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  • Established

    0000
  • Owner

    Nelson Ishiyama
  • Manager

    Amelie Kappes
  • Tel

    +1 208-558-7953
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    $600 - $780
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    $200 - $780
  • Minimum Stay

    3 days
  • Maximum Guests

    28
  • Works with travel agents?

    No
  • Great For

    Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Diverse scenery, Large family reunions, Corporate Retreats
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Escape to Henry’s Fork Lodge, Idaho’s premier fishing lodge, perched above the legendary Henry’s Fork of the Snake River.

Henry's Fork Lodge is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and sits at the heart of America’s most hallowed fly fishing streams.

In addition to the Henry’s Fork, our location also offers easy access to the Madison, Gallatin, Teton, Yellowstone, Firehole and the South Fork of the Snake River, as well as many other stillwaters and smaller streams.

Children at the Lodge

Great for children aged 12 and over

Children welcome

Environmental & Social Practices

Environment

At Henry’s Fork Lodge, the waterways of the Western United States represent the heart of our life’s work and favorite pastime.

We’re passionate about protecting them and have a long history of advocacy and support for organizations dedicated to ensuring their sustained health.

We’ve advocated for constructive solutions to protecting the Island Park region and have organized a coalition of like-minded groups to protect Island Park from unwise or large-scale development.

OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD

As passionate advocates of catch and release for trout (and for protecting all fish species), Henry’s Fork Lodge is committed to serving only sustainable seafood. We adhere to the recommendations of Seafood Watch to do our part to help make the seafood marketplace environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.

Conservation

“Few businesses have done so much to make fishing better on the Henry's Fork and across the West, than Henry's Fork Lodge.

The Lodge has generously housed Trout Unlimited board meetings, staff retreats and other informal gatherings, where big ideas are hatched to improve Idaho’s late season flows, or to recover wild and native trout to other fabled Gem state rivers. Many in the fly fishing business talk about the need to protect healthy rivers and clean water.

The Henrys Fork Lodge bakes conservation into their business model and no other business has done so much for Idaho’s lands and waters as the Henrys Fork Lodge.”

CHRIS WOOD

Trout Unlimited, President & CEO

History

Designed by award-winning architect (and avid fly fisherman) Joseph Esherick, Henry’s Fork Lodge embodies warm, inviting hospitality.

The lodge blends with the beauty of its natural surroundings and feels true to the world-class outdoor adventure experiences that have attracted anglers for decades.

It’s a place where guests are welcomed like family and many return year after year.

Whether it’s reading by the fire, or sharing stories over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the expansive porch with the Tetons in the distance, it’s the perfect place to unwind following the day’s adventures.

Your Manager, Amelie Kappes

Amelie Kappes has been overseeing lodge operations since 2002 and it’s her amazing attention to detail that makes our guests feel so at home.

Amelie met her husband Dan (a former fly fishing guide) at the lodge her first year working here.

They and their two sons, Ben and James, take every opportunity they can to fish the Henry’s Fork and surrounding waters. Amelie’s favorite is Hebgen Lake for its large rainbows and browns, and the famous 'gulpers'.

Your manager

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  • Types of water

    Lakes, Streams, Rivers
  • Rivers you can fish on

    Henry’s Fork, South Fork of the Snake, Madison, Firehole and Gibbon, Teton River, Gallatin, Slough Creek, Lamar, Soda Butte Creek, Yellowstone River.
  • Types of Fish

    Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout.
  • Fishing Experience Level

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Guided Fishing Included in rates

  • Unguided Fishing available

  • Fishing Instruction Included in rates

  • You can borrow

    Rods, Flies, Reels, Boots, Hats, Waders, Fishing Nets, Excellent fly fishing gear in a wide range of prices and styles is available for rent or purchase from many local outfitters.
  • You can buy

    Flies.
  • Bring your own

    Rods, Reels, Boots, Hats, Waders, Fishing Nets, Fishing vest or chest or hip pack; belt for waders; sun protection – including sunscreen and polarized sunglasses; tapered leaders; tippet material; fly floatant.

The Setting

Henry’s Fork Lodge is truly at the epicenter of the world’s most legendary fly fishing rivers.

Set in spectacular forested alpine settings, Henry's Fork Lodge offers anglers of all levels the fishing experience of a lifetime with abundant big brown, cutthroat and rainbow trout.

Below is a short-list of rivers, streams and lakes surrounding the lodge:

Henry’s Fork

South Fork of the Snake

Madison

Firehole and Gibbon

Teton River

Gallatin

Slough Creek, Lamar, Soda Butte Creek

Yellowstone River

Lakes

Sometimes overlooked are nearby lakes that produce both big fish and surprising dry fly fishing. Among the best are:

Nearby Henry’s Lake is Idaho’s most popular fishing lake and produces huge rainbow/cutthroat hybrids and the state record brook trout.

