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LIFE AT OUR YELLOWSTONE RIVER VACATION RENTAL CABIN, LIVINGSTON, MT moves at your own pace and provides a relaxing refuge from the hectic outside world. SETTLE IN TO THE LEWIS 'N CLARK CABIN WITH EXTENSIVE DECK AND SCREENED IN PORCH FOR OUTDOOR LIVING. Located 70 miles from both Billings and Bozeman, our ranch has almost 2 MILES OF YELLOWSTONE RIVER FRONTAGE, AND 800 ACRES TO ROAM. AND BIG TROUT OPPORTUNITIES!! Fish the famed YELLOWSTONE, BOULDER, STILLWATER RIVERS, MOUNTAIN STREAMS AND LAKES, or THE PARADISE SPRING CREEKS from your comfortable cabin, furnished with a western charm that beckons you to relax and enjoy our 800 acres. We offer: MOUNTAIN BIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HIKING,SWIMMING,GUIDED FSHING AND FLOATS, BIRD WATCHING , AND ABUNDANT WILDLIFE VIEWING .Visit local towns for GOURMET DINING,THEATER, SHOPPING,ART, AND SPORTING AND RODEO EVENTS. Enjoy our stocked trout and swimming ponds. Your Lewis 'n Clark Cabin is a perfect base for driving to Yellowstone National Park with its natural wonders. We offer an OFF THE BEATEN PATH ESCAPE and a perfect spot for your Montana vacation. Plenty of wildlife to observe, and couples and families both enjoy the relaxed lifestyle at the Vermillion Ranch! KIDS LOVE OUR ZIP LINE IN THE SWIMMING POND AND FISHING IN THE FISHING POND!
Guest Book Comments: 'I wish we could dismantle the Lewis 'n Clark Cabin and take it with us!' S.L., Indiana
'We love this place so very much and thank you for sharing this treasure with us. We think of you and Montana throughout the year and really look forward to coming 'back home' to the Vermillion Ranch yearly.' S.B. Louisiana
'We had a wonderful week at your ranch and cabin and wish it could have been longer.' M.C., Spain
'My husband and I really needed a stress free vacation and your ranch and cabin provided it with your peaceful, tranquil, nature-filled land!' I.W. Pennsylvania
Fishing and hiking guides: Our 3 sons run Sweetwatertravel Co. and provide excellent and experienced guides for our clients. It is recommended that you hire guides early in your week for wade fishing, river floats, or jet boating so that you will learn how to fish our local waters. See the contact info on our Vermillion Ranch web site . The ranch link is just below this paragraph. Also, ask about our hiking guide, Felicia Ennis, who is congenial and capable. You will enjoy your days with the Sweetwater guides and our hiking consultant. We also can put you in touch with a large family ranch, where you can ride, so basically staying at our ranch is like having your own private dude ranch to enjoy with tons of privacy! Arrange your activities to suit your own time schedules, and don't forget to relax in the peace and quiet. If you are not the relaxing type, you can always connect to our high speed internet to keep busy. Also, bring your binoculars to view the deer, antelope and birds that visit daily. DISCOUNTS OFFERED FOR LONG STAYS.Saturdays are changeover days for bookings. Check in 4pm and check out 9:30am .(exceptions are possible)
Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Our ranch is definitely kid friendly, with lots of places to explore, and we have a swimming pond with a trapeze line for them to swing into the water....moreless
Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Long-Term Renters Welcome
With owners' approval, pets are allowed with a weekly fee of $60/PET/week. They are not allowed on the furniture....moreless
The downstairs queen bedroom has a connecting full bath. The upstairs bedroom is a full size loft with plenty of space, 2 closets and a sitting area. Upstairs there are 2 picture windows with side opening windows as well as 2 other double hung windows which open so there are great views from upstairs as well as downstairs. NEW This Year..Screened In Porch, Which Will Allow You To Extend Your Outdoor Relaxation Into The Evening Hours Outside! The nights are beautiful here with very late sunsets so you can observe the wildlife grazing and birds feeding. ALL GUESTS ALL LOVE THE CABIN--SEE COMMENTS....moreless
This 1878 cabin, which has been fully restored with all your comforts in mind, has a modern bathroom with tub/shower. iThe cabin is located in a meadow with total privacy so you don't need to worry about any other people being around....moreless
Our new screened in porch and sunny deck seat as many guests as you would like with benches, tables and chairs. Both are great places to relax, read and watch the bountiful wildlife and birds in the surrounding meadows. Some of the birds you will see are Golden and Bald Eagles, Sandhill Cranes, Blue Herons, Ospreys, Canada geese, many types of hawks, pheasants, grouse, and various colorful songbirds. Your basic needs are in the cabin to get you started--coffee, salt and pepper, flour, sugar, soap, etc. so you can settle in a bit before marketing. If you pass through Bozeman or Billings, there are very good groceries there, but also in Big Timber, our nearest town(15 minutes away) you will find a good IGA. We will be here to help you, answer questions and point you in the right direction for your requests, if you wish.
lots of space, and we have a volley ball set and badminton net, if requested....moreless
MEADOWS FILLED WITH GAME AND BIRDS LIKE SANDHILL CRANES, WOODS, AND ABSAROKA AND CRAZY MTS--VERY PEACEFUL WITH MANY SONGBIRDS. ALSO, DEER ANTELOPE AND WILD TURKEYS ARE FREQUENT VISITORS TO THE CABIN...moreless
About 2 miles of Yellowstone River frontage, and the cabin is within walking distance of that and Sweetgrass Creek and our swimming and fishing ponds. A small wooded area is between the cabin and the rivers, but the Yellowstone River and the Crazy Mts. & Absaroka Range are visible from the cabin....moreless
sports and adventure activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hunting Small Game
Golf Privileges Optional
Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Great dining on outside porch, screened in porch or kitchen--watch deer and other animals and birds into the evening !...moreless
Seating for 8 people
forms of payment
Accept Credit Card
Parking Off Street:
THE CABIN IS IN A MEADOW SO PLENTY OF SPACE TO PARK IN FRONT OF THE CABIN....moreless
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
PLENTY OF SPACE FOR CARS, BOATS, RV , TRAILER ETC TO BE PARKED NEXT TO THE CABIN,...moreless
RUBBER RAFT, TUBES AND INFLATABLES FOR USE IN THE POND. ...moreless
Deck / Patio:
OUTSIDE DECK WITH BENCHES AND CHAIRS--LOVELY VIEWS FROM THE DECK AND TOTAL PRIVACY. ALSO, SCREENED IN PORCH, FOR EVENING. SUNSETS, & VIEWING WILDLIFE GRAZING, AND BIRDS FEEDING. HAVE YOU EVER LISTENED TO OWLS HOOTING OR SANDHILL CRANES CALLING? -A GOOD WAY TO SAY GOODNIGHT TO A RELAXING DAY!...moreless
Outdoor Grill Gas
Walkway To Water
Pool / Spa
Community pool in Big Timber, but generally kids prefer our pond with a zip line or the rivers--we have tubes for floating....moreless
If you have a group of 12, you can reserve another houses and have the Vermillion Ranch to yourselves for your family and friends.
Many of our guests in both houses stay more than 1 week, and we offer a 10% discount on all weeks, following the first one. Cleaning and change of linens will be done weekly.
Credit cards are accepted by calling 1 406 222 0624, and talking with Christy or Dan. Confirmation of booking is confirmed with first payment of half your fee. The balance is due 90 days before arrival.
This manager accepts: Credit cards. Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more
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The Vermillion Ranch (800 acres) sits at the confluence of Sweetgrass Creek and the Yellowstone River. It consists of river bottom, 1 mile of Yellowstone frontage with mountain views, and meadows populated with wildlife. Excellent fly fishing in our area, and we can provide guides. We are 9 miles East of the quaint western town of Big Timber (2,500 pop.), a site for rodeos, country fairs and cutting horse events. Enjoy gourmet dining at the Grand Hotel, featured on the national historic register. For kids, a movie theater, golf course, and water slide are nearby. Explore the many hiking trails in National Forest Lands, the Crazy Mtns and the Absaroka/Beartooth Range. Swimming, rafting, and tubing on the rivers is great summer fun and uncrowded.
