Forrester's Montana Resort Cuisine Savor the Season: Indulge in Gourmet Delights at Our Montana Luxury Resort & Lodge

A Sampling from our Table


Virginia Ham & Cheese Éclairs

Chukar Bird Dogs with Apricot Sriracha Dipping Sauce

“Chev-Oreos” –Almond and Rosemary Cookies Filled with Black Pepper and Honey Chevre Cheese

Grilled Pizza – Porcini, Brie, Pear & Black Peppercorns

First Course

Wild local Morel Cappuccino Consumé with Sage Foam, Apple Blossom, Local Cress Gnocchi

Fresh Maine Lobster Raviolis, Homemade Ricotta, Grilled Tomato, Sherried Shrimp Broth, Fried Pasta

Charcuterie tasting – Housemade Pate, Sausage, Cured Meats, Rillettes and Condiments

Tomato Panna Cotta Tart - Herb Crust, Garden Vegetable Feta, Oregano, Lemon-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Grilled Peaches & Iberico Ham with Frisée, Red Grapes, Assorted Melons, Garden Parsley, Proscuitto Chips

Boston Lettuce tossed with Fresh Grapes & Gorgonzola Vinaigrette with Candied Walnuts

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  • "Everything we hoped it would be and more."
    Second trip to Forrester's this past June -- once again, it was everything we hoped it would be and more. We enjoyed our first trip so much last year, that we returned this spring with 7 more of our friends (total of 10). Nick and Francine are incredibly generous hosts and in my experience, you won't find a better combination of quality fishing, spectacular views, comfortable accommodations and five-star dining anywhere else. Frank (head chef) turns out meals that rival anything you can find in the top big-city restaurants and the food was one of the many reasons we came back for a second season. Of course, the fishing, quality guides and great location were factors too. Book this place with confidence and enjoy your Montana fly fishing experience, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned angler! We will be back next year for another adventure.
    - Christopher T.
  • "Incredible Positive Experience!"
    Have you ever thought about fly fishing and catching rainbow trout? Have you ever thought of staying in a special place away from it all? Have you thought about staying in a place where there is a resident chief and professional fishing guides? Then you must consider taking a vacation in the south of Montana, close to Yellowstone Park, called Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort! For example, I have barely fished in my life yet on one outing on the Big Horn river, with our guide, I caught 11 trout! After the fishing experience our family was treated to a five-star dinner that was also served professionally and the portions were very generous. We live in Tennessee, which is not very close to Montana, but my wife and I are still hoping to return to Montana just to stay at Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort.
    - D. Saw
  • "Forrester’s is a great experience and their location right on the Bighorn can’t be beat."
    For the last eight years I didn’t have much free time on my schedule. But whenever I had an opportunity to visit Forrester’s and fish the Bighorn, I made time. Forrester’s is a great experience and their location right on the Bighorn can’t be beat. Would highly recommend Forrester’s to anyone who demands the best location, lodging, dining and guides.
    - Dick Cheney
  • "Take my word for it, the hunting, the fishing, and the people are all great."
    Take my word for it, the hunting, the fishing, and the people are all great. I hunted. I fished. I had a damn fine time.
    - Bobby Knight
  • "The staff is always on point"
    Foresters is the spot to get out in the great outdoors and do some darn fly-fishing (and hunting during the proper seasons). The staff is always on point and they top it off with food that is on another level (possibly from a different planet), and will keep you guessing until your last night !!!
    - Justin T.
  • "The best luxury fly fishing and bird hunting in the USA"
    The accommodations are excellent, total attention to very detail, need and want. The food is 5 star dining at every meal. The wine selection is wonderful. Every staff member caters to all of your needs and desires. Fly fishing the Bighorn River is incredible. The bird hunting, guides and dogs are among the finest in the lower 48. The remote location feels like a luxury home.
    - G. C.
  • "Great place to stay"
    Great place to stay and fish the Bighorn River
    - Sandy E.
  • "My BEST birthday present ever"
    My BEST birthday present ever was my experience at Forrester's Big Horn Resort! This was a big X'0 b-day, so I have perspective. Catching the biggest and most trout is only a part of the WOW factor. Nick and Francine were gracious hosts in all ways as were the whole of their very skilled and attentive staff. Chef Frank and sous-chef Justin impressed us breakfast and dinner; the menus were so varied, and recipes so artfully conceived and exquisitely executed...we took pictures of our meals collected each evening''s menu for souvenirs. Nick Forrester arranged my fishing guide - Jim Wilkins - you're lucky if he's available; undoubtedly he is why I landed (and released) so many and beautiful large and hard fighting browns and rainbows. Then again, it seemed everyone on the upper Big Horn was doing great. Truly one of America's great fishing spots.
    - Peter & Patricia H.

Where Every Moment is Exceptional

  • Unparalleled Luxury
    Experience the epitome of luxury at Forrester's Bighorn River Resort, where every detail is meticulously curated to provide guests with a lavish and unforgettable retreat amidst the stunning landscapes of Montana.
  • Culinary Excellence
    Indulge in the finest cuisine at Forrester's Bighorn River Resort, where our expert chefs create culinary masterpieces using locally sourced ingredients, promising a gastronomic journey that delights the senses.
  • Tailored Experiences
    At Forrester's Bighorn River Resort, we specialize in crafting personalized adventures, ensuring each guest enjoys tailored excursions tailored to their preferences and skill levels.

Book Your Stay

Visit our world-class Montana hunting & fishing lodge!

Forrester's Bighorn River Resort, perched above Montana's Bighorn River, offers unparalleled luxury hunting and fly fishing experiences amidst breathtaking vistas, private riverbanks, and deluxe accommodations, making it the ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking unforgettable adventures in the untamed Montana foothills.

Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort
Contact 406-333-1449
40.754 Hwy 313
Fort Smith, MT 59035
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  • Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm
  • Saturday - Sunday 7am - 7pm