Bozeman Cottages

Lucky Dog Lodge

Headquarters for Fishing and Family Fun

$275 - $495 per night

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6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
sleeps 16 adults

Spectacular massive log cabin

Convenient country location, minutes to Bozeman, Belgrade, and Four Corners

Incredible log structure

The Gallatin, visible from balcony

Balcony hot tub

Summer or winter, it doesn't get better than this

Bridge over an irrigation canal to reach the river from the Lodge

Solar Electric powered!

8.3 KW Solar Array

Welcome to your Gallatin River HQ

Inside, even more awe inspiring

Ground floor panorama

Enjoy that feeling of tininess next to the gigantic columns

Big kitchen, stocked with non-perishables, ready to feed a small army

Serve drinks or bites before the next adventure

Plenty of comfortable lounge space

Find your quarters upstairs

Comfortable queen beds

Comfortable, extra-long twin beds

Adventure Command Center

The Lucky Dog Lodge is the perfect alternative to a full service guest lodge at roughly a tenth of the price (from 41.25/person/night!). If your party has willing cooks, or an appetite for the many superb food services of the Gallatin Valley, then come enjoy all the privacy you want and all the space you need!

  The Lucky Dog is palatial comfort, pure and simple. This grand log structure, built with gleaming ponderosa pine logs from Montana forests, recalls the majestic natural beauty of the Rockies. As you enter, your eye is immediately drawn to the third floor balcony and the massive logs and ridge pole that dominate the interior. The fir tongue-and-groove ceiling is lit by myriad natural light sources. The open design and high ceilings create a spacious and airy feel. And as of 2018 we have a huge 8KW solar electric array to keep things green!

Radiant floor heating and thick log walls maintain a comfortable temperature year-round. Wood decks extend from the second and third floors, as well a large ground level deck, offering views of a number of famous mountain ranges and the Gallatin River. Relax to the rushing of the Gallatin in log beds, reclaimed from an old Montana ranch. Better yet, soak in the balcony hot tub overlooking the river as the sun sets behind the magnificent Spanish Peaks.

The great hall on the main floor harbors a fully equipped kitchen, complete with pine breakfast bar and a large dining area. The comfortable relaxing area is also perfect for family games or business retreat meetings.

Upstairs are two levels of living quarters: 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms supporting at least 15 guests (like anywhere, depends how close together they are willing to live and sleep). Regarding sleeping places, there are 3 queen beds, 6 x-long twins, 2 twins, 1 double, 3 floor pads (surprisingly comfortable). Mathematically that’s at least 20 persons but if you are bringing together a group of business associates they may not be comfortable sharing beds or bedrooms.

If you need more rooms, consider reserving our beautiful River Bend Cabin. It’s just next door and will comfortably accommodate an additional 6 guests.

Lucky Dog Lodge 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms: 3 of those bedrooms have a queen size bed, 1 bedroom has two x-long twin beds

Lucky Dog Lodge 3rd floor has 2 large bedrooms: There are 4 x-long twin beds in one of those bedrooms, the other bedroom has 2 regular twins and a full size bed.

Extra sleeping options: 3 high quality floor pads (3-section fold out upholstered pads) that can be made up with bedding main floor couches

Location The Lucky Dog is located conveniently 20 minutes from the Bozeman airport and 12 minutes from Montana State University or the heart of Bozeman. The small town of Four Corners is only 3 minutes away with food, supplies, fishing guides and equipment. Amazing hiking, rafting, skiing, horseback riding, and golf destinations are within an hour in almost any direction from the Lodge. Yellowstone National Park is a gorgeous 1.5 hour drive south. Exercise and relaxation at the Bozeman Hot Springs is a short walk away, offering heated pools, a fitness center, and saunas.

Besides the ability to fish the legendary Gallatin from your back yard, fishing spots along the Missouri, Yellowstone, Madison, and their countless tributaries are all within a short drive from this breath taking adventure command center!

Fishing guide service available – special rates for October/April

Featured as Log Home of the Month by, where you can learn to build your own log home!

