A Stunning Ranch with Unbelievable Views
The Holy Cow Ranch encompasses 3,589.4 deeded acres along with a 320 +/- acre state lease of unparalleled wildlife habitat and agricultural production, miles of National Forest boundary, creek frontage and striking improvements set between the shimmering creeks and the pine-clad slopes of the Bighorn Mountains. The foothills of the mountains provide bountiful feed and water for livestock as well as wildlife. The abundance of wildlife coupled with the diverse terrain, running water, and protected boundaries, makes for an incredible outdoor experience whether hiking, horseback riding, hunting or fishing. Conveniently located 12 miles west of highly coveted and celebrated Sheridan, Wyoming, The Holy Cow Ranch has created a name for itself in an area where fabled American entrepreneurs, sportsmen and European aristocracy have resided for generations. If your imagination leads you to what a true western paradise is, then you will find it here. The Holy Cow Ranch is currently one of the few offerings in the local area providing an owner with Bighorn National Forest boundary, priced comparably to neighboring sold ranches at $23,500,000.00.
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The Bighorn Mountains in north central Wyoming have been sought after for their quality wildlife resources since the earliest days of Native American inhabitance. The generally temperate weather patterns along the eastern slope of the Bighorns provide abundant water, strong grass and plentiful protection from weather and predation.
Rich wildlife populations include trophy whitetail and mule deer, as well as antelope and elk. The Holy Cow ranch is a paradise for waterfowl, small game, both upland and song birds, as well as native airborne and fur bearing predators. Several bass and trout ponds and over 3 miles of live water and riparian habitat through Rapid, Little Rapid, and Beaver Creeks occupy this property. Rapid Creek alone offers over 1.5 miles of exquisite trout fishing opportunities without leaving the ranch. An abundance of wildlife coupled with the diverse terrain, running water, and protected boundaries, makes for an unmatched outdoor experience whether hiking, horseback riding, hunting or fishing.
The current owners of the Holy Cow Ranch have chosen to lease grazing and hay production to a neighboring rancher and certainly a new owner could do the same to simplify day to day decisions. The foothills of the Bighorn Mountains provide bountiful feed and water for livestock, as well as wildlife. After the Spanish introduction of the horse to the new world, the Native Plains Tribes evolved into horse cultures and referred to this country as “Bots Sots” or the “very best” due to its superiority of feed.
Current estimates indicate approximately 300 acres of irrigated grass/alfalfa mix and native hay that are being produced on the ranch with hundreds more irrigated as pasture. The Holy Cow Ranch has the rights to 11 water adjudications that range in priority from the years 1882 through 1903. Carrying capacity would range widely depending on the management plan of the new owner. Suffice to say that the production opportunities are superb. In addition to the aforementioned resource values, approximately 1,000 acres of the southern portion of the ranch is found above the adjacent foothills into the protected timber of the adjoining Bighorn Mountains.
About the Ranch
Holy Cow Ranch boasts one of the most scenic and convenient locations in all of Wyoming. Just minutes away from the ranch, Sheridan's historic downtown offers ample shops, restaurants, art galleries and heritage events for year-round enjoyment.
The Holy Cow Ranch has a variety of improvements that will comfortably enhance your living experience. This ranch offers an owner's residence, a premier lodge, a ranch office and 2 noteworthy homes.
Shimmering creeks, mature forests and wide-open spaces create the ultimate outdoor adventure. Approximately 1,000 acres of the south end of the ranch lies above the foothills into the timber of the Bighorn Mountains.
Operations & Resources
Current estimates indicate approximately 300 acres of irrigated grass/alfalfa mix and native hay are being produced on the ranch, and literally hundreds of acres are being irrigated as pasture.
The generally temperate weather patterns along the eastern slope of the Bighorns have historically provided abundant water, strong grass and plentiful protection from weather and predation.
The rich wildlife populations include trophy whitetail and mule deer, antelope as well as elk. The Holy Cow Ranch is a paradise for waterfowl, small game and both upland and song birds, as well as native airborne and fur-bearing predators.
The current owners of the Holy Cow Ranch have chosen to lease grazing and hay production to a neighboring rancher. A new owner could certainly employ the same strategy in order to simplify day-to-day operations.
Around the Ranch
From outdoor recreation to agricultural production, Holy Cow Ranch offers a myriad of opportunities. Browse the photos below to learn more about resources on the property.
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We look forward to showing you around what we believe is one of the finest ranches in genuine American ranch country. Explore portions of the Holy Cow Ranch through the following virtual tours to see what this land has to offer.