YELLOWSTONE VALLEY LODGE
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Destination Overview

The spectacular riverside location of Yellowstone Valley Lodge embodies every reason people yearn to come to Montana. From your room, view the fabled Yellowstone River, the stunning Paradise Valley and have access to not only the Yellowstone River, but be minutes away from legendary spring creeks like Armstrong’s, DePuy’s, Nelson’s and Milesnick’s Ranch.

 

A short drive from this lodge, you can also fish diverse blue ribbon streams like the Boulder, Gallatin and the legendary Madison River. You can also wander into Yellowstone Park to see the wonders there or fish the protected waters in the park.

 

At the ranch you can enjoy the creature comforts of exceptionally well appointed cabins, whose private decks allow you to look upon the great pools and runs of the Yellowstone River, which flows for one and a half miles through the property.

 

You will also receive the personalized attention that you deserve with gourmet dining when you decide to take a vacation and 'get away from it all'. Horseback riding, guided nature tours into Yellowstone Park, fishing, kayaking and more are available on a fee basis.

At a Glance

Location: 14 miles south of Livingston in the heart of Paradise Valley

Target Fish: Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout

Time of Year: May - October

Lodge Capacity: 30 fishing guests per week

Nearest Airport: Gallatin Field, the regional airport for Bozeman, MT

Documents Required: Montana Fishing License

Fishing Program

These Montana fly fishing trips are unique due to the incredible variety of fishable waters. The lodge’s backyard boasts some of the best fly fishing in the world.  Montana Fly Fishing Guides, LLC,  has been their fishing outfitter for over a decade.

 

With their professionalism and wealth of experience will fish on the best trout waters, period. The incredible variety includes hundreds of miles of water such as spring creeks, large freestones and amazing tailwaters. There are literally hundreds of miles of trout water within easy reach of the Yellowstone Valley Lodge.

 

The nearby spring creeks of Armstrong, DePuy and Nelson offer spectacular views and world class walk and wade fly fishing. Anglers from around the world travel to test wits with these selective trout. These private waters are booked years in advance, but due to the lodges’ relationship with these land owners , they have a number of prime summer time rods available.

 

Besides the Yellowstone, the Gallatin, and the the Madison rivers, they can offer fishing the waters of Yellowstone National Park, including Gardiner, Slough Creek, Soda Butte, Lamar and many other hidden gems. The lodge is also able to guide many rivers outside the Park including the Boulder, Stillwater, and a few other very productive lesser known streams.

 

April – May

Pre-run-off is the best-kept secret in Montana! The rivers are fishing well and are typically low with great visibility. Run-off usually doesn’t begin until late May or early June, and you can expect a lot of streamer and nymph fishing with possibilities for early caddis and mayfly hatches.

A great time to fish. Bring your cold weather layering system. Gloves and a beanie are good to have this time of year.

 

June

This is usually a month of higher water in Southwest Montana. June can still offer tremendous fishing. In anticipation of the salmon fly hatch this is a good time to fish a lot of stone fly nymphs for big browns.

 

July - August

Late June and early July bring the salmon flies on the Madison and the Big Hole. July offers a lot of great caddis fishing and in August it’s time to start thinking big dry flies! The hopper fishing is tremendous, and this is the time to fish big attractor patterns.

 

September

For the local anger, this is their favorite month!  Gorgeous scenery all around and you can still fish hoppers and big attractor patterns. Big trout are beginning to eat large streamer patterns. You can expect temperatures to be in the 70’s with the rivers low and clear.

 

Late September - Mid October

Not only small dry flies for big pods of urgently feeding trout, but pulling streamers is primetime! Do not worry about the weather, just be prepared for colder nights and days and the rewards are worth it. Big trout!

Yellowstone Valley Lodge

Accommodations

The gourmet meals capitalize on fresh, organic and locally-sourced ingredients, prepared in an open kitchen and served with sweeping views of the Absaroka Mountains. Don't let the sophisticated wine and beer list fool you—waders are acceptable dinner duds, or dress up if you like! In the summers, enjoy dining on the patio, where clean alpine air and river songs pair perfectly with seasonally-changing dishes.

 

Deep sleep, gorgeous views, the sound of the river—this is a place to exhale. With an abundance of opportunities to relax or play, the cabins offer an opportunity to get away from it all. The lodge provides a 24 hour front desk and daily housekeeping services.

