Madison Valley Ranch
Flyfishing Montana

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The Madison Valley Ranch, located in the heart of southwestern Montana, is just a cast away from some of the best fishing Montana has to offer. Sitting in the Madison Valley, three miles north of Ennis, Montana, a short walk out the back door will find you casting to rising fish in the famous "Channels" section of the Madison River, or a short drive and you can be fishing on the Bighole, Beaverhead, Yellowstone, Ruby or Gallatin Rivers.

This Montana fishing lodge is nestled on a pristine property with dramatic mountain views and wildlife abounding. Memorable meals and well appointed rooms ensure a luxury fly fishing vacation, and the property’s three fishing venues (the Madison River, Jack Creek and our private Jurassic Pond) makes it hard to resist wetting a line! Not a fisherperson? The Ranch is the perfect spot to rejuvenate. And, Yellowstone National Park is only 72 miles away, not to mention some other very intriguing local attractions. So, what’s stopping you?  Come join us for the quintessential Montana fly fishing lodge experience!


Located just 3 miles north of the trout mecca of Ennis, MT our handsome ranch style log lodge is nestled in the heart of the Madison Valley bordering the famous Madison River and Jack Creek. Our river access and private 2-acre stocked Pond are just yards from our door. Outside, each room's front porch offers a countryside view of the surrounding mountain ranges, the ever-changing Montana big sky and wildlife in the fields. The common areas, lodge rooms and duplex suites are decorated with a western theme and furnished with locally-made accessories. The ranch offers all the modern conveniences with that comfortable cowboy touch.

The Ranch is an ideal setting to combine business with pleasure. With our conference room, fax, video and phone capabilities, you will be able to get in the important work that needs to be done knowing that you are just a cast-away from an afternoon and evening of incredible fishing.

The food at the "Ranch" is memorable. We take pride in serving laid back-gourmet style meals. Throw in the complimentary beverages and you will never go away hungry, just satisfied.

Lodge Rooms: All rooms have their own outside entrance, covered front porch, private bath and very comfortable double and queen size beds.

Duplex Rooms: Both duplex rooms also feature large living room, wet bar along with reading table & chairs.

We can customize your package!! If you want to fish less, sight see more or whatever else you want to do, please let us know. We are very flexible.


Fishing & Guide Service
Situated in one of the loveliest locations in the Madison Valley, our ranch offers fly fishermen an ideal base for wade or float fishing the upper and lower Madison. Other fly fishing options are limitless, we offer guided fishing adventures on Blue Ribbon trout streams such as the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Gallatin and Yellowstone rivers. For those anglers looking for small stream fishing, the Ruby River (both upper and lower), Indian Creek and Jack Creek are great small streams to cast your fly into. Your fishing wish is our command. Most of the guided fishing at the Madison Valley Ranch is done from drift boats. This is a great way to fish but don't worry, if you prefer wade fishing we just plan our floats so that you can get out and do as much wade fishing as you like. At the "Ranch" we use only experienced, professional licensed guides and instructors. We cater to both the seasoned veteran and first time fly fishers and our guides tailor your day based on your fishing skill level.

Fishing Opportunities:
The Madison Valley Ranch Property -

The "Channels" section - of the Madison runs right behind the Madison Valley Ranch and is a great section to fish. It is a wade only section with very limited access and lot of different channels to fish. It offers good caddis and hopper action and you could easily spend days out there, but it really ideal for going out in the evening after dinner and fishing dry flies.

Jack Creek - This tributary runs through the Madison Valley Ranch property and is a great little dry fly stream. Expect a lot of action especially for brown trout.

The "Jurassic Pond" - Our 2-acre Pond is a great place to practice and hone your skills. Loaded with big and feisty Kamloops rainbows you can either fish from the bank or use one of our float tubes to stalk these fish.

Guided Fishing:

The Madison River - Probably the most recognized trout stream in the world. This river offers over 100 miles of fishable water. Known for its salmon fly hatch and great hopper fishing this river gives an angler virtually every type of fish habitat found. Of all the rivers we fish the Madison day in and day out offers our clients the best fishing. It’s a great river to do float and wade combos.

The Yellowstone River - The longest undammed trout stream on earth, it provides over 300 miles of fishable trout-bearing water. This river is known for its hatches and excellent cutthroat and rainbow trout fishing.

The Beaverhead - This River offers Montana’s most consistent fishing for big brown trout. It’s the most challenging river we fish and due to its smaller size and undercut banks and is not an ideal fishery for beginners but can be well worth the effort.

The Big Hole - this is the classic western stream with lots of gravel bars, drop-offs and lots of structure. We do a lot of wading on this river using the boat more for access. Know more as a brown trout fishery it also offers an opportunity to get into a few grayling.


