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The Coziest Room In Town!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Bright and sunny, private backyard and gardens

This converted Model-A barn is located in the backyard with private yard, alley entrance, and alley parking spot. It has been fully remodeled to include vaulted ceilings with skylights, a full kitchen, gas fireplace and clawfoot bathtub.

The kitchen, living area, and bedroom are in one space and high ceilings with skylight and a big, happy plant overseeing the spacious room. There is a small, traditional bathroom with clawfoot tub and shower, and a closet for storage.

A cast iron gas fireplace easily heats the well-insulated studio. There is a small tv with digital antennae and a dvd player, and of course full-fledged internet service.

The entrance has a new large deck with sitting table and a bbq grill facing the wild gardens maintained by the owners. From the entrance gate in the alley, the foot path meanders under a huge shade tree, past the flower gardens, and to a world record size rhubarb plant welcoming you to the door!

Pets are permitted with a $50 fee per pet and agreement to our pet rules.

One of the best things about the Garden Cottage is how close it is to downtown and the desirable, historic pars of Bozeman. It's easy to leave the car parked and get to much of what Bozeman has to offer, and we also deliver rental bikes to your door as an additional option at roughly half the price of other bike rental options.

Garden Cottage is a licensed tourist home facility through the MT Dept of Health and Human Services, license # H-301554 County 16 Gallatin. Bozeman Cottage is owned and operated by Paul House, a licensed property manager in the state of Montana, license # RRE-RPM-LIC-45468.

More Details

Property Manager
Paul House
Member since: 2002
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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Paul House

I am a painter and teach art to home bound children. I purchased this property when I moved here from Reno, Nevada in 1976 when I came here to study art at MSU.

Paul House purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Paul House chose Bozeman

I had three little children and I bought this property because it was the least expensive house on the market in Bozeman at that time. I loved it because it had character, was near downtown, my kids could walk to school, and it was just as near the foothills. The cottage was just an old garage that was first inhabited by my friends, Greg and Bucky for a year or so to help them save and get started in their married life. When they moved to Dillon my son put a lot of work into making it a nice place and we called it Harold's Ski Palace until he bought his own house. I like small, efficient, cozy spaces and it's fun to share it!

What makes this cottage unique

The Garden Cottage is a wonderful free-standing one-room suite with no noises from the room next door because there is no room next door. Settle into this historic neighborhood and you'll be just 3 blocks from downtown Bozeman.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Paul, just wanted to thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful cottage.  It was exactly what we needed for our stay in Bozeman.  We thoroughly enjoyed The place and will definitely keep you in mind the next time we visit Montana.
Jan 2012
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Bozeman Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater rafting


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The Coziest Room In Town!
average rating of 4.5 based on 15 reviews
Juneau, Alaska

Wonderful, clean, cozy, and close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Needed last minute housing for my daughter before she moved into her apartment near MSU for the semester. Found this little gem right near MainStreet and Paul was super responsive and helpful! My daughter reported that it was cute, cozy, and clean, and she felt very safe staying there on her own for a few days.

She facetimed with me while she was there (I live in Alaska), and the place looked so nice and comfortable.

We will definitely keep this place in mind for future visits to Bozeman if we need a small, well-appointed rental close to downtown and campus!

Thank you Paul!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clarks Grove, MN

Very cozy and conveniently located close to downtown.

  • 4 of 5

Paul was extremely accommodating to us on a very short notice.

The studio style was perfect for us. Clean and tidy!

Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and comfortable within easy walking distance to town. We plan to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Beautiful cottage. Peaceful and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Super nice cottage for 1 or 3 people. Great location, quiet and nice outside deck. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Generally as described/advertised.

Conveniently located very near downtown and located within a nice older neighborhood. Very much appreciated that a well behaved dog was accommodated.

The premises could use a bit of extra cleaning from time to time and a bit of routine light maintenance, e.g., sink drain, oscillating floor fam, tree branches heavily rubbed against side of house and rooftop when winds were present one night. Alley parking area small but adequate for mid to small vehicles. Again some trimming of tree branches would be beneficial.

Paul was very responsive regarding a couple of questions. Enjoyed staying at the Garden Cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good stay and were respectful guests with having your dogs along! We also appreciate the constructive comments and have addressed those issues already. The tree was heavily trimmed this spring but they must have missed a branch that could reach the roof during windy times. And we've had time to do a deep clean. We hope you'll visit again. Happy Travels, Paul
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Garden Hide-Away

  • 4 of 5

Cute little cottage tucked back into a quiet garden. One floor, nice kitchen area, comfy bed and a great claw foot tub in the bathroom. Nice deck to sit outside and enjoy a drink. Walking distance to downtown. Cons - limited TV channels (may be a +!), nice skylights add light to the inside, but make sleeping in very difficult. It was unseasonably warm while we were there, but cottage cooled down nicely with fans.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone Internaltional Airport
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Bridger Creek Golf Course
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Bridger Bowl Ski Area
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional