Fly-Fishing and Hunting Retreat in Wyoming with Contemporary Home and Nearby Wilderness
This 160-acre fly-fishing gem lies in the shadow of the Big Horn Mountains and the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. Paint Rock Creek, which is a major tributary of the Big Horn River, flows through the ranch for nearly 2+/- miles. A riparian enhancement project completed in conjunction with the federal NRCS insures a good population of large rainbow and brown trout. A stylish, contemporary, 1,345 sq. ft., three-bedroom, two-bath home is situated to take in the panoramic views. A recently constructed 400-square-foot guest or caretaker’s cabin was done with a Western flair. A barn, sheds, corrals and cattle handling facilities complement the agricultural function of the ranch which is currently leased to a neighboring rancher/hunting outfitter. Hay meadows are irrigated with valuable senior water rights. Adjudicated wells supply four heated waterers for livestock. There is excellent hunting on the ranch for upland game birds and water fowl as well as both white tail and mule deer.
Co-listed with Hake Realty – Ten Sleep, Wyoming
Paint Rock Creek Ranch
Wyoming - Big Horn County - Ten Sleep/Hyattville
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LOCATION AND AREA
The 160 acre Paint Rock Creek Ranch lies in the shadow of the Big Horn Mountains and the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area near the charming old west ranching communities of Hyattville and Ten Sleep about equidistant between Greybull and Worland, Wyoming. The ranch is conveniently accessed year round from a state maintained highway to the ranch entrance. Ranch improvements are along the creek, hidden from highway view, providing seclusion and solitude.Cody and Yellowstone Regional Airport is 1-1/2 hours north west.
An open floor plan, 1,345-square-foot, stylish and contemporary, three-bedroom, two-bath home is situated to take in the panoramic views. The attached two car garage is oversized to accommodate a shop area. A recently constructed 400 sq. ft. guest or caretaker cabin was done with a western flair. A barn, sheds, corrals and cattle handling facilities complement the agricultural functions of the ranch.
The ranch is fenced and cross fenced for rotational grazing. The riparian corridor is fenced off from grazing to preserve fish habitat. There are four strategically place heated waterers for livestock. Hay meadows are irrigated with valuable senior water rights from a head gate on the creek. A neighboring rancher/outfitter currently leases grazing and haying for $4,000 a year and he maintains the fencing and irrigation system.There is additional income of $2,500 a year from the Natural Resource Conservation Service.
The home and guest house are served by separate well and septic systems. Power is from Big Horn Rural Electric, telephone and Internet service is from TCT west.
The Big Horn Basin of Wyoming abounds with hunting, fishing and outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearby Bighorn National Forest and Cloud Peak Wilderness Area offer hiking, riding, hunting, fishing and other adventures. Wildlife including both white tail, mule deer and moose are attracted to Paint Creek Ranch by the live water and cover. 20-inch brown and rainbow trout are regularly taken in the nearly 2+/- miles of creek meandering through the ranch. The creek has been professionally enhanced to improve fish habitat and the riparian corridor is fenced off from grazing. Close access to the Big Horn National Forest Wilderness Area offers many expanded opportunities to fish for rainbow, cutthroat and golden trout. The ranch is also home to wild turkey, pheasant, partridge, chucker, sand hill cranes, ducks, geese and many other wild creatures. Yellowstone National Park is an easy day excursion.
TAXES AND ZONING
Tax-friendly agriculture zoning results in annual real estate taxes of $1,300.89