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Shorthill Homestead Lodge

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

75 McDonald Creek Livingston, Montana 59047 United States

NEW LISTING: New owner / management as of 2/2019. Reviews shown currently on VRBO were made under previous management - but you can expect the same exceptional home and service!

This highly scenic year-round recreational retreat is located 20 minutes south of Livingston and 40 minutes from Yellowstone National Park. However, the Shorthill Lodge is a destination all itself. Somehow our Lodge makes for a perfect romantic getaway or a family vacation destination. A four-bedroom, four-bath custom log home nestled perfectly in the foothills of the Absaroka Mountain Range. A 360-degree 4,000 square foot deck wraps the house to take in the spectacular views of three mountain ranges. You enter the property along a picturesque stone lined drive, crossing over the flowing McDonald Creek and views of the sweeping mountains, Yellowstone River and Paradise Valley. Outside you can hike, wander, paint, read, explore, and ski or snowshoe. Inside you can warm up inside the lodge where large picture windows allow ample wildlife & scenic viewing from every room. The cabin has a sophisticated lodge feel, hand-peeled logs and custom wrought iron detailing throughout. A gourmet kitchen with gas Wolf appliances is equipped with everything needed to cook and entertain.

There are two master suites upstairs. The first master bedroom has a king sleep number bed with high quality linens, and a large whirlpool tub (with picture window) perfect for soaking after a long day. The second master suite, also with a king bed has a reading loft, and a private bath with a rain shower head. This room has huge views of 2 mountain ranges and the mighty Yellowstone River carving the valley. Also upstairs is a den with a full size pull out couch.

The main level has 2 additional bedrooms and a full size bath. The huge vaulted ceilings of the living room allow for the picture windows to take in the massive mountain views and several ways to access the wrap around deck. Just down the stairs in the walk out basement level is another common area with a huge sectional and large screen tv, as well as a pool table and a full bath with Steam shower. The laundry room and workout / game room are also on this level. Some workout equipment and a children's trampoline (with net) are located in this bonus area that opens to the driveway.

The property itself has many places to explore. You can sit by the creek and read a book, explore the rock garden or watch the birds from a rocker on the deck. Shorthill also boasts a built in extra large propane grill and covered outdoor dining area, stocked pond with huge Rainbow trout to feed, a fire pit and abundant wildlife viewing. The snowy winters are just as beautiful and exciting as the green mountain summers at the Shorthill Ranch.

We are located minutes from the Yellowstone River and several access points for fly-fishing, rafting, or scenic floats. Chico Hot Springs and Day Spa is a short 15 minute drive from the house. Chico has several dining options as well as a Hot Spring to soak away the day. Live music nightly on the weekends and a Sunday brunch not to be missed. Chico also has horseback rides in the summer and dog sledding in the winter. The emerging and must see town of Emigrant is a short 10 minute drive away - full of live music, BBQ, bakeries, a local grocery store, bank and full service Fly Fishing shop. We are about 20 min from Livingston.

Shorthill Lodge in aptly named "Paradise Valley" is a great jumping off point to explore Yellowstone National Park or the Rocky Mountain West; alternatively it can be a warm and welcoming place of luxury that quickly becomes your favorite Montana hideaway. Regardless, you will be surrounded by the the beauty and serenity of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem - a true national treasure.

At our Luxury lodges such as Shorthill, we offer affordable, full service Concierge Services such as Pre-Trip Shopping, In House Massage, In home chefs, equipment rental, reservation assistance, and more. Please inquire with us at booking for a full list of services.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 3 story, Built in 2005
Unit Code SHORTHIL
Beds 2 king beds, 2 queen beds, 1 sleeper sofa
Bathrooms 4 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 8, 4 bdrms total. 2 bedrooms are on the main level - a queen bed in each with a shared full bath. 2 master suites on 2 fl- a king bed with adjoining bath in the master and another king bed & attached full bath in the other. Addl pullout full sofa bed., 1 loft, 6 dining seats
Floor Area 3500 square feet
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities baby crib, combination tub/shower, sleep sofa /futon, pond, Child's Highchair, Dining, Books, DVD Player, Game Room, Ping Pong Table, Pool Table, Satellite / Cable, Stereo, Television, Toys, Air Conditioning, Clothes Dryer, Fireplace, Fitness Room / Equipment, Garage, Hair Dryer, Heating, Internet, Iron & Board, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking, Telephone, Towels Provided, Washing Machine, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Pantry Items, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, bird watching, eco tourism, horseback riding, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, sledding, walking, ATM/bank, Babysitter, fitness center, groceries, hospital, laundromat, massage therapist, medical services, Mountain View, Rural, Deck / Patio, Lawn / Garden, Outdoor Grill, fishing, fly fishing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, rafting, skiing, whitewater rafting, children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed, Minimum Age Limit for Renters, Adventure, Away From It All, Family, Romantic, Sports & Activities, Tourist Attractions, Outdoor lighting, Deadbolt lock on entryway, Smoke detectors, Carbon monoxide detector, Fire extinguisher, First aid kit, Emergency exit route, Emergency phone number: Medical, Emergency phone number: Police, Emergency phone number: Fire
Living Central Air, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Fireplace
Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Bank
Convenience Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, Nearby Public Hot Springs
Culture Local Parks, Historic Downtown , Local Music Festivals, Local Farmers Market, Dancing Venues , Nearby Resort and Hot Springs, Live Music, Yellowstone National Park
Outdoor Deck, Gas Grill, Fishing Pond, Fishing on Property, Mountain Creek through Property, Ping Pong Table, Hiking Trails
Geographic Secluded, Close to Town
Entertainment Satellite TV, DVD Player, VCR, Games, Smart TV
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Amazing Montana family get away!

