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Big Hole Lodge, MT

Big Hole Lodge has been hosting guests since 1984 and is ideally located on the banks of the Wise River in a magnificent wilderness setting. Guests stay in spacious private cabins with modern conveniences, all opening to a panoramic view of the scenic Pioneer Mountains.
Average Customer Rating:
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108 of 108(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Review 1 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
More than 15 years,
August 29, 2015
By: catrounstine
from Cincinnati, OH, USA
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"The fact I've been fishing at the Big Hole Lodge for more than 15 years should be testimony enough! Good fishing, great guides, delicious food, always interesting people."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic Trip,
August 28, 2015
By: SilverStoat
from Banchory, UK
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4 / 5
"I had the best time ever at the Big Hole Lodge. Craig, Wade and the rest of the team were wonderful hosts."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fabulous week with incredible fishing,
August 24, 2015
By: RobDboston
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"We have been lucky enough to spend two weeks in the beautiful Wise River valley at the Big Hole lodge, and it is truly a sublime experience. From the top notch fishing in the Big Hole / Bitterroot / Beaverhead rivers to delicious food and the well appointed cabins, it is a wonderful place to recharge and catch some big fish. Craig and Wade Fellin have the art of hosting in their beautiful ranch down to a science, and they have put together a staff of first class guides to share the river with guests. All in all a fabulous place, and I can't wait to be back to enjoy another week of fishing (and also to retrieve my tackle from the large 'bow in the lodge's home hole on the Wise) next year!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Short stay,
August 23, 2015
By: rchilds
from Beaufort, SC, USA
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
"We had planned a 3 night, 2 day stay at Big Hole Lodge, but due to my wife's not feeling well we had to reduce our stay by 1 day. Nevertheless, we were impressed with the attentiveness and understanding of Craig to our change of plans. The accomodations were very comfortable, the staff excellent from kitchen to guides and we would happily return and recommend the lodge to friends"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fabulous Trip,
August 23, 2015
By: ladyflyfisher
from Eastern Idaho
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:All are excellent guides and fun to spend the day with. They all get 5 stars from me.
"This was my second trip to the lodge this year and it never disappoints. I fished water I hadn't fished before, along with old favorites and had good fishing in spite of low water. This lodge has it all...wonderful water to fish, great guides, comfortable accommodations, fabulous food, all in a beautiful setting. I'll be back next year!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another Great Visit To Big Hole Lodge,
August 23, 2015
By: AlMaiorano
from Madison, AL, USA
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"Our second visit to Craig Fellin's Big Hole Lodge was as good as the first. So good, in fact, we'll be back next year. Craig and his team provide a first class experience in every respect from the guides, to the fishing, to the food. Each day on the river was different and fun. All the guides were terrific, patient, and put us into fish throughout the day. Linette and her crew provided excellent meals at breakfast and dinner and great lunches on the river. There is no better recommendation than the words "I'll be back!" And we hope to spend another week with Craig, Wade, and the team next August."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A+ for Big Hole Lodge,
August 16, 2015
By: CJwms
from Frio County, Texas
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"Every day spent at theBig Hole Lodge is special. It is made so by the excellent fishing guide staff, the wonderful chef and house keeping staff. Craig and Wade Fellin leave no stone unturned to make your days on the rivers in their area the best possible. I have gone to the Big Hole Lodge for six summers and have been able to go in both July and August for four of those years. I am looking forward to return visits in 2016. cjw"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First Class Experience,
August 15, 2015
By: Broham
from San Jose, CA
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
"As soon as I got picked up at the Butte airport I knew I was in for a first class experience. I no sooner settled in than I began to feel as much like a member of the family... more than a client. The owner and every member of the staff made me feel right at home. The rooms are generous and clean and very cozy. Snacks were laid out - much appreciated after a long day of travel. Every meal was expertly prepared and served. The fishing guides were friendly, helpful, patient, and of course, expert at putting me into fish. My preferences for fishing were accommodated easily. No detail was left out. I am definitely going back ..."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great week,
August 12, 2015
By: Roosevelt
from Unionville Pa
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Additional Thoughts:Great guides
"Great 3 days of fishing with terrific guides and good food and good accommodations and great company. Will definitely go back."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great experience,
August 11, 2015
By: Jake222
from Ketchum, ID, USA
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
"This is a really nice lodge with good food, I was very impressed by the management and staff."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
big hole lodge excels again,
August 11, 2015
By: suzhendric
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"In spite of restrictions, we had a grand time, and fished places we had not tried before for good adventures. Deep Creek grayling were a special treat! Guides were superb and Lynette's meals awesome as usual."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Novice fisherman,
August 10, 2015
By: Dirtdobber1
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5 / 5
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"WOW. Big Hole Lodge is a top notch operation. As a novice fisherman, the guides did a great job helping improve my cast and teaching me HOW to fish for trout. Great food. Great people. Great scenery. Amazing place."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Experience yet!,
August 9, 2015
By: Bill98058
from Cape Cod
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5 / 5
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"We have been returning to Big Hole River Lodge for 20 years. Every year the fishing experience just get's better. Fishing the Big Hole with Chuck Page and Wade Fellin plus the wonderful Beaverhead with Craig Fellin were productive, fantastic experiences"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ne Plus Ultra,
August 7, 2015
By: SMBach
from Asheville, NC, USA
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:very competent
"As good as it can get!
Beautiful location;
very comfortable cabin
accommodations; delicious cuisine; outstanding staff; very
competent guides and
most hospitable and accommodating father/son
operation.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Women in Waders Carolina,
August 7, 2015
By: WNWC
from South Carolina
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"Our women's group had a wonderful time at the Big Hole Lodge. We had good fishing and a lot of laughs. The fishing was diverse and consistent. The guides are great. I can't say enough good things about the lodge the gourmet meals and the amazing customer service."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
2015 Big Hole Lodge,
August 7, 2015
By: Flywheel
from Laguna Beach, CA, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Fished 2 out of 5 days with Wade
"Outstanding lodge, staff and overall fishing experience. Best food in Montana!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Gets Better Every Year,
August 6, 2015
By: ladyflyfisher
from Eastern Idaho
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Additional Thoughts:A great group of guides who work hard all day to get you into fish
"Another wonderful stay at Big Hole Lodge. Great guides, accommodations, delicious food and many beautiful places to fish. It gets better every year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Adventure,
August 6, 2015
By: crazy4fishin
from Idaho Falls, ID, USA
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"Everything about Big Hole Lodge, from the fishing, the food, the guides, the rooms, the whole atmosphere is geared to have a great time. Craig and Wade Fellin make everyone of their guests feel like family…sure makes you want to come back!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
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5 / 5
5 / 5
best experience ever,
July 7, 2015
By: haly
from montana
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:na
"I have traveled and fished in many states and countries and can truthfully say that my experience at Big hole lodge in Montana exceeded all of my previous fishing trips.the personel,the food.the country not to mention the fabulous fishing,is not to be equaled.i have returned and highly recommend this lodge for a very special experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Big Hole Lodge, MT
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Big Hole Lodge - The Best!!,
July 7, 2015
By: TNKJ
from Vermont
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Additional Thoughts:All were exceptional
"My son and I decided to spend a week fly fishing this spring and selected the Big Hole Lodge. Great decision. Not only are Craig and Wade tremendous hosts but their staff was exceptional in handling every detail from great meals to scheduling our trips to lunches made to order. And the fishing was exceptional. The guides were courteous, helpful and good teachers; and they put us on fish. Fished 4 different rivers and the big prize was a 24" Brown which I will never forget. Would highly recommend the Big Hole to everyone."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes