Cushy Montana Destinations?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Scott1798, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Scott1798

    Scott1798 New Member

    An impending delivery is threatening my annual Montana trip with my wife. We are expecting a baby girl in November and I'm afraid the September stream-side tent set-up might not cut it this year. Does anybody have a recommendation for a Lodge or B&B type destination that won't prohibit starting a college fund??
  2. Calvin1

    Calvin1 Member

    Stay at Chico Hot Springs and fish the Yellowstone.
  3. stonefly inn with rooster in twin bridges
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  4. Rick Sharp

    Rick Sharp Member

    Prewett creek and fish the MO

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  5. Denny Wagenman

    Denny Wagenman Active Member

    What area or rivers do you plan to fish?
  6. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    My wife and I stayed at Fairmont Springs resort summer before last. It's a few steps above tenting, has a couple restaurants and a swimming pool. It's between Anaconda and Butte, within an hour of the Big Hole and a number of other popular rivers.

  7. troutdopemagic

    troutdopemagic Active Member

    Headhunters and there cabins on the Missouri. Theres alot of really nice other lodges in the state so its hard to pick just one. Somewhere in Livingston might be nice aswell.
  8. Trapper Badovinac

    Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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  10. Joe Parke

    Joe Parke New Member

    Another vote for Chico Hot Springs. Rooms in the old lodge start at around $45, on up to expensive suites, cabins, etc. Spa with massages and that stuff and a good restaurant.
    It's right next to the Yellowstone and just down from the famous spring creeks. Not too far from the park.
  11. Chico Hot Springs. Boy, that brings back memories. I haven't been there in nearly 40 years. I used to stop there for a meal and a soak after Yellowstone trips. I'm sure it has changed a lot in that time.
  12. Trapper Badovinac

    Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

    The Main Lodge rates at Chico start at $55 during the summer months. But those cheaper rooms do not have a bathroom in them. That might be a problem for a 7 month pregnant woman.

    Chico is a very nice place and I go there every few years. And it is very close to the Yellowstone, YNP, and the Spring Creeks.

  13. dibling

    dibling Active Member

    I really liked the "Saloon" at Chico Hot Springs as well. There's quite a few little BnB options toward Gardiner. I can look for the name tonight where we stayed, but it was directly on the Yellowstone.
  14. Brian White

    Brian White Recovering Bugmeister

    the Ranch at Rock Creek?
  15. Trapper Badovinac

    Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

    Well he did ask for "cushy" didn't he?

    But then he also wrote
    While the Ranch at Rock Creek satisfies the "cushy" part and there's a ton of activities, the cheapest accommodations I know of there are ~$1200/night/person.

  16. Brian White

    Brian White Recovering Bugmeister

    aha - i guess i ignore the part where he wanted to be somewhat cost conscious. For what it is worth, i've fished that property (it is one of those "know somebody who knows somebody" things).........not bad.........
  17. scottmel

    scottmel Member

    I've been there a few times over the past couple of years. I think you might be surprised how little it has changed since you were there last. The fisherman cabins may be fairly recent, but the main lodge is still like it was when I first was there 20 years.

  18. sjterry

    sjterry Sr. Lurker

    Second the Stonefly Inn. More fishing than cushy but the guys are great.
  19. Tacoma Red

    Tacoma Red Active Member

    Old Man's House. Just saying.
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  20. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    He said "cushy" not "grumpy" - is that some form of dyslexia that I'm not familiar with?