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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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138 of 138(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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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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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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
Review 6 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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great trip,
August 19, 2014
By: mdrmcsky
from Billings, MT, USA
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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2nd year,
August 18, 2014
By: GRM1
from Washington, DC, USA
"We (12 of us) spent several days in June at the Lodge. Our 2nd year. Everything about the lodge is truly 1st class - fishing, the guides, the rooms and the meals. John and Rebecca are the perfects hosts. I really can not say enough good things about the Lodge and our wonderful experiences there. We will be back."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Great 3 days of fishing!,
July 30, 2014
By: Earl81601
from Glenwood Springs, Co
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Additional Thoughts:Ryan worked very hard when things were slow to put us on fish
"This was my 1st trip to Eagles Nest Lodge and will certainly be back. The fishing was excellent
all three days as the guides worked to find what was producing. As far as the Lodge experience it couldn't have been any better. Great food every night and John and Rebecca make it over the top.We will definately be back.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Good Times,
July 29, 2014
By: Goldeye
from Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Very professional and great knowledge of the Big Horn
"i have been to the Eagles Nest three years in a row and can't imagine going anywhere else! the lodging, service, guides and hospitality is top notch! Not to mention the fishing, is unbelievable!!! Highly recommend the Nest to anyone who likes to catch fish, eat unbelievable cuisine and enjoy great people!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Tremendous Experience,
July 29, 2014
By: Dego
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Additional Thoughts:Both Sam and Rob were great people to fish with.
"What a wonderful time...great fishing, great accommodations, great staff and great food with friends. This was my first trip to Eagle Nest Lodge and Montana and I could not have asked for a better situation. Thanks ENL Staff for making my time in MT wonderful."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Best Lodge in North America!,
July 25, 2014
By: FlyfishingMontana
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"This was our fourth trip to Eagle's Nest Lodge and everything was again top notch, the guides, as a group, are as good as or better than any lodge in North America! Their knowledge, encouragement, ability to teach and provide the client the experience they are looking for (i.e. fishing dries, streamers, nymphing or fishing for carp in the lake) is second to none and really sets them apart. The food was terrific and plentiful (too plentiful!), the lodge is clean and comfortable and we enjoyed the addition of the Bose speaker in the living room. We put it to good use. Finally, their flexibility and willingness to change the schedule to accommodate a later start in order to fish the evening Caddis hatch was very much appreciated. Although this makes for longer days for the staff and guides and more time away from their families everyone was professional, courteous, always had a smile and never mentioned the impact of the later start on their personal lives and families. Eagle's Nest Lodge has established a culture that is second to none. We have had the same staff and guides year after year and is a large part of what sets Eagle's Nest Lodge apart from all other lodges. Knowing that we will see familiar faces and a consistent program is in large part what continues to bring us back year after year. Eagle's Nest Lodge has set the bar so high that it make it next to impossible to leave and try another lodge and we are already looking forward to returning next year for what we are sure will be another great experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Great time!,
July 24, 2014
By: rj92
from Glencoe, IL
"This was my second trip to Eagle Nest Lodge in four years. I have been fly fishing about 2 - 3 times per year since 1996 all over this hemisphere. This trip, July 13 - 17, 2014 was one of the all time best! The weather, the lodge, the food, and all three guides I had in three days of fishing were just outstanding! (The guides I had were Ryan, Adam, and Sam.)
John and Rebecca Shirley are world-class hosts and I would recommend them and the Eagle Nest Lodge to anyone. They are as gracious and easygoing as any hosts or hostesses with whom I am familiar.
I missed a couple of trips to Eagle Nest during the last two years. I won't miss any more."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Really hard to beat!,
July 23, 2014
By: diceman
from Seattle, WA, USA
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"This is the 4th year in a row our group has come to Eagles Nest Lodge for a few days of fishing. It never fails to surpass our expectations! John and Rebecca run a great ship...beautiful, well maintained lodge, spectacular food, top-notch guides and a great all-around experience. Best of all, they are wonderful hosts who always go the extra mile to make your visit special."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Great First Fly Experience,
July 22, 2014
By: Bgreazel
from Chicago, IL, USA
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"Just returned from my first fly fishing excursion at the Lodge. Rebecca and Jon are excellent hosts. The food,guides and accomodations are first class and the company is even better. Upon my arrival Jon gave me a tutorial on how to cast. The next day he was our guide and I acheived the coveted trifecta (and only hooked Jon twice). Over three days of fishing I must have caught 50+ fish. Can't wait to return again next year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Great People, Food and Fishing!,
July 22, 2014
By: Ofer
from Seattle, WA, USA
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"John and Rebecca are the ultimate hosts. Our group of ten have just completed our 4th year and are planning on returning next year. It feels like family and they are always looking for ways to make your stay better than the last time around"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Excellent Lodge / Great Fishing,
July 22, 2014
By: DEM1221
from Chicago, IL
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"On our 4th trip to Eagles Nest we could not have enjoyed our time more.
John and Rebecca run an outstanding lodge, and the guides are great.
Combined with excellent food and great fishing, it was a tremendous experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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We love Eagle Nest,
July 9, 2014
By: MTreiner
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Additional Thoughts:Great guide.
"This was our 4th or 5th trip and we love coming here. Rebecca & John are a great host & hostess. The food is delicious and the fishing is always good. Sam is a wonderful guide and very knowledgable about the area. We've already booked for next year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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top shelf,
June 21, 2014
By: craigbra
from Memphis, TN, USA
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"A recent trip to Eagle Nest Lodge was one of the best I have ever had. From John and Rebecca's hospitality, to the guides, the food, and the fish in the Bighorn River the entire experience was top shelf. I'll be going back."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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just fun,
June 4, 2014
By: Det1234
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Additional Thoughts:terrific teacher and sense of humor
"Greeted by a great couple who are warm and sensitive people is the beginning of a 5 day trip with sensational food, thoughtful and experienced guides who subtly teach how to cast, control your line, and be successful catching fish to the evenings of laughter, telling fish and other stories is just the one small part of this immensely fun time."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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the greatest,
June 3, 2014
By: catsill
from farmington hills, mi
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Additional Thoughts:the gratest
"Have gone there for 9 years and have booked next year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes