Nestled beneath the Big Horn Mountains, sits this beautiful, quiet and private horse property on the Little Tongue River.
This well improved but not over improved ranch has been well cared for over the years and is known for being one of the earliest ranches established on the Little Tongue River as reminded by its documented #1 water right from 1881.. The heavily foliated river banks bustle with wildlife including Elk seeking shelter in the brush and trees along the river. With the sounds that Mother Nature provides along with the views from the Cross Circle Bar Ranch one cannot disagree with - Captain H.E. Palmer of the 11th Kansas Cavalry, Gen. Patrick Connor's Command, 1865, "The country is perfectly charming, the hills all covered with a fine growth of grass, and in every valley there is either a rushing stream or some quiet, babbling brook of pure, clear snow water, filled with trout, the banks lined with trees, wild cherries, quaking aspens, some birch, willow, and cottonwood. No country in America is more picturesque than the eastern slope of the Bighorn Mountains."
The ranch features a well balanced mix of highly productive irrigated grass fields serviced by side roll sprinklers and flood irrigated fields that also provide productive grazing pasture for livestock. A natural 200 ft. bench sits to the west of the main buildings overlooking the Little Tongue River which marks the begging's of the foot hills of the Big Horn Mountains. This ranch has a very comfortable 2 story 6 bedroom 4.5 bath home built in 1996. In addition to the main house the property includes a guest house built in 2007 that consists of 3 bedrooms 2.5 bath 1,900 sq. ft., an iconic red barn, several other outbuildings and barns as well as a modern equipment shed built in 1999. All of the barns and out buildings have been well maintained and cared for giving one the feeling of old ranch nostalgia without years of deferred maintenance. Surprisingly this ranch is serviced by municipal drinking water from the town of Dayton.
Total acreage is 577 acres. Total riparian & irrigated acres is approximately 245 +/- with 50 acres under side roll sprinkler systems.
This ranch is located just south of Dayton WY which is at the confluence of the Tongue River and The Little Tongue River. The ranches secluded and close proximity to HWY 14 has year around access to the Big Horn Mountains and all of the recreational opportunities it provides. A short drive down the road sits the historic Eaton's dude ranch and a bit further the City of Sheridan known for its devotion to the Arts and western heritage, Sheridan attracts people in search of a small town lifestyle with the benefits of big-city culture, dining, and boutique shopping.
Age: 11-20 Years Old
Amenities: Horse facilities, Live Water, Estate Ranch
Appliances: Dryer, Range / Oven, Refrigerator, Washer
Area Amenities: Golf, Biking, Area Climbing, Area Fishing, Area Hiking, Area Hunting, Area Skiing, Area Snowmobiling
Area Description: Country Living, Fishing, Mountain, Skiing, Hunting
Body of Water: River
Exterior: Dog Run, Out Building, Storage Shed, Barn/Stable
Exterior Description: Wood Siding
Exterior Living Space: Deck
Fencing: Wood Fence
Garage Count: 2 Car Garage
Garage Description: Detached Garage
General: Fenced Range Land
Heating - Fuel Type: Propane
Heating Type: Forced Air
Interior: Walk-in Closet
Kitchen Features: Gourmet Kitchen
Lot Size: 100+ Acres, 577 Acres
Property Description: Farm / Ranch
Road Type: Private Road
Roof: Metal Roof
Special Market: Luxury Properties
Style: Other Style
Views: Mountain, Lake & Stream
Water: City Water