The Garden Cottage is a wonderful free-standing one-room suite just 3 blocks from downtown Bozeman (alley access only). The Garden Cottage has a 10 year history as a vacation rental. It's a great, small, cozy space that welcomes you home after each adventure and provides a quiet night of sleep to prepare you for the next!
Important notes: parking is in the alley and there is only room for small to medium sized vehicles. Larger vehicles cannot be parked in the alley.
This converted Model-A barn is located in the backyard (private yard, alley entrance, and alley parking). It has been fully remodeled to include vaulted ceilings with skylights, a full kitchen, gas fireplace and clawfoot bathtub.
The cottage is pet friendly and a $50/pet fee will be assessed after your reservation is made, through Airbnb's system for charging pet fees. Maximum of one pet please. $250 refundable pet deposit required via (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) or online credit card payment. Guests with pets must agree to pet rules and policies which will be sent by email.
With the kitchen, living area, and bedroom in one space with high ceilings with skylight, the space feels spacious. There is a traditional bathroom with clawfoot tub and shower, and a closet for storage.
A cast iron gas fireplace easily heats the well-insulated studio. There is a small tv with digital antennae and a dvd player, and of course full-fledged internet service.
There is a new large deck entrance with sitting table and a bbq grill, facing the wild gardens maintained by the owners. From the entrance gate in the alley, the foot path meanders past the flower gardens, under a huge shade tree, and to a world record size rhubarb plant welcoming you to the door! Please do not disturb the residents of the front house; access is from the alley only. Parking is limited to 1 small to medium sized vehicle. Larger vehicles must be parked on the side street (Davis).
Garden Cottage is a licensed tourist home facility through the MT Dept of Health and Human Services, license # H-301554 County 16 Gallatin. Bozeman Cottage is owned and operated by Paul House, a licensed property manager in the state of Montana, license # RRE-RPM-LIC-45468.
Guests have sole access to the entire studio.
We are available and nearby, but not on-site.
We want you to be able to easily find the cottage, and since it is only accessed from the alley and using your phone and the address will not get you there easily we provide the following directions:
Step by Step Driving Directions
The best way to get there from the airport is:
Follow the signs from the airport to Bozeman via I-90 and take the N 7th exit. Turn right on N 7th and drive towards Main St. Turn left onto Tamarack St at the stop light opposite of U-Haul. Go all the way to the next stop light on Rouse and turn right. Then turn left on Peach after 3 blocks. Turn right on Wallace after 3 more blocks. Turn right onto Fridley after 2 blocks, then left into the alley. Go up the alley and find the last parking spot on the left, it's the 3rd house from the end of the block. There is a little gate and a path through the yard to the Cottage.
If you're driving in from the east (I-90):
Take the first Bozeman exit which puts you on E Main St. Turn right onto Wallace Ave, which is one block after Broadway Ave, just after Montana Aleworks restaurant on the right. Go north to Fridley and turn left, then left into the alley. Go up the alley and find the last parking spot on the left, it's the 3rd house from the end of the block. There is a little gate and a path through the yard to the Cottage.
If you're coming from the west (I-90):
Take the 3rd Bozeman exit which puts you on E Main, and follow the directions above.
If you're coming in from the south (Big Sky or Ennis):
You'll be coming into town on W Main. Just go all the way down Main and at the far side of the downtown buildings is Church. Turn L and go north to Fridley. Turn right on Fridley and go half a block and turn right into the alley. Go up the alley and find the last parking spot on the left, it's the 3rd house from the end of the block. There is a little gate and a path through the yard to the Cottage.
Friendly Note: Bozeman is notorious for intersections with no stop signs or yield signs or anything, so beware that roaming around town - just because you don't see a stop sign for you doesn't mean that cross traffic has a stop sign.
Maximum of one pet please. A $50 fee and a $250 refundable pet deposit required. Must agree to pet rules and policies:
We want to be clear about what is expected so we can continue allowing guests to bring their canine companions. We have had our share of bad experiences that we've tried to learn from so here are the rules to enable the full return of your pet deposit:
- Dogs are not allowed on furniture or beds, if your dog is used to sleeping on your bed or getting on furniture at home then bring a heavy blankets as a protectors. If you are flying and cannot bring something the please let us know and we'll leave you some to use;
- Dogs must be brushed to control hair accumulation;
- Bring a dog bed if possible to give them a familiar place to sleep;
- Do not use the good towels or linens in the house for cleaning muddy paws or protecting furniture. Use the old towels on the 'rag' shelf at the cottage or bring your own towels, rags, blankets, etc.;
- Any dog poop in the yard needs to be picked up by you;
- Do not leave your dog alone inside the house unless they are in a kennel. Barking dogs cannot be left in the yard - if just one neighbor calls to complain then the house will no longer be allowed to be rented as a vacation rental.
- Use the vacuum to keep dog hair under control and clean the vacuum's brush and empty the debris as needed to leave the vacuum functional.
We expect to have some extra cleaning from pets, but we don't expect to have to launder bed spreads, remove dog hair from furniture, or replace damaged items. You are responsible for your pet. Your help to prevent pet problems will be greatly appreciated as we hope to maintain our pet friendly policy.
I work in renewable energy - solar thermal, permaculture, and biofuels - and strive to keep Bozeman Cottage low impact. We stock the houses with non-toxic body products and cleaners, and are as efficient as possible with heating and cooling. We feel that this makes your vacation even better!
Note: I manage a few different guest houses and reviews are shown collectively for all places. The few reservations that had to be cancelled over the years were mostly due to date conflicts when calendars failed to update automatically as they should. The July 2016 reservation was cancelled when the guests revealed that they had two cats after using autobook, for which Airbnb charged me 100, so no more autobook!