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FISHING AND BIRDING ON FISHTAIL CREEK

Rita Westrum and Peggy Joki

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Rita Westrum and Peggy Joki

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Call Owner
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Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

FISHING AND BIRDING ON FISHTAIL CREEK

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Absarokee House Rental Photos and 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!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rita Westrum and Peggy Joki (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

About Rita Westrum and Peggy Joki

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!

Rita Westrum and Peggy Joki purchased this house in 1941

Why Rita Westrum and Peggy Joki chose Absarokee

This property has been in our family since 1928.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Fishing and Birding on Fishtail Creek
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Absarokee Yellowstone
Adna, WA
5

Merry Christmas to the best Mom & Dad-in-law!

Merry Christmas to the best Mom & Dad-in-law!
  • 5 of 5
The best gift ever to have a great adventure of fishing, hiking, looking for deer and elk, eating great food, a wonderful place to read and relax at the Lesnik Place! Plus learning the history of the family and how the homestead and property evolved with love and care. Thanks to the best hosts ever! We so enjoyed the photos and stories. Loved the cats! The garden was so yummy!
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Absarokee Yellowstone
5

Fantastic place to stay!! Set in paradise!

  • 5 of 5
If you like fabulous comfort, cleanliness, beauty, and your own personal garden from which to pick fresh food! This is the place! Charming and so well kept! Beds, linens, everything was just wonderful including the beautiful pair of Sandhill Cranes in the pasture. We will choose this place over and over!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Fishing and Birding on Fishtail Creek
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Absarokee Yellowstone
5

The Lesnik Place

  • 5 of 5
Three generations of our family spent a week at the Lesnik Place. Everything surpassed our expectations! The house has been updated and is extremely well furnished and comfortable. Every possible necessity was included in the well furnished kitchen, along with many basic staples. The home is tastefully decorated. The owners were exceptionally accommodating, friendly and gracious. We will be sure to stay there again on our next trip.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absarokee Yellowstone
Deer Lodge, Montana
5

Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5
This home is perfect and very clean. We stayed here to attend our daughter's wedding just a few miles away. Would stay here again to explore more of the area. Looks like an great place for fishing.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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-406-328-7167
Absarokee Yellowstone
5

An Ol' Country Home

An Ol' Country Home
  • 5 of 5
Members of my family have lived in the Fishtail area for nearly 65 years. So when it's time for family members to gather for a holiday, the experience is especially enjoyable when out-of-state members can come together in an ol' country home that reminds us of years past. The Lesnik Place brought back memories of years past, especially the mountain ranch setting and the home of long-time family friends. A truly great experience!!
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Absarokee Yellowstone
Kernersville, NC
5

Perfect getaway with charm & character

Perfect getaway with charm & character
  • 5 of 5
Great place after fishing all day to relax and enjoy a peaceful setting on Fishtail Creek. Our four party fishing group found the house very accommodating with all the comforts of home. The daily deer visits and bird activity at this charming location is just a few of the bonus activities you will find. A wonderful garden will also put a smile on your face.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Absarokee House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.0%
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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Amenities

Amenities

Absarokee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Showers in both bathrooms - no bathtubs.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Our insurance does not allow for special events such as weddings, large group parties, etc. Permission from the owners is required for large gatherings at the house.

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