Sage Lodge announced and coming soon: opening next summer in Montana’s Paradise Valley

Recently, one of ELM’s projects, Sage Lodge, was announced in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce and is scheduled to open during the summer of 2018.

Located along the Yellowstone River just 30 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, Sage Lodge will become an ecotourism destination offering visitors an authentic Montana outdoor experience, and access to some of the world’s best fly fishing and recreational opportunities.

“The Yellowstone River is the longest free-flowing river in the United States,” according to ELM partner Chris Overdorf. “It’s an international destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and the Paradise Valley region offers a distinctive Montana experience, as well as some of the world’s best fly fishing."

Views of Emigrant Peak from the interior of Sage Lodge.
From the start, the project team has envisioned Sage Lodge as a place to uniquely connect people to these wild and unique lands
— ELM founding partner Steve Lovett

“From the start, the project team has envisioned Sage Lodge as a place to uniquely connect people to these wild and unique lands,” said ELM founding partner Steve Lovett. “The plan orients and immerses visitors into the dramatic natural scale of the region known as the Paradise Valley. Special attention was paid to sight lines and commanding views of the 10,915-foot Emigrant Peak to the south.”

Treading lightly, preserving ranch lands and integrating lodge buildings, accommodations, a spa and other recreational amenities thoughtfully into the site’s 1,400 acres were intentional priorities and foundational to the design process. The results of these efforts are designed to leave a perpetual legacy, forever honoring the region’s distinctive landscapes and dramatic natural geography.

ELM worked with the client and development team that includes: Joshua Green Corporation, Touchstone Corporation, and Columbia Hospitality. Jensen / Fey is the architect of record for the lodge and spa.

See the full story below.


Joshua Green Corp. plans 50-room Sage Lodge near Yellowstone Park

October 30, 2017

By: Journal Staff

Seattle investment firm Joshua Green Corp. will open a Montana luxury lodge next summer 30 miles outside of Yellowstone National Park, in Emigrant.

Sage Lodge will sit on more than a mile of Yellowstone River waterfront.

JGC owns Sage, a manufacturer of fly-fishing equipment, and the lodge will offer guests opportunities to take fly-fishing lessons or go on guided excursions.

The resort will have 50 guest rooms, including a 34-room lodge and four standalone cabins. The property will also have a restaurant and bar, event spaces for up to 150 people, and a full-service spa.

Rooms are expected to start at $300 a night.

Touchstone Corp. is the developer. Jensen Fey is the architect, ELM is the landscape architect, and Northfork Builders is the general contractor. Degen & Degen is the interior designer. Columbia Hospitality will operate and manage the lodge.

For guests who aren't fly-fishing enthusiasts, the area offers other outdoor activities, including hiking, horseback riding, birding, dog sledding and snowshoeing.

The resort will also have a fitness center with an outdoor workout space.