Other Activities: floating the river, great birding and abundant wildlife to observe at close range. Tell us your interests, and we will give you Telephone #'s to make plans!
CHILDREN ARE WELCOME: OUR RANCH IS DEFINITELY KID FRIENDLY-LOTS OF PLACES TO EXPLORE,SWIMMING POND WITH ZIP LINE INTO THE WATER--FAMILIES LOVE THE VERMILLION RANCH, AND MANY STAY 2 WEEKS WITH DISCOUNTS!
Year Purchased: 1972
About: My husband Dale, a surgeon who loves to fly fish and hunt, and I bought this ranch as soon as we arrived in Montana. We love living on the Yellowstone River, and our 3 sons now operate an international fly fishing company in Livingston, Mt--Sweetwatertravel. We have enjoyed watching our clients take advantage of all the recreational opportunities at the Vermillion Ranch and in our region. We do not intrude in your vacation, but we are here to help you with any arrangements or questions you have. I am originally from Maine, Dale from Kansas, and we met in Boston, where Dale trained and we lived for about 10 years. Living here is a pleasure we like to share!
Why Livingston: Dale and I bought the ranch for our enjoyment, but since it had 2 historic homes on the property, we decided to rent the Lewis 'n Clark Cabin and the Harrison Homestead seasonally. It is fun for us to watch others delight in our location, privacy, peace, and excellent fishing!We never tire of hearing compliments about the Lewis 'n Clark Cabin or the Harrison Homestead.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: 800 ACRES WITH NEARLY 2 MILES OF PRIVATE YELLOWSTONE RIVER FRONTAGE-- BIG TROUT OPPORTUNITIES!
ZIP LINE IN SWIMMING POND, FISHING POND, & RIVER TUBING--PERFECT FOR KIDS!
HIKING WITH OR WITHOUT OUR CONSULTANT
FISH MT.'S FAMOUS YELLOWSTONE R, BOULDER R., STILLWATER R., MTS STREAMS AND LAKES, & LIVINGSTON SPRING CREEKS (WE CAN ARRANGE GUIDES--SWEETWATERTRAVEL CO.(OUR SONS)
BOUNTIFUL WILDLIFE AND BIRD WATCHING FROM CABIN SCREENED IN PORCH OR DECK
HORSEBACK RIDING WITH RELIABLE HORSES ON LARGE PRIVATE RANCH
PRIVATE PEACEFUL ATTRACTIVE CABIN--PERFECT PLACE TO RELAX OR USE THE INTERNET
BIG TIMBER, OUR NEAREST TOWN, PROVIDES GOURMET DINING, ART GALLERIES,AND RODEO EVENTS
See the write up on our personal web site. ALSO VIEW THE COMMENTS OF OTHER GUESTS ON THIS SITE.
FISHING: Our 3 sons run Sweetwatertravel Co. and provide excellent and experienced guides for our clients. We recommend that you hire a guide early in your week for wade fishing, river floats or jet boating so that you will learn how to fish our local waters. Call 406 222-0624 to make a reservation. You will enjoy your days with the Sweetwater guides!
HIKING:Our hiking guide is Felica Ennis, who is congenial and capable. she grew up in Montana and knows the area well. She will take you into the Beartooth or Crazy Mts., both of which offer exceptional hiking.
HORSEBACK RIDING:You can ride horses on a nearby family ranch ,so basically staying at our ranch is like having your own private dude ranch to enjoy with tons of privacy. Arrange your activities to suit your own time schedules, and don't forget to relax in the peace and solitude. If you are not the relaxing type,you can always connect to our high speed internet to keep busy. Also, bring your binnoculars to view the deer, antelope and birds that visit you daily. If you need a vacation, this is the perfect place! Also art galleries, cowboy events and fine dining in Big Timber, a charming western town nearby.