The story of the Lucky Dog Lodge was featured in At Home, a monthly insert in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, in June 2001. Click here to read a copy of that article: Lucky Dog Lodge Article  


Availability & Booking

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  • Antiquing
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Balcony
  • Boating
  • Books
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD
  • Eco Tourism
  • Festivals
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing
  • Forests
  • Gas Grill
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Skating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Kayaking
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountain View
  • Museums
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Rafting
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Rock Climbing
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Skiing
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Walking
  • Washing Machine
  • White Water Rafting
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Fishing guide service available: special rates for Oct/April.

Rates & Policies

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Discounted Rate

$275 per night Use calendar for accurate pricing
Base occupancy: 4 persons.

Regular Rate

$495 per night Use calendar for accurate pricing
Base occupancy: 12 persons.

Taxes & Fees

Xtra person fee: $15.00
Pet Fee: $50.00
Security Deposit Waiver $1500 Coverage: $55.00
Cleaning Fee: $200.00
Bed Tax - 7%
Additional people beyond the base price are charged $15/person/night


Additional people above base occupancy are $15/person/night Children 0-18 months FREE
CANCELLATIONS & CHANGES. Any cancellation made 60 days or more (90 days for Lucky Dog Lodge) before the scheduled arrival date will receive a full refund of the reservation deposit, less a cancellation fee of $100.

Any cancellation made within 60 days (90 days for Lucky Dog Lodge) of the scheduled arrival date shall be subject to a forfeiture of the Agreement payments (including the remaining balance payment), unless the Reservation Manager is able to re-rent the Premises for the reserved dates at an equivalent rate. If re-booking is successful then your refund will be the sum of the cleaning fee on your reservation, any bed tax applied to your reservation, and 90% of the make-up income amount, less the $100 cancellation fee.

We recommend purchasing travel insurance, which you will have the option to do during the reservation booking process, and can also be purchased up to 24 hours before you depart for your trip. Itravelinsured charges 6.95% of the rental amount.

TERMS OF PAYMENTS RESERVATION DEPOSIT. The 25% reservation deposit shall be paid to Bozeman Cottage, Inc. at the time of the reservation and will be held by the Reservation Manager to be applied toward the remaining balance. For reservations made within 30 days of your arrival date, the total amount is due unless other arrangements have been made.
Lucky Dog Lodge Policies
No Smoking
Pets Permitted
Children Permitted

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3 Reviews

  • Laura Larsson says:









    Group Gatherings


    We really enjoyed Lucky Dog Lodge. It was ideal for a large family gathering! The older generations enjoyed the spacious and comfortable home while the younger generations played in the water , floated the Madison and hiked the trails nearby. After dinner everyone gathered around the camp-fire for music and sharing memories from the day. We remarked how nice it was to have so many beds and bathrooms. The kitchen was well-stocked, plenty of hot water and fresh linens/towels. This was a perfect place for our family reunion!

  • Brenda campbell says:

    What a great place . Enjoyed all aspects of this home. Warm and cozy !

  • Gregory Sharp says:









    Group Gatherings


    My wife and our extended family stayed four nights at the Lucky Dog Lodge in Mid February. This home is really fun and functional. The heated floors and log construction make the home really comfortable and cozy–especially when it is -7 degrees outside. The open floor plan on the first floor allows for maximum interaction with the family while preparing meals. It was large enough to handle 14 of us with ease. We all just had a blast and we would love to stay here again when we return next year. Greg

Lucky Dog Lodge










Group Gatherings



  • Walk to River Fishing
  • Gym & Spa Nearby
  • Very Spacious
  • Close to Big Sky Skiing
  • Balcony with Views


  • Too huge for some
  • Not walking distance to downtown Bozeman


It was exactly as advertised.

by Anonymous, March ’15

LOVED this place! Easily slept 16 comfortably – and everyone had a bed! Nice to have access to river – got in a little fishing plus time for reflection by the water. The place is spacious, clean, comfortable and with a well-stocked kitchen, outside living space, and workable layout throughout for large groups. It was nice to have the option of dogs and the hot tub was a plus! The Lucky Dog Lodge has this uncanny sense of warmth and life! Thanks to the Lucky Dog Lodge for offering such a great spot!

