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Eagle Nest Lodge, MT

Eagle Nest Lodge - 2008 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year. Eagle Nest Lodge was built along the banks of the Bighorn River in 1985 and has been serving the most discerning clientele since. In 1986 it was chosen among the first group of lodges to receive an endorsement from the Orvis Company for fly-fishing excellence and won the coveted Fly-Fishing Lodge of the year in 2008.
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153 of 153(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
Review 1 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Big Trout on the Bighorn,
June 22, 2015
By: Kurtis
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Additional Thoughts:Fantastic!
"Although my wife arrived a novice and reticent about the whole "lodge thing", she left an enthusiastic trout hunter. I'm afraid she's hooked. ;-) The hosts, staff and guides made this a truly memorable experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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amazing experience,
June 21, 2015
By: Seattleflygirl
from Seattle, WA, USA
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"This was a trip of many firsts. First time fishing in Montana. First time being utterly pampered at a lodge. First trout on flies I tied. First carp and bass on a fly rod. First time meeting John and Rebecca. I highly recommend you make some firsts of your own."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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eagle nest,
May 26, 2015
By: attackcoach
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"5 of us just returned from 4 days at eagles next lodge fishing the bighorn river in montana.
It included my 79 year old father, brother, nephew and my son..It is a first class lodge all the way thru lead by becca and john shirley..the food was unbelievable..the lodge is a true lodge, comfortable warm even the beds were great..the fishing was great and guides better...everyone should experince eagle nest..cant wait to go back..
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Super Spring Fishing,
May 18, 2015
By: PatriciaNewmanBrantley
from New Mexico, USA
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"What a wonderful experience we had fishing the Big Horn this spring from Eagle Nest Lodge. Great hosts (John & Rebecca), great food (Sherry), and great guides (Sam)"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Above my high expectations,
May 13, 2015
By: TomG1489
from Hardin, MT 59034, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Guides, patient and expert.
"Great natural setting, very friendly people and fishing for every experience level. Many big fish caught"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Never Disappointed,
May 13, 2015
By: TaipeiGlenn
from South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA
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"I have been visiting this lodge annually for over eight years. The quality of the lodge and the operators has never wavered and never disappointed. It is the finest experience I have had with a lodge. Top notch!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Friends, fish, facilities, fantastic,
May 12, 2015
By: JoeOL
from Whitehouse, OH, USA
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"Four long time friends, new friends with John and Rebecca,terrific guides, and,oh by the way , best catching experience ever. And did I mention food that would make it in the best restaurants anywhere."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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First-class all the way,
May 12, 2015
By: Jimmeronthefly
from Perrysburg, OH, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Patient, so instructive and informative and genuine.
"John and Rebecca provide an absolutely first-class experience at Eagle Nest Lodge! Their hospitality, the lodge, the staff, the food, the guides and of course the Big Horn made for an unforgettable experience and one that we will cherish forever. We can't wait to go back."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Another great experience,
May 12, 2015
By: NMTroutBum
from Las Vegas, NM
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"Thirteen years and counting. This year may have been the best."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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5 / 5
5 / 5
your best friend,
April 30, 2015
By: pepperman
from scottsdale az
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Additional Thoughts:he loves my peppers
"coming back to eagles nest is like visiting you best friends, and all the quests seem like your old friends also. very special to spend time with john and rebecca and their dogs, love it and will always come back."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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A Must Visit,
April 29, 2015
By: ShadyGrady
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Additional Thoughts:Awesome guides. Very patient.
"Fly Fishing at Eagle Nest Lodge is a must do! Great People, Great Fishing, Great Guides, and Great Food. First Class all the way."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Best lodge ever!,
March 12, 2015
By: DaveP83
from Great Falls, MT, USA
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"Absolutely the best lodge experience you could ask for. John and Becca truly know how to treat their guests. Fishing is off the charts good and the whole experience can not be beat. I will definitely be back!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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5 / 5
Unique experience,
September 19, 2014
By: Beaverkillflies
from Poughkeepsie, NY
"Third time at Eagles Nest Lodge. Accommodations and food are beyond excellent. John and Rebecca cater to your every need. The guides are exceptional and a bonus is not needing to bring your own gear. A perfect experience whatever the weather."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Great Montana experience,
September 18, 2014
By: TomNYBeadheadBabble
from New York
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Additional Thoughts:Rob's guiding abilities were a feature of our trip. His knowledge, patience, and work ethic live up to everything you'd like to see in a guide. He is first class.
"This was my first trip to Montana and the Eagle's Nest Lodge was an exceptional home away from home. The hospitality is incredible, and John and Rebecca go out of their way to ensure a great customer experience. It was hard to leave Hardin!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Always great,
September 6, 2014
By: HeyDude
from Hardin, MT 59034, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Both were great
"Great lodge. John and Becca are terrific. Great fishing and food. Even in cold and windy weather we caught a lot of fish. The guides are very good and fun to be with."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Great Times!!,
August 25, 2014
By: LancFlyFisherman
from Lancaster, PA, USA
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"First time at Eagles Nest Lodge with my father and brothers. John and Rebecca were accommodating and gracious beyond our expectations!! Fishing the Big Horn was awesome experience with the knowledgeable guides. The food, I mean cuisine, was top shelf with rack of lamb and beef tenderloin. Made to order breakfast every morning. The lamb sliders served as an appetizer one evening will be remembered! Best lodging and fly fishing experience you will ever encounter!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Wonderful place,
August 20, 2014
By: Russc
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Additional Thoughts:great people
"We just can't get enough of Eagles Nest Lodge. This is our 12 year with Rebecca and John and I don't see how they can do it. The lodge food is to die for. The service and cleanliness could not be better. Once again even when fishing conditions are tough we caught plenty of nice fish. We will be back again next year"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Always the best,
August 20, 2014
By: Edman
from Fresno, CA, USA
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Additional Thoughts:asll of the guides we have fished with at Eagle Nest are outstanding
"John and Rebecca set the tone for the entire staff. Warm, friendly, competent, and willing to do anything to make your trip exceptional.
This my 12th year in a row at Eagle Nest. My second trip this year. Needles to say I enjoy it."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Another great trip,
August 20, 2014
By: Codger
from Eagle Nest Lodge MT Best Ever
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"My first fly-fishing experience was at Eagle Nest Lodge in 2000. I have now had 17 trips, and I"m often asked why.
The Big Horn is 18 miles of great water
that can be fished while wading as well as floating. The Big Horn trout are strong
regardless of their size and iffer a good fight especially in fast water.
John and Rebecca Shirley are the hosts at Eagle Nest and with Sherry the chef and the guides do all they can to make your stay a great experience.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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5 / 5
Fantastic,
August 19, 2014
By: FatherZee
from Memphis, TN, USA
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"Never been fly fishing before and did research on States to go and places to stay. Got Eagle Nest Lodge as a suggestion and did our review and booked our first ever fly fishing trip. There was nothing they missed. When our ride drove up Rebecca and John were the first out the door greeting us!Grabbed our bag and quickly made us feel at home. John gave us a quick lesson in casting with flies. Our first trip was super. Father and son had a blast not to mention the great food. Sherri added 5 pounds in just 4 days! We enjoyed it so much we booked again and finished our second trip just last week. YOU could not ask for a better experience from the Guides to food and accommodations. Book it and enjoy it!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes