Orvis Week at Montana Fly Fishing Lodge
Cast with the experts and return to luxury accommodations at Orvis-endorsed Montana Fly Fishing Lodge during your angling adventure in Big Sky Country.
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July 21-26, 2024
Length of Trip:
5 nights, 4 days
$4,500 Per Person, Double occupancy
- All-inclusive fly-fishing trip in the Yellowstone River Basin
- Explore world-class trout fisheries—brown, rainbow, brook, and Yellowstone cutthroat trout
- Fish legendary Montana trout rivers Yellowstone, Bighorn, Stillwater, and numerous private-access walk/wade Blue Ribbon streams
- Fantastic meals and rustic luxury accommodations
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Montana Fly Fishing Lodge offers both classic luxury (Lodge room) and "close to nature" luxury lodging (safari-style walled tent) accommodations depending on what fits your style. In addition to lodging options at the main property, the high-country cabin is just a mile from the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park on the banks of Soda Butte Creek. The handcrafted log lodge was built with rare, large white spruce logs, several in excess of 30” in diameter. The lodge has double queen and single king suite options among four guest room accommodations. On the main level of the lodge, guests have a great room with huge trapezoidal windows and a ridge pole log at 17’, and a large cobblestone fireplace. The main floor kitchen is where private chef Judi produces cuisine that never stops wowing all guests. The lower level of the lodge has a media center, a dining area with a mix of high-top tables, a large, family-style dining table, and game tables. The lower level also grants access to the pergola-covered patio area via French doors, where guests enjoy hot tubbing, the outdoor beverage station, and a fire-table seating area. The five creekside luxury-style safari walled tents, adjacent to and an extension of the lodge, are accessed via a short walking path or golf carts. Each tent has either a king bed, or two queens, leather sofa and leather sofa, portable heating and air conditioning, mini fridge, and full bath with glass panel shower, and just outside, a babbling brook providing background music.
Montana Fly Fishing Lodge is committed to making sure that its guests feel welcome and cared for, and that they are surprised and delighted at every turn. The dining experience has always been a prominent element of every guest’s stay. The main-floor kitchen is where private chef Judi produces Montana cuisine. Meals feature such elements as prime rib, salmon, pasta, upland game prepared with subtle spices and home-grown herbs, wild asparagus, delicious desserts, and, of course, fresh vegetables. All beverages, along with a small selection of house white and red wine and domestic beer are included in the trip price.
On arrival day, via airport transfer or private car, staff will check you into the Lodge accommodations, acquaint you with the property, and provide golf carts and fat-tire bicycles for getting around. Each guest has their assigned gearbox, which includes fly-fishing gear and equipment such as wading boots, neoprene socks, waders, PFG hooded shirts, neck gaiters, and a rough itinerary document for your stay.
Each evening, after a chef-prepared four-course dinner, there will be optional fly-casting lessons on the south lawn followed by an optional, weather-permitting, fire pit gathering, live music, or game room activities.
Daily itinerary details will be discussed each evening taking into account river conditions, insect hatches, weather, client physical preparedness, etc.
Mornings start with a hot breakfast, gear prep/fitting, guide assignment and launch! River depending, you may be fishing from a raft/drift boat or walk wading a smaller stream or private lake. Chef-prepared lunch is served riverside by your guide for the day. The guide will return you to the Lodge at day's end with fishing stories to tell around the table and campfire.
7:30 am: Chef prepares hot breakfast in the lower-level dining area.
8:15 am: Meet your guide for the day.
8:30 am: Departure from the Lodge with your guide for the day.
12:30 pm: Lunch riverside with your guide.
4-5 pm: Guides return with clients to the Lodge to freshen up.
4-6:30 pm: Enjoy a selection of social activities available on-site
6:30-7:30 pm: Private Chef prepares a 4-course dinner served at one of several locations on the property; Riverside, Back Patio, under the Quaking Aspen Barn Pergola, or the Lodge Dining Room.
7:30-10 pm: Guests' choice of evening activities
*Please note that this itinerary is subject to change.
The rivers in Southern Central Montana, flowing out of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, are quite diverse. Rivers such as The Yellowstone, The Buds, and Rock Creek flow predominantly through big, beautiful valleys, flanked by the towering Rocky Mountains. The Bighorn flows through the Southern Montana prairie. Other rivers, such as the Stillwater and Boulder, flow primarily through scenic mountainous terrain. The fly-fishing experiences while staying at Montana Fly Fishing Lodge are many and varied. From walk-and-wade freestone rivers to spring creeks, private ponds, and float trips on the Stillwater, Boulder, Shoshone, Yellowstone, and Bighorn, anglers are sure to find water that appeals to them. This corner of Montana doesn't see the throngs of fly-fishing clients that other areas of Montana see. These secluded, low-pressure Blue Ribbon trout streams are home to mainly brown and rainbow trout, with the occasional Yellowstone cutthroat and brook trout. During the middle of July water flows are optimal, insect hatches are plentiful, the terrestrials are coming on strong, and the weather is generally warm and comfortable during the day.
