Montana Mountian

Local Attractions


Located in the heart of Southwest Montana, the Madison Valley Ranch offers anglers unparalleled access to renowned fly fishing, but that’s not all…There are plenty of outdoor activities and attractions to fulfill everyone’s desires! Give Kaitlin or Manu a call to learn more on how your custom package could integrate some of the spectacular activities in the area.

Yellowstone National Park is located only 72 miles from Madison Valley Ranch. Exploring this national treasure is an excellent sightseeing activity. Experience Old Faithful, the most popular geyser in the world, or view the colorful Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. View bears and wolves, elk and buffalo in the Lamar and Hayden valleys as well as learn about the park’s rich history.

Downtown Ennis, Montana, just a stone’s throw away from the lodge is a great place to spend the afternoon or free day from fishing.  The town has festivals and events year-round, from the ever popular Fourth of July Parade & Rodeo to the Ennis on the Madison Fly Fishing Festival in September.  In addition to a number of fantastic restaurants & shops, Ennis also has a full day spa!

The historical mining ghost towns of Virginia City and Nevada City are only 15 miles from the Ranch, and are certainly worth exploring. Virginia City sits high in the Rocky, where gold was first discovered in 1863. Within a year the town grew to over 10,000 and became the Territorial Capital in 1865. Today, Virginia City, “Montana’s main street”, provides an exceptional example of commercial architecture from the later 1800s. Many of the original Victorian era structures are filled with original artifacts.

Full and half day horseback rides can be arranged in advance of your visit, with Wolfpack Outfitters. They will customize your horseback ride based upon individual preferences and time schedules in order to provide you with personal service and customer satisfaction. They use well trained horses accustom to mountain trail riding. Expect wonderful views of the Madison Valley during your ride.

Montana’s first state park showcases one of the most highly decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest at the Lewis and Clark Caverns. Naturally air conditioned, these caves are lined with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helicitites.  See the geologic development and gain an insight into the delicate ecology of this world without light. Plan to spend a minimum of two hours to hike two miles on a guided tour through the caverns. The park also provides hiking trails, a visitor center, an amphitheater, and several picnic areas.

Bozeman, West Yellowstone, Big Sky, all have many fine shops, galleries and restaurants. Be sure to ask about specifics when you arrive and we’ll chart out a day of shopping and touring that fits your ideal itinerary. Driving around Southwest Montana is a great way to take in the vast mountain vistas and we can point you in the right direction for sightseeing.

Madison Meadows Golf Course is a 9-hole course located in the scenic Madison valley. This challenging course runs through the foothills of the Gravelly Mountain Range. Host to one of Montana’s toughest Par 5’s, this course brings you back time after time. Although Madison Meadows is always active, it’s easy to get a tee time.

We look forward to helping you chose an ideal itinerary for your Montana experience!