YOUR FLY FISHING LODGE

Missoula River Lodge– Solitude and World Class Dining

In 2004 we started looking for riverfront property to build a new type of Montana Fly Fishing Lodge. We wanted to find a location that offered our guests the diversity of multiple Montana rivers in a single trip with short drive times to water that has empty boat ramps and a lack of angling pressure.

After four years of scouring Western Montana we found the perfect oasis to build our luxury Montana Fly Fishing Lodge. Missoula River Lodge sits on one hundred acres with a mile of Clark Fork River frontage with a private boat ramp, located just fifteen minutes from Missoula International Airport (MSO). It is located perfectly central to take advantage of quick fly fishing access to the Bitterroot River, Clark Fork River, Blackfoot River, and Rock Creek. We prefer for you to spend your time “On the water not the windshield”.

Montana river at sunset.

In 2004 we started looking for riverfront property to build a new type of Montana Fly Fishing Lodge. We wanted to find a location that offered our guests the diversity of multiple Montana Rivers in a single trip with short drive times to water that has empty boat ramps and a lack of angling pressure.

After four years of scouring Western Montana we found the perfect piece of Montana to build our Luxury Montana Fly Fishing Lodge. Missoula River Lodge sits on one Hundred acres with a mile of Clark Fork River frontage located just fifteen minutes from Missoula Montana Airport. It is located perfectly central to take advantage of quick fly fishing access to the Bitterroot River, Clark Fork River, Blackfoot River, and Rock Creek. Spend your time “On the water not the Windshield” is our motto.

Trout Bluff

River Front

Rhino Cove

Awarded Top 100 Chef in America

Our executive chef Carrie Nowlen was recognized by the Washington Post’s Food Editor, Joe Yonan, as one of the top 100 chefs in America. Carrie creates our unique dining experience nightly at our Fishing Lodge. Her menu is described as a “Global Fusion” that comes from a wide sourcing of farm to table local ingredients and diverse cultural influences. Carrie works with local Missoula Wine Merchants sommelier to hand select wine pairings for each meal. Our fishing is great, but for many of our regular guests our dining experience is a true Montana highlight.

Chef Carrie Nowlen.

Awarded Top 100 Chef in America

Our executive chef Carrie Nowlen was recognized this year by the Washington Post’s Food Editor, Joe Yonan, as one of the top 100 chefs in America. Carrie creates our unique dining experience nightly at our Fishing Lodge. Her menu is described as a “Global Fusion” that comes from a wide sourcing of farm to table local ingredients and diverse cultural influences. Our fishing is great, but for many of our regular guests dining is a true Montana highlight.

All Inclusive Fishing Vacations – Just Show and Fish

We take care of all aspects of your fishing vacation. Our staff picks up guests at the airport and when you check into our Lodge we pride ourselves on freeing our guests to enjoy a relaxing vacation that is fishing and food focused. If you are new to fly fishing we can supply all your fishing gear at no extra charge. If you can make it to Missoula Montana, we’ll take care of the rest.

Person celebrating catching fish.

All Inclusive Fishing Vacations – Just Show and Fish

We take care of all aspects of your fishing vacation. Our staff picks up guests at the airport and when you check into our Lodge we pride ourselves on freeing our guests to enjoy a relaxing vacation that is fishing and food focused. If you are new to fly fishing we can supply all your fishing gear at no extra charge. If you can make it to Missoula Montana, we’ll take care of the rest.

Montana Fly Fishing – Quiet, Uncrowded, and Unkown

Half of our fishing days our guests will not see another angler. The other half will only see a boat or two. The private and quiet Montana fly fishing trip is what we strive to provide for our guests. It’s why we own a private boat ramp on the Clark Fork River and the most commercially limited float permit on Rock Creek. We understand that zero deep at private boat ramp taking your time trumps the “Morning River Rush”. Missoula Montana is still being discovered and we want to share that with you.

Person fly fishing in river.

Montana Fly Fishing – Quiet, Uncrowded, and Unkown

Half of our fishing days our guests will not see another angler. The other half will only see a boat or two. The private and quiet Montana fly fishing trip is what we strive to provide for our guests. It’s why we own a private boat ramp on the Clark Fork River and the most commercially limited float permit on Rock Creek. We understand that zero deep at private boat ramp taking your time trumps the “Morning River Rush”. Missoula Montana is still being discovered and we want to share that with you.

Kids fly fishing in river.

Single Lodge Rooms – More Privacy, Less Charge

All our Lodge rooms are single occupancy at no extra charge.Nothing ruins a Montana fly fishing trip like a fly fishing buddy that snores. At Missoula River Lodge close the door on your single room and we aren’t going to charge you extra for it. Get a great night’s sleep next to a river. Its standard here at our Montana Fly Fishing Lodge.

