Rainbow Valley Lodge

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Overview
On the edge of the Town of Ennis, Montana, where the sweeping Madison River Valley opens wide, you’ll find the Rainbow Valley Lodge. Warm, welcoming hosts, Ed and Jeanne Williams, will make your visit to the Old West Town of Ennis, Montana a special one. Rainbow Valley Lodge provides welcoming accommodations at an affordable price.
 
Make the Rainbow Valley Lodge your fly fishing headquarter as you tackle our world-class trout. Get fishing tips in our O’Dell Creek Fly Shop located in the Lodge. The Lodge caters to fly fishing on the Madison River and O’Dell Spring Creek. Partnering with Riverborn Outfitters, we offer fly fishing vacation packages.
 
The private waters of the O'Dell Creek are available to the discerning flyfisher for a nominal rod fee and the lodge limits rods to 4 per day. This beautiful, clear flowing tributary to the Madison River in Ennis, Montana, is a challenging and technical fishery. Meandering through meadows, the stream is a series of riffles and pools. Fish sit tight to the banks, fly presentation is very important to caught these wary trout. The scenery surrounding O’Dell Spring Creek is nothing short of spectacular. To the East, the peaks of the Madison Mountain Range soar into the sky while the gently rolling Gravelly Mountains are to the west. Water temperature in the creek on summer days only reaches as high as 65 degrees.
 
Fishing Trips
$
690
/ Angler
Capacity:
2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
2 days
Destination:
Join us for three nights and two days of fishing on the famous Madison River in Ennis, Montana. Fly fish the Madison River for huge browns and rainbows. Spend three nights in a double ... moreroom at the Rainbow Valley Lodge in Ennis, Montana. While there, enjoy a free continental breakfast daily. Meet your guide from Riverborn Outfitters at the O’Dell Creek Fly Shop located in the lodge and then off to the river!

Spend the day fishing for huge rainbows and big browns on the famous Madison River, a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream. With more than 3000 fish per mile, the Madison River offers challenging and fun fishing for novice to seasoned angler.
$
495
/ Angler
Capacity:
2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
1 day
Destination:
Come to the Madison River Valley for some spring fishing on the Madison River before run-off begins mid-May. Fly fishing the warmer days of spring can be very productive on the Madison ... moreRiver in Montana. Fish streamers, nymphs and baetis dries. The fishing pressure is minimal in springtime near Ennis and Cameron, Montana. Spend a day with a fly fishing guide from Riverborn Outfitters and the Rainbow Valley Lodge, and fish for huge rainbows and big brown trout in March and April.

