The Cottonwood Resort is located on a peaceful, sprawling ranch in beautiful Joliet, less than 30 miles outside of Billings, Montana. We offer fully customizable indoor and outdoor event venues and an onsite lodge structured to provide a comfortable, authentic Montana experience where lifelong memories are made. Our property is bordered by the Clarks Fork of Yellowstone River, a mountain stream flowing from the top of Granite Peak, Montana’s highest mountain.

With gorgeous Western, turnkey facilities, The Cottonwood is truly a one-of-a-kind event venue and retreat. Our accommodations include a 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom lodge that comfortably sleeps 16 as well as an active equine center. We offer a variety of both area and onsite activities, including fly-fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing, hunting, and more.

At a glance

  • Joliet, MT (near Billings, MT)
  • 45 minutes to Red Lodge
  • Lodge Comfortably Sleeps 16
  • Lodge comfortably holds 50 guests for meetings, gatherings, and private events.
  • Indoor & Outdoor Venues
  • Accommodates 600 Guests
  • Clarks Fork River Access
  • Active Equine Center

Welcome to your home away from home

Room Break Down


Master Downstairs Bedroom: 

  • 2 Twin beds
  • 3 Queen beds
  • 1 desk
  • Personal AC
  • Door to back patio
  • Attached master bathroom with double sinks, double toilets, shower, and bath

Upstairs Teal and Grey Room: (Right of the hallway)

  • 4 Twin Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Desk 
  • Attached bathroom with double sinks and a bath
  • Personal AC


Living Room 

  • 2 reclining couches
  • 2 reading chairs
  • Bar
  • Fireplace
  • 4 seat table 


  • 2 four-seater tables


Salon Balcony

  • 2 Vanities
  • Couch
  • Window seating

Upstairs Tan Room: (Left of the hall)

  • 2 Twin beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Computer Desk
  • Personal AC

Upstairs Blue Room: (End of the hall) 

  • 3 Queen beds
  • Computer desk
  • Attached bathroom with a shower
  • Love seat





  • Seating for 20 
  • Fireplace
  • Coffee 


Laundry Room 

  • Washer  / Dryer
  • Sink