Big Hole Lodge is ideally located on the banks of the Wise River in a magnificent wilderness setting, one of the most beautiful places in all of Montana. The lodge is a place for you to relax over a glass of wine and enjoy gourmet dining with good friends and family. Big Hole Lodge offers a distinctive dining, lodging and definitively Western experience. We specialize in a unique brand of Montana hospitality that is focused on your relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation. Each meal is a gourmet adventure; every night's sleep is a dream come true. And don't be surprised if you take home with you some lasting friendships, not to mention memories.
Brook trout, Brown trout, Cutthroat, Grayling , Rainbow trout
The Big Hole River
Let your mind's eye envision a Western river, flanked by jagged, snowcapped peaks, towering pines and whispers of wind through endless fields and rolling hills. You are thinking of a river originally named the Wisdom by Meriwether Lewis, renamed the Big Hole by fur trappers who referred to valleys as 'holes.' From its headwaters near the Idaho boarder, the Big Hole meanders 150 miles; first north through hay fields along the Bitterroot and Pintler mountain ranges, then east past our lodge and south around the Pioneer range through a series of rocky canyons. In the lower Beaverhead Valley it meets the Ruby and Beaverhead rivers to form the Jefferson.
The Big Hole is a river rich not only in historical importance, but also in its ability to produce wild trout - and larg View more...e ones at that. In certain sections of the river, there are approximately 3,500 trout per mile with a substantial percentage in the 18-20" class. The renowned beauty of the river, with towering peaks and secluded canyons, makes this more than just a blue ribbon trout fishery. The Big Hole is really a special place, and as you float by a stretch like the Ralston Ranch above Wise River, you can almost picture the stagecoach stop the family operated in 1910 and the teams of horses that fed and rested there. Nowhere else will you have the chance to catch a brown, rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout along with a grayling all in one day!
Big Hole Lodge is nestled in a magnificent mountain wilderness setting with a beautiful trout stream at your doorstep. With a maximum capacity of 12 guests, emphasis is on personalized service and warm hospitality, for which the lodge has become renowned. The main lodge itself, built of local river rock and lodge-pole pine, is the perfect place to relax over a cocktail and enjoy a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains.
Guests stay in rustic, spacious cabins with modern conveniences, all opening to a panoramic view of the scenic Wise River Valley and Pioneer Mountains. The "home pool" on the Wise is only a few steps away and fishes great after dinner. Discriminating anglers will find the well-appointed accommodations clean and comfortable. Moose, elk, deer and mountain goats abound in th View more...e immediate area and it's not uncommon to see one during the week as they browse the meadows in the evening.
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