This location is run by a wonderful family. I am going for my fourth time this year. Of course the fishing will depend upon the weather and the river level like anywhere else, along with the skill of the fisherman. The trout here have seen a lot of flies before, so they are wary most of the time. However, when there is a hatch taking place, all bets are off. The person that wrote the ONE negative review was either ignorant, drunk, or just lying. The Elk River has a solid population of year round trout. Though there is some stocking done from time to time, there are always trout in the Elk. The negative review complained about muddy water in a river!! If there is high water, logging up stream, or construction up stream that causes muddy water that is not under the control of the family that owns Elk Springs Resort. The Elk, most of the time is a beautiful clear river and I have always caught trout in it anywhere from Elk Springs all the way down to Charleston. I just hope this property doesn't become so popular that is becomes crowded. I go there to get away from crowds. There are quit a few non-poisonous water snakes around the property, so be careful where you step. They are there to eat the fish in the ponds, As for the negative reviewer's comments about a waitress being drunk, I believe that is an absolute lie.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy 22 acres of fly fishing fishing and relaxation on Nationally acclaimed Elk River, You can choose from luxurious island cabins, themed spacious lodge rooms or mini cabins with a modern shower house.. Enjoy our full service restaurant with your favorite legal beverage and shop in our fully stocked Fly Shop. The largest in the mid-atlantic states. We are centrally located among West Virginia's top ski resorts and popular year round attractions. Guided fly fishing trips with the most experienced guides in the state of West Virginia. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Elk Springs Hotel Monterville