Montana's Premier Bighorn River Resort Experience Unparalleled Luxury: Hunt, Fish, and Relax in Montana's Finest Wilderness

Our handcrafted, log lodge at Forrester's Bighorn River Resort is the perfect place to unwind after your adventure of the day. Relax in front of a roaring fire crackling in our river-stone fireplace, or shop for all of your fly fishing and hunting necessities in our Orvis Pro Shop.

In addition, you can make use of our conference center for company retreats or business meetings.

Ease through the hours in our cigar loft, or with an after-dinner game of cards in our gathering space. You will be treated to four-star gourmet meals prepared by our acclaimed chef in the dining room.

After a day of activity and excitement, you'll want nothing more than to sink your teeth into one of our tasty and hearty meals, which are prepared with the perfect balance of luxury and comfort.


Call (406) 333-1449 today to book your stay at Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort, a luxury hunting and fishing lodge in Montana.

Montana Fly Fishing & Hunting Lodge

Where Montana Keeps Her Promises

Our handcrafted, log lodge at Forrester's Bighorn River Resort is the perfect place to unwind after your adventure of the day. Relax in front of a roaring fire crackling in our river-stone fireplace, or shop for all of your fly fishing and hunting necessities in our Orvis Pro Shop.

In addition, you can make use of our conference center for company retreats or business meetings.

Ease through the hours in our cigar loft, or with an after-dinner game of cards in our gathering space. You will be treated to four-star gourmet meals prepared by our acclaimed chef in the dining room.

After a day of activity and excitement, you'll want nothing more than to sink your teeth into one of our tasty and hearty meals, which are prepared with the perfect balance of luxury and comfort.


Call (406) 333-1449 today to book your stay at Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort, a luxury hunting and fishing lodge in Montana.


The Loft

After a day of fishing or hunting, our guests enjoy relaxing in the Cigar Loft where they can:

  • Enjoy a refreshment
  • Swap fish stories
  • Step out on the deck to enjoy the big wide Montana sunset on the Bighorn
  • Or watch that all-important game on the wide screen TV

Appetizers are brought up by the attentive serving staff prior to inviting you to dinner.

The Dining Room

The music plays gently and the lighting is set just right as you are invited to get settled in for your meal!

The rustic country setting provides the comfortable relaxed feeling and the staff does what they do best - make you feel like royalty! You will be pampered through each course - all the way through to dessert.

Take your time, enjoy the conversation and when you are ready, you can mosey back to the loft or down to your cabins.

You will also enjoy cheery bright breakfasts here in the morning. We'll have the coffee ready for you by 7 o'clock.

The Pro Shop

The Pro Shop is where you will gather after breakfast to meet your guides and get ready for a day of hunting or fishing.

There are several items we have for your convenience, including:

  • Fishing shirts
  • Hunting vests
  • Ammo
  • Neck gaiters
  • And lip balm

In addition, we can make sure you have the proper licenses before we send you out on your adventure.

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  • "Exceptional Experience"
    My parents and I spent 4 fabulous days at Forrester's Bighorn River Resort. We caught lots of good-sized trout and had the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation. We hope to return there this fall or next year. The lodge and lodging was first class, the food was exceptional, the staff was wonderful, and the fly fishing with their guides Jaime Anderson and Jim Wilkins was fantastic! My parents are beginner fly fishers, and I had never fly fished before. Thankfully, our hardworking, patient, and enthusiastic (and humorous) guides were really excellent instructors who helped us master the basics. Thank you to Fran and Nick, Chefs Frank, Fran and Leanne, Jean, Matt, and the wonderful staff at Forrester's for a vacation that exceeded all our expectations.
    - Stephen B.
  • "Great Getaway"
    My 12 year old son and my husband had the chance to spend time here for 4 nights and 5 days. They came back with wonderful stories about the fishing, the food, and their wonderful hosts. Great pictures were sent back to us in New York. They hope to return soon. Hopefully, next time, our daughters and I will join them for a full family trip!
    - Y. B.
  • "Can't Wait to Return to Forrester's!"
    Our first visit to Forrester's will definitely not be our last! Cozy, well-appointed cabin, yummy cuisine, and best of all, our fishing experience! We're still newbies at fly-fishing, and our fantastic guide, Matthew Granberg, could not have been more patient, knowledgeable and accommodating (as well as humorous and entertaining!). Being on the river with Matthew as our guide was definitely the high-point of the trip. Will definitely be back!
    - Rusty
  • "I plan to take my City Slicker self back to Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort."
    Great lodging, a lot of savvy, and a great river for anyone interested in the near-spiritual experience of fly-fishing. Here is a place I only knew from postcards, now I can truly brag that I’ve been there and done that! If Nick and his guides have any patience left, I plan to take my City Slicker self back to Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort.
    - Phil Donahue
  • "Thank you for another outstanding visit!"
    I can't say enough good things about Forester's Bighorn River Resort. My father has been going there to fish every year for over 20 years and I have been fortunate enough to go with him 4 times. If you are a serious fly fisher you will think you have died and gone to heaven at the resort. Even if you are rank amateur like me you will love it. The guides are so good you can't help but catch fish. Nick, Francie and the staff go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome and to cater to individual preferences. The cabins and the lodge are comfortable and well appointed. And the food is worth the trip all by itself. Frank makes better tasting and more beautifully presented meals than I've had in excellent restaurants. Thank you for another outstanding visit!
    - Guest
  • "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
  • "Great place to stay"
    Great place to stay and fish the Bighorn River
    - Sandy E.
  • "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.

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
Address
40.754 Hwy 313
Fort Smith, MT 59035
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Hours
  • Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm
  • Saturday - Sunday 7am - 7pm