Description: Bed & Breakfast: Rural setting with creek and easy access. Hearty breakfasts served family style. Handicapped accessible, group rates, smoking and non-smoking rooms, offering 5 sleeping rooms one with a kitchenette, and 3 baths as well as a lounge and large dining area. Enjoy the extras at no cost, such as the wildlife museum, as well as farm animals, horses, rabbits, chickens, peacocks, and the gorgeous sunsets.
Trail Rides: We offer trail rides for riders with all levels of experience, we have excellent stock and all tours are guided. Viewing of the Tobacco Root and Highland Mountains as well as the local ranges is an added bonus. Minimum of 2 hour rides, we can do lunch or dinner rides as well.
Youth Camp: Offering educational trips for children 10 to 14 years old. Children are taught outdoor skills, basic horsemanship, riding lessons, art of taxidermy, archery, lessons in the field regarding flora and fauna, history of the area, as well as the habitat and habits of the surrounding wildlife. Children will put up their own tents and sleep out as well. They tour Lewis and Clark Caverns, old mining camps in the Highlands and learn to enjoy the outdoors.
Fishing: We offer float trips in the rivers, Beaverhead, Jefferson, Madison, or Big Hole, all located near here. You can catch browns, rainbows and whitefish. Or we offer a private pond-fishing trip for Kamloops rainbow in early spring and for ice fishing. Mountain lakes are an option as well, located in scenic alpine areas where you can catch brook trout and cutthroat. A package can be fishing several different locations while staying at the Lodge; we offer excellent family opportunities.
Big Game Hunts: Elk and mule deer are our primary fall hunts. We hunt both archery and rifle seasons. Past success has been excellent on both species, ranging from 80 to 100 percent. We have hunts on both private property and Forest permits; location is the key to success. Bull elk 5x5 points or better are the target, and all deer must be 4x4 or better to be harvested. Depending on the location and style of hunt you prefer, we offer horseback hunts, hunts where we pack you in on horses and you hunt on foot, or a small ranch where we use 4x4's and occasionally 4 wheelers. We custom fit a hunt that is just right for you. Moose, sheep, antelope, and mountain goats are on a permit drawing basis and if you draw a tag in any of our areas, we can assist you in your successful trip. Spring black bears cure the cabin fever from the long winter and when the bears come out, we are ready for them. These hunts take place from mid April to June, all hunts are fair chase spot and stalk, no bait or dogs are allowed in Montana. This very enjoyable time of year, viewing all the addition wildlife, the mountains are still capped with snow and the meadows are a beautiful green.
Wildlife viewing and photography trips are available to various parts near the Continental Divide, where you can see mountain goats, bighorn sheep, moose, elk, mule and whitetail deer, occasional black bear, eagles, and grouse as well as many varieties of small animals.
We offer meeting and business facilities as well as hosting reunions, picnics and receptions and retreats.
Join us for an enjoyable Montana vacation.
Directions: Cargill Outfitters is located 14 miles from Butte, on US Highway 2. From the airport you would go left (south) approximately 2 miles turning left again onto the highway to Whitehall (US 2). Between mile markers 71 and 70 take a right turn onto Cedar Hills Road, with a sign saying Iron Wheel Ranch, turn there and go 1/2 mile on the county road. Lodge is on the right, barns on the left. We are halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, 12 miles off of Interstate 90.