Fly Fishing Lodge (A Profitable One) For Sale…


Tim and Lisa Savard, who have owned and operated the “Cabins at Lopstick” in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, have decided to sell their successful operation, and are encouraging any interested parties in the outdoor/fly fishing business to contact them directly.

The reason, according to Lisa: “We have owned Lopstick since 1991. In that time we’ve gone from 8 to 42 rented cabins, opened a fly shop, created a guide service, became a snowmobile rental outfit, met tons of great people, raised our family and had a wonderful time doing it all. For years we’ve been vacationing in the Missoula, Montana area and in 2008 we bought a small cabin, which we rent when we are not there. On our annual vacation there in the spring of 2011, just before celebrating 20 years at Lopstick, we decided we’d like to move West. Not retirement (yet) as we have ideas for new ventures but a little slower pace. Lopstick would benefit from new owners, new ideas to take it the next 20 years.”

Lopstick is an Orvis-endorsed outfitter.  While its business model is based on fly fishing, it also caters to a large vacationer clientele, including snowmobilers.  As such, the lodge operates year-round.

Here is some more info/facts:

Lodge Name:
Cabins at Lopstick
First Connecticut Lake
Pittsburg NH

Owners Names:
Tim and Lisa Savard
[email protected]

Business Attributes
•    Offers 42 different cabin accommodations
•    Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Outfitter
•    Fly Fishing Guide Service
•    Upland Bird Hunting Guide Service
•    Open 365 days per year
•    Snowmobile Rentals
•    Canoe / Kayak / Motor Boat Rentals
•    Highly rated on TripAdvisor
•    Orvis Fly Shop and Gift Shop

Article Written about Lopstick
Listed on Lodge website; link to page

For Sale Information
For Sale By Owner / Owner – broker

About Pittsburg NH

Fun Stats
29,358         The number of guests in the database 6/13/2011
42                 The number of cabins we rent in 2011
8                    The number of cabins when we bought in 1991
51.05%         Average occupancy December 15 to March 31, 2011
$160.90       Average Daily Rate December 15 to March 31, 2011
2                    The number of Lodge Cats which keep the lodge mouse-free
160,465        Number of visits to the Lopstick website June 2010 to June 2011
104,086        Number of unique visitors to the Lopstick website June 2010 to June 2011
1866              Number of Facebook Fans
4:40              Average minutes a visitor spends on the web site
639                Number of followers on Twitter
112                 Number of countries that looked at the Lopstick site in a year
21,606           Visitors who went directly to our site (bookmarked?)
$13.36           The tax rate per thousand for Pittsburg NH
797,499         Number of pages viewed on the Lopstick website June 2010 to June 2011
5                     Average number of brochure requests per day
235                Number we can accommodate with all heads in beds
1512               Number of times we’ve “tweeted”
16                   Number of employees Aug 15, 2011
14                   Number of rental Ski Doo snowmobiles in the fleet
3                     Number of rental motor boats on First Lake
2                     Number of grandfathered docks owned in two locations of First Lake
20                   The rate in 1991 $20 per night, per person
10                   Lisa’s number on her fishing guide pin
11                   Number of rental kayaks
18.16             Number of acres included in the sale

Contact for more Information:
Lisa Savard
603-538-9955 NH Office
406-426-1805 Anywhere / Google Voice



  1. christina manzella on

    I am interested in more info on the sale of Lopstick cabins.

  2. Mike Fronte on

    I’m interested in some info about the cabins for sale. Is it certain cabins or the whole lopstick cabins an lodge.

    Thank you please email me some info

  3. Scott M. Naramore on

    Tim & Lisa,

    My name is Scott and I am interested in any and all information about your property for sale.
    I currently live in Colorado and have for the past 18 years. I am raising two boys 10 and 13 years of age with my wife Lynne.
    I am familiar with the state of New Hampshire as I attended Tilton Academy and summered in Wolfeboro New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee.
    Please feel free to email me with any information.

    Regards, Scott

  4. Bruce Guernsey on

    Much luck to you both, Tim and Lisa. I was one of your earliest renters and still use the Hobey float boat you sold me one summer. Though I haven’t been up to that part of New England for some time now, I have very fond memories of your original cottages, ones I stayed in even earlier when Ed Ponzak (sp?) owned them. Peace and grace.–Bruce

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