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Hotel Impossible: Dude Rancher Lodge - Billings, MT

In Billings, MT, Anthony must rescue the Dude Rancher Lodge, a downtown hotel that has a one-star rating, no business, and a decor that alternates between historical and present-day.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x11
Airdate: Monday July 09th, 2012

Director: Carlos Bible

Main Cast


Anthony arrives in Billings, MT, a few miles away from Yellowstone National Park. The Dude Rancher Lodge is in the heart of Billings and is now owned by Virginia Karlsen, a former engineer who bought it on a whim in 1991. In the last several years, it’s been unable to make a profit and has been losing money ever since...

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Episode Quotes
Anthony: And this, this is horrible. Look at this bedspread. This takes the case. this wins the world's ugliest hotel bedspread. They have leaves and they have imprints of leaves so it almost looks like stains. You don't want something that looks like stains as part of the design.

Anthony: Congratulations on the ugliest bedspread and the ugliest bathroom I've ever seen.

Housekeeper: Do you have a good feeling about this?
Anthony: I don't get paid to have a good feeling. At the end, if you look at me and you feel that I've done my job, then I have a good feeling.

Anthony: This isn't putting the lipstick on the pig. This is changing the pig.
Blanche: This is literally turning the pig into a duck.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerBruce David Klein  |  Brian Leonard (1)
Co-Executive ProducerLorri Leighton  |  Rob Green  |  Anthony Melchiorri
Associate ProducerAisha Reyes
EditorDavid Peterson  |  Mary Anne Van Wagner  |  Katherine Hunt  |  Lori Henzler
CastingAisha Reyes  |  Tori Gallarello Alcock
Production AssistantLevi Adams  |  Bryce Aschenbrenner
Production CoordinatorMira Friedlaender  |  Jonathan Rittenberg
Assistant EditorMatthia Baptiste  |  Alana Hoffman
Post Production SupervisorJoe Eckardt  |  Alexa Coyle
On-Line EditorKim D. Hylan
Director of PhotographyLeo Lawrence
Production ManagerNeil Mason Parrish
Story ProducerDavid Jacobs
Field ProducerMatt Koed
Camera AssistantIcaro Godoi
Post Production ManagerMia Trombino
Post Production AssistantGreg Littauer
Media TechnicianAndrew Seeman
AudioJohn Hatcher
DesignerBlanche Garcia
Business AffairsSara Hofstein
Design AssistantFrancheska Torres
Assistant On-line EditorQuincy Hinds
CameraEdwin Mesa
Supervising Post ProducerJulie Lei  |  Steven Matty
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