Location: Grass Creek Ranch is located 38 miles NW of Thermopolis and 55 miles SE of Cody Wyoming (and a commercial airport). Access is 4 miles off Highway 120 West on a paved county road to Grass Creek, and 2 miles of county maintained gravel road.
School District is Hot Springs 1, and school bus service is to the ranch.
Description: The Grass Creek Ranch is a working cattle ranch which lays along the foothills of the Southern Absaroka Front, the mountain range that buffers Yellowstone National Park. The Ranch combines modern cattle ranching with recreation in the form of hunting and summer guest cabins. Grass Creek, a year-round creek supplies water to irrigate 200+- acres of lush grass hay meadows which in turn attract the many species of big game found on the property.
Other improvements include 3 completely remodeled older ranch homes. At the ranch headquarters there are two single family residences. One is 1684 Sq. ft.stick built home with a metal roof, basement, elevated deck, new windows, new siding, new water heater, and recently added mud room with full bath. Complete remodel including floor coverings and kitchen appliances, and cabinets.Currently
set up as one upstairs bedroom and two baths, with the option of finishing out the basement as a bedroom. Natural gas fired boiler, new pellet stove, and electricity are used or available for heating.
The second home is a 1394 sq.ft, 3 bedroom, 1 bath log home with new metal roof and attached cement patio porch. Complete remodel including floor coverings, cabinets, countertops, bath and appliances. Fixtures and plumbing are new as well. Currently using a pellet stove and electric heat with a natural gas water heater.
The ranch headquarters also has a 1500 sq foot wood frame commercial building with HVAC, a full commercial kitchen, dining room, partially covered decks, and his and her bathrooms with showers. Freezers, refrigerators, ice machine, and two new commercial gas ranges are some of the appliances included.
The headquarters has 4, one and two bed guest cabins. They consist of the original but completely renovated1898 homestead cabin as well as 3 single room cabins built in 2004.
There is a large quonset equipment storage shed, barns,grainery, and various loafing sheds and outbuildings. Cattle working facilities include new squeeze chute and calf table, 2w corrals, standing pipe panels, outdoor arena, and 3 automatic electric heated and 3 automatic ground heated waterers.On the east side of the ranch is a 1570 sq. ft 3 bedroom 1 bath stick built home. New windows, floors, and metal roof have been installed. There is a 1600 sq.ft. insulated shop with concrete floor, and equipment shed with loafing shed attached. The east property has its own well which has a new pump.
Livestock: The ranch runs a small year around cattle operation. It’s range ground has supported the +-50 head cattle operation for the summer months, and the 200 acre hay base has supported the cattle and additional livestock with a surplus that is sold. It boasts a first class set of all new working facilities with 2W metal corrals, free standing pipe panels, and accompanying cattle handling equipment are all new.
Water: Grass Creek flows through the ranch on the northern boundary. The creek is a perennial stream that is a tributary of the Bighorn River. Trout can be found in some reaches of the stream, including on the ranch.
Irrigation: The ranch uses the adjudicated water, as early as 1906 adjudication, to irrigate the grass hay meadows. It is approximately the 3rd priority right on Grass Creek. Water is delivered to the meadows from the creek in an open ditch where it is spread through gated poly pipe.
Wells: There are 4 wells on the ranch, all wells have been equipped with new pumps in the last 3 years. One of the wells consists of a lease well, which has an agreement for use and is used by the neighboring private company. There is a dedicated stock well on the western side of the ranch, and a well at the headquarters that is used for all the improvements, as well as stock waters. The property on the east side of the ranch has its own well for domestic and stock use.
Recreation: The ranch has developed a successful Air Bnb business highlighting the unique location. There is excellent Big Game hunting adjacent to and on the Ranch:
Wildlife: Elk, Deer, and Antelope and a multitude of big game and upland birds inhabit the ranch and provide sportsmen with the opportunity to pursue trophy class animals in highly sought after, limited quota draw areas. Trophy Elk area 64, Trophy Deer area 119, and Antelope area 83. The owners have historically qualified for Landowner tags for the 3 species.
The ranch is in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and all the associated animals that inhabit the system are in the immediate vicinity of the ranch. The Shoshone National Forest is 17 miles up the County road that goes by the ranch.
Leases: The ranch has a lease agreement on 80 acres of irrigated meadows owned by a private company. There is also a lease on a ranch well, with the same company, to supply them with water. Sellers will aid in the transfer of the leases to the Buyer with the sale of the property.
An ideal location and a complete set of first class improvements make it perfect for a guest or hunting ranch. Every aspect of the improvements is exceptional and nothing is lacking for a complete Western Vacation experience. Ranching, wildlife, fishing, hunting, and one of the largest expanses of wilderness in the lower 48 just 17 miles up the scenic ranch road, this is a Wyoming ranch in a very limited class.