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Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Big Timber Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 queen bedrm, 2nd bedrm with 3 singles and sitting area, full bath, sleeps 5



Life at the Yellowstone River Cabin moves at your own pace and provides a relaxing refuge from the hectic outside world .

Settle in to the Lewis 'n Clark Cabin with and extensive deck and screened in porch for evening meals.. Located 70 miles from both Billings and Bozeman, our 800 acre ranch has almost 2 miles of Yellowstone River frontage with plenty of big trout opportunities! Choose your fishing sites between the famed Yellowstone, Boulder or Stillwater Rivers, mountain streams, lakes, or the Paradise Spring Creeks . Return at days' end to relax in your comfortable cabin, furnished with a western charm.


ACTIVITES: biking, hiking riding, zip line, fishing and floating, swimming, river tubing, white water rafting, bird watching, and abundant wildlife viewing.


In our nearest town of Big Timber, you will enjoy gourmet dining, shopping, Art Galleries, Rodeos, golf and tennis.

Our cabin is great for families and kids alike. Children love our zip Line at the swimming pond, and they can practice catching fish in the children's fishing pond. Drive to Yellowstone Park through the Paradise Valley and return to your vacation home via the scenic Beartooth Mts.

We offer you and your family an "Off the Beaten Path" escape and a perfect spot for your Montana vacation. Also, we cater to couples who want privacy, scenery, rivers, making their own schedules, and even keeping up on the internet!

If you want to bring extended family, rent our Harrison Homestead too, which is in the National Historic Register and sleeps another 8 for a total of 13 at our ranch. Great for family reunions and gatherings with cousins!

Fishing guides: Our 3 sons run Sweetwatertravel Co., an international fly fishing concern, 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. Call 406 222 0624.

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! Also, hiking and biking in the nearby mts. is excellent and can be done on your own--we are happy to give advice on trails.

Arrange your activities to suit your own time schedules, and don't forget to relax in the peace and quiet. High speed internet is free. Also, bring your binoculars to view the deer, antelope and birds that visit daily.

Check in 4pm and check out 9:30am .(exceptions are possible)


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Margaret Vermillion or Dan Vermillion
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Margaret Vermillion or Dan Vermillion

My husband 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. We have enjoyed watching our guests 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 as a surgeon. Living here is a pleasure we like to share!

Margaret Vermillion or Dan Vermillion purchased this cabin in 1972

Why Margaret Vermillion or Dan Vermillion chose Montana

CALL & SAVE MONEY 1 406 850 8930

We 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.

What makes this cabin unique

800 acres with almost 2 miles of Yellowstone R.

frontage for fishing swimming and floating

Beautiful views of rivers, mountains, and meadows with grazing wildlife

Privacy and solitude--no houses closeby

Sweetgrass R. also runs through our property

Swimming pond with zip line and inflatables for kids

White water rafting and river floating or tubing

Kids' fishing pond--easy fishing with success!

Excellent hiking and biking in nearby wilderness and mountains

Fish the famed Yellowstone, Boulder, Stillwater Rivers, lakes , mountain streams and spring creeks nearby

Bird and wildlife viewing from the Lewis 'n Clark deck and screened in porch

Horseback riding on large family ranch with reliable horses and guides

comfy cabin with new tile shower

High speed internet (free)

Big Timber, our nearest town 6 miles away, has anything you need, and galleries, gourmet and casual dining, cowboy events etc.

Space to roam and explore

Visit Yellowstone Park, doing a scenic loop from the ranch

Fly fishing-- Our 3 sons run Sweetwatertravel Co. and provide excellent and experienced guides for our clients. Call 406 222 0624

Check out guests' reviews for other ideas of things to do!


based on 15 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Seal Beach, CA

The perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at the Lewis and Clark cabin. It was our first time in MT and we couldn't have asked for a better place. The cabin is well appointed and comfortable with everything that you need. The property is beautiful and the fishing hole was the perfect place for my boys and I to learn how to fly fish. There's a beautiful stretch of the Yellowstone River that is easily accessible and close to the cabin. The Vermillions were very hospitable and had many good suggestions for how to access the Yellowstone Park (an incredible day trip). We booked a fishing guide for the first day that we were there through Sweetwater travel, and boy were we glad we did! Our guide Casey was patient in helping me and my sons (freeing up time for my husband, who already knew what he was doing) and he also showed us all the beautiful local spots to fish, including the nearby Bolder River which was picture perfect and so beautiful. All in all...this cabin was the perfect place to "come home to" after being out all day. Beautiful views, a comfortable screened-In porch, a new washer/dryer and the most comfortable beds. We hope to be able to come back again some day!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear about the enjoyment of the ranch from our guests. This family delighted in all the space and activities of their vacation at the VR. Hiring a guide the first day was a great thing to do as the whole family enjoyed their week of flyfishing, swimming, hiking and wildlife watching from the screened in porch at the Lewis 'nClark Cabin. We will welcome them back anytime as we do all of or guests!
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Perfect Family Vacation Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at the Lewis 'N Clark Cabin. It was a great family getaway with gorgeous scenery, wildlife, and plenty of outdoor fun for both our 2 year old and 11 year old daughters. We greatly enjoyed the family time and the excellent hospitality of our host and hostess. Hopefully we will be able to make our way to stay at this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing. June is turning into one of our best months due to global warming. The fishing over the last 2 years was excellent in June so fishermen are coming earlier to take advantage of the hungry browns and rainbows! No matter what the age, our ranch seems to work for fishermen, families, and couples from may through October!
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Montana Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Although the trip was delayed due to circumstances on our end, it was a beautiful vacation and the cabin was tremendous. The description is completely accurate, and it is hard to describe in words the warmth and peaceful ambience of the accommodations and owners. The expanse of the property, wildlife and water leaves you without a need of anything else. Even the weather cooperated in October but I wouldn't hesitate to stay there at any season. A true standout from every possible angle.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fall is one of our secrets in Montana. It is a gorgeous time of year with the fall colors, and fishermen are happy to have the clear rivers to themselves, since most of the tourists have departed. Plenty of wildlife around eating and preparing for winter so great wildlife viewing also. As they say, "Try it--you will like it!". This reviewer said it all for our pleasant temperatures, sunny days of the fall and plenty of privacy. Come and catch the spawning Brown Trout in our rivers! Margaret Vermillion.
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The ultimate destination for a historic road trip

