The best recommendations come from experience. See what our past and current guests have said about their visit with us.

 

Scott Snedden
Scott Snedden
2024-06-29
We did the Healing Waters Lodge’s five day float trip on the Smith River during June 17-21 and I can’t say enough good things about the whole experience as well as the particulars of the services provided by HWL. Every aspect of their service was excellent. We switched guides each day and they all were outstanding! It was a pleasure and a privilege to spend the day fishing with each of those kindly experts!
Bryan Shaw
Bryan Shaw
2023-10-08
I have stayed at more than a few fishing lodges and this was my favorite. The number of fishable areas near bye allow you to fish a lot of different types of fishing. I would highly recommend fishing the private waters on Ruby and Mill Creek if you are an experienced fly fisher. Don't let the small waters fool you, there are large brown trout in these waters. If you fish these creeks, I recommend TJ for your guide. He was outstanding.
Wayne Jelinek
Wayne Jelinek
2023-08-20
Mike and Laura own and operate the best fly fishing lodge in the country, full stop! Awesome guides, great river and lake access, professional grade gear, top shelf meals, friendly and knowlegble staff, peaceful setting all surrounded by the most beautiful mountains in Montana. Don't settle for any less than Healing Waters Lodge!
Chad Nolan
Chad Nolan
2023-08-03
My wife and I spent 4 nights/ 3 days with Mike and Laura at the Healing Waters Lodge. The hospitality, lodge and food were all top notch. We were able to fish some private water which made for an incredible few days of fishing. We highly recommend HWL and will absolutely be back in the future.
Bill Shelton
Bill Shelton
2023-07-20
Great location, great food, great fishing
D. Leu
D. Leu
2022-10-21
This is simply the finest fly fishing lodge that my wife (a non-fisher) and I have stayed at. Mike and Laura, and the entire team, make you feel like a treasured part of the family. The food is exceptional and you meet so many thoughtful and interesting people during your stay. The guides are the best I have seen. We are going back next year.
Kit Boyd
Kit Boyd
2022-10-17
First and foremost, Mike and Laura are two of the most gracious hosts you could ask for. Laura is there every morning with coffee and a smile to greet you as you roll in for breakfast. Mike is very well read and is a great conversionalist on just about any subject, with entertaining anecdotes and stories on the local area and rivers. The food was fabulous, with gourmet lunches and terrific dinners. Everything was well coordinated and went without a hitch. And of course there is the fishing. With numerous rivers to choose from in the surrounding vicinity. and a knowledgeable team of guides, you are just about guaranteed to catch some beautiful fish!
Newton Trip Duncan
Newton Trip Duncan
2022-10-16
Another outstanding visit to Healing Waters and Western Montana. Laura and Mike are wonderful hosts, the lodge and location are beautiful, the cuisine is exceptional, and the fishing and guides are most enjoyable. I look forward to returning.
Jeana Monroe
Jeana Monroe
2022-07-23
What an experience! TJ and Tristan were great guides. I caught a 23in rainbow. Thanks to both for being patient, ensuring we had a great experience and improving my fishing technique. Mike and Laura were wonderful hosts and their staff were welcoming, engaging and always made sure we had anything needed. Rooms were cute and well taken care of. Mike, Laura, Sarah, Jena, Amber, Abbey, Jake ... thank you!
Amir Saffarian
Amir Saffarian
2022-07-11
I had an incredible experience at the Healing Waters Lodge. Mike and Laura are just so nice and really worked hard to make the experience memorable. There lodge is great. Rooms were well acquainted. I really liked the fluffy towels. They fitted me with all the fly fishing gear and my guide, Butch, was great. Caught rainbow and brook trout. Went down the Big Hole River and saw eagles and we floated down the river fishing for hours. Just a trip down the river without fishing is an experience. It's so beautiful there. At the lodge, they served breakfast and dinner with happy hour wine or beer. Box lunch was provided on the boat. Food was excellent and the conversation with all the other guests made the whole experience that much more enjoyable. One group had been coming to the Healing Waters for close to 30 years. I can see why. And the staff were incredible and so hospitable. Geary, Dan, Cal and several others, I wish I wrote down all their names to say thank you for an incredible time! I forgot my sunglasses on the second day of fishing and Geary let me borrow his other pair. Thank you Geary! After dinner, I really enjoyed taking quiet walks down the road from the lodge. The sunset is spectacular. It's a great place to feel close to nature. The evenings are so quiet. So few cars. I forgot what it's like to be outside and just hear nature. I can't wait to come back and now I want to buy 20 acres in Montana and retire there!

