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Orvis Award for Firehole Ranch

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Firehole Ranch is the Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year for 2013.

Source: Abbie Tumbleson / West Yellowstone News


The Firehole Ranch, originally known as the Watkins Creek Ranch, is owned and operated by Lynda ‘Lyndy’ Caine, and offers full service fly-fishing trips, a quiet place to relax in the evenings and fine dining for guests and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The first guests came in 1947 and little about the historic lodge and cabins on the property, along with the quiet surroundings, has changed since then.

The small 10-unit fly-fishing retreat is made up of five cabins and can accommodate up to 20 guests. Each guest is greeted with a bottle of red wine and a welcome book upon arrival. In the mornings, they take a large pontoon boat across Hebgen Lake, meet up with their guides and spend the day fishing the region’s blue ribbon trout streams.

Voted by Forbes as ‘One of the World’s Top Ten Fly Fishing Lodges’ the Firehole Ranch is 640 private acres nestled along Hebgen Lake and surrounded by national forest located outside of West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park. With minimal cell phone service and internet access and no televisions in sight,guests can slow down, relax and get back to nature in Big Sky Country whilst fishing the region’s legendary waters.

The Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters and Guides program for more than 20 years and 2013 is the second time the Firehole Ranch has received the award.


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