The lodge is surrounded by protected public BLM lands that adjoin the Wall Creek Wildlife Management area which is home to abundant wildlife. You won’t have to worry about neighbors and can enjoy the private feel during your stay.
The legendary waters of Yellowstone Park are only one hour away and the trophy dry fly fisheries of Hebgen Lake are just 45 minutes upstream. A longer drive will land you on the Ruby, Jefferson, Gallatin or Missouri Rivers. This traditional style lodge has a classic look and warm feel with its warm wood accents and stone fireplaces. The huge back decks provide amazing views upstream along the river and surrounding mountains. The private setting, incredible access, and warm and inviting staff make this a truly special location.
Enjoy culinary cuisine for each meal prepaid by a private chef starting with a fulfilling breakfast, then a sack lunch while on the river. After a memorable day of fishing arrive at the lodge to appetizers, wine and beer ready for your consumption, followed by dinner with a view overlooking the Madison River.
- For a single guide to client ratio add $350 per day.
- If single occupancy add $200 per person per night
Included In This Package
- All meals including beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages
- Guided fishing
- Equipment use – rod & wader rental
- All your tackle on guide trips including flies & leaders
- Private access to the Madison River.
- Montana Fishing License – To save time we recommend you purchase your license(s) online before your trip at the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks website. Any angler 12 years of age and older must have a Conservation License ($10-nonresident) plus a Fishing License ($14 for 1 day, $56 for 5 consecutive days or $100 for season-nonresident), plus an Angler AIS Prevention Pass (AISPP) ($7.50 for non-residents). No license is required for angler’s age 11 years and younger IF accompanied by an adult who holds a valid Montana fishing license. Click here to buy a Montana Fishing License Online
- Guide Gratuity – Gratuity is a major part of the guides income, and is well appreciated to help with the guide’s fuel, flies lost on the trip, and reflects the hard work of the guide. Average gratuity is $120-$150 per guide, per trip. However, if you feel the guide deserves more or less, please adjust the amount according to your experience.
- Lodge staff gratuities – recommend $90 per room per night
- Airport Transfer – We can arrange airport transfers for an additional cost of $400 for up to 4 guests in a round trip shuttle plus an additional $50 for a 5th guest, max of 5 guests per shuttle vehicle
- Yellowstone National Park Fishing License – If you plan to fish in Yellowstone National Park a different license is required. Anglers 16 years and older can purchase a three-day ($40), seven-day ($55), or season ($75) permit online HERE. Anglers 15 years of age and younger may fish without a license when supervised by an adult or may obtain a free permit signed by a responsible adult to fish without direct adult supervision. No Montana or Wyoming state fishing license is required in Yellowstone National Park.
- Yellowstone National Park Entrance Fee – On all guided trips inside YNP, each angler is required to pay a $20.00 entrance fee (excluding the guide). This fee can be paid at the entry gate or in advance HERE. If you are a national park season pass holder, this will get you and everyone in that vehicle into the national park without the above additional entry fee.
- Transaction Fee – All credit or debit card payments add 3% to the total amount.
Deposit & Cancellation Policy
Payment and Cancellation Policy (smaller groups less than 8 guests)
Payment is required to secure a new reservation within 7 days of booking (50% deposit is requested on advanced bookings OR full payment if your trip begins within 90 of the time of booking). For advance bookings secured with a deposit, the remaining balance due will be due 60 days before arrival. Please provide a written notice to us if you need to cancel your trip (requesting to move dates is the same as a cancellation). Cancellation fees will be applied as follows: More than 90 days in advance of arrival = 7.5% of the reservation total; 60-90 days before arrival = 50% of the reservation total; Less than 60 days before arrival = no refunds or credits. Due to the advanced nature of our bookings we must make no exceptions to our cancellation policy. Montana weather and river conditions are often variable, trips are not cancelled due to unusual weather or river conditions.
Payment and Cancellation Policy (large groups 8 or more guests)
Payment is required to secure a new reservation within 7 days of booking (50% deposit is requested on advanced bookings OR full payment if your trip begins within 90 of the time of booking). For advance bookings secured with a deposit, the remaining balance due will be due 90 days before arrival. Please provide a written notice to us if you need to cancel your trip (requesting to move dates is the same as a cancellation). Cancellation fees will be applied as follows: More than 180 days in advance of arrival = 7.5% of the reservation total; 180-90 days = 25% of the reservation total; 90 to 60 days = 50% of the reservation total; Less than 60 days before arrival = no refunds or credits. Due to the advanced nature of our bookings we must make no exceptions to our cancellation policy. Montana weather and river conditions are often variable, trips are not cancelled due to unusual weather or river conditions.
Please understand that these trips are difficult to re-book on short notice, and that our focus is on providing the best fishing experience possible. If you have any concerns about attending your booked trip, please look into trip insurance.
- “I stayed 4 nights at the Madison River Lodge, to fish 3 days on the upper Madison River, in early October 2021. I had a great time. Caught personal record trout, was served great food, and slept in a spacious room. The lodge is like a big comfy home where every night was relaxing, casual, and filled with quality dining and conversations with other guests. As a beginner using a fly rod, I ended up learning effective skills from my two guides. By the end, I was feeling pretty accomplished with casting and recognizing strikes. All in all a fine experience filled will satisfying memories. Also Kelly showed impressive driving skills in the snow as she took me back to the Bozeman airport. Eric in Seattle“