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Spacious Country Living in an Historic Building

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 5,560 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Indoor Basketball, 20 Acres With A Creek (Sleeps 10+)

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 Gilbert Johnson and his father, Edward Johnson, built this barn in 1915 on the 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 special something this barn offers.

More Details

Owner
Dean & Kristi Drenzek
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Dean & Kristi Drenzek

Dean is a Wisconsin transplant and Kristi is a native Montanan. We met teaching school on the Blackfeet Reservation near Glacier Park near 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. Dean likes Model A Fords, history and cross-country skiing.

Dean & Kristi Drenzek purchased this barn in 1999

Why Dean & Kristi Drenzek 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 where 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.

What makes this barn unique

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 20 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. We subscribe to DirecTV with 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. The beds have Hilton brand mattresses and headboards that are handmade from 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 Tobacco 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, 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.

Amenities

Bozeman Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5560 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews
Laguna Niguel, CA
5

True Perfection! Don’t Miss Your Chance!

  • 5 of 5

I just can’t say enough wonderful things about staying here. The house and the hosts were truly wonderful. Every detail and aspect of a perfect rental home had been thought of. They even left Montana bread and Huckleberry jam in the kitchen as a welcome gift, divine. Each room was so thought out and the beds were SO comfortable. We had three families staying here for a week and we all had our own space. We loved the upstairs with the basketball and ping pong. The pool table was also a huge hit! There were two refrigerators, which was ideal when cooking for so many people. The kitchen had everything you needed! I owned a rental home for years and this is the only house I have stayed in that has surpassed my standards. Also we loved the mile walk around the property. There is the most beautiful creek you can walk to, a must see! With the huge logs resting on the shore, you can just escape reality and absorb the moment with the smell of nature and the sound of the creek. If you have the chance to stay here, please do. Kristi and Dean, the owners, are so delightful and always there to answer questions and help. You can just tell this massive remodel was completely a project from their hearts and you feel their love for it and desire for the guests to have a wonderful time. So special and such a gift! Don’t miss your chance!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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5

So amazing...

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the 1915 Barn experience. It was amazing to have our entire family under one roof. The kids played basketball and had giant sleepovers in the "loft." The stream was a favorite! We built stick boats and sent them on adventures down stream. A bear was even caught sneaking through the property one night. Good thing we were safely inside :) We played pool, watched the beautiful stars come out at night and laughed often. We sat on the porch and felt like we were inside a postcard. We made memories to last a lifetime! Thank you, The Adams Family (all 18 of us)."

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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5

Couldn’t have asked for a better place for our group!

  • 5 of 5

Great property!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Denver, CO
5

Amazing! If you can find availability at this place it is a memory of a life time!

  • 5 of 5

Kristi and Dean are amazing! The Barn has its own life to it! I can’t say enough great things about this place. I may make an offer to buy it! We will be back, the little touches of genuine hospitality are everywhere from Basketballs ready to go to fresh local bread and huckleberry jam in the bread basket! Love it!!! Kristi and Dean are the neatest most genuinely kind folks we have met. They gave us great recommendations for local places to eat and chill. Thank you!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

It was even better than expected, and would highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about the house - beautiful, comfortable and the focus on details was perfect. Also the views are amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Charming and well cared for

  • 5 of 5

We booked the 1915 Barn for our daughter’s graduation from Montana State. It was the perfect place to host out of town family, the bedrooms were very comfortable and spacious. The gym upstairs was a great setting to have the graduation party. We danced the night the night away, a great time was had by all.

Dean and Kristi were very helpful with all of the details that go into planning an event like this. We could ask for more.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to the both of you.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $350

Weddings and special events may be held at this venue with the purchase of lodging (3 nights minimum).

Event/Party/Meeting:

Up to 40 people $400
41 - 80 people $800
81 - 120 people $1200

Wedding- Reception:

Up to 40 people $800
41 - 80 people $1600
81 - 120 people $2400

General notes:

- Maximum of 120 people per event.
- Tables and chairs are included for all events.
- For parties of more than 40 people, porta-potty rental is required. We will arrange for the rental. The cost is $90 per unit.
- Quiet hours begin at 11:00 pm.
- There are indoor as well as outdoor spaces in which to host your event. We will provide the venue and you come up with the vision.
- Please contact us at 1915barn@gmail.com or 406-585-0244 with questions or to schedule a visit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.