Gallatin River Lodge

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.

Owner Steve Gamble and manager Rikki Vallance are fellow fly fisherman and outstanding hosts. Executive Chef Scott Myers is unrivaled within the Gallatin Valley. 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.

Rates

Montana Angler Fly Fishing Packages at the Gallatin River Lodge

Lodging and Dining Component (High Season June 1- Oct 14)
Main Lodge Rooms
$775 per night (double occupancy) 
$650 per night (single occupancy)
Trout Cabin Rooms
$725 per night (double occupancy) 
$600 per night (single occupancy)

*Call for late fall or spring shoulder season pricing (October 15 - April 15 & April 16 - May 31)

Add Fishing
$580 per guide per day (guides can take 2 anglers)

Example pricing for Main Lodge room with guided fishing (based on double occupancy):
3 night/2 day - $1742.50 per person
4 night/3 day - $2420 per person
5 night/4 day - $3097.50 per person 
6 night/5 day - $3775 per person 
7 night/6 day - $4277.50 per person

*Additional fees applicable: guide and lodge staff gratuities, 8% lodging tax and fishing licenses. Contact us for additional details. 

Standard Package Rates Include:
Accommodations, all meals, transportation from airport, 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, lodging tax (up to $40 per room per night depending on room type - paid at check out), 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)

Transportation
Airport Shuttle: Airport transportation is provided from Gallatin Field (Bozeman), serviced by Delta, Frontier, Alaska/Horizon, Northwest & United Airlines. The airport is approximately 15 minutes from the Lodge. 
Driving: Guests can drive directly to the Lodge. You may drive your own car or rent one in Bozeman. 

Fishing

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 - Montana Angler leases several ranches and has permission on a few others within an hour drive of the lodge that offer intimate and lightly pressured fishing opportunities on small but productive wading streams and a few trophy stillwaters.

Accommodations

Accommodations
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 activites nearby.

Dining
Craig Seguin is the Lodge's Executive Chef. He is trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. He brings over 20 years of experience to the Lodge. The menu reflects influences from different cuisines. Entrees are developed with each season in mind including nightly specials which can include fresh seafood, bison and duckling. The menu incorporates local products from farms and ranches near Bozeman; including fresh produce, herbs, cheeses and a variety of meats. House-baked breads accompany each meal and to finish. A creative selection of home made desserts is offered to tempt your sweet tooth, including our house signature dessert, Crème Brule. 

Dining in the “Patio Room” is a special experience as it opens onto our lawn and pond and offers a spectacular view of Montana landscape. The “Main Dining Room” has a century old back bar which offers western ambiance. The “Executive Dining Room” is a smaller room dining space. There is also dining outside on the patio, which is a nice option on summer evenings. 

Bozeman’s best wine list is here. The selections have been reviewed by Wine Spectator and the lodge has received an award of excellence for many years. Wines are available from California and the Northwest U.S. as well as many other countries ffrom around the world. 

SAMPLE MENU

APPETIZERS 
Canadian Walleye Cakes - Remoulade Sauce and Lemon 
Black Tiger Shrimp Cocktail - Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce & Vanilla Bean Cream 
Baked Brie - Apricot & Raspberry Sauce, Cherry Balsamic Glaze & Fresh Fruit

SOUPS 
Tomato Bisque - Parmesan Cheese & Fresh Herbs 
French Onion - Swiss Cheese Crostini

SALADS 
House Salad - Mixed Greens, Choice of Ranch, Bleu Cheese, or Huckleberry Vinaigrette 
Citrus Balsamic Salad - Mixed Greens Tossed in Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette, Amaltheia Dairy Chevre, Apple, & Candied Walnuts 
Caesar Salad - Romaine Hearts Tossed with Caesar Dressing, Parmesan Cheese, Anchovies & Garlic Herb Crouton

ENTREES 
Bleu Cheese Crusted Bison Tenderloin Filet - Moose Drool Brown Ale Demi & Maple Glazed Acorn Squash 
Herb Breaded Canadian Walleye Fillet - Remoulade Sauce & Brown Rice Pilaf 
Roasted Rack of Lamb - Lingonberry Cabernet Sauce & Brown Rice Pilaf 
Pan Seared Alaskan Sockeye Salmon - Olive Tapenade, Fennel Cream Sauce & Brown Rice Pilaf 
Baby Back Ribs - Raspberry BBQ, Poppy Seed Cole Slaw & Maple Glazed Acorn Squash 
Grilled New York Steak - Hunter's Sauce & Chive Mashed Potatoes 
Pan Roasted Rock Cornish Game Hen - Truffled Sweet Corn Sauce & Brown Rice Pilaf 

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