Located approximately 10 miles southwest of Cody, Wyoming on a fertile bench of irrigated farm ground, the 768± acre Lower Diamond Bar Ranch revels in dramatic views of Carter Mountain, Castle Rock and the rolling landscape of the South Fork Valley. Nearly 520± acres of the ranch are irrigated by 3 center pivots and gated pipe. A beautiful canopied riparian bottom is created by two small creeks - Carter and Marquette - which meander through the ranch for almost one mile. Additionally a pond has been created and stocked with trout ranging up to six pounds. The well maintained residence compound includes two nicely designed homes, a cabin, a garage and a tennis court. The main house is carefully sited to take full advantage of the awe-inspiring views of the Absaroka Mountains. To round out the improvements, a 5,600± square foot barn, circa 1930, may be the crown jewel of the ranch. This property affords a great opportunity to buy a wonderful recreational retreat with a significant farm component near Cody, Wyoming, the front door to some of the most spectacular and wild country in the lower 48 states.
Just the Facts
- 768± acres total with 520± acres irrigated
- 2 center-pivot irrigation systems
- Views of Carter Mountain and the Absaroka Wilderness
- Carter and Marquette Creeks meander through the ranch
- 10 miles from Cody, Wyoming
- Billings, Montana is less than a 2-hour drive
- Trout-filled pond
- Two nice homes plus cabin, barn and garage
- Outdoor tennis court
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