Nestled in the Lower South Fork, this extraordinary legacy offers a unique combination of rural remoteness, irrigated acreage, state land access, abundant wildlife, and soothing sounds of the Shoshone River. The ranch style home and accessory buildings were built to complement each other with the architectural design of cobblestone and logs giving it a rich lodge feel. It's surrounded by lush aspens, pines, and cottonwoods overlooking the river. Land This breathtaking estate sits on 33 acres, boasting 1300″ +/- of the Shoshone riverfront, and a 360 degree view of the mountains. It rests along 72 acres of state land, with 4 pastures all irrigated, utilized for rotational grazing and a 13-acre gated pipe field that produces 30 tons of hay. The property includes a large garden with raised beds, grape vines and a rose garden. The valleys soils are rich with nutrients utilized by the surrounding ranches for farming corn, barley and hay fields. Improvements Custom built 5200 sqft 5 bedroom 5 bathroom ranch style estate with the architectural design of lodgepole and cobblestone Heated RV garage 12′ x 32′ (384 sqft). Fully finished, heated and plumbed 4 car detailing garage 46′ x 28′ (1,288′ sqft). Storage building heated and plumbed for future guest home 27 x 27 (729 sqft). 3 car heated and plumbed garage for future guest home 51′ x 24′ (1,224 sqft). 4 pastures with shade sheds for rotational grazing. The grounds are completely irrigated with underground sprinklers fed by a 10-horse water pump. 2- 7/8” welded tubing fence surrounding the clean and manicured outline of the driveways and pastures. Recreation Cody takes a back seat to no area when it comes to outdoor recreational opportunities. The area offers more than 2,000 miles of fishing waters where brook, rainbow, cutthroat, brown trout and grayling will provide the challenge. Cody provides the perfect climate and environment for hunting highly sought after big game animals like elk, moose, antelope, deer, and bighorn sheep. Whether it’s a short walk, mountain bike ride, rock climb, kayaking or horseback riding, this area offers a multitude of recreational activities. The area has more than a 100 miles of trails offered from the Shoshone National Forest, Yellowstone National Park or Cedar Mountain area. Unmatched camping opportunities are plentiful; from pitching a tent by a river or pulling your motor home into a full hookup RV park, this area has it all. You’ll find Cody can accommodate any camping and recreational need for the outdoor enthusiast. Agriculture This property was initially utilized for breeding Running Quarter Horses and German Shorthair hunting dogs. It now provides a home for the owners retired horses. Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources Water rights are with the Wilson and Mckissack ditch. General Operations The estate no longer breeds horses, cattle or hunting dogs, but is home to 13 of the owner’s horses and is maintained by the family ranch manager that keeps the grounds sustained and manicured, rotating the lush irrigated pastures for grazing, and cutting the 13 acre hay field. Region & Climate The South Fork Valley experiences a semi-arid climate, with highly variable conditions. Summers are warm, with some heat spells pushing temperatures above 90 °F (32.2 °C). Winters are cold, with periods alternating with sometimes milder temperatures. Relative humidity is usually a fairly dry 30% or less. The alpine climate and varying elevations create the perfect ability to cool of with mountains or stay low by the recreational lakes and sunbath in the warm rays. Precipitation averages 10.5 inches annually, and snowfall averages 47.3 inches annually. Due to the climate’s dryness, annual snow cover fluctuates; on average, there are 27 days per year with at least 1 inch of snow on the ground. Cody enjoys about 300 days of sunshine per year. History South Fork Valley is home to historic ranches and many exclusive, private recreation properties. Traveled mainly by ranchers, farmers and other local residents, the Lower South Fork Road is never clogged with tourist traffic, although you may have to slow down for cattle drives or hay trucks. It sits at the foot of rugged mountains that mark the start of a trail leading to some of the most remote backcountry in America. You can saddle up and ride from the property to enjoy endless trails for days, until returning to the quiet retreat to revive your horses and enjoy the sound of the Shoshone River brushing the river bank and quenching the thirst of the wildlife that nestles in around the state land and property. Location The road between Cody, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park is called “the most scenic 52 miles in America.” Located within a spectacular drive that locals cherish and most visitors never discover, lies the South Fork Valley. This extraordinary legacy has built and established its footprint next to the fish dense Shoshone River on 33 acres with a riverfront that flows past it into the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. The estate is surrounded by the rugged mountain views which give access just minutes from the grounds, offering thousands of acres for outdoor activities and 2,000 miles of winding rivers and streams lush with fish. Aside from bison every wild ungulate species found in the Northern Rockies can be spotted along the South Fork, including moose, pronghorn antelope, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, mountain goats and bighorn sheep. This lodge style ranch home provides sanctuary for anyone who seeks a legacy that would provide a lifetime of unmatched beauty, from the sunrise over the property’s riverfront to the sunset behind the snow capped mountain peaks. This residence is just a few minutes from Cody, which offers a front row seat to winding rivers, sweeping vistas, untamed wilderness, and historic charm. Home of the world’s longest-running nightly rodeo and endless opportunities for unforgettable outdoor recreation — it’s a place for those who know just how much can be found when you get a little lost.