Located on the Banks of the Bighorn

sleep horizontalOriginating in Wyoming, the world-famous Bighorn River flows right through the heart of the Crow Reservation in southeastern Montana. It is on these banks that the Bighorn River Lodge can be found. This small, intimate, Western lodge, celebrated for its guides and food, is surrounded by only river wetlands, agricultural fields and an occasional herd of cattle. Boasting incredible river frontage and breath-taking scenery, guest often marvel at not only the feeling of exclusivity, but at the abundance of life this Missouri River tributary holds.

  • Located off of 13 Mile Assess between St Xavier and Fort Smith
  • Short walk from our exclusive river access and the Lodge
  • 8-acre stocked fishing pond
  • 1hr 15 min form Billings International Airport,
  • 1hr 10 min north of Sheridan, Wyoming

Family-Friendly Atmosphere

With its log-cabin style construction, antler-accents, and manicured lawns, the Bighorn River Lodge is known as a warm and inviting destination complemented only by Montana’s open spaces and Big Sky charm. Whether greeted by the Lodge’s friendly dog or a helpful team member, the Lodge’s casual atmosphere is immediately felt. Once settled in, guests may choose to interact with the chef as he prepares one of his many culinary creations or enjoy an appetizer in the family-style great room decorated with western art. For all of its excellence and consideration in design, the interior falls short of its surrounding beauty. So pour yourself a drink and enjoy one of Montana’s incredible sunsets over the Bighorn Mountains from our spacious deck or try your hand at fishing one of our two private, stocked ponds. The Bighorn River Lodge perfectly embodies the honest and welcoming attitude for which the west is known.

  • Open kitchen with flexible seating
  • Spacious south-facing deck overlooking the Bighorn Mountain Range
  • Great room with fireplace and poker table
  • Manicured landscaping with a walking trail around the property
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First Class Resort with Excellent Accommodations

lodge-verticalThe accommodations at the Bighorn River Lodge are a wealth of meticulously considered details working together to influence and enrich the totality of one’s lodge experience. With an emphasis on group dynamics the lodge specializes in parties numbering twelve or less (we can easily accommodate up to 16). From its open kitchen designed to facilitate interactions with the chef to its flexible harvest table seating that overlooks the Bighorn River, meal times are the place to celebrate the day’s adventures. The great room, with its custom wet bar, river stone fireplace, flat screen TV and poker table, makes the perfect place to relax and enjoy smaller group settings. Or soak up the last bit of evening in one of our custom barnwood rocking chairs. With 500-count linen sheets and private baths, our simple but comfortable bedrooms are the ideal way to end your day.

  • 5 bedrooms in the Main Lodge
  • 3 bedrooms in the Caddis Cabin
  • Two beds and a private bathroom per bedroom
  • Pro Shop that sells fly-fishing gear and souvenirs
  • State of the art conference room that can hold 24 participants

Western Hospitality

Whether you desire to share your passion for fly fishing with family, friends or corporate clients, the staff at the Bighorn River Lodge prides itself on catering to groups of all kinds. With comfortable accommodations, Western style amenities, gourmet cuisine, and professional guides, clients can be assured that all aspects of their trip will be handled with excellence. The Bighorn River Lodge’s experienced and on-site management and staff are dedicated to the art of hospitality and specialize in accommodating the needs of our guests.


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Physical Address:
301 Bighorn River Lodge Loop
St. Xavier, MT 59075

Mailing Address:
PO Box 157
St. Xavier, MT 59075


"Everyone, and I mean everyone, met the highest standards of hospitality, fishing, food and good cheer."

~ Gary Scholick

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