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

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 464 m²
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 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 spectacular 5,000 sq. ft. 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.

3 king bedrooms, 4 queen bedrooms, 1 twin in king bedroom – 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.

***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, family get-togethers and family reunions.

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 8 more adults/children.

Between both of our homes, 24 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:
17 August, 2017

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 Montana

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 house has 7 bedrooms and sleeps 15 adults 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:
  • 464 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16 ...
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not wear shoes inside our home.
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 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 Master - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , sink area
    Bathroom 3 on main level - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 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 6 - 1 large double bed , Western Room
    Bedroom 7 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , Buffalo Room (basement)
    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
  • 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. Queen auto air mattress. 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 up to 6 adults & 2 children. 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 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Great property! It met our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The setting was gorgeous, felt private and was quiet. We enjoyed the amenities and many spaces to gather a big group whether inside or out on the large deck. We'd recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spectacular house, spectacle views, spectacular reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely time we had at your house! It simply was over the top. The bedrooms fit our extended family comfortable! We loved the huge deck, huge island in the kitchen and fabulous scenery. This was a reunion we will never forget. We totally enjoyed a meal catered by Jody. Beautiful way to end our stay. Carissa was so easy to get hold of and very attentive to any of our questions. All this, and we had perfect weather and fantastic sunsets! Many thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Amazing Views this Home is so beautiful and relaxing we had a great family get together Thank You .

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views, comfy house

  • 5 of 5

Great communication from the host and a wonderful place to be with a big group. VERY well appointed kitchen and comfy living areas. The views from the deck and dining room were amazing. Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, house and owner

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a group of friends and our kids for a weekend back to our college town. The house was very large, kid friendly and the popcorn maker was a big hit. The kitchen and deck made for a great area to hang out in during meal times. The property was great and the kids had fun playing on the outside play structure as well. Anytime an issue or question came up the owner was very responsive and has a neighbor nearby to help with anything on the property. My only slight complaint is that the owner charges additional per person (even infants) so the price got to be a bit expensive by the end, but overall a 5 star review and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Montana house with exceptional views out of every window

  • 5 of 5

Your home was perfect for our Thanksgiving get-together. We loved the beautiful setting with elk and deer in the adjoining fields, the huge work island in the well-appointed kitchen, large dining room, homey fireplace area and enormous deck with a large hot tub, not to forget the sauna. We all enjoyed watching a movie on the large screen TV surrounded by a comfy lounging unit. The young ones had a fabulous time on the outdoor play equipment including a climbing wall. Then we all slept well in the very comfortable beds. Couldn't have wanted for anything.

Already hoping we can do this again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • 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

Rental Rates for this holiday estate in Bozeman

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer high season
21 Jun 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
2 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2018
2 Oct 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$758.26
Damage Insurance A$125.53
Damage Deposit A$634

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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