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Missouri River take out from our deck; a preserve on the far side.

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Last updated: 07/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Wade or enjoy a private take out/put in on the Missouri River in the green back yard where no one else fishes in this custom house on 1 acres with sprinkler-fed fruit trees. Don’t be surprised to see deer, geese and ducks in the window nudging their way near the deck, or a bear eating huckleberries along the river in the early morning. 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

  • 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 Not Allowed
  • 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: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    two twins or one king bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    two twins or one king bed...moreless

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

    twin over double bunk bed + futon...moreless

  • master bedroom with bath and two other bedrooms

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private fly fishing, guide cabin with bunk beds, lazy long quiet summer days and few neighbors on the river. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We keep a selection of books and a lending library upstairs....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Yes....moreless

  • Games:

    Yes a selection of board games....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Some....moreless

  • Pool Table:

    In the great hall with all the pieces to play. Please DO NOT set fishing poles, equipment and detritus on the pool table, it ruins the play. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite television, if you want the children not to watch unplug the master bedroom cable and say it's broken!...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Yes....moreless

  • Television:

    Yes, a modern television...moreless

  • Toys:

    A few toys and one or two water sport floats, but they do pop or disappear fast, three year olds with an attachment can get clingy and persuasive....moreless

  • Video Library

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

  • Mountain:

    part of the Rocky Mountain range, high plains...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Tower Rock the famous place Lewis and Clark explorers decided to turn around, is at the same exit and visible from the yard....moreless

  • Resort:

    A resort area on the "blue ribbon" section of the Missouri River, we are in the center of most fly fishermen's bucket lists but people hike, ride the rails, and hang out. I pick berries!...moreless

  • River:

    Wade, float, swim, fish!...moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    from every window in the back of the house and two decks....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The Dearborn River with a park on the other side...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    dine inside or outside on the deck where mornings and nights are cool and it is always low humidity. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes, but most guests prefer 'Montana air conditioning' -- open the windows in the 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 you're used to ... so fish!...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    more like propane stove...moreless

  • Garage:

    2-car garage and big outside driveway....moreless

  • Heating:

    Propane heat and a well-insulated house....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free at the local library, your cell will usually work with your booster or the one we added on the house. Good cell wherever the mountains break in the road. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    We provide linens and our housekeeper will wash up after you leave. Please leave beds unmade when you leave....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The real Montanan seldom sits still!...moreless

  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking:

    Plenty....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    large driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes based on number of guests in reservation....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the mud room in the house. Water is scarce int he high desert ... you may use the washer but full loads only please (see California drought!). ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    nearby restaurants will cater...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Starbucks ready to brew!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Appliances and utensils included...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    enough for dining inside or outside meals...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

  • Golf:

    In town....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    all manner of boating sports abound but reserve your boats from the fly shops early....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The Missouri River house has a sprinkler system for the lawn and 300-year old cottonwoods plus younger fruit trees that do bear fruit. ...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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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$450

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • major holiday $150 + tax
  • open 1BR cabin $150 + tax
  • open kennel $50 + tax
  • 4+ person cleaning $10 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Rate may include a major holiday fee ($150 for New Year's, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas) or a fee for opening the kennel ($50/pet, no pets in the house) or the historical cabin (listed on your GPS) with one bedroom and a wood stove in the living room. A $10 pp/night fee may apply for the extra cleaning with larger groups.


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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 Cafe

    "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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  • A & W Restaurant

    "a road to nowhere and I hit the place we went as children in South Texas when we were really..."

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41 Miles
Nearest Airport
Great Falls International
10 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

there is so much to do the teens may put down their cell phones! Most guests are fly fishing, hiking, dinosaur digs, bird watching, or riding the rails. Glacier Park /Yellowstone Parks are 3 hours away, Lewis & Clark Tower Rock is down the road as is The Untouchables bridge. The Charlie Russell Museum in Great Falls less than an hour, there is live music in Craig, and the Museum of the Rockies (dinosaurs) in Bozeman is two scenic 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, MT, USA:
We fish in the summer and hunt in the winter ... and there is nothing like leaving the humidity of DC 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

  • Missouri River take out from our deck; a preserve on the far side.

    Missouri River take out from our deck; a preserve on the far side.

  • far left bedroom, can be made into a comfortable king

    far left bedroom, can be made into a comfortable king

  • master can be a king bed

    master can be a king bed

  • the Missouri River from the back yard in the winter

    the Missouri River from the back yard in the winter

  • a big cool deck, covered and open for BBQ

    a big cool deck, covered and open for BBQ

  • Tower Rock house taken from the from river bank

    Tower Rock house taken from the from river bank

  • deer from the deck

    deer from the deck

  • this could be you this year; scientists come from all over to see these rocks

    this could be you this year; scientists come from all over to see these rocks

  • our lodge is between these rocks in the background

    our lodge is between these rocks in the background

  • hiking nearby

    hiking nearby

  • the previous owner's blue puppies' father

    the previous owner's blue puppies' father

  • yes, the colors are this vibrant

    yes, the colors are this vibrant

  • eat in kitchen and dining room off the the right with river view

    eat in kitchen and dining room off the the right with river view

  • master bedroom with private bath and tv

    master bedroom with private bath and tv

  • nothing better than less luggage!

    nothing better than less luggage!

  • winter grass under the trees, an easy nice flat road!

    winter grass under the trees, an easy nice flat road!

  • taken by an Irish guest

    taken by an Irish guest

  • Dearborn River from the road, gone fishin'!

    Dearborn River from the road, gone fishin'!

  • swimming before lunch

    swimming before lunch

  • 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

  • original artwork

    original artwork

  • my happy husband

    my happy husband

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 23, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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