Location
Montana, United States
Drive-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
Guided
2:1 guest-to-guide ratio
Fly fishing (Orvis endorsed fly-fishing lodge)
RATING
Avg.
/5

Overview

Madison Valley Ranch offers Orvis Endorsed fly fishing trips on the Madison River. Expect plenty of open space, world-class fly fishing, an attentive staff, gourmet meals and fine wines. Their high-end accommodations are carefully designed with an authentic Montana style that reflects the western lifestyle.

What makes us unique:

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • 29382 1Trout - Rainbow
  • 29385 2Trout - Cutthroat
  • 29387 3Whitefish
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Trout - Rainbow
Trout - Cutthroat
Whitefish

Our season runs from Jan 1 to December 31.

Packages/prices

Estimated PER-DAY fishing vacation rate:

US$1,160.00
CA$1,585.20
£915.95
€1,069.32

PER PERSON

3 nights / 2 days fishingDuplex Suite
US$2,800.00
CA$3,826.34
£2,210.91
€2,581.12
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4 nights / 3 days fishingDuplex Suite
US$3,850.00
CA$5,261.22
£3,039.99
€3,549.04
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5 nights / 4 days fishingDuplex Suite
US$4,800.00
CA$6,559.44
£3,790.12
€4,424.78
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6 nights / 5 days fishingDuplex Suite
US$5,800.00
CA$7,925.99
£4,579.73
€5,346.61
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3 nights / 2 days fishingLower Channels
US$2,875.00
CA$3,928.83
£2,270.13
€2,650.26
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4 nights / 3 days fishingLower Channels
US$3,950.00
CA$5,397.87
£3,118.96
€3,641.22
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5 nights / 4 days fishingLower Channels
US$4,925.00
CA$6,730.26
£3,888.82
€4,540.01
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6 nights / 5 days fishingLower Channels
US$5,950.00
CA$8,130.97
£4,698.17
€5,484.88
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3 nights / 2 days fishingLower Madison
US$2,875.00
CA$3,928.83
£2,270.13
€2,650.26
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4 nights / 3 days fishingLower Madison
US$3,950.00
CA$5,397.87
£3,118.96
€3,641.22
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5 nights / 4 days fishingLower Madison
US$4,925.00
CA$6,730.26
£3,888.82
€4,540.01
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6 nights / 5 days fishingLower Madison
US$5,950.00
CA$8,130.97
£4,698.17
€5,484.88
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3 nights / 2 days fishingUpper Channels
US$2,950.00
CA$4,031.32
£2,329.35
€2,719.40
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4 nights / 3 days fishingUpper Channels
US$4,050.00
CA$5,534.53
£3,197.92
€3,733.41
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5 nights / 4 days fishingUpper Channels
US$5,050.00
CA$6,901.08
£3,987.53
€4,655.24
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6 nights / 5 days fishingUpper Channels
US$6,100.00
CA$8,335.96
£4,816.61
€5,623.16
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NOTES

All prices are quoted in USD.

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

This lodge charges in $USD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $USD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

Deposit required: 15%

Balance due: Day of Booking


Cancellation and Payment Policy

We understand that circumstances may arise requiring changes to your planned Montana fly fishing trip. We highly suggest protecting your trip with Global Recue Travel Insurance. Please take note of our cancellation and payment policy:

Cancellations Made Prior to 90 Days of Arrival: Your deposit is fully refundable, less a $200 processing fee per person.

Cancellations Within 90 Days of Arrival: If you cancel within 90 days of your scheduled arrival, 50% of the deposit will be credited to a future lodge trip. The credited amount can be used towards a future lodge trip to be taken within one year of the cancellation. The remaining deposit is non-refundable.

Cancellations Within 30 Days of Arrival: In the event of a cancellation within 30 days of arrival, 25% of the package price will be credited to a future lodge trip. The credited amount can be used towards a future lodge trip to be taken within one year of the cancellation.

Please Note: We regret to inform you that no refund is possible for non-guided fishing days, bad weather, late arrival, or early departure. For cancellations and rescheduling, please contact our team to discuss the options available to you. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation regarding our cancellation and payment policy. Should you have any further questions or require assistance, please feel free to reach out to us.


