Welcome to ASPEN GROVE VACATION CONDOS!
Conveniently located between Bozeman and Big Sky!!!
Whether you are a party of 1 or a group of 12 or somewhere in between your needs will be met at Aspen Grove.
Here you will have the opportunity to choose among our 2 COMFY CONDOS - we just call them the East Condo and the West Condo. Rent one, the other or both!!! The condos have a double lockout door between them so you can easily open the doors and enjoy the entire area.
Aspen Grove is licensed, as required through the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, under License No. 301252.
This is a perfect, centrally located hub for your stay when traveling in the area for a vacation; wedding; family reunion; rafting; skiing, hunting or fishing trip; interim housing; or business dealings.
Both condos are one level with a private entrance. In addition, there is a washer & dryer for your use.
Your accommodations are uniquely decorated to showcase the history and charm of Montana. Each great room contains a sitting area with hide-a-bed, dining area and kitchen. Bedrooms are spacious with private bathrooms and a small table and chairs.
The EAST CONDO, with ~ 950 sf, has 2 bedrooms with private baths. The Miner's Bedroom has an antique full sized bed with shower in the bath while the Homestead Bedroom has a 4-poster queen sized with tub/shower in the bath.
The WEST CONDO, with ~ 1150sf, also has 2 bedrooms with private baths. The Sportsman Bedroom has a queen sized log bed made on site with tub/shower in the bath. The Yellowstone Bedroom has a king sized log bed with handicapped accessible walk-in shower in the bath. As a special addition, the great room has a gas stove for heat and ambiance.
Your accommodations have magnificent views of the Spanish Peaks to the south and Bridger Range to the north. There is also a 40 acre park with stream nearby and a walking path along the irrigation canal.
Our biggest attraction, of course is historic Yellowstone National Park. We are also a relatively short drive to national forests; Gallatin, Yellowstone and Madison Rivers; Lewis and Clark Trail; museums and art galleries; Montana State University; Big Sky, Moonlight Basin and Bridger Bowl Ski Areas, horseback riding, golfing Lewis & Clark Caverns and much more.
For a little peace and quiet, step right outside your door onto 10 grass covered acres with 250 spruce trees - enjoy as you wish! And don't forget about the vegetable and flower gardens and lots of sunshine in the summer.
For a vigorous walk or run, take off on our graveled road and trek 1+ miles to the top of our hill. Moose, deer, elk, fox, coyotes, bear, mountain lion, wolves, woodchucks gophers and a number of bird species have been seen the area - some more frequent & some less frequent! (Thank goodness!)
If you want a winter get-away, consider x-country skiing right your front door or head to the mountains for downhill skiing at Bridger Bowl, Big Sky, or Moonlight Basin. There is also ice skating, sledding, hot springs and snowmobiling nearby.
Testimonials from our Guest Book: (1) What a fun place you have! The views are incredible. Beds are so comfy too! Linda, Spring Vale, CA. (2) Thanks for these wonderful rooms for the family reunion. I found some good friends in your guest book from Connecticut. Peter and Frances, Old Greenwich, CT. (3) Lloyd, you are the best! Your place is warm and cozy and a perfect place to stay. Roger, Leeds, ND. (4) This place has been perfect - just what I was looking for - a comfortable place for the family to gather and relax during our wedding festivities. You have been so very gracious. Many thanks. Kaye, Victor, MT.
Aspen Grove Guest Rental Agreement & Policies
* NO SMOKING; NO PETS.
* Check in is 4 PM; check out 10 AM.
* 50% deposit required to lock in your reservation; balance due 14 days prior to arrival.
* 7% Accommodation Tax charged to stays of less than 30 days.
* Cancellations greater than 30 days prior to arrival incurs a 15% fee deduction from your deposit.
* Cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival forfeits the deposit; however, if we can rebook all of your reservation dates, the cancellation fee will be 25%.
* A $500.00 security/cleaning deposit will be charged at the time of the reservation for stays of more than one (1) month.
Thanks for considering us as you seek out accommodations with terrific Big Sky hospitality.
We hope to earn your business!!
Lloyd and Alice
Keywords: condo, cabin, mountain home, vacation rental
Alice came to Montana more than 35 years ago to attend graduate school at Montana State University. She loved it so much that she was determined to return when she retired.
Lloyd met Alice in Nebraska. Alice's only requirement for getting married was that Lloyd had to be willing to move to Montana when they retired. So here we are!!!
We each have a PhD in soil physics and enjoyed careers working in agricultural and environmental research and extension.
Lloyd was a federal agricultural scientist in Nebraska and conducted research on rainfall - induced soil detachment, animal waste management, irrigation management, conservation tillage, soil compaction and soil quality.
Alice was a professor at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She conducted most of her research on farm fields specializing in rain - induced soil erosion on steep hillsides, soil compaction, reduced tillage systems, and crop production under drought conditions. Her work as a state extension specialist focused on translating research results on the above (and associated) topics into useful information for farmers, ranchers, agricultural companies, and local, state and federal agency personnel.
She also served with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. for two years. First as a Water Quality Grant Manager and then as the National Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE).
We love all four seasons here in Montana and shy away from becoming snowbirds! However, we do enjoy traveling around Montana when we have the time.
Many of our recent Montana travels coincide with visits from our grandson from Houston. He is a real outdoorsman and a fantastic photographer - just check out his photos on this listing. He and our son also try to get here during spring break for a little downhill skiing (mid - March to early April is usually great snow) and family time.
