. Peaceful, comfortable, and charming - that’s what defines this property. It also gives direct access to plenty of good fishing spots, which makes this property suitable for fishing enthusiasts. Internet access is not included, but who needs it anyway? There are plenty of things to do and see outside.

Trout fishing get away near Craig Montana on the Missouri River
27 reviews
lodge 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
toilet upstairs inoperable dining room chair
Perfect base camp for fishing Has basic amenities hot shower and sleeps 6-8 Comfortable seating for same number
The couch is also quite comfortable as a bed
The cabin was very comfortable and especially the living room
The kitchen is well-equipped for light meal preparation - cereal soup sandwiches
Cleanliness:
The cabin was clean and there was ample silverware
The cabin is very clean and well equipped
five nice house was clean no problemsHouse is close to river
VERY CLEAN which is important to me
The drift boat is in good condition
Host:
broken house overall needs work inside & out drift boat
Deer are numerous and there are also Bighorn Sheep
Upon my arrival the cleaning staff met me and my friends outside and let us in
Also most all the other properties in the neighborhood have mowed lawns while this property is only partially mowed
it was actually a pretty good first experience
Location:
but the views are some of the best in that area of Montana
There are few options in the area restaurant wise
The A/C works great
This property is ideal for any group looking to access the amazing waters and scenic views of the beautiful Missouri River
The bonuses Big browns from the banks of the Mo Wildlife and
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6. Great fisherman's lodge near Bitterroot River (from USD 970)

Just a hop, skip, and jump and you’ll be at Bitterroot River, which gives plenty of opportunities for adventure, from rafting to swimming and of course, fly fishing as well as viewing spectacular wildlife. Take the challenge to catch brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout. Exciting family highlights add to the experience, with a fun game room with a pool table, foosball table, and a wet bar. If you want to fully relax, a gorgeous, separate TV area has comfortable couches that invite you to feel lazy all day. If that’s not enough, a junior apartment that features a wonderful balcony deck and friendly amenities is also available.

Fly Fisherman's Lodge on the Bitterroot River, Lolo Mt
65 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
You might be tempted not to leave that room
the bed was so comfortable
Sat be the fire ring outside Enjoyed the game room
and it has everything one could ask for
well stocked with plenty of dishes
Cleanliness:
The walls are decorated with wildlife and nature
Clean and well appointed Large dining table
The house is spacious- comfortably slept our 12 guests beautifully decorated situated on the river and provided a beautiful backdrop for our guests
Host:
The owner was very approachable and extremely helpful
he met us at the house and showed us around when we arrived
the owner was very welcoming and accommodating
Al was great to work with so accommodating and had the walkway blown for us every morning before we even considered leaving
hot tub pool table foosball bean bag game for kids
Location:
Rosauers grocery on Reserve St was excellent Once in Lolo I discovered a local grocery store corner Tyler Way
Great location in Lolo Just outside of Missoula Tons to do locally
Beautiful house right on the river
the house is set right on the river with incredible views of the surrounding mountains Its located 10 mins to missoula and 20 mins to the airport
Great location for Bitterroot fishing Ideal for a corporate retreat
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7. Little piece of paradise in Montana (from USD 450)

Situated in the middle of Cottonwoods and Aspens, this splendid log home for 12 is truly a piece of paradise in Montana. The property sits on a private 20 acres (8.09 hectares) on the outskirts of gigantic Emigrant Peak. It places you in the world-renowned fly fishing spot, Yellowstone River, which also offers plenty of things to do that will make your adrenaline rush. Windsurfing, boating, and of course, fishing are some of the recreational activities you can do while here. If you want more, Bridger Bowl, which is famous for skiing, is just an hour away from the property. Meanwhile, Livingston, which is home to tons of saloons, art galleries, and amazing restaurants is just an hour away.

