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Spectacular 7 bedrooms on 20 acres w/360° mountain views, 4 miles to shopping!

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Magnificent home on 20 acres with 360° mountain views, four miles to shopping!

Wild Mountain Ranch is a spectacular 7 bedroom luxury home in Bozeman, Montana on 20 private acres. We are surrounded by an additional 959 acres of conservation land in the Gallatin Valley land Trust. The best of both worlds: abundant wildlife, privacy and relaxation yet only four miles to shopping and restaurants in Bozeman. Location, location, location with 360° mountain views!

Bozeman is one of the most beautiful areas in the United States, if not the world. The Bridger, Madison and Gallatin Mountain ranges surround our valley offering a tremendous variety of world-class recreational opportunities such as skiing at nearby Bridger Bowl, Big Sky and Moonlight Basin ski resorts. Skiing, hiking, fly fishing, white water rafting, mountain biking, the outdoor activities are endless. Bozeman is an outdoor enthusiasts dream come true!

Wild Mountain Ranch is a luxury home with majestic mountain views on every side. You will enjoy watching the deer, elk and antelope while you relax on our massive 1250 sq. ft. deck!

Our home is professionally cleaned between each group that stays with us and our new duvet bedding is washed and changed between each group. Our hot tub is also drained, cleaned and refilled with fresh water by Mountain Hot Tub between each group. A six person traditional sauna was installed outside in May, all our guests really enjoy this!

Our home offers two washer & dryer sets in the laundry room on the upstairs level. The upstairs of our home is where all the bedrooms are, and the large laundry room is just down the hallway from all the bedrooms for very easy use. With two washers & two dryers, doing laundry is a breeze!

One very unique feature of our ranch is our high quality Montana made furniture. The log beds and side tables are all locally made by Terry Diezler in Reed Point, Montana with logs from the forest behind his home. Our dining room table and sideboard buffet are custom made by artist woodworker Dennis Davies in Belgrade, Montana. Our coffee tables, side tables, and dressers are all locally made by Montana men. There are also a few pieces of hand carved wood art by Stuart Bond in Bozeman. With all the Montana custom made furniture and artwork throughout our ranch, you get a genuine Montana experience full of rustic charm and beauty.

Main floor has living room, dining room and family room off the kitchen with a Kuma wood burning fireplace – wood provided. Dream kitchen with massive delerium granite island that seats five. Gas stove and all new appliances, stocked with every day dishes as well as china, all-clad pans, cast iron pan set, full size Kitchenaid mixer for cooking & baking and all items needed for cooking. Huge south-facing deck directly off the kitchen is 1250 sq. ft and equipped with a large Weber gas grill, new luxury patio furniture, and a Sundance hot tub with CD player. What a perfect evening under the stars! The large traditional 6 person sauna is right next to the deck for hours of relaxation.

The basement family room has a new 65" Samsung Plasma TV, a wet bar area with more delerium granite, dishwasher, beverage fridge, microwave and movie theatre popcorn machine. We have a large reclining sectional to relax on while watching movies together.

This 7 bedroom, 4 bath get-away sleeps 15 adults/children in beds. All incredibly comfortable beds with luxurious high thread count cotton sheets & duvet sets. Top quality bedding is very important for a wonderful night's rest.

Completely new interior with beautiful delerium granite throughout all three levels of our home, three custom tile showers, and two bathtubs.

One of the bathtubs is a new BainUltra air jet tub, in the master suite. In a BainUltra ThermoMasseur air tub, you are completely surrounded by air jets. Seventy jets propel air into the water. Pressure is equally distributed throughout the bath, creating an all-encompassing sensation of warmth and relaxation. The master bedroom also has its own 55" plasma TV to relax in bed together watching movies.

Playset with climbing wall, multi-level forts, monkey bars and three slides are located in the yard near the garage for many hours of outdoor fun. Our garage is also heated, it has its own furnace.

Two car garage, high speed internet and DirectTV with full sports package included. Cell phone service is great! Wifi is amazing here! Chef service and on site massage therapist arranged upon request.

Wild Mountain Ranch provides many possibilities: family reunion, base camp for exploring Montana, or simply vacationing in quiet solitude. We are located 1.5 miles from the Gallatin National Forest.

We have a large barn and 20 acres of fencing to enjoy our peaceful property. Wildlife surrounds you here at Wild Mountain Ranch, relax on our deck and watch the deer, antelope and Elk graze in our pastures.

* Our cancellation policy is a full 100% refund if the reservation is cancelled sixty days or more before your arrival date, please let us know by 12 noon MST.

There is an extra refrigerator for use in the garage.

***We do not allow parties here at Wild Mountain Ranch. If you are looking for a party house, this is not the home for you!

***Pets are not allowed. Your horse is welcome to stay at our barn.

***Weddings and wedding receptions are not allowed at our ranch. If you intend to use our ranch for any of these purposes, you will be required to leave without any refunds and no deposit will be returned.

We are renting out our ranch as a vacation rental, to be used by families and/or friends on vacation.

For groups larger than 16 adults/children, we also offer our 3 bedroom guest home on this same 20 acres, Vrbo # 587952 which sleeps up to 6 more adults/children.

If you rent both of our homes, then 22 adults & children are able to enjoy our ranch together.

Our two homes are on 20 acres, but spaced 10 acres apart for plenty of privacy.

***If a wedding party/family wants to rent both homes (our entire property) to stay here together and they have a wedding and wedding reception planned at another location, then we do allow the wedding photographs to be taken on our property.

Thank you!

More Details

Edin & Melody Wells-Minthorn
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, Croatian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Edin & Melody Wells-Minthorn

We purchased our Bozeman property in October 2012 and then spent the next two years gutting it out and remodeling it. We are very proud of all our hard work!

We now have a beautiful, peaceful and luxurious ranch to share with others who travel to Bozeman from around the world. Please join us here at Wild Mountain Ranch as our guests!

Edin & Melody Wells-Minthorn purchased this estate in 2012

Why Edin & Melody Wells-Minthorn chose Bozeman

When we first looked at this property in October 2012, it had bright blue exteriors on both the homes and barn. It had blue carpet, blue countertops & blue and pink flower wallpaper everywhere, and even blue tile in the bathrooms. It needed a TON of work, but we couldn't see past the breathtaking views!

My husband, Edin, is a skilled carpenter. So we took a leap of faith and purchased this ranch (main house, barn, guest house and 20 acres) and completely remodeled & renovated all three buildings the next two years.

What makes this estate unique

Located at the base of the Bridger Mountains, Wild Mountain Ranch provides complete privacy and quiet. Country living at its finest with luxury, comfort and solitude. Completely renovated with high end finishes of delerium granite, custom tiled showers, and hardwood floors, this ranch has 7 bedrooms and sleeps 15 adults/children in beds.

The new south facing deck off the kitchen is huge at 1250 sq ft! Deck is equipped with a Weber grill, new patio furniture, luxurious hot tub, traditional six person sauna and sweeping views of the Gallatin Valley with mountains in every direction. Yet restaurants, theaters, shops and local attractions in Bozeman are conveniently only 4 miles away. Local Bridger Bowl with phenomenal skiing is 15 minutes away and the world renown Big Sky Ski Resort is less than an hour's drive. With three rivers running through our valley, Bozeman has some of the best fly fishing opportunities in the world! The north entrance of Yellowstone National Park is only 80 miles and makes for a great day trip as well as the Lewis & Clark Caverns and Virginia City where you can pan for gold. The Gardiner entrance to Yellowstone is our family's favorite and it is only 50 miles from Wild Mountain Ranch.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Bozeman

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16 ...
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not wear shoes inside our home. Parties, weddings, wedding receptions are not allowed. No pets allowed. No smoking allowed.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Master - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , sink area
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 on main level - toilet , bath with shower
  • 4 bathrooms : 1 masterbath with Jacuzzi tub and separate tile shower 2nd bathroom with bathtub and tile shower 3rd bathroom with tile shower 4th bathroom is on main level.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Moose Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Deer Hunter Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Native American Room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , Bear Room
    Bedroom 6 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , Moose bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 large double bed , Western bedroom with temperpedic mattress
  • 7 bedrooms: 3 king bedrooms 4 Queen Bedrooms 1 twin in king bedroom New pack n play for infant/toddler plus a new high chair. Master bedroom suite has beautiful mountain views, King bed, two comfortable recliners, a 55" plasma TV, huge walk in closet, Bainultra jaccuzi tub, a separate shower and double sink area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We also offer Vrbo # 587952, The Roost @ Wild Mountain Ranch, our three bedroom guest house on this same 20 acres, it sleeps 6 more guests. You may reserve it online at:


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Spectacular 7 bedrooms on 20 acres w/360° mountain views, 4 miles to shopping!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews
Stillwater, MN

Wonderful family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my sons graduation from Montana State University. My whole family came from Minnesota and this house was perfect. It had enough room for everyone with beautiful views of Bozeman. The beds were amazing and the double washers and dryers were great to have with many family members. Loved everything about the house.

  • Review Submitted: 23/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teri, Your family was such a joy to have stay at Wild Mountain Ranch! Thank you for taking such amazing care of our home. We truly appreciate wonderful families like yours ! Please visit us again soon. Blessings, Melody & Edin
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Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

this couldnt have been a more perfect property for the group we had. thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in MT! Luxury Home with Gorgeous Views

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous home for our group of 8 adults. Well-equipped kitchen and huge deck with mountain views made our stay a delight. Owners were fantastic to work with and a property manager met us at check-in. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jason! We were honored to welcome your group staying with us at Wild Mountain Ranch. So happy you all enjoyed the trip! You took such wonderful care of our home, please come back again soon. Edin & Melody
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Mountain views were great

  • 4 of 5

There were views of the mountains and Gallatin valley from almost every room. The home is well maintained and easily accommodated our large family. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

We were disappointed in our stay. The first day I realized the home was cold and tried to turn heat up. The thermostats are locked and controlled by home owner in Iowa. I called and asked to have the thermostats unlocked so we could adjust. Was told to call them when the controls need to be adjusted and they will do it.

A king "bedroom" upstairs does not have a closet so no place to unpack and hang clothing. The King/twin "bedroom" downstairs does not have a door and windows very small and high, which doesn't seem to meet code for proper egress.

When we checked in, the local manager told us the hot tub was set and not to touch the controls. We used the tub every day and the day before checkout the tub lost it's heat and jets, with a notice of "locked" on the control panel. I contacted owner in Iowa and they couldn't fix because company who maintains hot tub doesn't work on Sunday. So we lost the use of hot tub for 24 hours.

We were in Montana to attend our son/grandson's wedding which was the day before checkout. A notice from owner was sent to me at 6:59 p.m., and I did not have my phone because we were attending the wedding. When I checked my text around 9 p.m., I was told we have to checkout by 10:00 a.m. instead of the 11:00 a.m. time on the original notice and VRBO receipt page. We worked hard to be packed, showered and ready to leave. We also had to get all the towels washed, per new rule they sent us to have all towels washed and dried prior to leaving. We had the upstairs and basement empty and ready by 10, when the cleaning people arrived. We were finishing up the packing of kitchen area and moving bags to cars. The local manager, Jack arrived, and berated us for not being out and told us to get out NOW! The homeowner changed the contracted time at the last minute and his employee was very rude and stood over us as we rushed to get out 30 minutes before the contracted time.

  • Review Submitted: 29/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a group we added to our “Not Welcome back” list. If you want to buy our house and permanently move in, then you can have the master codes to control the A/C and furnaces. But if you are only renting our house for a few days, then you will not get control of our entire property. My husband spoke with this group a few times and offered to change the heating settings to whatever they wanted, but that just wasn’t good enough for them. Our home is not “cold”, it has three new furnaces and A/C systems connected to our iphone app for us, the homeowners to control. The Mountain Hot Tub repairman told us that the hot tub water was green when he arrived. He told us that the only way to lock the controls as they did, would be if children were playing in it randomly pushing buttons and happened to hit the correct sequence of buttons that “safety locks” the tub. Since the group did this on a Sunday, there are no repairmen working until Monday morning to fix this. There is a welcome notebook on the kitchen counter which explains the rules and check in/checkout time. It clearly states that check out is at 10:00am and guests are not allowed to stay past that time when the cleaners are there getting the house cleaned and ready for the next group. The cleaners ask for guests to please wash & dry the towels before they check out, no need to fold them, just leave them in the dryers. Groups have had no problem doing this, except for this group that didn’t even wash one towel. The cleaners have all the bedding and duvet covers to wash/dry and the entire home to clean before the next group arrives at 4:00. If we were selling our home, then it would be listed as a 5 bedroom home. We have it set up as a 7 bedroom home for vacation rentals to accomodate large groups. The 6th bedroom is an office with a King bed and dresser set up in it. The 7th bedroom is in the basement with a King bed & twin bed, it has two egress windows, a large closet, and two leather chairs. It is a very large bedroom off the entertainment area. Groups love using this bedroom for teenagers when they visit. Overall we’ve never had guests like this that demanded so much yet treated our family so disrespectfully. Our manager arrived at 10:30 because our cleaning ladies called him saying that guests were still there sleeping in bedrooms and showering when they arrived at 10:00 to clean. Our manager came over to assist so the cleaners could get their work done. Happy to see this group depart!
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This home is incredible

  • 5 of 5

This home met and exceeded all of our expectations! It is absolutely gorgeous, very comfortable, spotless, and in a lovely location with 360 degree views. Our extended family of 10 people stayed here and we had plenty of room. We enjoyed photographing the deer and hawk from the big deck every morning over coffee. Lots of living areas, a big kitchen, comfortable beds and bedding, beautiful decor, two sets of washer/dryers, everything is well stocked. . . . You will love this place--newly remodeled and everything is absolutely top-notch. We hope to be able to return some day soon!

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Plonk Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Riverside Country Club & Bridger Crk Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Numerous restaurants
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Bridger Bowl Ski Area
Car: recommended

Beautiful Bozeman with spectacular mountain views yet only 5 miles from major shopping and restaurants in Bozeman. The best of both worlds!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$920.94
Damage Insurance AU$130.62
Damage Deposit AU$659.7

Pets are not allowed. No smoking of any kind allowed inside our home. We do not allow weddings, wedding receptions, parties, large gatherings or events here at Wild Mountain Ranch. If you intend to use our property for any of these purposes, you will be required to leave immediately without any refunds and you will lose your deposit.
Hunting and/or discharging of firearms is not allowed on our property. Fireworks and campfires are not allowed due to high fire danger. Up to 16 guests maximum, adults and children allowed to stay at our home.
If you have over 16 guests you must reserve our guest home on this same property: The Roost, VRBO#587952, our three bedroom guest home which sleeps 6 additional guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.