  • 5 of 5

We took a great road trip from Chicago making many stops along the way to see numerous historic sites. The Cabin was a wonderful place to stay after several days on the road. It was just a great place to BE. We walked a different direction everyday with our dogs. We spent time walking in the Yellowstone and the Sweetwater. We played in the swimming pond. In the evenings we BBQed and hung out on the screened in porch and watched all manner of wildlife pass throught the yard. The cabin in such a location that day trips to Yellowstone National park or Little Big Horn were no hardship. Livingstone is close by and we enjoyed their coffee houses. The cabin is well equiped and comfortable, staying cool even when the days got rather warm. The ranch couldn't be more beautiful. Really, one of the most wonderful vacations we have ever had :)

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sept/October are special months here as the crowds have departed from Montana, and driving on our highways can even seem lonely to out of staters. Also, the foliage is beautiful adding an extra element to our magnificent scenery. The weather is also fine as nights are cooler, and days are still very comfortable in the 70's and 80's. The fishing this time of year can also be outstanding as the fish are eager to eat and see fewer hand tied flies floating on the water so the fish are less spooky. This reviewer tells it the way it is in our fall!
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A Great Week in Montana at the Amazing Lewis and Clark Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a fantastic 8 night stay at the Lewis and Clark cabin. It was a wonderful week enjoying an authentic Montana cabin. The cabin is everything described in the post and more. It is simple and comfortable and worked great for our family of four. Our kids loved watching the deer grazing in the hay fields and the osprey and eagles hunting over the Yellowstone River on the ranch. The Vermillions were terrific hosts. We appreciated all their help and suggestions - whitewater rafting, horseback riding, finding a fly fishing guide, swimming in the pond on the ranch and exploring Yellowstone Park. The Lewis and Clark cabin was a great home base for exploring Montana.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family we so enjoyed watching all of them delight in the Lewis 'n Clark Cabin and our ranch. Such a joy for us and we hope they return! Margaret and Dale Vermillion
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Huntington, MA

Spectacular! I want to move in forever!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week my family just spent at the Lewis and Clark Cabin on the Vermillion Ranch. We were a large group and concurrently rented another equally well equipped house on the ranch. Thus cabin is quaint and cozy with that perfect Montana feel to it. Sitting on the porch listening to birds wind down their day while the moon rises...does life get much better?!! It's a perfect get away for a small family or a couple, but also made me want to return by myself and take up residency long enough to witness the seasons pass. In the summer it's fantastic because of all there is to do nearby and on the ranch, but the coziness of the cabin left me yearning to see it in the fall and in a snowstorm! The peace and quiet is perfect for a get away, yet it's close enough to Livingston and Billings that there's cultural doings,if one is so inclined. The Vermillion pond makes for a refreshing swim after an exciting day of fishing on the river, too. Vermillion hospitality and yarn spinning is unparalleled! A dreamy paradise for anyone looking for a genuine Montana vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: wow! The reviews don't get any better than this one from a client in Mass. We like to have our guests be happy in their visit to our Vermillion Ranch and this family was a real joy for us to watch because they tried everything, even our zip line in the pond! margaret Vermillion owner/manager
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Billings or Bozeman
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Big Timber
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Big Timber
Car: recommended

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 6 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, tennis, 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!

Our ranch is definitely kid friendly with space to roam, zip line at the swimming pond , where they jump of into the water, kids' fishing pond and rivers for tubing and floating!


Rates & Availability

Big Timber Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2 2016 - Nov 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

Contact owner @ 1 406 850 8930 FOR QUESTIONS or stays less than 7 days, due to additional fees that may apply.
Discounts after 1st week booked during spring and fall
If you have a group of 13, you can reserve another houses and have the Vermillion Ranch to yourselves for your family and friends.
Pet fee is for a week $100.00/pet
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.

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Big Timber Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New tile shower in 2015
  • This 1878 cabin, which has been fully restored with all your comforts in mind, and it has a modern bathroom and new tile shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Full loft with sitting area & 3 twin beds
  • The downstairs queen bedroom has a connecting full bath with new tile shower this year. 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. A screened In porch offers a nice place for dining and viewing wildlife. The nights are beautiful here with lovely sunsets!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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.

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