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The Johnson Place Guest House

Absarokee Montana

Listing Type: Vacation Home
City: Absarokee Montana
Region: Yellowstone Country

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The Johnson Place guest house is the original house on an historic 1,200 acre ranch located near the site of the second Crow Agency. Straddling the valley of the East Rosebud River, the working cattle ranch is comprised of irrigated hayfields on the valley floor and range on the hills on each side of the valley. Wildlife abounds: mule deer, whitetail deer, bald eagles (during winter,) golden eagles, sandhill cranes, great blue herons, foxes, and coyotes are some of the species frequently seen. The East Rosebud is a fine trout stream, and guests are invited to fish and hike on the ranch. Some bring their own horses (boarded for a nominal fee) to ride the miles of trails on the ranch. Both hikers and horsebackers can reach many of the trailheads into the Absaroka/Beartooth Wilderness area just a half-hour drive from the ranch. We can also arrange hayrides, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting through local outfitters.

The house itself is a spacious ranch home, originally built by Emily Aadland's grandfather Magnus Johnson, when the area opened for settlement in 1893. Its log cabin and adobe heritage are still in evidence by the thick walls and window sills in the kitchen area. Completed as a frame structure in subsequent years, the house has been thoroughly remodeled and contains a large kitchen with a picture-window view of the Beartooth Mountains to the south, three large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a huge living room. All cooking utensils and appliances, microwave, and clothes washer and dryer are included.

Directions: The Johnson Place is located in south-central Montana, just north of Yellowstone Park on Highway 78 between Red Lodge and Columbus. From the north, exit Interstate 90 west of Billings at the town of Columbus and proceed south on Highway 78 14 miles to Absarokee, then another 4 miles south toward Roscoe and Red Lodge. The Johnson Place is at mile marker 29 on the east side of the highway. If originating from Cody or Red Lodge, catch Highway 78 at Red Lodge and proceed through Roscoe and another 10 miles north toward Absarokee.

The Johnson Place Guest House
2906 Highway 78, Absarokee, MT 59001

  • Barbecue
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • River Fishing
  • Stream Fishing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Walking
  • Childrens Activities
  • Information
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Non-smoking
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Books
  • Childrens Activities

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