    Stayed 6 days ending in September, 2019

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    Kathy K recommends this vacation rental

    We rented this home with our family prior to our daughters wedding at Sage Lodge. Could not have been happier! Beautiful location surrounded by 360 degree views of Paradise Valley. We have rented many homes over the years and this home is better equipped then any other rental property we have experienced. Would love to return. Many thanks to Deena at Turnkey. She was very responsive leading up to our stay as well as while we were there.

    • Manager Responded on 9/19/2019

      We are so glad that you had such a lovely stay at our home and that your daughters wedding was perfect! Please come back and visit us again anytime!

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  • Fantastic

    Stayed 8 days ending in September, 2019

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    Jeannie S from Lone Tree, CO recommends this vacation rental

    We loved staying at Shorthill we felt it was magical, serine, quiet and beautiful!

    • Manager Responded on 9/6/2019

      We are so glad that you enjoyed this incredible home! Please come back and visit us again anytime!

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  • Paradise Valley=Shorthill Homestead Lodge!

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2019

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    Mary K recommends this vacation rental

    The property far exceeded our expectations! It is a beautiful home that met the needs of our group! The location is convenient for enjoying the beautiful area. We enjoyed fly fishing on the many rivers, a spa visit, hiking the gorgeous trails, seeing a variety of wildlife and shopping in the nearby by towns. The property management company was wonderful to work with and worked hard to make sure our stay was enjoyable. They are a 5 star group to work with! We will definitely be back!

    • Manager Responded on 9/6/2019

      We are so glad that you had such a lovely trip! Please come back and visit us again anytime!

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  • Mountain Dream Home

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2019

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    Carey H from Gloucester, VA recommends this vacation rental

    Absolutely wonderful vacation home! The house and property are beautiful. Highly recommend this home!

    • Manager Responded on 8/26/2019

      We are so glad that you all had such a lovely vacation. Please come back and visit us again anytime.

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  • Amazing

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2019

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    a guest from Murfeesboro, TN recommends this vacation rental

    Had a great time. Can't wait to go back!

    • Manager Responded on 8/12/2019

      We are so glad that you had such a wonderful trip! Please come back and visit us again anytime!

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  • wedding in Montana

    Stayed 4 days ending in June, 2019

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    Richard O from south barrington, illinois recommends this vacation rental

    great house and location. Beautiful views. House is decorated wonderfully. Sitting out on deck or firepit was very relaxing. Wildlife all over. rented for 4 nights and we didn't want to leave.

    • Manager Responded on 8/12/2019

      We are so glad that you all enjoyed your stay so much! Please come back and visit us again anytime!

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  • 1st trip to Montana and our expectations were exceeded!

    Stayed 6 days ending in June, 2019

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    a guest from Tyler, TX recommends this vacation rental

    We had the best time! The property is outstanding! No detail was overlooked in designing this home. My family felt like they were at home. Very relaxing. We loved the location! We wanted to be away from the crowds and this place was the answer. Very quick response to all of our questions. We hope to return next summer!!! Thank you so much for sharing your home!!!

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  • Montana Trip

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2019

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    Mark N from Cornelius, NC recommends this vacation rental

    In my opinion luxury stays should include trash removal. Additionally it would have been nice to have received instructions on use of various entertainment media. Chairs around fire pit need replacing.

    • Manager Responded on 7/13/2019

      Thank you for the feedback Mark. We are working on all of these items!

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