SOLD - Crossed Sabres Guest Ranch
Cody, WY - 19 Acres - $1,250,000
Cody was first established by William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody in 1896. Located 50 miles from the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park, Cody has developed into a gateway community while still retaining its western heritage. Cody’s pioneer and rustic history are common themes seen in the cultural events and activities in the area. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is a large, modern facility located near the center of the city and contains one of the finest collections of Plains Indian artifacts in the world. This cultural attraction is considered the “Smithsonian of the West”. Downtown art galleries and restaurants are numerous and a Wild West shoot-out reenactment is a highlight during the summer months. With its abundance of history and activity, Cody is a perfect town for a guest ranch operation.
The Crossed Sabres Guest Ranch lies along the North Fork Highway just 7 miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The Crossed Sabres Ranch is surrounded by the Shoshone National Forest, which was the first federally protected National Forest in the United States. From sagebrush plains, dense spruce and fir forest to craggy mountain peaks, these 2.5 million acres have a rich biodiversity rarely matched in any protected area. Crossed Sabres has all the necessary permits to take advantage of the natural offerings.
The guest ranch improvements consist of approximately forty buildings arranged in a small mountain valley along Libby Creek. The entire ranch was extensively renovated in 2007 and 2008 with almost every building receiving a makeover. This is in addition to completely replacing and upgrading the electrical, plumbing and water infrastructure.
The Main Lodge sits at the head of the valley overlooking the ranch with outstanding views of the Absaroka Mountains. This new 6,000 sq-ft log structure has everything a person would need for a guest ranch operation. The dining room can accommodate 50 guests and is serviced by a commercial kitchen with new industrial equipment. There is also a game room, sitting room, guest business center, and a fully stocked bar with ample seating and a commercial liquor license. Two additional rooms could be converted into guest suites.
Crossed Sabres’ cabins are fashioned in a traditional western style and line the treed bank of Libby Creek. All of the guest cabins were constructed before the 1930s but have been completely remodeled in 2008 and feature new furniture and fixtures. There are 11 one-bedroom and 8 two-bedroom cabins each that offer queen and double-sized bed combinations.
The setting of the Crossed Sabres Ranch provides an incredibly diverse wildlife viewing environment. Surrounded by the Shoshone National Forest, it is no wonder that so many different species of wildlife reside in this area. More notably are the ranch’s big game species, which at any time of the year may include elk, moose, Mule deer and Bighorn sheep. These are in addition to bear, mountain lion, wolves, bobcats and even the elusive wolverine and lynx that can all be found on the ranch and in the immediate National Forest. The ranch historically has been a principle migratory route for elk in the fall and winter.
Crossed Sabres has some of the finest big game hunting the West has to offer. Along with fantastic Mule deer, Moose and Big Horn sheep hunting, this property is located in what many considered to be one of the best elk hunting regions in Wyoming.