As of 2016, there is no closed season for the Madison River. This is your opportunity to fish for hungry rainbows and browns which are coming off a long winter. And we have special prices! Two Nights Spring Fishing Package is based on Double Occupancy.
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Since Ethan was born, I have been hoping he would find passion in fly-fishing like I do. The idea of traveling the world and finding new fishing adventures together would be a dream ... morecome true. I waited patiently for his coordination, focus, and patience to develop enough to get him out on the water. With Ethan, I knew there would only be one opportunity to introduce him to fly-fishing, and if he was not enthralled, there would not be a second time.
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It has been a long spring of heavy nymphs, strike indicators, and big streamers. For me the real fun begins with dry fly season. On the Madison and Big Hole, dry fly season kicks off ... morewith the Salmonfly hatch, then by mid-July the little bugs start, caddis, yellow sallies, and some mayflies. Along with the little bugs come the seldom seen but often fished Midnight stones.
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Looking for some fly-fishing action off-the-beaten-path? Ennis Montana, is known for some of the best fly-fishing along the legendary Madison River. But where should you go if you’re ... morelooking for more solitude just outside of town?
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Category:
Fly Fishing, Planning, Perfect Fishing Days
Added Date:
Sunday, 15 Nov, 2015
Featured:
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Everyone familiar with the Madison valley knows it is no stranger to gale force winds. At some point it becomes no fun for even the most ardent fly fisher when the line fails to turn ... moreover, line starts pooling, flys come at your face with the speed of a bullet, and your leader resembles a bird’s nest more than something to catch fish with.
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Monday, 16 Nov, 2015
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Perfect
Ed and jeane are very open and nice. This is the perfect lodge for your fishing experience ennis. Ed will organize a guide. I had Braden and he was great. Really knows the Madison and we fought good fish. Both browns an rainbows. Lodge is straight forward, clean and well organized. No better place in ennis I am sure.
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A warm and friendly place
Returned this year to the lodge....once again Ed and Jean make you feel right at home....room was large and very very clean and my view of the mountains was spectacular.....If you fish or you are just passing through...do yourself a favor and stay at the Rainbow Valley Lodge.....sit with the folks around the fire pit and enjoy a nice glass of wine and great conversation.....oh and just in case you ... more are wondering....YES I am going back next year!!!!!!
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Friendly and clean
From TripAdvisor:. We saw on their sign fly fishing so we stopped in for details. They booked a float trip for us and made sure everything went smoothly. We did not stay here but I wanted to mention how nice the owners are We are traveling in a motorhome but if I needed a room in this beautiful area I would definitely...
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Another Great Stay at the Rainbow
This is our second year in a row at this very special place. Rooms are clean, comfortable and very reasonably priced. Besides rooms they have fishing guide service and a fully stocked fly shop on site. Rooms are a reflection of what you would expect and want to stay in when your in Montana. This place and grounds are well maintained and pleasing to the eye. But what makes this place special is the ... more owners they are super people that make you stay special. They are very helpful on recommendations on places to eat and other businesses in Ennis and surrounding area. The owners have created a family environment that starts with them and is supported by the housekeepers, guides and really the people who stay there. This will become an annual stop for us.
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Great Lodge, Staff and Location on the Madsion River in Ennis.”
This was a great little lodge and the owners were super. Ed helped me out finding local places to fish and flies to use. I spent 2 days fishing the nearby O'Dell Creek which was tough but very rewarding and enjoyable fishing. I will be back to stay, fish, do O'Dell and maybe get a guide to do a float boat next time. Ennis was a freindly little town with neat stores and both Virginia City and Nevada ... more City are short drives away. The only down side of my recent 9 days in Montana was the overcast conditions due to all the fires out West.
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Great hotel in beautiful Ennis, MT! Ed and Jeanne are so welcoming and friendly. The rooms are spotless, cozy, and very spacious. Close to the Madison River and Ennis. Highly recommend and hope to stay again when we return to the Madison Valley.
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Like to Fish and Sleep Well
I just returned home from the most rewarding fishing trip of my life...and I have two people to thank for that...Ed and Jeanne Williams. The owners of the hotel who treat you like family. They are always there if you need something....they make sure your needs are met...and they just know howto make your stay memorable. The rooms are clean...comfortable...
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A good location for fishing the Madison
We had a float trip on the Madison and decided to stay in Ennis. Because of a last minute booking, we could not stay in the main lodge. Instead we stayed in one of their two bedroom houses down the street. It was large and well equipped, but for two it was too big. Next time we will request the main lodge and book early enough to get a room. Other wise, our stay was comfortable, and the hosts, Ed ... more and Jeanne, were very nice and accommodating.
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Another great year!
RVL continues to be one of my favorite places to stay in the West. Ed and Jean run a fabulous lodge with spotlessly clean rooms, a great continental-style breakfast in the a.m., and all with a clientele that is friendly and very pro-fishing. Conveniently located on Route 287, about an hour from Yellowstone Park and about an hour from the Bozeman Airport in Belgrade. If you are a flyfisherman and want ... more to be near the Madison River, Rainbow Valley Lodge is the place to stay.
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Knotty Pine Heaven!
Magnificent location and very comfortable. The owners will make you feel at home in this cozy fishing lodge just outside the town if Ennis and close enough to Yellowstone, Virginia City and the Lewis & Clark Caverns to make them day trips. We had a great time!
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