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Shields River Hideaway

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

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Last updated: 06/13/2014
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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 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 feels like 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 garden and a grove of cottonwood trees beyond.

The living room fireplace (gas-fired) warms the house 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 - deer, wild turkey, Sandhill cranes, bald-headed eagles and beavers are frequent visitors, we have even welcomed a moose and this year for the first time we hosted a black bear and her two cubs!

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 nearby ranches.

Winter fun includes cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing right from your doorstep. Downhill skiing and snowmobiling are within reasonable driving distance.

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.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Dining
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Babysitter
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Other Amenities

                  • Cell phone is necessary for phone communications.

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Video Library
                  • Television
                  • Games
                  • Books

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Jetted Tub:

                        Located in master bedroom ensuite...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Theme

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

                      Location & View

                      • Waterfront:

                        House is situated on the banks of the Shields River which flows all year round and provides private river access for swimming, fishing etc....moreless

                      • Mountain View:

                        Views of the Crazy Mountains from front of house and Absaroka-Beartooth Mountain ranges from back deck. ...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Live Theater
                      • Hiking
                      • Tennis
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Rafting
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Hunting
                      • Skiing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Sledding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Water Tubing
                       

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

                      $1,350
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,050

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 7%

                      Notes:

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

                      Cleaning charge included in rental rate.

                      Ask about pet rates.

                      Reservation Deposit: 50% of rental fee at time of booking

                      Balance Payment: 50% of rental fee plus 7% Montana State Accommodation Tax due 30 days prior to check in


                      This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                      Last updated: 06/13/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Necessary

                      First class fishing can be found right out the back door of the house on the pristine Shields River. Additionally, excellent fishing can be had on the Yellowstone River just 2 miles from the property and at numerous spring creeks, fisheries and rivers within reasonable driving distance.

                      In winter downhill skiing is available at nearby 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, I always knew the country was the dream destination - 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 and runs a business here. He convinced me to move here once we married, although in all honesty it didn't take any convincing at all.. Moving to Montana and embracing the country life has been an adjustment no question, but a wonderfully rewarding and enriching one. Being able to start a family here and feeling so very welcomed and supported by the local community and our neighbors has made it the easiest, most happy transition possible. We love where we live and appreciate our home. We hope to be able to share it with you someday too. Victoria Schilling

                      Why the Owner Chose Livingston:
                      We knew this was the place for us the minute we heard about it, properties like this in the Shields Valley don't come on the market very often. There is something magical about every season here. With the river, the mountains, the wildlife and birdlife, the warm glow of the sun rising over the Crazy Mountains and 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. It enjoys stunning views of the Crazy Mountains and is surrounded by a gorgeous expanse of green lawn, great for outdoor games and kids to play. We have our own private woods, walking trails and riverbank path that provide ample room to explore and relax. The guest house is set up as we would like it set up for ourselves, our family and friends, so there are a lot more little extras and conveniences that make it even more like a home away from home.


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                      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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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                      $1,050 - $1,550 per week (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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