The Yellowstone Valley Lodge is located in the heart of Paradise Valley along the banks of the Yellowstone River. A more breathtaking backdrop to your stay is hard to imagine. With the legendary Yellowstone River in the foreground and the Absaroka Mountains towering in the distance, views from the lodge are some of the best in Montana.
The Lodge is ideally positioned to take advantage of the terrific fly fishing opportunities present within the Paradise Valley area. The fly fishing on the Yellowstone River is legendary worldwide. Just down the road are three of the most famous spring creeks in Montana where you can test your wits against selective trout in a spectacular setting. Other great rivers and private waters in reach are the Boulder, Gallatin and Madison as well as the waters of Yellowstone National Park.
The Lodge offers cabin style rooms, each with a semi private patio that opens to views of the river and the Absaroka Mountains. Our packages at the lodge can be arranged to include all meals. Breakfast and dinner are prepared at the Yellowstone Valley Grill just a few steps away.
Montana Angler Fly Fishing Packages at the Yellowstone Valley Lodge
All packages based on double occupancy and 2 anglers sharing a guide
Standard Cozy Fishing Package (Cozy Cabin has 2 queen beds)
3 Night/2 Day - $1435 per person
4 Night/3 Day - $2015 per person
5 Night/4 Day - $2595 per person
6 Night/5 Day - $3175 per person
7 Night/6 Day - $3755 per person
*** for single guide to client ratio add $280 per fishing day
*** for single occupancy room add $135 per night
Bridger King Fishing Package (King bed and pull out Queen sofa)
3 Night/2 Day - $1555 per person
4 Night/3 Day - $2175 per person
5 Night/4 Day - $2795 per person
6 Night/5 Day - $3415 per person
7 Night/6 Day - $4035 per person
*** for single guide to client ratio add $280 per fishing day
*** for single occupancy room add $185 per night
Deluxe Absaroka Fishing Package (2 bedrooms: King bedroom, 2 Twin bedroom, 2 full baths, living area, kitchenette)
3 Night/2 Day - $1735 per person
4 Night/3 Day - $2415 per person
5 Night/4 Day - $3095 per person
6 Night/5 Day - $3775 per person
7 Night/6 Day - $4455 per person
** for single guide to client ratio add $280 per fishing day
*** subtract $75/person/night if 3 anglers share cabin, subtract $120/person/night if 4 anglers share cabin
room taxes ($9-$16/person/night depending on package)
Package Rates Include:
Accommodations, breakfast and dinner (Mondays lodge restaurant is closed and guests receive vouchers for local restaurants) and riverside lunches on fishing days, lodge dining gratuities (but not guide gratuities), guided drift and/or wade fishing, all flies and terminal tackle, and use of property amenities including private access to the Yellowstone River. Room taxes will be added and very by room type ($9-$16/person/night depending on package)
Package Rates Do Not Include:
Montana fishing license, any rod fees for private water, bar tab, wader rentals if needed, and guide gratuities (about $120 per guide per day). 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. Please contact us for details. (Package prices will be adjusted accordingly)
Airport: The nearest airport is Gallatin Field (Bozeman), serviced by Delta, Frontier, Alaska/Horizon, Northwest & United Airlines. The airport is approximately 45 minutes from the Lodge. Airport shuttles can be arranged for an added fee of $250 round trip for 2 anglers - add $40 per angler over 2.
Driving: Guests can drive directly to the Lodge. You may drive your own car or rent one in Bozeman.
Yellowstone Valley Lodge is conveniently located on the banks of the Yellowstone River in the heart of Paradise Valley between Yellowstone National Park and the small town of Livingston. The world renowned Yellowstone River is an obvious fishing venue from this location, but many smaller and lesser known public and private waters are within an easy day trip from the lodge as well.
