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Great Room

Montana's Premier Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge

Great Room

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Situated on the banks of the Madison River just 3 miles north of Ennis, our location offers anglers unparalleled access to all the best blue-ribbon fly fishing in southwestern Montana. Our river access and private 2-acre stocked pond are just yards from our door.

A short walk out the back door will find you casting to rising fish in the famous “Channels” section of the Madison, fighting large, feisty trout on our private two acre pond, or stalking Jack Creek as it runs through the property. Daily float trips with Montana’s best fly fishing guides on the varied sections of the Madison River keep experts challenged and novices thrilled. Other excellent fishing spots in Montana include the Yellowstone, Big Hole, Beaverhead, Gallatin, and Ruby Rivers.

Each room’s front porch offers a countryside view of the surrounding three mountain ranges, the ever-changing Montana Big Sky, and the resident wildlife in the fields. While each room changes slightly in size and bed configurations, the warm western touches are consistent in all. View our all-inclusive fly fishing packages to see our rates and an outline of each type of room to assist in choosing the right one for your adventure, although we suspect you’ll find yourself continually enticed outside to wet a line one last time before bed, or to be entertained by Big Sky country.

At the Madison Valley Ranch, our backyard is a fly fisherman’s playground. You can escape from the hectic pace of everyday life and indulge in a luxury adventure where all the details are someone else’s worries and you are just warmly welcomed.


Madison River Info

mapThe Madison River is often considered the greatest trout river in the world and we have over 140 miles of blue ribbon wild trout waters at our fingertips.

From its headwaters in Yellowstone National Park to its confluence with the Missouri, the mighty Madison River has something for everyone. The section nicknamed the 50 mile riffle holds outstanding trout with statistics such as 3,000 – 6,000 trout per mile over 10 inches long. Anglers of all skill levels find success in the swift moving water of this section. As the river approaches the quintessential fly fishing town of Ennis, deeper formed channels provide great opportunities to stalk spookier trout in slower moving water. From town to Ennis Lake, it becomes a wade-only section and is laden with islands, channels, and plenty of traditional trout holding spots. Aptly named the “Channels” section, the Madison Valley Ranch sits on the banks of this pristine stretch.

The Madison River offers exceptional fishing in a spectacular setting. And fly fishermen have a plethora of opportunities to strategically approach the river with either dry flies, nymphs, or streamers. All types and levels of fisherman can enjoy success on the Madison catching wild rainbows, cutthroats, browns, and even our native Montana whitefish.

Check out our All-Inclusive Fly Fishing Packages here.

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