|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
The Clark Fork River Lodge is located on the banks of the beautiful Lower Clark Fork River, northeast of St. Regis, Montana. A scenic stone pathway carves out an easy trail to the river, where trout fishermen can match wits with browns, rainbows, and the native cutthroat.
Guests may also simply relax and savor the view from the open deck of the lodge. During your stay, enjoy the hot springs and fine dining a few miles up the road. Complete the day with an evening campfire, and fully take in the starscape of the Big Sky.
Our lodge has a rustic atmosphere, with custom-made log beds and wood floors, yet guests will appreciate the modern conveniences of a full kitchen and three full bathrooms.
The Clark Fork River Lodge is owned and operated by John Perry's Montana Fly Fishing. Custom packages which include lodging, professional fly fishing guide service, and on-site dining, are available.
My name is John Perry and, in addition to owning the Clark Fork River Lodge, I also operate John Perry's Montana Fly Fishing. This business is an outfitting company specializing in fly fishing some of Montana's finest waters such as Clark Fork River, Rock Creek, Bitterroot River, Blackfoot River, and the Missouri River, as well as many of their tributaries.
John Perry purchased this lodge in 2002
I chose this location because of the solitude, beauty, serenity, fly fishing opportunites, wildlife viewing, and proximity to a wide variety of outdoor and recreational activities, such as hiking, skiing, bicycling, etc. The Clark Fork River is one of Montana's best kept secrets for fly fishing.
This timber frame lodge was built with the guest in mind.
The Clark Fork River Lodge is located on the National Wild and Scenic River section of the Clark Fork River. We have a state of the art generator and solar system which allows the guests to enjoy their stay in this pristine environment.
This is a beautiful lodge as well as the location. Our time there was amazing. The views of the river and mountains are spectacular!!! Great area for walks, hikes and fishing and a special place for avid hunters.
excellent experience. rooms are all very comfortable and clean. The overall lodge is very cozy and invites one to relax and enjoy the views. A great bonus is the fishing was excellent right out the door!
I'd been out in the area for business functions a couple of times in recent years, and had used John Perry's fishing guide services and stayed once at the Clark Fork River Lodge. When a couple of friends and family members started talking about putting a fishing trip together, the Lodge was at the top of my list of recommendations. A quick email to John Perry had our arrangements confirmed in a few days. As I expected, all involved came back from our early September excursion in total awe of the area, the fishing, the accommodations and the people--great guides and cooks! When the members of our travel group talk about it today, all agree it was a trip of a lifetime. If you're looking for the Montana mountain wilderness experience, yet you don't want to sacrifice 21st century amenities, the Clark Fork River Lodge offers just the right combination.
I have to begin by saying this was a really fun place for our large family reunion. We rafted and kayaked, watched wildlife from the deck, enjoyed nightly campfires and hiked local trails. We make the most of our reunion location, wherever we go! But, before staying at this house you should know: 1)trains run so close that no one can sleep through their passing (3 times a night or more while construction happens summer 2016) 2) The outdated solar power system means you can't use any heat producing electric items (blow dryers, curling irons, toasters, etc.) It also means that lights in the basement won't stay on at night and people using a CPAP machine were unable to run it through the night. The refrigerators are very small, propane refrigerators. 3) Grills outside did not have enough propane to even be used once without going to town to refill tank. 4) There are NOT 8 bedrooms. There are 5 bedrooms with 3 sleeping areas that people have to walk through. One of the beds was broken which made for a rough night until we rearranged beds. 5)Many windows don't open making it very hot and difficult to cool at night. Some of the windows that did open had ripped out screens. 6) A pile of larvae of some kind was on the floor in the downstairs refrigerator room (after the cleaning person had just left.)
My family and friends and I stayed at the Clark Fork River Lodge for a full week in August, 2014. We had a full house for most of the time and the lodge was large enough to accommodate all of us. It was beautifully situated on the Clark Fork. The walk down to the river needed to be navigated carefully, but nobody fell or injured themselves on it. Once on the river, there was ample space for fishing, floating, or just sitting back and enjoying the scenery. The girls in the group visited the Superior Rodeo on a Friday night and had a blast. The boys rafted down the Flathead and also had a great time. Both were pretty close and did not require too long of a drive. St. Regis is only about 10 minutes away and great for grabbing the essentials. I would absolutely recommend the Clark Fork River Lodge for those trying to getting away from it all who enjoy the outdoors.
Owner is extremely good to work with. This location is set up as an amazing hunting/fishing lodge. At this time would not recommend for families with small children , however owner is working to make improvements so it can be more family friendly. If you are looking to get away and spend quality time with your family this is the place for you. Great access to multiple rivers and Glacier National Park(2 hrs) - Plains was a really nice surprise. Great people, grocery store and church. Stang's in St Regis is a amazing store with the best people who go out of there way to help you enjoy the area. Great fishing and wildlife- caught fish, saw Bald Eagles, Beavers, Elk and deer.
Also found out the Montana Railway is the #1 train watching destination according to a train magazine my step father receives which was very cool as the trains are a short walk from the property and run throughout the area.
Lastly be aware even in middle of June the highs can only reach into the 50's and the lows into the lower 40's/upper 30's . Just make sure you check before you go so you have the correct clothing.
Nationally ranked Hiawatha Bike Trail-30 minutes away. National Bison Range and spectacular Mission Mountain range-35 minutes. Quinn's Hot Springs 15 minutes. St. Regis Montana offers several great antique shops.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
These rates will not be increased for 2014.
Traveler's are expected to pay 50% of the base price when booked. The remaining balance is due at the end of your stay. We prefer checks but accept most credit cards. Mailing address: John Perry/68 Rock Creek Road/Clinton, MT/59825.
Cancellation policy is flexible and based on circumstances. We recommend you contacting us at 406-370-9183 or by e-mail with any questions.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.