Flying A Ranch

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Flying A Ranch

  • Flying A Ranch

Flying A Ranch - Recently Sold

$6,500,000
Pinedale, Wyoming

Situated at the end of a private road adjacent to the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the Flying A Ranch has been in the same family for fifty years functioning both as a family retreat and a successful dude ranch. The setting is sensational, backing up to the Gros Ventre Mountain Range and commanding dramatic views of the rugged Wind River Mountains across the Green River Valley to the southeast. Originally opened in 1926 the ranch features a lodge, the famous Gilded Moose Saloon perched on the edge of one of the ranch’s 3 stocked lakes, 8 rustic but well-appointed log guest cabins, a classic western barn, a shop and multiple accommodations for staff. Spread across 360± critical deeded acres with additional grazing for horses, the Flying A offers key access, only 55 miles south and east of Jackson, to over 40 trails into the user-friendly adjacent national forest. Flying A is a perfect size for either a high-end exclusive guest ranch or a private family or corporate retreat. For more information visit the Flying A Ranch website.

Location: 

Located in Sublette County, Wyoming, and bordering Bridger-Teton National Forest, the Flying A Ranch sits at 8,140 feet in the foothills of the Gros Ventre Mountain Range, 55 miles southeast of Jackson and 34 miles northwest of Pinedale, WY. Little Twin Creek runs through a portion of the property and fills the ranch’s three lovely trout-stocked lakes. The ranch is accessed via a private 6-mile-long gravel road off of scenic State Highway 189. 

The ranch offers a private grass airstrip, and the nearby Sublette County Airport (Ralph Wenz Field- KPNA) can accommodate most private aircraft on its 8,900’ x 100’ runway. Commercial airline service is readily available in Jackson, WY, which is serviced daily by Delta, United, American and SkyWest airlines. 

Locale: 

The Flying A Ranch is ideally situated, bordering Bridger-Teton National Forest on one side and BLM lands on another, with primarily large acreage ranches and high range pastures rounding out the remainder of the property’s perimeter. Countless miles of hiking and horseback-riding trails are readily accessed through the ranch’s northern gate. Whether exploring Twin Creek Basin or venturing further into the Gros Ventre Wilderness area, this is true mountain country covered with miles of trails and mountaintops to explore.

Known as the gateway to Teton National Park and the southern entrance to Yellowstone National Park, Jackson “Hole” is an easy 55-mile drive from the ranch along scenic state highways. Jackson embodies the romantic cowboy heritage of years gone by and is one of the country’s most popular destinations for outdoorsmen and tourists alike. Here you will find plentiful fine-dining options, five-star hotels, museums and cultural offerings, rodeos and recreation options that rival anyplace in the west.

Pinedale, WY, is only 34 miles south of the Flying A along a well-maintained state highway. This cowboy town is the doorway to the Wind River Mountain Range. It is also home to the Museum of the Mountain Man, and offers amenities such as an aquatic park and an ice arena. From hardware stores, to grocery stores and banks, to restaurants -- Pinedale can easily meet a variety of basic shopping needs. 

General Description: 

A private road off State Highway 189 between Daniel and Bondurant provides access to the Flying A Ranch. After crossing several large ranches and wide sage-covered grazing lands along the southern slope of the Gros Ventre Mountain Range, the winding drive enters the property near the southeast corner of the ranch. The drive follows the edge of a flood-irrigated hay meadow along a hillside populated with lodgepole pine, Engelmann spruce and aspen trees. 

From the main lodge, views of the Gros Ventre range reflect in the largest of three private trout ponds and the ranch’s pasture and hay meadows provide an open compliment to the forested hillsides. In the foreground, across the upper Green River Valley, the rugged Wind River mountain peaks rise above fir-covered benches. Located along the banks of the upper lake and a hundred yards away from the main lodge, the Gilded Moose Saloon offers a small bar, lounge, poker tables and scenic mountain-view porch. On the other side of the lodge are eight guest cabins and a caretaker’s home. A short walk away, between the upper and lower lakes, sits the horse barn, complete with corrals and an upper-level apartment. National forest is accessed along the north end of the meadows and follows the Little Twin Creek drainage.

