Connected to the main lodge, these four rooms each have private entrances, bathrooms, and porches. The bed configurations range from rooms with a queen and double bed, to a queen and a single bed.
2015 Orvis Lodge of the Year - The Madison Valley Ranch
At the Madison Valley Ranch, situated on the banks of the Madison River near Ennis, Montana, the lodge's backyard is a fly fisherman’s playground. Big Sky Country views inspire, and the daily activity of our wildlife takes you back to a different time. You can escape from the hectic pace of everyday life and indulge in a luxury adventure where all the details are taken care of by our welcoming and attentive staff.
Each room varies slightly in size and capacity, all of them have a front porch that offers a countryside view of the surrounding three mountain ranges, the ever-changing Montana Big Sky, and the resident wildlife in the fields.
Main Lodge Rooms
The two Duplex Suites are located in a private cabin. In addition to having outdoor entrances, bathrooms, and porches, each suite has a back bedroom and a front sitting room with a wet bar and table for lounging, organizing flies, or just spreading out your gear. In the back room there are two queen beds. In the front room, two couches can transform into twin beds (great for kids!). These suites are significantly larger (50% more room) than the Main Lodge rooms. It’s also a treat to be the shortest distance to the Ranch’s serene outdoor hot tub and the trout-filled Jurassic Pond.
Lower Channels Lodge Rooms
The Lower Channels Lodge Rooms were completed in 2007 and have more square footage than the Main Lodge rooms. In addition to having private entrances, bathrooms, and porches, these four rooms each have two queen beds, are closest to the world-famous Madison River, and offer additional privacy and superb wildlife viewing. One of the rooms offers a handicap accessible bathroom.
Upper Channels Lodge Rooms
Treat yourself to spectacular views of the Channels section of the Madison River, Ennis Lake, and the surrounding mountain ranges. Designed to maximize the views and be luxuriously comfortable during an extended stay, these spacious rooms are available on a limited basis. Each room has two queen beds. The Upper Channels Lodge Rooms give a perspective you won’t want to miss!
FLY FISHING INFORMATION
In addition to daily float trips with some of the best Madison River fly fishing guides, MVR has a little bit of everything for the adventurous fisherman, wading the Channels, stalking a small stream and stillwater trophy hunting.
The Ranch is located on the Channels sections of the Madison River just above Ennis Lake. This sections is designated wade only and consists of a seemingly endless number of braided water that takes a lifetime to explore. The Ranch's private access gives guest anglers and opportunity to fish some of the best water on the whole river. Many of them venture out of non-guide days or in the evening if they haven't had enough after a day of floating the Madison.
The property also features a little known creek that is notorious for holding the occasional 18-20 incher. This stretch of water is extremely challenging as fish are selective and easily spooked at times. When the stars align though, these fish will eagerly take a small elk hair caddis most evening if presented properly. It is a great piece of water that is best fished early in the morning or just before your 5-course meal.
Finally, the ranch offers a private 2-acre pond that gives guests a chance to warm up before a float trip or hone their skills at the end of the day. It is perfect for kids as well because many of the fish are easy to catch with a small bugger. Note, we said "many" of the fish are easy to catch. This pond has a deep end that holds fish year round. There are several fish in there that have been around for a few years and they've figured out what a wooley bugger is by now. These fish are only fooled by utilizing subtle and natural presentations and good luck if you happen to hook one of these giants!
Meet the Chef – Matt Pease
Returning to the Madison Valley Ranch after two seasons as Sous-Chef, Matt Pease heads up the kitchen as Executive-Chef. Following formal training at the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, Matt honed his skills in kitchens up and down the East Coast working under several industry leaders in a variety of dining settings. He has a love for seasonal sustainable practices, working with small producers, and utilizing fresh products at peak season. Expect creative and delicious dishes with great attention to detail and innovative use of local ingredients. When not serving up gourmet meals to MVR guests you can often find him wetting a line on the Madison or tying flies!
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