2018 Montana – Itinerary

by Jul 21, 20182018 Montana0 comments

Traveling to our Drift Boat Fly Fishing Trip in Montana is half the fun!

At the Miss Mayfly Launch event in Ligonier, I was lucky enough to win a Fly FIshing excursion with a bonafide, certified, an Outfitter in Montana for 3 days!  Robb and I talked about flying out, but why fly when you can drive and experience the amazing midwest country of the United States!  So the plan is to drive out and take a train back home.

Thursday, August 2nd Drive to

Plan to leave Erie around 5 am and arrive Air BNB around 2:30

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 (Airbnb link)

Can chk in After 1 PM / Chk out next day noon}
Host’s name is Renjena – “Please NO shoes in the house”. Bring K cup to use in Keurig. Use Garage code to get in. Self-check-in.

Friday, August 3rd Drive to

Rapid City, SD 57702 (Airbnb link)

No specific chk in time/chk out is flexible

Host’s name is Tom and this place has the hot tub and great breakfast! Laid back couple.

Things to do for the duration of the stay:

  • Rushmore
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Badlands
  • Wall Drug
  • 1880 Town
Saturday, August 4th Drive to

Crook County, Wyoming  (Airbnb Link)
There will be cattle and horses on the road please be careful, drive slowly, and be respectful around them.
If you want to pick up some groceries or supplies I would do so in Sundance. If you have time the Long Horn is a good place for lunch or supper.

Chk in after 3 PM / Chk out 11 AM
Host’s name is Tess

Things to do for the duration of stay:

  • Devils Tower
  • The Bad Lands

Day 5

Monday, August 6th Drive to

Billings, MT (Airbnb link)

Check in at 3 PM / Chk out 10 AM
Host’s name is Todd

Room/Jacuzzi outside on deck/beautiful views/Todd is a forager/Makes a big breakfast included with the room.

Day 6 & 7

Tuesday, August 7th Drive to

Butte, MT 59701 (Airbnb link)

Chk in after 2 PM / Chk out noon
Host’s name is Wendy (406) 565-7296
Glamping Site

Day 8, 9, & 10

Meet up with Shelly in

Helena, MT (website)

Fish the Missouri River two Days and the Madison one day.

Day 11

Sunday, August 12th Drive to Haver, MT

Havre, MT 59501 (Airbnb link)

Amtrak Station
235 Main Street
Haver, MT 

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