Lewis & Clark Cabin at the Vermillion Ranch

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 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.

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.



A master queen bedroom on the main floor with a full bath.
3 single beds in the upstairs loft, with many windows for plenty of natural light.

Living room

Comfortable seating, wood burning stove, a landline telephone, small stereo, TV/VCR and high-speed wi-fi internet access.


Sunny, clean and efficient with an electric range and oven.
Dishes, cookware and utensils are provided.
Sunny eating area seats 8 comfortably.
Gas grill in the yard for outdoor cooking
Washer/dryer in the cabin for guests’ convenience.
Deck and screened-in porch –Perfect places to relax, watch wildlife, read, or enjoy an outdoor meal.


The Lewis and Clark Cabin rents for $3,100 per week plus bed tax from April through November.  

Vermillion Ranch Cancellation and Refund Policy?

Total lodging payment is due 90 days prior to arrival; clients are responsible for costs and no refund will be made unless a replacement is found. Trip cancellation insurance will be offered to each registrant.

Change-over day for any weeklong stay is Saturday. 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.)
The rental rate includes an end-of-stay cleaning. For guests staying more than a week, a weekly cleaning will be done.
There is no smoking in the cabin. Pets are allowed with a pet fee of $100 per pet per week. The Montana Accommodation Tax of 7% will be applied to lodging only.