Ranchester: An Idyllic Western Town of Stunning Scenery

Ranchester is the consummate rustic Wyoming small town for out-of-this-world panoramic views of the Big Horn Mountains. Complete with gift shops, galleries, and a local cafe, this idyllic Wyoming community is perfectly situated along the scenic Tongue River for absolutely stunning views, boundless outdoor recreation, and an easy commute into the neighboring towns of Sheridan and Dayton

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Ranchester at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: US-14, I-90
Airport: Sheridan County Airport
Sheridan: 20 min
Billings, MT: 2 hrs


Zip Code: 82839
County: Sheridan
Median Home Price: $201,400

About Ranchester

Small-Town Community

Ranchester is a cozy small town with a population of just 943. Located just 9 miles south of the Montana state line directly off Interstate-90, Ranchester is nestled into the heart of cattle country, but is still just a short drive from bigger-city attractions in Sheridan or Dayton. Small but charming, it offers a wealth of outdoor opportunities for all interests.

Top Local Attractions

Quaint businesses, such as the Silver Spur Bar & Lounge or the Sunset Rose Cafe, beautiful historic sites, like the Connor Battlefield, and stunning scenery intermingle in Ranchester. Additionally, Historic US Highway 14 runs through the middle of town and leads over the Bighorn mountains to Yellowstone National Park.

Amazing Outdoor Recreation

The possibilities are nearly limitless. The Bighorn Mountains and Bighorn Canyon are a literal wealth of outdoor activity, from hunting and fishing to camping and backpacking to hiking and picnicking to photography, sightseeing, horseback riding, and even sledding and snowmobiling.

What You'll Love in Ranchester

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The Beauty of the Great Outdoors

Wide open spaces, acres of undeveloped land, ragged green mountains that soar into endless blue skies… Whether you’re an avid outdoor adventurer or merely harbor a deep appreciation for the quiet and solitude of nature’s beauty, you’ll absolutely love the untamed wild of Ranchester.

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Steady Local Economy

Many Ranchester homeowners make the short drive to the neighboring towns for employment and shopping. Agri-business remains the primary economic driver of Ranchester balanced by several local service providers offering conveniences such as food, gas, and sundries.

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Top-Rated Schools

Ranchester is served by the Sheridan County School District #1, which strives to educate all students to their highest potential. Schools serving Ranchester specifically include Tongue River Elementary School, Tongue River Middle School, and Tongue River High School.

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Ranchester Real Estate

Ranchester, Wyoming home buyers will find most of the home buying options here limited to either large tracts of land and ranches or more modest homes for sale including modular and mobile homes. While new home construction and the construction of large ranches is available in Ranchester for second home buyers, home buyers here can find reasonable existing single-family homes for sale. For more information on homes for sale in Ranchester, contact us for a current list of Ranchester homes, ranches and land for sale.

Relocating To Ranchester, WY?

Are you or your family ready to relocate to Ranchester, Wyoming where open spaces and sweeping vistas of the Big Horn Mountains offer plenty of opportunity for recreational diversions? Life here in Ranchester is simpler yet hard work and playing hard are the fabric of our area. Those families and individuals who share these pioneering values will receive a warm welcome. For more information on the Sheridan County area, request Your Exclusive Sheridan Rustic To Refined Home Buying Guide today.