Willow Creek Ranch
Willow Creek Ranch
The Willow Creek Ranch is nestled in the fertile South Fork Shoshone River Valley overlooking Buffalo Bill Reservoir and the Absaroka and Carter Mountain Ranges south of Cody, Wyoming. The ranch holds 195+/- deeded acres with nearly 140 acres of cropland with two center pivots and other sprinkler irrigation designed to be efficient and easy to operate.
To compliment this remarkable setting is a very nice set of working improvements comprised of a home, barn, shop and corrals. The 4 bedroom/3 bath home also has an attached 2 car garage plus a motor home garage. The home features incredible views of Castle Rock and the South Fork Valley. The shop has a wood working bay, a metal working bay, and a welding bay. The barn features two indoor stalls and several outdoor stalls. The pole fencing makes it an ideal equestrian property.
The location of the Willow Creek Ranch is prime outdoor recreation with proximity to numerous trail heads that lead to some of the World's best wilderness and freshwater streams whether it is horseback, ATV, or on foot. The buildings and setting are ideal for the iconic Mule Deer, Whitetail, Antelope, Upland Bird, and Elk hunting that owners enjoy from this base camp property. Blue ribbon trout fishing is up and down the South Fork River with multiple access points and lake sports are just down the road at the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Known to be the West's most prolific ecosystems for apex predators the trails from the South Fork lead to back country unknown and untouched.
Take highway 291 from the Yellowstone Highway 1-1/2 miles west of Cody’s Buffalo Bill Center of the West, skirts Cedar Mountain, and continues toward the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. The route continues through the scenic valley of the South Fork of the Shoshone River where Castle Rock, a prominent volcanic intrusion, stands. The rugged pyramids of the Washakie wilderness tower over the valley floor, where working ranches carry on old traditions. Among these is Buffalo Bill Cody’s original TE Ranch, which was built in 1895.
This is truly a one of a kind property with incredibly dramatic views and quality irrigation for hay production. The thoughtful layout of improvements and fencing provide multiple paddocks for livestock that can be well cared for with the barn stalls and high protein feed source. This is an excellent opportunity to own a working agricultural unit in the most desired location in Cody, Wyoming that would make an ideal seasonal or year around lifestyle.