Hebgen Lake is a fantastic dry fly lake with 'gulpers', large rainbows and browns that cruise and gobble prolific mayfly hatches all summer.

Quake Lake is another great dry fly lake with a huge variety of hatches in a magnificent setting.

 


The Fishing

The finest dry fly stream in the world

We built Henry’s Fork Lodge at the heart of America’s premier fly fishing.

Voted #1 out of the top 100 streams in the country by Trout Unlimited, the Henry’s Fork flows right behind the lodge, offering guests epic fishing just steps away.

The most famous stretch of trout fishing water in the world, the Railroad Ranch is just two miles upstream and the renowned Box Canyon stretch is 10 miles away.

We’re serious about fly fishing, so guests will fish only for wild fish (no hatchery stockers), making every outing a genuine fly fishing experience. 

Something for everyone

Every angler dreams of someday fishing the Henry’s Fork, and even the most experienced anglers can be guaranteed a challenge.

But novices will also find miles of the lower Henry’s Fork that offer easy, accessible fishing, especially with the help of a fishing guide. We will help pair you with an expert guide that matches your abilities and fishing preferences.

With four fly shops and dozens of guides to choose from, we can ensure you’re in good hands. Your guide may start out as a teacher and coach, but is likely to be counted as a friend by the end of the day.

Private fishing

Sheridan Ranch has a spring creek and lake, both of which hold abundant big rainbows. Access is by fee and is limited, but can be arranged by the fly shops. Its highly productive fishing has been the highlight of many trips to the lodge.


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  • Enjoy

    Gourmet
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef, ranch-raised pork, ranch-raised chicken, farm fresh eggs, ranch garden, organic produce, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts

Though the epic fly fishing is what draws people to Henry’s Fork, dining at the lodge is an experience unto itself.

Whether you’re an overnight guest or visiting us just for a special meal, you’re guaranteed fresh, seasonal ingredients, many of which we proudly source from farms and ranches surrounding the lodge.

Our dinner menu changes daily, and our team of talented chefs also creates hearty breakfasts and delicious picnic lunches for your day of exploration.

Dinner is timed to 'match the hatch', so you never need to choose between dinner and the evening rise.

It’s a social event where stories from the day’s outdoor adventures are shared, and it’s always preceded by hors d’oeuvres and drinks on the porch.

OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD

As passionate advocates of catch and release for trout (and for protecting all fish species), Henry’s Fork Lodge is committed to serving only sustainable seafood.

We adhere to the recommendations of Seafood Watch to do our part to help make the seafood marketplace environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.

Your Chef, MATTHEW DUSHARME

Matthew’s food philosophy is rooted in farm-to-table and he’s passionate about sourcing fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. 

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Matthew has worked as executive chef at two other luxury guest ranches, as well as two Four Seasons Resorts (including one in Costa Rica).

His greatest cooking challenge to date was sourcing fresh ingredients when he served as head chef at a research station in Antarctica.

Sample Menu

  • Appetizers

  • Roasted butternut squash soup, crème fraiche, spiced pecans
  • Butter lettuce, roasted plums and beets, red and yellow grape tomatoes, spiced nuts, mango vinaigrette
  • Roasted Alaskan Halibut cheek served with a parsnip apple puree, chive oil, and grilled trumpet and beech mushrooms
  • Entrées

  • Pan-seared diver scallops, smoked Yukon potato puree, tomato and olive escabeche, grilled green onions. Suggested wine: Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay
  • Juniper berry rubbed duck breast, saffron risotto, braised cabbage, black fig balsamic reduction. Suggested wine: Elizabeth Spencer Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Oven-roasted New Zealand lamb rack, chickpea, onion and fennel stew, curried yogurt sauce, nectarine mint demi glace, peas, fava beans. Suggested wine: T-Vine Syrah
  • Grilled Wagyu New York strip steak, roasted Brussels sprouts, caramelized onion and chanterelle mushroom and potato confit hash, red wine beef sauce. Suggested wine: Dumol Pinot Noir

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  • Address

    2794 S. Pinehaven Drive
    Island Park
    Idaho
    83429
    USA
  • Remote Location

    No

Nearest Town - Island Park

Island Park is situated 10.8 miles / 15 mins from the Ranch.

