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Magnificent Renovated Lodge on 4500 Acres, 3 Mi. River Front

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Our newly built and completely renovated western-style lodge rests just feet from the banks of the Mission Creek, a sparkling stream with an uncanny number of cutthrout, rainbow and brown trout. Not only so, but these accommodations are surrounded by 4,500 private acres on the Mission Ranch (a working cattle ranch since 1949) with exclusive views of the majestic Absaroka Mountains, as well as a spring creek fishery, 3 miles of premium fly-fishing on the Yellowstone River and 8 miles of Mission Creek. We can host up to 14 people for vacations, reunions, retreats and we can host larger groups for weddings and corporate events.

With over 4,000 square feet, the Mission Ranch Lodge offers 5 uniquely designed and decorated rooms that reflect our ranching heritage as well as the rich history of our area. Each room is spacious and has it's own private bathroom. Our large fully equipped kitchen has everything needed to prepare and enjoy your meals. You may gather together for your meals at our custom built dining table with stunning views of the Absaroka Mountains or you may prefer our covered porch dining table overlooking Mission Creek. In addition, the lodge also has a large spacious living room with gas fireplace, two additional sitting areas with flat screen TV's, laundry facilities with an extra refrigerator,and a two-car garage.

As mentioned, our 5 spacious bedrooms are tastefully decorated and have their own private bathrooms.

THE MISSION CREEK MASTER SUITE – The only room on the west side of the Lodge for maximum privacy. Overlooks the Mission Creek, private entrance to the porch, king size bed, and large master bathroom, which includes a stand-alone shower, vanity with 2 sinks, Jacuzzi tub, and walk-in closet.

THE YELLOWSTONE ROOM - Honors the many world-famous trout fisheries nearby and the fisherman who are drawn to them. Twin beds, private bath, and views of Sheep Mountain.

THE W QUARTER CIRCLE ROOM - Bears the Ranch’s own W Quarter Circle brand, which is used on our stock at the Mission Ranch. The western motif honors the pioneer spirit of our grandfather, Almon Walborn, who purchased the ranch in 1948. Queen bed, private bath, and views of the Absaroka Mountains.

THE FORT PARKER ROOM - Decorated in a Native American theme to honor the Crow Indians who used to live here. Fort Parker, the first Crow Indian Agency, resided on our land from 1869 to 1875. Queen bed, small private bath, and views of the cottonwood trees along Mission Creek.

THE LEWIS AND CLARK SUITE - This large suite honors the undaunted explorers who traveled through Montana two centuries ago. According to local legend, Capt. Clark camped near our Yellowstone River bottoms on his return trip to the East, where he allegedly carved canoes out of several of our cottonwood trees. Very spacious with a queen bed, two twins, pull-out sofa, trundle bed, and a seating area with a flat screen TV and satellite on demand. Incredible views of the Absaroka Mountains.

Guests of the Mission Ranch Lodge will have exclusive access to our 4,500 acres and can enjoy a variety of activities on the ranch, including fishing, hunting, bird watching, nature hikes, camping, ranch tours, horse activities and more.

Flowing right through the Mission Ranch is the Yellowstone River (the longest free-flowing river in the contiguous United States), Mission Creek, and our own private natural Spring Creek Fishery--all teeming with prize-winning brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout.


Guests will enjoy 3 miles of exclusive Yellowstone River frontage with excellent wade fishing throughout the property. Simply sit back, relax, and wait for the trout to rise.


FEE – free to Lodge guests


TERRAIN – A fast flowing river with deep pockets and shallow rocky areas; Great place to practice casting and improve skills while looking for a fish of a lifetime.


The Mission Creek runs parallel to Mission Creek Road and offers 8 miles of exclusive premium fly-fishing. For those with the right skills, the creek boasts beautiful, prize-winning trout. But be warned: the terrain is tricky. Only the more advanced fishermen prevail.


FEE - free to Lodge guests


TERRAIN – Foliage, overgrowth, and tall trees make casting difficult. For best results, avoid banks and simply fish from the middle of the creek.


Our ¾ mile natural spring creek fishery has been developed and fenced and is best in early spring and late fall. Prize trout lurk in the pools of this pristine spring creek, but they may see you coming. This very technical fishing spot requires long leaders and light tippet.


FEE - free to Lodge guests

DIFFICULTY – Challenging

TERRAIN – Open and easily traversable; mossy areas; slow moving water in places

Not only is the fishing fantastic on our ranch, so is the hunting. The Mission Ranch Lodge offers exclusive access to our 4,500-acre cattle ranch for trophy white tail deer, antelope, and migratory waterfowl hunting. We also work with hunting guides to offer big game hunting trips for those interested in bringing home a trophy.

The Mission Ranch Lodge is the perfect get away for visitors who want to experience a truly authentic Montana vacation while enjoying modern, upscale, western accommodations.

Keywords: lodge, vacation home

More Details

Darcy LaBeau
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Darcy LaBeau

Darcy LaBeau: I graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Business Marketing. Currently I live in Billings Montana with my three amazing children. In addition to owning and operating our Mission Ranch family businesses, I am a corporate recruiter for the oil and gas industry and I also own my own design business, My Montana Interior Design.

