Old Hookers Guest House, Bighorn River
Fort Smith, Montana ~ 90 minutes drive south of Billings
Old Hookers ... the playful name says it all: this is a play house designed for fly fishing parties, hunters, boaters and family reunions.
The 5-bedroom (10 bed) house is equipped with all the amenities of your own personal vacation home near the river. It is located on the scenic edge of the tiny fishing village of Fort Smith, MT -- a half-mile from the Bighorn River and some of the best tailwater trout fishing in the world.
Why the unusual name of Old Hookers? Mostly it's a reference to the oldest profession known to man: fishing. If you're thinking of that OTHER oldest profession...well, we've had a little fun linking our decor to that one, as well. Fort Smith, like all towns on the historic Bozeman Trail, has colorful stories of the men and women who tamed it, including the frontier harlots who earned their place in western history.
The house has a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, washer/dryer, two satellite TVs, wood-burning fireplace, screened porch, gear room for rods/waders/guns, horseshoe pits, large casting yard and a spectacular view of the Bozeman Trail.
WiFi is complimentary, but bring your own laptop or device.
Each of the 5 bedrooms has two beds, a personal safe and an alarm clock. All 4 bathrooms are equipped with blow dryers, shampoo/conditioner, bath soaps and towels.
The house borders the village of Fort Smith, so the location is easy walking distance to all three Fort Smith fly shops, the market and post office. Yet the view off the deck is pure mountain-meadow, with a spectacular view of the sunset over the historic Bozeman Trail.
Remember: there is no alcoholic beverage available for sale in or near Fort Smith, but you are welcome to bring your own liquor/wine/beer/mixes. We have glassware and openers.
Old Hookers Guest House is less than a half-mile from Bighorn Afterbay boat launch, 5 minutes from Yellowtail Dam and 10 miles by car from Bighorn Lake.
The house is non-smoking, but guests are welcome to use the outdoor decks.
Old Hookers is located next to a National Park Service meadow, with a rustic prairie golf course (no services), walking trails and nature areas.
Lodging at Old Hookers Guest House is included in our "Just Add Water" guided fishing package.
The house may also be rented privately on a self-catered basis (do your own meals, no maid service). To check availability, email us at email@example.com.
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Sunset photo from Old Hookers deck, courtesy of Tim & Mary Maxam and Mary Maxam Fine Art http://marymaxam.net/
View of meadow from deck of Whitetail Camp
Whitetail Camp - Yellowstone River valley
Custer/Hysham, Montana ~ 65 minutes drive east of Billings
Whitetail Camp is a small, quiet home on a private ranch in the Yellowstone river valley. It has three bedrooms (6 beds) and two bathrooms.
The house is no-smoking, although guests are welcome to use the outdoor decks and yard.
The kitchen is stocked with breakfast fixin's, snacks, bottled water, and soda selection. It's important to remember that there is no alcoholic beverage sold in or near camp, but you are welcome to bring your own liquor/wine/beer/mixes. We have glassware and openers.
The living room has a recliner couch, leather loveseat & chair, satellite TV and tripod for viewing wildlife. The dining table seats 6 easily. There is a gear room and laundry room for guest use. Each sleeping room is equipped with bedding, alarm clock, gun rack, dresser, closet and wall pegs. Each bathroom is equipped with tub/shower, linens, lotion, bath soap, shampoo, and blow dryer.
The front deck faces east and is great for sunrises, stargazing and scoping wildlife in the river valley. The covered back porch faces west, with a serene view of the pasture rising into the hills to the west. Sunsets can be amazing, especially when the coyotes sing along.
The house overlooks the Yellowstone River Valley (Lewis & Clark Trail) and the historic military site of Fort Pease, where survivors of the Battle of Little Bighorn (also Custer's wounded back-up horse, allegedly) were loaded into a steamer and transported down-river for medical help at settlements to the east.
Sorry, no WiFi available at Whitetail Camp; however, most cell phones and smart phones can get service.
Whitetail Camp is only available with one of our hunting packages. See HUNTING PAGE.
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