Waterman House

The Waterman House was built in 1890 by Bozeman Pioneer Christopher Waterman. The home was originally located at 411 W. Main Street. In 1969, the Waterman family moved from the home and it was relocated to its present site on Koch Street. Today, the house stands one block west of Cooper Park and four blocks south of Main Street and the Food Coop. It is a pleasant walk to downtown (about 10 blocks). MSU is 5 blocks away directly to the south; it is 4 blocks to Bozeman High School and the swim center. Also, 20 minutes to Valley Ice Garden; 15 minutes to Bozeman Hot Springs; 1.5 miles to Museum of the Rockies; 1.5 hours to either West Yellowstone or Gardiner entrance to Yellowstone Park; 1 hour to Paradise Valley; 35 minutes to the Gallatin River; 25 minutes to Bridger Bowl (downhill skiing); 30 minutes to Bohart's Nordic Ski Center; 1 hours to Big Sky which offers both downhill and Nordic skiing. The home has three main bedrooms with one queen and two full beds, plus an office study and a den, each with futon couches which make into full beds. There are two full baths, a dining room, living room, kitchen, den, and front porch. Narrow board oak and wide board hemlock provide the main flooring. The walls of the home are original horse hair plaster throughout. The house has 1400 square feet of space on the main floor and 1000 feet upstairs for a total of about 2400 total footage. There are 10 foot ceilings throughout the house with a gas fireplace in the den. The home is furnished primarily in Mission style and all beds have feather mattresses over standard ones. The home accommodates 6 in regular bedrooms and 10 counting the futon beds. In addition, there is a two-bedroom, one-bath basement apartment with a full kitchen which is only accessed from the outside. The basement apartment is currently rented separately and will be available to rent with the main house after August 2004. The home comes equipped with cable TV, phone, computer, and DSL (with wireless networking) internet service. There are puzzles, games, and playing cards. Please make yourselves at home. The home has been extensively renovated over the past year with additional work on the kitchen to take place in the summer of 2004. An existing old garage and carport will be replaced in the spring of 2004 with a new 2-car garage and studio.

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Produced with Accommodations Tax Funds
Photographs by Donnie Sexton and Montana Office of Tourism