Gallatin River Lodge
The Gallatin River Lodge is located on a 350-acre ranch near the Gallatin River, ten miles west of Bozeman, Montana. The cedar post-and-beam building offers spectacular views of five mountain ranges, and the landscape is beautiful and unspoiled. A large heron rookery is within sight of the Lodge, and eagles, osprey, and sandhill cranes are regulars to the property as well. Whitetail deer, beaver, mink, muskrat, fox, and pheasant inhabit this riparian area. The Lodge’s private trout pond is just outside the front door and the Gallatin River is simply a ten-minute walk across hay meadows.
All six Lodge Suites feature elegant oak furniture and private baths with a large Jacuzzi tub and shower. A king or queen-sized bed, Mission-style couch, beautiful fir floors, Tiffany lamps, satellite TV, and western artwork adorn each suite. Large windows offer superb views of the mountains and river terrain. Air conditioning is available in every room. A library, fly tying table and lounge area is open to guests on the second floor. The great room with a large stone fireplace faces the trout pond and the Spanish Peaks just south of the Lodge. A century-old oak bar graces the dining room.
The Trout Lodge has four downstairs guest rooms with contemporary furnishings, king-sized beds or two twin beds, private bathrooms with large walk-in showers, and flat-screen televisions. These rooms open onto covered patios with views of the pond. The upstairs two-bedroom suite offers sleeping accommodations for up to six guests, two bathrooms, a wet bar, an entertainment room, and a private deck overlooking the pond and framing the Spanish Peaks.
Food and Beverages
The chefs feature creative Montana cuisine, a blend of homemade cooking and restaurant fare. The full-service bar offers an extensive wine list, with innovative cocktails created onsite. You will find a hand-picked selection of Montana microbrews, a full selection of premier liquors, and outstanding wines to accompany your meal. The wine list boasts unique selections from around the globe with more than 120 bottles to choose from. Each aspect of dinner at the Lodge is made from in-house ingredients; from the bread baked daily to Chef Craig’s famous huckleberry ice cream. The culinary team works exceptionally hard to bring an array of Montana products to your table.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
We are happy to assist you or your family in the organization of non-angling activities during your stay. Remember that Yellow Dog can customize any trip package! If you want to fish less and sightsee more, let us know. Whether it’s horseback riding, touring Yellowstone National Park, hunting, hiking, or exploring, give us a call to discuss your needs and desires.
Internet / Communications
Internet access is available at the Lodge. Most cell phones work in southwest Montana. Be sure to check with your service provider prior to your trip regarding specific coverage in the area.