I went for the fishing, that is fly-fishing in the best location in North America. And the fly-fishing does not disappoint with access (via the best guides around) to the Madison, Henry's Fork, Gallatin, Firehole, Gibbon, Lamar, Gardner, Yellowstone and all the other hot spots. If one is blown out - there is sure to be 10 other places to go. Why will I go back? Because the cabins are spectacular! The breakfast by Kris is out of this world. The dinner by Bruno is delightful blend of France meets Montana. Don't miss the Wednesday BBQ night - it is a carnivore's delight.
The lodging (by cabin) has super comfy beds, great couches, wood burning stoves and a front porch with a view that I certainly don't get in Chicago! I give this place my highest recommendation. It is to Yellowstone what the Cavalieri is to Rome, what the Peninsula is to . . . well wherever you go - - - you get the idea. The Firehole Ranch is Aces.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Firehole Ranch is a Forbes Top 10 Fly Fishing Lodge in the World and 2013 Orvis Fly Fishing Lodge of the Year. Firehole Ranch is a historic property located 18 miles from West Yellowstone, Montana and the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The ranch is 640 private acres nestled along Hebgen Lake and surrounded by national forest. We fish legendary waters including the Madison, Yellowstone, Henry's Fork of the Snake, Firehole, Gallatin, and Lamar, just to name a few. You can fish a new stretch of water every day and return each evening to a luxurious cabin and gourmet dining. We accommodate a maximum of 20 guests and take pride in providing exemplary service. Horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, and guided tours of Yellowstone are available. We request a minimum three night stay and children over 12 are welcome. We are an all-inclusive lodge and your package includes your lake view cabin; all meals and beverages, including open bar; hiking, biking, canoeing; and Ranch staff gratuities. Guided activities, included fly fishing, horseback riding and private tours of Yellowstone Park are billed separately. ... more less