MONTANA  Fly fishing lodge

Montana anglers standing on the madison river.

You’re in good hands

Madison Valley Ranch has stood as one of the top Montana fly fishing lodges since 1994. The Ranch is conveniently located near Bozeman on the upper Madison River with stunning views, world-class Montana fly fishing, luxury lodging, and is home to one of the best restaurants in Montana. Our welcoming staff of hospitality professionals deliver the kind of fishing experience you'd expect from our award-winning Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge.

We're excited to announce the newest addition opening July 1st, 2021. The brand new Madison Lodge!

Madison Lodge
Fly fishing pond at Madison Valley Ranch with angler in the grass.

An Idyllic Setting

Our Montana fishing resort features 3 unique buildings surrounded by vast ranchlands and remote mountains. Out your backdoor is a trout angler's paradise with our own trophy trout pond, Jack Creek and the Channels section of the upper Madison River just a cast away. Other amenities include a hot tub, fire pit, yard games, riverside hiking trails, a fully stocked onsite fly shop, bicycles & more.

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High-End Accommodations

Our fly fishing lodge offers 14 comfortable guest rooms, each with two queen beds, private showers, outdoor patio seating and more. Each room is carefully designed with a subtle and authentic western decor. Click the link below for more information on room types and amenities.

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One of the rooms at madison valley ranch.
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Group Trips

We specialize in hosting a wide variety of group trips and special events. Corporate retreats, classes, club gatherings and more have ample resources for engaging and productive group meetings in our all new Madison Lodge. Birthday celebrations and holiday parties also enjoy fine dining from our gourmet kitchen and good conversation around the bar and lounge.

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Gourmet Meals

The Culinary Program at MVR is operated by a team of professionals  known for creating  locally sourced gourmet meals with a distinct Montana style. You can count on them for consistent service, creative dishes and the perfect wine or beer to go with every bite.

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One of the best restaurants in Montana at Madison Valley Ranch.

Our Staff Delivers Excellence

You can expect a consistent, courteous, welcoming and accommodating experience throughout your stay. We offer each guest the undivided attention that you'd expect from one of the best fly fishing lodges in the world. We have an amazing lifestyle in Montana and we're passionate about sharing it with you.

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Bent fly rod in MontanaDrone shot of the Madison Valley ranch with river in the background.Fly fishing guide Rob Kessler rowing a drift boat on the Madison.

Lodge Amenities

  • All-Inclusive gourmet meals, including wine and beer, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • 14 comfortable guest rooms, each with two queen beds and private bathrooms, for a maximum of 28 guests
  • Semi-private porches for each room
  • Lounge areas with DirectTV, game tables, guest computer and printer
  • Beer and wine bar
  • Mudroom & guest laundry facilities
  • Fully-stocked fly shop
  • Complimentary Orvis Fly Rods and Waders for guest use
  • Exclusive access to 2-acre Pond, Madison River and Jack Creek
  • High-speed WiFi internet throughout the property
  • Excellent cell phone reception on the property
  • Spacious Group meeting facilities
  • Outdoor fire pit & hot tub
  • Workout space
  • Guest Bicycles
  • Horseshoes & yard games
  • Riverside hiking trail

A Typical Day at The Ranch

  • 7:30 AM Gourmet breakfast
  • 8:00 AM Guests meet their guides in the parking lot
  • 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM  Guided float trip with riverside lunch
  • 5:00 PM Return to the Ranch
  • 5:00-6:30 PM Relax, cocktails, bike ride, hot tub, more fishing?
  • 6:30 PM Appetizers and stories about the one that got away
  • 7:00 PM Four-course gourmet meal pair with fine wine
  • After Dinner One last cast before retreating for another day

Did you know?

We're just 1 hour from Yellowstone National Park.

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