The Rome Hill Ranch is located in Wyomingâ€™s Big Horn Basin in Washakie County on the west slope of the Big Horn Mountains. The ranch lies approximately 12 miles southeast of the charming little cowboy town of Ten Sleep, Wyoming. This area is known for its true western heritage and lifestyle. Mixed with Native American and ranching history, Ten Sleepâ€™s fertile soils, abundant artesian wells and various creeks, rivers and waterways provide the ideal Wyoming setting for ranching and raising livestock.
The Rome Hill Ranch acreage is as diverse as Wyomingâ€™s varied landscapes. Controlling over 20,000 acres, of which 9,342 is deeded and contiguous; the ranchâ€™s varied terrain makes this property unique. The ranch goes through a transformation from its lower acreage to its high country pastures. The base elevation at 4,800 feet is comprised of 400 irrigated acres of meadows, creek, spring-fed lush pastures and wetlands. It rises to hillsides, rock outcroppings with junipers and dense dark timber at 7,500 feet. One of the ranchâ€™s most notable natural resources is the canyon; this particular region of Wyoming is well known for its abundance of natural aquifers and limestone canyons.
Built and designed under current ownership, the main home and guesthouse were strategically placed on 5 acres that are beautifully manicured and landscaped. The ownerâ€™s compound is fenced and gated, complete with underground sprinkler system and newly-enhanced and stocked trout pond between the two homes. The setting is slightly elevated, providing dramatic views of the ranch in every direction.
The Rome Hill Ranch is very unique, as it offers something special for anglers. For the fisherman, the ranch includes approximately 7 miles of meandering, private Spring Creek with populations of brown, cutthroat and brook trout. There are many springs that feed the creek as it descends through the property, keeping the water clear and cool throughout the year.
The abundant wildlife of Rome Hill adds magnificent value to the overall experience on the ranch. Herds of elk, Mule deer and antelope are practically present year round. The average elk herd has ranged from 300 to 800 animals. In 2010, it is said that a game warden counted upwards of 1,200 elk on the property.
Representing one of the finest working cattle ranches and mixed-use sporting properties in the West, the Rome Hill Ranch is a one-of-a-kind offering.
Rome Hill Ranch is listed with Live Water Properties for $15 million.