Healing Waters Lodge is in many ways the classic Montana fly fishing lodge. Located 1.5 hours from Bozeman in the heart of the Ruby River Valley, the lodge overlooks its own private pond where guests can enjoy an evening cocktail while watching trout rise peacefully to an evening hatch. Owner Mike Geary is a fun and engaging host and presides over the lodge’s diverse fishing program. Guests here likely have more angling choices within easy driving distance than at any other operation in Montana. Anglers can choose to float the larger rivers like the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Jefferson and Madison or walk smaller meadow streams like the Ruby, the Upper Clark Fork, South Boulder or Flint Creek. Healing Waters Lodge also offers access to private spring-fed creeks and select ponds with advance notice. The lodge itself is exceedingly comfortable with spacious, double-occupancy rooms, a large outdoor hut tub, pool table, exercise room and of course that beautiful trout pond where guest are always welcome to practice their casting or sneak in one last cast to a rising fish.
Healing Waters Lodge is located in southwest Montana approximately 15 minutes from Twin Bridges.
Healing Waters’ fishing program is based on fishing the great public waters that have made Southwest Montana famous. Guests float many of the larger regional rivers including the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Jefferson and Madison. Guests can also walk and wade smaller meadow streams like the Ruby, the Upper Clark Fork, the South Boulder and Flint Creek. Additionally, Healing Waters has exclusive access to private spring-fed creeks and ponds. These venues are best reserved in advance and guests should expect to pay special access fees (that average $125 per person per day) for these systems.
Each morning, guests are picked up in front of their rooms by their guide. After discussing the day’s game plan they will head out by vehicle to their elected fishing venue. Guides will provide refreshments, bottled water, a hearty lunch and snacks. Guests typically return to the lodge in time to enjoy a soak in the outdoor hot tub, shower, and relax on their private porch. Appetizers and refreshments served at 7PM on the sunporch overlooking the pond followed by dinner at 7:30PM.
Healing Waters Lodge has one of the most experienced, knowledgeable and personable guide staffs in Montana. Their goal is to provide guests with the best possible opportunities, advice and instruction.
Accommodations and Meals:
Guests at Healing Waters Lodge enjoy clean, comfortable, spacious rooms with two queen sized beds, private bathroom and porches with views. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi and cellphone coverage. Complimentary laundry service, a large outdoor hot tub, and an exercise room are also available. The original main lodge houses the kitchen, a pool table, Direct TV and sitting areas as well as the telephone, fax and computer/printer for guest use.
Meals are very thoughtfully prepared, fresh and well-balanced. They often feature herbs and produce from the lodge garden as well as from other growers in the Ruby Valley. Overall meals here receive high marks from our guests. The lodge serves complimentary beer and wine and guests are welcome to bring their own hard alcohol.
2019 Rate: $3,725 per person for a 5 night / 4 day package
Included: Lodging, meals, guided fishing, and beer, and wine, fly fishing equipment, all terminal tackle, and hospitality staff gratuities.
Not Included: Airfare, transportation to/from the lodge, fishing licenses, private water rod fees, hard alcohol, and guide gratuities.
Species: Rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout
Season: May to October
Capacity: 18 anglers
Map: Twin Bridges, MT