Southwestern Montana

SHIELDS RIVER LODGE

The Shields River Lodge is set on 283-acres of pristine Southwestern Montana land and on one mile of one of the best kept secrets in Montana fly fishing, the Shields River, a guide favorite. You will be treated to gourmet meals prepared by our Executive Chef, professionally guided fly fishing on legendary blue ribbon trout rivers and streams, and luxury accommodations.

Southwestern Montana

SHIELDS RIVER LODGE

The Shields River Lodge is set on 283-acres of pristine Southwestern Montana land and on one mile of one of the best kept secrets in Montana fly fishing, the Shields River, a guide favorite. You will be treated to gourmet meals prepared by our Executive Chef, professionally guided fly fishing on legendary blue ribbon trout rivers and streams, and luxury accommodations.

The wellbeing and health of our guests and staff is of paramount importance to us. Our sanitation practices are in accordance with the State of Montana and CDC guidelines.

Are you ready for a change in scenery?

The Legendary Rivers We Fish

The Yellowstone, The Madison, The Boulder, area spring creeks including DePuy’s, Armstrong and Nelson…and many other hidden gems in Southwestern Montana.

The Shields River Lodge

The Shields River Lodge offers you a true Montana fly fishing experience. Breathtaking does not even begin to describe the dramatic views of the Absaroka, Bridger and Crazy Mountain ranges that surround us. The Shields River Lodge has 9 luxurious rooms with ensuite baths. Located within the Shields Valley in southwestern Montana, the lodge is set on 283-acres and features one mile of blue ribbon trout water.

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All-Inclusive Rustic Luxury

One Mile of Blue Ribbon Fishing River on Property

20 Seat Private Dining Room

Professional Yoga and Massage Available Onsite

Well Equipped Gym

Private Gated Entrance

Great Room with 30′ Ceilings and Exposed Montana Logs

Expansive Porches

Miles of Marked Hiking Trails Throughout our Property

Commanding 360° Views of 3 Majestic Mountain Ranges

Enjoy Awe Inspiring Montana Starlit Nights Around our Inviting Fire Pit 

Our Professional

Fly Fishing Guides

18 Years Experience Guiding Throughout Southwestern Montana

Fully Equipped for Floating and Wading

Masterclass Guides for Beginner to Expert Anglers

Greg Bricker is our licensed fly fishing outfitter. His team of professional guides are knowledgeable, experienced, friendly, hard working and passionate about what they do.  

Greg has been featured in the Waypoint Film Festival, the latest film from Confluence Productions, and The New York Times. He has also appeared in numerous well known outdoor publications such as: American Angler, Field and Stream, Fly Fusion, Outside’s GO, Grey’s Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman, and Outside Bozeman

In addition to guiding the rivers of SW Montana, Greg also works as a Guide Ambassador for SIMMS Fishing. He is on Pro Staff for each of the following companies:

  • St. Croix Rods
  • Scientific Anglers
  • RO Driftboats 

Freestone Fly Fishing Outfitters, Owned and Operated by Greg Bricker, Montana Outfitter #9540

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Montana Cuisine – Fresh Ingredients – Locally Sourced

Executive Chef Donald MacArthur

Executive Chef Donald MacArthur

Executive Chef Donald MacArthur’s love of food began early while growing up on an organic farm in Pennsylvania where he learned that quality ingredients are the key to any meal that is meant to be truly remarkable. Working behind the fish counter at famed purveyor Dean and DeLuca led to a passion for cooking anything from the sea. Chef Donald then attended New York’s acclaimed French Culinary Institute before honing his craft at Esca, New York’s venerable Italian seafood restaurant.

The call of the west proved too much to resist and Chef Donald found himself sourcing not only the world’s best seafood but also meat and game as the Executive Chef at award winning restaurants in Montana and Colorado. At the Shields River Lodge, Chef Don leads and an extraordinary team that continues to source the finest ingredients and prepares them with subtle nuance and expert technique.

 

SOUTHWESTERN MONTANA

The Shields River and Valley

The Shields River flows over 65 miles and is a tributary of the Yellowstone River. The headwaters of the Shields River originates in the Crazy Mountains within the Gallatin National Forest in northern Park County, Montana. It flows west, then south between the Bridger Mountain Range to the west and the Crazy Mountains to the east, past the towns of Wilsall and Clyde Park. It joins the Yellowstone River approximately 13 miles from the Shields River Lodge and 7 miles northeast of Livingston. The Shields River was named for John Shields, an early explorer and a member of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Whitley Development Group

Shields River Lodge, a Montana Fly Fishing Experience, is brought to you by the Whitley Development Group, developers of marquis projects such as The Bear’s Club, Medalist Golf Club, Old Marsh Club, Colleton River Plantation, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and Spa, Jupiter, The Piedmont Driving Club Golf Club, Hobe Sound Polo Club, Laurel Springs, The Bear Trace, The River Golf Club, River Run Farm as well as over 600 luxury oceanfront condominiums and over one-half million S.F. of premier office space.

We are proud to welcome you to the Shields River Lodge, the ultimate Montana fly fishing experience. You will enjoy great fly fishing, gourmet cuisine, superb service and gracious accommodations. We look forward to your visit.

Chris Whitley, Founder

What Our Guests Are Saying…

This is the place to be. Experience Montana fly fishing the right and luxurious way. The staff is accommodating, very friendly and helpful. Shields River Lodge is 5-star all the way and worth every pennyRead More…

John and Alma Wimsatt

Thank you for taking such good care of us at our recent stay at your lodge. We were very impressed with your entire operation. I have fished all over the world and have never stayed in a Lodge as nice as yours. The physical plant was outstanding, as was the service from your staff. Fishing the Yellowstone is always a wonderful experience, which on this trip, was greatly enhanced by the caliber of the guides you provided. The food was excellent. Next time, I will enjoy the workout room and hiking trails. We look forward to an annual visit. Thanks!

Troy and Kate Phillips 

 

Shields River Lodge is open year round for individual room and group bookings. Our fly fishing season is April through October.

3 Night Minimum

Drop Us a Line

 

Shields River Lodge

830 Castle Mountain Road

Clyde Park, Montana 59018

(406) 219-0650

hello@ShieldsRiverLodge.com

 

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