Target Species: Brown, rainbow, brook trout, and Yellowstone cutthroat.
What is Included?
- Guided fly fishing
- All meals and beverages - includes open, well bar and fine wines paired w/ dinner, and Top shelf wine and spirits
- Extra Loaner gear - (rods, reels, waders, and boots), flies, and all end tackle equipment
- Airport Transfers to/from Billings Logan International Airport (BIL)
What is Not Included?
- Fly-shop purchases
- Fishing licenses
- 8% Montana State Lodging and Sales Tax
- Airport transfers to/from Bozeman (BZN) and Cody, WY (COD). This can be arranged for an additional $200.
How many people are on this trip?
Ten anglers plus travel companions
What skill level is suggested?
All skill levels are welcome
How strenuous are the activities?
Fishing excursions vary from floats where the anglers are not required to get out of the boat and every variation you may imagine combining walk-wading with floating. The walk-wading streams vary between streams that are not unduly strenuous with easy stream crossings and bank access to more difficult streams that take effort and require a higher-level of physical fitness.
Is this a child-friendly trip?
We recommend guests be no younger than eight years old. Montana Fly Fishing resort does not offer childcare services.
What other activities are available?
- Horseback Riding
- Whitewater Rafting
- Shooting Sports
- ATV/UTV Tours
- Day Spa Activities
- Scenic Sightseeing Tours
- Unwind by golf cart touring or self-guided fishing on the Lodge river frontage/trout ponds
- Enjoy live music at the Quaking Aspen Barn
- Enjoy a game of billiards, shuffleboard, darts, foosball, horseshoes, or table tennis
What is the typical weather?
Temperatures vary widely during the seasons and can change quickly. It is not surprising to see a front push temperatures down 50 degrees in minutes, so we recommend guests come prepared. It's all about dressing in layers, so you are comfortable throughout the day and changing temperatures. It's best to check the local weather forecast just prior to your trip for the most accurate weather conditions.
What gear do you recommend?
Montana Fly Fishing Lodge is an all-inclusive fly-fishing lodge. All wading boots, neoprene socks, waders, PFG sun shirts, rods, reels, and all end tackle are included. Guests are encouraged, depending on the season, to bring quick-dry pants, fishing gloves, a windbreaker/light rain jacket, sun protective hat, and sunscreen. Guests are encouraged to pack layers during all seasons and be sure to pack good rain gear. A detailed packing list will be sent to guests upon booking.
Reservations, Deposits & Payments
The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the itinerary. Deposits may be made by check or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days before departure, except where specified differently on individual itineraries. The balance will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit, unless otherwise specified. Any changes made to the method of payment after the final balance has been collected are subject to processing fees.
A reservation form and release are required prior to departure.
All prices must be paid in U.S. dollars. Deposits are not transferable from one trip to another.
Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect and prices are subject to change. Orvis Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.
When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you through trip preparations. Details about arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre- and post- trip extensions, visas and documents and activities are included in the planning information.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Although cancellation fees may be higher for some trips, the following minimum cancellation fees will apply:
|Days Prior to Trip||Fee|
|+ 90 days||$300 per person|
|89 days or less||100% of cost|
For trips that include an Orvis gift card or Orvis merchandise, the retail value of the gift card or merchandise is non-refundable upon delivery. Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather.
We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.
No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. Orvis reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that Orvis must cancel a tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.
Orvis is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets and visas fees.
Your planning information includes information for travel insurance covering cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, trip delay, medical expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. We urge you to obtain this coverage.
Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms & cabins are limited. If you request a single room, a single supplement will apply as noted in the itinerary. We will confirm the single room as early as possible, but in some cases it may not be earlier than 30 days prior to the trip. If you request a roommate, we can usually pair you with another guest of the same gender, and no single supplement will apply. If you request a roommate, and one is not available, we will only charge you the single supplement if required by the lodge or facility used in the trip.
Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.
Passports and documents
International trips require a passport. Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. A visa is needed in some countries and we will send you complete details and instructions.
Arrival and Departure
Group transfers from a central location such as an airport are described in the itinerary, and are included in the land cost.. Transfers are not included in the land cost if you arrive early or leave after the scheduled departure day.
Equipment & Clothing
You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.
The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.
Limitation of liability
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