"My husband and I stayed at Val's barn for a full month in July 2016. He had a work engagement in Bozeman, while I got to explore and play. And, my, what a place to do just that!
Val's barn apartment was the perfect place to call home. Ditch whatever ideas you might have about staying in a barn - this is much nicer than what you're imagining. It was thoughtfully decorated, clean, comfortable, and very well appointed - even for an extended stay such as ours. The kitchen had everything we needed to saute, bake, barbecue, and store leftovers on a regular basis. The large bedroom was comfortable and included two huge closets, providing ample space for my husband and I. The bathroom was updated and fully stocked with plenty of towels and washcloths, as well as basic toiletries to get you started. We used the second bedroom (which includes a fold-out couch as well as a desk) as an office/study, which fit our needs perfectly.
Val and her kids were perfectly welcoming and hospitable and provided us some great tips for things to do and see in the area. We also had our elderly dog with us and he clearly felt at home in the barn apartment too. Val's dogs and cats were all incredibly gentle and sweet to our newcomer.
The property is about 15-20 minutes from Bozeman (depending on where you're going in town). It's far enough away to be peaceful and quiet at the barn, but close enough that my husband's daily commute to Bozeman wasn't a bother.
I cannot say enough about the natural beauty of the ranch and its surroundings. The sunsets off the bedroom balcony were spectacular. We would frequently settle out there to see summer storms roll in or just to watch the rhythms of the ranch unfold. Deer, hawks, eagles, and pheasants made daily appearances. And the stars just shine brighter here.
Thank you, Val, for your hospitality and a wonderful stay! We hope we're lucky enough to return again soon!"
Guest: Donald K.
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: August 18, 2016