Groups are Welcome at our Montana Fly Fishing Lodge

Our normal group sizes are 6-12 rods per day with each fly fishing angler enjoying a single room. We can accommodate larger groups with couples. We do offer complete Lodge rentals for families or corporate retreats that would like to book all our properties privately on a custom quote basis.

Bedroom of fishing lodge.

The Lodges

Montana Fly Fishing Lodge

Trout Bluff

We designed and built The Trout Bluff Montana Fly Fishing Lodge to be the welcoming hand shake to a great fly fishing trip.

The Trout Bluff Lodge is perched on a high rock bluff over Montana’s Clark Fork River a stone’s throw away from our private fly fishing drift boat launch. This Rock survived a millennia of epic lake Missoula breaks of the massive pre-historic ice dam the defines our western Montana geology. The bedrock of this build site provided many a challenge in its excavation when we built it in 2008, however it also assured we would root our Montana fly fishing Lodge in enduring strength.
The Clark Fork river is the only neighbor on our private end of the road 120 acre Montana Fly Fishing Lodge guest ranch. Wildlife abounds throughout our property along with over a mile of private wade fly fishing. Home pool is a short walk from the back deck of the Trout Bluff Montana Fly Fishing Lodge. That large Montana fly fishing back eddy harbors adult rainbows that will test your mettle, yet still eat a well presented dry fly in the evenings. It’s a great Montana soaking scene with or without a fly rod in your hand.

Single luxury rooms are standard and no extra charge at the The Trout Bluff Montana Fly Fishing Lodge. The rooms are spacious, well appointed, quiet, and fit perfectly groups of 4- 6 anglers of the same group. The great room is the space for relaxing; look out over the river to catch nature’s drama or turn inward to catch a game on our large satellite TV system. Wireless internet is also complimentary at our Montana Fly Fishing Lodge.

The combination of proximity to great fishing on the Clark Fork River, Bitterroot River, Blackfoot River and Rock Creek along with modern Montana fly fishing lodge amenities ensure that all areas of your Montana fly fishing lodge experience is excellent.
Please review our slide show to see the Trout Bluff Lodge.

  • Large fishing lodge near a river.
  • Exterior of large fishing lodge.
  • Living room of fishing lodge.
  • Fishing lodge bedroom.
  • Montana river at sunset.
  • Fishing lodge bedroom.
  • Exterior of large fishing lodge at night.
  • Fishing lodge bedroom.

River Front Lodge

The Riverfront is a Boutique Montana Fly Fishing Lodge located at the west end of our property and enjoys expansive views of the Clark Fork River near Missoula Montana. Privacy is at a premium and the wildlife that calls the spring fed mouth of six mile creek’s entrance to the Clark Fork River home is a constant reminder of a truly boutique sporting property.

Wade fly fishing is a stone’s throw from the large comfortable deck overlooking the river. This is a part of the Clark Fork River in Montana where it channelizes allowing excellent wade fishing access. The Clark Fork in front of our Boutique Fly Fishing Lodge harbors mainly adult rainbows with the occasional giant brown haunting the entrance of Six Mile Creek.

Luxury boutique lodge rooms are expansive and all enjoy riverfront views. This boutique Montana Fly Fishing Lodge is a three bedroom facility with four queen beds. Generally we adhere to a 3 guest maximum at the Riverfront Lodge to ensure each guest receives single room accommodations.

The Riverfront is separated from the Trout Bluff and Rhino Cove by a very private half mile driveway along the Clark Fork River. Some guests prefer to walk to and from our dining facility. For fly fishing guests that prefer a pickup, our staff will provide pickup and drop-off for daily fly fishing activities and meals.

My favorite feature of this boutique Montana Fly Fishing Lodge is the sunrises over the Clark Fork River. The mature timber stands of the Rocky Mountains near Missoula cut the morning rays into daily shards of light that welcomes our fly fishing guests daily into a river world filled with wildlife and trout.
Wi-fi for all rooms is standard and full work office solutions are available.

We would love to share this Boutique Montana Fly Fishing lodge with you.

  • Large fishing lodge near river.
  • Living room of fishing lodge.
  • Fishing lodge bedroom.
  • Large fishing lodge near river.
  • Bedroom of fishing lodge.

Rhino Cove – Our Newest Montana Luxury Lodge

Just like the Trout Bluff, The Rhino Cove also offers the same amenities and conveniences found at the other two locations: great fly fishing just a five minute walk away, privacy and luxury. It also features a common lounge area and spacious patio area where at the end of the day, guests meet, and socialize.

Built in 2013
Luxury Private Single Occupancy Rooms Standard
4 separate bedrooms spread over 2 suites
2100 square feet
Max (6) person occupancy
Wireless internet
HD Satellite TV
Common lounge area
Private Clark Fork River Wade Fishing

  • Exterior of large fishing lodge.
  • Dining area of fishing lodge.
  • Fishing lodge bedroom.
  • Fishing lodge bedroom.