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Shields River Hideaway

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Last updated: 03/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Livingston house description

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 locally made 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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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Ensuite for master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cell phone is necessary for phone communications.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wireless internet...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    DISH network - 200 channels...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of the Crazy Mountain range from the kitchen and front deck, views of Absaroka-Beartooth Mountain range from back deck. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Located on 20 acres in the picturesque Shields Valley, surrounded by farm and ranch country....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private river frontage on the Shields River which flows all year round - private river access for fishing, swimming, tubing. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder
May 1 - May 31
7 night min stay

$1,350
Peak
Jun 1 - Aug 31
7 night min stay

$1,550
Shoulder 2
Sep 1 - Sep 30
7 night min stay

$1,350
Off-Peak
Oct 1 - Apr 30
7 night min stay

$1,050
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,050

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Refundable security deposit of $500 held for damages until after departure.

Cleaning cost included in rental rate.

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Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 03/16/2015
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bozeman
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Livingston Country Club
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-90
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Various restaurants in historic Livingston
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bridger Bowl

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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. Victoria Schilling

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Welcome to the Shields River Hideaway, your home away from home

    Welcome to the Shields River Hideaway, your home away from home

  • Perfect place for morning coffee

    Perfect place for morning coffee

  • And this is the view to go with your morning coffee in Fall..

    And this is the view to go with your morning coffee in Fall..

  • The ideal spot for grilling, cocktails, outdoor dining and relaxing in the sun

    The ideal spot for grilling, cocktails, outdoor dining and relaxing in the sun

  • Living room with leather lounges, recliner and 2 large picture windows

    Living room with leather lounges, recliner and 2 large picture windows

  • View from living room through to dining room and breakfast bar/kitchen beyond

    View from living room through to dining room and breakfast bar/kitchen beyond

  • Large, well-equipped kitchen with new floors & new countertops

    Large, well-equipped kitchen with new floors & new countertops

  • Master bedroom (queen bed) w/- en-suite, picture window, tall dresser, 2 closets

    Master bedroom (queen bed) w/- en-suite, picture window, tall dresser, 2 closets

  • The Bear room (twin beds) with tall dresser, large built in closet & ceiling fan

    The Bear room (twin beds) with tall dresser, large built in closet & ceiling fan

  • Late summer visitors, a black bear sow and her two cubs!

    Late summer visitors, a black bear sow and her two cubs!

  • Wild turkeys on the property by the river

    Wild turkeys on the property by the river

  • Sunrise over the Crazy Mountains taken from guest house front deck

    Sunrise over the Crazy Mountains taken from guest house front deck

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • And this is the view to go with your morning coffee in Spring..

    And this is the view to go with your morning coffee in Spring..

  • Back deck surrounded by lush expanse of lawn

    Back deck surrounded by lush expanse of lawn

  • View from back deck, immersed in nature and away from it all..

    View from back deck, immersed in nature and away from it all..

  • Living room with a cozy gas fireplace, large HD flat-screen TV & DVD player

    Living room with a cozy gas fireplace, large HD flat-screen TV & DVD player

  • Dining area adjacent to kitchen & living area, sliding door leads to back deck

    Dining area adjacent to kitchen & living area, sliding door leads to back deck

  • Kitchen includes breakfast bar and view of the Crazy Mountains from window

    Kitchen includes breakfast bar and view of the Crazy Mountains from window

  • The Elk room (queen bed) with tall dresser, large built in closets & ceiling fan

    The Elk room (queen bed) with tall dresser, large built in closets & ceiling fan

  • Private river access along property (Shields River)

    Private river access along property (Shields River)

  • The cubs slept in a tree by the house, we kept watch from the kitchen window!

    The cubs slept in a tree by the house, we kept watch from the kitchen window!

  • White-tail and mule deer can be seen all year round

    White-tail and mule deer can be seen all year round

  • Sunrise over the Absaroka-Beartooth range taken from south side of property

    Sunrise over the Absaroka-Beartooth range taken from south side of property

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/16/2015
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