Acreage Breakdown: 

160± acres of pasture and uplands

85± acres of irrigated meadows

75± acres of forested hillsides

35± acres of lakes and riparian areas

5± acres of improvements

360± acres total 

Improvements: 

Once operated as a guest ranch, the Flying A currently functions as an extremely well-maintained private family retreat. The ranch’s many buildings and other improvements are continually maintained in excellent condition. The lodge is the centerpiece of the retreat and is designed to cater to a large number of guests, boasting a fully equipped commercial kitchen, comfortable open dining area, and plenty of common space to lounge, visit and recount the day’s adventures. 

A delightful compliment to the lodge is the nearby Gilded Moose Saloon. The manicured lawn of the lodge leads to this western-themed watering hole complete with lounge, poker tables, and a lakefront porch with an extraordinary mountain view. 

The ranch has eight fully self-contained guest cabins, seven of which are chinked log cabins made from rounded native pine that were built in mid-1920s and completely remodeled in the 1980s. Each cabin has a kitchen, bathroom, and porches with views of the lake and wildlife.

Most cabins have either a fireplace or a wood-burning stove, and all of them have electric baseboard heat. The manager’s home is a comfortable two-bedroom, two-bathroom, wood-sided home with an attached two-car garage/shop. 

The classic western-style horse barn was built in 1988 and has multiple stalls, a wash rack, tack room, and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment upstairs with a large open living area. 

The compound has several other buildings to accommodate laundry services, refrigerated and dry food storage, and other structures that keep the grounds looking neat and well kept.


Climate: 

Sitting at 8,140 feet above sea level and at the foot of some of the most rugged mountains in the United States, it is fair to say that the Flying A ranch gets its share of dramatic mountain weather. The summertime highs average in the low 70s with winter lows averaging just above 0 F. The Loomis Park SNOTEL site a few miles away records an average of 27 inches of precipitation per year, derived primarily from the average 125 inches of snow that blanket the area each winter. Long summer days, crystal clear night skies, and plenty of snow are hallmarks of this truly Western mountain property. 

General Operations: 

The Flying A is the perfect family or corporate retreat and can comfortably accommodate twenty guests plus on-site staff. The ranch’s meadows and pasture easily allow for a string of horses to summer at the ranch, and the stocked tack room would get you and several friends saddled and on the trail. 

The Flying A was once operated as a guest ranch. With successful application for a day-use Forest Service permit, it could easily be run as a commercial venture once more. Abundant opportunities for horseback riding, wildlife viewing, hunting and fishing are literally out the back – and front - doors.

The Flying A is currently being very well maintained as a private family retreat by one year-round employee, who can bring in additional help depending upon what is needed. The ranch has had limited use in the last few years; however, you will find that it is absolutely ready to go at a moment’s notice due to the constant care and excellent maintenance provided by the current employee.

Water Resources: 

The Flying A ranch has three reservoir permits of record: Flying A No. 2 with a capacity of 26.08 acre-feet for watering stock and recreation; Flying A Stock Reservoir with a capacity of 9.19 acre-feet for watering stock; and Little Twin Reservoir with a capacity of 9.12 acre-feet for wildlife and fish propagation. 

Additionally, there are surface irrigation water rights recorded under two different appropriations, which allow diverting irrigation water from Little Twin Creek, a tributary of the Green River. These rights allow irrigating 181 acres and 101 acres respectively (the 101 acres are a subset of the 181 acres).

Wildlife Resources: 

The Flying A sits in some of the richest wildlife habitat in the lower 48 states. As part of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, wildlife viewing at the Flying A would include mule deer, pronghorn antelope, elk, moose, black and grizzly bear, wolf, coyote, red fox, river otter, pine marten, Canada geese, trumpeter swans, bald eagles, and a wide variety of hawks, mountain songbirds and hummingbirds. 

Mineral Rights: 

Sellers will convey 100% of the mineral rights that they own. The Buyer should plan to include a mineral right search as part of their due diligence. 

Additional Information: 

The price includes all vehicles, equipment, parts, supplies, furnishings and furniture. A list will be provided within 10 days of the acceptance of an offer which is contingent upon approval of said list. 

Broker Comments: 

The Flying A Ranch, with its close proximity to Jackson, end-of-the-road privacy, and proximity to the extraordinary Bridger- Teton National Forest and the Gros Ventre Wilderness Area, is the perfect private family or corporate ranch retreat. Whether you are looking for a day trip to a bustling western resort town or the solitude of true mountain wilderness, both are minutes from the comfort of your singular private western retreat.

Terms: 

Cash at closing.

Special Conditions: 

The price includes all vehicles, equipment, parts, supplies, furnishings and furniture. A list will be provided within 10 days of the acceptance of an offer which is contingent upon approval of said list. 

The Facts: 
  • 55 miles south of Jackson and 27 miles northwest of Pinedale
  • 360± critical deeded, blocked and contiguous acres
  • The bulk of the deeded acreage is open meadows adjoining timbered mountain country
  • Early water rights for irrigation, three lakes, a well and a mountain stream
  • As a commercial guest ranch one would have to pursue day-use permits for the adjacent national forest, but as a private retreat one only needs to move in; the property is well maintained and comes fully furnished and equipped with an excellent caretaker in place
  • Excellent hunting for deer and elk on or adjacent to the ranch; other wildlife seen on the property – moose, cougar, both species of bear, fox, bobcat, wolf, pine marten, coyote as well as trumpeter swans and Canadian geese
  • Eight log cabins - most have kitchens and stoves or fireplaces, comfortable porches and heat; also lodge, saloon on the lake, barn, shop and multiple staff quarters
  • Very unique setting adjoining Bridger-Teton National Forest with good private access to user-friendly mountain country behind; well-appointed building compound with outstanding views of two rugged mountain ranges
Additional Services: 

MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Hall and Hall’s Management Division has a very clear mission – To represent the owner and to ensure that his or her experience is a positive one. Services are customized to suit the owner’s needs. They often begin with the recruiting and hiring of a suitable ranch manager or caretaker and are followed by the development of a management or operating plan along with appropriate budgets. Ongoing services include bill paying, ranch oversight, and consulting services as needed. Even the most sophisticated and experienced ranch owners appreciate the value of a management firm representing them and providing advice on local area practices and costs. Wes Oja and Jerome Chvilicek at (406) 656-7500 or Randy Clavel at (308) 534-9000 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.


RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT SERVICES – Increasingly the value of a ranch is measured by the quality of each and every one of its resources. Coincidentally the enhancement of a ranch’s resources also increases the pleasure that one derives from the ownership of a ranch. Our management services have included the assessment of everything from wildlife habitat to bird habitat to water resources and fisheries and the subsequent oversight of the process involved with the enhancement of these resources. Wes Oja or Jerome Chvilicek at (406) 656-7500 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.


AUCTIONS - Hall and Hall Auctions offers “Another Solution” to create liquidity for the owners of Investment-Quality Rural Real Estate. Our auction team has experience in marketing farmland, ranchland, timberland and recreational properties throughout the nation. Extreme attention to detail and complete transparency coupled with Hall and Hall’s “rolodex” of over 40,000 targeted owners and buyers of rural real estate help assure that there are multiple bidders at each auction. In addition the unique Hall and Hall partnership model creates a teamwork approach that helps to assure that we realize true market value on auction day. For more information on our auction services contact Scott Shuman at (800) 829-8747.


SPECIALIZED LENDING - Since 1946 Hall and Hall has created a legacy by efficiently providing capital to the intermountain west. In addition to traditional farm and ranch loans, we specialize in understanding the unique aspects of placing loans on ranches where value may be influenced by recreational features, location and improvements and repayment may come from outside sources. Our extensive experience and strong relationships with our lenders allows us to quickly tell you whether we can provide the required financing.

Competitive Pricing • Flexible Terms • Efficient Processing
In-House Appraisals • Common Sense Underwriting
Dave Roddy • (406) 656-7500
Mike Hall or Judy Chirila • (303) 861-8282
Randy Clavel • (308) 534-9000
Monte Lyons • (806) 698-6882

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NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhanced.