Missouri/Dearborn River Lodge--Swim and Fish Like Gary Cooper
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Cascade house description
Wade the Dearborn in the back yard where no one else fishes in this completely renovated custom house on 10 acres of the former Gary Cooper Ranch. Don’t be surprised to see deer, geese and ducks in the window nudging their way near the deck, especially at the spring waterfall that cascades down the slope. if you are especially quiet and observant, the hundreds of acres of park and ranch across the river also have mountain goats, bears, antelope and even the mountain lion.
Help yourself to the library, watch satellite television or DVD movies, or read from the house’s library.
The public put-in is an 11 hour trip; private access to two shorter put-ins make this a recommended site for many Montana guides. Launch from the back yard and float one half mile down the Dearborn River to the Missouri River or from anywhere on the Dearborn to your own private fishing hole among some of nature’s oldest rock outcroppings.
Only few miles from the Missouri Inn over the bridge where the Untouchables was filmed, enjoy the canyon or visit the Lewis and Clark’s Tower Rock and surrounding Park. From this base, see the spetacular Glacier Park or the continent’s largest dinosaur digs to the northwest, float the Lewis and Clark Trail by pontoon boat and lunch at the island where one of the nation's most famous fires occurred, or travel south to Yellowstone National Park or Jackson Hole, each an easy day’s visit.
Bring your dogs to the kennel behind the house, hang on the deck with river and tremendous rock views, play pool or light the outside fire pit for a campfire. BBQ or enjoy the new, custom kitchen and fisherman’s décor. In the evening, take your pick of 3 spacious bedrooms where at the end of the day 6 extra long beds await or tie a few at the fly-tying table.
If you’ve worn out your guide, invite him to stay in the renovated 1898 historic Cooper house (often listed on your GPS). This guest house sleeps 2 more.
Keywords: fly fish, swim, wild life, hike Lewis & Clark, pool table, hunt, gamble, games, deck, fire pit, 10A of fields, waterfall, deck, lodge
- 2200 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Non Smoking Only:
- Children Welcome:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Ice Maker
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- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- CD Player
- Pool Table
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- Computer Available:
- Macintosh Computer
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- Wood Deck
- Lawn / Garden
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Medical Services
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Hunting Big Game
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Recreation Center
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Gambling Casinos
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- fly fishing, hiking, dinosaur digs, bird watch, ride the rails, Glacier/Yellowstone Parks a few hours away, walk to Lewis & Clark Tower Rock, play pool at the Dearborn house, Charles Russell Museum in Great Falls less than an hour, live music in Craig, Museum of the Rockies (dinosaurs) in Bozeman 2 hours away....moreless
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My wife and I invited two other couples to join us for a week-long stay at this beautiful home in a secluded valley 500 yards upstream of the Missouri River which Lewis & Clark traversed on their Voyage of Discovery. The home is spacious - three comfortable bedrooms and two baths - with a very modern kitchen and large dining and living areas, with a big deck overlooking the property and Dearborn River. It's very conveniently located half way between Great Falls and Helena, which provide lots of sightseeing opportunities. And it's only 30 minutes from Craig, MT, where the float fishing guides provide superb rainbow and brown trout fishing - even for novices. We also made day trips to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. It's a wonderful place for a vacation in The Big Sky Country, which we highly recommend !!!!
- Guest Bill (Birmingham, AL)
- Date of stay 08/04/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
What a wonderful time we had!! Your home is in the most beautiful setting with the river right below and the high canyon walls where we could watch the eagles soar from their perches. It was our first true experience at fly fishing and we are hooked. The fun part is we both caught equal amounts of rainbow trout. Sitting on the lovely porch in the morning, watching the deer and enjoying the first cup of coffee was special. My wife already wishes we were back preparing for a day of fishing. An unforgettable vacation! We highly recommend a stay to any and everyone. Thanks
- Guest The Texans (Boerne, Texas)
- Date of stay 07/24/11
- Review Submitted 08/09/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
A Few Days in Paradise
A Few Days in Paradise
I traveled from Ireland with my three kids to stay in this beautiful house on the Dearborn in July 2009. Of the three weeks we sepnt in Montana, this was the highlight. The weather was perfect, the river was fantastic for swimming (I couldn't believe the number of fantastic swimming holes within strolling distance of the house), the lodge was perfectly laid out for family comfort and leisure, we were visited every evening by an eagle that roosted on one of the crags across the river and every morning by deer in the opposite field - I can't list all of the spectacular moments along the Dearborn (not to mention that we could get to Great Falls, the Rocky Mountain Front, Gates of the Moutnains, etc. easily by car). My kids and I are dying to return.
