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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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158 of 158(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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5 / 5
This Lodge is the Best!,
August 4, 2015
By: DEM1221
from Chicago, IL
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"We have now been coming to Eagle Nest for 5 years. Each year gets better and better.
While the fishing is always spectacular, what really sets Eagle Nest apart is the graciousness of Management, the skills and attitude of the guides and of course wonderful food!
All in all, this is the most relaxing / enjoyable place to visit!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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5 / 5
Fantastic Experience,
July 29, 2015
By: FAndrew
from Sonoma, California
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Additional Thoughts:see review
"My adult son and I couldn’t have had a better fly fishing experience. Rebecca and John were superb hosts, fostering a relaxed and fun atmosphere among the guests. The accommodations were pleasant, clean, and comfortable. Sherri, the chef, provided one amazing meal after another. Her repertoire of dishes is most impressive. We were there 5 nights and there was something different and outstanding for each meal. The food alone was worth the trip.
Our fishing guides, Nick for 3 days and Adam for 1 day, were professional, very knowledgeable, and personable. My son and I love to fish, but are by no means experts at the sport. The guides were patient both with untangling our knots and with providing instruction as needed. We felt very fortunate to be in such good hands.
In short, we had a fantastic experience and recommend the Eagle Nest highly."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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5 / 5
Eagle's Nest Lodge - Exceeding Expectations!!,
July 23, 2015
By: FlyfishingMontana
from Bighorn River, Montana, USA
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Additional Thoughts:All guides were booked through Eagle Nest Lodge. All of the comments apply equally to each of the guides we had for the week.
"Rebecca and John-
Well everyone has now returned home after another unforgettable week at Eagle's Nest Lodge! I wanted to
take a minute to say thank you for another fantastic week. We all had a fabulous time and both of you, the guides and staff were once again terrific and continue to exceed our expectations from accommodating a
later start in the mornings, gourmet dinners, made to order breakfasts and great lunches. The
helpfulness, patience and experience of the guides are second to none. They continually put us all on fish whether we wanted to throw streamers, dry flies or nymphs or just stay out a little later to catch the evening hatch. Additionally all the guides were great in
making suggestions and demonstrating how to improve our casting
skills. Finally, the "extra" touches were very much
appreciated. Even though we did not use guides on Monday you still packed lunches and drinks for us, let us
"check out late" in order to take a shower
before our flights home and packing and mailing all our extra stuff that would not fit into a suitcase. Is there any wonder that we are all looking forward to coming back next year!
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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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5 / 5
You just can't beat it!,
July 23, 2015
By: diceman
from Seattle, WA, USA
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"Year in and year out John and Rebecca and the guides at Eagles Nest doing a fabulous job of providing: great facilities, amazing food, superb guides, wonderful fishing and, above all, unbeatable hospitality. Can't beat it!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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Another Great Trip,
July 22, 2015
By: Bgreazel
from Chicago, IL, USA
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"Just returned home from another great trip to Eagles Nest Lodge. Rebecca, John, and team create a top notch experience. Accomodations are comfortable and spotless, food is delicious, and the guides are top notch professional (and frankly a lot of fun to be with in a boat all day)."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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5 / 5
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 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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5 / 5
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 11 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 12 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 13 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 14 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 15 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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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 16 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 17 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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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 18 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
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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 19 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 20 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