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The Shields River Retreat presents a rare opportunity for those searching for an authentic Montana lifestyle, with its exceptional riverfront location just beyond Clyde Park, and north of Livingston, Montana. This picturesque 25± acre property boasts a parklike setting and serves as a wildlife sanctuary, blessed with abundant water resources encompassing approximately 0.35± miles of the Shields River, two ponds, and diverse riparian habitat.

The Shields River Retreat focal point is the exquisite 4,500± square foot main residence. The home, built in 2008, uses reclaimed and reconditioned circa 1917 ranch buildings that once stood on the property. The architecture is truly distinguished, and the high-quality accommodations ensure a comfortable and luxurious living experience. Recent renovations to the main house have resulted in a remodeled kitchen, master bath, and a well-appointed gym with a dry sauna and workshop.

Adjacent to the river and the main house is a charming one-room log cabin, evoking a nostalgic ambiance and offering convenient guest accommodation. The property boasts various improvements, such as a newly built greenhouse, a timber shed featuring a backup generator, a new chicken coop, the old granary, and a well-equipped metal shop complete with a concrete floor and 100-amp power supply.

Living at the Shields River Retreat means indulging in the pleasures of trout fishing, gardening, and hosting gatherings with friends and family on your own sprawling estate. Moreover, the proximity to the adjoining State land ensures easy access to hiking and horseback riding opportunities. Should you ever desire additional amenities or urban conveniences, the lively towns of Livingston and Bozeman, Montana, are close at hand.

Embrace the essence of Montana living at Shields River Retreat and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while relishing the comforts of an elegant and well-appointed home. This exceptional property offers the perfect balance of seclusion, adventure, and modern luxury, making it a prime candidate for those seeking an extraordinary way of life in the heart of Big Sky Country.


  • 25± acres of diverse riparian and wildlife habitat
  • Located in Montana’s beautiful Shields Valley
  • Shields River frontage for 0.35± miles
  • Two fishing ponds
  • Tasteful main residence created from reclaimed and reconditioned original ranch timber
  • Log guest cabin
  • Additional improvements include a greenhouse, an old granary, and a metal shop
  • State of Montana public land shared boundary
  • 30± minutes from Livingston, Montana
  • 50-60± minutes from Bozeman, Montana, and Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

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