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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!

This property is firm on no pets.

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 a few 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.

NOTE: Winter guests will need 4 wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle. No parties or events allowed.

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.

**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
September 08 - October 05, 2019 $1,475 -
October 06 - November 23, 2019 $1,375 $5,646
November 24 - December 01, 2019 $1,835 -
December 02 - December 21, 2019 $1,375 -
December 22 - January 05, 2020 $1,835 -
January 06 - May 09, 2020 $1,635 $6,760
May 10 - June 06, 2020 $1,755 -
June 07 - September 05, 2020 $1,675 $6,932
September 06 - October 03, 2020 $1,475 -
  • Bedrooms: 2
    Bathrooms: 2
    Sleeps: 5
    Sleeping Arrangements: 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Twin, 1 Sofa Bed
    Square Footage: 1750
    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 Mountain Cabin for Fly Fishing Trip
1 5 5
Review Date: 05/18/2019
Kimberly Kraimer
The cabin is located about 10 minutes from town in the most perfect setting! Nestled below the mountains, the views are absolutely breathtaking from every direction! We really felt like we were actually much further from town, as the setting was so private, but yet so convenient for everything that we needed to get to. Our trip to Montana was a “Bucket List” trip for my father’s 75th birthday to fly fish in the famous rivers of Montana. Although the weather turned a bit cold and we even had some snow, we had 4 amazing guided days of fishing with a very knowledgeable and charming guide! We fished the Missouri River, the Madison River and the Yellowstone River. We caught every kind of fish! Whitefish, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Cutthroat Trout! Needless to say, after many tiring days of sightseeing and fishing, it was such a treat to come back “home” to our well appointed cabin and warm up by the fire and relax! The cabin’s decor is so cozy and I love the black bear theme. There were plenty of extra pillows and blankets, so we could cozy in on the couch with hot cocoa and watch the deer outside the window! The kitchen had everything we needed to make meals, as we were too tired to go out for dinner, and honestly, we would rather stay in and enjoy the cabin. The outdoor gas grill was great for burgers! The beds and bedding were super comfy and we slept like babies after days in the mountain air!! It was awesome having the washer and dryer to do a couple loads of laundry from all of the fishing we did! I can’t say enough good things about the Sourdough Black Bear Cottage! It exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be back on another vacation in the future! Thank you for a very memorable trip with my father!!!
Manager Response:
Kimberly, thank you for the kind words! Sourdough Black Bear Cottage is an absolute treat! We love this house and are so glad you did too! Hope to see you all again very soon and happy birthday to your dad! Krista/Mountain Home Team
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.
Manager Response:
Hi Carrie - We're so happy to hear that the cottage worked well for you and your boys. It really is a perfect place for kids - lots of acres to run around, a creek and a pond nearby, and lots of wildlife to check out. Thank you for being our guests and we hope you can bring the boys back soon. - Suzy
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!
Manager Response:
Hi "siouxfu" - We're happy to hear that you enjoyed Black Bear Cottage and felt well taken care of - that's our goal! We hope that you'll visit again soon. - Suzy
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.
Manager Response:
Hello MSU family! We are thrilled to hear that your son will be coming to MSU and that you all loved the area so much. And we are particularly happy to know that the Sourdough Ranch Black Bear Cottage worked so well for you. We're happy that you got to see some of the wildlife that visits - it's almost like being in Yellowstone...guests staying there see all sorts of wild neighbors. We do hope that you'll be back visiting your son and that we'll see you frequently! - Suzy
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.
Manager Response:
Hello "Okemomom" - We'e glad that you enjoyed the Black Bear Cottage. And just to be clear for other guests, the water plant that you're referring is the fresh water coming from the mountains to supply Bozeman, so it's clean water, not wastewater...which could be a bit off-putting! And yes, it's a tidy building with good landscaping, and guests hardly notice that it's their closest neighbor, especially in summer when the leaves are on the trees. Thank you for being our guests and we invite you to some stay again soon! - Suzy

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