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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.
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...Read the full recap
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.