• Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.0
  • Pets: Allowed
  • Check-in: After 4:00 pm
  • Check-out: Before 10:00 am
Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.0
Pets: Allowed
Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Check-out: Before 10:00 am
OBO Amenities: Boat Ramp < 1 Mile, Fire Pit, Grill, Outdoor Living Area, Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile
Everyday Living: 24 Hour Check-In, Air Conditioning, CO2 Detector, Coffee Maker, Fire Pit, First Aid Kit, Full Kitchen, Linens, Smoke Alarm, Towels, TV, Washer\Dryer, Wifi
Fort Smith, MT

3 Mile Cabin - Bighorn River, MT

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of the Bighorn River with a stay at our newly constructed modern home. Just minutes away from the 3-mile boat ramp or a leisurely stroll to your private boat ramp and fishing access, this Montana retreat is tailor-made for the avid outdoorsman. Nestled in the tranquil Bighorn Meadows subdivision, our home boasts refined furnishings, ensuring a comfortable and unforgettable stay. From the master bedroom with a king bed and ensuite bathroom to the loft bedroom featuring bunk beds, every detail has been carefully considered. Enjoy modern amenities like a stocked kitchen with an RO drinking water system, heated concrete floors, and a smokeless wood-burning fire pit. With high-speed WiFi, a covered patio, and a propane grill, every aspect of your stay is thoughtfully crafted. Plus, bring your furry friend along for the adventure, as we’re pet-friendly with prior arrangement. Whether you’re casting a line into the river or simply soaking in the serenity of the surroundings, your adventure awaits at Bighorn Meadows Cabin.

Oudoor Access

The Big Horn river is a tributary of the Yellowstone approximately 461 miles long in the states of Wyoming and Montana in the western United States. The river was named in 1805 by fur trader Francois Larocque for the Big Horn sheep he saw along its banks as he explored the Yellowstone. The Big Horn River is renowned for its excellent trout fishing and stunning scenery. There are about 15 distinct “fishing holes” in the section near our home and several Access sites.

For example:

  1. Afterbay Access Site:
  • Located just below the Yellowtail Dam, the Afterbay Access Site provides easy access to the river.
  • This area is popular for wade fishing and is known for its abundant trout population.
  • Anglers can expect to catch Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and the occasional Cutthroat Trout.
  • The water temperature remains relatively consistent year-round, making it an excellent destination for fishing in any season.
  1. 3-Mile Access Site:
  • Situated approximately three miles downstream from the Afterbay, the 3-Mile Access Site offers convenient access to the river.
  • This area is known for its excellent wade fishing opportunities, with plenty of riffles, runs, and deep pools to explore.
  • Anglers can use a variety of fly fishing techniques here, including nymphing, dry fly fishing, and streamer fishing.
  • Commonly caught species include Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Cutthroat Trout.
  1. Bighorn Access Site:
  • Located approximately six miles downstream from the Afterbay, the Bighorn Access Site provides easy access to the river.
  • This area is popular for both wade fishing and drift boat fishing.
  • Anglers can expect to catch Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Cutthroat Trout, with the chance of landing a trophy-sized fish.
  • The Bighorn Access Site is a great starting point for a float trip down the river.
  1. Mallard’s Landing Access Site:
  • Situated approximately nine miles downstream from the Afterbay, Mallard’s Landing Access Site offers excellent river access.
  • This area is popular for drift boat fishing, with plenty of productive runs and pools to explore.
  • Anglers can expect to catch Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Cutthroat Trout, with the chance of hooking into a large fish.
  • Mallard’s Landing Access Site is a great spot for both novice and experienced anglers.

Helpful Information:

  • For information about current river conditions, water levels, and fishing reports, visit Big Horn River Fly Fishing.
  • Popular fly patterns for the Big Horn River include the Sow Bug, Scud, San Juan Worm, Pheasant Tail Nymph, and Zebra Midge.
  • The river is catch-and-release only for Rainbow Trout and Cutthroat Trout, with special regulations in place to protect the fishery.

The Big Horn River near Fort Smith, Montana, offers excellent fishing opportunities and beautiful scenery, making it a must-visit destination for fly anglers of all skill levels.

While Fort Smith, Montana, is primarily known for its excellent trout fishing on the Big Horn River, there are also opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy mountain biking and climbing in the surrounding area. Here are some popular mountain biking trails and climbing routes near Fort Smith:

Mountain Biking Trails:

  1. Yellowtail Wildlife Management Area:
  • Located just outside of Fort Smith, the Yellowtail Wildlife Management Area offers several miles of scenic mountain biking trails.
  • The trails wind through rolling hills, open meadows, and wooded areas, providing a variety of terrain for riders of all skill levels.
  • Popular trails include the Yellowtail Reservoir Trail, which offers stunning views of the reservoir and surrounding landscape, and the Yellowtail Dam Trail, which follows the shoreline of the reservoir.
  1. Big Horn National Recreation Trail:
  • The Big Horn National Recreation Trail is a multi-use trail that runs for approximately 32 miles along the Big Horn Mountains.
  • The trail can be accessed from various points near Fort Smith, including the Afterbay Campground and the Bighorn Access Site.
  • While the trail is primarily used for hiking and horseback riding, mountain bikers can also enjoy sections of the trail, particularly the lower elevations near Fort Smith.

Climbing Routes:

  1. Big Horn Canyon:
  • Big Horn Canyon, located near Fort Smith, offers several climbing routes for rock climbers of all skill levels.
  • The canyon features limestone cliffs and rock formations, with routes ranging from easy to challenging.
  • Popular climbing routes include the Indian Head Peak Route, the Dry Fork Canyon Route, and the Horseshoe Canyon Route.
  1. Black Canyon:
  • Black Canyon, located just a short drive from Fort Smith, is another popular climbing destination.
  • The canyon features steep limestone cliffs and challenging routes that attract experienced climbers from across the region.
  • Popular climbing routes include the Black Magic Route, the Devil’s Backbone Route, and the Black Widow Route.
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OBO Amenities

Boat Ramp < 1 Mile Boat Ramp < 1 Mile
Fire Pit Fire Pit
Grill Grill
Outdoor Living Area Outdoor Living Area
Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile

Amenities

24 Hour Check-In, Air Conditioning, CO2 Detector, Coffee Maker, Fire Pit, First Aid Kit, Full Kitchen, Linens, Smoke Alarm, Towels, TV, Washer\Dryer, Wifi

Things to Do

  • Bighorn River
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking

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