This legendary river is best floated. It provides outstanding fishing from its headwaters in Yellowstone Park all the way to beyond Columbus. From Yellowstone Valley Lodge we can fish both the "Upper Yellowstone" from Yellowstone Park to the town of Livingston with a nice mic of rainbows, browns, and cutthroat trout, as well as the "Lower Yellowstone" from Livingston to Columbus where huge browns and big rainbows wait. A variety of hatches come off in the spring and early summer followed by outstanding terrestrial fishing with hoppers, ants and beetles in the late summer and early fall. Late season produces some huge pre spawn brown trout on streamers and big nymphs.
Below the 300 foot water fall at the Natural Bridge the Boulder enters big ranch country but doesn't loose its fast pocket water nature. Browns and rainbows dominate hear and dry fly fishing remains our favorite technique. Larger trout in the 16-18" range are common and fish over 20" are regularly caught on the lower floats near the Yellowstone. This water is often floated in the summer using our skilled guides and customized rafts with fishing frames, seats and anchor systems.
For anglers that wan't to test their skill on some of the most prolific and technical waters in the world we can visit the famous spring creeks just north of the lodge including DePuy, Nelson and Armstrong. These wade fishing streams are born from underground springs and are infested with aquatic insects and other macroinvertebrates that result in an amazing density of trout. Hatches on the creeks are spectacular but expect to work hard to fool the often highly selective trout.
Yellowstone National Park
Less than an hour south of the lodge, Yellowstone Park offers abundant small stream dry fly fishing options throughout the summer and fall. These waters offer opportunity to build in some variety to your fishing itinerary and we often do a fair amount of hiking to target the less fished waters in the northeast corner of Yellowstone Park. This is a great location to target native Yellowstone Cutthroat trout.
The Lodge is situated in Paradise Valley with an incredible view of the western edge of the Absaroka mountain range. From your cabin's semi-private patio you look over the Yellowstone River in the shadow of Dexter Point (elevation 9,859 feet). A variety of cabin options exist with different bed and room layouts. The cabins are duplex style with 2 guest rooms per cabin. Each cabin has a deck with a privacy divider between the adjoining cabin. The rooms are stand alone with private baths and private entries.
The standard Cozy Cabins are spacious with two queen beds, a sitting area, shower and separate vanity area, patio, and an ice chest ready to fill with your refreshments.
Bridge King Cabins
These cabins offer a King bed with a Queen pull out sleeper sofa, shower and separate vanity area, patio, and an ice chest ready to fill with your refreshments.
Deluxe Absorka Cabins
These newer deluxe cabins are larger and have a two bedrooms (one with a King size bed and one with two twins), living area with pull out queen, kitchenette, flat screen TV's, WiFi, large private decks. They are great for 2 anglers wanting separate bedrooms or a family of up to 6.
Breakfast at the Yellowstone Valley Grill consists of a delicious made to order breakfast and your choice of coffee, tea, and juices. Lunches are always included on our all day fishing trips, but if you choose to take a day off of fishing the lodge will have a boxed lunch ready for you in the morning. Once you're ready for dinner you'll have the choice of dining "al fresco" on the beautiful patio (weather permitting) or in the dining area complete with a view of the river, mountains and our collection of local artwork. YVG offers a three course meal every night with several entree choices. The head chef starts with the freshest ingredients, with most produce coming from a local organic farm. He then employs his considerable culinary talent and creativity to serve memorable meals. Our repeat guests often comment that they have to come all the way to the Montana for the finest food they know. NOTE: The restaurant is closed on Monday nights. On Monday evenings YVL will schedule dinner reservations at one of the very nice restaurants in the area and provide a voucher for dinner with our packages.
Dining at YVL is a festive and casual event. If you like to dress for dinner please do, but you are also welcome to come in right off the river. The Cutthroat Lounge opens at 5:30 and dinner can be served nightly from 5:30-9:30. Generally our guests dine between 7 and 8, however we make that decision according to your needs and the atmosphere that night. If you are out fishing past dark or can't get to YVL until late because of your flight, it is no problem, dinner will be saved and ready for you in your cabin.