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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 38 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015
Jan
1
-12
6.1
Feb
3
-10
6.1
Mar
9
-5
11.6
Apr
13
-2
24.1
May
19
3
37.3
Jun
24
7
37
Jul
30
9
12.6
Aug
29
8
13
Sep
23
4
10.7
Oct
15
-2
11.6
Nov
6
-7
8.8
Dec
0
-13
7.6

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 38 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015
Jan
33
10
0.24
Feb
37
14
0.24
Mar
48
22
0.46
Apr
56
29
0.95
May
65
37
1.47
Jun
75
44
1.46
Jul
86
49
0.49
Aug
84
47
0.51
Sep
74
39
0.42
Oct
59
29
0.46
Nov
43
19
0.35
Dec
32
9
0.3

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Experience the perfect blend of luxury and rustic charm at Madison Valley Ranch, nestled in the heart of Montana’s Madison Valley. Choose from a range of accommodation options: the state-of-the-art Madison Lodge, offering superior comfort, convenience, and spectacular views; the private Duplex Suites, featuring outdoor entrances, private bathrooms, and spacious sitting rooms; and the Channels Lodge, the property’s closest building to the Madison River, ideal for families and groups. The Lower Channels Lodge Rooms offer extra privacy and superb wildlife viewing. Each accommodation is thoughtfully designed to enhance your fly-fishing experience and connect you with the spirit of this remarkable location.

Details

Corporate buyout:

We can accommodate group fishing trips up to 28 guests at MVR. Corporate trips often choose to buy the lodge out for their own exclusive use. Smaller groups between 6-12 people can also take advantage of our Channels Lodge as a partial lodge buyout for exclusive access to a common area ideal for holding meetings, socializing and watching sporting events on TV. Both options include all-inclusive fly fishing, meals and beverages. We frequently customize the trip itinerary to provide each group with a memorable experience.

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

28

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

0-10 minutes

Amenities

Madison Valley Ranch offers a range of amenities designed to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Enjoy easy access to premium fly fishing gear, local artwork and handcrafted furnishings that celebrate the region’s heritage, convenient communal areas, and fully-equipped kitchens. The accommodations also include private bathrooms, outdoor entrances, stunning views of the Madison Range, and relaxing porches. The ranch also provides superior comfort and soundproof rooms for a peaceful night’s sleep. So, all you need to focus on is soaking up the captivating vistas and making the most of your fly fishing experience.

Meals

The culinary program at Madison Valley Ranch is a highlight for many guests. Expect creative and delicious meals, consistently delivered every day of the season. Our offerings are diverse and locally sourced, featuring Montana-raised meats, organic vegetables, and homemade desserts. These are paired perfectly with fine wines and locally crafted beers. Our 4-course dinner experience is the perfect way to unwind and share stories after a long day of fly fishing on the Madison River.

BOATS

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Details

Bathroom:

Heated cabins:

Ratings and Reviews

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Nearest significant city:

The last significant city or town before the final leg of the journey to the lodge. If you are flying, this is where you'll fly to.
 Drive-in access.

, Montana

Transportation to/from the lodge and here is NOT included.
Bozeman-Airport-BZN

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Details

When planning your trip to Madison Valley Ranch, remember that we’re well-stocked with all the latest fly fishing gear from leading brands like Orvis. However, we also appreciate that many guests prefer to bring their own equipment, ranging from rods and waders to packs and fly tying equipment. Whatever your preference, ensure that you’re well-equipped to comfortably handle Montana’s ever-changing weather and fishing conditions.

Clothing-wise, the variable weather here in SW Montana requires thoughtful packing. A mantra here is “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 20 minutes.” Therefore, correct layering and fabric selection can keep you comfortable in any situation. Don’t forget to protect your head, as hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and sun shields are crucial when you’re out on the river. Waders are optional, but we recommend bringing a solid fly pack if you plan to wade fish.

Fly fishing gear preferences differ from angler to angler. Some prefer an arsenal of gear, while others opt for minimalism. Feel free to bring whatever you deem necessary for a successful day on the water. Remember, Ennis, Montana is a central hub for fly fishing, so local shops are on hand if you need anything.

Packing flies for the Madison River can be a challenge, given the myriad of patterns available. Our pro shop, along with local fly shops in Ennis, can guide you in selecting the right size and color based on the river’s current mood.

When traveling with fly fishing gear, it’s advisable to carry on your crucial equipment such as rods, reels, lines, and flies, while checking in the rest. This ensures that you won’t be left stranded should the airline misplace your luggage.

Above all, remember that we pride ourselves on providing everything you need for a successful day on the water. You’re welcome to travel light and take advantage of our gear and fully-stocked fly shop. All you really need is appropriate clothing, polarized glasses, and a hat – but don’t worry if you forget anything. We’ve got you covered!

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