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Sun Canyon Lodge
December 5, 2016
8571 Sun Canyon Lodge Road
P.O. Box 327
Augusta, MT 59410
Dear Josh & Niki:
Just needed take a few minutes to say a genuine THANK YOU for making my dream trip of being packed into the Bob Marshall on a fully guided elk hunt a memorable experience. As I shared with you I had been contemplating that trip for over 10 years, and when I finally retired this was the retirement gift I gave to myself. The whole experience – from my initial contact with Niki in spring 2015 – up to the point where we parted company the morning of Nov. 9 was OUTSTANDING. You run a first class outfit, the cabins were a great deal, the food at the lodge was outstanding, and the big steak dinner the evening we came off the mountain was fabulous. And your little wrangler, Charlie, is absolutely priceless. Watch out Josh, he’ll be taking over all to soon.
The overall experience packing in 20 miles to Lynx Camp, being set up in a first class dry and warm camp with great meals (I gained 4 lbs. even though we walked our butts off) and having the camp tender light up the tent and get a roaring fire going each morning was great. The three guides there: Matt, Paul L. and Paul R were all great to work with, and they busted butt from dark to dark each day trying to get us clients on to elk. The fact that we saw no elk to shoot was why they call it hunting: ya pays your money and ya takes your chances. It wasn’t for lack of hard effort that we did not fill tags – but for me that was only a minor part of the trip. I have shot my fair share of elk so it was not that big of a deal. However if I would have tagged out I was sure looking forward to doing NOTHING and letting the guide and packer take care of everything. Oh well, guess I’ll dream about that next time I am packing one out on my back!! The highlight of the trip for me was Day 2 in the afternoon when Paul Lane spotted a beautiful mature grizzly less than 200 yds away – we all just sat there drinking in the experience instead of hunting. It was great.
Pam our cook went above and beyond to keep us well fed and happy. She was absolutely delightful to be in camp with. Fred and I got very lucky because the other four hunters with us that week were all true sportsmen and enjoyed just being there as much as we did. Special kudos to our guide Paul Lane – a true gentleman, a devoted hunter, and in exceptionally great shape (it was hard to keep up with him). He never pushed Fred or I harder than we wanted to go, and always ran the plan by us before we took off on another adventure.
Thanks again and I would be happy to serve as a reference for your hunting camps. Should I ever decide to repeat this adventure, I’ll make sure to look you guys up.
Best wishes for future success.
I would like to again thank you for an absolutely incredible trip. When we got out of the mountains, Brandon said it best, It was a life changing experience. Your camp in the Bob Marshall is one of very few places in the world where one can enjoy the outdoors in its most pristine condition. To be able to drink the water directly from the creek and to be able to enjoy the silence, far enough away from any car, train, or hum of society, truly makes it a special place. Every single part of our trip went as perfect as it possibly could. Every single member of your crew was polite, courteous, and happy to be there. The energy and mood of your team was fantastic. The crew was great to share camp with. We enjoyed sharing meals and swapping hunting and outdoor stories with them. The camp at Cabin Creek was more than we could have ever imagined. The meals were absolutely incredible. Courtney did a fantastic job cooking and worked extremely hard to ensure that we not only didn’t have to worry about our food, but that we felt as if we were staying at a 5-Star resort. Our guide Paul worked his ass off for us. The word “No” wasn’t in his vocabulary. He did everything he could to try and put us on bulls. We learned 10 years of hunting experiences in a single week with him. He was patient and willing to answer any questions we had about the mountains. Blaise definitely lightened up the camp and was fun to be around as well. The stock was great and easy to ride in some tough conditions even for a newbie. I felt safe and I knew that your crew was looking out for our best interest the entire trip. I really appreciate the extra effort your team put forth to get my elk out of the mountains and get it to Great Falls to be processed. Being able to pick it up on our way home, processed and frozen, less than 48 hours from killing, was the icing on the cake. The gentleman at House of Game Meats was also fantastic to deal with. I don’t have any suggestions or things that I would change about the trip. From the moment we pulled into the camp from the time we pulled out, your place is top notch!
We can’t wait to get back there again! We’re already trying to figure out when we can make our next trip out there!
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This is the most wonderful place to be. My husband and I spent our honeymoon in sun canyon and it has become our favorite place. I will continue to come here for as long as I can. This is a great place to make memories. Thanks Josh And Nikki. You are great people. Love you Charlie and KadieCheri (Facebook Review)
I went to my friends wedding and from the time we got there to check in the staff was so awesome and the Sun Canyon lodge camping area is absolutely beautiful! Sleeping in your tent next to the creek was wonderful to listen to! Fun fun funJennifer (Google Review)
We stayed here for several nights. The camp ground is terrific. Showers are amazing! The restaurant serves terrific meals and the prices are reasonable. They go out of their way to make you feel at home. They don’t treat you guests, they treat you like family. Thank you to Nikki, Josh and cowboy Nick for making our stay memorable and fun.
This is a beautiful spot. The fishing opportunities are excellent and you can’t beat the Bob Marshall wilderness for hiking and horseback riding. I’ve travelled all over the west and highly recommend this place.Mike (Yelp Review)
Outstanding! From my initial phone call inquiring about scheduling a ride for nine, of varying ages and experience, to the end of the beautiful, amazing ride our day was spectacular. Gracious, kind, knowledgeable and a beautiful setting. A++++Trip Advisor Reviewer
A true piece of heaven hidden in the Rockies. Whether you are a camping local or a cabin-renting out-of-state tourist, this is a place of peace, beauty, super clean facilities and some of the best burgers you will ever taste. The views are breathtaking and the staff is wonderful. A Montana “must do!” Would recommend without question or hesitation.Carrie (Facebook Review)
Truly an amazing experience. Niki and Josh run a great business. Their staff is outstanding. I will definitely be back in the future.Jeff (Google Review)
Sun Canyon Lodge is tucked in to a breathtakingly beautiful gulch with a cliff on one side and mountain views on the others. Josh and Niki are wonderful hosts, with Niki handling things at the Lodge and Josh guiding the wilderness piece of the adventure. The cabins surrounding the main lodge are charmingly rustic and immaculate. The main lodge, with the restaurant and bar, is warm and cozy. The stables and corrals are a short stroll away so you can visit the animals and if you’re lucky, see a new foal! Be sure to ask Josh and Niki’s young son Charlie for a tour.Nadine (Trip Advisor Review)
The staff was amazing. The scenery was spectacular. The accommodations were cozy. I really appreciated the whole operation–this was in the middle of covid and though the mask mandate did not apply to Teton County, they struck a balance between careful and adaptable. I recommend highly!Betsy (Yelp Review)