Renowned Fly-Shop, Lodge, and Outfitting business on the Bighorn River in Montana.

Fort Smith, MT
.8 +/- Acres


  • 13 meticulously maintained and updated rooms, each with full baths and all the amenities expected in a high-end lodging experience.
  • Additional 3 bed, 2 bath detached home used for hosting large groups, Airbnb rentals, or employee housing.
  • Incredible commercial kitchen and dining facilities set up to handle both guests as well as the public.
  • World-renowned fly-shop featuring partnerships with Simms, Patagonia, Winston, Sage, Etc.
  • All Real Estate, FFE, and Inventory included with the asking price.
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The Bighorn Trout Shop has been the staple of the Bighorn River outfitting, lodging, and retail scene for nearly 30 years.  The opportunity to be a part of a business of this stature in the national fly-fishing scene is rare, and potentially generational.  The Trout Shop, as it known within the fishing community, provides its owner with not only a premier name, but the real estate, clientele, staff, and ample revenue that come with it.  This offering is turnkey with all FFE, along with a solid transition plan from the current owners to ensure the success of the new proprietor.  The current owners are looking for not only a buyer, but a successor to carry on the legacy that the Trout Shop has created over its three decade run as a premier Montana destination.

Property Details

 For nearly 30 years the Trout Shop has been anchored by two families, both of which are deeply rooted in the Fort Smith fishing community.  Through decades of honest, meticulous, service to their guests, the Trout Shop has built a reputation as the standard for professionalism in outfitting.  One has to look no further than the shop’s repeat client numbers to find how this dedication has paid off.  The Trout shop boasts an incredible 80% return clientele rate, with most booking their next trip at checkout.  Even for the best of businesses, return clientele rates such as these are nearly impossible to find and help create assurances of a highly profitable investment from day one.  Due to the tailwater status of the Bighorn, occupancy rates and operating seasons tend to be far more consistent than freestone operations.  Traditionally the Trout Shop has opened for guests between the middle of March to the first of April, and consistently closes for the year on December 1st.  While net revenues are strong for even a 12-month business, prospective buyers need to take into account that these numbers consider only 8 months of operation.  Room for revenue growth in both lodging and dining are possible as the Bighorn Valley lies in one of the largest duck and Canada Goose migrations in the state.  Both waterfowl and upland bird hunting has long since been a draw for valley, however very few in the area have capitalized on the opportunity to increase sales from hunting.  In order to help ensure the success of the new proprietor, the current owners intend to help transition the business for up to two years via outfitting licenses, client retention, and operational knowledge.  Essentially, the Bighorn Trout Shop comes with all the tools needed to run a highly profitable business from the first day of operation. 

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