Bighorn River Resort

Lodge Front

Love Fly fishing, hiking, biking in Montana?

On the Bighorn River in Southeastern Montana Private Orvis Lodge offering an upscale experience in fishing, upland bird hunting and waterfowl

Located on private property in the Bighorn Valley overlooking the famous Bighorn River Close to Red Lodge, Yellowstone Park, and the Bighorn Mountains 10 Miles from Bighorn Lake and the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation area.

About Bighorn River Resort

The Bighorn River Resort is an owner operated Orvis Lodge on the Famed Bighorn River. We have a beautiful backyard view of the Bighorn River and surrounding countryside. Guests love to take pictures from the deck during dinner. We are within 109 private acres with private access to the Bighorn River. We are within driving distance of Yellowstone National Park, the Bighorn Mountains, Red Lodge and Glacier Park. 

We have a boutique property hosting up to 14 for fishing and hunting. We have plate service breakfast, riverside picnic lunches and four course plate service dinner. Our focus in on fly-fishing and upland bird hunting with some waterfowl in the fall. 

We offer a unique opportunity to serve guests beautiful food in a relaxed environment. The cabin accommodations are country cozy. The kitchen is a place to shine for the culinary-inspired. Our Chef Frank works hard to bring the current trends into our dining room to create an exciting end to the perfect day. This beautiful food requires a great dining room and kitchen team. 

The Employee Experience

We have a casual fun atmosphere while providing great customer service and fine dining to our guests. The team at Forrester's is small and work together to take care of 4-14 guests at any given time. Taking good care of our guests with attention to detail is what we love, and love working with a team that feels the same way! 

This is a great spot for anyone that loves to flyfish, float or getaway to nearby areas such as Yellowstone Park, Redlodge, and many other famous Montana fisheries.  We are also near the Yellowtail Dam, a national park. Should you have your own boat, this is a perfect getaway on days off. 

We are looking for team members that love customer service and love working in a casual yet professional environment.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal team member will be able to work the entire season. Work under some pressure. Great customer service skills with experience in the field applying for. 

Enjoy outdoor activities and living in a smaller community. 

Room and Board

Staff housing is included in the package. Shared. Housing includes private bedroom and bathroom, shared living room and full kitchen.

Transportation is necessary as housing is about 1 mile from the lodge in a small village of Fort Smith. 

Shift meal included. 

Employee Perks

  • Season fishing license and access to gear
  • 30% discount in our proshop
  • paid transportation to and from job
  • End of season bonus May - November 

Getting Here and Getting Around

You will need a personal vehicle. The Lodge is about 1 mile from staff housing and all fun places to visit require getting there!

For Fun

There are many day hikes, other mountain hikes close by, floating the Bighorn as well as other rivers in Montana. Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Boating at Yellowtail Dam. Should you have a boat this would be a big plus. Biking also great in and around this area. Billings MT, Red Lodge, Cody, Bozeman all close. Drift boats, recreational boats such as rafts, canoes, speed boats, bikes all a fun plus. 

How to Apply

Please email resume and three professional references to francineforrester@gmail.com. From there we would love to connect with you.


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