Experience Montana fly fishing at its best on this trip to Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge.

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Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge

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Dates & Pricing:

July 9-15, 2023: From $4,800 per angler, double occupancy
September 3-8, 2023: From $4,000 per angler, double occupancy

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The Story

Fly fish and explore one of America's iconic landscapes with a small group from Orvis on our Montana fly fishing trip. Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge is a working cattle ranch located just a few miles from the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park, overlooking Montana's Paradise Valley and its Yellowstone River. The lodge has been hosting anglers for years and has twice been recognized as the Orvis-Endorsed Lodge of the Year. Their expert fly fishing guides are delighted to share some of the best trout streams in the Rockies with our group.

Paradise Valley, Montana, is right in the heart of some of the best fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains. We will be staying at Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge, near Emigrant, Montana. Conveniently located for guests traveling from the East and West Coasts, guests arrive by flying to Bozeman, Montana where they can rent a car and drive to the lodge, or request a private car transfer. With daily flights on several airlines, Bozeman is very easy to get to. The drive from Bozeman to the lodge takes approximately 1 hour, through the beautiful Paradise Valley of the Yellowstone River. The scenic drive is the perfect start to a Rocky Mountain experience.

We recommend arriving at the lodge prior to 5:00 pm so that you have time to settle in before dinner. Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge has twice been recognized as the Orvis Endorsed Lodge of the Year. The lodge's central location allows guests and their fly fishing guides to access a wide variety of waters within an hour and half drive, including the well-known Yellowstone River, Gardiner River, Slough Creek and Soda Butte Creek. Whether western style float trips are your preference, or you would rather wade a small mountain stream, this area has it all. Non-anglers will appreciate the lodge's proximity to Yellowstone National Park, only 30 minutes away. A variety of guided outdoor activities are available for non-anglers to choose from, all of which can be set up directly with the lodge upon arrival.

There's also horseback riding and other activities for those who don't fly fish, so it's a well-rounded western ranch experience at this Montana fly fishing lodge.

Orvis Week - July 9 - 15, 2023

6 nights, 5 days of guided fly fishing

from $4,800 per angler, double occupancy (shared room and shared guide)

Other options include:

  • $3,300 per non-angler, sharing a room with an angler
  • $5,890 per angler, shared room, private guide
  • $6,600 per angler, private room, shared guide
  • $8,225 per angler, private room and private guide

Orvis Week - September 3 - 8, 2023

5 nights, 4 days of guided fly fishing
from $4,000 per angler, double occupancy (shared room and shared guide)

Other options include:

  • $2,750 per non-angler, sharing a room with an angler
  • $5,300 per angler, shared room, private guide
  • $5,500 per angler, private room, shared guide
  • $6,800 per angler, private room and private guide

*Guests traveling alone or requesting a private room must pay the private room supplement.
**Single anglers are not charged the private guide supplement as long as they are willing to share a guide with another single angler. Offer only valid on this Orvis Adventures special group departure.

• Accommodations and meals at Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge
• Guided fishing on a variety of waters including float trips, wade trips and stillwater flishing
• Access to the lodge’s private waters (Merrell Lake)

Not included:
• Airfare to Bozeman, Montana
• Rental car
• Private transfers to the lodge on arrival and departure days ($200 per person, each way)
• Meals before checking in or after checking out of Hubbard's
• Flies (available for purchase on-site)
• $5 per person, per night, accommodations tax (payable at check-out)
• Gratuities
• Alcoholic beverages
• Items of a personal nature, phone calls, park entry fees and fishing licenses
• Guided non-angling activities, which can be arranged on-site
• Trip Cancellation insurance

Arrival day:

Fly into Bozeman, MT and rent a car or request a private transfer for the one hour drive to Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge, situated just a few miles from the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park. We recommend arriving at the lodge prior to 5:00 pm so that you have time to settle in before dinner. Join your fellow travel companions for hors d'oeuvres in the lodge's bar before an outdoor BBQ on the lodge’s patio overlooking Montana’s scenic Paradise Valley.

Guided fishing days:

Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge is home to some of the best fly fishing in Montana's Rocky Mountains. After a homemade breakfast in the lodge's dining room, head out each day with your guide for a full day on the water. Your guide will discuss your options for each day and work with you to customize your fishing trip to ensure that you have an amazing experience. You'll have opportunities to fish a variety of waters including some of Southwest Montana's best Blue Ribbon trout streams. Whether you choose to float one the famous rivers such as the Yellowstone River, wade in a technical spring creek or fish for trophy rainbow and brown trout in Merrell Lake – a 90-acre private lake located right next to the lodge – you’ll have access to it all with an expert fly fishing guide who calls these waters home.

