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Spacious Country Living in an Historic Building

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Horse Riders on Johnson Road

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bozeman barn description

2013 marked the end of our 10-year project to convert an historic barn into a beautiful residence and small event center. We took our time to do it 'right'.

Carl Glenn Johnson built this barn in 1915 on his family's homestead. Until 1992, the barn was used in the family dairy business. On site you can still see the creamery with its foot- thick cement walls, a log cabin and numerous farm implements.

When we arrived in 1999 the barn was sagging a bit and leaning slightly, yet had a great feel about it. We put it up on a foundation and eventually decided to convert it into a 5-bedroom house with a wonderful hay loft. It took a long time to renovate, but now it is a place that many can enjoy.

Each bedroom has its own toilet/sink/shower and all bathrooms are ADA compliant. Each shower has grab bars and a granite seat. The large master shower has two shower heads!

The hay loft has an oak floor with two layers of soundproofing so that a basketball dribbled upstairs is hardly noticed downstairs.

The barn renovation includes a combination of original barn wood, warehouse wood, and just-milled, rough-sawn lumber.The baseboard throughout the barn is made of wood salvaged from the corrals that were on site. The bed frames and headboards are made with wood that was growing in the early 1800's.

From the antique decor to the handmade wood beds and the complete kitchen to the WiFi system, the barn is a pleasant combination of old and new. Throughout the barn you will notice the Hilton mattresses, pillows and sheets, the thick cotton towels, and a feeling of home. We have traveled a considerable amount in our lives. Now we want our guests to enjoy the little amenities that make a trip a pleasure and a place feel like home.

The barn is surrounded by 20 acres of pasture and trees that outline Hyalite Creek. From various spots on the property, you can see the seven mountain ranges that define the Gallatin Valley. Around the barn you will find a quarter-mile path that can be used for hiking, jogging, cross-country skiing or star watching.

Through the years we've had many craftsmen help us on this project. Almost to the last man they have said that there was something special about the barn and they enjoyed working on it. We believe that you too will feel the something special that this barn offers.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Barn
  • 5560 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    The downstairs is totally accessible. All bathrooms are ADA compliant....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    A place for smoking is provided outside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

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  • Five Bedrooms - 3 have king sized beds - 2 have queen sized beds mattresses are Hilton Hotel mattresses each bedroom has a shower/toilet/sink. each bedroom has a sitting area....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

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  • Each bathroom has a toilet, a sink and a shower. The shower has one control for water temperature and one for volume. Each shower has a seat and a grab bar....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Indoor Basketball (half court)...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The 1915 Barn is located on 20 acres just southwest of Bozeman, an easy 8 to 10 minutes from town. So, while the property feels removed, it is still very conveniently located....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Actually counting tables and counter, up to 30 could be served at one time....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Internet:

    WIFI throughout...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    A couch and four stuffed chairs including one rocker and one reclining chair...moreless

  • Parking:

    For dozens of cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local/Long Distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for 20...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Equipped as a home would be. There are 20 stoneware place settings....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels, zip lock bags, foil, cling wrap and salt and pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator/Freezer with a water and ice dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    5 burner gas stove with a standard and convection oven and a warming drawer....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The second floor features an 8 feet by 12 foot deck with a peeled log railing. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The second floor features an 8 feet by 12 foot deck with a peeled log railing. There is a 8 foot by 22 foot deck outside the master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    About 3 acres of yard with a 1/4 mile hilled loop for hiking, jogging, etc....moreless

 

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $300
  • Tax Rate 7%

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Weddings and special events may be held at this venue. Please contact owners for event pricing.


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Location

17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gallatin Field
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Bay Bar & Grill
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cottonwood Hills Golf Course
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I90
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Bay Bar & Grill
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bridger Bowl
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hyalite Reservoir

The 1915 Barn is located in the Gallatin Valley (surrounded by six mountain ranges) just south of Bozeman, MT. Bozeman is home to Montana State University, the Museum of the Rockies and Taylor Planetarium. It is also within an hour of world-class ski areas including Bridger Bowl, Bohart Ranch, Big Sky Resort and Moon Light Basin. During the winter at The 1915 Barn, we also have over 2 miles of groomed cross country trail in our meadows. At sites nearby, you may also snowshoe, ice climb, snowmobile, ice fish, sleigh ride and sled. In the summer months, activities including rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, spelunking, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, fly fishing, lake fishing, are a 20 to 60-minute drive away. Bozeman also boasts four museums, a ballet company, an opera company, the local symphony, numerous concerts, theaters, and plays, breweries, antique shopping, and numerous local restaurants for your dining pleasure.

Within day-tripping distance, you can retrace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, explore the Lewis and Clark Caverns, or visit Virginia City, an old mining town which is itself a living museum.

So whether you're up for an outdoor adventure, an historic tour, or a local cultural presentation when vacationing, the Gallatin Valley has much to offer.

Additional information can be found on our website: 1915Barn.com.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I'm a Wisconsin transplant and Kristi is a native Montanan. We met teaching school on the Blackfeet Reservation near Glacier Park the Canadian border. We have lived in Bozeman long enough to see our children grow up through Anderson Elementary and Bozeman High Schools. Kristi likes yoga, antiques and lunch with her friends. I like Model A Fords, history and cross-country skiing.

Why the Owner Chose Bozeman:
When we were looking for a house with acreage, we found this property: a great outdoor space, but still relatively close to town. Instead of having a view with city lights, we found a place with a view of starlight. This is a place that you can see fox and deer and eagles; you can cross country ski or take a walk, picnic in a meadow surrounded by mountain ranges, or fish in Hyalite Creek. There are many fine places to sit and chat or take out a drawing pad and record what you see. There are many ways to enjoy the 1915 Barn and its surroundings. You will find your own.

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
When you walk into the barn you will enjoy the original 11-foot ceilings made of darkened antique wood. The warm colors used on the walls accent the antique furniture and handmade vintage barn-wood bed frames. The carefully chosen drawings, photos, and maps are decorative and informative. An end of the 14 foot by 60 foot living/TV/game room is a garage door that is a giant 'window' to the world. The kitchen has 26 stoneware place settings and a table space for each. A modern kitchen and laundry will allow you to do things you do at home. The entire barn has a sound system, an intercom and WiFi. The TV has DirecTV and over a hundred channels. Each bedroom has a personal sound system just plug in your mp3. iPod or computer. Each bedroom also has a shower/toilet/sink and a sitting area. It also has a handmade bed that utilizes antique barn wood. The hay loft has great acoustics and a sound system. There also is a basketball rim and a hardwood floor in the hay loft. The rounded exposed rafters let you feel the shape of the roof. From the attached deck you can see the 10,000 ft. Spanish Peaks, the Tabbacco Root Mountains, Gooch Hill and the Horseshoe HIlls. In the yard and surrounding pasture you will find part of the barn's log wall, horseshoe pits, part of the old corral, a log house, a creamery and old farm implements and a tractor. At the corner of the property is Hyalite Creek. It is a great place to collect your thoughts, catch a fish or just sit and listen to nature. Come find your special place at the 1915 Barn. Visit us at our website below.


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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Property type
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