The Headquarters Ranch forms the north boundary of the City of Sheridan and has been a showcase stock Polled Hereford operation for over 60 years. Goose Creek meanders through the ranch for nearly two miles along fertile irrigated cropland contiguous to several sections of shoulder rangeland making it a scalable livestock operation. Quality infrastructure allows the owner to distribute abundant irrigation water from multiple adjudicated sources. A wise investment for such a quality property in such a prime location with transition land providing generations of upside.
Blessed with abundant water resources the owners control of both sides of Goose Creek as it flows through nearly 2 miles through the center of the property. An 1890 Grinnel Livestock Ditch water right irrigates 165+- acres and a 1964 Extension to that ditch water provides water right to irrigate an additional 152+/- acres of hay meadows. The remaining balance of river bottom is holds nearly 170 acres of highly valuable riparian corridor. The well fenced and stock watered pastures to the east represent some of the best dryland range found in Wyoming. Diverse native grasses and improved fields are complimented with over a dozen quality reservoirs as well as a stock water pipeline. FSA shows over 330 acres of dry land crop ground for additional hay production on good precip years.
Large cottonwood trees line the meandering Goose Creek creating lush habitat for game and fisheries. The historic buildings and improvements are fully functional and make the property the ideal headquarters for a cattle seed stock or horse breeding ranch. The iconic barn is a well preserved landmark built in 1892 and must be experienced. Several sections of quality rangeland lie to the east making the entire ranch very well balanced and ready to operate.
The well maintained working improvements includes 3 homes, 1 barn, 4 loafing sheds, and 3 equipment buildings. The main attraction is the large barn that was known to be built in 1892 which is in remarkable shape and still hosts live production sales to this day. The older 5,000 square foot home was built to host work crews and buyers with many bedrooms. The paddock oriented corrals are used for production sales and would also be ideal equestrian pens lying in a large oxbow of Goose Creek. Corrals are designed to ship, sort, and film online video auctions.
The Headquarters Ranch represents a once in a lifetime opportunity!
The town Sheridan, Wyoming is arguably the most desirable place to live in the Rocky Mountain West. Adjacent to such a vibrant western community, the owners enjoy every modern convenience while also the western lifestyle that one can only find in Wyoming. Access off US Highway 338 creates a country road feel with charming curb appeal. The ranch is strategically positioned in the path of the City’s critical infrastructure plan. The community is near the confluence of three interstate highways and has several commercial air service options. Wyoming is ranked as one of the top business and tax friendly states in the country within a half hour to the benefits of the State of Montana.
The Wyoming experience lives in every ponderosa pine, alpine lake, worn-out saddle and secret canyon in Sheridan. Summit the legendary peaks of the Bighorn Mountains, enjoy fresh powder on skis or sleds, and take in the culture at our many venues: Polo, Sheridan Wyo Rodeo, Don King Days, and many more. Enjoy unparalleled hunting, wilderness hikes, horseback rides, and the lifestyle that only lives at the base of the Bighorns. The ranch benefits from countless pockets of wetlands created by water seeps, relic river oxbows, and creek drainages. The diverse habitat holds quality white tail and mule deer and is known for turkey, pheasant, geese, and other waterfowl. Multiple tracts are ideal candidates for the new owner to recapture investment from conservation or wetland mitigation.