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Exquisitely Restored 1889 House, Historic District 2 Blocks from Main St

Cecily Johnson - Inn Keeper

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Exquisitely Restored 1889 House, Historic District 2 Blocks from Main St

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Bozeman House Rental Photos and Description

7 bedrooms, 6.5 baths; add'l 2 bedroom apt lower level available

The only accommodations truly in Downtown Bozeman, the Olive Branch Inn, formerly the Joseph M. Lindley House, was built in 1889 by one of Bozeman's early pioneers. It is a charming and distinctive Victorian Manor house listed on the National Historic Register. The house is located just two blocks from the historic downtown area of Main Street, situated on a lovely residential street with a private fenced yard and deck. Fine restaurants, theaters, art galleries, quaint shops, hiking trails, grocery and pharmacy and Montana State University are all within walking distance.

The house has undergone a complete restoration, with dramatic French wall coverings, antique beds, fireplaces and stained glass windows. Each of our guest rooms has a private bath and is appointed with the highest quality linens, luxurious down comforters, feather pillows, plush terry-cloth robes, hair dryers, and custom soaps... well deserved pampering for an unforgettable experience. A fully equipped kitchen is on the main floor, and an additional full kitchen is on the third floor. We provide high speed wireless internet and flat screen TVs in each room.

Past grandeur has been uniquely captured through the use of romantic fabrics, rich and bold papers, unusual antiques, the warmth of natural woods, and a fine sense of creative color and design. Care has been taken to preserve the architectural authenticity, while providing present day comforts and conveniences. Come experience the tranquil elegance of this eclectic house, the ultimate invitation for the discriminating traveler to a world set apart. Nestled in the heart of the Rockies in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, Bozeman offers many outdoor activities including fly fishing, skiing, hiking, hunting, rafting, and canoeing. Pristine rivers and spectacular wilderness trails are only minutes away, while Yellowstone and Glacier Parks are within a day's drive. Local attractions include Shakespeare in the Parks, the summer Farmer's Market, outdoor band concerts, the annual Sweet Pea Festival and the Museum of the Rockies.

Arrangements can be made for scenic day trips or guided fishing excursions.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Cecily Johnson - Inn Keeper (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

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Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Exquisitely Restored 1889 House, Historic District 2 Blocks from Main St
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Dallas, TX

Ideal girlfriend's reunion location.

  • 5 of 5

Eight high school girlfriends (now in our 70s) and their spouses spent a week at the Olive Branch Inn for our annual reunion. We couldn't be happier with our experience in Bozeman. The house is located two blocks from town, an easy walk to shopping, restaurants, galleries, and museums. We also had room to prepare our meals in an equipped kitchen and room for everyone in the dining room. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck playing games and relaxing. The Bozeman location is ideal for a day trip into Yellowstone Park, close to the Museum of the Rockies and Montana State University. I gave this a five star rating because it adequately met our needs and a good time enjoyed by all.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

MSU Graduation & Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Five families joined together for the MSU Graduation. Three families felt it was also a special family reunion. We enjoyed cooking together, spending quiet time talking, taking nice walks, going downtown to shop, and being so close to the University for graduation ceremonies. The home and special amenities made it even more special. It is adequately furnished to make nice meals and with the individual bathrooms, everyone felt comfortable being under the same roof. Only recommendation would be providing a gas grill versus the charcoal but that also added to the charm. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home for our special family event.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Olive Branch Inn, Bozeman, MT

  • 5 of 5

One word - Fabulous!

Our stay in this lovely, warm and inviting home was incredible.

We felt welcome the entire time of our 4 day stay. The rooms were beautiful and very

comfortable. Top notch customer service.

It was within walking distance of Main Street Bozeman as well as the university.

This is a 5 star Bed and Breakfast.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review made my heart swell. It seems you like the house as much as I do. It has a rich history and you have added some more. We are blessed! With profound appreciation, Cecily and Wayo Your Innkeepers

Perfect for a multi-family sleepover

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here with a bunch of families with young kids. Central but quiet, beautiful, a nice kitchen, and space to romp.

(Pretty cheap to rent out the whole thing!)

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is a wonderful family house with the whole upstairs living area that weaves together but allows of separate activities. I love that this house has brought so much happiness to so many people.
Missoula, MT

Our organization loved this space for our stay in Bozeman for a conference

  • 5 of 5

Our organization was in Bozeman for 5 days for a state wide conference. There were 9 of us who traveled to Bozeman to work and attend the conference. The Olive Branch Inn lent itself very well to our situation. With individual rooms and bathrooms, there was plenty of private space for everyone but also a great living and dining area for everyone to convene and prepare for the conference. It was such a treat to stay in a gorgeous home in a historic neighborhood. Coming to the Inn from the busy conference was such a breath of fresh air, plus we walked all over downtown as it's only a hop skip away.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's wonderful that you've chosen the Olive Branch Inn once again in your new job capacity with the Montana Department of Education for a board meeting! Glad it has worked out so well for you and you love being able to walk two blocks to downtown Bozeman. Nice to park the car and forget about it.
Santa Rosa, CA

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Olive Branch back in June and had just a wonderful time. I used to live in Bozeman and knew the house well. The remodeling is very nice, the home is very comfortable and in a quiet neighborhood. The location is the best part, just a short walk to Main Street. The owner/manager is very nice and took very good care of us including sending us things we'd left behind. We highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is tremendous thrill to meet our goal and make people happy! We are deeply grateful. This help allows us to preserve this 1889 jewel. Thanks.


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"Walk the lovely Linear Trail at the edge of Bogert Park to reach our new library. Stop in fo..."
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"An often overlooked gem with knowledgeable local volunteers to lead you through our Gallatin..."
"Just a stroll from the Inn, this is one of Downtown's classy local's favorites to meet frien..."
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"Art galleries, bookstores, antique shops, western wear, Montana gifts, dining that ranges fr..."
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Nearest Airport
9.3 Miles
Gallatin County Airport 9.3 miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Many Bar/pubs two blocks
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bridger Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 90 1 mile
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Many restaurants two blocks
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Bridger Bowl 16 miles and Big Sky 49 miles
Car: not necessary

Bozeman Historical District. One short block from Bogart Park and its pool and playground are located, where outdoor concerts and farmer's markets and many other civic events are held. Great for children.

Set amidst a quiet rneighborhood, yet a beautiful short walk to the most charming part of Main Street in downtown Bozeman.

Golf: Gallatin Valley has several courses including Cottonwood Hills Golf Club, Valley View, Bridger and Riverside Country Club.

Ski: Ever expanding Bridger Bowl, the local's choice for legendary 'cold smoke' powder skiing and ridge access, with two new lifts opened for 2013 and the best skiing in the region this year, just 16 miles up scenic Bridger Canyon Road. Big Sky and Moonlight Basin Ski Resorts are a one- hour drive along 'A River Runs Through It' scenery of Gallatin Canyon. Nordic trails nearby in Hyalite Canyon, Bohart Ranch, Lindley Park in town.

Mountain biking trails of all levels of ability, fabulous road biking loops.

SUP popular on nearby rivers with many rental options.

World-renowned fly fishing rivers and shops, guides, boat rentals available.

Easy, moderate and strenuous hiking in all directions, guidebooks on site to direct you to short or all-day hiking adventures to mountain lakes, hot springs, peaks and amazing panoramic views. See our back country afoot or horseback riding.

Yellowstone Park has three entrances within a 90 minute drive.

Tour Paradise Valley along the Yellowstone River, stop at Chico Hot Springs for a soak and fabulous dinner, drop in to a gallery walk on Friday nights.

Bozeman Farmer's Market is one block away every Tuesday 5-8pm. Christmas Stroll is 1st weekend in Decenber; Sweet Pea Festival is 1st weekend in August; Music on Main is every Thursday throughout summer.

Museum of the Rockies is adjacent to Montana State University campus with dinosaur exhibits, children's hands-on stations, replica farmhouse and garden, planetarium and revolving art gallery exhibits.


Rates & Availability

Bozeman House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%


  • $3200/week; $550/nt
  • $550/night, $3200/week


Bozeman House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Edelweiss - toilet , shower
    Madison - toilet , tub , shower
    Cabbage Rose - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared with the Ivy room
    Cottage - toilet , shower
    Geranium - toilet , shower
    Garden - toilet , shower
    Quiet lower level - toilet , shower
    Guest powder room - toilet
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Edelweiss - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , with kitchen and bath
    Madison Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , with living room and bath
    Cabbage Rose - 1 double , with bath
    Cottage - 1 double , with bath
    Garden Room - 1 queen , with bath
    Bear's Den 1 - 1 double , not included in rate; avail. as extra accomm.
    Bear's Den 2 - 2 twin/ single , not incl. in rate; avail. as extra accomm.
    Ivy - 2 twin/ single , Connected to Cabbage Rose
    Geranium - 1 king , with bath. This bed can also be made up as two twins.
  • Bear's Den bedrooms are in a lower level apt. available as extra accommodations. Shared bath, full kitchen. Rate is $150/nt.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Two kitchens, two w/d, piano, 6 small flat-screen TV's, private fenced yard. Great place for families, wedding groups, small business retreats, adventure seekers who fly fish, ski, hike, backpack, raft. Walk to restaurants, stores, parks. Use bicycles to explore trails beginning just three blocks away. Rooms all feature luxury linens, hand cut soaps, irons, hair dryers. Great centralized location for flyfishing the Yellowstone, Gallatin, Madison and Missouri Rivers or skiing Bridger Bowl, Big Sky and Moonlight Ski Resorts. Don't limit yourself--try them all from our great location! Walking distance to grocery store/pharmacy, restaurants, unique shops, trail system, park with pool, music, farmer's market, grills, covered picnic facility for huge gatherings. Great resources for private chef, horseback riding, fly fishing guides, recommended hiking/biking/skiing info. Free bus system available.

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