|Space||5,560 sq. ft.|
|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 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.
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
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.
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.
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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!!
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.
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.
The barn is absolutely gorgeous, the owners were easy to work with, the location was easy to access but still felt rural... We saw a fox and deer on the property, which was very exciting for the part of our family that comes from more urban areas. We stayed at the Barn and had a wedding. Dean and Kristi (the owners) were so easy to work with and very communicative. The space was perfect for both a family of 7 (three couples and a teenager) and a wedding of 95 people. We are so happy and plan to return.
Family vacation in Bozeman. Four families. 8 adults, 7 kids - 6 months - 11. The barn was just great. Wonderful condition. The bedroom/bathroom suites really set this place apart from other homes we have rented. We were so comfortable. We had lots of fun kid activities going on in the yard and loft. We have relatives in Bozeman and had a dinner for 25 one evening. Plenty of space. There were so many great things about the barn. Probably our favorite was the living room garage door. Truly indoor/outdoor living! We had beautiful weather - highs in the 90's - but the barn stayed comfortable. The location is minutes from Bozeman. We were running back and forth all the time. Very convenient. I would definitely recommend the 1915 Barn. We will be back!
We had a great week at the 1915 Barn. Beautiful home and beautiful location. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to enjoy the beautiful views from the garage door each evening. The kids absolutely loved the hayloft and kept them entertained for hours each day. Convenient location to get to town. Having a bathroom for each bedroom was a fantastic bonus. Overall a wonderful week in Bozeman.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Weddings and special events may be held at this venue with the purchase of lodging (3 nights minimum).
Up to 40 people $400
41 - 80 people $800
81 - 120 people $1200
Up to 40 people $800
41 - 80 people $1600
81 - 120 people $2400
- 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 email@example.com or 406-585-0244 with questions or to schedule a visit.