Lonnie has been the owner and operator of Three Rivers Ranch since 1987. Lonnie’s grandparents Fred and Berta Lewies homesteaded and started the Warm River Inn and Rendezvous Dance Hall in Warm River in the 1920’s. The business grew into a small resort area with a café, dance hall, cabins and train stop for tourists headed to Yellowstone National Park. In 1974, Lonnie’s parents, Harry and Lillian Lewies approached The Orvis Company about opening one of the first Orvis endorsed fly fishing lodges. In order to receive such an honor, a lodge must meet the rigorous standards that Orvis expects from a fly fishing lodge. Through Lonnie’s care, Three Rivers Ranch has grown into what Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report calls one of the Ten Best Classic Fishing Lodges in the World and was named Orvis Lodge of the Year.
The exceptionally high standards that Three Rivers Ranch upholds assures you will find great service, great fishing, the most professional guides and staff, and a knowledge of the industry you won’t find anywhere else.
In 2001, Lonnie took her love and enthusiasm for fly fishing to new heights by adding two more full-service fly shops in Island Park and Driggs, Idaho. Then adding another in Ashton and finally one in the Eagle / Boise area.