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Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ

Arizona's only Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing lodge, Hidden Meadow Ranch is a luxury lodge/guest ranch nestled on an historic homestead in the middle of two-million acres of national forest in eastern Arizona's White Mountains. Set at 8500 feet elevation in the aspens and pines, Hidden Meadow offers access to the only fishery in the world where you can catch the native Apache trout. We also have two spring-fed trout ponds and a fishing den for relaxing and fly-tying. Our private log cabins have wood-burning fireplaces, custom soaking tubs and luxury linens that will please the most discerning non-fly-fishing family member or friend. And children will love all the ranch activities, including horseback riding, archery, BB gun target shooting, leatherworking, woodworking, hiking, canoeing and more.
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17 of 17(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
Review 1 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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HiddenMeacow Review,
July 27, 2013
By: MKCaraker
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Additional Thoughts:Great friendly, easygoing personality. A pleasure to fish with.
"Good variety of streams and lakes. Amazingly beautiful area. My guide, Chuck Green was very knowledgable and was constantly striving to make every minute of fishing enjoyable."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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Wonderful experience,
July 18, 2013
By: WHTmtnfrtdr
from White Mountains, Arizona 85911, USA
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"Have had lessons in the past for fly fishing but this recent experience was far and above the best fly fishing experience yet. Chuck was fantastic, patient and knew how to teach and make it fun. Caught fish in Becker and one other lake. Great experience!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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Big fish!,
June 24, 2013
By: smith10cm
from Tacoma, wa
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"My father and I had a wonderful time fishing the White Mountains. Chuck at HMR is a great guide as was Cinda. Both highly recommend a stay and fishing this part of the world. On our last day we landed 18 trout over 14". Becker lake is unique. 23" rainbows shore casting a dry fly. Crazy."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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HMR Fishing,
June 11, 2013
By: Apache135
from Hidden Meadow Ranch
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"Great lake fishing. Chuck was a very helpful guide."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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Hidden Meadow Trout Fishing,
June 4, 2013
By: Jim212
from Hidden Meadow Ranch
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"Excellent guide, beautiful water, some big fish"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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Apache Trout,
June 4, 2013
By: SCflyfishing4fun
from AZ
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"Goal was to catch Apache trout. Goal was met. As expected the fish were not large but fought hard and were beautifully colored. Guide brought me directly to fish and gave me the right flies."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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Amazing Orvis Experience!,
October 25, 2012
By: BigtimeTrout1
from West Palm Beach,Fl.
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Additional Thoughts:Memorable trout adventure,thanks to Chuck's experise.
"We are still smiling from the wonderfully indulgent week out in nature at the gorgeous Hidden Meadow Ranch.The high point of the trip was the birthday gift of Orvis guided trout fishing.Chuck, our Orvis guide was fantastic at teaching Pepper how to cast and land a fish on the property's scenic trout pond.Chuck is a consummate naturalist, and Pepper learned the art of matching the right fly to the area and time of day...
The next day, Chuck gave Pepper a choice:"Are you wanting to go to pretty streams or do you want to catch more fish?Pepper went with the latter, and Chuck actually found elusive Apache trout and showed Pepper the intricacies of timing the cast and so forth. He was so kind and patient, and immensely knowledgeable about terrain, trout and all things Orvis.
When Pepper landed an Apache trout, Chuck had the camera ready to take the happiest photo we have of Pepper...
The entire guided trip was a lifetime learning experience, and the chef had packed a nice trail lunch for the day.Chuck is a born teacher and he represents Orvis well.(We love the Orvis products and I went to graduate school carrying the Orvis briefcase for years.)Pepper topped off her trip with a day of learning how to tie flies in the magnificent Hidden Meadow trout "lodge", replete with all the fancy waders, rods and one very patient Chuck.
