The Big Hole Lodge, Wise River, MT

In 1984, Craig Fellin drove up the Wise River on a washboard-rutted dirt road and found ten acres of land on the river, surrounded by National Forest. Here he established the Big Hole Lodge. During the early years, the capacity was just two guests, and clients ate and slept in the main house with Craig and his family. Eventually, Craig stripped logs and built the dining lodge and three guest cabins with views of the scenic Wise River Valley and the snow-capped Pioneer Mountains above.

Today, we're an Orvis Endorsed Lodge offering a personal, relaxing and intimate fly fishing vacation experience. With a maximum of just 12 guests, we can offer exceptionally high levels of customer service and cater to a wide range of fly fishing interests and skill levels. From the legendary Big Hole and Beaverhead rivers to small mountain streams, or crystalline alpine lakes to a private spring creek on a working cattle ranch, breathtaking views will surround you as you enjoy some of the finest fly fishing in the country. And whether you're a complete novice or accomplished fly angler, at the Big Hole Lodge our goal is to offer you an uncompromising fly fishing vacation of a lifetime.

Craig and his son, Wade, along with the lodge's perennial staff, aim to make your trip the best fly fishing trip you've ever experienced. Our chef will return for her fifteenth season, and our veteran guides graciously share intimate expertise in technique, entomology and stream savvy. Our profound respect for the river, its inhabitants and nuances, and the surrounding beauty of southwestern Montana, guides all of us at Big Hole Lodge in delivering quality that lives up to everything you've ever imagined a Montana fly fishing vacation could be.