Absaroka Deluxe Cabins

These Deluxe Cabins consist of 2 bedrooms (king bed & twin beds), 2 full bath, living area with pullout sofa bed, kitchenette with microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, full sized fridge, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Amenities

  • Coffeemaker, In-Room

  • Refrigerator

  • Ground Floor

  • Radio-Alarm Clock

  • Free Wireless Broadband

  • Patio

  • River View

  • Water Front

  • Mountain View

  • Pillow top Mattress

  • FREE Continental Breakfast

  • Air Conditioning

  • 2 Bedroom Suite

  • Toaster

  • Sofabed-2 Person

  • Living Room

  • Dishwasher

  • Sitting Area - Sofa and/or Chair

  • TV, Cable/Satellite

  • Kitchenette - Limited Equipment

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Deluxe Room

  • Sofa

 

Bridger King Cabins

The newly constructed Bridger King Cabins consist of 1 king bed, full bath, living area with pullout queen sofa bed, kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, coffee maker, and satellite TV. Breakfast is included.

Amenities

  • Coffeemaker, In-Room

  • Refrigerator

  • Ground Floor

  • Radio-Alarm Clock

  • Free Wireless Broadband

  • Patio

  • River View

  • Water Front

  • Mountain View

  • Pillow top Mattress

  • FREE Continental Breakfast

  • Air Conditioning

  • Toaster

  • Sofabed-2 Person

  • Sitting Area - Sofa and/or Chair

  • TV, Cable/Satellite

  • Kitchenette - Limited Equipment

  • Sofa

 

Cozy Cabins

Standard Cozy Cabins consist of 2 queen beds with bathroom/vanity area, coffeemaker, mini-fridge, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Amenities

  • Coffeemaker, In-Room

  • Refrigerator

  • Ground Floor

  • Radio-Alarm Clock

  • Free Wireless Broadband

  • Patio

  • River View

  • Water Front

  • Mountain View

  • Pillow top Mattress

  • FREE Continental Breakfast

  • Air Conditioning

  • Shower Only

  • TV, Cable/Satellite

Getting There

One of the most popular ways to get here is to fly into Gallatin Field, the regional airport for Bozeman, and rent a car. The Yellowstone Valley Lodge is an easy one-hour drive from the airport.

Rates 2019

 

Deluxe Absaroka Fishing Package (prices are pp, double occupancy, unless noted*)

The VIP of all-inclusive fly-fishing packages, our Deluxe Absaroka Fishing Package offers upscale accommodations in our Absaroka Deluxe Cabin, including two bedrooms, two baths, a living area, a kitchen, a large semi-private patio, and more.

Double Occupancy:

7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $4,455
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $3,775
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $3,095
4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $2,415
3 Nights / 2 Fishing Days = $1,735

2 Nights / 1 Fishing Days = $1,055

Quadruple Occupancy*:

7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $3,615
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $3,055
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $2,415
4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $1,935
3 Nights / 2 Fishing Days = $1,375

2 Nights / 1 Fishing Days = $815

Bridger King Fishing Package (prices are pp. dbl occ, unless noted*)

Enjoy lodging in a Bridger King Cabin, featuring a plush king-size bed, a full bath, kitchenette, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and a living area with a queen-size sofa sleeper. This package would not be complete without expert fly-fishing guide services.

Double Occupancy:

7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $4,035
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $3,415
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $2,795
4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $2,175
3 Nights / 2 Fishing Days = $1,555

2 Nights / 1 Fishing Days = $935

Single Occupancy*

7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $7,125
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $6,020
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $4,915

4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $3,810
3 Nights / 2 Fishing Days = $2,705

2 Nights / 1 Fishing Days = $1,600

Standard Cozy Fishing Package (prices are pp. dbl occ, unless noted*)

The Standard Fishing Package offers the same great guided fishing and dining opportunities, but at a lower price. Receive all of our great fishing and dining opportunities with affordable accommodations in one of our Cozy Cabins, with two queen-size beds, a full bath, sitting area, mini-fridge, personal coffee maker, and semi-private patio overlooking the Yellowstone River.

Double Occupancy:

7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $3,755
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $3,175
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $2,595
4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $2,015
3 Nights / 2 Fishing Days = $1,435

2 Nights / 1 Fishing Days = $855

Single Occupancy*

7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $6,565
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $5,540
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $4,515
4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $3,490
3 Nights / 2 Fishing Days = $2,465

2 Nights / 1 Fishing Days = $1,440

Included in Packages: 

Daily guide service, lodging, transportation on guide days, all meals** and terminal tackle (flies, tippet, leaders, etc.). 

Not Included:

Montana bed tax, Montana fishing licenses, guide gratuity, beer/wine are not included in the package prices. 

**Meals are provided by Yellowstone Valley Grill, on occasions when YVG is closed dinners will be arranged at local area restaurants.