Lewis and Clark Cabin

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The Vermillion Ranch is located in a stunning and somewhat remote location; however, the location was once a stop for the Corps of Discovery Expedition, otherwise known as the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Second Lieutenant William Clark spent a day in 1806 watering his horses at the mouth of Sweetgrass Creek and remarked on the abundance of wildlife in the area.

Cutting one hundred-plus years ahead, the Vermillion Ranch saw a few settlers before the Vermillion family purchased the property in 1971. After restoring the Lewis & Clark Cabin, which was built in 1878 this charming cabin became a vacation rental in 1988 and continues to be a perfect spot for families, honeymooners, and explorers.

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email: Dan Vermillion
email: Pat Vermillion
Call Dan or Pat: 406-222-0624

The Fishing

During your visit, you may fish the famed Yellowstone, the Boulder, the Stillwater, the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks, and, of course, a few secret spots we have discovered over the last thirty years. Privately leased waters are also an option. The location of the Vermillion Ranch and the Lewis and Clark cabin are perfectly located for families that want great fishing that can be done on their own or with a guide. Several ponds on the property have excellent fishing for trout, sunfish and bass. They are a perfect option for new anglers or kids. Catch and release is required.


The Lewis and Clark Cabin consists of two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen and living room sleeping 5 comfortably. A large sunny deck and screened-in porch draw you out to the surroundings, which boast dramatic views of the Crazy Mountains, the Absaroka Mountains, and the Yellowstone River valley. Each room has been furnished with a cozy Western feel and includes all the amenities for a comfortable Montana vacation. Wi-fi and washer/dryer are included.


The Lewis and Clark Cabin rents for $3,000 per week from April through November. Those staying for 2 weeks or more will receive a discount on their weeks after the first week. A monthly rate is also available – please inquire for rates. A discount is also available in the shoulder season (early spring and late fall.)


We recommend using a ⅗ weight rod for trout and bring floating line only. Also bring light waders, 1 pair of felt soled wading boots, polarized sunglasses, a needle nose plier (for debarbing hooks and releasing trout), line nippers, dry fly floatant, split shot and indicator yarn/strike indicator.
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Why Lewis and Clark Cabin

The Lewis and Clark Cabin is the perfect Montana rental option for those interested in staying on an exceptionally scenic private ranch with easy access to some of Montana's most famous fishing waters. Guided angling and unguided angling are both an easy option.  Additionally our proximity to Big Timber, Livingston, Bozeman and Billings allows for ample exploring and shopping. Both the Lewis and Clark and Harrison House may be rented together for larger groups or family reunions.

Itinerary in brief

Change-over day for any weeklong stay is Saturday. Don't hesitate to inquire for rentals beginning on the date of your choice. If we can make it work, we will.