Step down the hill from your cozy room, and you will be standing at the shores of Deepwater Bay on Lake Sakakawea, known as one of the nation's premier walleye fishing destinations.
A stroll in the opposite direction provides the opportunity to explore hundreds of acres of privately owned coulees and prairie. Teepee rings can be found nearby, and the area is rich with Native American and fur trade culture and history. Hidatsa, Mandan, Arikara, Sioux, and Assiniboine tribes called this area home, and the Assiniboine often wintered in the bottomlands near the ranch or in nearby White Earth Valley.
The ranch is located on the Lewis and Clark trail, and the expedition was in this area on their way west and again on their return. Lewis and Clark's Corp of Discovery spent the winter of 1804 nearby at their hastily constructed Fort Mandan, downstream from Deepwater Creek near the Knife River Indian Villages.