Relaxation Getaways

Bighorn River Relaxation Vacations

Go On a Relaxing Getaway on the Bighorn River!

Schedule A Relaxing Getaway At Forrester's

When the stress and hustle of daily life becomes overwhelming and you feel tired of it all, what better way to recharge than by getting away and enjoying the peaceful, relaxing qualities of nature? Leave the big cities and your normal responsibilities behind and head to the beautiful acres of big sky country in Fort Smith, Montana! When it comes to rest and relaxation along the Bighorn River, nobody does vacations quite like Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort.

Forrester’s provides a great variety of vacation packages for all types of people who enjoy the great outdoors. Our picturesque views are second to none, and can be enjoyed from the decks of each of our state-of-the-art wilderness accommodations. Our private cabins all feature a number of exceptional amenities to help you relax and enjoy your vacation in complete comfort. Our lodge is one of the premiere fishing and hunting lodges in the country, earning a prestigious Orvis endorsement. And our charming dining room provides three delicious meals prepared by our master chef Frank Kerstetter and served by a staff that treats you like royalty.

Want to escape to the wilderness and relax? Book your trip to Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort today! Call us at (406) 333-1449 to get more information about our great packages.

Bighorn River Experiences

While Forrester’s is known for our world-class hunting and fishing expeditions, we recognize that these aren’t necessarily everybody’s cup of tea. Should you enjoy nature, we offer a number of great activities and experiences you can partake in.

We offer the following activities for resort guests:

  • Bighorn Lake pontoon floats: Head out onto the nearby lake for a full-day float or an evening trip to watch the sun set behind the picturesque Montana Mountains.
  • Nature trails: Enjoy hiking? Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort is located near numerous hiking and running trails for you to explore! Ask our staff for directions and you can enjoy the peace and quiet of nature on one of the paths around the area.
  • Parks & Museums: Little Bighorn Battlefield and Plenty Coups State Park are within a short travel distance offering a deep history lessons. Take in sights and accounts of the U.S. Cavalry, the Indian Wars, the Bozeman Trail, the explorations of Lewis and Clark, and much more!
  • Massage services: Looking to unwind? Ask our staff about booking our licensed massage therapist. (Please book prior to your arrival)

Forrester’s Bighorn River resort offers many ways for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature in a peaceful and deeply relaxing setting. Whether you’re looking to get a weekend away or a week-long escape to the big skies of Montana, our friendly, helpful staff want to make your vacation one you’ll never forget.

To make a reservation or learn more about the great rates and vacation packages we offer, contact Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort online now!

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  • "With the terrific bird hunting and excellent food at Forrester’s, we have a great vacation every time."
    Mayo and I have come to the Bighorn for four years now, and for the last three years, we have arrived at the lodge to find the same convergence of fun repeat guests who hail from all over the country. We’ve become good friends, and will even be meeting up for some quail hunting in Georgia this winter. The group has a good mix of men and women. Some of us women hunt, some walk with the hunters, and some stay in and enjoy the peace and quiet of the lodge. We’re a little raucous at cocktail hour which we enjoy. With the terrific bird hunting and excellent food at Forrester’s, we have a great vacation every time.
    - Susan
  • "Wonderful hospitality and meals"
    Couldn't have asked for a better venue for our family reunion. Wonderful hospitality and meals that were second to none. Thanks to everyone for your part in helping us to create the beautiful memories we will carry with us!!
    - Naomi G.
  • "Fly-fishing and Cuisine Wonderland"
    We have visited Forrester's many times over the years and always experienced great fishing, knowledgeable and fun guides, cozy cabin accommodations, and exquisite cuisine. Nick and Francine and their staff are all wonderful hosts. We love to fish, and the fishing has been the main reason for our visits.
    - Chris S.
  • "This place is awesome."
    This place is awesome. Picturesque location overlooking the river, very close to town and the dam where you put in for fishing. The cabins are neat, clean, and well appointed. This is where we will stay every time we are in Fort Smith to fish the legendary Big Horn River.
    - Mark M.
  • "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
  • "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.
  • "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
  • "All Inclusive"
    Forrester's Bighorn River Resort is a gem for those who want to float/wade the 13 miles of the tail out waters of the Bighorn Rive or go hunting for upland game birds. I opted for fishing and spent four nights with three days of fishing. The owners, Nick and Francine are wonderful hosts and have developed a wonderful lodge with wonderful accommodations, food guide service. Now the All-Inclusive package included transportation to a from the Billings, Montana airport to the lodge in Fort Smith, an hour and half drive. All lodging, meals, guides, fishing equipment and license, and the liquor of your choice. Now the lodge has two main floors. When you enter the lodge there is an open area that has a small lounge area with comfy leather chairs and a great fireplace, the reception desk, a gift shop and a small computer area. Down the hall is the kitchen and dining room. Breakfast is served at 8am each morning and dinner at 8pm and the meals are fantastic Upstairs is the Cigar Room where smoking is allowed when the heap exhaust fans are working, a large seating area, wide screen TV, which was never on, a game table and bar. Ones drink of choice will be at the bar with mixes and a small frig with beers. I stayed in one of the six cabins and my room had a rustic western motif with a wonderful bed, nice full bathroom, reading desk and a deck overlooking the river. Of course there was no TV or radio so it required you to read or connect with your device of choice. I read. Now this is not a hotel but a lodge so answers about a hotel do not apply.
    - W. J.

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 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