Scale of 90-100
Near the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, this historic 640-acre property is set on Hebgen Lake, bordered by the Gallatin National Forest. The lodge’s fly-fishing guides are experts on the area’s blue-ribbon trout waters. The ranch hosts a maximum of 22 guests in Western cabins, many with wood stoves and private decks. The two stand-alone cabins on the property feature private porches with lake views. Meals provide locally sourced, gourmet Western cuisine in the historic main lodge or alfresco. In addition to fly-fishing excursions, outdoor activities on the ranch include hiking, biking, canoeing and horseback riding. Tours of Yellowstone can be arranged as well. No children under the age of 12 are permitted. The property is closed from the end of September to June.
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Authentic Western ambience.
Lack of unified rate that includes all ranch activities.
Good to Know
For the health of the fisheries on Watkins Creek and Hebgen Lake, the property leased its irrigation water rights to the state. This ensures that there is enough water in Watkins Creek for healthy trout populations during hot, dry summer months.
Firehole Ranch Features:
- Airport transfers
- Fly fishing
- Horseback riding
- Meal plan offered
- No a/c
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Traditional Cabin for two, $1,400; Editor’s Choice: Caddis Cabin for two, $1,600 (all meals and wine and spirits included; guided fly-fishing packages available with minimum required stay).
All meals and beverages, including open bar and wines paired with gourmet dinners; Transfers between West Yellowstone Airport and the ranch; Hiking, mountain-biking and canoeing; Staff gratuities; Packages including guided fly-fishing trips also available (guide gratuity additional)
Learn more about Firehole Ranch:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.