This charming, newly renovated and beautifully decorated holiday home lies on the banks of the Shields River, surrounded on all sides 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 Retreat makes a great summer or winter getaway.
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.