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Lynda Caine
Owner

 

Rob Batchelder
General Manager

 

Anna Shipley
Guest Services Manager

Lyndy Caine, Owner, Firehole Ranch

Lynda Caine

Owner
Growing up nearby, spending her summers on the Lake, the Firehole Ranch was always a special place for Lyndy. So, when she learned in 1999 that her beloved Firehole Ranch was destined to be sliced into 20-acre ranchettes, she couldn’t stand by and watch. Well aware of the Ranch’s long, rich history, she chose to save the pristine 640 acres by purchasing it herself. In doing so, she managed to preserve not only the original 640 acres that were first settled in the 1860s, but she also rescued the historic structures as well as the intimate fly fishing experience.

Rather than providing a modern day experience out in the wilds of Montana, Lyndy chose to maintain the exceptional opportunity to completely escape the modern world. A rarity today, Lyndy believes the Firehole Ranch exists to teach us all a lesson about life, fly fishing and what is truly important. She and her staff have a keen understanding of the symbiotic relationship of the Ranch with the land around it, and make every effort to practice good stewardship and sustainable practices. “Our greatest satisfaction comes from watching our visitors decompress and become centered again as they reconnect with themselves and the natural world around them,” Lyndy remarks. “We make every effort to ensure that we can continue to provide this extraordinary escape for generations to come."

 

Rob Batchelder

Rob Batchelder

General ManagerRob Batchelder, General Manager, Firehole Ranch
Rob was born and raised in Plymouth, New Hampshire. He developed a love of the outdoors and the environment through spending time in the White Mountains, skiing, hiking the Appalachian Trail and helping with all the chores associated with a small family farm. He first ventured west in 1983 to take a 90 day course with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Two years later he was back at NOLS instructing courses and working in the outfitting and planning departments of various NOLS locations. His time at NOLS brought him throughout the Rockies as well as Alaska, Baja, Argentina and India.

After getting his degree from the University of Montana Rob held positions at a software development firm in Victor, MT and with an outdoor equipment manufacturer in Red Lodge, MT. Prior to coming to the Ranch, Rob spent nine years back east as the Director of Mountain Operations at a ski area near his home town. But the West was calling...

He swapped his skis for a fly rod and now Rob is thrilled to be back in Montana with his wife Kim, daughter Clara (17) and son Asa (10). He loves working with the tremendous Ranch staff, getting to know the long time guests and introducing new guests to all the Ranch has to offer. Rob spends his winters in Red Lodge, MT.

 

Anna Shipley

Rob Batchelder

Guest Services ManagerAnna Shipley, Guest Services Manager
Anna is the friendly voice who most often answers the Firehole Ranch phone. She is here to help you plan an unforgettable vacation experience.

After graduating from Michigan State University, she worked in a variety of fields that took her through a wide range of adventures and experiences. She eventually migrated to Montana and enjoys the lifestyle of the West. Anna has happily called Montana home for the last 8 years. She feels fortunate to have met so many wonderful guests and staff during the past 4 seasons at the Ranch. They have become part of her Firehole family. She spends her winters in Big Sky, Montana.