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Bear Creek Ranch Home, Your Montana 'Home on the Range'

Marie Clore

Member since: 2005
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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Marie Clore

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Bear Creek Ranch Home, Your Montana 'Home on the Range'

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Bozeman - Bear Creek Ranch Home

Ranch Home/ Country House, 5 Bedrooms + Entertainment Room, Sleeps 10-12)

Bear Creek Ranch Home is perched on the bench of the Gallatin Mountain Range overlooking the majestic Gallatin Valley, the Bridger, Gallatin, Horseshoe, and, Tabbaco Root Mountain Ranges, yet is just a 3.5 mile drive to Historic Downtown Bozeman ( Restaurants, Shopping, Antiques, Live Theatre at 'The Ellen', Sports Bars, Bistros, Tapas, the Famous Museum of the Rockies') and the Gallatin River for fishing and drift boating. 20 miles to Livingston, 15 miles to Bridger Mountain Ski Bowl/Resort, 45 miles to Big Sky Ski Resort, 90 minutes to Yellowstone National Park, North Entrance. The Lewis and Clark Caverns is a 45 minute drive away. Hyalite Lake is a 45 minute drive. 'Mystic Lake' 'Bear Creek' Walking Trails are just up the road.

Our five bedroom, two bath, ranch home, is newly remodeled, and outfitted with everything that you will need for a vacation experience that you will never forget. We boast 2,400 square feet of Western Hospitality. Our kitchen and expansive dining room table will seat your entire family. Two slate rock fireplaces, leather sofas, Western, Wildlife and Native American decor take you to another time, reflecting the herritage of this Montana Territory.

We have been in the vacation rental business since 2002, with two other properties, Bear Creek Log Cabin in Bozeman, and, Cottage by-the-lake in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and, we know how to treat our guests and many return to visit, year after year. Please visit our 'review' sections for these rentals.

Bedrooms are well appointed, high quality (brand new) mattresses, luxury bed and bath linnens, for a great nights sleep. We have used log and barwood materials in our furniture; art work, and amenities blend together to give you a comfortable 'at home' feeling.

Our furnished covered dining patio out back, and the gas grill, will be the evening focal point of your intimate or larger family gatherings while you watch the wildlife; deer, elk, wild turkeys, eagles (Golden and Bald Eagles), moose in the back yard.

The Ranch overlooks a working black angus ranch; if you are lucky, you may witness the bi-annual cattle drive up Bear Canyon Road to and from the Gallatin National Forest.

The kitchen at Bear Creek Ranch Home makes us proud; all new fine dishes, silverware, cookware in our sparkling clean and well stocked with the things like spices, cork screws, etc.. that you will need to make the most simple or the most elaborate meal.

The lower level has its own 'Family Entertainment Room' with a large comfy sectional, wide screen TV, and its own oak table and chairs for playing cards and board games by the fireplace.

The upper, main level has the master suite with king bed, plenty of closet space, and its own sitting area for reading or napping.

Another, smaller bedroom is on the main floor, outfitted with a log frame bunk bed and plenty of storage also. The lower bunk has a special comfy mattress in case you ring your mother or grandmother along and they need a great room on the main floor.

The lower level (NOT a basement) has three bedrooms, two are larger ones with one queen sized bed in each. The third bedroom has log bunk beds like the ones on the main level.

We can't wait to finish the remodel, so that we can take and post pictures of the interior of the home. If you want to see the quality and style that we use in our vacation rental homes, please visit

our other VRBO listings, Bear Creek Log Cabin in Bozeman, Montana, and, Cottage by-the-lake in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Our Grand Opening of this fine vacation rental home will be April 1, 2011. We are now taking reservations for your next trip to Bozeman.

Keywords: vacation rental, home for rent, ranch property, country home, ranch home, western decor, awesome mountain views, spacious, 5 bedroom, entertainment, close to Historic downtown, Yellowstone National Park, Bridger Bowl, Gallatin River, Madison River, Yellowstone River, Grizzly Bear, Bear Creek, Fly Fishing closeby, Museum of the Rockies, Montana State College, Wildlife Adventures

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Marie Clore (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Calendar last updated:
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About Marie Clore

Marie Clore has been in the vacation rental business since 2002. My family has lived in beautiful Montana for 23 years. My children and grandchildren live here also.

Marie loves walks in the mountains enjoys the hospitality business,being a grandma, community volunteer, and is a retired member member of Bridger Mountain Harmony Chorus, Sweet Adeline's International. Our family had horses years ago (Missouri Fox trotters) and have ridden all over the countryside and in the mountains. We know and love this area and are happy to be your adventure guides, so, do not hesitate to ask us about the area, especially great areas and restaurants that are a 'must.' We want to be your concierge and this is just part of our hospitality. As an ourdoor family and 'resident tourists', it is a pleasure to share with you our True Montana, and refer you to Fishing, Hunting, and Outdoor recreation venues. Guests enjoy our properties as venues in themselves as the scenic, unigue setting of my properties are extremely special, if I do say so myself. Check out the property 'Reviews' to learn first hand from previous guests about our offering.

Marie Clore purchased this house in 2010

Why Marie Clore chose Bozeman

I love the hospitality business, striving to offer our guests, the best, most comfortable, fun, and pleasant 'homes' away from home that we can. It is my pet project to keep a quality product and experience for you, and, to improve on it continually.

What makes this house unique

Bear Creek Ranch Home has a great feel to it. Even when it was vacant, when our family first saw it, we knew that nice people had lived here. Lots of deer and other wildlife frequent the property. That has to tell you something about the place. The views and wildlife overlooking a real Montana working cattle ranch are so peaceful and beautiful year round. Our family feels really secure, comfortable and inspired in and outside of Bear Creek Ranch Home. This place is in the very heart of this wonderful place to live and visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello, We are the owners of Bear Creek Ranch Home, and, our Grand Opening is April 15, 2011.

We offer you exterior photos only, at this time, as the Ranch Home is undergoing the final touches of our resoration and outfitting for a lodging destination sure to please you while you explore our Rocky Mountains. Please visit the guestbook of our Bear Creek Log Home, vrbo listing #83858, to find out what renters of this nearby property have to say about the quality that we have to offer.
Apr 2011
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Bear Creek Ranch Home, Your Montana 'Home on the Range'
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 12 reviews
Tacoma, Washington

Really great house!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from Bozeman and staying at the Bear Creek Ranch Home and must say we truly have an affection for Bozeman and this house after only one week! The house is just as described by the owners and in the previous reviews. The house is literally a couple of minutes to the I-90 on-ramp but you would never know it from sitting at the house. That easy access made it extremely fast to get to downtown shopping and restaurants (maybe 10 minutes) or the University where our son and his friend were attending Orientation. We've stayed in at least a dozen VRBO rentals and this house was the cleanest we'd ever stayed in. We appreciated not only the refrigerator and freezer being clean and empty but the drawers in the bathroom vanities and bedroom nightstands too so we could place our things. They have wonderful little touches like boxes of tissue in every single room, pump shampoo and body wash in the showers and oodles of plush towels. The closets are lighted and have plenty of hangars and luggage racks for your suitcase. The beds and pillows are really comfortable and clean. The backyard goes up a hill about 80 yards so we took the folding chairs we brought up to the fence line and just enjoyed the view of the cattle ranch, the pastures, the mountain ranges and sunset. Our dogs loved having all the space to run and play and lounge. The llamas were fenced in closer to the house than we were expecting but it was not a problem with our dogs at all. We are hoping to be back in Bozeman a lot over the next four years and will definitely make the Bear Creek Ranch Home our home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Nashville, TN

Great vacation home in Bozeman

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation home. Our family had more than enough room - the kids enjoyed the bunk beds and hot tub most. Located about 8-10 minutes outside Bozeman, about 5 minutes off the Interstate, it is convenient to both downtown and to Livingston. We liked the location, quiet and comfort. The sunsets over the valley are beautiful each night too, and we got to see the llamas on our last day. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Ranch experience yet so convenient

