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Eagle Nest Lodge, MT

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 wingshooting and won the coveted Fly-Fishing Lodge of the year in 2008.
Average Customer Rating:
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11 of 11(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
Review 1 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent experience,
October 8, 2012
By: ilmhisf
from Bakersfield, CA, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Additional Thoughts:both "good people"
"Ive been coming to Eagles Nest Lodge for several years with customers. We are never disappointed with the fishing, hunting or accommodations. This year 2012 was the best ever for both hunting and fishing. John and Rebecca are the most gracias and accommodating hosts.Very genuine and warm. The food is 4 star guides and other staff are excellent. Overall an A+ experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
awesome experience,
October 16, 2014
By: rackemandrollem
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
Additional Thoughts:enjoyed their company. Very personable and knowledgable
"John and Rebecca run a first class lodge. The whole experience was thought out and positive. Our guides for both hunting and fishing were great people who made you feel at home."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Every year is a delight,
September 15, 2014
By: JMattS
from California, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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"I have been coming here every year for many years now and I look forward to the trip eagerly every year. The fishing is great, the hunting is top notch and the facility, staff and hospitality could not be better. I could not more highly recommend Eaglenest."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding!,
October 22, 2013
By: warq
from Georgia
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
"Just returned from "Cast & Blast" at Eagle Nest. Party of 10. It was a AAA+++ experience all the way. Great fishing and bird hunting, knowledgeable guides, great dogs and the food/meals were off the charts! John & Rebecca were created to run a place like this...with excellence. We'll be back."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A unique opportunity,
October 22, 2013
By: Georgiabirdhunter
from Carrollton, GA, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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"The experience at Eagles Nest Lodge is Awesome! This was my second year and I'm already looking forward to getting back next year. As far as I'm concerned, an adventure or excursion is measured by the extent it perks up the senses. The sight and sound of wild birds rising in front of pointed dogs, the smell of freshly spent gun powder from the feel of a fine shotgun and all this taking place in a place as beautiful as Montana. Wow! It just doesn't get any better. Oh, I almost forgot the taste of the wonderfully prepared meals will have you wondering if you came to hunt or to eat. It's a unique experience I would recommend to anyone. Thanks John and Rebecca."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cast and Blast!,
October 5, 2013
By: JWNREI
from Seattle, WA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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"This was the 2nd time my family visited the Eagles Nest Lodge. The hunting and fishing was spectacular. Guides super helpful and patient. My 14 yr old son who had never been fly fishing caught a bunch of fish, no problem. The lodge itself is beautiful and the food amazing. You won't be disappointed and we will be back!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Three Generations,
October 2, 2013
By: LarryLo
from Naples, Florida
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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"I took my son and grandson to Eagles Nest for a guys outting. We had a wonderful time and our hosts made our experience a joy. We were on birds constantly and the fishing was "World Class." It does not get any better than this!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Hunting / Great Hosts,
October 11, 2012
By: TDBayArea
from California
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Additional Thoughts:John's personality is off the charts. Great guide but an even better person.
"Our group has visited the Eagle Nest for the past couple of years and we unanimously agree that it would almost impossible to find ways to improve upon the experience. The bird hunting was outstanding and having John as our guide was absolutely fantastic!! Evenings at the lodge are laid-back and tremendously enjoyable. He and Rebecca are top-notch!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Couldn't be better!,
October 5, 2012
By: JMattS
from California, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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"I have been going to Eagle Nest for Fishing several years now and we added a Hunting day to this last September 2012 trip. It was unbelievable. John and Rebecca were - as usual - incredibly accommodating and the Hunting was fantastic. The dogs were amazing and the birds were flying. Not to mention the best fishing I have ever seen. Could not recommend more highly."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
wonderful,
October 4, 2012
By: djkfish
from Bozeman, Mt, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
"Very nice accommodations, great bird numbers, excellent guiding, good fishing, and very pleasant hosting"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Eagle Nest Lodge, MT
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great 2 Days of Fishing 7 Wingshooting,
October 4, 2012
By: Joaquin
from Bakersfield, CA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Excellent
"The trip was absolutely wonderful. The staff made you feel right at home, the food was absolutely execellent and it just better from there. The wingshooting was very good both hunters limited on pheasant within a hour, we missed out on a limit of Sharptailed Grouse by one bird and if we were better shots we would of limited on the Hungarian Partridge by noon also!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes