Fishing and Birding on Fishtail Creek(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)
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.
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall - every season is beautiful in the Beartooths!
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Member since: 2013
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Showers in both bathrooms - no bathtubs.
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee $50
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 7%
$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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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 Fishtail, MT, USA:
This property has been in our family since 1928.
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- Secondary: + 406-328-7167
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Living Room 2
Downstairs Bedroom with Twin Beds
Upstairs Bedroom 4
Montana Summer Sunset
Barn in winter at The Lesnik Place
Red Breasted Grosbeak in Aspen Tree
Black cows beneath the Beartooth Mountains
Baling the Hay
Mystic Lake - A great day hike
Original Rock Fireplace
Downstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed
Upstairs Bedroom 3
Paint Horses on the Ranch
Grey-crowned Rosy Finches at Feeders
Black Angus cows on the ranch in Fall
Montana State Flower -the Bitterroot, which can be found on the ranch.
Stillwater River above Woodbine - a short drive and an easy hike
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017
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