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Cozy house with stunning views of the adjacent Gallatin national forest

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 full bath, sleeps 4 (queen bed, 2 twins, roll-away available)

Although conveniently close to the dining, shopping, and other amenities that Bozeman has to offer, this house offers beautiful mountain and canyon views in a rural setting. Because it borders a large national forest that stretches all the way to Yellowstone National Park, deer are more common than cars. You might see a moose, fox or even a bear by day, or the Milky Way stretching across the sky by night. The faint background noise you hear isn't distant traffic, it's the creek at the bottom of Cottonwood Canyon, about a half mile away.

But, secluded doesn't mean isolated. This home shares a 20 acre parcel with five other guesthouses and a lodge. Satellite TV is available in the lodge, free WiFi is accessible throughout the campus, and an on-site laundry facility is open during the summer months. There is generally someone available on-site to help you get settled in, answer your questions, or direct you to the best fishing spots, restaurants, and attractions.

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Ted Roth
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017


Bozeman House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull-out sleeper sofa
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Cozy house with stunning views of the adjacent Gallatin national forest
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Billings, Mt

Hidden Gem! Great family unwind destination.

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy accommodations to unplug and enjoy a family setting. Tucked away up in the mountains, but still only about 20-30 minutes from downtown Bozeman, and easy access to every direction- YNP to the south, Hot springs to the West, Bozeman to the north. The cabin was CLEAN, and I mean cleaner than most 3 and 4 star hotels I've stayed in. Ted, the host, was very welcoming and answered every question I had. Even the facility mascot, a large German Shepherd, was SO nice! No TV, which is how I wanted it, though there is TV available in the lodge. Wifi worked well, especially given the rural location. Cabin was stocked with everything we needed for meals, bath and bedtime, everything worked. It rained almost the entire time, but we went to the hot springs, used the kids DVDs at the lodge, played outside between rain (2 kids under 8 with us). If it was nice, there's lots of lawn for any activity, a horse shoe pit, fire ring, small playground, hiking trails on site, and fishing a short drive away. It really is on a mountain top, so the views are fantastic. With all the rains I loved watching the clouds roll in over the peaks. I WILL be back to this place. Cheers to Ted and facility staff, keep up the great work!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a detailed review. I'm going to print this out for our staff; the house keepers, in particular, will be encouraged by what you said!
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Gorgeous setting

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here while we moved our daughter into the dorms at MSU. It's a bit out of the way but most people will think that is a great thing. The views were beautiful. Ted is very friendly and helpful. The only things I didn't particularly like were the long list of things we were expected to do at check out, including stripping the beds and walking all of our towels over to the lodge to be laundered. Also, a little updating of certain things should be done. It sounds silly but the silverware is very cheap and makes trying to grab your food with a fork difficult. We replaced their vegetable peeler because the one provided would bend when we used it.

I fell in love with the dog who roams the property. He is gentle, sweet, and friendly. He even accompanied us on one of our walks. This is a great place to stay when you want to get away but you aren't too far from downtown Bozeman and the MSU campus (about a 20 minute drive).

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay, but sorry you had trouble with the tableware. For the sake of clarity as future guests consider this property, our check-out list is comprised of three requests: 1) Bring all used sheets and towels to the lodge 2) Take trash and left-over food to the trash bins 3) Put furniture back in place if you moved it.
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Orange County, California, USA

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the week of MSU move in and it was great! The place is wonderful. Super clean and spacious. My elderly dad was with us and the peaceful setting was great for him. My kids played ping pong in the lodge, went for hikes, and had such a fun time. Would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review! We enjoyed having you here and are glad that your stay went well!
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Fanastic location, facilties and value

  • 5 of 5

The location of Mountain Top Retreat in the Gallatin Forest, yet only 15 minutes to Bozeman is superb. The house is so comfortable, extremly clean and everything is provided - there are even laundry facilities nearby for a moderate fee. The peace and quiet were perfect and the views are wonderful. We did lots of hiking (thanks again for the loan of the local hiking book, Ted) and we would love to return to do more in this stunning area. Bozeman is a lovely town and we would like to explore that more too. We didn't eat out in Bozeman, but the restaurants did look very enticing, so we hope to be back. I recommend this vacation rental 100%.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure having you both here. We think of you whenever we see the little black and white cat playing down at the end of the road!
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Beautiful, Relaxing Mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at Mountaintop. These are not cabins, they are guest houses. They are very clean, bright and furnished with everything but your food! There are trails up the mountain for a great day hike. Bozeman Hot springs is a short drive away as is all of Bozeman, MT. There are many places to hike, bike or just sit in this area. When I needed rest I got it in this quiet, relaxing house. And when I wanted exercise or a trip to town that was readily available too. I will be returning to stay at Mountaintop again either with my family or perhaps for a sabbatical.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to hear from you, Bradford! Thank you for writing a review; we appreciate it, and others will benefit from your thoughts, too. We look forward to having you here again sometime soon (and seeing what new rocks you've found as well)!
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Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month here as a family this summer - 2 young boys with my wife and me. We had a ball--very comfortable home, and lots of greenspace for the guys to play outside. The Lodge has a games room, as well as TV room (Satellite and DVDs), and a very cozy fireplace/library with awesome deck. Our boys became Ping-Pong experts.

Hiking is directly out the back door, or as close as one mile on National Forest trails. Bozeman just 12 minutes away. Big Sky and Yellowstone "around the corner" (Montana style). We had more fun exploring the area on day trips.

We also spent a number of days just chilling on the Mountain Top. We loved the serenity and grandeur of the views.

The cabin itself was simple and became "home" very quickly. We have travelled extensively as a family, and to have a place to call home while on the road is a huge blessing. Home cooked meals complemented Bozeman's great restaurant scene. There are charcoal grills for grilling the perfect T-bone. Everything in the cabin was clean, bright, and good for our family.

The hosts (Ted and Laura) were extremely friendly and helpful. They gave prompt attention to every question we had--whether it was directions to a shop or a question about our cabin. Their warmth gives the Mountain Top a great atmosphere.

Not only would I recommend it, I'm hoping to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a well thought-out review, Jason. It was a pleasure to have you and your family here!
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Car: necessary

Located on the shoulder of Wheeler mountain, 13 miles south of Bozeman, MT, this house offers beautiful views of Cottonwood Canyon. This property borders the 2.1 million acre Gallatin National Forest, and offers hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities right out the front door. The Gallatin river, nationally famous for fly-fishing and a great place to kayak or raft, is ten minutes away. Nationally renowned skiing at Lone Mountain and Bridger Bowl are 45 minutes away. The north and west entrances to Yellowstone National Park are each about a 90 drive from here. This secluded setting offers excellent access to the outdoor activities that have made the Yellowstone area famous but offers convenient access (20 minutes) to dining, shopping, and entertainment in Bozeman.


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