About Us

The Mission

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The Orchard Lodge will deliver you a world-class executive experience at your pace. We will provide an exclusive setting with first-class service and exceptional hunting. We will take care of the details and free up your time, so you can relax and appreciate the company, and the conversations of your group.​​

My name is Lt Col (ret.) Jeff "Chunks" Verville and I am the owner of The Orchard Lodge in Gregory, South Dakota. I am a USAF fighter pilot, a veteran, and a Southwest Airlines pilot. I purchased The Orchard Lodge in 1999 and started my hunting service a few years later. I have always loved the outdoors, and pheasant hunting in South Dakota is as thrilling as flying F-15s (Ok, maybe not quite), but nevertheless, it is another mission I am very passionate about. I am honored to have married the former Sarah Johnson of Gregory, SD following my graduation from the USAF Academy in 1988 and we are blessed with four children. It was during this time that I also fell in love with South Dakota. The people are wonderful, the habitat is unequaled, and the pheasants are abundantly native.


The Orchard Lodge was built in 1902. It is a 4500 square foot Victorian estate home which has a unique history. It is capable of accommodating twenty guests. The kitchen, living room, dining room, parlor, recreation room, two porches, six bedrooms, and five bathrooms form a spacious living area that is easy to spread-out and relax in. The Orchard Lodge will simply become your home away from home. It is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the conversations, the company, and the time with your group. In addition, your home-cooked meals will be prepared by my staff on site. The menu includes hearty breakfasts followed by soups, chili’s, and sandwiches for lunch, then steaks, tenderloins, and pheasant for dinner. We also provide daily hors d’oeuvres and refreshments every evening.

Our major emphasis is always on pheasants. Plenty of shooting and full limits are standard at The Orchard Lodge. Our experienced guides working with good dogs will assure your hunting success.

Feel free to contact me if you would like more information or just want to ask questions.

Thank you,

Jeff Verville, Proprietor 
ph. 636-734-7471 
Email: info@theorchardlodge.net
28780 338th Avenue
Gregory, SD 57533​​