Osborn Ranch - Johnson County, Wyoming
Type: Home and Acreage
Deeded Acres: 112
Leased Acres: 0.
Total Acres: 112
Asking Price: $985,000
RANCH FOR SALE IN WYOMING — OUTSTANDING LOCATION
Beautiful rural residential property with a trout fishing stream at the base of the Big Horn Mountains. The Osborn Ranch features a lovely home and plenty of room for a small cattle herd and horses.
- LOCATED ~23 MILES SOUTH OF THE GATEWAY CITY OF BUFFALO, JOHNSON COUNTY, WY
- EXCELLENT TROUT FISHING
- ABOUT 1/2 MILE OF THE MIDDLE FORK OF CRAZY WOMAN CREEK – FLOWS YEAR-ROUND
- COMFORTABLE, SUPER-INSULATED HOME WITH ENERGY RECOVERY VENTILATION SYSTEMS, STEEL BUILDINGS, & CORRALS
- VERY PRIVATE LOCATION AT THE MOUTH OF ROBINSON CANYON
The Osborn Ranch is an outstanding small ranch for sale in Wyoming nestled in the scenic Robinson Canyon valley at the base of the Big Horn Mountains. One of the treasures of this small ranch property is the year-round live water provided by about 1/2 mile of the Middle Fork of the Crazy Woman Creek. The stream corridor winds its way through the entire property providing not only riffles and runs but a shady retreat beneath the towering cottonwood trees. Improvements include a lovely home with energy efficient features. The property has been used for summer grazing and would also be a fabulous ranch for a few horses. Johnson County, Wyoming is a place where visitors immediately feel at home. Maybe it’s time to make it yours.
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Super Insulated Home Click To View
The spacious and well situated modern home offers a dramatic view of the face of the Bighorn Mountains and Robinson Canyon. The super-insulated home with energy-recovery ventilation systems and in-floor heating throughout offers the ultimate in comfortable country living.
The original residence was built in 1990 and consists of ~1,050 sq. ft., more or less, on the ground floor; ~1,050 +/- sq. ft. in the daylight basement; and ~225 +/- sq. ft. in the loft. A ~1,280 +/- sq. ft. addition was built in 2007, bringing the total living space to ~3,605 +/- sq. ft. The attached two-car garage (~504 +/- sq. ft) provides additional storage.
Other features in the home include 4 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths (including 2 master suites), living room, dining room, kitchen, office, gallery, sun room, wine cellar, 2 laundry rooms, in-floor electric heat; and two air conditioning systems.
Location Click To View
The Osborn Ranch is located in a tightly held area of Johnson County, Wyoming…namely, the base of the Big Horn Mountains. Located about 23 miles south of Buffalo, the Osborn Ranch has excellent year-round access via paved Highway 196 to graveled Johnson County Road #48 (Grueb Road) and then to a private road (known as the Robinson Canyon Road).
Interstate 25 is located ~7 miles from the property and provides convenient access to Kaycee (21 miles south), Casper (89 miles south), or Sheridan (56 miles north).
The property is very private yet access to schools, medical professionals, local businesses, restaurants, and other ‘going-to-town’ reasons is very good. The Big Horn Mountains provide a towering backdrop as you look toward the west and the plains country lies to the east. Due to its proximity to the mountains, the year-round trout stream maintains a temperature cold enough to sustain an excellent trout fishery.
Ranch Features Click To View
The Osborn Ranch’s 112 acres includes both native rangeland and the lush, stream corridor of the Middle Fork of Crazy Woman Creek. The combination makes the property ideal for livestock.
Ranch improvements include a 48′ x 60′ Morton® Steel building, a small set of corrals, and miscellaneous sheds. As part of the emphasis in protecting the stream, a new livestock watering system was developed in 2008 including a pumping station on the creek-side, an underground pipeline, and livestock drinking tanks. In addition, new fence was built to protect the riparian area from continuous use.
For many years, the owners have grazed cattle during the summer months. The carrying capacity is owner-rated at 25-30 cow/calf pairs for 60 days ro 30-40 yearlings for 60 days.
Crazy Woman Creek Click To View
The Middle Fork of the Crazy Woman Creek flows through the Osborn Ranch for about 1/2 mile. Portions of the creek are shaded by large cottonwood trees creating an oasis for wildlife. The creek flows year-round and provides an abundant water supply for fish and wildlife.
Care has been taken to protect the riparian area along the creek by fencing out the creek. Instead of having free access to the creek, livestock are watered via a water pipeline, water tanks, and a pumping system on the creek. This system was installed in 2008.
Brown and rainbow trout hide in the cool of undercut banks and several deep pools. This is a gentle, meandering stream, cooled by snow melt from the Bighorns. In September through early November, fishing with grasshopper and mayfly imitations is excellent.
The stream is returning to its former glory after a forest fire several miles to the west impacted bug life. At that time, browns up to 21″ were caught.
A large, dense stand of mature cottonwoods is located on the west end of the ranch. In the fall, numbers of whitetail deer use this stand as a loafing and rutting area. As many as 100 deer pass down the creek in a single fall evening, crossing the property on their way to alfalfa fields to th east. Mule deer are frequently seen, as are large flocks of turkeys.
In the golden rays of autumn, an avid sportsman might bag a turkey, a good buck, and a 17″ brown trout in a single evening.
Additional Information Click To View
- 2014 Real Estate Taxes: $2,864.71 See Johnson County, WY Assessor’s Office iTax information
- Elevation: 5,000′ – 5,090′
- Annual Precipitation: 12-14″ according to the NRCS 30-year average
- Mineral Rights: Sellers own one-quarter of the mineral rights, which they will convey to the Buyer. Sellers are not aware of any significant minerals on the property.
- Seller reserves the right to effectuate a 1031 tax deferred exchange in accordance with IRS regulations. This exchange will not incur any expense or liability on part of the buyer.