  • 5 of 5

Bear Creek Ranch was all we expected and truly enjoyed while visiting our MSU student. Although we only occupied the very comfortable large master, there was plenty of room for our cook-out for 10 hungry college boys. The kitchen had everything needed and the outside grill, ping-pong table, and wildlife sightings provided a great setting achieving the Big Sky feeling of Montana yet only 8 minutes to town. Expansive sun-lit front range views from the den with the twinkling lights of Bozeman at night. Would highly recommend and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Denver, CO

Not worth the money

  • 1 of 5

We chose to stay here because of the posted rates online. We arrived late to a basement smelling of cat urine, 90 degrees and no a/c. The kids bunk beds look like they are going to fall apart with big gaps. Not good for kids! No working bathtub. No working ice maker or filtered water. The grass was brown and brittle.

To top off our stay, our 70 year old parents show up as a welcome surprise for my husbands birthday and the owner shows up at 10pm demanding payment for extra guests. It was ridiculous. We tried to grill out and the owners stopped by no less than 5 times on one day!! Very strange and made me want to ask for a refund. Definitely not what we expected or what we paid for!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: No cats allowed at the Ranch Home, and no urine smell. No gaps in the beds, everything is working well and in top condition, very clean, business as usual. New air conditioner this year, works great. See our many five star reviews. When booking the Ranch Home, guest declared and paid for four guests only, and brought four car loads of people. Guest threatened to post a bad review (above), if she was required to pay for additional guests. She kept this promise. In a nutshell, negative comments are erroneous. Thankfully, this is a very rare occurrence in our 12 years in this business. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns about this review, or our response. We will take this opportunity to let you know that we now have a new WiFi provider, and now have unlimited complimentary WiFi. In addition, we added a brand new ping pong table, paddles, balls, located on the large attached covered patio, for late Spring, Summer, & early Fall. Too cold for outdoor winter ping pong. Sincerely, Marie & Jim Owners & Your Hosts Bear Creek Ranch Home
St. Louis suburb, Missouri

Fantastic Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Bear Creek Ranch Home VRBO pictures are completely accurate. The house was superbly clean, well-maintained and totally organized with fantastic decor throughout. Can't help but mention the ever so comfortable king size bed, the great layout of the fully equipped kitchen and such great views of the Montana sky and pastoral setting right out the expansive windows of the living room. The covered patio was also fantastic with the exceptional BBQ grill and table/chair area providing many relaxing cook-outs and sit-outs during the day plus night time counting the stars. The yard layout was perfect for ball throwing for our dog and the picnic table area provided beautiful views of gorgeous sunsets. The 2 car garage was also a plus for coming/going/loading/unloading. We had a great stay with fly fishing adventures on the Gallatin, Madison and Hyalite areas on our many day trips, plus reading, visiting friends and enjoying the cooler mountain air. We also enjoyed meeting Jim and Marie and appreciate that their Bear Creek Ranch home was a wonderful vacation experience for us.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

True Western Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

A truly quality property to enjoy for a family getaway. The views of the cattle ranch and the Bear Creek expanse from the living room are breathtaking & relaxing. The "home" is very comfortable, roomy, yet unobtrusive. It was perfect for our 2 extended families who have different schedules. Both levels of the home are equally well furnished. The yard immediately around the home is landscaped & groomed to accomodate playful dogs & children. Trailheads are minutes away. Yellowstone, Big Sky, Gallatin Valley & Bozeman are only short drives away from the home, so it is an ideal home base. A real local gem (Hyalite Canyon) is one of Bozeman's jewels & about a 30 minute drive. Jim & Marie Clore are warm, personable hosts/owners who value both their guests & their property. They are only minutes away if you need anything. The Bear Creek Ranch Home is just as Jim & Marie post it to be - clean, comfortable, fully provided, & a home away from home for a memorable family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joe, for taking the time to post a heart warming review of the Bear Creek Ranch Home. We are blessed to have the best guests renting our two Bozeman Properties. We are thus encouraged to keep up our efforts, as it is our desire to not only make our living this way, but, to enrich the lives of others as they come together with family and friends, to nourish and cement lifelong relationships. Our 'mission' is accomplished! We are allowing our nearby neighbors, Dennis & Anna, to graze their Alpaca & Llama herd (8 total), through November , 2013. They live ij an protected barn and are grass and grain feed during the cold winter months. The animals will be back around April 2014. They will be in the lower pasture below the Ranch Home. Guests will be able to pet them, over the fence, as they are so friendly to humans, and possibly feed them food pellets. I know kids and adults alike will get a kick out of this. We hope to see you again in the near future. Maybe, the whole family will come next time. You can also occupy our nearby (one mile away), Bear Creek Log Cabin, so that the whole family can enjoy the creekside log cabin, hot tub by the creek, and the outdoor campfire pit. We had some pretty good sized Brown Trout in the Bear Creek this year, as Jim cleared the brush next to the creek allowing access to a fishing pool. So awesome! Jim placed a new picnic table next to the creek so guests can read, and have their coffee or lunch by the creek. We look forward to seeing you again! Warmest Regards to you and your family! Marie & Jim Marie & Jim Clore, Your Hosts www.bearcreeklogcabin.com www.bearcreekranchhome.com 406.556.0201 bearcreekrentalsmontana@gmail.com


