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Located in Fremont County, Wyoming, The Henthorne Homestead is off Horse Creek Road in Dubois, situated at the end of a seven-mile private road at the base of the Ramshorn Peak. Adjacent to the Shoshone National Forest and near the Washakie Wilderness Area, the property essentially has a backyard of over three million acres of continuous wilderness and forest lands. For all its seclusion and privacy, the property is conveniently located within 10 miles of the small western town of Dubois, Wyoming. This area has also been a backdrop for Hollywood commercials and movies due to its incredible rugged beauty. Dubois is an authentic Old West town with historic buildings and wooden boardwalks exemplifying its western charm. Dubois offers amenities normally found in larger communities and resorts such as a grocery store and drug store, excellent restaurants, shopping and a nine-hole golf course.
Dubois is home to the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center, a local history museum and art center, and a 6,100’ private air strip. Commercial air service to the area can be found as close as Riverton, located an hour east of Dubois offering service from Great Lakes, Frontier and United Express Airlines. Jackson Hole Airport is two hours west of Dubois and has flights from Delta, United Express, American, Frontier and Northwest Airlines.
Tucked away in its own private valley, this 639-acre alpine ranch is situated at the base of the famous Ramshorn Peak and offers a scenic and private setting. The Henthorne Homestead has a BLM lease on 640 acres that adjoin the deeded land which allows for additional grazing that is under fence. Sitting at an elevation ranging from 8,000 to 8,400 feet, the ranch boasts big mountain views in all directions as the Wind River and Absaroka Mountain Ranges provide an unrivaled backdrop. The Henthorne Homestead is comprised of a mosaic of forested acreage dominated by spruce, aspens and lush open meadows. The three sides of public domain boundary provide a seemingly endless extension of acreage to explore from this end-of-the-road location. The property can be accessed via a private road which is shared by a handful of private landowners. Many building sites throughout the ranch provide options for an incoming owner to construct a dream home in addition to the existing improvements.
Improvements consist of a small hunting/summer cabin situated on the original homestead along with a stock chute and working corrals sitting along the southeast border. There is no power to the property but with current technology in solar and wind power, an off-the-grid compound with all the comforts of modern living can easily be achieved. Cell and satellite service is available throughout the property offering phone and internet service.
The setting of The Henthorne Homestead provides one of the area’s most diverse wildlife viewing environments. Bordered on three sides by public lands and just miles from the Washakie Wilderness Area, this area is home to many different species of wildlife. Most notable are the ranch’s big game species that include elk, moose, Mule deer and antelope. Bear, mountain lion, wolves, bobcats and even the elusive wolverine and lynx can all be found on the property and in the immediate national forest surroundings. The Henthorne Homestead has been a historical and principle migratory route for elk during the fall and winter months. For the bird enthusiasts, the Wyoming ranch provides plenty of viewing opportunities for various types of hawks, eagles, owls and songbirds.
Due to the eco-sensitive nature of The Henthorne Homestead and its crucial wildlife habitat and national forest boundary, an incoming owner could receive substantial tax benefits through the placement of a conservation easement on the ranch. The most likely recipients of a conservation easement on this property would be the Jackson Hole Land Trust or the Nature Conservancy.
With direct access to the Shoshone National Forest, privacy and pristine mountain views, The Henthorne Homestead is perfect for the hunter, horse enthusiast or outdoor recreationalist.
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Dubois is an authentic Old West mountain town, with historic buildings, wooden sidewalks, and a real cowboy culture. Though Dubois has only 1,000 permanent residents, it offers many amenities found in larger communities, including a supermarket and drugstore, museums, several restaurants, numerous shops, hunting and fishing guide services, a public swimming pool, a library, and a nine hole golf course. In the summer, there are a variety of public events, including a rodeo and chuckwagon dinner every Friday evening.
The Wind River runs right through town, and there are spectacular mountain views in every direction. Due to its archetypal Western beauty, the area has been chosen through the years as a location for a number of commercials and Hollywood films. American Cowboy Magazine named Dubois one of the “Best Rural Towns of 2012.”