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All Inclusive Fly Fishing Experience: Lodging, Meals, and Guide

The Kootenai River: Secluded, Peaceful, Untouched Frontier

The Kootenai River is one of the wildest, untouched rivers in America. A hidden gem of the Pacific Northwest, it flows through the Selkirk and Cabinet ranges, over ancient granite, between jagged rock cliffs, and underneath endless forests, making it an ideal destination to enjoy private, secluded trout fishing. 

Hidden Treasure of the Northwest

Immerse yourself in the final frontier of the Northwest along the Kootenai. Cast your line and find abundant rainbow trout, recording setting bull trout, and even an occasional, rare arctic grayling for the patient angler looking for a challenge. Our guides will share their local expertise and show you the best spots for catching a trophy trout. The trip is all-inclusive and includes gear, boats, guides, a luxurious stay at the Boulder Creek Retreat in the Cedar Chalet, and meals prepared by a private chef.

What's Included In Your Package?

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Lodging

Our fly fishing package includes accommodations just outside of Bonners Ferry at the secluded Cedar Chalet at Boulder Creek Retreat, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing stay after a day on the river. The three bedroom, two bath Cedar Chalet offers a cozy atmosphere that combines a rustic decor with modern amenities for your group. Unwind in the evenings with a soak in the master bedroom tub or gather around the fire pit to swap stories with your fellow anglers.

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Outfitter/Guide

Our guides are experts in the Kootenai River. Your guide will regularly recommend putting in at specific spots in the nine mile stretch surrounding Bonners Ferry to give you the best chance at returning with a trout to enjoy or a story to tell if you're catching and releasing

Dining

Indulge in flavorful cuisine prepared by your chef, who specialize in creating delicious meals using locally sourced ingredients. Start your day with a continental breakfast at the Timberline Lodge before heading out on the river, where you'll enjoy a specially prepared river-side packed lunch. In the evenings, return to the lodge to savor a mouthwatering dinner, with fine wines and craft beers available for purchase. Bring your chef your fresh catch on the first day and they can prepare it for dinner Sunday evening.

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Sealing & Shipping

If you wish to take your prized trout home, we will offer complimentary vacuum sealing and jet-fresh dry ice shipping to anywhere in the continental US. Just drop your fish off with your chef and they will fillet, vacuum seal, and ship it for a delicious meal at home.

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Additional Guests

The Cedar Chalet can sleep up to nine people, giving you the opportunity to enjoy time away with your spouse or friends as fellow anglers or non-fishing guests. With countless activities on the beautiful Boulder Creek Retreat campus and Bonners Ferry only 10 minutes away, there are endless activities to enjoy in the area in addition to fly fishing. From coffee shops and boutiques in town to hiking and swimming on campus, there is never a dull moment when you're at Boulder Creek Retreat. Explore our weekly updated catalog of experiences to do in North Idaho: The Local Scoop

Itinerary 

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Sunday Morning

Arrive at the Boulder Creek Retreat campus and check in to the Cedar Chalet. Enjoy a delicious dinner in the Timberline Lodge from 6pm-7:30pm

Breakfast available from 7am-9am. Your outfitter guide will arrive at 8:15am (unless scheduled later) to take you directly to your boat on the Kootenai with lunch packed to enjoy without having to leave your spot on the river.

Return to the Boulder Creek Retreat campus for dinner available from 6pm-7:30pm. If you caught a trout, present it to your chef and they will fillet and vacuum seal it for shipping or prepare it for Saturday's dinner.

Breakfast available from 7am-9am. Your outfitter guide will arrive at 8:15am to take you directly to your second day on the Kootenai with lunch packed to enjoy while on the river.

Return to the Boulder Creek Retreat campus for your second dinner available from 6pm-7:30pm. If you caught a fish, they will fillet and vacuum seal it for shipping. If your chef received a fish from you the previous day they will serve it for your dinner today.

Breakfast available from 7am-9am. Check-out at 11am. Stop by The Trading Post to pick up any souvenirs or snacks for the trip home.

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What Dates Are Available?

Currently we have four Kootenai trips available in 2024:

  • May 16th-19th

  • June 20th-23rd

  • July 25th-28th

  • August 8th-11th

Reserve a date today to lock in your summer Kootenai getaway.

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Book Your All Inclusive Package

A year flies by quickly, take a moment away and experience the Northwest like you never have before. Our packages are designed for two to nine anglers, so message a friend, or eight, and book your all inclusive fly fishing experience today.

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