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Paul Larson

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Luxury Property On The Gallatin River... Perfect for Groups and Meetings

29 Reviews
People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Montana - French Estate/Gallatin River

5 Br, 5 Bath, 4300 Sf Estate... Luxury Living In The Country

For those of you who don't know the Bozeman area:

Bozeman is a wonderful blend of spectacular outdoor scenery and activities along with a vibrant artistic and cultural life. Three world-class ski areas-- Big Sky, Moonlight Basin, and Bridger Bowl are all within a 45-minute drive, and cross-country skiing exists at every turn. World-famous Yellowstone National Park is only 90 minutes away and is open year-round. Extraordinary fishing, hunting, horse-back riding, rafting, hiking, and animal-watching are in every direction. With its university base, the area draws a great variety of musical, dance, and performing arts venues. Downtown Bozeman is an historic district filled with boutiques, galleries, and restaurants.

About our French country estate:

Our home is located 7 miles west of downtown Bozeman, right next to a channel of the Gallatin River, which is an internationally renowned trout-fishing stream. Nature abounds... birds are everywhere in this riparian area, including eagles, hawks, owls, geese, ducks, cranes, woodpeckers, plus smaller birds. You'll see deer daily, and wild turkeys and badgers on occasion.

The house is spacious: 4300 sf plus a 3-car garage. As in any French country home, life revolves around the kitchen and great room. The pine floors, antiques, stone fireplace, and overhead pan rack convey an instant warmth and sense of escape. You'll enjoy two large islands and a spacious pantry. You have seating for 4 in the breakfast nook and for another three at the island. The kitchen is fully equipped with fine silverware, plates, and cooking utensils.

The large dining room with arched windows extends the European country feel, with antique pine furniture, dried flowers, and antique light fixtures. Eight people can dine comfortably at the table. If you want some real peace-and-quiet, escape to the den with a good book. The tall windows let in the early morning light or starlight at night.

The large master bedroom, with vaulted ceiling, brings the wild outdoors right into the room. From the antique bed, you'll look out across a field to the snow-capped Bridger Mountains, and if you leave the door open at night, you'll hear the stream gurgling behind the house. All our beds are truly 'heavenly', with compression foam, feather beds, and down comforters.

The large master bathroom, with granite counter-tops and cherry cabinets, has dual sinks and a large soaking tub with unobstructed views of the mountains. You have large his-and-hers walk-in closets and a tiled shower.

The other 3 bedrooms are all large, have ample closet-space, and have their own private and spacious full bathrooms. Views from the large windows of the surrounding natural areas and wildlife are phenomenal. A reminder... all beds are 'heavenly' equipped!

The spacious bonus room above the garage has a queen bed and also a twin bed, so can be used as a 5th bedroom. It is immediately adjacent to a bathroom upstairs. We have a couple air-beds that can be laid out in the bonus room, the dance room, or the den.

Not many homes have a party room with a 30 x 20 dance floor and wet bar... but this home does! You can hook up your ipod to the stereo with 4 Bose speakers and kick up your heels!

The upstairs deck off the dance floor overlooks the river and wooded area behind the house, and the expansive 1st-floor patio spans the entire back side of the house, allowing plentiful space for barbecuing and outside dining.

The yard and garden are immaculate, with automatic sprinkler system. In the summer, the gardens and flower-boxes are overflowing with floral colors!

The large garage is heated and has three stalls, each with a remote opener.

Bozeman Hot Springs is only five minutes away... one of the finest upscale hot springs in the world. Enjoy any of the 9 pools, sauna, steam room, or exercise rooms.

You can drive to any of the major ski areas in the area-- Big Sky, Moonlight Basin, or Bridger Bowl, in under 40 minutes, or you can catch the free ski shuttle to Big Sky and Moonlight Basin that is only 2 minutes away. There are 4 major fishing and guiding shops within 2 miles of the house.

House specifics:

Natural gas cooktop with 5 burners.

Dishwasher.

Large refrigerator/freezer.

Dual convection ovens with microwave.

Keurig coffeemaker.

Forced air heat with two air conditioners.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Paul Larson (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Spanish

About Paul Larson

We are Suzy and Paul Larson. We built this house in 2008, with a dream of having a French-style home next to a river. The result exceeded our dreams.

