Beautiful valley setting North of Bozeman with amazing views of the Bridger Mountains.
Great fishing out the back door on the East Gallatin River.
Five bedrooms and three full baths.
The home has wireless Internet.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This spacious five bedroom home is located just ten minutes from downtown Bozeman and ten minutes from the airport! With gorgeous mountain views and a river in the back yard, what more could you ask for?
BEDROOMS AND BATHS: This home has five bedrooms and three full bathrooms. On the main level of the home is the master bedroom with king size bed and private bath. There is one more bedroom on this level with a queen size bed and its own full bath out in the hall. Upstairs are three more bedrooms, two of these bedrooms have queen size beds and the third bedroom is set up with two twin beds. The three upstairs bedrooms share a full bathroom, with tub and shower at the end of the hall.
KITCHEN: This fully equipped kitchen has everything you will need to cook up some good meals for all your guests. In additional to all the cookware and serving ware you will need, there is tons of space to spread out if you are really cooking up a feast. You will also find a good spice cabinet and a gas grill outside for barbecues.
DINING AREA: There is a breakfast area off to the side of the kitchen that seats four, plus the dining room table which seats ten comfortably. Built in cabinets for dishes and a pass through between the kitchen and dining area make entertaining a breeze.
LIVING ROOM: The home has two living areas for your group to spread out. Downstairs is the main living area with some great seating areas to hang out, relax and talk about your days' adventures. Upstairs is a second family area that is set up as the "TV room" with cable TV or just another area to play games, read a book, etc.
SETTING, ACREAGE, VIEWS: River's Bend Retreat is located on an amazing three acre property just ten minutes North of Bozeman. With the river winding its way through the back yard, there is an amazing 500 feet of river frontage! Unobstructed views of the Bridger Mountains from the back deck is nearly all you see.
ACTIVITIES NEARBY: Besides fishing before breakfast, there is horseback riding, rafting, golf, tours of Yellowstone National Park and everything that the towns of Bozeman, Belgrade, Big Sky and Livingston have to offer. For an especially memorable experience in the park, book a specialized private tour with our sister company, Greater Yellowstone Guides.
CLOSEST TOWN AND AIRPORT: It's about a ten minute drive to the Gallatin Field airport or to downtown Bozeman. Belgrade, which has quite a few restaurants and a couple good grocery stores, is also ten minutes from the home. Livingston is 30 minutes away and Big Sky is one hour from the home.
Additional amenities include: cd player, in green homes program, less than 15 minutes to town, under 2 hrs to yellowstone park, washer & dryer....Read more
Left on 07/23/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Stuart/Thompson Wedding
The service and information prior to arrival was wonderful. We followed all directions which were so easy and walked into a beautifully decorated, clean home that met all of our expectations. The one word that came out of everyone's mouth upon entering was, "awesome!" With an open floor plan, spacious rooms for gathering and sleeping, and a kitchen that met every cook's wildest dreams we were "home". We followed the directions for Montana air conditioning which worked perfectly. That was everyone's favorite time- going to sleep with the windows open hearing the Gallatin River flow behind us. The yard was perfect for lawn games. We loved the country feel but it it was still so close to town for our many trips doing wedding planning. We loved every minute and we were sad to leave the house as well as Bozeman.
We had seven adults who came together to fly fish, hike, and enjoy Bozeman's beautiful outdoors (as well as some awesome shopping). The house was very spacious, and we all agreed that the pictures didn't do it justice. It was one of the cleanest vacation homes in which we've stayed. The beds were all very comfortable, the linens were ample, and the rooms were well insulated so that they were quiet. We cooked in for dinner every night, and we always found all of the utensils and pots and pans we needed, along with a huge grill on the deck. The dining room table was large enough to seat far more than our party of 7. The view of the river and mountains from the kitchen windows was simply gorgeous, and we also enjoyed sitting on the patio looking at the same beautiful view. The location felt secluded, and yet we were only 10 minutes from major shopping (Cosco, REI, grocery stores and a fabulous downtown).
One of the main reasons for this trip was to learn more about fly fishing. Three people in our party took guided trips on two days and couldn't have been more pleased. Dane from Montana Troutwranglers (www.troutwranglers.com) was a skilled guide and teacher who taught them so much about the sport.
Four of us enjoyed massages at The Loft in downtown Bozeman, and we would definitely recommend their services.