Alice & Lloyd, Gallatin Gateway, MT purchased this condo in 1997
Montana is very, very special to us and we truly enjoy sharing it with others,
We came home to Montana when we retired and had the opportunity to purchase this property. After a near total renovation, we get to provide traditional Western hospitality to our guests.
Coming 'home' meant living in the country on 10 acres of land we had purchased in 1990. The house is another story!
We renovated the house because we moved it (yes, in one piece) from Gallatin Gateway proper to our little piece of paradise. It took about 4 hours to haul it 4 miles.
So, here we are in the middle of the mountains, rivers, parks and national forests of the Rocky Mountains but near to Bozeman - an exploding medical, cultural, commercial,, university and hi-tech community.
It is definitely the BIG SKY at its best!
LOCATION! LOCATION!! LOCATION!!!
* Central location;
* Quiet country setting;
* Modern facilities;
* Great hospitallity
This is what you get at the Aspen Grove according to our guests. Read them for yourself!! Otherwise, come, stay and read our Guest Registry.
Most of our clients want to travel around the area to see historical and cultural sites, recreate, tour Yellowstone National Park as well as sight see and shop in Bozeman. Our central location allows you to get to most of these activities in 15 minutes to one hour.
Is it quiet here? You bet! Come and listen to our 'silence and serenity'. We are located in an agricultural subdivision with about 30 homes on 600 acres. You can meander throughout our property and enjoy the canal, gardens, aspen groves, and 250 spruce trees. For the hearty, take a walk or run on Lower and Upper Tom Burke Roads. If you want to sit in the trees and listen to a creek, visit our 40 acre private park.
Your modern country condos were newly built in 2001-2002. While the rooms are homey and have some family antiques, you have radiant in-floor hot water heat, private entrances, ceiling fans, all the amenities of home and cool summer nights due to Montana air and the recycled wood deck above your patio.
This VRBO site is a good reflection of us and our hospitality. Also, when you stay here, Lloyd and I are a bottomless pit when it comes to information about anything in SW Montana. We consider it an honor to share our information.
If you want Bozeman or Big Sky right outside your doorstep, the Aspen Grove Vacation Condos are not for you.
But if you are willing to have city life just 15-20 minutes away as well as an extensive array of activities within an hour's drive, Aspen Grove might just be the place for you.
Thanks for giving us this opportunity to share with you. We hope to earn your business!
These flowers from the wedding, please enjoy them! Thank you so much for creating a beauiful home away from home for us!
Amazing hospitality, beautiful property and perfect for our wedding party. Extremely friendly and loved the horseshoe pit!
We recently stayed in one of the condos at Lloyd and Alice's place and let me tell you it was a very relaxing time. The amenities were excellent and the location was perfect for our stay. We travelled to the Bozeman area for a family reunion and a short site seeing vacation. My mom, aunt and I had a fantastic time and were so glad we chose this place over a hotel. It's in a beautiful, central location and we felt like we were home. Lloyd and Alice are great hosts and it's obvious the pride they have in their piece of Montana. We will be back and plan on staying here again. Thank you Lloyd and Alice!
Best regards: Deanne Jennings, Dolores Buckingham, Patty Chaplin - Vancouver, WA USA
I would give this 10 stars if I could - the only downside to this place is that you can never stay long enough...it's relaxing, beautiful and quiet. The configuration is perfect for one or two families, or a group of friends. Lloyd made us feel welcome the entire time and yet never intruded on us during our stay. Great access to Gallatin National Forest and the highway that heads to Yellowstone.
We will stay again.
Alice and Lloyd are gracious hosts that have lived in the area for quite some time so they are extremely knowledgeable on things to do and see. Their place is located in a quiet area that is breathtaking. It is very well maintained and is everything you would expect for a Montana stay. I would and already have recommended this property to friends and relatives.
We had 4 couples and 3 children in two adjoining apartments for several days of New Years celebrations and activities. The great thing about the adjoining apartment was that we could put the kids to bed and the adults could still stay up, play games, have cocktails, etc. It was also nice for early mornings when some of the group got up early to drive up to Big Sky but others were sleeping in.
Another really great amenity was the use of the washer and dryer. With that many people and all of the cooking, it was really helpful to have this access. In addition, the wifi worked really well.
The location worked really well for us because some of our group wanted to spend time in Bozeman and others were going up to ski. We also took advantage of the Bozeman hot springs just down the road.
Each bedroom has their own bathroom. There are extra sheets and plenty of towels. The radiant floor heat made the temperature in the house perfectly comfortable. The only less than positive comment I can make is that the kitchen didn't contain some of the basic items that we needed for cooking. With that many bedrooms and the ability to house that many people we expected to have enough glasses, baking dishes, cookware and utensils.
I would definitely suggest these apartments to anyone that is looking for a home in this general location.
We had a great stay....it was perfect for our large family...there was room for the little ones to play and even though they live upstairs you would never know that. I highly recommend this pjace.
Yellowstone National Park; Fly Fishing Museum; Gallatin, Madison, Jefferson & Yellowstone Rivers; Headwaters of the Missouri River; Buffalo Viewing at Flying 'D' Ranch; ATVing; Art Galleries & Walk; Emerson Cultural Center; Ice Skating; Lewis & Clark Caverns & Trail; Geothermal Hot Springs; Montana State University; Hockey; Photography; Dinner - Sleigh Rides; Farmer's Market; Yellowstone Association Institute; Gym/Fitness Center; and more