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Looking south from the deck. I never get tired of this view.

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Last updated: 07/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fort Smith house description

Loads of recreation opportunities await you in the Big Horn River Valley and Bighorn National Recreation Area. Book now for your vacation!
*Bighorn Lake: Fish for Walleye, Lake Trout and other game fish, water ski and go tubing, sail and enjoy the views of the red rock canyon. The canyon provides lots of opportunities for photography. Rent a boat or pontoon at the marina for a day on the lake with your group.
*Yellowtail Dam: Drive up to the visitor center to learn about the construction of this hydroelectric facility that is operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and how it has influenced the valley through irrigation, flood control, fishing and recreation.
*Bighorn River: Fly fish the world famous trout-rich waters, or hunt Canada geese and Mallard ducks from your drift boat.
*Hunt upland game birds on private property, with permission & licenses as required.
*History: Visit Little Bighorn Battlefield and the site of Fort C.F. Smith and its Hayfield Fight. There are also several other battlefield sites in the region, a well-planned day will allow you to visit them.
*In the region: Pompey's Pillar, the only remaining physical evidence of of the Clark's voyage down the Yellowstone, is located about 80 miles away. Billings and Sheridan (WY) are great shopping and theater destinations and are each about 90 miles.

Unlike the lodges in the area, this self-catering house offers you the ability to cook and eat what you want - when you want, come and go as you please and save money in the process. Your Bighorn Valley experience will be so much better then just renting a motel room!

This home is located just 2 miles from the 'Bighorn' river fishing access (known as '13 mile' to the locals) and is 12 miles from Ft. Smith. It offers all of the creature comforts you're looking for. You'll be able to spend the day on the water and be 'home' within minutes to a hot shower, ice cold beverage and grill that fish you just caught.

The warm water in the Bighorn river and many farmers' fields attracts many Canada geese during the winter, making the valley a prime area for waterfowl hunters and upland game birds trive in the many fields and pastures of the farms and ranches.

The home is situated on a large parcel of land, so you'll have lots of privacy, peace and quiet. The parking area is huge and there is plenty of room for your boats and pickup trucks.

The house has 2 bedrooms, and I have them set up with 2 full-size beds in each room. It will sleep 4 adults comfortably, with a maximum of 8. Very large groups will have restrictions of water use, and require special instructions so the septic system isn't overloaded.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Pre-approval and deposit required. Outdoor kennel provided....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Lots of childrens movies and books, plenty of room to play....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoke outside only - with extreme caution during summer....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Very open floor plan....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 2 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 double

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          • Double Beds (4) Sleeps 4 comfortably, maximum 8

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Also includes: Toaster, toaster oven, blender, crock pot, coffee maker, hand mixer, selection of spices and oils, everything you'll need!...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Also Tea pot and coffee grinder, and basic coffee, tea, creamer and sweeteners ...moreless

          • Dining:

            Folding table and chairs also provided for additional seating....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Basic spices, cooking oils, condiments...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            includes pots & pans, bake ware...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided:

            Also beach towels...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Air...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Living Room seats 4
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • No video games are provided! Encourage your children to go play outside, or play a board game together!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Includes lots of child friendly movies!...moreless

              • Television:

                In bedroom with vhs/dvd player...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Also I-Phone dock/clock radio...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                In living room...moreless

              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Games
              • Music Library

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Local calls only, bring a calling card or Skype...moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                2 decks and expansive patio with lots of seating for outdoor eating and entertaining....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Propane provided...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Bighorn Mountains and Pryor Mountains....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Spelunking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hunting
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Photography
                  • Groceries
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Water Tubing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter rates
                  Jan 1 - Mar 15
                  4 night min stay
                  $150
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $200

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Cleaning Fee $110
                  • Tax Rate 7%

                  Notes:

                  Signed contract is required.

                  Pets must be pre-approved. Additional cleaning fee and refundable deposit required.

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                  Personal / Corporate checks

                  Money Orders


                  This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                  Last updated: 07/20/2014
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                  Location

                  85 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Billings, MT and Sheridan, WY
                  32 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-90
                  32 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Hardin, MT
                  150 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Red Lodge, Montana
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Hardin, MT
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Ft. Smith, MT

                  Car: Necessary

                  Seasonal upland game bird and goose/duck hunting.

                  Great home base for lots of local water-sport activities and sight-seeing.

                  Make a day of historic battlefield tours, and visit Pompey's Pillar.

                  Quiet and private - perfect for recharging your batteries and getting away from the 'Honey Do' list for a few days!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: Hello! My name is Barbara. I was born and raised in Big Horn County, Montana. My parents were ranchers, and they taught my sisters and I the value of hard work! It was an awesome way to grow up - out in the country, with our horses as our best friends, swimming in Rotten Grass Creek and at Willow Creek Dam, building fence, putting up hay, moving cattle to our summer pasture in the Big Horn Mountains. We went to school at Lodge Grass (it was better then), and we all were in sports and kept very busy. Like I said, it was a great way to grow up! Since then, I've moved around a little; but Big Horn County holds a special place in my heart - especially Rotten Grass Creek valley, Soap Creek, and the 'Esp Range' and Little Bull Elk Ridge on the mountain. Currently, I live in Billings and work at a oil refinery, pulling wrenches.

                  Why the Owner Chose Fort Smith:
                  This property was my parent's retirement home. The house was designed by Mom and reflects the rancher in her. That generation spent a lot of time at the kitchen table, drinking coffee, visiting with neighbors and playing cards; so the kitchen/dining room is the centerpiece of the house. She also designed in a huge utility room and lots of storage. I believe all of this combines to make a perfect vacation home, plus I couldn't have hoped for a better location!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Some of the most enjoyable moments I have at this property are when I have the binoculars up to my eyes. There is always something to look at. There is a great horned owl that can be seen most mornings on a fence post in the coulee. We've seen many colorful songbirds flitting around eating bugs. The Bighorn mountains are beautiful at any time of day, but it's fun to watch storms come across from Wyoming. I've also seen quite a few white tail deer browsing in the pasture area and a coyote or two hunting along. (No big game hunting is allowed on the Crow Reservation, sorry.)


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                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Looking south from the deck. I never get tired of this view.

                    Looking south from the deck. I never get tired of this view.

                  • Updated kitchen with all of the bells and whistles!

                    Updated kitchen with all of the bells and whistles!

                  • Comfortable lounging in the living room. Dish Network, vhs/dvd player.

                    Comfortable lounging in the living room. Dish Network, vhs/dvd player.

                  • The groove in the center is the top of the canyon walls of Bighorn Canyon & Lake

                    The groove in the center is the top of the canyon walls of Bighorn Canyon & Lake

                  • Unobstructed views of the Bighorn and Pryor Mountains.

                    Unobstructed views of the Bighorn and Pryor Mountains.

                  • Map of area, with house location in red. (Not all roads are shown.)

                    Map of area, with house location in red. (Not all roads are shown.)

                  • Both bedrooms have 2 full size beds.

                    Both bedrooms have 2 full size beds.

                  • Reclining split loveseat.

                    Reclining split loveseat.

                  VRBO #222327

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $150 - $200 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 07/20/14
                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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