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Stunning Home On 20 Mountainous Acres 5 Minutes From Downtown Bozeman

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Bozeman House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom, 3,700 Sf Home With Sauna, Hot Tub and Trails Galore

Experience mountain living just 5 minutes from downtown Bozeman and only 2 miles off Interstate 90.

Wake to breathtaking views of Mount Ellis perfectly framed in the 25' wall of windows. Bask in the morning sun while having breakfast on the southern exposed 800 sf deck. You'll be serenaded by the sounds of gurgling water from Bear Creek and entertained by the wildlife frolicking in the meadow below.

After breakfast, hike down to Bear Creek, which is just at the bottom of your driveway. Follow the creek to the Bear Canyon trail head. The well-maintained trail follows Bear Creek up the lush, spectacular canyon and eventually to the Bear Lakes. This trail stays close to the cascading waters of the creek, gaining relatively little elevation making for an easy hike and very pleasurable experience.

You'll have to hustle to be home in time for lunch. After lunch the more adventurous among you strike out to climb Mount Ellis. After heading back down the driveway and across Bear Creek, you will face a climb that culminates at Mount Ellis' 8,300 ft. summit--3,000 ft. higher than where you started. The climb is worth every drop of sweat, as the summits' vistas are indescribable.

For those less bold, shopping in historic downtown Bozeman awaits. With loads of unique shops and art galleries, Bozeman is a shopper's paradise. The city also hosts "music on main" every Thursday throughout the summer, where a portion of main street is blocked off for free concerts that showcase local musical talent.

After everyone arrives home from their afternoon excursions, you gather together to share food and stories on the deck. From there you migrate to the hot tub on the far end of the deck to soak your weary muscles. As you lean your head back to take in the Montana sky you whisper to yourself... this will be a day I will always remember!

Finding a home on 20 mountainous acres within 5 minutes from downtown Bozeman is exceedingly rare. Besides the fact Bear Canyon is breathtakingly beautiful, the home will saturate your senses, while keeping you comfortable. It is loaded with glass and perfectly situated to soak in the stunning outdoors, while being equally as stunning inside. Soaring ceilings clad in wood are supported by massive wood beams in every room. Each level of the home has a theme: western, Native American and wildlife, with corresponding art, in many cases originals, adorning the walls. Every bedroom is outfitted with a sleep number bed that allows each guest to determine the firmness of their side of the mattress. All counter tops are granite and showers are tiled. Hardwood and slate flooring can be found throughout. A sauna and hot tub provide relaxation for weary muscles, while fitness equipment allows you to tone them. Two 60" flat screen televisions provide electronic entertainment if desired. A fully equipped kitchen along with a gas stove/oven and Weber grill enhance the cooking experience. Though opening the windows to the mountain air is typically sufficient for cooling in the summer months, the home is equipped with central air. For cooler seasons, the home has a state-of-the-art forced air furnace, along with a wood stove and gas fireplace to add coziness and comfort. The property also boasts a detached 3 car garage.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Wade Shafer
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2016
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About Wade Shafer

We are transplanted Minnesotans... came to Bozeman for our careers... and the warm weather! We formerly had a vacation rental in Detroit Lakes, MN listed on VRBO. Though we appreciated the cash flow, we really enjoyed meeting people from all over the country... some of whom we developed friendships with. Given our prior experience, we decided to buy a home in Bozeman for the same purpose. We just hosted our first guests in May '15.

Wade Shafer purchased this house in 2013

Why Wade Shafer chose Yellowstone Country

Finding a home on 20 mountainous acres within 5 minutes from downtown Bozeman is exceedingly rare. Besides the fact Bear Canyon is breathtakingly beautiful, the home will saturate your senses, while keeping you comfortable. It is loaded with glass and perfectly situated to soak in the stunning outdoors, while being equally as stunning inside. Soaring ceilings clad in wood are supported by massive wood beams in every room. Each level of the home has a theme: western, Native American and wildlife, with corresponding art, in many cases originals, adorning the walls. Every bedroom is outfitted with Consumer Reports highest rated mattress (Sleep Number), which allows each guest to determine the firmness of their side of the bed. All counter tops are granite and showers are tiled. Hardwood and slate flooring can be found throughout. A sauna and hot tub provide relaxation for weary muscles, while fitness equipment allows you to tone them. Two 60" flat screen televisions provide electronic entertainment if desired. A fully equipped kitchen along with a gas stove/oven and Weber grill enhance the cooking experience. Though opening the windows to the mountain air is typically sufficient for cooling in the summer months, the home is equipped with central air. For cooler seasons, the home has a state-of-the-art forced air furnace, along with a wood stove and gas fireplace to add coziness and comfort. The property also boasts a detached 3 car garage.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Stunning Home On 20 Mountainous Acres 5 Minutes From Downtown Bozeman
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Breathtaking views, peaceful get-a-way.

  • 5 of 5

This home is amazing. We took clients, industry partners and team members on a retreat to Bozeman and I was lucky enough to pick this home for my group. This home is exactly what you want when visiting Bozeman. The wrap around deck with multiple sitting areas was so perfect for our group. Sitting outside visiting and sipping wine looking at the views - it doesn't get any better than this. The furnishings in the home were high end with a "ranch" feel to them. We didn't get to try out the dry sauna or the hot tub with our schedules but they both looked really clean and well cared for. The house is minutes from downtown Bozeman making it easy to get around. I recommend renting a four wheel drive vehicle to get up the gravel driveway. A few of us grabbed an Uber to the airport and a regular vehicle can make it up the drive but certainly a four wheel vehicle is much easier. The bedroom upstairs is in an open loft so it needs to be someone that is ok with no doors. They have a shower/bathroom right off the loft area. The downstairs bedroom also does not have doors but you can shut off the downstairs with a door for privacy. This bedroom also had a shower/bath right connected to the room. The master bedroom is huge and the bathroom is really nice with a big oversized tub and separate shower. The additional bedrooms on the main floor are private and can share the downstairs bathroom but there is no shower so those guests used the one upstairs. Our clients were very pleased with our accommodations and we will plan to rent the house again next year. This one is a gem!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland
5

