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Spacious Country Living in an Historic Building

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 5,560 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Indoor Basketball, 20 Acres With A Creek (Sleeps 10+)

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 Gilbert Johnson and his father, Edward Johnson, built this barn in 1915 on the 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 special something this barn offers.

More Details

Owner
Dean & Kristi Drenzek
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Dean & Kristi Drenzek

Dean is a Wisconsin transplant and Kristi is a native Montanan. We met teaching school on the Blackfeet Reservation near Glacier Park near 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. Dean likes Model A Fords, history and cross-country skiing.

Dean & Kristi Drenzek purchased this barn in 1999

Why Dean & Kristi Drenzek chose Montana

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 where 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.

What makes this barn unique

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 20 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. We subscribe to DirecTV with 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. The beds have Hilton brand mattresses and headboards that are handmade from 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 Tobacco 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, 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.

Amenities

Bozeman Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • Each bathroom has a toilet, a sink and a shower. The shower has one control for water temperature and one for volume. Each shower has a seat and a grab bar.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Five Bedrooms - 3 have king sized beds - 2 have queen sized beds mattresses are Hilton Hotel mattresses each bedroom has a shower/toilet/sink. each bedroom has a sitting area.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
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Gracious Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented the barn to accommodate wedding guests for a weekend wedding at another venue in Bozeman. The space was generous and designed so well -- each room suite offered privacy and comfort. Although the days were inordinately hot, we followed the instructions and the house maintained a cool temperature throughout our stay, particularly on the main floor. The pool table and ping pong tables received a lot of use! After reviewing our options for hosting a rehearsal dinner in town, we ended up adding the event to our booking at the house. Having entertained quite a bit, I can attest that the tools were all there to host well, from additional refrigerators and designated garbage bins to serving utensils and tables. The guests lingered over tables, enjoying conversation well into the evening and there was even some impromptu swing dancing. That is a win for a dinner, in my estimation. Dean and Kristi worked to accommodate our questions and needs and were exemplary hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Home, Big Sky

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely wonderful place! We were in Bozeman for a family wedding at another barn, but we needed housing and space for hosting meals and a post wedding brunch. This place is sparkling clean, super interesting and loaded with tables and chairs and roominess for visitors. The five bedrooms were beautiful and had their own baths. The hayloft was a giant space for the kids and they enjoyed ping pong and basketball. The back patio was glorious for sunsets and dinners out. The owners were welcoming and helpful. It is a bit out of town, so plan your trips around the Gallatin Valley carefully. Visit with caution....you will wonder why you don't live in Bozeman!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Love It!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at and had an event at the 1915 Barn and we love it! Kristi and Dean could not have been more helpful and accommodating. We mostly enjoyed the gorgeous setting and views. The interior is spacious and there was plenty of room for three families with kids. We had a blast!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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stunning and amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The 1915 Barn was the most amazing space we have ever stayed in. Immaculate in every way. Dean and Kristi are wonderful, thoughtful souls. We were plowed out at all times. The setting is amazing in the winter...reminiscent of a Currier and Ives picture. The kitchen is beautiful, highly functional and organized. We were not without anything whatsoever. We also have a venue on our Farm in Wisconsin and I can assure you that this property is a 5 star in EVERY aspect. We will be back. Worth every penny spent. A must stay location!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Living the Dream

  • 5 of 5

On the week of Dec 17-22, 2016 our family had the great fortune to spend a week together at the 1915 Barn. Lordy, wish I had the writing talents to do the place and experience justice. My nephew summed it up by writing in the guest book, it was a “kick-ass” week. We all agreed it was going to be difficult to match the event ever again. Between the wide variety of games, (including an record breaking KUBB rally by nearly all family members outside on the south facing patio), to the great sound system, dining and cooking facilities and the fantastic snow that allowed us all to snowshoe and or ski around the property the place allowed for experience’s we will never forget. The level of quality and service were beyond our expectations. Our elders were able to participate without feeling left out. The functionality of the place can only be appreciated by experiencing it yourself, even the small details did not go unnoticed. Thanks for your attention to detail both visually and functionally. Happy New Year Dean and Kristi from the Schultz, Rogowski, DeMillo and Eckfeldt families.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Charming Location for a Conference

  • 5 of 5

The 1915 Barn has 5 spectacular and rustic rooms for guests with comfortable beds and great wifi for a remote location. The conference area is fully wired for sound and has very convenient chair storage. The kitchen area is wonderful for both catered and home-cooked meals. I would host a conference here any time. The capacity of the lecture hall is 50; my recommendation is for smaller conferences.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Gallatin Field
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Bay Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Cottonwood Hills Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
I90
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
The Bay Bar & Grill
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bridger Bowl
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Hyalite Reservoir

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.

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Rates & Availability

Bozeman Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$650
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Weddings and special events may be held at this venue with the purchase of lodging (3 nights minimum).

Event/Party/Meeting:

Up to 40 people $400
41 - 80 people $800
81 - 120 people $1200

Wedding- Reception:

Up to 40 people $800
41 - 80 people $1600
81 - 120 people $2400

General notes:

- Maximum of 120 people per event.
- Tables and chairs are included for all events.
- For parties of more than 40 people, porta-potty rental is required. We will arrange for the rental. The cost is $90 per unit.
- Quiet hours begin at 11:00 pm.
- There are indoor as well as outdoor spaces in which to host your event. We will provide the venue and you come up with the vision.
- Please contact us at 1915barn@gmail.com or 406-585-0244 with questions or to schedule a visit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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