The Montana Fly Fishing Lodge
The Ranch is a all-inclusive fly fishing lodge situated on the banks of the East Rosebud River in the center of “The Last Best Place”, just west of Billings. Our slogan “No Place, SPEAKS ‘Montana’ like The Ranch!” comes from this fact. The Ranch includes a Log Lodge, Glamping Cabins, Rustic Barn, Historic Bridge, 1.5 miles of East Rosebud River Frontage, Trout Ponds, groomed and landscaped acreage all around the lodge/barn/river frontage/ponds/outdoor fire pits in a Quaking Aspen and Cottonwood river bottom setting in the shadow of the Beartooth/Absaroka mountain range, the highest in Montana.
The Log Lodge
Very large hand hewn, custom scribed logs ranging in diameter from 12” to 32” were chosen for the 5000 sqft lodge. The lodge has 4 king suites each with a private full bath ensuite, cathedral ceiling Great Room, large guest/game/tv room, 2 large river rock fireplaces, numerous decks, and outdoor patios. The lodge is the perfect base camp for full days fishing the world-class trout fisheries just outside.
The classic high-cage truss was built on-site in 1907 across the Stillwater River about 5 miles north of The Ranch. Having endured nearly a century of traffic from horse drawn wagons and cattle drives to modern ranch traffic semi-truck loads, in 2001 the Montana DOT replaced the historic old bridge with a new concert structure designed for heavier loads. With the replacement built the DOT put the historic bridge up for adoption and The Ranch took on the challenge of moving the classic old structure right through the town of Absarokee, raising phone and power line all along the way until it reached its new home across the East Rosebud River running through The Ranch. The Historic Bridge, lit up at night, is a spectacular site!