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Stunning 3bd home on 20 acres with 360° mountain views,only 4 miles to shopping!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful home on 20 acres with 360° mountain views, 4 miles to shopping!

The Roost @ Wild Mountain Ranch in Bozeman, Montana is on 20 private acres. We are surrounded by an additional 959 acres of conservation land in the Gallatin Valley land trust. The best of both worlds with abundant wildlife, privacy & relaxation, yet only 4 miles to shopping and restaurants in Bozeman! Location, location, location....with stunning mountain views.

The Roost is our beautiful 1700 sq ft home with 3 large bedrooms & one large bathroom with a full size washer and dryer in its own seperate wing of the home. Our large bathroom is not connected to any bedrooms!

We offer two levels to spread out & relax and our home sleeps 6 adults/children in beds. The upstairs loft has a large open floor plan with exceptional mountain views, plasma TV with DVD, Free WIFI, Direct TV cable, a comfortable sectional, bar table with four chairs and two chaise lounge sofas to relax on together. Our cell phone signal is also very strong here!

Extensive custom tile work in the kitchen and bathroom and new stainless steel appliances make your stay as comfortable as possible. The Roost offers spectacular mountain views on 20 private acres to enjoy the peace & quiet. Gas grill with comfortable chairs on the porch, a log swing in the yard and a large picnic table to make your stay even more enjoyable. The Roost is such a cozy retreat, perfect for families and couples.

Our home is professionally cleaned between each family that stays with us. We have new duvet bedding that is washed and changed between each group that stays with us. We work hard to keep everything very clean and in new condition for all of our guests. We have very high standards of cleanliness, so expect the best!

The Roost offers a home away from home with country charm, yet only four miles to major shopping and restaurants in Bozeman. Peaceful yet convenient to everything you could ever want to do or see, best location ever!

*We also offer our 7 bedroom home, Wild Mountain Ranch, VRBO #622593 available for rent on this same property. Rent our two homes together or separately!

**Weddings and wedding receptions are NOT allowed at our ranch.

***Pets are NOT allowed. Your horse is welcome to stay at our barn.

**Parties, large gatherings and events are NOT allowed.

*We are renting out our home to be used by families and/or friends on vacation.

* Our cancellation policy is a full 100% refund if cancelled sixty days or more before your arrival date.

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Bozeman Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Weddings, Wedding receptions and parties are not allowed. No pets and no smoking allowed. Please do not wear your shoes inside our home.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Beautiful large custom shower, Full size washer & dryer.
  • The Roost offers a large full size bathroom with a huge custom tile shower and a full size washer & dryer in the sliding door closet. It is in its own wing of the home and is not connected to any of the bedrooms!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom #1 w/horse theme in The Roost! - 1 queen , Master bedroom on the main level with huge walk in closet.
    Queen bedroom on 2nd level with fishing theme. - 1 queen , Master bedroom with custom queen log bed, large closet
    The Roost home, Dr.Seuss bedroom w/two full size twin beds. - 2 twin/ single , Dr.Seuss twin sleigh beds, dresser.
  • The Roost offers 3 bedrooms -Two queen bedrooms & one bedroom with two twin beds. All bedrooms have nightstands with lamps, new duvet bedding and incredibly comfortable mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We have a fabulous local massage therapist available for booking! Call Danny to arrange at 862-266-3605. Enjoy your stay at The Roost!


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Stunning 3bd home on 20 acres with 360° mountain views,only 4 miles to shopping!
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Fantastic location, amazing views, awesome experience!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed at this property for a week after Christmas this year - everything was super clean and extremely comfortable. Definitely an awesome place to get away from the hustle yet close enough to Bozeman to enjoy all of the great amenities. When our flight back home was cancelled, the owner was quickly able to book us for an additional night and accommodate a later departure the next day after our flight was cancelled a second time. Bottom line, took great care of our family which means everything. I can recommend this location without reservation - you will love the experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ben! Your family was a joy for us to host at The Roost. We appreciate having wonderful families like yours stay with us! Please visit us again soon!
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Clean, nice and very well located house

  • 4 of 5

Only 15/20 minutes from downtown, the house was perfect for my wife and I. Comfortable beds and linens. Melody, the owner is very responsive. We had some internet issues we had to resolve by ourself for the future guests but that's okay. I would definitively come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had an awesome stay without a hitch!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, well-kept and comfortable home in the countryside just north outside of Bozeman under the Bridgers; a herd of 15 deer came to visit, 9 of them beautifully racked bucks! All the retail amenities and restaurants you might need are an easy 5 minute commute into town. We'll come again! Thanks for your responsive hospitality! Rob and Trish

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property. Nice to be able to have family at both houses on the property.

  • 4 of 5

Gorgeous sunsets and embraced by the Bridger Mountains. Close to many super hikes, outdoor activities, National parks.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and great owners!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time visiting Bozeman, Yellowstone and the area. The Roost guesthouse was perfect for our needs. The owners were attentive but not intrusive. We highly recommend a trip to Montana and staying at The Roost guesthouse.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking Views!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home nestled in the foot hills of the snow capped mountains exceeded our expectations! The Roost was very clean and included every amenity we could have asked for, down to the cookware and outdoor grill. We were a group of 6 adults and we were a little concerned of only one bathroom, but that wasn't an issue at all. The house is roomy with many areas to relax. We loved the big media room to enjoy sports on TV in the evening and the board games were a nice distraction on a cold, snowy day. The home was convenient to shopping for groceries, restaurants and outdoor activities we enjoyed; hiking, fly fishing, and traveling to Yellowstone. I would highly recommend choosing this home, it will not disappoint!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edin & Melody Wells-Minthorn
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Croatian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Edin & Melody Wells-Minthorn

We purchased our property here in Bozeman, Montana in October 2012. We are originally from Iowa City, Iowa.

Edin & Melody Wells-Minthorn purchased this estate in 2012

Why Edin & Melody Wells-Minthorn chose Bozeman

When we first looked at this property it had been vacant for 15 years, everything outside and inside the homes and barn were from 1987 and everything was BLUE..... Blue carpet, blue exteriors, blue countertops, blue and pink flower wallpaper, it was a blue nightmare. My husband is a carpenter, so we felt we couldn't pass up these breathtaking Bridger Mountain views! We decided to buy it and then we spent the next two years gutting both homes out and doing a complete remodel. The end result is just fabulous!

What makes this estate unique

One of the things we appreciate most about our ranch (other than the breathtaking mountain views) is the peaceful country feel, yet so close to town! Being only 5 miles from major shopping, activities and restaurants in Bozeman makes this the perfect spot!


Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Old Chicago
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Riverside Country Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Bozeman Bus Terminal
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Outback Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Bridger Bowl
Car: recommended

We are one mile from Middle Cottonwood Hiking trail in the Gallatin National forest. We have 360 degree breathtaking mountain views from our property. We offer relaxation and peaceful surroundings, yet we are only a five minute drive to major shopping and wonderful local restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $200

Smoking not allowed. Pets not allowed. Please do not wear your shoes inside, please remove your shoes to help us keep our home in clean condition for all our guests. We will meet you to get your group checked in. We do not offer late check out's, check out is 10:00am to allow the cleaning team enough time to get the home cleaned for the next group checking in at 3:00 that afternoon.
Hunting or discharging of weapons on our property is NOT allowed. Fireworks or campfires NOT allowed due to high fire danger risk. *Weddings, wedding receptions, events, large gatherings and parties are NOT allowed. If you intend to use our property for these prohibited purposes you will be required to leave immediately without any refunds and you will also lose your deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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