 

normvinn
normvinn
26. October, 2023
Verified
A fishing paradise This was our third trip to the lodge. Beautiful setting next a small lake. Individual cabins and rooms, very well furnished and very comfortable.. Communal dining in a large dining lodge. Outstanding cuisine. Knowledgeable guides, available to take guests to 5+ world-class rivers in the area. We have brought three different groups of friends there. We will be back again.
Steve D
Steve D
23. October, 2023
Verified
World Class Fly Fishing Lodge in Montana Healing Waters is a great fly fishing lodge located near blue ribbon trout streams in Montana, with comfortable accommodations and great food. Their guides are very knowledgeable and friendly, and put me on some big trout! Highly recommend Healing Waters for any trout fly fishing trip to Montana.
Trey L
Trey L
20. October, 2023
Verified
A Great Fishing Experience Mike and Laura run a great operation at HWL. The hospitality was wonderful and the ambiance at the lodge exceeded expectations. I found the guides to be very knowledgeable on the rivers we fished.
mark g
mark g
14. October, 2023
Verified
Amazing We had an amazing time at Healing Waters Lodge in August 2023. Had a crew of 11 including my 95-year old Dad, who had a great experience. Thanks to all the staff and guides for making his birthday the most memorable ever!
Steve L
Steve L
13. October, 2023
Verified
Great Lodge with even better Fishing!! The centrally located lodge is excellent for fishing a variety of streams and lakes...from the Big Blue ribbons, to quieter, private walking or small rafting streams. Whatever type of fishing you want, the terrific guides will provide it. The commendations are very nice and most are recently upgraded with terrific views over the Ruby River valley. Best of all, the owners, Laura and Mike Geary are experienced long time Montanans, and they create a nice balance between personal service and privacy. Cuisine is
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NorthStar21167265620
13. October, 2023
Verified
truly healing Arriving at Healing waters is an insight into what to expect, after driving through open bit arid farmland you enter an oasis of green and water. You are immediately welcomed, and I do mean welcomed by either the staff or Mike Geary the Owner and shown around the property. Appetizers, cocktails, food all fresh and well prepared, fishing guides were wonderful - a great getaway.
Steven B
Steven B
11. October, 2023
Verified
All around superb fly fishing trip I have gone to Healing Waters with my fishing friends for the last 5 years. It is truly and always a splendid experience. The guides are very experienced and accommodating. The variety of rivers, conditions and fish make their location spectacular. As to the hospitality of Healing Waters, the rooms are comfortable, clean and stocked for a wonderful stay. The friendliness and accommodating nature of the staff to serve is very much appreciated. Finally, the food from cocktail time through dinner is notably of high quality and variety.
Jim C
Jim C
11. October, 2023
Verified
Healing Waters Lodge is outstanding Healing Waters is an outstanding Lodge. Mike and Laura provide unmatched hospitality, special orders welcome within reason. Great accommodations, clean, modern comfortable. Food is excellent. Rivers and guides are among the very best I have experienced anywhere.
Chris L
Chris L
2. October, 2023
Verified
Comfort and Fun! If you want to visit the sights and/or fish this area there is only one place to stay and that is Healing Waters Lodge. I have been coming to this area since I was a small child....which is a long time - just so you know, and I can tell you without equivocation that Healing Waters is the place to be. They have a wonderful facility, welcoming and friendly ownership and staff and supply everything you will need for a first class experience.
Lew P
Lew P
9. September, 2023
Verified
Fly Fishing School - Outstanding Experience I attended Healing Waters Lodge for the Fly Fishing School. The Healing Waters Lodge Experience is amazing. From the time I arrived until I departed, I was treated like royalty. Upon arrival, I was escorted to my beautiful room. The bedding, linens and amenities in the bedroom gave me the experience of a 5 star resort. I then walked to the main lodge and found it stocked with nice appetizers and a variety of beverages. I met my fishing peers before dinner over drinks. Then one of the fishing guides presented an overview of our week to come. Next it was time for a delicious dinner (including appetizer, main course and incredible dessert). The dining room is amazing! The amazing dinners, breakfasts and gourmet packed lunches on the river continued for the week. I could justify spending a week at the lodge just for the beautiful amenities, solitude, food, and fascinating conversations with fellow fishermen. Oh, and did I mention the attentive employees who called me by my first name and handled any questions or requests? The fishing guides were tremendous. We started every day with a fishing presentation geared to building our fly fishing knowledge. As a guest, we had input into what type of fishing we wanted for the day (spring creeks, floats or wade fishing) Of course the guides had all the local knowledge to guide us to an area with the most fish activity. Depending on fishing conditions, we were back at the lodge with ample to relax and socialize before dinner. I loved the opportunity to Fish, Learn, Relax, and Socialize at this amazing. The variety and amount of water that can be accessed from Healing Waters is second to none. Visit sooner than later as you will want to share this experience with your fishing friends.