Located just a quick 5-minute walk to downtown, the Quilt Cottage is as local as it gets and has been a popular Bozeman Cotttage guest house since 2007! The comfortable and shady front porch overlooks a wide, quiet street that’s got just the right amount of activity.
This is the perfect place to combine separate families, in-laws, multi-generations, or groups. The upstairs quarters have room for up to 4 adults with a queen bedroom, twin bedroom, and optional raised twin aerobed. The upstairs also offers a full bathroom with tub/shower, kitchen, living room, and laundry area.
Downstairs is a fully-furnished basement apartment with its own separate queen bedroom, bathroom with shower, sitting area with TV, and gas fireplace. Our renters have used this space as a quiet retreat for grandparents to avoid the adorable (but exhausting) chatter of their grandchildren above. It’s also the perfect layout for two couples who would like the privacy of separate floors.
The Quilt Cottage is located on superlative North Church Avenue, a few blocks from Main Street, walking distance to restaurants, bars, farmer’s markets, grocery store, library, meat shop, and the many endearing perks of Bozeman’s small town atmosphere. North Church Avenue is an exceptionally wide street because a trolley line once ran down the center of it. This area is the heart of Bozeman’s northeast corner, a neighborhood built by the working class employees of the nearby brewery and railroad line in the early 1900s. Bohart Guest House, Garden Cottage, Northside Hideaway, and Fridley Cottage are all just a block away for larger groups.
This cottage is air conditioned for the frequent summer and fall hot spells in Bozeman. Enjoy driveway parking, the patio out back, and newly landscaped back yard with a gas BBQ for an evening outside. We work hard to provide the extra things so you can become seamlessly at home from the moment you check in (pun intended). The kitchen is so completely equipped you could cook a holiday meal and have company over to share it. This is no sterile hotel suite!
The Quilt Cottage was built in stages from the late 1880s through late 1940s. Architecturally, the cottage is defined as vernacular, which roughly means the builders used whatever new or recycled design elements and building materials they could obtain. The large windows were salvaged from a much larger building and had to be set sideways. So rather than the typical up-down motion, most slide sideways to open or close. Further, the oak mantle was preserved from its original home in Maryland while the white clock shelf once graced a house in New Britain, Connecticut.
In keeping with the philosophy and needs of previous owners, when the porch was recently added, the wood for the balusters was salvaged from shipping pallets. That wide front porch makes a quiet vantage to observe life on the tree-lined avenue.
The cottage is harmoniously embellished with collections of oak antiques from the east coast, stone arrowheads, and handmade wood carvings. But the cottage gets its name from the many quilts made by Kathy Tamosaitis. Some are flannel for comfy relaxing on the couch on a cold night. Some add extra coziness to the walls. Some are completed quilting projects that were left undone by others from the early and mid 20th century. Home made quilted bedspreads complete this classic example of patchwork Americana.
Quilt Cottage is the perfect getaway to work on a quilt project! The front bedroom converts into a sewing room with a cabinet that contains a Bernina 1630, along with all the required gadgets like foot, rotary cutter, rulers, ironing board, a Rowenta iron, and some inspirational quilt books. Feel free to take the sewing machine to classes at any of the local quilt stores. There’s even an Ott-lite to help you pick just the right fabric combination, and see your work better. The chair in the living room is a nice place to sit and hand quilt, appliqué, knit, crochet, mend, etc.
The Quilt Cottage is a licensed and permitted tourist home facility through the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, License # 301645.
Very homey and comfortable and always appreciate a place that welcomes our little dog. It is close to Main Street and it was nice to walk to dinner and breakfast. Marissa worked with us on this booking and was extremely helpful and prompt with information and replies.
by Anonymous, February ’15
We loved the Quilt Cottage! We enjoyed the quiet neighborhood being within walking distance to downtown. The kitchen was better equipped than mine at home. Also, the neighbors were extremely helpful and answered questions about Bozeman and the area. We will be back!!
by Visitors from New Mexico, July ’14
My husband and I, daughter and son-in-law and 4 year old grandson stayed in Quilt Cottage for four days. Just approaching the house is a positive visual experience! Quaint doll like houses (built in the 1940’s so a friendly neighbor told me ) line the tree shaded street. The house is only four blocks from the main section of town where you will find charming stores and wonderful restaurants. So the location is perfect.
Although the interior rooms are small ( I prefer cozy) the positive visual experience inside is evident throughout. Quilts, wonderful memorabilia I imagine from the “good ole days, books and puzzles for the 4 year old, board games for adults and the most amazing equipped kitchen I could imagine lends itself to total comfort.
The downstairs bedroom area is completely separated from the upstairs and it has its own den area so “grandparents” could retire early if necessary!
Since we spent most of our day time in a drift boat, we did not take advantage of the lovely backyard. However on our daily stroll to town, we were so impressed with the friendliness of the many people and their dogs who stopped us to chat.
Quilt Cottage provided us with a memorable Bozeman experience.
by Buzzy of Weston, MA, July ’13
Great location just a couple blocks from Main Street. Cozy and well-kept. We were only there for a couple days, but would certainly recommend it and would love to go back someday.
by K of Stony Brook, NY, July ’13
Stayed there for several days prior to our son’s wedding at Chico Hot Springs. The cottage was great for my daughter, son-in law and 1 yr old grandson who all stayed in the basement. My husband, myself and my sister stayed upstairs in the two bedrooms on main floor. The house was clean, well kept, with a wonderful front porch and fenced in back yard, complete with outdoor seating and patio. Would recommend this place, for sure!
by Lynn S., July ’13
We’ve been meaning to write after our recent visit to the Quilt Cottage. Now that we are back home and settled, we’d like to thank you for a lovely visit to Bozeman to help our son get settled in as an MSU freshman. The cottage received an immediate “oh, sweeeeeeet!” exclamation of approval when our 18 year old son entered and realized this was not going to be a week during which we all were miserably crammed in to a hotel room. The cottage had plenty of room for the three of us (and friends who came for dinner a few times!) and every imaginable amenity possible. The kitchen was well stocked, the furnishings were incredibly comfortable, the front porch is adorable for reading or hanging out with our coffee in the mornings, and we really enjoyed the cute backyard area for relaxing and dining. Best of all was the location…on several occasions, the boys were off fishing (one last time before classes started I guess!) and I had no vehicle but it was an easy walk in to town so I could shop around, go to a cafe, or grab a few groceries. We were really impressed with the level of cleanliness upon entering, and how there were very few instructions for our stay. We have rented a fair share of vacation homes in the past and some managers or owners make you feel as if you are not welcome with all the “do nots” in the instruction manual. We so appreciated that we were made to feel welcome, and loved the suggestions provided by Paul and the “suggestion book”. Thanks again…be back soon!
by Heather and Mark J. of Hanover, NH, August ’12
This cottage is both functional AND cute. It was able to comfortably accommodate three adult couples, and is just a 5 minute walk to downtown. The front porch and comfortable furniture allowed us to stay right at the cottage to socialize rather than feel as if we HAD to go out. We ate all of our breakfasts in- and slept well in the comfortable beds. The property manager answered our questions promptly and stopped by with an extra mattress within a few hours of our request. It was clean and well maintained. Why stay in separate hotel rooms when you can share this lovely cottage as a home base? I would definitely recommend this rental to friends and family.
by Kate of Maine, July ’12
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