Trip Length: 5 nights
Packages Start At: $2,280
Hot Tub: Yes
Fishing Type: River
Primary Species: Trout
Fishing Class: Gold Medal
Miles to Fishing: .1
Description: Plenty of outfitters around Bozeman can put you on to hungry trout, but not many can tell you whether the Caymus Special Selection or a '96 Château Malescot would better complement your grilled bison. That's the kind of attention to detail you'll find at the Gallatin River Lodge, a 350-acre ranch ten miles west of town with frontage on the famed Gallatin River and more than 100 wine selections.
The Accommodations: All six suites have elegant oak mission style furniture. Each has a private bath containing a large Jacuzzi tub and shower. A king or queen sized bed, large comfortable settle (Mission style couch) and beautiful fir floors, tiffany lamps, satellite TV and western artwork adorn each suite. We also offer free high-speed wireless internet access to all of our guests. Large windows offer super views of the mountains and river terrain.
The View: The cedar post and beam building offers spectacular views of five mountain ranges. The landscape is beautiful and unspoiled. A large heron rookery is nearby, with eagles, osprey and sand hill cranes as neighbors. Whitetail deer, beaver, mink, muskrat, fox and pheasant inhabit this riparian treasure. The open valley allows for breathtaking sunsets. Our private trout pond is just out the door and the Gallatin River is simply a ten-minute walk across hay meadows.
- Jacuzzi Tub
- Hot Tub
- High-speed wireless internet access
- Wine cellar
- A library with many interesting volumes, fly tying table and Morris chairs is open to guests on the second floor.
Directions: About 10 miles west of Bozeman on the Gallatin River.
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The Fishing: It's difficult for fly-fishers to pull themselves away from the Gallatin's rainbows, but those who head east to the spring creeks south of Livingston are rewarded with up to five insect hatches each day. In July the three creeksDePuy's, Nelson's, and Armstrong'sproduce clouds of mayflies called pale morning duns, which draw monster rainbows to the surface. We can also fish the Madison or Yellowstone rivers.
Boats and Equipment Provided: Classic style drift boats are used to float the Madison and Yellowstone rivers.
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