by Rachel of Livingston, MT, October ’14

This was the second time our family gathered at the Lucky Dog Lodge. The first time was soon after it was first being offered for rent in July of 2002 and then again in July of 2014. Some of the family members who were with us the first time were not there this time )-; but we had 5 sweet new faces to enjoy this this time around. The 5 grand-kids ages 10 – 3 had such a great time and there was plenty of room for all of them to play together. The gathering area of the house is huge and there was always plenty of room for all of us to be together but not always doing the same things. The Lucky Dog Lodge is close enough to town and lots of other fun activities and yet far enough away from it all that the kids and adults could enjoy the outdoors, including the beautiful Gallatin River with the many fishing adventures Grandpa was able to share with the grand kids. The Lodge a great place and our family feels blessed to have been able to call the Lucky Dog Lodge HOME for two amazing weeks and we can only hope that one day we will be able to make it THREE!

by mam of So California, July ’14

Our group had 11 people and even with that amount the space was large enough were everyone was beyond comfortable. The pictures don’t do this place justice as when you step into the lodge it is much bigger and you can feel the TLC that was put into the building. I’d like to thank both Marissa & Jeff (owner) as they were great to work with both in preparation of our arrival and during our stay. The location is near four corners in Bozeman and it was a 10 minute drive to downtown but at night you’re outside the city so it feels like you can touch the stars. Having river access was great as well as you can do some hiking literally right out the back door. We skied at both Bridger Bowl and Big Sky and the drive to each was roughly 30 minutes. Some in our group were not skiers so it was nice for them as they had the eclectic shops and restaurants that Bozeman had to offer.

by Chris of Fargo, ND, March ’14

The Lucky Dog was the perfect place for our group of 12. From the amazing logs and the special story behind the lodge to the vegetable garden in the backyard, the Lucky Dog has it all. It was warm, inviting, spacious, comfortable, clean, convenient, and relaxing. The kitchen is well equipped and easy to use.The beds are comfortable and there were bathrooms enough even for this sixty-something crowd.The Lucky Dog gave the perfect western flavor to our stay in the “last best place.” Many thanks to the Copelands for their hospitality.

by East Coaster of Virginia, September ’12

We have stayed at this property twice with a large ski group and absolutely love it! The lodge is as beautiful as it is comfortable. The many rooms with many beds as well as ample common areas make this perfect for a big group. The location on the Gallatin is wonderful and you can hear the river running even during the winter. We’re looking forward to staying at the lodge again next year!

by Danielle of Bozeman, MT, April ’12

We have stayed at this property twice with a large ski group and absolutely love it! The lodge is as beautiful as it is comfortable. The many rooms with many beds as well as ample common areas make this perfect for a big group. The location on the Gallatin is wonderful and you can hear the river running even during the winter. We’re looking forward to staying at the lodge again next year!

by NordicSkiers of Denver, CO, January ’11

We stayed at “The Lucky Dog Lodge” July 31-August 5, 2010, to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with our three daughters, their husbands and children. We totaled 17 plus a small dog. Everyone of us thought the logde was a dream come true. It is beautiful in it’s magnifience. So much room for everybody. It was very clean and lacked nothing for our comfort and convenience. We did only one outing each day, wanting to spend the rest of the time at the beautiful lodge. The owner was most kind, even offering us free vegetables to pick in his garden! We appreciated all of the bedrooms, and having the bathrooms seperate from the bedrooms is a big plus. The kitchen was very well equipped – even having two coffee pots! We also appreciated having a washer and dryer to use. We felt it to be a most excellent value. We all wanted to stay a month!! We hope to come again. Thank you, Mike and Jeff Copeland, for renting Lucky Dog Lodge to us and thank you, Paul House for working everything out for us via the internet. Thanks for having the internet site where we found your lodge.

Sincerely, Stan and Barbara Cole from Whittier, CA, July ’10