Nearest Airports

Idaho Falls Regional Airport, Idaho Falls

Distance

65 miles / 1 hour 15 mins

Airlines

Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Alaska, United Express, American Airlines

Ranch shuttle

yes


West Yellowstone Airport, West Yellowstone

Distance

45 miles / 1 hour

Ranch shuttle

yes


Private Air Travel

Nearest location(s)

Yellowstone Aviation

Travel by

Airplane

Distance

45 miles

Ranch shuttle

yes

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  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    $600 - $780
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    $200 - $780
  • Minimum Stay

    3 days
  • Style of accommodation

    Western rustic chic, Luxury 5-Star
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Henry's Fork Lodge can cater for up to 28 guests. See below for details and indicative rates.

Room | Lodge room

Rates (Per Person)*

$600 - $780
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Rooms

14


Booking Policy

Deposits and Cancellations

To hold space, we must receive a 50% deposit at time of booking

Policy for cancellation or change of all or part of your trip before scheduled arrival:

45 days or more: Receive refund of deposit less $40 8 to 44 days: Forfeit deposit unless you find replacement* 0 to 7 days: You are responsible for full payment*

*Please consider trip cancellation insurance: We can not make refunds for late cancellations due to medical, family or business emergencies or other unexpected events.

**Groups taking 4 rooms or more will have deposit refunded until 180 days prior to arrival and are responsible for full payment 120 days prior to arrival.

Reservations

To contact us with a reservation inquiry prior to May 15:

Phone: (415) 434-1657 Fax: (415) 392-1268 Email: info@henrysforklodge.com

If it’s after May 15, we’ll be at the lodge for the season and can be reached at:

Phone: (208) 558-7953 Fax: (208) 558-7956 Email: info@henrysforklodge.com

Included in your stay

meals, ranch shuttle, lodging

Extras

Tax

Lodge rates do not include 8% tax

Gratuity

We're often asked about the custom and practice for staff tips. The staff shares in a tip pool that reflects that your satisfaction with your stay depends on the collective efforts of all of the staff. You may simply leave a tip for the staff at the end of your stay that will be added to the balance of your Lodge bill and distributed to the staff. Customarily it's a percentage of your underlying bill in the range of 15-20%.

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  • Business Services

    Executive business center , Conference center.

Additional Services

Corporate Retreats

For groups of 40-50.

Henry’s Fork Lodge was designed with groups in mind, so it’s ideally structured for meetings, classes or social events for small or medium-sized groups.

The lodge can accommodation and features private event space. Our River Room can accommodate 45 guests in a classroom configuration.

Our staff has earned their reputation for unparalleled hospitality and is ready to make whatever arrangements are needed to tailor the trip to your group’s particular needs.

We’ll ensure no detail is overlooked in the planning and once they’re on-site, your guests and participants will be guaranteed an unforgettable time.


Local Attractions

Yellowstone National Park

Visiting Yellowstone National Park is often a highlight of our guests’ stays.

Whether you want to see Old Faithful for the first time, take in the spectacular scenery and wildlife (including bison, wolves and elk), do some world-class fishing or hiking, or just take it all in from the comfort of a guided car tour, the opportunities for amazing adventures are endless.

We’re available to offer suggestions and to help plan your visit to the park.

Distance

40 miles / 45 mins


Horseback Riding Through Harriman State Park

Explore the region by horseback with a trail ride through Harriman State Park.

Enjoy amazing vistas of the Teton Mountain Range, ride through beautiful wildflower meadows and listen for the elk bugling.

Dry Ridge Outfitters, the only licensed Outfitter in the park, is five minutes away and offers custom trail rides of every level, knowledgeable guides and experienced horses.

Distance

2.9 miles


Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Hole is home to a variety of art galleries, shops and boutiques, and nationally-acclaimed restaurants.

Grand Teton National Park is less than 5 miles from Jackson Hole, and offers spectacular scenery and recreational activities.

Distance

90 miles / 1 hour 30 mins

Highs

  • Henry's Fork Lodge is located in the epicentre of some of the most premier fly fishing country in the U.S. and fishing the Henry's Fork is every angler's dream.
  • There is fishing for all at Henry's Fork Lodge, novices can learn from expert guides and start out on easy, accessible parts of the river
  • The Lodge is surrounded by rivers, streams, lakes and spectacular Alpine forestry, and is only seven miles from the famed Harriman State Park section, known worldwide as 'The Railroad Ranch', one of the icons of fly fishing.
  • There's so much else to do as well as fishing, as the lodge is not far from Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole and the amazing Tetons. Hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, mountain biking and wildlife watching are available if you want a day away from the river.

Lows

  • You need to bring all your gear as you can't borrow equipment directly from the lodge. However, a wide range of fly fishing gear in varying prices and styles is available for rent or purchase from many local outfitters.