- Guest CSI Montana (Dublin, Ireland)
- Date of stay 07/14/09
- Review Submitted 05/13/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
We stayed in this house during the Christmas holiday with our family and had such a memorable time. The house was beautiful and the area magnificent. The atmosphere brought us back to a simpler time. The owners, Donna and David were wonderful to work with, as was their local representative, Iris.
- Guest Susan Arsenault (New Hampshire)
- Date of stay 12/30/09
- Review Submitted 12/30/09
Dream location, great fishing at your door, house comfortable and stylish, with a hint of history from the old Gary Cooper days. It's also set nicely apart from the busier Missouri canyon, but not far out of reach. Access to v. fishy Dearborn is highly prized: in fact this setup has all it takes to lure a fishing Brit back to Montana again and again.
- Guest Richard House (London, UK)
- Date of stay 02/25/08
- Review Submitted 02/25/08
The amenities and all that are grand, folks, but what is spectactular is the FISHING: miles and miles of wade fishing in trout-packed water with NO OTHER FISHERMEN in sight during the summer and fall months. The fish, mostly rainbows, are numerous and large -- a twenty-plus fish day, including a half dozen 20"+ fish, can be typical once you get the hang of the river. This place is a real "hidden gem" ... you'll want to visit once a year with your best fishing pals.
- Guest Jameson Campaigne (Ottawa, Illinois)
- Date of stay 02/22/08
- Review Submitted 02/22/08
Great fishing. If I, one of angling's clumsier oafs, could land ten or so nice rainbows in an hour-and-a-half within a quarter-mile wade of the house, think of how well you more skillful (and probably younger) folk would do.
- Guest Jon Margolis (Barton, VT)
- Date of stay 02/13/08
- Review Submitted 02/13/08
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- more than four guests: $100 + tax
- major holiday fee: $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 7%
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We are avid outdoor people with political jobs that keep us indoors or reading the news all too often. The men were driving thousands of miles on annual "vacation" fly fishing the West. One year I persuaded them to rent a week in Montana, and they found hundreds of great spots to fish all where the Dearborn and Missouri Rivers connect. The next year we bought not one but two great houses -- and have not looked back.
Why the Owner Chose Cascade:
We fish in the summer and hunt in the winter ... terrific!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We drive through Yellowstone to Jackson Hole, go to Fort Benton for the statue of a dog (Shep) and the most famous Wild West block north of Great Falls, visit the Charles Russell Museum to see the new exhibits, float the historic tour of the places Lewis and Clark saw, and endlessly fish or sunbathe. There are shrimp-fed edible pink fish at the dam, and someone is always giving us elk or venison to roast (which you can actually buy), yum! And the galleries and jewelry are fabulous, but you may even enjoy the gambling. The first time I read in the yard, three deer were curious and came closer to visit!
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Your private fishing hole as Gary Cooper knew it.
our house is in the center foreground taken from the road in
our lodge is between these rocks in the background
walking home for dinner from the river
the previous owner's blue puppies' father
as we found it, before renovations
The back yard is the Dearborn River with the Missouri River around the bend.
just moving in on our summer holiday
yes, the colors are this vibrant
how many of these photos does one house need? (lots say the men)
taken by an Irish guest on our property
You will find us in the back yard -- this could be you this year.
Montana is a land of contrasts, this is in our nighborhood
swimming at the house before lunch
the house before the back deck was built
The river is through the windows ... tonight let's play pool.
completely renovated kitchen
my happy husband
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