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Luxury Property on the Gallatin River... Perfect for Groups and Meetings

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bozeman chateau / country house description

For those of you who don't know the Bozeman area:

Bozeman is a wonderful blend of spectacular outdoor scenery and activities along with a vibrant artistic and cultural life. Three world-class ski areas-- big sky, moonlight basin, and bridger bowl are all within a 45-minute drive, and cross-country skiing exists at every turn. World-famous yellowstone national park is only 90 minutes away and is open year-round. Extraordinary fishing, hunting, horse-back riding, rafting, hiking, and animal-watching are in every direction. With its university base, the area draws a great variety of musical, dance, and performing arts venues. Downtown bozeman is an historic district filled with boutiques, galleries, and restaurants.

About our french country estate:
Our home is located 7 miles west of downtown bozeman, right next to a channel of the gallatin river, which is an internationally renowned trout-fishing stream. Nature abounds... Birds are everywhere in this riparian area, including eagles, hawks, owls, geese, ducks, cranes, woodpeckers, plus smaller birds. You'll see deer daily, and wild turkeys and badgers on occasion.

The house is spacious: 4300 sf plus a 3-car garage. As in any french country home, live revolves around the kitchen and great room. The pine floors, antiques, stone fireplace, and overhead pan rack convey an instant warmth and sense of escape. You'll enjoy two large islands and a spacious pantry. You have seating for 4 in the breakfast nook and for another three at the island. The kitchen is fully equipped with fine silverware, plates, and cooking utensils.

The large dining room with arched windows extends the european country feel, with antique pine furniture, dried flowers, and antique light fixtures. Eight people can dine comfortably at the table. If you want some real peace-and-quiet, escape to the den with a good book. The tall windows let in the early morning light or starlight at night.

The large master bedroom, with vaulted ceiling, brings the wild outdoors right into the room. From the antique bed, you'll look out across a field to the snow-capped bridger mountains, and if you leave the door open at night, you'll hear the stream gurgling behind the house. All our beds are truly 'heavenly', with compression foam, feather beds, and down comforters.

The large master bathroom, with granite countertops and cherry cabinets, has dual sinks and a large soaking tub with unobstructed views of the mountains. You have large his-and-hers walk-in closets and a tiled shower.

The other 3 bedrooms are all large, have ample closet-space, and have their own private and spacious full bathrooms. Views from the large windows of the surrounding natural areas and wildlife are phenomenal. A reminder... All beds are 'heavenly' equipped!

A bonus room above the garage has a bed, so can be used as a 5th bedroom. It is immediately adjacent to a bathroom upstairs. Not many homes have a party room with a 30 x 20 dance floor and wet bar... But this home does! You can hook up your ipod to the stereo with 4 bose speakers and kick up your heals!

The upstairs deck off the dance floor overlooks the river and wooded area behind the house, and the expansive 1st-floor patio spans the entire back side of the house, allowing plentiful space for barbecuing and outside dining.

The yard and garden are immaculate, with automatic sprinkler system. In the summer, the gardens and flower-boxes are overflowing with floral colors!

The large garage is heated and has three stalls, each with a remote opener.

Bozeman hot springs is only five minutes away... One of the finest upscale hot springs in the world. Enjoy any of the 9 pools, sauna, steam room, or exercise rooms.

You can drive to any of the major ski areas in the area, big sky, moonlight basin, or bridger bowl, in under 40 minutes, or you can catch the free ski shuttle to big sky and moonlight basin that is only 2 minutes away. There are 4 major fishing and guiding shops within 2 miles of the house.

House specifics:
Natural gas cooktop with 5 burners.
Large refrigerator/freezer.
Dual convection ovens with microwave.
Keurig coffeemaker.
Forced air heat with two air conditioners.


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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 4300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 4: 1 double


          • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


          • There are 4 spacious bedrooms, each with private bath that has shower/bath combo. Three of the bedrooms have queen beds, the 4th has a double bed. All have 'heavenly' compression foam, feather bed, and down comforters. The bonus room has a twin bed and has easy access to two other bathrooms....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 5: toilet


          • There are four full bathrooms, each with shower/tub combo, plus a powder room near the entry way. All bathrooms have cherry cabinets and granite tile....moreless


          • Books:

            Quite a few in our bookshelves....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            Blue ray that also plays regular DVDs and audio CDs. Has ipod hookup....moreless

          • Games:

            Good supply....moreless

          • Music Library:

            Bring your ipod or phone with music... both stereo systems have jacks....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Bresnan premium cable with HD....moreless

          • Stereo:

            High quality system with JBL speakers in great room. High quality system with 4 Bose speakers in dance/party room. Both have ipod hookups....moreless


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Miniature Golf
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Ice Skating
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Parasailing
          • Racquetball
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Roller Blading
          • Ski Lift Privileges
          • Ski Privileges Optional
          • Skiing
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting


          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining:

            Warm country dining room with antiques. Seats 8 comfortably....moreless

          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            Separate air conditioners for upstairs and downstairs....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Samsung steam dryer....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Stone fireplace with natural gas in great room....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            The large dance floor could definitely be used as a fitness area....moreless

          • Garage:

            3 stalls, each with opener....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Gas forced-air....moreless

          • Internet:

            High-speed cable internet available on wifi throughout house....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            High quality linens....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Open to kitchen. Has stone gas fireplace....moreless

          • Parking:

            3-car garage with extra spaces in drive-way....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            High quality towels....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Samsung steam washer....moreless


          • Kitchen:

            Warm, spacious French country kitchen with two large islands. Is open to great room and breakfast nook. 5-burner cooktop is on one island, and double sinks are on the other....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Is also convection oven....moreless

          • Oven:

            Double ovens, convection....moreless


          • Golf:

            Public courses all around town... one is only 1 mile away....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Immaculate grounds....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Tennis:

            In town and at the university....moreless



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          from 4 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          December 2014
          Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2014
          3 night min stay
          Christmas Holidays
          Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2015
          5 night min stay
          Ski Season
          Jan 5 - Apr 12, 2015
          3 night min stay
          Apr 13 - Jun 14, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $2,000 $6,000
          Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $3,000 $10,000
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees and Rental Conditions:

          • Property Damage Protection $49
          • Tax Rate 7%

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          Last updated: 12/17/2014
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          7 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          1 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Corner Club
          2 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Cottonwood Golf Course
          5 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Interstate 90
          2 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Mama Mac's
          35 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Big Sky/Moonlight Basin

          Car: Recommended


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2008

          About the owner: We are Suzy and Paul Larson. We built this house in 2008, with a dream of having a French-style home next to a river. The result exceeded our dreams.

          Why the Owner Chose Bozeman:
          Everyone who comes here remarks at the warmth of the home. With its warm country hues and European accents, you feel at ease and relaxed. Paul's favorite escape is to put on his waders, grab his fishing rod, and walk out the back door to fishing paradise. The Gallatin river beckons, with its blue-green waters, moist scents, seclusion, and abundant wildlife. We love seeing all the animals around the house. We have a resident pheasant family that brings a new brood every spring. Birds are everywhere-- geese, ducks, cranes, owls, woodpeckers, wild turkeys, bald eagles... The list is endless. We are also treated to 'bambi olympics' every year when the newborn fawns chase each other around the house. We are occasionally visited by wilder creatures also... Have seen badgers and yes, even a small black bear.

          The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
          We are dancers, and so had the large dance floor built. It is perfect for parties, and the grandkids love coming over and romping around the large space. We use the bonus room as a music room, where our church worship team rehearses. You can use it as another bedroom or play some music yourself!

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          Speaks: english, french, spanish



          • Our French Country Estate

            Our French Country Estate

          • Breakfast Nook

            Breakfast Nook

          • Dining Room

            Dining Room

          • Master Bedroom

            Master Bedroom

          • Master Bath

            Master Bath

          • View From Back Deck

            View From Back Deck

          • Dance and party room, or kid's camp-out room

            Dance and party room, or kid's camp-out room

          • Main Gallatin River Channel 1/4 Mile From the House

            Main Gallatin River Channel 1/4 Mile From the House

          • Eating area at kitchen counter

            Eating area at kitchen counter

          • Living Room with fireplace

            Living Room with fireplace

          • Creek in the fall.

            Creek in the fall.

          • Den


          • Bedroom #4

            Bedroom #4

          • Bonus Room, 5th Bedroom

            Bonus Room, 5th Bedroom

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            Geyser in Yellowstone

          • Yellowstone Falls

            Yellowstone Falls

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

          $300 - $500 per night (USD)

          5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 12

          View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
          Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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          Member since: 2013
          Speaks: english, french, spanish
          • Response time: Within a few days
          • Response rate: 100%
          • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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