Chef Scott Warren, Madison Valley Ranch MEET the Chef:

Returning to the Madison Valley Ranch for his 9th year, Chef Scott Warren is pleased to once again delight guests. Using only the freshest products, the evening's four-course meal reflects Scott's creativity and passion for delivering truly memorable meals. Even after a full buffet breakfast, don't be surprised if you leave the lodge in anticipation of the evening's menu! Scott is a professionally trained chef with an honors degree in culinary arts from Western Culinary Institute and continuing education from CIA, Greystone in Napa Valley. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Madison Valley Ranch and looks forward to sharing it with our guests.

Sample Menu


• Coconut macadamia nut Banana bread French toast
• Eggs Benedict with local ham and a lemon-chive hollandaise
• Fresh herb, mushroom, and feta frittata
• Caramelized apple a
nd roasted pecan buttermilk pancakes
• Local sausage, fresh chive and white cheddar omelet
• Daily homemade pastries
• Local bacon and sausage
• Hot oatmeal with brown sugar, cinnamon and blueberries
• Fresh sliced fruits and berries


Hors D’oeuvres

• Locally raised Bison Meatballs with smoked tomato and fresh basil
• Crispy Calamari topped with a lemon-caper remoulade
• Asian Chicken Satay served with a ginger and peanut sauce
• Pulled Pork Nachos accompanied with homemade coleslaw and chipotle cream

1st Course

• Grizzly Garden’s organic baby lettuces tossed in a zinfandel wine vinaigrette, with fresh herb infused local goat cheese, blueberries and buttermilk-chive croutons.

• Homemade locally raised duck confit, topped with sherry infused micro green salad, candied pistachios, and fresh oranges
• Locally grown organic baby arugula salad, served with honey-lime marinated grilled peaches and roasted Spanish almonds, tossed in a smoked pepper vinaigrette

2nd Course

• Roasted pheasant and local chanterelle mushroom soup, with lemon zest, chives and parmesan reggiano
• Pan seared Sea Scallops with a citrus-soy buerre blanc and a roasted chile glaze
• Homemade raviolis stuffed with local goat ricotta cheese, lemon-herb roasted free-range organic chicken and fresh herbs, topped with a fennel pollen and roasted tomato sauce

Main Entrée

• Grass fed Montana raised natural Beef, charbroiled and sliced a top a potato a
nd artichoke gratin, accompanied

by a roasted seasonal vegetable ragu, topped with a fresh thyme and morel mushroom sauce
• Locally raised natural Pork Tenderloin roasted and wrapped in pancetta, served a top a sweet corn and smoked tomato risotto, topped with a caramelized shallot and sage jus
• Macadamia nut crusted fresh Mahi-Mahi, served a top a sweet potato cake, with a mango-red pepper salsa and a citrus buerre blanc


• Chocolate truffle tart, served with homemade burnt-orange ice cream and raspberry cointreau sauce
• Warm apple and bourbon bread pudding, served with a maple anglaise, cinnamon whipped cream, and almond lace cookies
• Wine-poached Washington Pears served with citrus mousse, hazelnut praline shortbread cookies, and a caramelized honey and lime glaze
• Blackberry buttermilk panna cotta, topped with berries and mint compote

Just 72 miles down the road is Yellowstone National Park.  Exploring this national treasure is an excellent sightseeing activity. Experience Old Faithful, the most popular geyser in the world, or view the colorful Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. View bears and wolves, elk and buffalo in the Lamar and Hayden valleys. L

earn about the history of national parks and the National Park Service. Hiking, camping, fishing, or attending a Ranger-led program or a Yellowstone Institute class, are also popular activities. Guided tours are also available through Park approved tour companies.

The famous historical mining ghost towns of Virginia & Nevada City are only 15 miles from the Madison Valley Ranch, and are certainly worth exploring.  Virginia City sits high in the Rocky Mountains in a bowl along Alder Gulch, where gold was first discovered in 1863. Within a year the town grew to over 10,000 and became the Territorial Capital in 1865. Today, Virginia City's main street provides an exceptional example of commercial archite

cture from the later eighteen hundreds. Many of the original structures are filled with original artifacts. This is cultural tourism at its best and self guided tours are available.

Full and half day
horseback rides are available and it is one of the best ways to get in and enjoy the surrounding mountain ranges. We use Bar 88 for our horse outings. Their goal is to provide you with a Montana horseback ride tailored to meet specific riding experience and adventure requests of your group. They will customize your horseback ride based upon individual preferences. They use well trained horses accustom to mountain trail riding. Rides are conducted on a variety of

trails in the Beaverhead National Forest and mountain elevations range from 5,000-11,000 feet.

Montana's first and best-known state park showcases one of the most highly decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest at the Lewis & Clark Caverns. This natural marvel is only 57 miles from the Ranch. Naturally air conditioned, these spectacular caves, lined with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helicitites, date back through time. See the geologic development, the history of early exploration and gain an insight into the delicate ecology of this world without light.

Bozeman, West Yellowstone, Big Sky, and Ennis all have many fine shops, galleries, museums and restaurants. Be sure to ask about specifics when you arrive and we'll chart out a day of shopping and touring that fits your ideal itinerary. Driving around Southwest Montana is a great way to take in the vast mountain vistas and we can point you in the right direction for a great day of sightseeing.

Madison Meadows Golf Course is a 9-hole course located in the scenic Madison Valley. This challenging course runs through the foothills of the Gravelly Mountain Range. Host to one of Montana's toughest Par 5's, this course brings you back time after time. Although Madison Meadows is always active, it's easy to get a tee time.

In Southwest Montana, the outdoor recreational opportunities and wildlife abound. Hiking, fly fishing in alpine lakes, bird watching and photography are all great activities that capture the spirit of Big Sky country! Whether you prefer a full day hike, or just want to walk out the path from the lodge, the wildlife is plentiful. You are apt to see deer, geese, sandhill cranes, ducks, birds of prey, and fox as you explore the countryside.

You should consider
renting a car especially if you are staying more than three nights and are taking a day off from fishing, it gives you some flexibility. We can arrange a shuttle, so just let us know your preference.

Gallatin Field, Bozeman, Mt.
is the closest airport with a 50 mile drive. Butte, MT. is next with a drive of 75 miles. Other op

tions include West Yellowstone, MT. (summer only) at 75 miles, Billings at 175 miles, Idaho Falls at 160 miles and Jackson Hole at 175 miles. Salt Lake City is a 6 hour drive to Ennis. Gallatin Field in Bozeman is serviced by Northwest Airlines (which usually hubs in Minn.), Delta Airlines (which hubs in Salt Lake City & Chicago), and now United Airlines (which hubs in Denver).

There is a shuttle service available from the Bozeman, Butte and West Yellowstone Airports. The Cost is $150.00 per person round trip for the first person. Each additional person costs $40 per person round trip.


All packages are based on double occupancy & shared guide.

3 Nights Lodging - 2 Days Guided Fishing
Main Lodge Rooms    
$1,825 per person

Duplex Suites & Channels Lodge
Lower Rooms    
$1,915 per person

View Top Channels
Lodge Rooms    
$1,975 per person

4 Nights Lodging - 3 Days Guided Fishing
Main Lodge Rooms    
$2,515 per person

Duplex Suites & Channels Lodge
Lower Rooms    
$2,635 per person

View Top Channels
Lodge Rooms    
$2,715 per person

5 Nights Lodging - 4 Days Guided Fishing
Main Lodge Rooms    
$3,145 per person

Duplex Suites & Channels Lodge
Lower Rooms    
$3,295 per person

View Top Channels
Lodge Rooms    
$3,395 per person

6 Nights Lodging - 5 Days Guided Fishing
Main Lodge Rooms    
$3,800 per person

Duplex Suites & Channels Lodge
Lower Rooms    
$3,980 per person

View Top Channels
Lodge Rooms    
$4,100 per person

****An additional charge will be applicable for single anglers.  Please call for details****

Main Lodge Rooms:  Connected to the main lodge, these 4 rooms each have private entrances, bathrooms, and porches. The bed configurations range from rooms with a queen and double bed, to a queen and a single bed.

Package Rates Include:
Accommodations based on double occupancy, all meals: buffet breakfast, streamside lunch, evening appetizers, and a 4 course casual gourmet dinner (including complimentary beer & wine), guided drift and/or wade fishing (Madison River, Big Hole River, Yellowstone River, Ruby River, and Beaverhead River), use of ORVIS rods, reels and waders, and use of property amenities including fishing on the Jurassic Pond, Jack Creek, and the “Channels” section of the Madison River.
Package Rates Do Not Include:
Montana fishing license, Montana lodging tax, transportation to and from the lodge, store/fly purchases, service charge, and guide gratuities. Please do not hesitate to ask for further information regarding the exclusions.
Based on customer feedback and our goal to make sure your stay is “hassle-free”, we’ve simplified (indeed removed) the hassles and uncertainties of any ‘tipping’ policy for lodge and dining staff gratuities. A simple $30 per night, per guest Service Charge will be automatically added to your final invoice to cover all lodge staff. This service charge is added on to the final invoice at the end of your stay. Our entire lodge staff team plays a critical role and works hard to ensure you have a spectacular experience; this fee goes directly to them. Please do not hesitate to let us know if we can do anything special to enhance your stay.
Guide gratuities can be paid directly to your guide, or they may be added to the final invoice. The customary guidelines for the area are $60-$100 per boat, per day (1 or 2 anglers).
A 7% Montana lodging tax is also automatically added to the final invoice. On average the tax runs from $12 - $15/night/person based on each particular room.  
If you want to stay longer, fish less, sightsee more, go to Yellowstone National Park, horseback ride, play golf or just enjoy the day hanging out at the “Ranch” please let us know. We also offer corporate group rates, along with season specials ~ so don’t be shy about inquiring!
(Package prices will be adjusted accordingly)

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