Outstanding property

  • 5 of 5

A group of us from Portland came to Bozeman for a wedding over Labor Day weekend - I was lucky enough to have found this property to make our stay very enjoyable! The house was unique & very comfortable. I have to say this was the first time I've ever really felt "at home" at a rental property. The owners were very accommodating & we found it very inviting, relaxing, warm - even saw a bear! When I'm back in Bozeman, I will once again seek out a stay here!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location and house in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed at this Bear Canyon home for a week and it was an amazing location. Everything from the views to the accommodations were excellent. It is a short drive to downtown Bozeman and was our own little paradise for our entire trip. We were a group of 10 and the house was more than adequate for all of us. The hot tub and outdoor deck were the most frequented parts of the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Federal Way, WA
5

A True Montana Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We were excited to find this house for our vacation week in July with family and friends who were driving and flying in from various states. We wanted a 5 bedroom house so everybody could have their own space but, alot of the other houses we viewed online looked like something we could get in Seattle! We wanted that true Montana flavor and this did not disappoint. Fabulous surroundings inside and out featured fun western theme furnishings and beautifuls wood finishes. We saw a moose the first day and 3-4 deer early morning everyday and lots of bunnies on the driveway. We took in the local fun - Yellowstone one day, Ziplining and Hiking another day and Horseback riding, Distillery Whiskey tasting and Music on Main on the Thursday. We had scheduled a river float but, cancelled it as we wanted to have more time in the house! There is a hiking/biking trail at the end of Bear Canyon road, not too far at all that I can recommend. There is a fabulous sauna downstairs but, with so much to do we did not get time this visit for that experience. We did use the hot tub each night however which overlooked a vast view of some mountains and far off farms. The deck with the log furniture was great and we did the wine and appetizer thing out there most nights. Cooking and eating around the big table was great for family bonding and the island was plenty big to work on and display our buffet items. We brought some kitchen items with us but, everything was already there so did not need them. We had 2 teenagers which we put in the downstairs walkout 'suite'. They were in heaven down there. Lots and lots of space for our group of 8. The owners were very friendly and got back to us quickly on questions before our trip. They greeted us at the house which has never happened on a rental before. Thanks to Wade for providing the backdrop for our wonderful family gathering. I can't think of a single thing to complain about. This rental represents Bozeman and Montana so well! Warning: 4 nights is not enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely home with breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful home recently. There were 8 of us total and we had plenty of room. The location is perfect. It is only a short drive into town, but feels like you are miles away. The views cannot be beat- amazing! We enjoyed coffee each morning on the deck while listening to birds and watching wildlife. We also enjoyed the stars at night- an incredible sight! We had bikes delivered to the house from Bozeman and were able to go on trails just down the road. We also did lots of hiking, right on the property, as well as down the road. The house has everything you need, including paper products, dish soap, and laundry soap. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of seating for everyone. We enjoyed grilling out one night. The hot tub was clean and always warm. The sauna heats up quickly and felt good to use on a few chilly nights. And Wade is one nice guy!! He took wonderful care of us, even picking up a cake from the local bakery we had ordered for a special birthday, as well as taking care of one of our guests who arrived early. His kindness was above and beyond and we were very appreciative! We are already talking about returning next summer:)

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A peaceful and beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful, home in Bear Creek (Bozeman) over New Year’s week. We were there with another family to ski at Bridger Bowl and enjoy each other’s company. The home and property provided a relaxing retreat for us. The warm wood throughout the home, and the beautiful furnishings are very welcoming. The “wall” of windows was perfectly designed for the incredible mountain views that the location of the house provides.

The kitchen is spacious and there is a large dining table, which is perfect for a large group. There is a separate family room in the basement, which is nice for the kids to have their own hang-out space. Beds are comfy. House is very clean!

If you rent in the winter, you may needs chains on your tires for the driveway, depending on the weather. Don’t let that deter you. The owner will inform you if you need chains. They are not expensive, and are easy to put on and remove. The owner was out of town when we arrived, but the neighbors were extremely helpful in getting us up the driveway and assisting with chains. The rest of the week we were able to easily do it ourselves. Believe me, the view up top (at the house) is worth it!

Downtown Bozeman, with all the fun shopping and restaurants, is a quick drive from the house. This place offers the best of both worlds. Close to the city, yet definitely out in the very peaceful country. I would love to visit in the summer sometime!

The owners are very kind and responsive. I highly recommend their home!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone International
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I90
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Bridger Bowl
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Bozeman House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Sep 17 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$600
$4,200
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
$4,900
 
 
Off Season
Jan 9 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
$4,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$700
$4,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Amenities

Bozeman House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Tiled Shower & Granite Vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi Tub, Tiled Shower & Granite Vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Tiled Shower & Granite Vanity
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Granite Vanity
  • All showers are tiled and vanities are granite.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleep Number Mattress (#1 rated by Consumer Reports)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Sleep Number Mattress (#1 rated by Consumer Reports)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleep Number Mattress (#1 rated by Consumer Reports)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Sleep Number Mattress (#1 rated by Consumer Reports)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Sleep Number Mattress (#1 rated by Consumer Reports)
  • All bedrooms have massive wood ceiling beams, reclaimed lumber beds and Sleep Number mattresses (#1 rated by Consumer Reports).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...

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