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BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED AT THE BASE OF THE CRAZY MOUNTAINS

Rob Kaufmann

Advertiser since: 2013
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED AT THE BASE OF THE CRAZY MOUNTAINS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Wilsall Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Unique 3 bedroom, 2 bath comfortable cabin surrounded by 3 mtn. ranges

Shakespeare had his 'play within a play' technique and we have our 'cabin within a cabin' architecture! Former owners built a house around and above an old hunting cabin affording us an intriguing and unique interior. The warmth of the log walls, the stone fireplaces, and inspired decor create a warm and welcome atmosphere that our guests have loved! Recycled wood has been used to trim doors and windows, be the planks for our floors and serve as our handmade custom doors. This attention to detail give Bowmore a style that will take your breath away. 'Wow!' 'This is amazing' are common phrases heard when guests enter our doors. During your stay, cook up a delicious meal in our fully stocked log kitchen while the wood stove crackles away in the open kitchen/ family room area.The custom built kitchen cabinets and tile floor will make you want to cook! (Or, bring your take out food and load up the extra frig located in the laundry room for your overflow items.) You may even feel inspired to grill on our deluxe propane bbq sitting just outside the back door on the spacious deck looking out to a forest of fir trees and pond. Enjoy your meal in the formal dining room with two sets of french doors and 3 beautiful windows looking out on Montana's heartland. The harvest style table with leaves can accommodate larger numbers. If the weather is right, take your meal on the back deck furniture under the cover of the retractable awning. Or, for a cozier meal, sit at the table in the breakfast room, looking to the forest and pond. With the flip of a switch a gas fireplace warms the comfortable living room. In the mood for a movie? Want to catch that special game? Enjoy our media room supplied with satellite TV reception and surround sound. Surround sound makes the experience realistic and vibrant. Feel free to borrow videos and DVDs from our media room library. The media room can also double as another bedroom for the couch converts to a queen size hide-a-bed. The double doors and heavy curtains and window shades provide more than adequate privacy. Before you depart from the media room, take a look in the antique amoire at all the games and puzzles placed for your enjoyment. A lovely bathroom with a shower graces the main floor. Head up the massive custom built staircase to 3 bedrooms and one bathroom. Before you do, don't miss the little apartment under the stairs made especially for the little people, complete with a cozy bed, table and lamp, a few toys and books! Upstairs there is one bedroom with a king bed, another with a queen, and the third bedroom housing a queen and a double bed. The decor and comfort of the premium bedding will delight you! Enjoy the large closets, dressers, alarm clocks, extra blankets and pillows, fans, luggage racks, and classy bed coverings. We get rave reviews about the comfort of our mattresses! Take a hot bath in the upstairs claw foot tub and soak in the amazing views of the Crazy Mountains through the picture window. All bedrooms and bathroom have double hung windows and wooden slat shades that darken rooms and give privacy. Bowmore cabin has three amazing porches. Each porch is fitted with outdoor furniture, be it rockers, tables and chairs, or recliners. Each porch affords a different view and mood. The front porch is covered, facing the Crazies, the back deck is considered the sun deck(with a great wind-sensor automatic awning that helps you dictate the amount of sun), and the side porch is especially good for either watching the glorious sunsets or tucking away from the occasional Montana wind that might blow through. We have a laundry room with washer, dryer and complimentary soap and fabric softener. Some guests prefer to use the breakfast room as an office, taking advantage of our wireless internet and the views of the pond and forest all at the same time. 'Comfortable' is an understatement when describing the Bowmore experience. We welcome you to your home away from home!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rob Kaufmann (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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About Rob Kaufmann

Rob and Lyndsey have been happily married since 1975. Lyndsey met her Montana man while attending college in Seattle, Washington and both have been delighted to report they married the love of their life! Blessed is an understatement. Two amazing children, a daughter and a son, were born in 1976 and 1979. Now, two granddaughters have added to their joy. Rob has been in many different phases of construction during his job history. He recently sold his very successful garage door business, Kaufmann's Overhead Door. His hard work, character and integrity, along with awesome employees was a brilliant formula for growth. Rob has a gift for wood working and a great artistic eye. The Bowmore cabin has been an on-going project for the last several years and it has given Rob many hours of pleasure to sit with a glass of Bowmore Scotch and survey his accomplishments! It has been very beneficial to have a son that is a construction engineer that also appreciates a good glass of Scotch. Both their son, and Rob's brother, a former electrician, have given them the gift of their talents and their time. Lyndsey has a Master's degree in education, and recently retired from 13 years of teaching elementary school in Bozeman. She misses the magical moments that happened in her fourth and fifth grade classrooms and the relationships built with her students. Lyndsey adores weekly time with her granddaughters, and thinks family is the most amazing gift from God. She thinks that homemaking should be viewed as an art form and therefore has thoroughly enjoyed hunting down the treasures from local antique stores that you see hanging on the Bowmore walls. She loves color and design and is thrilled to decorate any space possible. They are the quintessential 'do-it-yourselfers' and seem to have made a great team in many ways. Rob and Lyndsey sincerely hope you will enjoy their loving labors and they extend to you a warm and hearty Montana welcome.

Rob Kaufmann purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Rob Kaufmann chose Wilsall

Being a Montana man, Rob has always loved the Bozeman area and the Gallatin Valley. It has been home for decades. But, there was something in him that longed for the simplicity and peace of years past, a desire to turn the clock back, to revisit the real Montana. When Rob first viewed this property he realized it showed great potential; the logs walls from the original hunting cabin were definitely intriguing. But he was also impacted by the location. He saw it as the 'heartland' of Montana, set in a valley surrounded by mountain ranges that took your breath away. The air was clean. The stars were unfettered by city lights. The call of the crickets and coyotes carried clearly through the cool, night Rocky Mountain air. It was what he missed from when he was a kid camping out. The surrounding farm area with cattle dotting the fields and hay bales standing as a testimony of good, honest work made it feel like home, like roots. Without being overly dramatic, and being truly honest, there is an unspoken feeling, nearly indescribable, about farmland that captures the heartbeat of our nation. Without this, where would we be? And, Rob wanted a piece of this. He came home and surprised Lyndsey with his announcement, 'I bought a cabin today!' When Lyndsey made that first drive to the cabin and took in the spectacular views of the Crazy Mountains, she understood what had captured the heart of her man. Yep, this is real Montana. What the heck! You have to drive a little way, all the while witnessing some of the state's greatest views, but that's what we came for. Hope you can join us in our place of peace, brilliant stars, and the songs of the night that you just won't experience in the city limits. Breathe deep. It's the scent of life, of history, of real Montana.

What makes this cabin unique

Why did we choose this house? It called to us to unlock the potential it held within. We have described the location that so captivated our hearts, but the interior hung like a dangling participle, like an unfinished sentence. It clearly needed someone to rewrite its story. The Bowmore was originally birthed as a simple little log cabin, used for hunting weekends, for getting together with friends, for camping out, so to speak. In years that followed, it 'morphed' into a house built around the cabin, still longing for more attention. But, the bones were good. The location serene. We knew with the right touch those log walls would sing, the kitchen would nest family and conversations, and great meals. We envisioned the dead-end bedroom transformed into a cheery dining room where friends and family could linger over a cup of coffee. But we must say, besides the log walls, the covered porch called our names. With each season, we have sat on that porch and either watched a gentle snow fall or beheld the power of a mighty thunderstorm with torrents of rain diving off of the metal roof. We have had candle-lit dinners for two or for a pack of family. We have sipped wine, and tea, and scotch as we watch the bright day turn golden with long shadows and the mountains glowing pink. We knew it would be like this. Come look at our photograph album and see evidence of its transformation. Better yet, come live for a few days in the warmth of the log walls, feel the joy of a house redeemed by love. And, don't forget to sit under that covered porch, what ever time of year it may be, and enjoy what nature has planned for you each day. Cheers!

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Beautifully situated at the base of the Crazy Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Beautifully situated at the base of the Crazy Mountains
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Wilsall Montana
Tigerville, South Carolina
5

The BEST family vacation EVER for this family from South Carolina!!!

  • 5 of 5
It was a long way to go but worth the long distance! We spent one fabulous week in the Bowmore Cabin. The photos we previewed prior to booking our vacation were exactly what we saw when we opened the doors to this beautiful home. I have never had a more relaxed vacation in my life....just what we wanted! Everything that you could possibly need or want was available to us. Rob answered all my questions prior to our arrival. We were just blown away by this place. Our mornings started and ended on the back porch watching deer, hawks, bunnies and ducks on the pond. The view from the front porch was gorgeous and just at sunset you might even get a double rainbow or another beautiful panoramic view especially towards the crazie mountains.
Our children who are in their thirties loved this place. In fact, they have already asked us to return again next year! And you bet we will. Read the details in the description of this cabin, every single one is exactly what it says. We can't wait to return! I would recommend this property to any and all age groups. Yellowstone is near by for touring, Livingston is a wonderful town not too far away and right in your backyard is a small but charming town called Wilsail.
There is not one single thing that we would change or do differently on this trip. Everything we wanted or needed was there for us!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautifully situated at the base of the Crazy Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p453028vb
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Wilsall Montana
5

Just what we wanted

  • 5 of 5
Goal of this vacation:
1.Meet family living in different states for a vacation together
2. Peaceful, quiet location to recoup from professional careers (all of us have people oriented careers)
3. Clean, restful, comfortable, beautiful views, private and somewhat isolated, yet close to activities like hiking, walks, fishing, if we so desired
My review:
Our family could not have found a better location than the Bowman Cabin. We walked in and it immediately felt like home away from home. It more than adequately met our requirements and being professionals we have all traveled. The cleanliness of the cabin was perfect, decor relaxing, beauty surrounded us, fabulous kitchen, comfortable beds, everything we needed and wanted.
The local grocery store has excellent service, local grown meat and produce which were very good. Every individual you met while driving up the gravel road waved to us (just like the old days).
Our family did not want to leave and are trying to figure out when we could possibly arrange another vacation at the cabin with our work schedules.
Rob responded promptly to all of my emails and also called by phone. He went above and beyond what we have experienced before with past rentals.
Quotes from family:
"this place is perfect", "I wish we could stay longer", "haven't slept this well in a long time", "I am starting to feel human I can relax here", "I love the views", "don't you just love the decor, they have antiques here which is amazing", "I had my first bubble bath in a claw foot tub while looking at the mountains...awesome!!" "no one wake me I am heading to the hammock to sleep"
I highly recommend this location, and cabin to any individual/family who want to rest, relax and play.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautifully situated at the base of the Crazy Mountains
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Wilsall Montana
Midwest
5

Wonderful place to relax near the Crazy Mountains

  • 5 of 5
Stayed several nights and enjoyed our stay. The home was very clean and was equipped with everything one would need. The goal for this vacation was rest and relaxation...perfect place to do so. Prior to our stay the owner was very responsive and helpful. The cabin was furnished beautifully as seen in the pictures. Highly recommend this rental.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully situated at the base of the Crazy Mountains
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Wilsall Montana
5

near the Crazy Mountians

  • 5 of 5
The vacation home was very beautiful and I so much more enjoyed it than staying at a hotel. Our children felt comfortable and we even made a few meals at the vacation home. Only downside...the wifi was very weak so when planning activities for the week, we could not use our laptop to "explore" the area. Also our one son was disappointed in the pond. It was low (probably due to rain conditions) and algae covered. He had hoped to fish a little but we solved this problem by just traveling a little down the paved highway to a fishing spot on the Yellowstone River.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you liked our home and enjoyed your stay. We are very sorry to hear about your wi-fi difficulties. We have never had a problem before. In fact we have had guests post how happy they were with the internet services there at the Bowmore. So, we are not sure what went awry, but we did looked into it and it appears that all is working well at this point. Hope you did find the password in our guest notebook! Always feel free to give us a call if things don't go as they should. We might have been able to solve the problem for you over the phone, or searched out a solution.
As for the pond, we sure wish we did have control over rainfall! :) How great that would be? We know you understand that. As for the plant overgrowth in the pond... it was apparently due to last year's low rainfall, and was an unexpected event this year. A biologist looked at it for us and we researched the problem and have installed a commercial pump with two aeration points to oxygenate the water. We are anticipating that it will solve the problem. We are very sorry your son was disappointed about missing out on fishing at the cabin, although he most likely still could have caught a trout or two to release back into the pond. We certainly hope you will visit us again! Happy trails to you!
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Beautifully situated at the base of the Crazy Mountains
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Wilsall Montana
5

Our stay was awesome!

  • 5 of 5
This place was great. Clean, adorable, and quiet. We had three small children with us and it was really kid friendly. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautifully situated at the base of the Crazy Mountains
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Wilsall Montana
Georgia
5

Better than home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
This cabin exceeded my expectations. Everything you could think to need or want was provided in every area of the cabin....and then some. Rob and Lyndsey are wonderfully kind and gracious and always there when needed. The views around the cabin and local area are breathtaking, especially at sunset. Each morning we would take our coffee to the porch and watch the deer hop around, we grew attached to a mom and her babies! My teenage boys absolutely loved exploring the property and loved having wi-fi! :)

My family was heartbroken to have to leave and I truly hope that we can return one day to spend more time at this gorgeous home.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Gallatin Field, Bozeman, MT
Nearest Barpub
8.6 Miles
Bank Bar
Nearest Golf
29 Miles
Livingston Golf Course (Public)
Nearest Motorway
8.5 Miles
Hwy 89
Nearest Restaurant
8.6 Miles
Wilsall Cafe
Nearest Ski
31 Miles
Bridger Bowl
Car: necessary

The Bowmore Cabin is nestled in at the base of the magnificent Crazy Mountains, situated on 10 acres in the heartland of Montana. From our valley, you can also view the glorious Bridger and Absorka Mountain Ranges. The rural surroundings makes for a quiet and peaceful location, sitting amongst farming property held by families for generations, just 8 miles outside of the tiny historic town of Wilsall, and 35 miles from the movie star haven of Livingston, Montana. We are also only a 50 minute scenic drive from charming Bozeman, Montana recently voted in the top ten cities in the US for the best downtown main street. The Bowmore is the perfect place to getaway and catch your breath, yet within distance of finding fun and good restaurants. Take a walk in paradise, hike in the woods, watch wildlife collecting at the pond, read a book, watch a movie, head to the ski hill. Don't forget to stretch out in our outdoor recliners to view the amazing star filled night sky. There are many advantages to not being too close to town. One of our guests said they had planned to 'go, go, go' but once they arrived in our cozy, well-stocked get-away, they happily decided to just snuggle in. Whether you choose to go or to stay, to rest or to play, you set your own pace.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Wilsall Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 25 - Nov 30
4 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Non Peak Days 2
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 - Jan 3
4 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,960
 
 
Non Peak Days 3
Jan 4 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$5,250
 
 
Peak Summer
May 15 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,680
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,680
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Amenities

Amenities

Wilsall Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bath - toilet , shower , Tiled shower - 1 standard shower head, 1 ceiling shower head
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , tub , Claw foot tub with shower wand, has view of Crazy Mts
  • The main floor bathroom has a beautiful custom tiled shower with two shower heads. You will love the view from the antique claw foot tub in the upstairs bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    TV Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV room has lockable doors & privacy curtains
    Double bed room - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 baby crib , Baby crib is a 'Pac-n-play' portable bed stored in closet
  • The Double bed room has 1 TV with satellite access, as well as a DVD & VCR player. All bedrooms have quality bedding, extra blankets and pillows, fans, dressers, wooden hangers, and wooden shades. We get great reviews on the comfort of our beds and beddings.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

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