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Saddle Mountain Lodge

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Gorgeous, top-end home built to honor the historic National Park lodges.

On three very private acres with a trout pond in front and a creek in the back.

End of the road location, adjoining National Forest land and the Middle Cottonwood Creek trailhead.

Super location tucked against the Bridger Mountains, but just a short trip to Bozeman.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Adirondack family retreat? National park lodge? Both of these came to mind the first time we visited Saddle Mountain Lodge. The term is “parkitecture”, meaning it’s built after one of the great hotels in the national parks; in this case Old Faithful Inn. It has that comfortable, settled-in feeling of a place that’s been there forever, when in fact it’s a brand new home with top of the line amenities.

BEDROOMS AND BATHS: The home has three bedrooms and four and half baths with 2 extra sleeping areas. The master bedroom, with a king size bed, has double glass doors out to the yard and a beautiful private bath with a claw foot tub, glass shower and double marble vanity. Two upstairs bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and one with a double size bed. Each of these rooms has a private balcony. These bedrooms share a full bath with a glass and tile shower. The fourth sleeping area is on the lower level off the family room. It has a queen size bed and an attached bath with an oversized soaking tub and a lovely custom vanity, built from an antique china hutch. The fifth sleeping area is in the guest suite over the garage. It also has a queen size bed, a private balcony looking out to the forest and a full bath. All bathrooms have rain showers. A half bath is located off the livingroom. There are TV's in the master suite, one upstairs bedroom, and the guest suite.

KITCHEN: We love this kitchen! It’s a cook’s delight with built-in oven and microwave, 4-burner Viking cook top, oversized stainless Jenn-Air refrigerator, Carrara marble countertops and a ceramic farm sink.

DINING AREA: The dining area has a table for six with extra seating at the island counter. There’s a table for six and a gas barbecue grill on the patio. The guest suite has a table that seats four.

LIVING ROOM: With a massive fireplace reminiscent of the famous one at Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Inn, it’s really a great room. With a leather couch, cozy overstuffed chairs and moose antlers on the wall, it has a wonderful lodge feel. Four glass doors lead to the deck and the woodsy back yard. The great room has a full sound system and there’s also wireless Internet throughout the home.

FAMILY: The large family room on the lower level has super comfy seating, a built in bar/sink/refrigerator, a 55” Sharp flat screen HD TV with VCR, Blue Ray player and full theater surround sound.

GUEST APARTMENT: The fifth sleeping area is an over the garage suite with its own living room, kitchen, surround sound system, bathroom and washer & dryer.

SETTING AND ACREAGE: The lodge is tucked against the slope of the Bridger Mountains, in a private spot not far from Bozeman. On three woodsy acres with huge spruce trees for shade, a trout pond in front and rushing stream in back. A short walk puts you on Middle Cottonwood Trail, connecting to the whole Bridger Mountain trail system.

OUTDOOR AMENITIES: Screened back deck, pond, stream, gas barbecue, an in-ground trampoline, firepit and stone patio, hammock and a play gym for the kids.

CLOSEST TOWN AND AIRPORT: It’s 8 miles from Bozeman’s Main Street and Gallatin Field Airport.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: Besides hiking right from the house, you’re about a half an hours drive to Bridger Bowl and Bohart Ranch ski areas. There’s fishing on the East Gallatin and main Gallatin Rivers, horseback riding, rafting, tours of Yellowstone Park and the fun town of Bozeman. It’s a beautiful two hour drive to Yellowstone.

Special for Mountain Home guests: $50 credit towards a Yellowstone Park tour! For the very best experience in Yellowstone, book a private tour with our other service, Greater Yellowstone Guides. Our incredible guides have each been exploring and guiding in the region for over 20 years, so it promises to be a very special day. All Mountain Home guests get a discount on our Deluxe Tour cost using coupon code MH50GYG. Call us to book both your lodging and a Yellowstone adventure!

**Rates below are for seven night stays. Reservations for as short as 3 nights are accepted at most homes. You can use the chart at the upper left to get a quote for your desired dates, or we invite you to call us at 800-550-4589 to visit with one of our reservationists.

  Weekly Monthly
November 27 - December 20, 2017 $2,250 -
December 21 - January 06, 2018 $3,050 -
January 07 - May 12, 2018 $2,690 $11,365
May 13 - June 09, 2018 $2,550 -
June 10 - September 08, 2018 $3,050 $12,907
September 09 - October 06, 2018 $2,550 -
October 07 - November 16, 2018 $2,250 $9,479
November 17 - November 25, 2018 $3,050 -
November 26 - December 20, 2018 $2,250 -
  • Bedrooms: 4
    Bathrooms: 4½
    Sleeps: 10
    Sleeping Arrangements: 1 King, 3 Queen, 1 Full
    Square Footage: 4600
    2 hours to Yellowstone Park
    Full Kitchen
    Gas Grill
    Ironing Board
    Less than 15 minutes to town
  • Microwave
    No Air Conditioning
    No garage access
    On 1-5 acres
    On a Creek
    Pets considered
    Pond on property
    Satellite TV
    Stereo System
    Washer & Dryer
    With approval and fee
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5 5
Happy as Ever
1 5 5
Review Date: 07/23/2015
Alice S.
Saddle Mountain Lodge is as wonderful as ever - this is our second time staying at this wonderful place. Its close to Bozeman yet you feel like you are staying inside of Yellowstone NP. I highly recommend it to one and all. The owners certainly know how to make people feel welcome.
A piece of heaven
1 5 5
Review Date: 08/23/2013
We loved this home! We ended up hanging out here at home more than we were planning on, because it was so much fun! We loved fishing in the pond out front, the kids loved playing out back on the trampoline and play set, I loved cozying up on the screened porch with a good book and there was so much space for all of us! It was quiet and not too far away from everything we needed in Bozeman. We would definitely stay here again without a doubt.
Amazing property!!
1 5 5
Review Date: 05/18/2013
A FlipKey verified reviewer
We recently stayed at Saddle Mountain Lodge with our family to celebrate a MSU graduation, a family reunion, as well as an 88th birthday! This home was the perfect place. It is amazing inside and out, beautifully appointed and equipped with just about anything you could need. This home is a serene get away, I only wish we had had more time there. I hope someday we can return for a longer stay.
Winter Wonderland
1 5 5
Review Date: 01/30/2013
We decided to come see the snow for my dad's birthday. Luckily there was snow on the ground, but none from the sky. The snow and town were beautiful nonetheless and we had a fantastic time at the Saddle Mountain Lodge. After searching other rental home sites, I saw the picture of the front of the house and pond and thought it looked like a postcard. As I looked through all of the pictures of the house, it immediately became my number one pick. We even had a fun time at Bingo with allison from Mountain Home, who personally delivered kindling to us during our stay. It was nice to be out of town next to the mountain, but yet still close enough to be in Downton Bozeman in 15 minutes and to the airport in 10 minutes. We are already planning on coming back to experience the lodge and Bozeman in the summertime.

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