Cundall Family Ranch - Platte County, Wyoming
Deeded Acres: 2782
Leased Acres: 40
Total Acres: 2822
Asking Price: $2,653,500
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Situated in the scenic area along the historic Oregon and Pony Express Trails with spectacular views of Laramie Peak and Lake Guernsey, this ranch property for sale in southeastern Wyoming offers a western lifestyle surrounded by a variety of historical sites and recreational opportunities.
- Located 8 miles west of Guernsey, Wyoming in Platte County.
- Very scenic area near the foot of the Laramie Mountains.
- Historically utilized as a cow/calf operation.
The Cundall Family Ranch is very scenic ranch property for sale in southeastern Wyoming — beautiful rock outcroppings, draws and ravines with interspersed groves of evergreen trees provide excellent habitat for both livestock and wildlife. Nestled in the valley below the beautiful Guernsey State Park and near the North Platte River, which is known nationally as a “Blue Ribbon Trout Stream”, this property lies in the pathway of the historic Oregon Trail and the Pony Express Trail. Recreational opportunities are endless as are family explorations to discover and learn about the many historic sites.
NOTE: This ranch is co-listed with BHHS-Preferred Real Estate Group, Gillette, Wyoming and the Listing Agent, Keni Cundall, is related to the Sellers. Jerry Cundall, a Wyoming licensed real estate agent with Pearson Real Estate Co., Inc. and the listing agent of the Cundall Family Ranch is related to the Sellers.
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LOCATION Click To View
The Cundall Family Ranch is located eight miles west of Guernsey in the far eastern area of Platte County, Wyoming. The nearest towns to the ranch are Guernsey (population 1,147), Wheatland (population 3,548), Torrington (population 5,776), and Ft. Laramie (population 243). Year-around access to the ranch is excellent. From Guernsey, one travels 4 miles west on State Highway 26 to Wendover Road, then turn north and proceed for 4 miles to 391 Wendover Road and look for the Ponderosa sign.
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Click To View
The Cundall Family Ranch is an all deeded contiguous property comprised of 2,782 Acres Deeded plus 40 Acres BLM Lease for a total of 2,822 Acres.
Wendover Road provides excellent year around access and forms the northern boundary of the ranch. The Burlington Northern Railroad forms a portion of the western boundary.
The topography consists of rolling grass lands with interspersed pine and other evergreen trees. The elevation ranges between 4,490’ and 4,720’ above sea level. According to the NRCS 30-year average, the annual precipitation in the area is 14.7 inches.
There are no irrigated acres. Livestock water is provided by three wells. Historically, the ranch was utilized as a year-around cow/calf operation with supplemental feed required during the winter months. The grassland is currently leased for 2016.
The ranch is very scenic with beautiful rock outcroppings, draws and ravines with interspersed groves of evergreen trees. There are excellent views of nearby Lake Guernsey as well as the Laramie Peak to the west.
IMPROVEMENTS Click To View
The residence on the ranch is a single-family, stick-built home with a full, partially finished basement built in 1981. There is a total of 5,066 total sq. ft. of living area. The 2,714 sq. ft. main level consists of a master bedroom and bath, 2 additional bedrooms, 1.5 additional bathrooms, a living room with fireplace and dining area, and a kitchen. There is a wood deck off the living room on the main level and wood balcony off the master bedroom.
The finished basement has one bedroom, one bathroom, and a family/recreation room with fireplace.
The home has two attached garages — one 2-car garage on the east end of the home and a single-car garage on the east end of the basement.
There is a domestic water well at the residence.
The home is currently occupied but, according to the lease agreement, can be vacated with a 60-day notice.
HUNTING AND FISHING Click To View
Fishing — The North Platte River has been named a “Blue Ribbon Trout Stream” by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department because of the vast numbers and species of fish that populate it. Emerging from the mountains near Casper, it turns and flows east-southeast along the northern edge of the Laramie Mountains, continuing across the plains of eastern Wyoming, past the town of Douglas and through Glendo and Guernsey Reservoirs. Wendover Canyon, just north of the Cundall property, offers excellent fishing for brown and rainbow trout, catfish and walleye. Just 12 miles southeast of Guernsey, Grayrocks Reservoir is touted as being the hottest bass/walleye, catfish and musky fishing spot in the State!
Hunting — Wildlife habitat in the area is excellent. Hunting opportunities are endless — small game, big game, waterfowl or small game birds are abundant. Results are excellent. For more information, contact the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
AREA ATTRACTIONS Click To View
Guernsey State Park has one of Wyoming’s most attractive reservoirs and is known for its excellent boating opportunities and fine collection of historic 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps buildings and recreational facilities. Approaching the park from the east, high bluffs surrounding the park offer the first hint of the mountains to come. The bluffs block the wind from the park area and leave the waters warm and inviting for swimmers and water skiers.
The museum is perched on a high cliff, overlooking the water. The building itself is made of hand hewn timbers and hand forged iron. The roof is framed with the timbers and covered with split cedar shakes, and the floors were formed by pieces of smooth flagstone.
The Castle, with its giant fireplace and winding steps, leads to an observation area for a spectacular view of the park. There are excellent views of nearby Lake Guernsey from the Cundall Family Ranch.
Guernsey Ruts (Deep Rut Hill) At this site, where the trail was forced away from the river and crossed a ridge of soft sandstone, the track is worn to a depth of five feet, creating some of the most spectacular ruts remaining along the entire length of the Oregon-California Trail. The geography of the area dictated that practically every wagon that went west crossed the ridge in exactly the same place, with impressive results. A monument marks the pathway of the historic Oregon Trail where it passes through the Cundall Family Ranch.
The National Pony Express Association holds an annual commemorative re-run of the route from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. This historic trail runs through the Ft. Laramie and Guernsey area along nearly the same route as the Oregon Trail.
– See more at: https://www.wyomingtourism.org/