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Sourdough Ranch Black Bear Cottage


Sourdough Ranch Black Bear Cottage


A cozy cottage just 10 minutes south of Bozeman near Sourdough Canyon Trailhead.

Nestled in the foothills of the Gallatin Range with fantastic views of the entire valley.

Rent with Sourdough Ranch Main House for a group of up to 13 guests!

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This charming two-bedroom cottage enjoys a prime location south of Bozeman with fantastic mountain views, lots of peace and quiet, and hiking right out the back door. The original Black Bear Cottage was built in about 1920 and originally encompassed the area now represented by the living room, a small loft and the kitchen. The dining room was originally an open porch and the bathroom out the door to an outhouse! The building was completely renovated in 2013-14 and the original look, charm and character of the cottage were retained as much as possible and has been tastefully decorated for a comfortable lodge-like feel.

BEDROOMS AND BATHS: The cottage features a first level master bedroom with a king bed and master bath with a gorgeous stone tile bathroom and a spacious double showerhead stall. The second bathroom features a tub and shower combination and is located just off the main level living area. A large open area comprises the second floor which features a gorgeous queen-sized log bed, a nice twin pull out sofa and a great twin-sized sleeping platform in front of a window that sleeps one person comfortably, or is great for just for relaxing and reading a good book! This area is really kid friendly, too, with plenty of books, games and toys available. Both bedroom areas feature flat-screen SmartTV televisions with 12 local channels available.

KITCHEN AND DINING AREA: This fully equipped and well-designed kitchen has top of the line appliances and amenities, high-end countertops, and gorgeous Alder cabinets. An electric range, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and dishwasher make meal preparation convenient. An island separates the living and kitchen area and provides additional counter space. A dining room is just off the kitchen as well, seats 6 people, and is surrounded by windows that lend a wonderful lightness to the space.

LIVING AREA: The kitchen opens up into the living room with a gorgeous rock gas fireplace as the focal point, where a small leather sectional sofa allows you to enjoy a cozy evening by the fire. A mini-split cooling and heating unit is located here, as well as in both bedrooms, and helps maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the house at any time of the year. Air-conditioning is a rarity in Montana, so this feature is a great amenity!

SETTING, ACREAGE, AND VIEWS: A spacious deck with plenty of seating is on the front side of the home, where you’ll enjoy meals overlooking the valley! The home is immediately surrounded by an abundance of trees and bushes, and the opportunity to see wildlife in the area is incredible. Note: Views from the cottage are 95% stunning but Bozeman's drinking water facility is in the view shed on the property.

OUTDOOR AMENITIES: Take advantage of 240 acres and miles of private roads and trails that are part of this property. Bozeman Creek is at the bottom of the hill for fishermen, and Sourdough Trail is just up the road for hikers. Also, there is a small pond on the property that is stocked with brook trout!

CLOSEST TOWN AND AIRPORT: Downtown Bozeman is just six miles away.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: Besides hiking and mountain biking right on the property and on nearby Forest Service trails, the stunning Hyalite Reservoir Recreation Area in the Gallatin National Forest is also a short drive away. Guests can spend time skiing at nearby Bridger Bowl, which is about 20 miles from the home. Horseback riding, rafting, golfing, tours of Yellowstone National Park, and everything that the town of Bozeman has to offer are at your finger tips.

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
October 07 - November 16, 2018 $1,350 -
November 17 - November 25, 2018 $1,650 -
November 26 - December 20, 2018 $1,350 -
December 21 - January 09, 2019 $1,650 -
January 10 - May 11, 2019 $1,610 $6,735
May 12 - June 08, 2019 $1,450 -
June 09 - September 07, 2019 $1,650 $6,907
September 08 - October 05, 2019 $1,450 -
October 06 - November 23, 2019 $1,350 $5,621
  • Bedrooms: 2
    Bathrooms: 2
    Sleeps: 5
    Sleeping Arrangements: 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Twin, 1 Sofa Bed
    1.5 hours to Yellowstone Park
    Air Conditioning
    Close to Town
    Coffee Maker
    Gas Fireplace
    Gas Grill
  • High Chair
    Local TV
    No Pets
    On more than 100 acres
    Pack 'N' Play
    Picnic Table
    TV with Internet access
    Under 30 min to ski area
    Washer & Dryer
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5 5
Perfect Montana Getaway House
1 5 5
Review Date: 08/20/2018
Carrie Summers
This beautiful cottage is up a private street near Sourdough Hiking Trail. Our family consists of 2 boys (8 and 6 years old). This vacation rental was perfect for our family, as we like to be close to the hiking trail, but within a 10 minute drive to downtown Bozeman. They went fishing on Sourdough everyday and also enjoyed casting in the pond which is next to the cottage. We loved sitting outside in the morning on the deck, having privacy and seeing the deer wandering around.
Will definitely be repeat customer!
1 5 5
Review Date: 07/04/2016
Loved it! Very peaceful, serene environment. The house had air conditioning issues, but Laura was definitely on top of it and kept me abreast of the status. Having said that she was even willing to go get us ice cream so we could have a summer treat. We loved sitting outside in the mornings having our coffee and watching the deer in the meadows! Fresh, cool air, beautiful surroundings, lovely home, nothing better!
Very Nice
1 5 5
Review Date: 04/28/2016
We really enjoyed our stay here. Great linens and appliances, nice views. All the little considerations such as dish soap, zip locks, spices for cooking, wine glasses, even lip balm, and we loved the gas fireplace pit. I enjoyed the deer and turkeys outside the window almost anytime. Walked up Sourdough canyon from the house. It was beautiful spring weather when we arrived and then snow later in the same week. The only thing that would have helped our stay would be hooks to hang jackets and clothing and such, in the foyer and the bedroom closets. We flyfish and needed places for all the gear. And perhaps a wine carafe - but we made do with the glass juice jug :-) . Great memories.
A Lovely, Private Bozeman Hideaway
1 5 5
Review Date: 09/02/2015
My husband, son, and I came to Bozeman (from California) in August 2015 as part of our college road trip to check out Montana State University. After staying in less then desirable hotels along the way, the Sourdough Ranch Black Bear Cottage was like coming home. It was beautiful inside and out, spotlessly clean, fully stocked with everything you could need, and just so comfortable. We loved the privacy and quiet of it as well - it felt like we were alone out in the woods despite being just a short drive from downtown Bozeman. We all loved sitting out on the deck in the evenings and mornings. My husband and I loved opening up all the windows in the downstairs bedroom at night and listening to an owl hunting and the wind in the trees - heaven. The boys also enjoyed fishing in the small pond on the property. Our son has been admitted to MSU so we will definitely be back to this cabin on our future visits to Bozeman.
True essence of Montana
1 5 5
Review Date: 01/05/2015
Cute cozy Montana cottage. Nicely renovated, tastefully decorated. Kitchen is nicely setup, with ample space for preparing a meal. Nice mountain views from the dinning area, although you can see the waste treatment plant from this property, the facility has done a good job of blending in with the surrounding area and does it take away from the property itself. I would imagine once the trees leaf out it is not as visible. The upstairs sleeping area is good size for number of guest to sleep or hang out.

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