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South Holston River Lodge - Tennessee
2019 Rates - 5 Spots Left
3 Nights / 2 Days Guided Fishing
Best Trout Fishing In The East
With 7,000-10,000 fish per mile we host some of the best naturally reproducing brown trout fly fishing east of the Smoky Mountains. Keep an eye out for our South Holston Fishing report updated daily on the left. This fishing report also includes updates on other fisheries in the area including the Watauga river. Our four stand-alone cabins on the property are by no means "ruffing-it". All of our cabins feature full kitchens with everything you would have in your own home. Propane grills are also available for outdoor cooking. The cabins are also equipped with a refrigerator and freezer for your groceries. We do ask that when you check out of your cabin you take any unused food or beverages with you. At South Holston River Lodge we take our food just as seriously as we take our fishing. We may not always have control over the weather conditions and fishing, but your meals and accommodations we do our best to make it perfect every time. We have a full time executive chef and breakfast cook on staff 8 months a year, March-October along with 6 other hospitality employees to make sure you are always getting the best customer service we can provide. South Holston River Lodge was founded in 2007 when Attorney Will Andersen purchased the 2 acre property along with his father Bill. They both realized immediately that this was a natural resource that everyone should enjoy and began taking steps to insure that this was possible. That first step was bringing in part owners and operators Jon Hooper and Tony Marcucci. It now ranks among the best fly-fishing destinations in the country. South Holston River Lodge is a year round fly fishing lodge located on the seventh mile of the South Holston, a 14.6 mile tailwater. The river hosts 7,000 to 10,000 trout per mile and is best known for year round dry fly-fishing opportunities and our spectacular summer Sulphur and winter Blue Wing Olive hatch. South Holston River Lodge specializes in all inclusive fly-fishing packages, giving you the best experience possible for your next fly-fishing vacation.
South Holston River Lodge
Our four stand-alone cabins on the property are by no means "ruffing-it". They offer the best the South Holston has for nightly cabin rentals. You can individually view our cabins with the cabin links located below. What separates our cabin rentals from our other services is that you are entirely on your own. If you feel confident in your fishing and do not mind preparing your own meals this is the service for you.
There will be a staff member onsite to check you in to your cabin and give you contact information in case of an emergency. All of our cabins feature full kitchens with everything you would have in your own home. Propane grills are also available for outdoor cooking. The cabins are also equipped with a refrigerator and freezer for your groceries. We do ask that when you check out of your cabin you take any unused food or beverages with you.
Our All-Inclusive fly fishing packages offer the best in riverside accommodations and hospitality. Here at South Holston River Lodge we take your free time very seriously and do everything we can to make sure you have the most enjoyable experience possible on your vacation East of the Smoky Mountains. You are guaranteed to have the best fishing guide available in our area and will always have a staff member on-site to help you with whatever you need.
Bristol is not known for its culinary excellence so we have brought in our own Executive Chef to prepare the best meals available in town. Although we recommend bringing your own fishing gear, you can choose to come with the appropriate clothing for the condtions and we will take care of the rest. We offer everything you need for your fishing days so you do not have to worry about forgetting anything. If you choose to fly into Tri-Cities Airport for an All-Inclusive package we offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport by one of our managers. We assign cabins on a first come, first serve basis and will put you in the best cabin available for your party. If you have a request for a cabin please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.
From the moment you arrive at the lodge for an All-Inclusive package you will be greeted by one of our employees who will give you an overview of the property and show you to your cabin. Throughout your stay we make sure to leave no questions unanswered. Complimentary beer and wine is available during your entire stay. All of our cabins are fully stocked with more than enough beverages for your trip and are restocked daily.
If you would like liquor we ask that you purchase this prior to your arrival, there is an opportunity to stop on the way from the airport if you fly in. Although we customize every All-Inclusive trip to meet your groups needs we start with a basic agenda and tweak times to what you are comfortable with. Below you will find our Itinerary for an all-Inclusive package.
Arrive at the lodge between 3:00 and 5:00pm. At this time we complete the check in process and make sure you have the appropriate fishing license for your stay. We then give you a tour of our facility to help you feel at home and bring your luggage down to your cabin.
From 6:00 to 7:00pm we have our cocktail/ hor dourve hour at the Blue Wing Olive where you can spend some time getting to know the other guests at the lodge before dinner. At 7:00pm we sit down for our 3 course dinner. After dinner we go over fishing schedules and guides for the following day to make sure everyone knows where they will be.
After dinner you are welcome to retire to your cabin for the evening or enjoy some activities on the river.
Buffet style breakfast is available at the Blue Wing Olive starting at 7:00am, you will always have coffee in your cabins if you are an early riser. All of our guides are ready to pick you up at the lodge at 8:00am although your departure time is entirely up to you.
We ask everyone to be back at the lodge between 5:00 and 6:00pm with cocktail hour beginning at 6:00pm. This allows you time to take a shower and unwind from your day on the river. During fishing day's dinner is served at 7:00pm.
On your day of departure we will have breakfast available at the lodge starting at 8:00am so that you will not leave on an empty stomach. If we have other guests arriving that day we do ask that you are checked out of your cabin by 10:00am.
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