The Little Hangmans Ranch is comprised of 190± deeded acres that stretch along a mile of frontage on the famed Yellowstone River – known as the longest undammed river in the lower 48 states. The land includes irrigated meadows, open range, timbered, and open river bottomlands. Approximately 55 acres are subject to flood irrigation.
The ranch is very tastefully and completely improved with a main house, a caretaker’s house, and a studio/guest house all originally designed by regionally recognized architect Candice Miller and located on the southeasterly end of the property. There is also a barn/shop complex located at the entrance to the property on the northwest end. The main house and the studio/guest house have been extensively renovated and remodeled in the last eight years. The barn/shop area has been updated and the fencing has been replaced or rebuilt to the highest standard. The property shows tremendous pride of ownership in every aspect. The main improvements are described as follows:
Main House: The design and construction of this 5,500 square foot home are both tasteful and appropriate for the site evoking a subtle western flavor. The use of stone and wood throughout creates a rugged warmth that one expects in a western ranch home. The setting is ideal, and the views are spectacular looking out to the Yellowstone River that flows just below the house to the south and the jagged peaks of the Crazy Mountains to the west. The volcanic grey cliffs that are the namesake for the town of Greycliff dominate the view to the east. The house was remodeled to expand the kitchen and to open up the views of the Crazy Mountains from the living room. The floor plan includes a private office and master bedroom on the southwesterly end of the house overlooking the river and four bedrooms each with its own bathroom along a hallway on the northeasterly end. These bedrooms all command Crazy Mountain views to the west. There is also a comfortable sitting room with a fireplace in the guest wing. There is an oversized two-car garage, laundry room, and utility area just off the kitchen. This is an ideal home for entertaining guests and extended family because of the expansive public areas in the kitchen and dining room area, plus the second living room and powder room that easily accommodate guests. At the same time, the guest wing can be shut off and the house becomes comfortable and cozy for a single person or a couple.
Barn/Studio/Guest House: This unique “Barn” was the subject of an article in Mountain Living Magazine in July of 2019 (view article here). A multipurpose structure it was recently rethought and remodeled by the previous owner to accommodate her photography studio. The studio features big windows installed in two story high “doors” on each end. The balance of the building is dedicated to storage for ranch equipment as well as a complete one-bedroom apartment with a kitchenette.
Caretaker’s Home: There is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom caretaker's home that is both comfortable and efficient. Executed in a similar vernacular to the main house, this attractive home would be well appreciated by most caretakers.
Shop and Barn: Located near the entrance to the property on the west end, there is a classic horse barn and a shop with a concrete floor. These buildings function as the operating center of the ranch and are well separated from the main building compound.
Utilities: The buildings are all serviced by wells and septic systems, as well as by electricity and traditional hardline telephones. Triangle Communications has recently installed a fiber optic line into the ranch, which accommodates high-speed internet.
The ranch has good water rights that include a shared early (1881) right to irrigate approximately 55 acres. It also has filed rights for three wells and two dams, plus stock water rights on the waters that flow through the ranch.