Madison Valley Ranch

the greatest trout river in the world

The Madison River is often considered the greatest trout river in the world and there are over 140 miles of densely populated waters at your fingertips. If that wasn’t enough, a short drive and you can be fishing on the Yellowstone, Big Hole, Beaverhead, Ruby or Gallatin Rivers.


Fishing for wild brown trout on the incomparible Madison River

Daily float or wade trips with experienced, professional guides keep experts challenged, while providing guidance, enthusiasm and patience to novices – getting them “hooked!”

With their backgrounds in teaching, instruction and wildlife biology, you’ll enjoy enriching days fishing for wild trout or just talking with your new best friend guide. And, don’t be surprised to find yourself reluctantly putting your rod down to take in all there is to see on the rivers: snow peaked mountains, ever changing flow of the river, and the abundant wild life.

After dinner hit the hatch on Jack Creek, and even sneak down the path for more wild trout on the Channels of the Madison River.

Spectacular views from your porch

Enjoy evenings at the ranch where trout tales and camaraderie abound – not to mention great food. A gourmet four course dinner with appetizers and drinks may tempt you away from your own relaxing but spectacular porch views.

All rooms have their own outside entrance, covered front porch, private bath and very comfortable double and queen size beds.

Various gathering areas, from Great Room to game rooms to broad porches, provide a relaxing environment to catch up with friends, check emails using Wi-Fi or the house computer or watch HD satellite TV. If you are looking for the ideal location for a serious trout fishing trip or a family trip then Madison Valley Ranch is perfect.

Thank you for giving me and my son-in-laws such a memorable and wonderful experience at the Ranch. Our stay was flawless, you have thought of everything. As for the fishing, it couldn’t have been any better as our numerous pictures prove it. One major highlight was Montana itself and the awesome scenery we were exposed to on the Madison and Yellowstone Rivers. – L.W. US

Speaking as a “non-fisher women” married to an “obsessed Fisherman”, the Madison Valley Ranch is the place to go to satisfy both our needs. He truly had an extraordinary fishing experience. I was more than pleasantly surprised at how beautiful and inviting the accommodations were. On top of that, I actually felt “pampered” by your hospitality and desire to please our every whim, not to mention Scott’s exquisite culinary delights. I really enjoyed our float trips down the Madison; my husband has the MVR to thank for making me an official convert! – K.D. US

On the banks of the Madison River

The Madison Valley Ranch is located on the banks of the “Channels” section of the world famous Madison River, 3 miles out side the quintessential fly fishing town of Ennis. Centrally located in the heart of Southwestern Montana provides excellent access to a variety of blue ribbon wild trout fisheries.