Getting Here

Major airline service is available to Billings International Airport (BIL). Direct flights through major carriers are available from Denver, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis and Seattle. Other cities may require a connection through those cities, but fares are typically reasonable. A small carrier called Allegiant Air has direct flights from Phoenix, Las Vegas and (seasonally) Los Angeles with limited flight days and times.


For private pilots, Fort Smith has a paved 3,800' landing strip (no services). FAA info is available at https://www.airnav.com/airport/5U7. We provide complimentary transport from the strip to Old Hookers Guest House.

 

Sedan/Van shuttle service is available from Billings to Fort Smith. For info, call Willson Shuttle 1-800-625-4839 and tell them you are staying at Old Hookers Guest House.
Sorry, shuttle service is not as readily available from Billings to our hunting camp near Custer; rental car is advised.


Car Rental:

Most guests rent a car at the Billings airport so they have more flexibility to see local sites.

Old Hookers Guest House, Fort Smith


DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM BILLINGS:

Gas is occasionally available in Fort Smith, but we recommend fueling up in Billings or Hardin.

Driving Time from Billings, Montana: 90 minutes.  All Roads are Paved

Take Interstate 94 east of Billings, but after a few miles take the EXIT to Interstate 90 (sign will be directing you to Sheridan, WY or Hardin, MT).
   Take Interstate 90 to Hardin for 40+ miles. Take FIRST exit at Hardin, turn right. You'll pass gas stations and fast food stations. Go straight, following signs for Bighorn National Recreation Area and/or Yellowtail Dam. As you near the edge of town, you'll come to a 4-way stop, go STRAIGHT.
   Take the highway about 20 miles to the tiny town of St. Xavier and turn LEFT, following signs for Bighorn National Recreation Area and Yellowtail Dam. This highway will take you directly into Fort Smith.

   Watch on the left for our sign "Old Hookers Guest House," (see photo). Turn left at sign. Go about a block and there will be another, smaller sign. Follow the arrow and turn right. The Guest House is the second and last house. It is well marked.

 

FROM SHERIDAN, WYOMING:

Gas is occasionally available in Fort Smith, but we recommend fueling up in Sheridan.

When you come across the Wyoming line on the Interstate, you'll want to take the Lodge Grass, Montana exit. Turn left at ramp stop sign. Go under freeway, over railroad tracks, turn LEFT and follow the local highway through town. It will curve and head west. 

   After a few miles, watch for a sign that says either Fort Smith or St. Xavier; turn RIGHT here. This is called the Good Luck road because you often need it ... it's open range and livestock may be on the road. Use caution, especially at night.  

   Road will T at a highway, turn LEFT. The highway will take you directly into the tiny village of Fort Smith. This highway will take you directly into Fort Smith. Watch on the left for our sign "Old Hookers Guest House," turn left. Go about a block and there will be another, smaller sign. Follow the arrow and turn right. The Guest House is the second and last house. It is well marked.


LOCAL INFO - FORT SMITH

Fishing Licenses are available at the Bighorn Trout Shop (closest to Old Hookers), as well as Bighorn Angler Fly Shop and Bighorn Fly & Tackles. All three fly shops are within easy walking distance from Old Hookers Guest House. There is a small market in Fort Smith for necessities; if you don't find what you need, please ask us as we might have extras.

IMPORTANT: Because Fort Smith is located on the Crow Indian Reservation,

no alcohol/beer/wine can be sold locally; but you are welcome to bring your own.

PHONE: Verizon cell service typically works in Fort Smith; sadly other cell carriers do not. Old Hookers land-line phone number is 406-666-2321. Guests are welcome to receive and make calls from that number. In the case of emergency and nobody answers at the Guest House,your family/office may reach Joyce at 406-672-4050 or Jim at 406-670-8998.
WIFI: complimentary WiFi at Old Hookers, but we do not supply a computer, so bring your own device if being connected is important to you.


 

Whitetail Hunting Camp near Custer, MT


DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM BILLINGS:

Driving Time from Billings: 65 minutes. Roads are paved; inclined driveway is not.
   Take Interstate 94 east of Billings about 47 miles to the small town of Custer.
Exit here and turn LEFT at stop sign. Go under the interstate and across railroad tracks. After about a mile, you'll cross the Yellowstone River. Take the next RIGHT on Pease Bottom Road (watch for sign to Hysham). This is open range, so watch for cattle on the road.

  Drive about 9.5 miles, watch on your left for our sign Whitetail Camp.
If you're arriving at night, watch for blue reflectors on the gate.
 

FROM SHERIDAN, WYOMING
Take Interstate 90 to Hardin and take Exit for Highway 47 (second exit, coming from the south). Turn right at the exit stop sign. This puts you on Highway 47.

  Drive about 29 miles north to the Interstate 94 exchange. Take I-94 West (left) about 2 miles to Custer exit. Turn right at exit ramp and cross railroad tracks. After about a mile, you'll cross the Yellowstone River. Take the next RIGHT on Pease Bottom Road (arrow sign will say To Hysham). This is open range, so watch for cattle on the road.
Drive about 9.5 miles, watch on your left for our sign Whitetail Camp.
If you're arriving at night, watch for blue reflectors on the gate.

 

FROM MILES CITY, MT

Approaching from the east on Interstate 94, take exit for Custer, MT.

Turn right at exit ramp and cross railroad tracks. After about a mile, you'll cross the Yellowstone River. Take the next RIGHTon Pease Bottom Road (arrow sign will say To Hysham). This is open range, so watch for cattle on the road. Drive about 9.5 miles, watch on your left for our sign Whitetail Camp.If you're arriving at night, watch for blue reflectors on the gate.

 

LOCAL INFO:

You'll want to bring your hunting licenses with you, as well as any alcohol/beer/wine, as there are no stores nearby. There is no land-line phone at the Whitetail Camp, but there is cell phone reception Jim's cell phone at 406-670-8998.