Located just 10 miles from the historic mountain town of Hyattville, Wyoming you’ll find the Oxbow Ranch. This unique 494 acre recreation and production ranch includes approximately 2 miles of the Nowood River with end of the road privacy and has an out-the gate BLM permit. Best of all, the ranch has artesian water for the home, corrals, and to livestock watering systems in five pastures. This ranch has 245.2 acres of adjudicated water rights, and shares from the Avant Canal to irrigate 198 acres. The ranch also sits in enviable “first on the canal” position. The owners have made substantial infrastructure improvements including geo-thermal-heated stock water drinkers and new high-tensile electric fencing that is wildlife friendly. The ranch is irrigated by gated pipe, wheel-line, and hand-line systems, with underground raw water lines to settling pond and risers. Many ranch roads have been improved, and electric utility lines have been buried. The fields are producing certified weed free grass or alfalfa hay averaging between 4 – 5 tons per acre. With its well-distributed and abundant water, high-quality fencing, and excellent forage production, the Oxbow Ranch could easily accommodate a management-intensive grazing system for maximized livestock production.
The ground-up restoration of the historic log home (dated to early 1900’s) was completed in 2017. Now just under 2,000 square feet, the house is surrounded by an 800 square foot covered porch decked in maintenance-free Port Orford cedar. When you walk in the home you’ll immediately notice the spacious kitchen/dining room/family room area. The kitchen is equipped with granite and stainless steel counter tops, solid oak cabinets, a Bertizonni 36-inch gourmet range with convection oven set in a maple butcher block island. Original wood floors are accented by a slate stone hearth at the woodstove. This home has 2 bedrooms, including a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and spacious walk-in closet and guest room also with en suite bath and a sleeping loft. The den is equipped with floor to ceiling bookshelves, and double French doors lead into the main living area. The entire house, inside and out, is designed to be energy-efficient and low maintenance.
Other amenities include newly constructed wood and steel stock working pens and holding facilities, a horse riding arena, horse stalls/pens with automatic waters, a loafing shed with a vet supply room and hay storage, a large metal building for more storage, and a 2 car detached carport with attached insulated shop. There are lots of cottonwood trees along the river and spectacular mountain views.
As an additional bonus, this ranch includes an approximate 2000 acre adjacent BLM lease with 141 AUM’s with turn out dates of October 15th to December 15th. (BLM permit # 00134) The owner has installed BLM approved stock water on the allotment.
This property is very unique with its outstanding water characteristics, productive soils, and excellent wildlife habitat for many species of fish, small and large game animals and upland birds. This ranch is located in the Big Horn Basin which is surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges including the Big Horn Mountains, Wind River Mountains and Absaroka Mountains near Cody, Wyoming- a gateway town to Yellowstone National Park. Recreational possibilities are endless for outdoor enthusiasts, ice climbers, skiers and hunters. Come see this ranch and enjoy the clean water and air!