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Missouri/Dearborn River -- Gary Cooper Homestead

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Your private fishing hole as Gary Cooper knew it.

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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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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 2-4 more. (Note: online auto-bid fees can be funky, we only charge fees appropriate to your booking!)

See what the last film crew says at Fishing with Ladin, http://youtu.be/Axe4lANtkDw



Keywords: fly fish, swim, wild life, hike Lewis & Clark, pool table, hunt, gamble, games, deck, fire pit, 10A of fields, waterfall, deck, lodge

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    a perfect place for children with wide vistas so you can watch them from inside the house while they feel free......moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Plenty of room to smoke on the deck but save the house for non-smokers like me. If you do smoke, make sure all windows are closed in this house....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    The Dearborn house has a kennel, please ask if you want us to open it. No pets in the house....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    there should be plenty of room in the bath and first floor bedroom for a walker or wheelchair to fit, there are rails on the upstairs beds but not on the ground level. we can add a high toilet seat, courtesy of a guest. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • Bedroom 4

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    first floor bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    second floor bedroom above the pool table...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    twin over double bunk bed + futon...moreless

  • Detached Unit: 1 bunk bed

    separate cabin - living room and bedroom, 2 twins...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) In master., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon is well made and comfortable, doubles as an extra sofa., Bunk Beds (1) Contains extra long twin and extra long double....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    a rare claw tub blast sanded to smooth...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    upstairs bath with inside and outside vanities...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Dog kennel (dogs outside only), private fly fishing, waterfall in spring, guide cabin with bunk beds, lazy long quiet summer days and no neighbors on the river....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    satellite TV...moreless

  • Stereo

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • River:

    Dearborn River with swimming hole and finshing in back yard...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    dine inside at the glass table or outside on the deck ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes, but most guests prefer 'Montana air conditioning' -- open the windows int eh cool evenings, close them during the heat of the day. It is amazing, works perfectly! ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In the mud room in the house...moreless

  • Dialup Access:

    Residential high speed internet is still slower than dial up in these parts ... so fish!...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor fire pit with wooden seating and all wood included...moreless

  • Garage:

    3-car garage at one house; outside drive at the other....moreless

  • Heating:

    Propane...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free at the local library, your cell will usually work with your booster. A turn off on the road where the mountains break has good cell service. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    We provide linens and our housekeeper will wash up after you leave....moreless

  • Living Room:

    This Dearborn River house living room is dominated by the pool table, the real living room is on the deck watching the river....moreless

  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking:

    Plenty....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of parking on 10 acres but remember our typical Montana roads, gravel is designed for an SUV or truck, not a sports car. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Yes, but we don't recommend you take the road at one house, so tell us in advance and we will book the other house for you....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Long distance calls are inexpensive, no charge for under $20 use...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the mud room in the house...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood stove in the common in the area with wood handy just off the dining room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    nearby restaurants will cater...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    ready to brew!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Appliances and utensils included...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    enough for dining inside or out or hanging at the pool table...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    fully renovated modern kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    some basics and spices included...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Third bedroom, Dearborn house....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The Dearborn house has an uncovered raised patio, partially shade; the Missouri River house has a covered patio and a sunny one -- and they all face the river. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The river is a terrific swim....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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$330
$2,200 $7,500
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • $10/nt/guest over 4 $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • major holiday fee $150 + tax
  • open kennel for pets $50 + tax
  • open cabin $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Cancellation policy:

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Location

  • Museum of the Rockies

    "if you've ever been 10 years old you will be a 10 year old again ... the best dinosaur museu..."

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  • Bozeman Hot Springs

    "our cool nights just beg for a detox resort, some years I even get a light cold from the "no..."

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  • Ted's Montana Grill

    "we have this restaurant in Washington, too, but tis is where it hails from!"

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  • Lewis and Clark Cavern State Park

    "Lewis and Clark history abounds, you can see Tower Rock from the road to our house. But und..."

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  • Glacier National Park

    "I was scared on the drive the whole time, I don't like heights and I need a guard rail ... b..."

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  • Going-To-The-Sun Rd

    "we're on the high plains desert, but watch the topography change as you take the wonderful r..."

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  • Ennis Pharmacy

    "I met a man who reminded me of a friend in Washington ... and they were cousins! we liked ..."

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  • Yellowstone Perk

    "we saw a Japanese tourist pose his toddler in front of a wild bear and snap a photo, people ..."

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  • Hidden Lake Overlook

    "the clearest deep lake you will ever see!"

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41 Miles
Nearest Airport
Great Falls International
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Missouri River Inn, several in Craig and Cascade
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
Great Falls public course
130 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Chicago to Seattle in Glacier
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 15 frm Great Falls to Cascade
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Missouri River Inn, some in Craig and Cascade
58 Miles
Nearest Ski
Great Divide in Maryville

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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 ... and there is nothing like leaving the humidity and hanging out on the water.

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!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Your private fishing hole as Gary Cooper knew it.

    Your private fishing hole as Gary Cooper knew it.

  • our house is in the center foreground taken from the road in

    our house is in the center foreground taken from the road in

  • swimming at the house before lunch

    swimming at the house before lunch

  • deer from the deck

    deer from the deck

  • hiking nearby

    hiking nearby

  • the house before the back deck was built

    the house before the back deck was built

  • as we found it, before renovations

    as we found it, before renovations

  • The back yard is the Dearborn River with the Missouri River around the bend.

    The back yard is the Dearborn River with the Missouri River around the bend.

  • just moving in on our summer holiday

    just moving in on our summer holiday

  • original artwork

    original artwork

  • my happy husband

    my happy husband

  • taken by an Irish guest on our property

    taken by an Irish guest on our property

  • You will find us in the back yard -- this could be you this year.

    You will find us in the back yard -- this could be you this year.

  • our lodge is between these rocks in the background

    our lodge is between these rocks in the background

  • Montana is a land of contrasts, this is in our neighborhood

    Montana is a land of contrasts, this is in our neighborhood

  • walking home for dinner from the river

    walking home for dinner from the river

  • the previous owner's blue puppies' father

    the previous owner's blue puppies' father

  • The river is through the windows ... tonight let's play pool.

    The river is through the windows ... tonight let's play pool.

  • completely renovated kitchen

    completely renovated kitchen

  • yes, the colors are this vibrant

    yes, the colors are this vibrant

  • how many of these photos does one house need? (lots say the men)

    how many of these photos does one house need? (lots say the men)

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Speaks: english
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