We also were very impressed with Mountain Home, the management company. We found just a couple of tiny problems when we arrived, like a smoke detector battery that was beeping, and they were immediately resolved. Prior to our arrival, we received a folder full of information on the house and of things to do in the area. It was all very helpful. Every contact we made with Mountain Home was dealt with quickly and thoroughly, whether it was through email or by phone. We would definitely use them again.
River's Bend was such a lovely spot to spend a week. We all hated to leave.
Left on 02/26/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
The Montana Home people were great--all of them. Quick and friendly, and very helpful. A very good service. The home was okay, the views and isolation were great. A little distance from town, but close to the airport.
Left on 01/03/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
House was nice few little issues but nothing to spoil a wonderful holiday. Mountain home decorated the house for the holiday and got us a tree for my family to decorate, handled getting all our packages into the house for us that we had shipped ahead of time, was a pleasure!
Left on 05/26/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
This is a wonderful, spacious house set on the Gallatin River right outside of Bozeman.
In our group we had two couples and three singles, so all five bedrooms were used. We enjoyed everything about the house: the location, out of town and quiet, but a short drive into Bozeman; the spaciousness of the house; the view out back; the river was right there; we had all kinds of birds to watch; the great kitchen and dining room. I wouldn't call it fancy, just nice, big and very clean.
There are houses around this one, but the lots are huge; the houses are very far apart. It really felt like we were living in a lovely country home. And there aren't any houses across the river. We took some nice walks around the neighborhood; we saw very little traffic.
Everything at the house was in great shape except for a couple of little things that were broken (door stop, drink coaster, part of one of the blinds.) I just reported them to the agency and they were noted.
We were surprised at how well-stocked the kitchen was: so many dishes, etc., utensils, even some basic spices and cooking oil. There is a grill on the deck out back for cooking out.
The fact that there was only one TV and it was located upstairs was great. If someone wanted to watch TV, they could go up there and do so. Otherwise the downstairs was good for quiet talking or enjoying the view out back.
We didn't have any children with us, but I'm sure they would have had a wonderful time playing outside. There was a journal/guest book there that some of us enjoyed reading, and several of us wrote in before we left.
When I did have occasion to call the rental agency, we received very friendly and courteous service. We were worried about the river flooding the yard one day, and they sent a person out right away to check out the situation.
To summarize, this is an awesome house in a wonderful location. We would love to come back some day.
Left on 07/26/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
The house was accomodating, comfortable, and very spacious. Convenient to all local amenities, and the Galatin River outside the back door is a natural treasure that adds great value to the experience of staying at this location. I would rightly recommned anyone contemplating a trip to Montana to stay at this location and enjoy the great beauty of this relaxing site.
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Recommended for: Friends, Groups, Tourists, Families w teenagers, Rugged, Romantic, Families w children, Disabilities, Luxury, Singles
Great fishing and beautiful scenery!
Left on 07/20/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Greenclimber
Our stay included a family reunion event so this house was perfect in that it had a large number of bedrooms and bed combinations to accomodate a larger group. It was quiet and comfortable with all most amenities. The nicely laid out kitchen had had most needed supplies and utensils. Long table in dining room is great for bigger groups We loved the large back porch with picnic table and the grassy lawn for kids games. Best of all this house is 10 paces (!) from the scenic East Gallatin which is a slow moving (in July) not very wide river that offers great swimming and fishing holes. Fun for all ages. Our group caught rainbows and brown trout using both fly and spinner gear. We kept a few of the bigger fish for dinner.
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Recommended for: Friends, Groups, Families w teenagers, Families w children, Disabilities
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Great Place for a family vacation
Left on 05/07/2009 for a stay in June 2006 | Linda Huntington Beach Ca
We spent a wonderful week in this home last June. There were 3 generations in our group and all had a gerat time.
A Very Special Place
Left on 04/24/2009 for a stay in June 2007 | Margaret
The River?s Bend Retreat served as home base for family and friends from all around the country as we gathered to celebrate our son?s wedding. The house proved to be the ideal place to meet our needs. With the large kitchen and upstairs kitchenette there was plenty of room to bake the wedding cake as well as prepare meals. There was space to gather in large groups and also space to spread out around the house in cozy, intimate corners. The river was an endless source of entertainment and the scenery was unbelievably beautiful. The house was conveniently located to both the wedding venue and to downtown Bozeman. We could not have asked for a better spot for this special time in our lives. I will forever be grateful to the wonderful staff at Mountain Home for recommending River?s Bend to us.
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