I spent my girlhood summers exploring the Mission Ranch with my grandparents who purchased the ranch in 1948. More recently, my family and I spend as much time at the Mission Ranch as possible fishing, camping, hunting, hiking, rafting and exploring the beautiful surroundings.


Livingston Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Mission Creek Master Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Features walk-in shower, jacuzzi tub, double sink and vanity
    W Quarter Circle Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Yellowstone Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Fort Parker Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lewis and Clark Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Laundry Room - toilet
  • Septic
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • W Quarter Circle Room - 1 queen , Features closet, chair and full dresser
    Mission Creek Master Suite - 1 king , Loveseat, XL dresser, walk-in closet, direct access to porch
    Yellowstone Room - 2 twin/ single , Features bench and dresser
    Fort Parker Room - 1 queen , Features bench and dresser
    Lewis and Clark Suite - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , Features trundle bed, comfy couch and additional bedding
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The Mission Ranch Lodge is situated on our family ranch, The Mission Ranch. We have over 4,500 acres for you to enjoy with an abundance of wildlife, fly-fishing on our private spring creek, Mission Creek and 3 miles of Yellowstone river frontage.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Magnificent Renovated Lodge on 4500 Acres, 3 Mi. River Front
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Loved this incredibly beautiful, serene setting, for our weekend get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations for our group of 14. Thank you for providing this lovely home for our retreat. You truly thought of everything we would need! It was the perfect relaxing get-a-way we were looking for. Will definitely reserve your home for other events in the future! It was beautiful to see in the snow. We'd like to come visit in the summer next time and enjoy time on the deck and at the stream! From making our reservation to enjoying our stay, thank you for making our trip to Livingston worth it all!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about this property. I would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home to rent. The large upstairs suite is perfect for children. Each bedroom has a bath.

  • 5 of 5

We rent many properties and so we are used to the pictures being better than the actual accommodations. Mission Ranch was a wonderful surprise. It has every thing a renter could possibly need. The appliances are top notch and every thing is kept in good working order. The beds are comfortable. The bathrooms are well equipped. The kitchen is well equipped. Our family was very comfortable there for two weeks. We enjoyed sitting on the back porch and the firepit. Excellent facility.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place. Great property.

  • 4 of 5

Surrounded by wildlife and amazing scenery

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The ranch was beautiful

  • 4 of 5

The ranch was beautifully decorated and had many of the amenities that one could ask for. Our family including children and grandchildren loved it. The owner took great care in providing everything one could need in the kitchen, bathrooms, toiletries, laundry facility etc. along with a couple of chocolate kisses in each of the bathrooms as a surprise. The Yellowstone River across the road, is magnificent. The views incredible. The only thing that I would say that could be improved is air conditioning in the downstairs. While nights are cool, having the windows opened is not a reality unless you are a very deep sleeper as trains consistently go by blowing their whistles.

If you are going in July, expect that the rivers and creeks that run through the property will be very shallow.

All in all, a beautiful place where families can see wildlife, experience wonderful views.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 from Chicago who absolutely loved this lodge. Located about 10-15 minutes from Livingston, it was a perfect getaway. The house is setup to accommodate many more. It is fully stocked with nearly everything you will need and more than any other property we have stayed. It has an excellent layout and decorated in a ranch style. The master bedroom is large with its own separate two sing bathroom and located on the backside of the property with a porch overlooking one of the three creeks on the property. The living room has magnificent views of the snow capped mountains with stunning sunsets. It has a barbecue and fire pit adjacent to the creek which were fabulous for a family cookout eating the beef steaks that came from the property (for purchase at a very reasonable rate) and provided by the gracious ranch manager Jaime. The owner Darcy was fantastic and readily available for all questions but the layout was self explanatory. We wished we could have stayed longer. It could easily accommodate two families as each bedroom had its own separate bathroom and access. We took multiple day trips to Livingston, Yellowstone, Bozeman for dinners, hiking, horseback riding, fishing and exploring. We have already recommended it to multiple friends and neighbors. This was part of a family driving trip but if flying in would probably recommend the Bozeman airport as his is a great local town to visit as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Livingston, MT
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Livingston, MT
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Livingston, MT
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Bridger Bowl Ski Area, Bozeman, MT

The Mission Ranch Lodge is only one hour away from the North Gardner Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

Horseback riding, trail rides, white-water rafting only 30 minutes or less from Mission Ranch Lodge.

Not only do you have 3 options for Fly-fishing on our Mission Ranch, world-class fly-fishing opportunities are located minutes from the Mission Ranch Lodge.


Rates & Availability

Livingston Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Nov 16 2016 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $350
Tax Rate 7.0%

Should additional guests be added or subtracted to the guest party, the Guest shall notify the
Homeowner immediately so Rental Rate may be adjusted accordingly.
a. People other than those in the stated Guest party may not stay overnight on the
property. Any other person on the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
b. If upon the arrival of the cleaning staff, after Guest check-out, it is found that
more guests than stated stayed overnight at the lodge, there will be an
additional charge of $50/night per additional person that will be withheld from the
refundable security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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