Filed Under Red Lodge

Croonquist House

Hi-Bug Historic District

Perched high on a hill overlooking the district, this Craftsman style bungalow reflects the original owners’ love of nature and natural surroundings. The distinctive home served as the winter residence of Alfred and Senia Croonquist. Well known for promoting Montana tourism in the 1920s and 1930s, the Croonquists were owners and proprietors of Camp Senia, a dude ranch and fishing camp in the Beartooth Mountains. With the help of local Finnish craftsmen, Alfred built the bungalow of lodge pole pine and native river cobble in 1922. Its rustic architecture mirrors that of Camp Senia.


Croonquist House
Croonquist House Croonquist House (PAc 91-51 Red Lodge/Red Lodge RZ F25). Front to side view of the house, facing northwest on Word Avenue North. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: July/Aug. 1985


521 Word Avenue North, Red Lodge, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Croonquist House,” Historic Montana, accessed July 12, 2024,