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Gallatin International Airpot
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Many bars and liquor stores in Historic Downtown
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Valley View Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Livingston Train Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sushi, Deli, Thai, Japanese, American Grill, Pizza
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bridger Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear Creek Ranch Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Bozeman, Montana
Nearest Point of Interest
Gallatin Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridger Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Madison River
Nearest Point of Interest
Gallatin River
Nearest Point of Interest
Jefferson River
Nearest Point of Interest
Lewis & Clark Caverns
Nearest Point of Interest
Yellowstone National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Grizzly Bear Viewing
Nearest Point of Interest
Ennis, Montana
Nearest Point of Interest
Three Forks
Nearest Point of Interest
Museum of the Rockies
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Hiking and trail biking trails are just a few miles from the Ranch. You may hike or bike, from the Ranch Home, to these trails.

A Grizzly Adventure (entrance fee) compound is just about 7 miles away off Interstate 90. You don't need to drive yo West Yellowstone to see the Grizzly bears anymore.


Prices & Availability

From $266 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Bozeman, Montana

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Seasonal Rate
9 Jan 2015 - 31 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee 1-4 guests $150
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Rates quoted are BASE RATE For from 1-4 guests, $20 per night per extra guest
Clean Fee based on #Guests, 1-8 guests, $150. Over 8, $200
Mannerly dogs, $20-per dog per night. pd at check in, must be pre-approved with property owner.
Damage security dep required at check in $500

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bozeman in Montana

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , toilet and shower tub privacy door. Sink and mirror also.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sink & mirror also; plenty of storage for toiletries
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Love seat and rocking chair, widescreen TV, DVD player
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed , Lower bunk: luxury for adult comfort; upper bunk standard.
    Plush Sectional Sofa, sleeps 2, Entertainment Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Extra blankets/pillows provided plus bathing towels
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Bunk Bed , Lower bunk; luxury for adult comfort; upper standard
    Play 'n Pak Crib - 1 Child Bed , May be used in any room. High chair available
    Mini Wooden Crib - 1 Cot
  • King size beds (1) Brand new pillow top mattresses, high thread count linens. Separate seating area in this master sutie., Queen size Beds (2) Brand new mattresses; log furniture, western decor; all brand new., Child Beds (1) Let us know if you need a play 'n pak crib (s) and we will see that it is waiting for you with clean linens to keep your infant/toddler comfy. Every one sleeps well at Bear Creek Ranch Home., Baby Cribs (1) Play and Pak crib and linens plus a high chair available upon request., Bunk Beds (2) Bunk beds in two of the bedrooms; log furniture; western country decor. Same great quality through out. Bottom bunks are luxury pillow top mattresses in case an adult want to use this room. Top bunks are good quality but lighter for the top bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We adopted 4 Llamas and 1 Alpaca that live in the lower pasture. Feel free to hand feed them for a closer look. We provide the food pellets! Amazing views of the countryside out of the livingroom window and front yard. Covered patio off the dining room is quite large with a new slate table and captain chairs plus chaise lounges, picnic table, and gourmet stainless steel propane grill.

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