With over 50 years of experience, Montana Wilderness Lodge & Outfitting is known for providing guests with exceptional wilderness adventure throughout one of the world’s most well-preserved ecosystems, Montana’s famed Bob Marshall Wilderness. This is a unique opportunity to acquire an established business with highly coveted and exclusive commercial use permits allowing hunting, fishing, and packing in some of the wildest and most beautiful wilderness in the lower 48.

The operation is based out of Spotted Bear, Montana, and includes the Montana Wilderness Lodge, guest cabins, and various outbuildings, all located on National Forest Land along the South Fork of the Flathead River. Built in 1950 and renovated in 2017, the lodge features old-Montana rustic charm and provides a launching point for wilderness adventure and a comfortable stay for guests miles away from civilization.

The business is one of only three permitted to guide wilderness float fishing trips on the South Fork of the Flathead River. Their elk hunts are highly sought after and based out of a prime backcountry elk camp adjacent to the Sun River Game Range, where guests enjoy the rare opportunity of hunting bugling bulls with a rifle during the peak of the rut. Winter lion and spring bear hunts ensure business operations during all four seasons. Additional revenues are generated by offering packing services to do-it-yourselfers. Broad and extensive permitting allows for growth and opportunity for expansion.

Montana Wilderness Lodge & Outfitting has an outstanding reputation for its expertise in providing unmatched wilderness experiences. The sale includes the lodge and guest cabins, all necessary equipment, vehicles and trailers, mules & horses, special use permits, branding, website, and client list.

Seldom do we see opportunities like this come available on the open market. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast looking to make the jump into the outfitting world, or an established outfitter looking to diversify and expand operations, Montana Wilderness Lodge & Outfitting is a rare opportunity to purchase an established business operating under highly coveted permits in one of the last best wild places on earth.


  • Established business with over 50 years of successful operation
  • Coveted special use permits allow inclusive operations throughout Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness Area and the Spotted Bear District of the National Forest
  • Turnkey guest lodge with 6 guest cabins, outbuildings, and corrals, located on Forest Service land, and only a few steps from the South Fork of the Flathead River
  • Lodge features old-Montana rustic charm and provides a launching point for wilderness adventure and a comfortable stay for guests miles away from civilization
  • Operations through all four seasons - Spring bear hunts, summer fishing, fall and winter hunting
  • One of only three outfitters permitted to float, fish, and camp on the South Fork of the Flathead River
  • Prime elk camp location for early season rifle elk hunts
  • Extensive commercial use permits allow a broad spectrum of wilderness operations and room for expansion
  • All equipment, stock, trucks, stock trailers, branding, and established client base included
  • Strong and reputable business known for providing the highest quality wilderness experiences
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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