Although we live on a lake and have fished before, having the "real deal" of the Orvis training from such a fine man AT such a gorgeous resort will remain one of our favorite vacation memories for a long time.We really appreciated all of the hospitality of the wranglers and staff at Hidden Meadow, and have already recommended this place to our neighbors and friends. Although we have enjoyed our trips to Maui, Tuscany and Times Square at New Year's, I believe our stay at Hidden Meadow Ranch tops the list...great staff, and one heck of a gentleman Orvis trout guide.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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A Whale of a Fishing Experience,
September 25, 2012
By: DDKCatalina
from Arizona
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Additional Thoughts:Experience, Professional and Friendly
"Sunday, September 16, Chuck guided our group to a stream just 20 min outside of Hidden Meadow Ranch. As we worked our way up stream, Chuck recommended I cast into a narrow channel just below a beaver dam. He set up a hopper with a brass dropper, I carefully cast into the small waterfall area and immediately my rod bowed, the line went taught and I was fighting what turned out to be a 23" Native German Brown, approx. 5 lbs. Took several picture and released our German friend. An experience of a lifetime in the White Mountains of Arizona."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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Hidden Meadow Experience,
August 29, 2012
By: Jackbird
from Scottsdale, AZ, USA
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"Hidden Meadow exceeded all of our expectations. The staff knows how to make a special experience out of even the most common outdoor activity. The fishing was a big hit and our guide was a great talent who made sure we found the fish. The food, equipment and location were all top notch."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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flyin' high,
August 28, 2012
By: cmrrm7
from greer, az
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"A fantastic experience. Learned how to fish, caught fish, laughed, snacked and went home tired and happy."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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Great Fishing Experience,
July 17, 2012
By: Finchbird
from Cincinnati, Ohio
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"My daughter and son and I recently stayed at the Hidden Meadows Ranch primarily for trout fly fishing! From the equipment provided to the obtaining of fishing licenses, to the guides and fishing adventures, and Oh Yes, the meals we weren't in need of a thing! We caught fish in abundance! What we really caught was how genuine the management and staff was to our every need and how polite all were. It was a fantastic experience and I would whole heartedly recommend this ranch! For horseback riding too!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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Excellence,
July 15, 2012
By: Flyfisher123
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"This is a great place to come on vacation or any occasion for that matter. During my whole stay here I never heard the word no. Every one that works here is extremely personable. The food is amazing and the chef reall knows what he is doing. Everything here is top notch, and I have no complaints."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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Something Special in Arizona,
July 15, 2012
By: CapeExplorer
from Cape Cod, USA
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"Hidden Meadow Ranch in the White Mountains of Arizona is a special place. The facilities are top notch, the staff is, in a word, outstanding, the kitchen is superb. The trail rides are everything you could hope for in mountain riding. And that leads us to the fly fishing. Being endorsed by Orvis in and of itself speaks volumes, but experiencing it first hand is special. This was my first fly fishing experience, but I am well versed in other fresh water and salt water fishing. The instruction was beyond comparable, the stream was a challenge, and would be for fly fishing veterans as well.
In total, the five days spent at HMR surpassed all expectations. If you like superior accommodations, gourmet cuisine, top notch equestrian facilities, and world class fly fishing, HMR is the place for you."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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Christmas Tree Lake,
July 15, 2012
By: BugSlinger94
from Arizona, USA
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"The fishing was great and our guide was helpful and enjoyable to fish with."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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apache bonanza,
July 15, 2012
By: Apachetom
from Arizona, USA
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"Incredible experience! Steady catch all morning of 16-19" Apache trout. Site fishing in crystal clear waters. Our guide, Chris was enjoyable and very knowledgable. We will be back!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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Rocky Mountain High in Arizona,
June 8, 2012
By: AZFisherman
from Scottsdale, AZ, USA
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"Having fished most of my life, from the Pacific Coast of Southern California, up to the Queen Charlottes in BC, and along the trout streams of the Rocky Mountains; I thought nothing could match trout fishing in Colorado. That is until I was guided by Allan at Hidden Meadows Ranch. Just a short ride from the Lodge, we happened upon a beautiful twisting stream along the Little Colorado. Following Allan's expert advise, we were quickly into some great action and some beautiful rainbow and german browns. Our experience at Hidden Meadows Ranch exceeded expectations, from the spacious accommodations to the world class food and service. Since discovering Hidden Meadows Ranch, right here in our home state, we are already planning our next trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Hidden Meadow Ranch, AZ
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I think I am hooked,
June 7, 2012
By: AZNovice
from Hidden Meadow Ranch AZ
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Additional Thoughts:excellent
"This was my first time fly fishing and my group included two very experienced fisherman and our guide. The equipment made the experience almost easy and definitely enjoyable."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes