The Black Hills Retreat is 485± deeded acres, fully packed with recreation, relaxation, and quiet enjoyment. The retreat is located just seven miles south of Interstate 90, 20 Minutes east of Gillette, Wyoming, and 35 minutes west of Spearfish, South Dakota. Much of the ranch is a mixture of steep canyons and draws, accessible by UTV or on foot. The land is mostly covered with an abundance of timber with open areas throughout. A forest fire in 2016 created many natural clearings for food plots and an abundance of grazing and forage for wildlife. The ranch consists of junipers, Douglas firs, ponderosa pines, and some small aspen groves in the draws with natural springs. This unique combination of shrubs and biological diversity creates an environment suitable for a variety of big game, including whitetail deer, antelope, and elk. One of the more prominent animals seen daily on the property is the wild turkey. Wild turkey is commonly found in large groups of 30 or more birds at a time. In addition to the cover the evergreen and deciduous trees provide, the multiple freshwater springs and man-made bodies of water draw in more wildlife to give reason to stay on the ranch as opposed to passing through.
The hilltops and main home location provide stunning views of north central Wyoming, Devils Tower, the Big Horn Mountains, and, of course, the Black Hills National Forest, of which this property is a mere extension. The property is improved with a custom log home, multiple strategically located outbuildings and two organized and well-planned year-round insulated steel buildings; the smaller of the two with heating, plumbing, and electrical, providing around 2,500 square feet closest to the custom log home and the second and larger shop inclusive of heat, electric and extensive plumbing adding roughly 4,000 more square feet of storage or workspace. The log home is approximately 2,800 square feet made with not a single unit of sheet rock. The stain chinking is in excellent condition, as well as the interior amenities. There are two large bedrooms on the lower level, laundry room, kitchen, a large great room on the main level, and the master bedroom privately located on the second floor with a walk-out balcony. Lastly, the home has a meticulously well-maintained wraparound porch positioned to see sunsets and sunrises.
The property is well suited to run a small herd of cattle seasonally or year-round with additional feed sources, or perhaps lease, the ranch provides some additional income to the property. Even though modest in size, it is entirely possible to hunt with success directly on the property, but it is overlooked how close in proximity the ranch is to world-class public access to multiple species of big game hunting. The Black Hills National Forest is approximately 12 miles to the east encompassing 1.2 million acres of public grounds for recreation year-round.
Just the Facts
- Proximity to Sundance, Wyoming
- Proximity to Gillette, Wyoming, with commercial United flights serviced daily
- High-quality cabin, two year-round comfortable shops
- Multiple functional outbuildings
- Live water, timber, intricate ATV trail system
- Small and big game species present
- Millions of public acres nearby
- Seven miles off the interstate
- Year-round access
- Private and quiet
- Ideal seasonal or year-round living
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