Departure Day:

After breakfast, return to Bozeman for flights home or extend your trip to another Orvis-endorsed destination.

The Montana Fly Fishing Lodge

Located on a mountain lake about an hour’s drive south of Bozeman, this Montana fly fishing lodge fits its western landscape perfectly. Lodging, food and service are all equal to the scenery and what you’d expect from an Orvis Endorsed Lodge. It’s a sophisticated western environment where the day starts with strong coffee, fresh baked pastries, omelets cooked to order and fresh fruit. Lunch is typically taken on the river or trail, where you’ll have sandwiches, salads and beverages. The bar is a relaxing place to congregate before dinner and carries some interesting local microbrews and California wines. Dinners are a mixture of western – expect a traditional steak barbecue – and French inspired Rocky Mountain cuisine with gourmet flair. Rooms are large and comfortable with one or two queen sized beds covered in traditional western Pendleton wool blankets. Each room has a large, private bathroom.

The Fly Fishing

Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge was selected for this trip because of the area’s natural beauty, the lodge’s personalized service and its location in the middle of Southwest Montana’s best Blue Ribbon trout streams. The lodge is just a few miles from the Yellowstone River, and a short drive from the fabled trout streams of Yellowstone Park’s northeastern corner. In addition to these well-known trout fishing gems, the lodge’s guides have access to some of the lesser known and more hidden away streams and mountain lakes. The lodge even has its own trophy trout lake, Merrell Lake, located right next to the lodge.

Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park, Spring Creeks

There are so many trout streams and lakes in the region that we can't possibly list them all here, but you can be sure the guides will take you to the best of them, based on the fishing conditions and your individual angling preferences. You’ll have opportunities to float some of the famous rivers, fish a technical spring creek, or visit a mountain lake. It's hard to imagine a better location in the Rocky Mountains for fly fishing, and you’ll have access to it with an expert fly fishing guide who calls these his home waters.

Nowhere in Montana are the fly fishing opportunities as great as you will find near Hubbard's Yellowstone Lodge. Merrell Lake is a 90-acre lake on the property with trophy rainbow and brown trout, and there are many other fishing destinations within a short drive of the lodge. The lodge offers fly fishing trips on the Yellowstone River, the many waters of Yellowstone National Park, the world famous Spring Creeks, small creek fishing on Tom Miner Creek, and horseback trips to Ram's Horn Lake. Besides these well-known fishing spots, there are dozens of other rivers, streams, and lakes in the area.

The guides at the lodge have years of guiding and fishing experience that are invaluable for any fly fishing trip. The men and women that will take you fishing know the intricacies of all the waters in the area and the unique history of the region. The guides can assist novice anglers as well as seasoned veterans. Their courteous manner, knowledge, and fun-filled attitudes will put you at ease and provide the best environment for a great fishing trip.

Fly Fishing Equipment

Each trip member will receive a detailed equipment list, but here’s a brief overview of what works best in this region.

A nine foot five weight rod is the best all around rod for this part of Montana. Standard floating line will cover 95% of your fishing - a sinking line can be nice on Merrell Lake at times, or for streamers on the Yellowstone River. Leaders are generally around 3 or 4 X, with tippet down to 6x occasionally. Fly selection is typical Western patterns. The lodge carries a good selection of flies in their shop, and Hubbard’s guides will have the appropriate patterns.

Because the fishing possibilities include small spring creeks, lakes, and float trips, you may want to bring several rods, ranging from a 4 weight to a 7 weight. We’ll provide more details when you’re booked on the trip.

Non-Angling Activities

There is more than fly fishing and horseback riding.

There are hiking trails all over the ranch, and Hubbard’s guides are always happy to get out and stretch their legs with you and show you around. Wildlife is abundant, with elk, deer, birds of all shapes and sizes, bears, and more.

Yellowstone National Park is just down the road, and offers several days worth of sightseeing. The lodge can arrange all types of trips into the Park.

White water rafting is nearby on the Yellowstone River. And the nearby towns all have great shops and historical sites for you to see.

There’s lots of horseback riding at Hubbard’s, and the ranch can accommodate beginning and expert riders. There are trail rides as well as "free" riding, which allows advanced riders a chance to let their horse run, and you can even participate in helping move cattle if you’re inclined. The ranch has over 20 square miles of land and is steeped in horse culture, so it’s an exceptional place to ride.

Reservations, Deposits & Payments

The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the trip proposal and materials (trip planner and confirmation email). In some cases, deposits are non-refundable, this depends on the destination and will be clearly noted in the trip proposal and materials as well. 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.

Planning information

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 (stated in the trip proposal and materials), 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.

Cancellation Insurance

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.

Share policies

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.

Airline reservations

The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.

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