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Spectacular Lodge Near Yellowstone Park, Fly Fishing, Skiing, Paradise Valley

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

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.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Livingston, Montana

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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.


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Spectacular Lodge Near Yellowstone Park, Fly Fishing, Skiing, Paradise Valley
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Christmas & New Years in Montana

  • 5 of 5

Darcy was so accommodating to us, we really appreciated her timely responses and all her efforts to accommodate our needs for our stay for the 9 days! We had 13 staying in the home. Loved that there was a private bath for each bedroom, the large foyer/entry to come in and drop your things with plenty of hooks for coats and large bench for sitting. We cooked large meals every day in the gourmet kitchen, which had everything we needed! It was just perfect! The only thing I had my daughter (who resides in Belgrade) bring to the house was her large stand mixer, because I knew we would be using the mixer several times that week and it would just make life easier in the kitchen. We also got steaks from the ranch for our New Years Eve dinner, they were delivered right to the door, cooked on the grill and tasted great! We took the girls sledding on the other side of the creek one day which was something we were looking for when we searched a home for our stay. I highly recommend this house and would totally book it again!

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fly Fishing Bachelor Party

  • 5 of 5

Incredible Hosts and Spectacular Accommodations.... Jamie and Darcy were very helpful in every way possible. Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington

Great home for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in this beautiful, well appointed home that served the needs of our extended family perfectly. Great spot with a beautiful view and Mission Creek just off the side porch. The home was comfortable, offers a well stocked and very functional kitchen and lots of towels - which is a great thing when you have a bunch of kids who like to splash in the creek. Plus the owner is a gracious host. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sedona, AZ

Mission Creek Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Probably the best equipped rental home we have ever stayed in. Everything about it was wonderful!

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gracious Hosts, Gorgeous Place

  • 5 of 5

Terrific place to experience the treasures of Montana. Well appointed, comfortable home with full kitchen. Convenient location. Loved every minute.

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could not be more pleased!

  • 5 of 5

An absolute fantastic place, with even better people running / managing it. We could not have been more pleased with the lodge, the location, and the entire experience. We had a group of 11 adults and two children and spent the week visiting and doing everything we could. The location was convenient for white water rafting, horseback riding, big sky resort, Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman, and the list goes on. If you are considering the Mission Ranch Lodge, book it now, and start counting down the days until a fantastic time.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Livingston, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 28 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$644.25
Cleaning Fee C$450.98

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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