Freelance Content Creator and Photographer What Stirs Your Soul recently visited Sportsman’s Lodge Restaurant & Casino. Read her blog post below, and visit https://whatstirsyoursoul.com/2021/07/11/sportsmans-lodge-yellowstone-country/ for more life and travel inspiration.
The historic Sportsman’s Lodge, built-in 1945, is surrounded by 18 rustic log cabins and 11 mountain view rooms. This one-stop destination offers everything you need after a long day on the road or while exploring Yellowstone Country; not only the cozy rustic log cabins but also a family-friendly restaurant, sports bar, and a casino. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, a place where everyone shares their fishing and adventure stories.
The lodge is located 0.8 miles from Ennis State Park/Fishing Access Area, 1.5 miles from Madison Meadows Golf Course, 17 miles from Montana’s living ghost town, Virginia City, and 72 miles from Yellowstone National Park.
The history from Sportsman’s Lodge website:
The town of Ennis is full of rich history, dating back to 1805 when Lewis and Clark entered the Madison Valley. The Madison County was later settled in 1863, following the discovery of gold in Alder Gulch. William Ennis, whom the town is named after, is credited with homesteading the area. Originally the town was a draw for its water access, farming potential, and wild game. As a result, the settlement continued to spread and provided a draw for ranching, which is still predominant in the area today. The town of Ennis today is just as majestic and beautiful as when it was discovered all those years ago. Visit www.sportsmanslodgemt.com to read more.
Sportsman’s Lodge Cabins
The charming cabins have western decor and are no-fuss, simple, and clean; perfect for a good night’s rest after a big day of fishing or exploring. Each cabin has a little deck area with seating to enjoy the fresh mountain air and big sky views.
The restaurant is open 6 days a week and the sports bar is open 7 days a week. See hours here https://www.sportsmanslodgemt.com/.