Rainbow Valley Lodge
Rainbow Valley Lodge – On the edge of the Town of Ennis, where the sweeping Madison River Valley opens wide, you’ll find the Rainbow Valley Lodge. Warm, welcoming hosts, Ed and Jeanne Williams, will make your visit to the Old West Town of Ennis, Montana a special one. Whether your travels bring you to the ranching town of Ennis for fishing, adventure seeking, visiting the nearby Virginia City, or just meandering the back road to Yellowstone, Rainbow Valley Lodge provides welcoming accommodations with an affordable price.
The comfortable accommodations at Rainbow Valley Lodge range from single rooms, to two bedroom fully equipped kitchenettes to deluxe, off-property cabins. Choose from a variety of log cabin-styled rooms with tastefully landscaped grounds. Stay in touch with free, wireless internet. The heated pool is a welcomed treat for families late May through early September. Views of the Madison and Gravelly Mountain Ranges surround the Lodge. Sit on the patio and take in views of Fan Mountain towering more than 11,000’ above sea level. Continental breakfast is served daily with a smile from your gracious hosts.
Rainbow Valley Lodge is your home base for Montana adventures. Fly fish for huge rainbows, big browns and wild cutthroat trout on the Madison River or Odell Spring Creek. Whitewater raft through the Bear Trap Canyon of the Madison River. Or visit Lewis and Clark Caverns, mountainside caves that are lined with vibrant stalactites, stalagmites, columns and helicites, high above the Jefferson River. Take in a show at the Gilbert Brewery, a risque contemporary American-burlesque-cabaret musical and skit show in Virginia City. Learn what is was like to be a gold miner in nearby Nevada City. Or visit our nation’s greatest treasure, Yellowstone National Park. Every adventure is an easy drive.
The Madison River is world renowned for trout fishing and is known as the “50 Mile Riffle”. At the Rainbow Valley Lodge, get the latest fishing report at the Odell Creek Fly Shop, located within the office. The Odell Creek Fly Shop offers a wide selection of flies, terminal tackle and clothing. Hire a fishing guide for your day on the river at the shop! Odell Creek Fly Shop works with the area’s finest fishing outfitters who can instruct and bring you to the best fishing spots. For a special day on the water, reserve a day on the private, Odell Spring Creek. Rods are limited on Odell Spring Creek, reserve your day on the Creek through Odell Creek Fly Shop. Test your skills and fish for large trout in the small spring creek.
As the days shorten and the Aspens turn to gold, hunters return to hunt the high mountains and valley for elk, mule deer, and whitetail deer. Bring your horses, we offer corral space for pack animals at minimal charge. Rainbow Valley Lodge accommodates hunters and their horses.
The Town of Ennis offers numerous restaurants, a classic Old West Main Street with shops and numerous festivals, rendez-vous and cook-offs in summer and fall months. The Rainbow Valley Lodge is located just one mile from downtown. Walk to town or drive into town for fun, shopping or dining and return to the comforts of your out-of-town room. Amenities include and onsite, coin operated laundry, barbeque area, wireless internet, continental breakfast, satellite television with movies, handicap accessible, horse corrals, and winter plug-ins. Hire a guide at the Odell Creek Fly Shop on site where you can buy flies and supplies.
Spend a weekend or a week with us at the Rainbow Valley Lodge and explore the Madison Valley and the Backroad to Yellowstone!