|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The Black Dog Hideaway is located in the more desirable south side of Bozeman's Historic District and is just 2 blocks from all that Downtown Bozeman has to offer, shopping, restaurants, bars, and even occasional street fairs. Only 2 blocks from Cooper Park, our neighborhood park, walking distance to Montana State University, and located only 25 minutes from our community ski hill, Bridger Bowl, an hour and a half from Yellowstone National Park, and a few minutes in any direction from a wealth of hiking, biking, fishing and any other outdoor activity you can imagine.
Built in 1911, and the recipient of the 2010 Historic Preservation Award, Black Dog Hideaway is your elegant and cozy home away from home. Come stay here and you will enjoy:
newly renovated custom design wood floors.
original wood trim and built -ins from this historical home’s first days.
a huge, upstairs master bedroom suite complete with a natural stone walk in shower, and a whirlpool, soaking tub.
gourmet kitchen with black granite counter tops and outfitted with everything you'll need including a dishwasher, double oven, trash compactor and pot filler over the stove.
A covered backyard deck, fenced private backyard with a beautiful green lawn, native front yard landscaping, and two front porch swings.
We have a Tesla charge port for guests who drive a Tesla.
The photographs displayed on our walls are original photos taken of our beautiful state, Montana, by a local photographer and they are for sale.
We are Johnny and Susan Kirkland, we live in New York, on Long Island's North Shore, most of the year, but all of our 4 children have moved out west and made it their home. So, we thought we should follow suit, we just aren't quite ready to leave New York full time yet. We bought our house and stay there several times per year, so you can be sure that all of the creature comforts are available to you. Susan is a retired Special Education Teacher, who still substitute teaches on a regular basis and Johnny is a Physicist and software developer. Since our children have gone, we've picked up a new hobby of raising guide dogs. We have successfully raised Josh, who is a working guide dog, and we have raised London, who is now a Vet Service Dog for a disabled Vietnam veteran, and we have Gretha, a breeder dog for the GDF, as well as Dave and Sushi. All three are black labs who lives with us all of the time. This is where our home's name comes from, The Black Dog Hideaway is a tribute to our love for our guide dogs and the important work they do.
During your visit you may see our son John who takes care of the Black Dog Hideaway and lives in the private basement apartment with a separate entrance, or when you are making a reservation you'll talk to Sue who manages the home and bookings.
Please feel free to contact us anytime, we'd love to hear from you!
Susan Kirkland purchased this house in 2012
We fell in love with this house the moment we stepped inside, and we know that you will too! There are two adorable porch swings on the front porch, and the subtle character is amazing. Downstairs, you'll notice the original woodwork, and original built in cabinets from days gone by. Upstairs was updated with comfort in mind. This house has the best of both worlds, old world history and modern updates and comforts. Plus, you can't beat the location, and proximity to downtown Bozeman!
Please enjoy the jetted tub in the master bath. Also for your comfort we have installed baseboard heaters under each sink to warm you from the bottom up.
In the master bedroom you will find a built -in wall heater for you additional comfort. For your comfort on those very hot summer days we have installed a Mr. Slim air conditioner in the master bedroom.
The stereo is located in the master bedroom cherry wood closet, and can be heard throughout the second level on built -in speakers.
In the living room, we have installed a 55 inch 3DTV with 3D glasses for 6. Original hardwood floors have been enhanced with walnut ribbon knots and refinished to their natural beauty. With the push of a button, you can enjoy our gas fireplace and enjoy a cozy relaxing atmosphere with family and friends.
The kitchen has granite counter tops, double oven, pot filler over 5 burner gas stove, ice maker on the refrigerator door, double sink, and trash compactor.
The walk to town is easy, and close, as is Cooper Park at only two blocks away. We have a covered backyard deck with outdoor table and chairs that seat 6 for added summer entertaining. A Weber grill is also on the paver patio. Our back yard is professionally landscaped with quaint limestone walk ways, gardens, and a paver patio in keeping with our 1912 Craftsman style home. Fully fenced in yard.
Loved our stay and will stay again if it's available!
We absolutely love Black Dog Hide Away. It is such a quaint and comfortable home. Within walking distance to campus as well as downtown. The owners have covered every detail with everything you could want in the home. We will definitely stay here again and highly recommend this VRBO to anyone who wants to be pampered and escape the city!
My husband and I spent a glorious month in Bozeman staying at the Black Dog Hideaway. The best way to describe our time at BHD is ease, we unpacked and felt immediately at home. Susan has created a lovely home that is comfortable, well equipped and a pleasure to come home to after a full day of hiking, fly fishing or checking out the beautiful Big Sky of Montana. Conveniently located to MSU and downtown we walked everywhere and enjoyed a daily morning walk to Pete's Hill and the Main Street to Mountains trial system. The front porch swing was a lovely place to watch the world go by and the beautifully landscaped backyard a great place to enjoy meals and relax. Susan Kirkland was a pleasure to work with, responsive and helpful every step of the way. Thanks BDH for a great time!
My wife and I have long dreamed of spending time in Bozeman, Montana. It was a wonderful experience, in no small measure due to our accommodations at the Black Dog Hideaway and the thoughtfulness of owner, Sue Kirkland. She seems to have considered everything that a traveler would need to make them feel at home. The location and walkability to Main Street and the university are ideal. The house is absolutely beautiful, both inside and out. I cannot think of a single thing that I would change. You can tell she takes great pride in the home. Sue was very responsive and a true pleasure to work with. On a scale of one to ten. This home is a ten.
Mission Viejo, California
We had a great time at this property. We stay in Bozeman often and this property was very well located for us and more than well equipped. The kitchen was fantastic, very nice patio deck out back, and very nice master bedroom suite upstairs. All of the directions and instructions on check-in and out were perfect. All in all, a very good experience, and we hope to stay there again soon.
We stayed at the Black Dog Hideaway for 5 nights in early May 2016. We were attending my son's graduation from Montana State University and had 6 people stay there. The home was beautifully kept and the rooms were well appointed. Kitchen was nicely laid out and all the tools you needed were available. It was very much appreciated that many spices, coffee, paper towels, etc. were provided. All modern appliances. Bed rooms were quaint and comfortable. Master BR & bath were worth it alone - very spacious and interesting layout. Our only suggestion, and this is potentially a nit-pick, is that it would have been nice to have had a TV in the master BR. Pull out bed in the LR was surprisingly comfortable.
Had a nice back yard with deck and patio. The grill worked great. We would stay here again in a heartbeat and highly recommend it. When you figure a decent hotel was going for $150+ per night, this house was a bargain. We saved the difference in dining out costs alone as we ate breakfast and dinner at the house several times. While the landlord's son lives in a basement apartment, he was very quiet and we really didn't notice him at all.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
You must be 25 or older to rent this property.
NO SMOKING any where in house or on property.
For a stay of 30 nights or more contact owner, as there is no tax charged in Montana for a 30 nights or more stay.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.