Want a getaway but can’t decide between a blue-ribbon fly fishing destination or an authentic cowboy experience? Ennis makes it so you don’t have to choose. Get the best of both worlds, and so much more, when you visit Ennis. Only 55 miles from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park, the area is surrounded by mountain ranges and easy access to the Madison River.
Wilderness lovers will fit right in in Ennis. Anglers, grab your gear, or rent it from the Madison River Fishing Company, and set yourself up for a full day of fly fishing on Madison River, or one of the many local lakes. Hunters and hikers may enjoy exploring the Madison Valley or the Tabacco Root Mountains.
Make sure to dive into the town’s history and play cowboy for a day. Try the dude ranch experience at the Diamond J Guest Ranch or daily trail rides from Adventures Outfitting. The Madison Valley Historical Society Museum showcases a working blacksmith shop that will transport visitors back in time to the 1800’s and the years of the local gold rush.
All good cowboys have a local favourite watering hole, and Willie’s Distillery fills just that need. The small batch craft distillery serves up strong servings of Montana Moonshine and Bighorn Bourbon that will be sure to put a little extra swagger in your step.
A jet charter airport in Ennis gives visitors easy access to the small town charm found throughout Montana while also acting as a gateway to the larger communities of Billings and Bute.