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Susan Kirkland

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Elegant, 2010 Historic Preservation Award! Only 2 Blocks From Downtown Bozeman!

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, With Luxurious Master Suite & Tesla charge port in garage

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 (with a built in tv screen!)

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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Kirkland (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Susan Kirkland

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

Why Susan Kirkland chose Montana

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!

What makes this house unique

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.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Elegant, 2010 Historic Preservation Award! Only 2 Blocks From Downtown Bozeman!
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful home nicely appointed with all the amenities in a quiet section of town.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once again, congratulations on your son's graduation. I am so honored that Black Dog Hideaway was part of your family's special celebration. The closeness to town is convenient, and you are so right to point out that it is less expensive to rent a home than it is to rent hotel rooms and eat out. I am happy you enjoyed my home and I hope you will visit again in the future. Best regards, Sue
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Great location, fantastic home, wonderful owners...

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had a wonderful Bozeman location and couldn't have chosen a better location. The home had all the amenities we needed and we could tell the owners take great pride in showing off the home and the town to their guests.

The location is in a very desirable and historic area of town that is particularly charming and inviting. The location is the perfect distance away from Main St. so the noise from the restaurants, bars, shops and traffic was not an issue but we could still enjoy all those with a quick 2 block walk.

The town and surrounding area is amazing. It's was our first visit to Bozeman and while much of the vacation was spent skiing we also enjoyed the shops, restaurants and Children's Museum in town. Bridger Bowl is a hidden gem of a ski resort. We live in Colorado and ski nearly every weekend and even with that context we have a bit of 'mountain envy' as we loved Bridger Bowl. Big Sky is also fantastic.

The home was perfect for our family. The master suite upstairs has some wonderful sitting areas, spacious closet and large bathroom. One of our 'gripes' about some of the homes we have VRBO'd in the past is a kitchen that has the bare minimum in terms of utensils, pots, pans, etc. and the ability to actually use it is compromised. This was NOT the case at Black Dog Hideaway. This kitchen is clearly a 'cook's kitchen' that someone who cooks regularly has stocked with every item you would ever need in a kitchen. This is a big convenience and a great amenity.

Susan, was fantastic to work with during the booking process. She shared a lot of her Bozeman knowledge with us and enthusiastically answered any questions we had about the town or activities. She clearly takes tremendous pride in this home as well as Bozeman. We hope to visit again in future years!

Thanks Susan!

Rob & Kathy and family

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rob and Kathy for you glowing review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, and found our home to have all that you needed. Being only two blocks from Main Street is a plus and lets guests enjoy all the town has to offer. Having a stocked kitchen is a must when renting a house . Sometimes a guest just wants a good home cooked meal so I try to keep everything that they need in the kitchen. I hope you will visit Black Dog Hideaway again in the future. Until then, be well. Sue & Johnny
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Perfect gathering spot for a graduation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the Black Dog Hideaway! The place is clean and cozy and beautifully decorated and furnished. The kitchen has an amazing amount of cookware. We talked to Susan a few times on the phone and she was very helpful and we met John (her son who lives in the basement) and he is very nice and has an adorable Corgi, Pepper. We walked downtown one night for dinner , which was a fun trudge through the snow. We also cooked a big meal in for a graduation celebration and found plenty of dishes and pans and everything you would need. I want Susan to come decorate my home----she is a pro! The house is over 100 years old, but well preserved and renovated for comfort. This was our first time with vrbo and we appreciate what that has to offer.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your daughter's graduation, and I am so happy that my home, Black Dog Hideaway could help you host the celebration. Thank you for the compliments on my home, and decorations. Although, I am sure you do not need my help to decorate your home, I would be more than happy to help! I hope you will have a chance to visit Black Dog Hideaway in the future. Perhaps at a time when you don't have to trudge through the snow. However, my home is so close to Main Street that you can walk even in bad weather and still have fun! Thank you again for choosing BDH. Sue & Johnny
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Black Dog hideaway is a Beauty!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home with one of the best locations in town! Fantastic, we loved it! Being able to walk downtown was great!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. Johnny and I hope you will visit Black Dog Hideaway again in the future. Regards, Sue & Johnny
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay. House is very convenient to downtown, coffee shops, restaurants, etc.; and the interior was done in very good taste. Convenient to outdoor activities like hiking, fly fishing, sight seeing, etc.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. Johnny and I are very happy you had a lovely time in Bozeman, and we hope you will be our guests again in the future. Until then, be well. Sue & Johnny
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Bozeman for our first time at the Black Dog Hideaway. The house worked out perfectly for us. Although it was a few blocks more than we thought to the main downtown area, it was not bad at all. We were gone most of the day adventuring, fishing, etc., but it was nice to come home and enjoy the large master shower and fireplace. We did not know until a day in that the son lived in the downstairs apartment. This would have been nice to know before we arrived. Overall, it was a nice place.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. I am very happy that you had fun in Bozeman and my home met your needs. I will point out that on my VRBO page it clearly states that my son is in the apartment downstairs. In case potential guests miss that information I also put it in the confirmation letter I send out personally to my guests with door code etc. My son is listed as a contact if the guests need immediate attention for some reason. The important thing is that you had fun and enjoyed your stay in my home. I hope you will come back and visit again sometime. Best regards, Sue & Johnny
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Emerson Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bridger Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Emerson Grill
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Bridger Bowl
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Bozeman House Rental Rates

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Fall & Winter season
Nov 13 2016 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Montana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Walk In Shower with Multiple Shower Heads
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Washer and dryer located in a closet in this bedroom.
    Master Suite - 1 queen , Walk-in closet, stereo, darkening shades, air conditioning.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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