SAGE LODGE - Kienes' Premier Destination
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Sage Lodge
Montana
 
Hosted by Gary Eblen &
Ed Lawrence
July 26 - 30, 2020

$2,395/3d fishing
Per Person / dbl. occ.
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Destination Overview

An authentic Montana experience conjures up a vivid array of images. You picture scenic beauty - from inspiring peaks to rolling rivers to expansive landscapes unique to the Northwest.

 

Roaming around this part of the country can’t help but impress. In Montana’s Paradise Valley, while the surroundings are peaceful, the ability to explore the outdoors awakens a strong sense of adventure. 

Sage Lodge, located on the banks of the Yellowstone River just 35 minutes from Yellowstone National Park, offers the ultimate Montana luxury resort getaway. It’s an idyllic headquarters from where you can launch a day of fly fishing, hiking, biking, hunting, cross-country skiing - or any other endeavor that calls your name.

 

Your outdoor expeditions will culminate in serious indoor comfort. Our Lodge guest rooms and Ranch Houses deliver pure Montana ambience inspired by anglers, along with the coziness essential to any type of vacation. While at the Lodge, you can also retreat to our full-service spa and The Grill for a drink and a meal cooked over an open wood fire. 

So, feel welcome. Welcome to adventure, welcome to relax, and welcome to join us as a couple, as a family, or as a group of great friends. Spend a week, a weekend, or host an event here, as Sage Lodge accommodates those who relish wide open spaces, as well as those seeking an intimate rendezvous. 

At a Glance

Location: Pray, MT

Target Fish: Rainbow trout, Brown trout

Time of Year: Year-round!

Lodge Capacity: Can accommodate groups of all sizes, up to 70

Nearest Airport: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Documents Required: Montana fishing license

Fishing Program

Yellowstone River – The Yellowstone is the longest undammed river in the contiguous United States and its watershed is the source and stronghold of beautiful, native Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. 

 

Anglers staying at Sage Lodge have easy access to over 50 miles of trout water on the Yellowstone, from Gardiner to east of Livingston. Fishing on the Yellowstone is done primarily out of drift boats, though there are ample opportunities to anchor and wade-fish productive riffle sections.

 

Tactics and techniques on the Yellowstone vary, depending on timing. The height of summer shows anglers incredible dry fly fishing with hopper and terrestrial patterns; fall and spring will bring success on streamers; there are also localized mayfly hatches in spring and fall; pre-runoff caddis fishing can be excellent, and subsurface nymph or soft hackle fishing is productive most months. 

Yellowstone National Park – The National Park offers a lifetime of fly fishing. It is a wade-angler’s dream, from Memorial Day Weekend through October. The headwaters of some of the West’s famed rivers lie in the park – Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, Snake – as well as famous smaller waters like Slough and Soda Butte Creeks and the Firehole, Gibbon, Gardner and Lamar Rivers.

 

Hatches occur in the National Park throughout the fishing season, though in the absence of bugs on the water, subsurface nymphing is also effective. Terrestrial dry fly fishing can be spectacular in summer and spring and fall are great times to fish streamers or swing soft hackles. 

Paradise Valley Private Spring Creeks – The famed Paradise Valley Spring Creeks – DePuy, Armstrong and Nelson’s – are a short drive north from the Sage Lodge. The Spring Creeks offer year-round accessibility to challenging rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout.

 

The settings are intimate, and anglers are rewarded for stealth and patience. The Creeks are bug factories, with the major hatches including Pale Morning Duns, Blue Wing Olives, Caddis, and midges.

 

Sight-fishing is often the approach while on the Spring Creeks, and in a heavy hatch, the targets are numerous.  A day or two on the Spring Creeks is a perfect complement to the bigger Yellowstone River and the freestones of Yellowstone National park.

Accommodations

Ranch House

Our Ranch Houses are tailor made for your stay. With 2,783 square feet, each full Ranch House offers everything you need for a group getaway or retreat, including four separate guest rooms totaling six king beds and two queen pullout sofas, with a private bathroom in each guest room.

 

All rooms connect to a spectacular space that offers a full kitchen, dining area, living room, double-sided gas fireplace, and private patio with outdoor fireplace. Ranch Houses are ideal for families, a group of friends, or couples and can accommodate up to 16 guests.

Ranch house rooms can also be booked individually, providing a communal environment with other travelers. Each room is one of four individual guest rooms within the free-standing Ranch House and shares the common area (kitchen, dining room, and living room), which is the primary access to the guest room.

Our Ranch Houses are located at the south end of the property offering direct access to the casting pond and scenic views of the majestic Emigrant Peak and Paradise Valley.

 

Guest Rooms

Although a Montana trip is typically focused on outdoor adventures, Sage Lodge is committed to the indoor experience as well. Our guest rooms were designed with comfort in mind, affording you a place to unwind, de-stress, or, just be in a space where everything is taken care of for you.

 

Gaze out the windows for hours, settle into your reading nook, or lounge on the balcony and lose yourself in the scenery. And whether you want to sleep a little or a lot, you will sleep well in our Yellowstone lodging options.

The rooms below are located in our main lodge. Individual rooms in our Ranch Houses can also be booked, providing a communal environment with other travelers. Or rent an entire Ranch House, which accommodates up to 16 guests, and includes access to the common living area with a full kitchen, dining area, living room,

Getting There

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is the recommended airport for flying in. It is approximately a one-hour drive from Sage Lodge. 

Driving From Billings, Montana

Sage Lodge is located approximately 59 miles south east of Billings, Montana. 

 

From Billings International Airport drive east on Interstate 90, then get on to Hwy 89 South in Livingstone. Drive South for Approx. 23 miles to Emigrant, turn left on Murphy Lane then about a mile down Murphy Lane Sage Lodge will be on the right

Rates

A Ranch House

Based on Double Occupancy Lodging, 2 anglers per guide boat and all meals. Montana lodging tax included. 

4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days  $2,395 pp dbl. occ. limited to 8 anglers

Packages Include: meals as specified, guided fishing, daily stream side lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, shuttle fees, Montana state Lodging Tax.

Not Included: Transportation to/from Airport in Billings, Montana fishing license, gratuities for guides and staff.

Join Gary Eblen and Ed Lawrence
on this spectacular trip, July 26-30, 2020.
The lodge is top notch, the food is fabulous, and the guides are veterans and very skilled. The rate is $2395 pp dbl. occ. for 4 nights lodging & 3 days guided fishing.
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