Nestled under majestic cliffs, The Lodge at Eagle Rock is the newest (2010) all-inclusive, luxury fishing lodge on the banks of the world-famous Missouri River. In addition to the lure of some of the finest fishing in the world, 16 guests enjoy attentive service, gourmet meals, luxury accommodations, and personalized packages with professional outfitters and guides. Whether you want to pit your skills against famous wild trout, enjoy the rich history and outstanding Montana scenery, or just be pampered—your vacation at The Lodge at Eagle Rock will be the trip to measure all others against!
Accommodations and Lodging
The Lodge at Eagle Rock is an impressively renovated, 8,000 square-foot historic inn, sits on the site of the Lewis and Clark Trail. It combines a magnificent setting, rustic elegance, and modern amenities. Everywhere you look, you’ll see warmth and comfort. From the 100-year-old barn-wood floors to the hammered copper backsplash behind bar and river-rock fireplace in the great room and lounge, they’ve used local, antique, and natural materials to provide a sense of history and harmony. The full bar is a great place to relax after a long day fishing. Have a snack, swap fishing stories, watch a game on one of the big-screen TVs, or enjoy a game of darts, pool, or shuffleboard. After dinner, you can also relax in front of the river-rock fireplace and set up a game of chess, checkers, or cards.
The Lodge will comfortably accommodate 16 guests in 8 beautiful guest rooms. Each room has two full beds, private travertine-tiled bathrooms, flat-screen televisions, and wireless Internet connections. The suite features a jetted tub and walk-in, rain-head shower. The private, travertine tiled bathrooms make your stay that much nicer. Many times it is the little luxuries that make the biggest difference.
If you’re passionate about tying flies, please feel free to enjoy some time at our complimentary tying bench. It’s well stocked and ready for the seasoned tier, or the novice who wants to learn the ropes. The Lodge also has a small business center with a computer, satellite Internet, printers, scanners, and a fax.
Dining is an uplifting experience at the Lodge at Eagle Rock. When your day is through and you are resting your arm from fighting our wild trout, relax with a 4-course gourmet meal prepared fresh by our in-house chef. Enjoy a wonderful glass of wine and relax by our river rock fireplace as you contemplate what the next day has in store.
Geoffrey Langell, Executive Chef, graduated with honors from Sullivan University’s culinary arts program and worked as a sous chef for the critically acclaimed Jack Fry’s Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. He then spent 7 years island hopping and cooking on the high seas as an executive chef on a private yacht. After falling in love with a Montana native and fly fishing (in that order he assures us!), Geoff started a private catering business, appropriately named The River Chef. We are thrilled to have Geoff as part of our team and know you will enjoy his culinary wizardry.
In the mornings enjoy a hot breakfast buffet with different hot specials. Enjoy packed streamside lunch with delicious, imaginative sandwiches, fresh fruit, lodge-baked pastries, snacks, salads, and beverages
Please inform us of any dietary restrictions in advance, before departure.
Choose your Fishing Package
Tell us about your goals, experience, and needs. We’ll recommend the best packages for you. All of their endorsing outfitters and guides are seasoned professionals who can provide an excellent experience to everybody from complete novices to advanced anglers. All are experienced instructors who can start beginners or refine techniques for even the most seasoned anglers. They are well versed in all types of fishing from nymphing to fishing dry or floating flies or fishing streamers.
Where You’ll Fish
Their endorsing outfitters and guides operate on the nearby Missouri River and its tributaries such as Prickly Pear Creek, Belt Creek, Blackfoot River, the Dearborn River, Flat Creek, the Sun River, and others. Nearby Holter and Hauser lakes are also popular spots.
The use drift boats on the Missouri River, and rafts for smaller estuaries. And with all these places to choose from, they can provide excellent catch-and-release fishing, privacy and solitude, and a wide range of fishing experiences.
Jet Boat Excursions
Some of their endorsing outfitters are also Coast Guard captains and can take you by jet boat to some exceptional fishing spots where drift boats can’t go, including The Land of the Giants. Jet boat excursions are not included in package rates and additional charges will apply.
What You’ll Catch
The local rivers abound with wild rainbow and brown trout. You’ll also find brook trout and cutthroat in many of the system’s estuaries. For the most part, our guests catch trophy-class fish with brown trout from 16-24 inches and rainbows from 15-22 inches.
1 day fishing, 1 night lodging $1,050
1 day fishing, 2 nights lodging $1,375
2 days fishing, 3 nights lodging $1,950
3 days fishing, 4 nights lodging $2,450
4 days fishing, 5 nights lodging $2,900
5 days fishing, 6 nights lodging $3,400
6 days fishing, 7 nights lodging $3,900
All package rates are per person, based on double occupancy room and boat.
– Single-occupancy surcharge – An angler who chooses to room as a single, will be charged a $175 fee per night.
– Single-angler surcharge – An angler who chooses to fish as a single, will be charged a $225 fee per day.
Remember Fishermen’s Spot Travel services are always FREE to you! You never pay more than what you would pay if you booked directly with the lodge.
- Three gourmet meals per day
- Complimentary spirits and other beverages
- Ground transportation to and from Great Falls Airport
What's Not Included
- Air transportation to and from the local airport
- Montana Fishing License
- Gear and flies
- Jet-Boat excursions (if chosen)
- Gratuities for guides and staff
“The lodge takes great pride in their exceptionally personalized service and there are many people whose combined efforts work towards making your stay the very best. Because of this reason the lodge employs a pooled tip policy. When guests inquire about staff gratuities, the lodge suggests they put 8% of their total bill towards this pool. Many guests choose to add this tip onto their final bill. Please let them know, prior to checkout, if you would like to do this.”
“An average guide tip is $150 a day per boat. Guides prefer to be tipped to hand with cash or check. Feel free to tip them at the end of each day, or the end of your trip, whichever is most convenient for you. And understand these are merely suggestions, and you should always tip what you feel is appropriate.”
How to get there
The closest airport is in Great Falls (GTF airport code), Montana. Lodge staff will transfer you to and from the lodge.
Photo’s by: Cathy & Barry Beck