|Space||1,600 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Situated on 35 private acres in the Shields Valley, bordered by the Shields River, this custom-built cabin has a rustic, stucco and log exterior with large porches on the front and back.
There is a full kitchen with a convection oven, large microwave, five-burner gas stove, dishwasher and refrigerator. Custom cabinets, Italian tile, in-floor heat, and concrete countertops are some of the extra features in this room. Sunrise breakfast nook!
The living room has comfortable leather furniture with a large flat-screen television accessing Direct TV. This room includes views of the Absaroka Mountains, wood floors, high ceilings and a gas fireplace built of river rock. The loft above has windows for a wonderful view of the wildlife, it also has a television with VCR and a daybed with a trundle bed.
The dining room has two large windows with a view of Sheep Mountain, the Crazy Mountains and the countryside. It also has two sliding glass doors that open out to a large screened in porch suitable for dining in warm weather. There is a seven burner gas grill for entertaining.
The two bedrooms have queen-size beds and private access to bathrooms which feature a jetted tub and steam shower.
There is one half mile of river frontage for fishing & swimming, and fenced in pasture area for horses. The private acreage along the river gives you seclusion under the Big Sky Country.
Keywords: Guest house/ cabin / fishing
My husband and I have lived in this area for over 20 years. I moved here from Virginia and he is a Montana native. We both love to hike, fish, camp, hunt, ski, etc. We also like the laid-back lifestyle in Montana. It is the perfect place for dogs, and we have great neighbors. We love the beautiful mountain views, the river behind us and all of the natural surroundings that make Montana a great place.
Lynn Crawford purchased this cabin in 2008
We built this cabin here because we live here and we love this area. The agricultural surroundings are very peaceful and full of wildlife and songbirds.
Aside from all the beautiful natural surroundings it is the people of this valley that make life enjoyable here. The Shields Valley is still a relatively undeveloped ranching and farming community. The small towns around us; Livingston, Clyde Park and Wilsall still have an authentic western look and feel. They host local events such as; rodeos, branding parties and dances with a real sense of tradition and community.
We had such a nice and relaxing time at this home. We had never done anything like this, but our kids kept asking to camp and I told them renting this cabin was probably as close to camping as I would ever go! We drove up from Colorado and it was a long trip. But to our delight the cabin was awesome and ready for us to settle in. We had everything we would ever need there. Kitchen was awesome, we ate in often and grilled outside. The kitchen table was casual and we ate dinner as a family every night and played board games and card games until bed time or smore time around the awesome fire pit, whichever came first. All the beds we very comfortable, even the trundle in the loft. Our youngest (twins) claimed that area as their own had a blast! We loved soaking in the tub and a steam shower was just what we needed after horseback riding. My kids and husband loved the river and tubing down it was an adventure they still talk about. My husband caught fish many times and cooked it up on the grill! Yummy!
Last but not least Lynn and Brad were such awesome people. They were available for questions, suggestions, etc. However they were never intruding into our space or privacy.
Our kids just loved asking questions about Montana and the wildlife, etc. Yet Brad and Lynn never acted like they were driving them crazy!
Please consider this as your next vacation destination, you won't regret it and it may become your families favorite vacation ever as it has become ours!
We had a fantastic, relaxing time. The only ones there were us and the owners on 38 acres and plenty of room for us to play and our dog. The house was very well appointed and comfortable. Everything that we needed was there. Lynn and Brian were hospitable and made sure we had everything we needed. We definitely recommend it to anyone.
We stayed here for one awesome week the last week of April and couldn't have asked for better accommodations, scenery or owners!! The pictures they show don't do it justice, as I probably looked at those pictures 1,000 times or more over the 2-1/2 months after making our reservations until our arrival date, and NEVER would have pictured just how ROOMY this cabin is! Seeing it from the outside it looks small but inside it is a very-roomy 1,600+ square feet, with two master suites on opposite sides of the great room with very nice upgrades throughout. We really enjoyed the gas fireplace, steam shower and deep-jetted jacuzzi tub. Although the owners live 20-30 yards away in their own cabin, the few times we happened upon them were always nothing but pleasant conversations. They were very helpful in suggesting places to eat, hikes to take and even left the local newspaper's page for church services in the area on our windshield Sunday morning after hearing us mention the previous evening about our plans to attend a church. We gained two really neat friends during this vacation, (plus their three Springer Spaniels). After experiencing this cabin in person, and daily walks around their 35 acres, I'm still amazed at what a true 'gem' this is. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CABIN FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION!!!
My husband and I recently stayed for 6 nights in this home and had a wonderful time. The hosts were available, but you still had a sense of privacy. The home itself was very clean and well supplied. The bathrooms were wonderful with the steam shower and jetted tub. The property had a lovely view of the mountains and we saw a variety of wildlife on the property. I would recommend this rental to my friends and felt that it was a very good value for the price.
Thanks Lynn and Brad for renting us you vacation home. We had a wonderful time visiting Yellowstone and the area. Beartooth Highway that you suggested is an absolute must see for anyone visiting the area. Keith and David really enjoyed the fishing on the Shields River. Both of our kids enjoyed the upstairs loft as a play area. It was great to have a place to come home to and relax at the end of a very long sight seeing day.
This is a really beautiful cabin tastefully decorated with lovely comfortable furniture. The kitchen is well stocked and great to cook in. The jacuzzi bath and steam shower are brilliant. There is everything here for a comfortable stay. The porch is a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the ever changing light on the Absaroka mountains that fill the skyline. Brad and Lynn are friendly very hospitable hosts. There is good fishing very close by in the Yellowstone River and also in the Shields River. A little further afield the Paradise Valley provides additional good fishing spots on the Yellowstone. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
The nightly rate for guests who stay beyond 1 week, it is $175 per night in the spring/summer/fall, $150 per night in the winter. This is for additional nights beyond 1 week, but less than 2 weeks. The cleaning fee is $100 for parties of 4 or less, if there are more than 4 in your party, the cleaning fee is increased to $150. Sorry, we do not allow smoking in the house, only on porch.
One half down as a deposit, the balance is due when guests arrive.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
We are located in the Shields Valley, right on the Shields River which pours into the Yellowstone River. Access to the Yellowstone is 5 mins down the road from us.