The Gallatin River Lodge is a small luxury Montana fly fishing lodge located 15 minutes from Bozeman in the heart of the gorgeous Gallatin Valley. Situated in a pastoral setting with mountain views and private access to the Gallatin River. The twelve guest suites have Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces and comfortable furnishings. Frequented by both local guests and visitors from around the world, the Gallatin River Lodge restaurant is recognized as the finest dining experience in the region. The accommodations found at the lodge are hands down the best in the Gallatin Valley and it is the only Montana Lodge admitted to the prestigious Select Registry.
Locals from Bozeman frequently make the drive to the Lodge to experience the enjoy the outstanding menu.
The lodge is centrally located for great fishing. It is situated midway between multiple blue ribbon rivers, private ranches and spring creeks and offers an amazing diversity of fly fishing options.
Montana Angler Fly Fishing Packages at the Gallatin River Lodge
Lodging Component (High Season June - September)
Main Lodge Rooms
$695 per night
Trout Cabin Rooms
$595 per night
Lodging and Dining Component (Shoulder Season April, May, October)
Main Lodge Rooms
$595 per night
Trout Cabin Rooms
$495 per night
*Add 8% lodging tax
**Call for winter rates
$640 per guide per day (guides can take 2 anglers)
Example pricing for Main Lodge room with guided fishing and taxes included during high season (based on double occupancy):
3 night/2 day - $1765.90 per person
4 night/3 day - $2461.20 per person
5 night/4 day - $3156.50 per person
6 night/5 day - $3851.80 per person
7 night/6 day - $4547.10 per person
*Additional fees applicable: guide and lodge staff gratuities and fishing licenses. Contact us for additional details.
Standard Package Rates Include:
Accommodations, breakfast, lunch on guided fishing days, guided drift and/or wade fishing, use of rods on guide days and all flies and terminal tackle.
Standard Package Rates Do Not Include:
Montana fishing license, airport transportation, dinner, bar tab, wader rentals, private water rod fees, service charge, and guide gratuities. Please do not hesitate to ask for further information regarding the exclusions.
WE CAN CUSTOMIZE YOUR STAY!
If you want to stay longer, fish less, sight see more, go to Yellowstone National Park, horseback ride, play golf or just enjoy the day hanging out at the “Lodge” please let us know. We also offer corporate group rates, along with season specials ~ so don’t be shy about inquiring! Please contact us for details. (Package prices will be adjusted accordingly)
Flying: Guests must arrange a shuttle from the airport to the lodge. Uber and Lyft services available as well as other taxi services, such as Bridger Taxi and Greater Valley Taxi.
Driving: Guests can drive directly to the Lodge. You may drive your own car or rent one in Bozeman.
The Gallatin River Lodge is located in the heart of the Gallatin Valley, about 15 minutes outside of Bozeman, making it an ideal location to fish a variety of local waters. This central location allows guests to fish a variety of both public and private waters as an easy day trip from the lodge. The variety of fishing options, luxury accommodations, outstanding dining, and convenient access to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport makes this lodge a favorite of many of our guests
Gallatin River - The Gallatin River is a medium sized river that offers nice wade fishing and also some float fishing near its mouth. Private access to the Gallatin River is a 10 minute walk from the lodge. The river flows north from its origin in Yellowstone Park, past the town of Big Sky through the Gallatin Canyon, then through the pastoral Gallatin Valley to its confluence with the Missouri River. The Gallatin is a very picturesque river with crystal clear water and lots and lots of trout. The river is not known for trophy trout like some of the other larger rivers in the area, but the beauty of this river and its small intimate nature make this a favorite of many anglers. Because of the very high trout density, this river often produces fast action and high catch rates.
Lower Madison River - Only a 20 minute drive from the lodge, the lower Madison exists Bear Trap Canyon and flows north to the town of Three Forks where it meets up with the Jefferson and Gallatin rivers to the form the Missouri. The broad river has huge weedbeds that produce excellent habitat for aquatic insects. Some huge trout reside in this section of the Madison. It is a great spring and fall fishery, but mid summer water temperatures prevent good fishing in July and August most years. April through June and September through October is a great time of year to target this fishery.
Upper Madison River - The Upper Madison offers an amazing diversity of water from Yellowstone National Park to Ennis Lake. A 45 to 90 minute drive from the lodge will get you on one of the various sections of the Upper Madison, with each section offering unique characteristics. The Upper Madison is renowned for its incredibly consistent fishing throughout the year. Flowing through one of the most scenic valleys in Montana, the impressive scenery, high trout counts, and potential for trophy fish make this a must fish river for visiting anglers.
Yellowstone River - A 45 minute drive from the lodge gets you to the longest free flowing river in the lower 48 and one of North America's most productive wild trout fisheries. The "Stone" offers over 200 miles of high quality trout waters that include a variety of fish species and water characteristics. The style of fishing on the Yellowstone is classic western big water angling with the most productive techniques often involving big streamers and large foam attractor dry flies. The size of the river lends itself to float fishing from rafts and drift boats.
Spring Creeks - Along the Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley, several spring creeks offer some of the most challenging fly fishing conditions in the world. These technical fisheries originate from underground aquifers and flow cold and clear year round. The biomass in these spring creeks is astounding and trout densities are extremely high. The combination of abundant food, and gin clear waters produce conditions that require stealth and match the hatch presentation. Many anglers consider fishing these spring creeks to be the ultimate challenge in the sport.
Private Ranches -
The Lodge offers six main lodge and six trout cabin rooms with large Jacuzzi tubs, walk-in showers, fireplaces, WIFI, Satellite TV and custom made Arts and Crafts furnishings. A king or queen sized bed, large comfortable settle (Mission style couch) and beautiful fir floors, Tiffany lamps and western artwork adorn each suite. The Great room houses a large stone fireplace and provides views of the trout pond and the Spanish Peaks to the south. A century old antique oak bar graces the main dining room. The upstairs Library is a quiet place to entertain or relax. The top-shelf full service bar offers an extensive wine list reviewed by Wine Spectator with an Award of Excellence for the past 7 years. Their dedicated service staff can offer lots of information on the Bozeman area and the recreational activities nearby.