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This modern cabin has two bedrooms and a loft that comfortably sleeps six.
Located in the Madison valley, it literally looks out over the Madison River and is a short 30-minute drive from Yellowstone National Park. You will feel like the river runs right through the home. Enjoy this unique opportunity to spend time along one of the most famous Blue Ribbon trout rivers in America!
Just five miles from the Rocky Mountain continental divide, enjoy panoramic views of the Madison and Gravelly Mountain Ranges. From the deck you can watch Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons diving to rising fish in the river. Observe deer, antelope, elk, moose, Rocky Mountain big horn sheep, and mountain goats in their natural habitat, all within a few minutes of the cabin. Guests can walk out the door and go fishing or floating right from the house on the Madison River.
This cabin is my home-away-from-home and is offered March through November. The home has a tasteful, cozy, western style with beautiful wood walls and cathedral ceilings with large windows to enjoy the stunning views. The grand room features a modern kitchen and a living room with a wood-burning stove. You are welcome to enjoy a collection of my favorite books about fly-fishing and the surrounding area. The two bedrooms with queen-size beds on the main floor have outstanding river and mountain views. A massive ladder staircase leads to a loft with two twin beds that overlook the grand room.
The fully-stocked kitchen with dishwasher, range, microwave, and all necessary cookware is open to the dining area and living room. The dining room table will seat eight. Before dinner enjoy a glass of wine on the deck while watching the sunset on the mountains and the sound of the river in the background.
The deck, overlooking the river, is my favorite spot. Time passes quickly just watching the river sweeping by, seeing large rainbow and brown trout rise to evening hatches. In the morning watch the Peregrine Falcons diving for breakfast while sipping your morning coffee. The deck has a comfortable patio set and gas grill along with a bench and hooks to hang your fishing waders. A fire pit is available off the cabin deck that is great for telling stories around the fire and watching the stars light up the Montana Big Sky.
The cabin is located in the center of designated wilderness areas and national parks. America's first national park, Yellowstone, is 30 short minutes away. In addition to Yellowstone National Park, you will want to take time to explore Teton National Park, the Lewis and Clark Caverns and their historical trail, the traditional old west town of Virginia City, as well as some great local restaurants and old time saloons. I highly recommend the 20-minute drive to the Cliff and Wade Lakes for beautiful scenery, great fly fishing, and hiking. If you are a bird watcher, the Red Rock Conservation Refuge is about 45 minutes from the cabin.
Thanks for a very nice vacation at your cabin in Montana. You have a perfect location in Madison Valley. The mountain views were spectular. We all had a good time and did alot of sightseeing, driving through Yellowstone,etc
It was good to see my father having such a good time(he hardly ever takes vacation). Anyway, I will not get long winded but we sure did enjoy the vacation. We left Friday morning to catch our flight,and I left the key where it was. Maybe we can come back again sometime.
My friend and I are from upstate New York and we stayed at the cabin during 2nd week of Sept 2013 and really enjoyed our stay. As avid fly fishermen who enjoy everything Yellowstone NP and Montana have to offer, our stay was a great adventure. The cabin itself is very clean, comfortable and conveniently located. Although there was no TV service, going unplugged was not so bad although my friend's iPhone gave us weather, news and sports updates. Gerry's reading library is very good too if you enjoy reading more about fly fishing or about the local history. We did not cook at the cabin but most everything needed was there for our use ... we just ended up going to the Grizzly Bar/Restaurant up the road or mostly into West Yellowstone (loved that drive) to the Slippery Otter for great burgers, pizza, salads, and especially their own brewed beer. And ... the local favorite, huckleberry ice cream in town.
As for the fly fishing. since it was our first trip to the area the fishing started slowly but improved greatly as we learned how to fish the Madison, Gallatin, etc. Had planned to fish the Henry's Fork but too many weeds floating on the surface and not much insect activity. We also did a lot of exploring of other local streams for future trips. On our return trip we passed through YNP and saw and heard bull elk bugling, saw a cow elk feed her calf in the middle of the road, encountered several herds of buffalo on the road, caught cutthroat on Slough Creek and saw 2 grizzlys in Lamar Valley thru binoculars at around 150 yards ... close enough to enjoy ... all of this in one day. We were hoping to see the mountain sheep near the cabin but our neighbor told us we missed them coming down to the river the day before we left.
Finally, Gerry was very helpful. We received an informative letter after we confirmed our reservations. We also exchanged emails regarding fishing suggestions while we prepared for our trip and he also called us one night we were at the cabin to see of all was going OK. The letter included info on local restaurants and things to do.
If you are fly fisherpersons or simply enjoy the outdoors and especially Yellowstone, this cabin is a great place to stay. I will certainly plan on returning again.
We have just returned from a week at Flies and Lies Lodge on the Madison River. The cabin and property were very clean and well maintained. The cabin was the perfect for our family of four adults and five year old grandchild. The cabin is stocked with everything needed for a self contained vacation including a great kitchen and upscale gas grill. It was so convenient to be able to step off the deck and fish The views of the river and mountains are spectacular. West Yellowstone and the park are a half hour away as is Ennis MT. The owner is extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend this property to a friend and I am planning to return myself.
Our stay at Flies & Lies was remarkable. We left Friday morning and wished we had stayed for the full seven days.
Yellowstone and Grand Teton were sights we will never forget, and sleeping with the sound of the river was the best we have had in a long time. Being "Unplugged" took about one day to get used to, but it is the only way to go.
We took your recommendations on restaurants and found "Grizzly Bar and Grill" to be excellent, the "Happy Hour Bar" a fun place to drink beer and chat with the locals, not to mention the fantastic garlic burger. Our favorite was breakfast at the "Creekside Lodge". The food was excellent, but the view was priceless. We even had a small snow shower during breakfast.
Everything in the cabin worked perfectly, and we think we left things like we found them.
The Prairie Dogs in the front yard seemed happy we left. I think we were disturbing their routine.
We hope to have another opportunity to stay at Flies & Lies. It is the perfect place to stay when visiting the area. Far enough away from the tourist, but close enough to enjoy the sites and scenery.
We have just returned from 2 wonderful weeks at Flies & Lies. The cabin is beautifully but comfortably decorated, situated on a glorious river, and provided incredible wildlife right outside our door. We have amazing pictures of pronghorn antelope fording the river, bald eagles on frequent "fly-bys" down the river, and beautiful trout caught right beyond the deck.
Thank you so much Gerry for making available to us the Western Bird Book, which helped identify so many new birds this FL girl had never seen - Magpies, glorious Mountain Bluebirds, grouse, and an American Dipper! We also appreciated the several books on Yellowstone hikes which we made good use of.
This is a quiet, relaxing place to stay and we truly did not want to leave. I don't know how many times one of said "Isn't this just perfect?" Thank you for all of the conveniences that made it seem much more of a home than a place we were renting, and for the recommendation of Grizzley's. All just wonderful!
Even if you are not a trout fisherman you will love this place. If you are a trout fisherman you will think you died and gone... Everything was just perfect: location, cleanliness of the cabin, trout fishing library, great sound system, coffee and condiments for your use, great cooking utensils, and wildlife in yard in the early mornings (in our case Pronghorn Antelopes), fishing at the back door (though I must admit we had a very poor week of fishing, and were certainly not alone), EVERYTHING. Gerry obviously knows what vacationers and fishermen are looking for in a trip. The Slide Inn Fly Shop just down the road has stories and gear that you need, plus guide service for those more affluent than my crowd. All in all, the place and the area can't be beat if you are looking for a fun western getaway week or more.
Flies & Lies proved to be the perfect headquarters for our party of 4 flyfishermen, ranging in age from 48 to 64. Centrally located to all the waters we wanted to fish, with the added benefit of stalking the evening rise just steps away from the cabin! Beautiful scenery, wildlife and stunning sunsets. Comfortable, clean accomodations. Photos don't do the place justice. Plenty of space to stretch out indoors & out. Owner was extremely helpful in answering questions and helping with our preparations. Highly recommend for a fishing vacation or relaxing family getaway. We will definitely call on Gerry again when our next trip rolls around!
Yellowstone National Park is 30 minutes away
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
50% down. Balance due 60 prior to rental date