|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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This newer, very affordable 4 bedroom 3 bath vacation home away from home is located in the heart of the Gallatin Valley in a quiet, family-friendly subdivision with 360-degree mountain views. River Rock Retreat borders a recreational area and beautiful fish-stocked pond, complete with two man-made beaches and sporting a wide, winding sidewalk surrounding it. You'll be a short walking distance around the pond to a local Pizzeria on the water, full gym and tanning with daily and weekly affordable rates, ATM, community center, spa and salon, an arcade with mini bowling and pool, two churches, and even a convenience store- all right on the water at the River Rock Pond less than a five minute walk from the house! Also on the water is the beautiful River Rock Community Center with an industrial kitchen, tables and seating for 60, and beautiful views for large events.
River Rock Retreat is also within walking distance of the Gallatin River and centrally located to the Madison and Jefferson Rivers. We are away from all the city noise but only minutes from the heart of Bozeman. You'll find a wide variety of casual and fine dining options nearby, and several grocery stores if you choose to do your own cooking. Our kitchen is fully equipped with plenty of cooking gear and dishware, appliances, refrigerator and freezer, toaster, microwave, coffee/cappuccino machine and dishwasher. Feel free to use any cooking essentials in the pantry or pick up your own supplies.
You'll enjoy modern amenities like Direct Satellite TV offering over 140 different local and national channels. With two different receivers, the kids can watch one station or movie downstairs in the recreation room while Mom and Dad relax to their favorite show upstairs! You'll also have access to FREE high-speed wireless internet throughout the whole house.Our home is also professionally cleaned before each new guest party arrives, so just relax without worries at the River Rock Retreat.
Pick a THEME for Your Stay! (No Extra Charge):
1. Romantic (Bottle of fine wine, roses, chocolates & Aromatherapy bath bubbles in master bedroom)
2. Fiesta (Look for Pina Colada Mix with Tequila in the fridge, and festive bouquets around the house)
3. Laid Back (Some popular local micro brews or soda, & a gift certificate for Gunny's Pizzeria, a local pizzeria located within walking distance right on the water of the River Rock Pond behind our house)
Big Sky Country: We work hard to make sure that your stay in our home is just what a vacation should be. Help yourself to any books, movies, or food in the pantry, and of course the fully equipped Massage Room.
Our home is your home, so kick back, relax, and leave all your worries behind. Use our home as a quiet getaway retreat or a base from which to do every outdoor activity under the Big Sky Country.
We are both Montana natives, and love the rugged beauty of the Gallatin Valley. Though we love to travel ourselves, we can't imagine moving away from this beautiful area, and in particular the Bozeman area. Zak was a property manager up at the Yellowstone Club, a multi-million dollar association of homeowners, where only the best was expected. We carry those same expectations in our vacation rental. We run a successful home-based business and have ample time to be outdoors. Every time we fly over the majestic mountains coming home to Bozeman Montana, we breathe a deep sigh and know that we're coming to the best home a person could ask for.
My husband and I have enjoyed our "home away from home." It has given us a place to gather with our extended family who live in Bozeman, and to drive and see many sights in the area. It was so much better than staying in a hotel! May God bless you and your family and those who stay here in the days ahead.
We enjoyed our stay and our family spent 4 wonderful, fun-filled days together. They enjoyed the pond and the weather was beautiful as well. Would recommend this property to others.
Talk about a no-stress check-in! We arrived late at night and gained access to the home with no problems. The neighborhood is just lovely and I didn't hesitate to walk freely around it or the paved walk around the pond- even at night!
The home is well stocked with condiments and cooking staples- a very pleasant surprise! In addition, there were ample cleaning supplies, as well as many sundries. Did I mention our excursions on the pedal boat? What fun! There are two beaches on the pond and we had a blast swimming and floating. We really did feel at home!
Please visit Pop's Country Store, located at the entry of the community..the owners are great, the prices are reasonable and they have a little bit of everything, including tubes @ $4 a day!!
The master suite is very comfortable and clean. I was a bit disappointed that the jets on the giant tub weren't working during our visit- still, bathing in it was wonderful. The additional bedrooms and bunks were also quite adequate- everyone slept like a baby! We didn't need the futon, which was quite thin, but the space is large and roomy with quick access to the lower level restroom. There were PLENTY of towels, linens, extra blankets, and extra pillows.
If I had to list any complaints, the only one would be that the living room rug and sofas could stand a good shampooing. Other than that- the home is well cared for and it was a pleasure being a guest.
And the members of:
KICK- The INXS Experience
Nice view from kitchen sink. We are used to being in the country but the house was conveniently located near my daughter's house. It would have been nice if the jets on the tub worked. We enjoyed our stay though.
The River Rock Retreat was perfect for our daughter's college graduation weekend! Easily accommodated our family of 8 plus guests for an open house celebration. Kara & Zak's home was lovely and provided everything we needed. They were easy to work with and very responsive to our questions and inquiries. The location was beautifully situated near a pond, bike path and convenience store. We would recommend this property for others who are looking for a family gathering event!
Great location to be able to ski Bridger and Big Sky resorts. So much room to spread out with family and friends. Kitchen set up was perfect for all the cooking we do and being able to use the outside grill was a bonus. Disappointed that the jet tub in the master did not work, after a long day of skiing without a hot tub that would've been a plus. Having a hot tub on the property would make it the ideal rental any time of year. Overall the views of the lake and the mountains and the property were fantastic.
The house is quite nice, and many of the features are as stated. What is not stated is the fact the owners keep a significant portion of the damage deposit, despite the fact that we left the house cleaner than we found it, and we did no damage. They had no complaint, other than they were not going to refund the damage deposit. We have been renting in Bozeman for years, and this was by far and away the worst experience. Period.
At our River Rock Retreat, you'll be staying in a quiet, family-friendly subdivision with 360-degree mountain views that borders a beautiful fish-stocked pond. You'll be a short walking distance around the pond to a local Pizzeria, less than a mile from the Gallatin River and centrally located to the Madison and Jefferson Rivers. We are away from all the city noise but only minutes from the heart of Bozeman. You'll find a wide variety of casual and fine dining options nearby, and of course we'll give you the insider tips about little-known local favorites, plus several grocery stores if you choose to cook. You'll find walking and biking trails right out the back door and a nearby park/recreation area, nearby national forest access and fishing access. Relax and enjoy this little peaceful oasis in the heart of the Gallatin Valley.
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