Deer Creek Ranch

Wyoming Recreation Ranch, Horse or Cattle Operation

Located in one of Wyoming’s premier mountain valley communities, Deer Creek Ranch consists of approximately 1,348 deeded acres and is situated at the foot of Pennock Mountain with two miles of Deer Creek meandering through it. The ranch has end-of-the-road privacy, incredible views of the mountain range and is rich in wildlife including elk, deer and antelope. The property is surrounded on three sides by Wildlife Habitat Management Area and borders BLM land on the east which leads into thousands of acres of the Medicine Bow National Forest. The ranch has 6.54 cfs of water rights which date back to 1897 and currently irrigates 205 acres in native grass hay. Improvements consist of a two-story log home, remodeled in 1996, with two separate and very charming, fully furnished log cabins, a traditional loft-style horse barn with tack room, hay barn, workshop and tractor shed – all in excellent condition and surrounded by mature trees. Just eight miles to the front gate of the members only Old Baldy Club, this private, well-kept ranch offers everything in a great location.

Location and Area:
Deer Creek Ranch is located in south-central, Saratoga, Wyoming – 1 1/2 hours west of Laramie, 2 hours west of Cheyenne and 2 1/2 hours from Steamboat Springs. The ranch is eight miles from the prestigious members only Old Baldy Club; offering a championship, 18-hole golf course, blue-ribbon trout fishing, superior accommodations and fine dining and has easy access via State Highway 130 and Interstate 80 for quick commutes to larger surrounding cities. Shively Field Airport is just one mile southwest of downtown Saratoga for private jet aircraft and has an 8,800’ x 100’ lighted runway with a Fixed Base Operation providing aviation and jet fuel with NDB and GPS instrument approach systems in place. Commercial service is available from Denver International Airport, three hours by car or shuttle service from Laramie, Wyoming.

 

Recently named one of the “Top 20 Best Places to Live in the West,” Saratoga is located in the beautiful Platte Valley surrounded by natural beauty. The town has a population of just over 2,000 and sits atop one of the most active mineral hot springs in Wyoming. At an elevation of 6,785 ft. with a comfortable year-round climate, Saratoga provides ideal temperatures with average summer high temps in the upper 70’s and 80’s and average winter low temps in the 20’s and 30’s. Relatively unknown compared to other tourist destinations in Wyoming, Saratoga holds its unspoiled charm and western heritage to heart. Incorporated in 1900, the town of Saratoga is the sportsman’s paradise offering anglers a true blue-ribbon fishing experience in the nearby North Platte River and excellent big game hunting in the nearby mountains and plains. The spectacular mountain scenery, abundant wildlife, solitude of the winding mountain streams and authentic western charm have long drawn people to Saratoga. With an emphasis on community, commerce and entertainment, Saratoga offers something for everyone. The town hosts many events throughout the year including rodeos and jamborees, parades and street dances, brew and wine competitions, music and art festivals, concerts and many other get-togethers.

Property Description:
The ranch has 1,348 deeded acres along with the ability to irrigate 205 acres. Deer Creek runs through the property for two miles from its headwaters in the National Forest through a steep rugged canyon with pine, juniper and aspen trees on the east end of the ranch then through dense aspen and willow groves alongside the creek as it meanders past the buildings and through meadows. Along the way, there are several beaver ponds. The ranch is surrounded on three sides by the Pennock Mountain Wildlife Habitat Management Area and to the east lies a half mile of BLM that leads directly into the Medicine Bow National Forest which runs 27 miles east and 35 miles south to the state line and beyond into Colorado. The improvements are located closer to the west end in a very private setting on both sides of the creek with large mature trees and bushes. The ranch offers excellent opportunity for developing the fishing resources further through more ponds along the creek and stream enhancement. On the ranch and in the surrounding forest, BLM and Wildlife Habitat areas there is excellent wildlife including elk, deer and antelope. There is a variety of other wildlife including eagles, hawks, coyotes, mountain lion, bear and numerous other species including birds and waterfowl. Deer Creek Ranch shares its west and south boundary with the 10,040 acre Pennock Mountain Wildlife Habitat Area, managed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission. The purpose is to protect wildlife habitat and open space migration to and from Pennock Mountain. Due to its strategic location and significant habitat for wildlife, the ranch has been protected with a conservation easement preserving its Open Space value. Continuation of agricultural operations, hunting, fishing, repair, replacement and enlargement of buildings (including one additional building site) remains intact. Contact listing broker for further details.

Old Baldy Club:
Just eight miles from the ranch is the prestigious, members only Old Baldy Club offering an exquisite, country-club experience in a unique western setting. Eighteen holes of championship golf and over eighty miles of blue ribbon trout waters provide for some of the best golf and fishing in North America. The Old Baldy Club provides unparalleled services and accommodations – offering member and guests access to a full-service lodge with fine dining, cottages and suites, heated outdoor pool, and a complete, year-round schedule of activities for entertainment and relaxation including horseback riding, guided rafting and hiking excursions, tennis and more. Contact listing Broker for more details or call the club at 888-777-5303.

Improvements:
A 3,500 sq. ft. two-story log home with a lifetime steel roof has three bedrooms, three full baths and a laundry room off the kitchen. Entrance into the home is from a south-facing, covered front porch which faces the creek and opens into the living room with hardwood floors which extend through the main floor including the kitchen and dining room with an antique fireplace. A staircase with an antique railing leads to the fully-carpeted upper floor with three bedrooms including the master suite and three full baths. A small deck off the kitchen and a sunroom off the dining room provide spectacular mountain views and plenty of warm light. Two charming renovated, matching log cabins each have a full bath – one with a deck hot-tub and the other with a cozy, rustic rock fireplace with large hearth and mantel. In additional, a traditional loft-style horse barn with tack room, hay barn, workshop and tractor shed are all in excellent condition and are set amongst mature trees. The ranch makes an excellent horse or cattle operation with existing improvements, water and hay base.

Water Rights:

SourceDitchcfsAcresDateDeer CreekMattson1.0674.0011/04/1897Deer CreekEnl Mattson1.71120.0010/20/1905Deer CreekNelson0.1611.003/10/1926Deer CreekNelson Pipe Line0.01-3/10/1926

Permit#
1654
1444E
17085
17086

Reservoir Permit #5295Stk in Deer Creek; Bobby Stock Res: 3.60 a.f.; 8/16/1965
Reservoir Permit #5296Stk in Deer Creek; Betsy Stock Res: 3.30 a.f. 8/16/1965
Well Water Permit #P152W. Chastain #1 Domestic, Date 3/3/1955, 10.00 gpm
Well Water Permit #125737   Shiley #1 Domestic, Date 6/1/2000, 7 gpm