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Fishing and Birding on Fishtail Creek

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Last updated: 07/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Absarokee house description

Fishing And Bird Watching On Fishtail Creek

Located at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains, this ranch house can sleep 8. The home is very comfortable with 2 bedrooms upstairs, 2 bedrooms on the main floor and 2 baths. There is a large sunny kitchen, dining room that seats 8, and living room with original rock fireplace and oak floor. The deck is accessed off the living room and overlooks Fishtail Creek.

There are many outdoor activities at the ranch, such as fishing, hiking, bird watching, photography, sightseeing, and a picnic area for roasting hot dogs and making ‘smores!

Along Fishtail Creek and in the abundant tree cover at the house, many species of birds find shelter and visit our bird feeders frequently. The owners have a love of all the feathered friends on the ranch and have observed Pinyon Jays, Clark's Nutcrackers, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, House Wrens, Gray-Crowned Rosy Finches and an occasional Black Rosy Finch, Common Redpolls, Sandhill Cranes, Bald Eagles, Red Tailed Hawks, Pine Siskins, White and Red Breasted Nuthatches, American Goldfinches, and so many more.

The Stillwater and Rosebud Rivers offer world class fly fishing and are only 15-20 minutes away. Woodbine Falls and the trail to Sioux Charlie Lake are a short scenic drive up the Stillwater Valley. The Stillwater River also offers opportunities for rafting and kayaking. We can help you arrange for a day of horse-back riding or an overnight trip into the mountains. ATV rentals are available in the neighborhood for exploring mountain trails in the Benbow and Nye area.

If you wish to take a trip into Yellowstone National Park, the drive from Fishtail to Red Lodge and over the Beartooth Highway into Yellowstone Park will be a highlight of your trip. The 90 mile drive will take you to the Northeast Entrance at Cooke City. You'll need to allow at least 3 hours travel time into Cooke City because of the numerous switch backs that take you up and over the mountains. This highway is closed from late September until mid to late May, but there are alternative routes into Yellowstone by way of West Yellowstone, MT, Gardiner, MT, or Cody, WY. Just be sure to check current information.

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall - every season is beautiful in the Beartooths!

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry, we do not allow pets on the property....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • Showers in both bathrooms - no bathtubs.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Stove
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Oven
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                Window air conditioners in all 4 bedrooms...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room seats 8
              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Our insurance does not allow for special events such as weddings, large group parties, etc....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Books

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront
                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Hiking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rafting
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Restaurants
                  • Playground
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting
                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $150
                  $875 $3,000

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Cleaning Fee $50
                  • Tax Rate 7%

                  Notes:

                  $150.00 per night for up to 4 guests. Each additional guest, 5 to 8 guests, is $10 per person per night additional charge.

                  7% Montana Lodging Tax.

                  $50 cleaning fee.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 07/14/2014
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                  Location

                  65 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Billings
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-90
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Cowboy Bar
                  38 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Red Lodge Mountain
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Columbus
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Cowboy Bar and Supper Club

                  Car: Necessary

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1941

                  About the owner: In 1928 our grandfather, Michael Lesnik who was born in the Savinjske Alps of Slovenia, fell in love with the Fishtail Area. He and our grandmother, Katherine had immigrated to the US in 1906, and in 1912, homesteaded on a dryland farm north of Columbus, MT. Grandfather longed for the mountains, streams and lush forest of his homeland. Grandfather would occasionally accompany a friend to go fishing at Fishtail, and the area reminded him of his beloved Slovenia. He determined he would buy a place in this valley, and somehow he managed to do just that. We grandkids marvel that he was able to accomplish that during the Great Depression and the 'dirty 30's.' Since that time, several generations of Lesnik kids, cousins, grandkids and great-grandkids have roamed the hills and fished and floated on Fishtail Creek. The ranch continues to operate as a working ranch, raising cattle, sheep and hay. And now the Lesnik Kids have decided to remodel the house, built in 1941 by our dad, Leo Lesnik, and rent it as a vacation rental. We have retained the original feel of the house, but have given our family home a 'face lift.' We are pleased to offer this well loved home for your enjoyment!

                  Why the Owner Chose Absarokee:
                  This property has been in our family since 1928.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Living Room 2

                    Living Room 2

                  • Downstairs Bedroom with Twin Beds

                    Downstairs Bedroom with Twin Beds

                  • Upstairs Bedroom 4

                    Upstairs Bedroom 4

                  • Montana Summer Sunset

                    Montana Summer Sunset

                  • Barn in winter at The Lesnik Place

                    Barn in winter at The Lesnik Place

                  • Red Breasted Grosbeak in Aspen Tree

                    Red Breasted Grosbeak in Aspen Tree

                  • Black cows beneath the Beartooth Mountains

                    Black cows beneath the Beartooth Mountains

                  • Baling the Hay

                    Baling the Hay

                  • Mystic Lake - A great day hike

                    Mystic Lake - A great day hike

                  • Summer 2013

                    Summer 2013

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • Original Rock Fireplace

                    Original Rock Fireplace

                  • Downstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed

                    Downstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed

                  • Upstairs Bedroom 3

                    Upstairs Bedroom 3

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Paint Horses on the Ranch

                    Paint Horses on the Ranch

                  • Grey-crowned Rosy Finches at Feeders

                    Grey-crowned Rosy Finches at Feeders

                  • Black Angus cows on the ranch in Fall

                    Black Angus cows on the ranch in Fall

                  • Beartooth Mountains

                    Beartooth Mountains

                  • Montana State Flower -the Bitterroot, which can be found on the ranch.

                    Montana State Flower -the Bitterroot, which can be found on the ranch.

                  • Stillwater River above Woodbine - a short drive and an easy hike

                    Stillwater River above Woodbine - a short drive and an easy hike

                  VRBO #453437

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 16, 2014

                  $150 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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