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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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101 of 101(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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Home Away From Home,
November 18, 2013
By: RobAndRon22
from Las Vegas
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"Eagle Nest Lodge is a great place and John and Rebecca are fantastic hosts that really are focused on the guest experience. My dad and I (and pals)have been going nearly every year over the last 10 and it's a great time every time, even when the weather doesn't fully cooperate."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Reel Life,
November 16, 2013
By: RayCharles
from Carson City, NV, USA
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Additional Thoughts:GREAT TIME, GREAT FOOD GREAT FOLKS
"I've never had a bad time in the last decade or so I've been going to the lodge. Even the one year we went when it was snowy in late November. All the guides I've had are very patient and teach"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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The Best,
November 10, 2013
By: Luker
from Reno, NV, USA
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"Great fishing, great accommodations, great food...great hosts. Hard to believe there could be a better river to fish than the bighorn and a better overall experience. Kudo's to Eagle Nest Lodge!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Awesome!,
November 1, 2013
By: WoodyNV
from Las Vegas, NV, USA
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"One of the best fishing experiences I've had. Top notch lodge, guides and staff. This is certainly on the list for next year!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Outstanding!,
October 3, 2013
By: BABrett
from Mexico, MO 65265, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Both Seth and Tyler are exceptional guides. We would recommend these gentlemen to fishermen of any level.
"We just spent three days at Eagle Nest Lodge and would grade our experience as follows: food A+, fishing A+, accommodations A+, guides A+, management A++, and overall Lodge experience A++. If you get the chance to visit Montana, please do yourself a big favor and stay with Becca and John at Eagle Nest Lodge. The Shirleys are great folks and the Big Horn River is without a doubt one of our country's greatest fisheries.
Jan and Brad"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Trip Of A Lifetime!,
October 3, 2013
By: CoachJP
from Milwaukee, WI, USA
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Additional Thoughts:They were real professionals!
""This past September I was fortunate enough to visit Eagle Nest Lodge for the second time to celebrate my retirement with some of my best friends. The experience was once again nothing short of Outstanding. John and Rebecca are special, you couldn't ask for more gracious hosts anywhere. Cheryl, the Chef, is a rock star. The food was absolutely amazing. Oh, by the way,fishing on the Big Horn with their guides is truly a memorable experience! This lodge deserves to be an Orvis Lodge of the Year, every year!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Outstanding!,
September 28, 2013
By: Burch1
from Carmel, IN, USA
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"The Eagle Nest Lodge is one of those few places you visit in your life where you instantly realize it is going to be a first-class experience - like walking into a Four Seasons hotel.
From the moment we arrived to the day we left everything was spot-on.
From John & Rebecca (Mgr.'s) meeting us on arrival, to the cook, guides, rooms, gear, store, etc.
If you want a world class fly fishing experience this is it.
Many thanks!
Greg
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Best Fishing Experience Ever,
September 25, 2013
By: DaBaba
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"The staff, lodge and fishing are the best I have experienced. It does not get any better. The Eagle Nest chef prepared some of the best meals I have had!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Fantastic,
September 24, 2013
By: HeyDude
from Hardin, MT 59034, USA
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"Without a doubt, the best fishing I have ever experienced. John & Becca run a first class lodge and I am coming back next year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Simply Superb,
September 17, 2013
By: FlyguyColorado
from Denver, CO, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Very experienced and enjoyable to be with
"Eagle Nest has thought of everything for their guests, first class in every detail."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Returning Again,
September 14, 2013
By: OmahaTodd
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"This was my third trip to Eagle's Nest. Fishing, food, guides, staff and lodging are all outstanding!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Best fishing Experience,
August 30, 2013
By: BF51979
from Wayland,MA
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Additional Thoughts:Two of the best guide I have ever had
"The Eagle Nest Lodge was by far the best overall fishing experience I have ever had, from the food,the hospitality, and of course the outstanding fishing. This is a must on your fishing location list."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Great fishing,great guides,
August 30, 2013
By: THunter123
from South Dakota, USA
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"Eagles Nest has some of the best fishing I've experienced anywhere in North America. Consistently large healthy trout and lots of them. The guides and accommodations were fantastic. The food was terrific."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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One of the Best,
August 27, 2013
By: KretBoys
from Chevy Chase, Md
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Additional Thoughts:Top Notch
"My son Martin and I have been traveling to Montana every summer for the past 9 years. We have fished all over Montana and have always used Orvis endorsed Lodges, Outfitters and Guides. Alot of them have been recomendation by John and Rebecca Shirley of Eagle Nest Lodge. However, we have always returned to Eagle Nest every year for a 5 day trip. The service, food, accomodations,guides and the fishing will excede anyones expectations. We are planning on returning again next summer for the 10th year in a row. Even if you've never fly fished this is the best place to start."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Awesome Fly Fishing Trip,
August 20, 2013
By: Anonymous
from Fortuna, CA, USA
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"Eagle Nest Lodge in Hardin, MT was a pleasant surprise with exception staff, outstanding food and the best guides you could ask for. I'm hooked on fly fishing and plan to return every year!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Simply The Best,
August 20, 2013
By: SoCalFlyboy
from Palos Verdes Estates, CA
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Additional Thoughts:Top-Notch
"Once again, John and Rebecca, Sherri and Toad, have outdone themselves. The lodge, the food, the staff, the guides, and the fishing are top-notch and the trip is the highlight of my summer. It would be yours, too!!! Highly recommend the Eagle Nest Lodge. Thank you and see you next year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Bighorn Blast,
August 10, 2013
By: Torturedbrave
from Houston, TX, USA
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"Best guides in Montana. They work hard to keep you catching fish. If you like to catch big, beautiful brown trout, this is the place for you. Plenty of Rainbows too."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Terrific fly fishing trip,
August 10, 2013
By: HBflyfisher
from Huntington Beach, CA, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Tyler
"Just a terrific trip from start to finish. The lodge is beautiful, the food terrific, and the hosts (John and Rebecca) treated us like we were family. It was my wife's first fly fishing experience. She was skeptical about coming at all. Now all she's talking about is "when do we go back?" Oh, by the way, the fishing was superb!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Trophy Trout,
August 6, 2013
By: Goldeye
from Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Fantastic Guide, put on fish all day!
"Wow, what a great experience! this was our second annual trip to the Eagles Nest and we have booked next year already! John and Rebecca Shirley run an A+ Lodge. No detail is left untouched. From heavy appetizers after a long day of fishing to gourmet meals in the evening! our guide Adam was fabulous, not only great company but a pretty good guide as well!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Great People,
August 6, 2013
By: ppops
from Waxhaw, NC 28173, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Great guide works hard loves what he does.
"Second trip to the ENL. I have fished and stayed all over The West and each time I leave ENL I ask myself "why I go elsewhere". It's just comfortable. Great people, outstanding service, and the best fishing in the state. John, Rebecca and the team will cater to your every need with a smile. These guys are just fun to be around."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes