My family of 9 (ages 10 though 80) just spent the week at this unique and special house. The photos do not do it justice, as it is very LARGE. Our family was easily accommodated. There is no bedroom on the main floor so at first we were a little nervous for one of our elderly guests, but the stairs are well lit and have a handrail so it turned out to not be a problem. The kids stayed in the lower level of the house which includes the pool table, which turned out to be a great "baby-sitter". I myself have special needs which require a fragrance free environment. I would say that as promised the sheets/towels/linens were in fact fragrance free, which was a huge relief to me, and the first time in 3 rentals in which it was promised and then actually delivered!
The views from the house are spectacular, and change every day with the weather. One day bright and clear and mountains as far as the eye can see, the next day we were in the clouds which rolled across the landscape in a surreal way. We never saw any bears although evidently there are some in the vicinity. We were worried about bears being attracted by the trash barrels but nothing happened to our trash after we put it out, and we had cooked bacon and steaks more than once. We did see deer on several occasions at all times of the day.
The house is well furnished and we loved that all nine of us could sit comfortably at the dining table. The kitchen is well applianced and has the necessary accoutrements for anyone that would like to cook in it. We shopped at Rosauers supermarket in Bozeman on our way from the airport, which I highly recommend. There is a large ice-maker in the kitchen which we found to be very handy, as well as an extra beverage fridge. Cast iron pans which were great for perfectly pan frying those delicious Montana steaks.
Joe was very helpful from my first contact and throughout the process. He answered every one of my emails, of which there were many. Upon arrival we discovered we had no hot water. We called the phone number for the management company (clearly laid out in a book on the kitchen counter) and literally someone was there in 20 minutes, and discovered someone had accidentally flicked a switch off. He corrected it and we had no further problems with anything the rest of the week. I would definitely recommend this property or any property managed by this owner.