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This charming holiday home lies on the banks of the Shields River, surrounded by the Absaroka-Beartooth, Bridger and Crazy Mountain ranges. Ideally located for exploring the Livingston area and enjoying many activities all year round. The Shields River Hideaway makes a great winter or summer getaway.
The home is perfectly set up for families, couples and small groups. Decorated in rustic, western style, with tasteful furniture, artwork and well-appointed amenities throughout, Shields River Hideaway is a home away from home.
The master bedroom has a queen bed and en suite bathroom; the second bedroom has a queen bed; the third bedroom has two singles. Each bedroom has huge built-in closets and a tall dresser, each bathroom has a full-size bath and shower.
The kitchen is famously well equipped, has ample counter space and is flanked by a large breakfast bar with 4 bar stools, opening to the formal dining area with table and chairs. The dining and adjacent living areas boast magnificent picture windows facing the lawn and a grove of cottonwood trees.
The gas fireplace warms the living room and creates cozy ambiance during winter. Comfy leather couches in the living room are a great place to enjoy a good book or movie from our small library.
The outdoor deck is furnished with a gas BBQ and plenty of comfortable seating options – cushioned lounge chairs and table/chairs for outdoor dining. The deck is the perfect place for morning coffee to the sound of the birds, afternoon snoozing in the sun or evening cocktails to the warm glow of the sun setting behind the mountains.
Situated on 20 private acres in the Shields Valley, including private river frontage on the Shields River, the property features delightful garden walking trails and many charming nooks to relax, explore and enjoy. Animal and birdlife are abundant - including deer, black bears, moose, coyotes, wild turkey, Sandhill cranes and bald-headed eagles.
In Summer enjoy fishing from your own private access to the Shields River, steps from your backdoor. The property is less than 2 miles from the nearest public access to the Yellowstone River and close to many creeks for additional fishing access. There are endless opportunities to enjoy our beautiful rivers - swimming, floating, tubing and white water rafting - all just a short walk from your door. Horseback riding is available on ranches nearby.
Winter fun includes cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing right from your doorstep. Downhill skiing and snowmobiling are within reasonable driving distance at Bridger Bowl and Big Sky Resort.
The property is 35 miles from Chico Hot Springs in Paradise Valley and 65 miles from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
The rental includes all the comforts of a well set up home: Wireless high-speed internet; DISH TV (200 channels); DVD player; CD/I-pod/I-Pad player; Laundry room (with deep sink, washer, dryer, iron, ironing board and ample hanging space), Kitchen (with electric range and oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker & grinder, slow-cooker, blender, mixer, good selection of bake-ware and a large collection of tasteful matching table and glassware); Bath towels, soap and linens. We also provide many extras in the laundry and kitchen like cleaning supplies and kitchen basics so you won't feel like you have to stock the house from scratch for your stay.
We look forward to welcoming you with a gift basket of home made goodies and a complimentary bottle of wine.
Shields River Hideaway is 10 miles from the historic country town of Livingston Montana. Situated on the northeast bank of the Shields River the property is accessed across a private bridge off Horse Thief Trail on Hwy 89 North. The home has uninterrupted views of the Absaroka-Beartooth and Crazy Mountain Ranges. The nearest commercial airport is 50 miles west in Bozeman, Montana.
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First class wade fishing can be found right out the door on the pristine Shields River. Excellent fishing, rafting and kayaking also on the Yellowstone River just 2 miles from the property plus abundant fishing options at nearby spring creeks, fisheries and rivers.
Many local outfitters offer horse riding, trail rides, zip line, whitewater rafting etc, all within reasonable driving distance.
Yellowstone National Park offers year round interest and activities, 65 miles to park entrance.
In winter downhill skiing is available at Bridger Bowl or Big Sky Resort, cross country skiing is also possible right on the property.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We are a young family of four living in paradise..
I am a transplant to Montana from Sydney, Australia via London and New York. Despite having grown up in a large coastal city in Australia, and worked most of my career in the corporate world in big cities, life in the country was the dream - a place to breathe fresh air, take things a little more slowly, appreciate nature, enjoy quality of life and raise a family. My husband is a local - he grew up here, was educated here, runs a business here and his family all still live here.
It was an easy decision for us to start our family life here together and create a home for our two wonderful children. We love and appreciate where we live and hope to be able to share it with you someday.
Why the Owner Chose Livingston: We knew this was the place for our family when we found it - properties like this in the Shields Valley of this size, with private river frontage and still close to Livingston, are hard to come by.
The Shields Valley is a magical place. Picturesque, undeveloped, with the river, the mountains, the wildlife and birdlife, the warm glow of the rising sun on the Crazy Mountains, clear twinkling night skies - it is hard not to feel privileged to live somewhere so special.
Being right on the Shields River we enjoy all it has to offer including swimming, tubing and fishing in summer, and in winter we are able to ice-skate on our own frozen pond and cross-country ski through the wonderful walking trails through our woods.
Also for us the convenience of living in the country, just 10 minutes from the historic town of Livingston, is the perfect balance.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The guest house is the original ranch house on the property, all on one level it is ideally laid out with the master bedroom and en-suite at one end of the house, the second bathroom and two bedrooms along a hallway at the other end, and the kitchen and open dining area and living room in the middle. It is set up as we would like it set up for ourselves, our family and friends, so there are a lot more of the little extras and conveniences that make it even more like a home away from home.
Right on the Shields River, fishing access doesn't get much better. River access also provides ample swimming and tubing opportunities. With stunning views of the Crazy Mountains and surrounded by a huge expanse of lawn, it is ideal for outdoor relaxing and games. There are private woods, walking trails and a riverside path to stretch your legs and explore.
The property has all the benefits of a country hideaway, yet is barely 10 minutes' drive to the historic town of Livingston with all its amenities, services, outfitters, shopping, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, museums and galleries; 40 minutes to the larger town of Bozeman and Bozeman Yellowstone International airport (BZN); barely an hour's drive to Yellowstone National Park; and less than an hour to the nearest ski field.