|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
2013 marked the end of our 10-year project to convert an historic barn into a beautiful residence and small event center. We took our time to do it 'right'.
Carl Glenn Johnson built this barn in 1915 on his family's homestead. Until 1992, the barn was used in the family dairy business. On site you can still see the creamery with its foot- thick cement walls, a log cabin and numerous farm implements.
When we arrived in 1999 the barn was sagging a bit and leaning slightly, yet had a great feel about it. We put it up on a foundation and eventually decided to convert it into a 5-bedroom house with a wonderful hay loft. It took a long time to renovate, but now it is a place that many can enjoy.
Each bedroom has its own toilet/sink/shower and all bathrooms are ADA compliant. Each shower has grab bars and a granite seat. The large master shower has two shower heads!
The hay loft has an oak floor with two layers of soundproofing so that a basketball dribbled upstairs is hardly noticed downstairs.
The barn renovation includes a combination of original barn wood, warehouse wood, and just-milled, rough-sawn lumber.The baseboard throughout the barn is made of wood salvaged from the corrals that were on site. The bed frames and headboards are made with wood that was growing in the early 1800's.
From the antique decor to the handmade wood beds and the complete kitchen to the WiFi system, the barn is a pleasant combination of old and new. Throughout the barn you will notice the Hilton mattresses, pillows and sheets, the thick cotton towels, and a feeling of home. We have traveled a considerable amount in our lives. Now we want our guests to enjoy the little amenities that make a trip a pleasure and a place feel like home.
The barn is surrounded by 20 acres of pasture and trees that outline Hyalite Creek. From various spots on the property, you can see the seven mountain ranges that define the Gallatin Valley. Around the barn you will find a quarter-mile path that can be used for hiking, jogging, cross-country skiing or star watching.
Through the years we've had many craftsmen help us on this project. Almost to the last man they have said that there was something special about the barn and they enjoyed working on it. We believe that you too will feel the something special that this barn offers.
I'm a Wisconsin transplant and Kristi is a native Montanan. We met teaching school on the Blackfeet Reservation near Glacier Park the Canadian border. We have lived in Bozeman long enough to see our children grow up through Anderson Elementary and Bozeman High Schools. Kristi likes yoga, antiques and lunch with her friends. I like Model A Fords, history and cross-country skiing.
Dean & Kristi Drenzek purchased this barn in 1999
When we were looking for a house with acreage, we found this property: a great outdoor space, but still relatively close to town. Instead of having a view with city lights, we found a place with a view of starlight. This is a place that you can see fox and deer and eagles; you can cross country ski or take a walk, picnic in a meadow surrounded by mountain ranges, or fish in Hyalite Creek. There are many fine places to sit and chat or take out a drawing pad and record what you see. There are many ways to enjoy the 1915 Barn and its surroundings. You will find your own.
When you walk into the barn you will enjoy the original 11-foot ceilings made of darkened antique wood. The warm colors used on the walls accent the antique furniture and handmade vintage barn-wood bed frames. The carefully chosen drawings, photos, and maps are decorative and informative.
An end of the 14 foot by 60 foot living/TV/game room is a garage door that is a giant 'window' to the world. The kitchen has 26 stoneware place settings and a table space for each. A modern kitchen and laundry will allow you to do things you do at home.
The entire barn has a sound system, an intercom and WiFi. The TV has DirecTV and over a hundred channels.
Each bedroom has a personal sound system just plug in your mp3. iPod or computer. Each bedroom also has a shower/toilet/sink and a sitting area. It also has a handmade bed that utilizes antique barn wood.
The hay loft has great acoustics and a sound system. There also is a basketball rim and a hardwood floor in the hay loft. The rounded exposed rafters let you feel the shape of the roof. From the attached deck you can see the 10,000 ft. Spanish Peaks, the Tabbacco Root Mountains, Gooch Hill and the Horseshoe HIlls.
In the yard and surrounding pasture you will find part of the barn's log wall, horseshoe pits, part of the old corral, a log house, a creamery and old farm implements and a tractor. At the corner of the property is Hyalite Creek. It is a great place to collect your thoughts, catch a fish or just sit and listen to nature.
Come find your special place at the 1915 Barn. Visit us at our website below.
Kristi and Dean were so accommodating as we planned our event at the 1915 Barn. They were always available for questions and helped us get settled in that day. The barn is clean, cozy, and beautifully restored. There is plenty of great common space for large groups but very private rooms for sleeping. The view from the upstairs patio is beautiful. And the space upstairs in the hayloft holds large gatherings. They had everything we needed, including tables and chairs for 120 people! We felt taken care of. I would recommend the 1915 Barn to locals and visitors alike!
We held a large reception at the 1915 Barn on a stunning spring evening. Dean and Kristi were a pleasure to work with and the space was fantastic. It is open to the outdoors but still feels warm and intimate. The facilities are beautiful, everything you can imagine right at your fingertips. Can't recommend it enough!
Dean and Kristi were great to work with and their venue is fantastic. We are looking forward to using this venue again. I would highly recommend considering the 1915 Barn for whatever event or vacation you have planned.
What a beautiful venue!!!! Immaculate space in a spectacular setting. We had an 80 person company party in the Loft and hope to come back year after year. The owners are more than pleasant.
We loved everything about the barn. Incredible views. Bedrooms and bathrooms meticulously appointed. Very helpful and accommodating hosts. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
It's obvious that the 1915 Barn is a beautiful, well appointed vacation rental. The building and the work Dean & Kristi have put into it, speak for themselves.
We had our wedding at the Barn, and due to unseasonable rains (more like monsoons) had to move the entire celebration indoors. The space very easily accommodated 90 adults and small children, with more than enough room for everyone to celebrate comfortably. The versatility of the hay loft cannot be praised enough - we had everything from the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, wedding dinner, and dancing held up there!
In addition, we wanted to comment on the lovely grounds. The layout and space available to users is such a luxury. We ended up taking all of our family and bridal party pictures on the premise with a variety of backdrops to choose from.
Dean & Kristi were fantastic to work with and we highly recommend their Barn for your gathering. You will feel at home in the kitchen, cozy in the beautiful beds, and relaxed in the yard with mountain views.
We hope to celebrate an anniversary or two here in the future with our family and friends.
The 1915 Barn is located in the Gallatin Valley (surrounded by six mountain ranges) just south of Bozeman, MT. Bozeman is home to Montana State University, the Museum of the Rockies and Taylor Planetarium. It is also within an hour of world-class ski areas including Bridger Bowl, Bohart Ranch, Big Sky Resort and Moon Light Basin. During the winter at The 1915 Barn, we also have over 2 miles of groomed cross country trail in our meadows. At sites nearby, you may also snowshoe, ice climb, snowmobile, ice fish, sleigh ride and sled. In the summer months, activities including rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, spelunking, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, fly fishing, lake fishing, are a 20 to 60-minute drive away. Bozeman also boasts four museums, a ballet company, an opera company, the local symphony, numerous concerts, theaters, and plays, breweries, antique shopping, and numerous local restaurants for your dining pleasure.
Within day-tripping distance, you can retrace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, explore the Lewis and Clark Caverns, or visit Virginia City, an old mining town which is itself a living museum.
So whether you're up for an outdoor adventure, an historic tour, or a local cultural presentation when vacationing, the Gallatin Valley has much to offer.
Additional information can be found on our website: 1915Barn.com.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
|Notes||Weddings and special events may be held at this venue. Please contact owners for event pricing.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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