We are no longer accepting reservations for the 2022 Season. Thank you for your interest and please check back with us for future bookings.

Winter in Montana




All-Inclusive Getaway

If you are seeking a winter vacation with family and friends or you just need an individual room, Shields River Lodge offers you all-inclusive access to premier accommodations and amenities, fine dining and beverages, and a vast array of local winter activities.

Individual rooms or full lodge rental is available.

Montana is Beautiful All Seasons

Enjoy fly fishing, alpine skiing, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, winter hiking, soaking in natural hot springs, or exploring nearby towns and Yellowstone National Park. End your day by simply relaxing by our three-story stone fireplace, sipping on your favorite beverage, while enjoying the inspiring views of the Rocky Mountains and the wildlife that resides out our back door.

Yellowstone National Park

An easy, scenic drive from the lodge, winter in Yellowstone National Park is a true winter wonderland. A place of immense natural beauty, steaming hot springs, snowy landscapes and plentiful recreation options.

Against a snowy background, Yellowstone’s world famous bison, wolf packs, elk and other habitat are easy to see and observe. There is a magical winter silence in Yellowstone…it’s truly once in a lifetime experience.


Bridger Bowl Ski Area

Ski the Cold Smoke! Skiing enthusiasts have enjoyed the area known as Bridger Bowl since the mid-1940’s.

From beginner to Olympic skier, Bridger Bowl is a skier’s paradise just 20 minutes from the lodge. Enjoy some of the most varied, fun and challenging skiing in the Rockies. Bridger Bowl is a Rocky Mountain hidden gem. A big mountain experience with a friendly Montana welcome.



Crosscut Mountain Sports Center

Nominated by USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards.

Crosscut sits on 500+ acres adjacent to Bridger Bowl Ski Area. From Nordic skiing and snowshoeing to mountain biking and hiking, Crosscut will help you enjoy the outdoors in every season. With welcoming facilities, a warming hut and an extraordinary trail system set amidst pristine natural beauty, Crosscut offers an extraordinary outdoor experience.

The Reintroduction of Wolves into Yellowstone

As of 2020, there are roughly 94 wolves grouped into 8 different packs in Yellowstone. In January 1995, fourteen gray wolves were captured in Canada and relocated to Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley. In 1996, 17 more Canadian wolves were brought into the park, followed by 10 wolves from northwestern Montana in 1997. The wolf population has grown quickly, as pack territories and breeding pairs have been and continue to be established.

A dream come true…

Shields River Lodge was a dream come true for me after 6 months of COVID. The location was magnificent, the lodge itself of wonderful and tasteful architecture, large enough for plenty of social distancing and the food was 5 star, too. If you appreciate first class service, put Shields River Lodge high up on your list! – Valerie – Chico, CA


Downtown Bozeman

Spend the afternoon in downtown Bozeman. Shop for a piece of western artwork or a Montana souvenir, enjoy a meal in Montana’s best known restaurants, browse art galleries, explore unique retail shops, or scout out the plentiful sporting good stores for all your outdoor adventures. 

Located in Bozeman is Montana State University and the Museum of the Rockies, a Smithsonian Affiliate and a repository for state and federal fossils. MOR is recognized as one of the world’s finest research and history museums. It is renowned for displaying an extensive collection of dinosaur fossils, including the mounted Montana’s T. rex skeleton!

Historic Livingston

As written in the NY Times, “Livingston, Montana, the Literary Town on the Yellowstone River”. Founded in 1882, Livingston has lost none of its quintessential Old West ambience. The town’s population of 8,000 includes artists and writers in addition to ranchers. Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane stayed here when Livingston was still a Wild West honky-tonk town. It’s a fun Wild West experience for a day or an afternoon.

Just a few minutes from Livingston, Paradise Valley is a beautiful place with the Absaroka Mountains rising dramatically from the valley floor and the Yellowstone River winding its way through.

Rates include Meals, Beverages and Snacks. Rates do not Include Tax.
Rates include Meals, Beverages and Snacks. Rates do not Include Tax.

The wellbeing and health of our guests and staff is of paramount importance to us. Our sanitation practices are in accordance with the State of Montana and CDC guidelines.

Shields River Lodge is open year round for individual room and group bookings. Our fly fishing season is May through October.

3 Night Minimum

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Shields River Lodge

830 Castle Mountain Road

Clyde Park, Montana 59018

(406) 219-0650



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