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Set within a short distance to Yellowstone Park, 3 major world class ski resorts and blue ribbon fishing rivers, this home offers amenities you won't find anywhere else. The classic vernacular farmhouse is set against a backdrop of open fields and willows and water - home to abundant birdlife including Sandhill Cranes, Blue Herons, Bobolink, Canada Geese, ducks, pheasants, song and marsh birds. Rarely can you experience a private pond out the front door and unobstructed views of the many surrounding mountain ranges as well as close proximity to a desirable destination town.
This property has it all and will provide you with an experience of a lifetime.
Imagine yourself casting a line into the trout filled pond or sharing a beach fire under the moon's glow, sitting out back watching the sunrise or sunset over the mountains or enjoying the horses in the front pasture. Cuddle up next to the warmth of the fire in the Tulikivi stove or cook up a delightful meal on the Wolf. Pick fresh vegetables from the kitchen garden. The Cottonwoods is the place for you to recharge and unwind - find yourself in a vibrant place. The home features wood and stone accents including a wood burning soapstone fireplace, a gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen, a large master suite with a jetted tub overlooking the pond view, two other bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate additional guests. Enjoy a cozy media room as well as ample dining area for the welcome meals after a full day of skiing or hiking or site seeing. The full wrap around covered porch provides another opportunity to enjoy each vista. A private sandy beach is the perfect spot to visit or play. Soak in the brand new hot tub facing the Bridger Range. Pasture out front provides animals with the best possible environment. Visit in the Spring to herald the arrival of the new baby cow and early summer to see the beehives come alive. The thirteen baby chicks are now living in the new chicken coop and doing great with the help of the incubator lights. Tree planting starts in April with hundreds of bare root plants started here at the farm from cuttings. The Canada Geese have nested on the island again and cows seem to be doing great waiting to be let out in the increasingly green pastures. All the harrowing is done except one remaining field. Bees are going to be here by the end of the month!
The Cottonwoods provides the perfect opportunity for your child to experience country life at its best. They can observe for themselves the aspects of farming and animal care while enjoying the freedom of a relaxed lifestyle so often left behind with the pace of today's life....moreless
Well behaved dogs are considered - please ask the owner....moreless
Views to the western sky overlooking the pond and sunset...moreless
Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single
Private separate bedroom including sitting area and TV. ...moreless
Expansive Master suite with views to the sunrise and Southern skyline. Walk in closet. All bedrooms are on the second floor of the home. Each bed is comfortably appointed with down comforters, cotton linens and closets. Bedroom 2 and 3 share a bathroom with an additional full bathroom for guest use on the main level.
The 4th bedroom suite is separate from the others in the house and is designated for 'additional guests' on a per diem basis. It is on the second level and has a large sitting area and private TV. A full bath with tub/shower on the main level services this room....moreless
Large master bathroom with walk in tiled shower, jetted soaking tub with pond and mountain views and his and her sinks....moreless
The new chicks are now living outside as free range happy chickens. Guests are encouraged to gather and eat fresh eggs while staying. Our new farm dog is very friendly and is learning to help move the cows in the pasture. Garden is partially planted now with peas and lettuces for guests enjoyment. There is always lots to do on the farm!
There will be lots of new baby fish and I found a turtle last year to watch.
Guests are welcome to fish the pond and it has huge Rainbow, Cutthroat and Brown Trout. The fawns are born in June and like to hide with their mother's in the thickest parts of the old willow groves. If you are lucky you will see them when they are so tiny with spots.
The bees arrive May first and will be set up well away from the main house. Interested guests will be able to participate in caring for and learning about the hives.
Tulikivi soapstone - Ample supply of wood stacked and ready for guests to use. This is made of soapstone brought over from Finland. It is both beautiful and incredibly efficient and well loved....moreless
Your choice of pour over drip or automatic coffee maker...moreless
High Summer May 30 - Sep 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Thanksgiving Week Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Christmas Holidays Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
cleaning$350 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$800
Property Damage Protection$99
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Discounted rates may apply upon booking of multiple weeks.
A non refundable reservation deposit is required at booking which becomes the refundable damage deposit at the time of balance due for the stay 90 days before arrival.
No refund of payment if canceling within 90 days of reservation date.
*The rates are based off of a six person stay. Additional guests will be charged per diem.
Guests are encouraged to review the lease attachment which will be provided before the booking.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Enjoy unparalleled availability and accessibility of a myriad of outdoor adventures as well as the many events featured in the local town. Yellowstone Park is 85 miles away as well as 3 major world class ski areas.
About the owner: Being an artist and native Montanan I have observed carefully the rapid changes in this beautiful state over the years. My hope is to offer my guests a chance to glimpse into the past. Staying here means living among wildlife, native ancient willow groves, live water fresh from the mountain source, and a completely unique location. The home is tastefully appointed for privacy and comfort and rest. I have been inspired to paint, to grow gardens and to hope and dream while living here. My desire is to share that experience with you.
I am a naturalist, a beekeeper and raise organically grown non - hybrid beef. This is tree planting time as the birds love to hide in the willows and I need more habitat!!!!!!! Lots of coyotes in Spring and Fall - as well as an owl roosting on the roof hoohooing at night. He comes to guard and comfort.
Why the Owner Chose Bozeman: The Cottonwoods epitomizes a dream of living in rural Montana - in the heart of the Gallatin Valley as well as the beauty of nature and the farming way of life.
This property is something I dreamed of having all my life. The story of that dream is called Rex's Story and is being written even as I write this.
Come and live a dream of your own and create some memories you will never forget!
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: The Setting