Riverfront Idyll in Shields Valley 10 Min from Livingston(13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 bed/2 bath riverfront home with acreage and mountain views
The home is perfectly set up for couples, small groups and families. Decorated in a relaxed blend of western and contemporary styles, tasteful furniture, artwork and well-appointed amenities throughout, the Shields River Retreat is an ideal home away from home.
The master bedroom has a queen bed; the second bedroom has two singles. Each bedroom has spacious built-in closets and ceiling fans. The main bathroom has a full-size tub with shower; the second bathroom has a large shower.
The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped, with ample counter space and a large breakfast bar with 3 bar stools, opening to the great room. The great room features a gas fireplace with stonework flanked by magnificent picture windows looking out on a grove of trees, lawn and down to the river with mountain views beyond. The gas fireplace warms the living space and creates cozy ambiance during winter. A comfy leather couch and chairs are perfectly set up to enjoy a good book or movie from our small library. A small writing table by a window nook in the great room provides an ideal space for reading, writing or using a laptop.
The outdoor deck has a new gas BBQ (Weber) and comfortable outdoor dining furniture. The deck is the perfect place for morning coffee, afternoon cocktails and dining alfresco with river and mountain views.
Situated on 7 private acres in the Shields Valley, with private river frontage on the Shields River, the property features many delightful places to relax, explore and enjoy. There are a number of unique out-buildings from the property's previous ranching life - including barns, a bunkhouse and a root cellar. Animal and birdlife are abundant - including deer, black bears, moose, coyotes, wild turkey, Sandhill cranes and bald-headed eagles.
The rental includes all the comforts of a well set up home: Wireless high-speed internet; DISH TV (200 channels); DVD player; Audio receiver (for ipods etc) wired to speakers both inside and outside the house; Laundry room (with deep sink, washer, dryer, iron, ironing board and ample hanging space), Mudroom (with more storage), Kitchen (with electric range and oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker & grinder, blender, mixer, good selection of bake-ware and a large collection of new table and glassware); Linen closet with 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.
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Member since: 2010
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Bedrooms have large built-in closets and ceiling fans.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Shoulder Spring 2017
May 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Shoulder Fall 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 7%
Refundable security deposit of $500 held for damages until after departure.
Cleaning cost included in rental rate.
Please note, we do not accommodate pets at this property. Thank you.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Situated on the northeast bank of the Shields River the property is accessed across a private bridge on Hwy 89 North. The property has views of the Absaroka-Beartooth and Crazy Mountain Ranges.
First class wade fishing on the Shields River can be found right out the door. Excellent fishing, rafting and kayaking also on the Yellowstone River, publicly accessible just 2 miles from the property plus abundant fishing options at nearby spring creeks, fisheries and rivers.
The property is a scenic 65 mile drive from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park, and just 35 miles from Chico Hot Springs in Paradise Valley.
Many local outfitters offer horse riding, trail rides, zip line, whitewater rafting etc, all within reasonable driving distance.
In winter downhill skiing is available 40 miles away at Bridger Bowl or a little further afield at Big Sky Resort. Cross country skiing is also possible right on the property.
The property is 10 miles from the historic country town of Livingston, Montana which offers an abundance of amenities and interest including restaurants, bars, coffee shops, antique stores, galleries, music and art festivals, a summer farmer's market and more.
Year Purchased: 2013
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, went to school here, runs a business here and his family all still live here. It was an easy decision for us to start our family life together here, 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, MT, USA:
We have lived on a neighboring property since 2008 and love living in the Shields Valley. A rare opportunity to acquire this particular property presented in 2013 - we knew how great it was from living next door - a diamond in the rough, with river frontage and private river access; an ideal size of 7 acres with interesting original out-buildings and an old ranch house with great bones; as well as an ideal location in its proximity to Livingston and area amenities and attractions, yet still being out of town enough to feel country.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The guest house is the original home on the property. After extensive renovations and remodeling the end result is an inviting, comfortable retreat. All on one level it is ideally laid out for easy living.. with a well-equipped kitchen, plenty of counter space, dishwasher and breakfast bar .. opening onto the great room with vaulted barn-like whitewashed ceilings, large picture windows, gas fireplace with stone surround, tasteful furnishings and dining area with French doors opening onto a large outdoor deck. The home 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 easy opportunity for swimming and tubing. With river and mountain views from inside the home and from the deck, country living here is idyllic. The property has all the benefits of a country retreat, 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 40 minutes to the nearest ski field.
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Shields River Retreat, a hidden gem in the heart of the Shields Valley
Front porch, view of one of the charming old outbuildings on the property
Lounge in comfort and style
Farmhouse style dining seats up to 8
Writing desk with a window seat
Bar stools facing kitchen for casual seating and dining
Ample storage, all new cabinets, countertops and appliances
Sink area with dishwasher, windows face onto lawn and trees
Queen size Amish all-wood, hand-made bed with drawer storage underneath
Back of house, French doors lead onto large deck
Your outdoor dining and entertaining idyll, speakers bring music outside
View from back deck to Sheep Mountain, small rustic outbuilding in foreground
Venture up the pathway to your riverfront home away from home..
The great room features vaulted ceilings with a whitewashed barn wood finish
The ideal spot to unwind and take in the picture-window views to the river
Your choice of indoor or outdoor dining.. French doors lead to back deck
View towards breakfast bar and front door
Plenty of space to eat, drink, read, catch up on emails or help the cook!
Unimpeded view from kitchen through to the great room
Second bedroom with twin beds
Cottonwood and willow trees provide shade, privacy and abundant bird life
View from the back deck down to the Shields River
Your private Shields River access - fish, swim, tube at your leisure!
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017
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