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Fly Fishing Accommodations on the Big Hole River

When fly fishers come to Southwest Montana, they are usually focused on the rivers to fish and the fishing experience. Then finding the right fly fishing guide service and fly shop that offers guided float trips, gear, clothing, flies, etc. By the time you get around to thinking about lodging and meals, your head is spinning.

When you visit a fly shop in such an amazing part of Southwest Montana, it only makes sense to stay for a while. The Sunrise Fly Shop can accommodate all of your lodging needs for your next Montana fly fishing vacation and will help arrange lodgings for you, no matter what you are looking for.

We understand that everyone wants something different when it comes to Big Hole River and Beaverhead River lodging and accommodations. All of the lodges, hotels and cabins that we work with are clean, comfortable and within walking distance of the Big Hole River. The Sunrise Fly Shop’s commitment is to provide uniquely designed fly fishing vacations that fits your schedule, expectations and budget.

A few of the reasons why we are known for offering the best accommodations on the Big Hole River

Below is a few of the lodgings we have available. Call us to discuss lodging options and packages for your next fly fishing vacation in Southwest Montana.


Silver Bow Club

The Silver Bow Club is a family owned, Montana guest ranch boasting 1800 acres and 3 1/2 miles of frontage on the Big Hole River. Choose from cabin accommodations or enjoy the 15,000 square foot Lodge.

Our grand Lodge is the perfect setting for a corporate retreat, a hunting expedition or a Montana wedding. With 8 bedrooms, a private chef, a hot tub under the big sky and great room with a stone fireplace created from ranch boulders, the lodge is a spectacular setting for a fly fishing adventure, gathering or family reunion.

Our two bedroom cabins are perfect for a couple or a small group of friends. Tastefully furnished and equipped for cooking, the cabins are an affordable way to take advantage of the Silver Bow Club’s 1800 acres and 3 1/2 miles of Big Hole River frontage.


Sportsman Motel

Located right next to Sunrise Fly Shop, the Sportsman Motel’s regular rooms are comfortable and roomy, with two double beds, a private bath, dish TV & coffee service.  Kitchenettes have all that, plus a galley kitchen with appliances and all the pots and pans.  Looking for great privacy?  The Sportsman Motel also has two cozy cabins - completely furnished, each with one bedroom, a kitchen-living room and a bath.  One cabin has a double bed, the other has a pair of singles or a king.  Each also has a sleeper sofa.  Cook out on the sheltered grill. They supply the propane - you bring the steak. The motel also has laundry on the grounds.


Great Waters Inn

Located five miles south of Melrose, nestled amongst majestic stands of cottonwoods, you will find one of Montana’s original fly fishing Inns.

Built in the grand tradition of the early hunting and fishing lodges, from local fir trees and river rock, our Lodge exudes a rich ambiance that compliments the area’s outstanding rivers and streams. With capacity for eighteen guests, Great Waters Inn can accommodate corporate gatherings as well as smaller groups of visiting anglers


Shakinah Hideaway

Come stay at our family owned cozy retreat. We have three luxury cabins perfect for a couple’s getaway, a friend retreat, or family fun. Each cabin has two bedrooms, a private bathroom and furnished full kitchen. Bedding arrangements are a queen bed, a king bed that can be converted into two twin xl, and a queen futon. Towels and sheets are complimentary. Rent one cabin or the whole property for your next adventure.

If you have a need for a meeting place we have an event center. Rated for 80 people, it is great for family reunions, weddings, parties, or other special gatherings. The event center has a limited commercial kitchen, laundry room, showers, and a pool table for your convenience. All of our buildings are ground level and very handicap friendly.

If you didn't get enough fishing with the Sunrise crew, we have a ½ mile of the Big Hole, just a short walk from your cabin. Keep your eyes open for all the amazing wildlife on our 70 acres of paradise. We have moose, hawks, eagles, deer and the occasional black bear! We would love to have you share our little piece of heaven for your next escape!

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Big Hole River Cabins

This Fisherman’s paradise is located just down river from the Jerry Creek fishing access.  These cabins are situated in a private setting, right on the bank on the Big Hole River.  These family-owned and operated cabins are completely furnished to make your fly fishing vacation that much easier.  The cabins can comfortably sleep four people with one full size and one twin size bed in the loft, plus a twin size sleeper sofa in the front room.  There is a bathroom with shower.  The kitchen with full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee pot and everything you would need to cook a meal.


Big Hole Canyon Ranch

Imagine yourself transported back in time in a rustic, well appointed and refurbished homestead cabin situated on 77 acres with direct frontage of 1/4 mile on the Big Hole River ! This incredible cabin and ranch is in the breathtaking Maiden Rock Canyon, only 5 miles from Melrose. The cabin has two bedrooms (queen beds) and a pull out sleeper sofa in the living room. Gas fireplace, full bathroom, gallery kitchen with stove, cook top, microwave and all the utensils. Adjacent to the cabin is a stocked trout pond with large deck and outdoor fire pit. Enjoy the hike through the remaining acreage, with flowing Canyon Creek, or hike or drive further into the adjacent Beaverhead County public land. It is truly a gem on the Big Hole !

Click here to learn about our all inclusive fly fishing packages, or contact us to start planning your next fly fishing vacation.