Healing Waters Lodge has been around since 1997 when Greg and Janet Lilly first opened the doors and immediately began to build a reputation for excellence in lodging and guide services. The Lilly’s retired from the business in 2013, and we (Mike and Laura Geary) bought the lodge. Mike owns Lewis & Clark Expeditions and was based in Helena for over 30 years. Lewis & Clark Expeditions is the largest outfitter permitted on the coveted Smith River, we offer 5 day/4 night float trips down 59 river miles.
We are so thankful to Janet Lilly who showed us the ropes throughout our first Healing Waters Lodge season in 2014. Many guests who have been coming to the lodge or fishing with Greg Lilly for 19+ years have told us that the transition from the Lilly’s care of the lodge to our care was seamless. Last year Mike bought the guide service from Bill Kemph. Check out the Fly Fishing Guides section of our website.