My boyfriend had been telling me about this lodge for many years. He has been wanting to go specifically to this lodge since he was early in his early 20's. Him and his friends heard through some other men they fish with that it is one of the best places to visit for an amazing fly fishing experience. I was not sure what to expect but I can tell you I knew it would be amazing by the pictures I saw on-line. The house and location of the lodge is far more beautiful in person-the pictures on-line do not provide the amazement I felt just pulling into the drive way-or sitting and relaxing on the balcony looking at the river. It was just so breathtaking. I just started fly fishing only 3 years ago-my boyfriend taught me and I still have so much more to learn. Which brings me to the guides-they were very patient and not intimidating. Patrice was our guide for 2 days-and he really taught me so much as well as made our time on the river even more enjoyable with his knowledge and especially personality. I felt like we knew him for years. Yvan-the guide we had the last day was also incredibly knowledgeable and really took his time making sure I understood what he was trying to show me-to improve technique (which I needed a lot of help). I came out of this experience learning so much from them both. They really added to the tone of the Lodge which was very genuine. I remember reading their mission statement and it said something along the lines of making their guest feel welcome like family / building relationships-they certainly accomplished that vibe. Everyone from the cooks (Marie Claire and Shauna), to servers, (Julie and Sheila), to the lodge staff who helped us book our trip (Hank and Junior) and even the woman they had pick us up was just so much fun (Terri). They were just so sweet and very set on making sure everything was taken care of for us. I highly recommend anyone who loves the outdoors to stay here. Even if you are a first time Fly fisher-they will make learning very enjoyable. We already booked rooms for next August and are already counting the days to go back! It would be very hard to find another lodge to top this one.
By: KellyWilliams from New York, NY, USA