Paul Larson purchased this chateau / country house in 2008

Why Paul Larson chose Montana

Everyone who comes here remarks at the warmth of the home. With its warm country hues and European accents, you feel at ease and relaxed. Paul's favorite escape is to put on his waders, grab his fishing rod, and walk out the back door to fishing paradise. The Gallatin river beckons, with its blue-green waters, moist scents, seclusion, and abundant wildlife.

We love seeing all the animals around the house. We have a resident pheasant family that brings a new brood every spring. Birds are everywhere-- geese, ducks, cranes, owls, woodpeckers, wild turkeys, bald eagles... The list is endless. We are also treated to 'bambi olympics' every year when the newborn fawns chase each other around the house. We are occasionally visited by wilder creatures also... Have seen badgers and yes, even a small black bear.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We are dancers, and so had the large dance floor built. It is perfect for parties, and the grandkids love coming over and romping around the large space.

Reviews

5
based on 29 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Property On The Gallatin River... Perfect for Groups and Meetings
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

What a great place

  • 5 of 5

The family from Texas joined us here in beautiful Montana and we all experienced a wonderful time. To have such a great house as our temporary home and base of operations was a true blessing. The rooms were all spacious and very well furnished with comfortable beds and linens. Plenty of bathrooms for the whole gang and plenty of space generally so no one felt on top of another.

We would recommend this place overtime!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arroyo grande, CA
5

Everything was perfect in this beautiful home !

  • 5 of 5

5 star property. We were very comfortable . There was 7 of us in town for the MSU rodeo. We loved every minute of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Can't Say Enough!

  • 5 of 5

Just a beautiful property in a great neighborhood! We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend when we attended a wedding at Gallatin River Hideaway. The property was easily walkable from the Hideaway and, in fact, we enjoyed strolling through the neighborhood on several occasions. When a few of the guests stopped by after the wedding, they were envious that we had found such a great place and they were stuck driving back to Bozeman to a cramped hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Overwhelmingly Satisfied

  • 5 of 5

We checked in and totally loved the place. Location was great!! The house was amazing and very comfortable to all who stayed there. We would definitely rent the same space again! Paul was very quick to respond to any issue we had...Loved Bozeman and would definitely return in the winter next time.

Thank you so much.

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  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alberta
5

Fabulous stay.

  • 5 of 5

The home was in a beautiful, quiet location. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The kids in our group loved the "dance" floor.

Skiing was a short drive away, and Bozeman is a great town!

Anyone would enjoy staying here, it felt like home.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Helena, Montana
5

Great home for a large gathering--we loved our stay here!

  • 5 of 5

The house looked as beautiful as the pictures we saw on VRBO and even more spacious! Very inviting and warm and only minutes from Bozeman. We had a large group (5 couples and children) share this home while we were attending a tournament...there was plenty of room and comfortable beds for all the adults and more than enough room for the kids....bathrooms for all and a lovely kitchen and living room to gather in. The setting is lovely and quiet with wildlife nearby but still close to town. A great experience and we would stay again. Everything was as it was stated in the listing and we were not disappointed in any way. Great house for a large group!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
BZN
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Corner Club
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cottonwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mama Mac's
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Big Sky/Moonlight Basin
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Gallatin Gateway, Montana

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2016
1 Jun 2016 - 4 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,267
for 3 nights
From
£407
£2,490
£8,194
 
 
Fall 2016
5 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£778
for 3 nights
From
£244
£1,675
£4,934
 
 
November 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 21 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,023
for 3 nights
From
£326
£1,023
£3,305
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
22 Nov 2016 - 29 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,349
for 4 nights
From
£326
£1,675
 
 
December 2016
30 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,023
for 3 nights
From
£326
£1,267
£3,305
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,082
for 5 nights
From
£407
£2,082
 
 
Winter/Spring 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£901
for 3 nights
From
£285
£1,267
£3,305
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,082
for 5 nights
From
£407
£2,490
£8,194
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£778
for 3 nights
From
£244
£1,675
£4,934
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Montana, USA

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Powder Room - Toilet
  • There are four full bathrooms, each with shower/tub combo, plus a powder room near the entry way. All bathrooms have cherry cabinets and granite tile.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • There are 4 spacious bedrooms, each with a queen bed and private bath that has shower/bath combo. The expansive bonus room has a queen bed and a twin bed and has close access to a full bathroom. All have 'heavenly' compression foam, feather bed, and down comforters. We have an extra two air-beds that can be placed in the bonus room, party room, or den.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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