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Beautiful Custom-Built Cabin on the Shields River

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

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. This room includes views of the Absaroka Mountains, wood floors, high ceilings and a gas fireplace with a river rock hearth. The loft above has windows for a wonderful view of wildlife, and a daybed with a trundle bed for extra sleeping accomodations and relaxing or reading/napping.

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 on the back deck.

The two bedrooms have queen-size beds and private access to bathrooms, one featuring a jetted tub and the other a steam shower.

There is one half mile of river frontage for fishing, swimming, and tubing. The private acreage along the river gives you seclusion under the Big Sky Country.

Keywords: Guest house/ cabin / fishing

More Details

Lynn Crawford
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Lynn Crawford

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

Why Lynn Crawford chose Livingston

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.


Livingston Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
35 private acres of land bordering 1.5 miles of river frontage, great for viewing wildlife, fishing, 8 miles outside of Livingston, steam-bath, screened-in back porch, loft with windows, marble and Italian tiles, heated tile floors, custom concrete countertops, custom cabinets, fully covered large front porch, 5 min access to Yellowstone River, 30 min to Bridger Ski Hill and Bozeman Airport. Fenced for horses, call about pets.


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Custom-Built Cabin on the Shields River
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin with all the amenities you could desire.....wonderful hosts. We would return there in a heartbeat -- no reason to look elsewhere if you're looking at the Livingston area.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome time! Never wanted to leave!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moorhead, MN


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taylor, TX (near Austin, TX)

This Needs a 10-STAR Rating!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Nice stay in Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan, We enjoyed having you here; I am glad you had a nice time at Shields River Guest House. I hope the rest of your trip was also pleasant, and that you had a safe return home. Again, thank you for the kind words, and we hope to see you again sometime. Sincerely, Lynn Crawford
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North Carolina

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bozeman, Gallatin Field
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Livingston Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Rib and Chop House
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Bridger Bowl

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

Sorry, we do not allow smoking in the house, only on porch.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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