The Lodge at Blanket Bay sits on the shores of…
Starting at $1,700 per room per night
Firehole Ranch Road, Gallatin County, Montana, United States
Starting at $1,000 per person per night
The Firehole Ranch provides a rare opportunity for an intimate, world-class fly fishing experience in a spectacular location, near West Yellowstone, that is a cultural and historic landmark. Opening as an exclusive Montana fly fishing lodge in 1947, the Firehole Ranch was graced by the likes of Isabel Lincoln, granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller. A desire to escape the modern world and a chance to see the untouched beauty of the Rocky Mountain West inspired those first avid fly fishing enthusiasts, and continues to draw today’s visitors as well.
Unique Features: When standing next to the large stone fireplace or gazing over the vast ink blue waters of Hebgen Lake there is a sense of the elasticity of time. While it is difficult to imagine the generations of anglers who came before, it is not hard to understand what drew them to this place. Fly fishing enthusiasts are passionate about their sport and for many the Firehole Ranch is a large part of their personal lore. It is a treasured secret that lures them back year after year, some for over 25 years now.
Accommodations: The 10 historic cabins of the Firehole Ranch each have their own personality and charm; all are richly appointed with classic Western themes, warm comfortable furniture and luxury bedding, carefully selected art, and other thoughtful details are sure to please. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself torn between putting on those waders and settling down on the porch with a good read. While they know you’ll be going fishing, you will find the warm historic Western décor, comfortable furnishings, and spectacular view both relaxing and inspiring.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Watkins Creek or Caddis Cabins which stand alone and are the two largest luxury cabins with a bedroom, living room with wood stove, private bath, and private front porch. There are three deluxe cabins which feature a bedroom, living room with a wood stove or fireplace, private bath, private back deck and shared front porch. The remaining five cabins are more traditional with a great room that includes a sitting area, some with a wood stove or fireplace, private bath, private back deck and shared front porch.
Dining: Your day will begin with a custom-ordered gourmet breakfast. Afterwards, you can expect a hearty lunch that packs enough caloric punch to tackle those wily trout till the sun wanes in the West. After a physically challenging day on the water you can look forward to relaxing and mingling with your fellow guests while awaiting one of the chef’s delightful meals. Enjoy hot homemade baked goods, and exquisite original desserts, all capped off with wines carefully selected to compliment the meal.
Activities: The Firehole Ranch’s absolutely unmatched variety and abundance of blue ribbon trout waters will entice anglers of every ability with their spectacular scenery, original character, and matchless challenges. However, even the most avid angler occasionally yearns for a brief respite from chasing those cunning wild trout. Additioonal activity options include kayak tours, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, or simply relaxing in a hammock, on your deck or front porch.
Spa & Fitness: Unfortunately, they do not have an on-site spa or fitness center, but they may be able to arrange an in-room massage. With all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them. Thankfully, the 640 private acres which are bordered by the Gallatin National Forest provide many other opportunities for outdoor activities within a stone’s throw of the Ranch.
Location: West Yellowstone is a town in southern Montana. It’s a gateway to Yellowstone National Park, known for the huge Old Faithful geyser and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The park is home to wildlife like elk and bison. In town, the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center offers the chance to get close to bears and wolves. Housed in an old train depot, Yellowstone Historic Center traces local history and transportation.
Closest Airport: It is 90 miles to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN / KBZN). 108 miles to Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA / KIDA). 137 miles to Jackson Hole Airport (JAC / KJAC).
Children’s Programs: No. They do not offer any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: No. They don’t normally host weddings, although they may by special request.
Meetings: No. They don’t have the facilities to handle large business meetings or conferences.
Extra Info: The absolutely unheard of variety and abundance of legendary trout waters surrounding the Firehole Ranch, offer virtually every type of Western fly fishing experience imaginable. You can tempt those wily trout with wet or dry flies, nymphs, or try a tandem rig. Escape to Montana’s historic Firehole Ranch to fish the fabled waters of the Rocky Mountain West.