Paradise in Montana Log Home
Pray, MT, US
38 reviews
cabin 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our kids loved the tipi all the games the ping pong table
Cleanliness:
it was clean and comfortable with all the amenities
Host:
i would recommend this cabin and this owner to anyone
mary is a great host house and grounds and view is spectacular
Location:
access to the park was easy
still close to yellowstone but out of the town for relaxation
if you want to get away and relax this is the place
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8. Spacious lodge by the Gallatin River (from USD 300)

Gallatin River Lodge is consistently known for providing various services like fly fishing tours on the magnificent Madison, Gallatin, and Yellowstone rivers. Take advantage to practice your fishing skills as the stunning trout pond on the premises is available. Not only fishing can be enjoyed here, but there are also many other options for families who aim to have fun like snow skiing, whitewater rafting, and hiking. The chef-made breakfast every day is also a real treat. You don’t have to go outside to experience Montana’s culinary scene, the Gallatin River Grill with breathtaking views offers fine dining, which serves delicious dishes made with local and fresh ingredients.


Gallatin River Lodge

Address: 9105 Thorpe Road

WiFi Available Internet services Meeting/banquet facilities Free WiFi Sun terrace Non-smoking rooms Massage Packed lunches

9. Highly sought-after cabin near Gallatin River

Discover why River Bend is one of the most sought-after accommodations in Montana. Besides the one night free it offers, the rental provides wonderful fishing and activities for the whole family. Surrounded by 5 acres (2.02 hectares) of riverfront area on the Gallatin River, River Bend has got you covered from the moment you step onto their premises, from top amenities to famous attractions nearby like Big Sky and Yellowstone Park.

Fly Fish Out the Back Door, Tranquil Luxury Cabin 10 Min from Town.
18 reviews
cabin 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen was well stocked
The cabin is roomy and I enjoyed the decorations
The spa overlooking the river is hot and an amazing thing to enjoy after skiing Gas fireplace on thermostat
The house was very comfortable and well-equipped
We had a terrific time and found the cabin as it appears on the site
Cleanliness:
The place was very clean and enjoyable
It was clean and well maintained
The environment was perfect for gatherings and food and fellowship
Host:
and she called me right back
Paul and Jeff were very helpful and accommodating to all
We happened to hit the coldest week in a long time
We love being on the river and having close proximity to good eating shopping and a good location to make day trips from
My family and I rented River Bend and the nearby Lucky Dog Lodge for a family reunion
Location:
The location is perfect just minutes from the Bozeman historic district with great dining and lots of shops
the trout were still plentiful Plenty of riffles and eddy's to fish right out back
I actually enjoyed the drive in and back every day
There are gas stations and convenience stores right down the road
and it was the best cabin we ever stayed in
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10. Amazing Amish log cabin

Mountain River Lodge is a stunning Amish log cabin that offers everything you’ll need if you want to take a break from the world. Situated by the Tobacco River, near the picturesque Old Pidgeon Bridge, this lodge is the epicenter of the action. You are not far away from Wilderness Club, ranked the number one golf club in Montana by Golfweek Magazine. It also gives possibilities for great biking and hiking in Pidgeon Bridge and Rexford. If fishing is your game, you are in the right place. The lodge is just steps away from the Tobacco River that offers a fishing experience like no other.

Mountain River Lodge
43 reviews
House 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are very comfortable
The screened in porch was wonderful for dinners outside (sans bugs and wasps)
The master is great with lots of room
and it was a wonderful wander
the air con was lovely and the location beautiful
Cleanliness:
The house was very clean
the property is very clean and the setting is awesome
Host:
Great hosts Will definitely be back
Many nice touches added including bottled water coffee and tea upon arrival
and we absolutely love it
The house is beautiful owner went above and beyond to accomidate our needs the setting along the river is beautiful
Although only ran for about 15-30 minutes - it Woke us up each morning
Location:
It is the best location Very pretty and serene
Theres a great swimming hole along the river and everything is within a 5 minute drive
This is a lovely property perfectly situated along the Tobacco River
The hiking right by the property is great
Only complaints of the property was the lack of WiFi (which ended up being ok) - and the fact that the sprinkler system went off every day at 0600 hrs
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Discover the best fly fishing lodges in Montana

Montana’s natural beauty never ceases to amaze. Clean water, fresh air, mountain vistas, rich culture - what’s not to love in Montana? To start your fishing getaway in Montana, the first thing you should do is to look for the best fly fishing lodge that offers a once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience. Book now.

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