Wyoming Sporting Ranch
Beckton Hall Ranch, between Big Horn and Sheridan, Wyoming, is a unique and very private 320 acre, end of the road Wyoming Sporting ranch. The ranch has been managed for wildlife habitat since 2000. This very private ranch has an exquisite custom home (if you would like to see more interior photos of the home, please inquire) that has been very thoughtfully placed to blend into the landscape yet provide breathtaking views of the Big Horn Mountains from living spaces both inside and outdoors. There are two guest homes, a heated shop, hawk and weathering barns, pigeon house and fabulous wood working shop.
The current owner has had conservation and habitat improvement as the primary management focus for the property. Harvesting only one cutting of grass hay each season and leaving the second growth for bird cover and other wildlife habitat. Cross fences have been removed to allow both wildlife and the owner free range of the property. Falconry and bow hunting have been the main recreation on the property.
Baker Creek is a small year round creek that flows through the south end of the property. Three small ponds on the property provide plenty of water and habitat for wildlife.
The Owner’s residence is an exquisite custom home that fits beautifully into the landscape. This home and ranch lends itself to entertaining, whether a small group of family and friends, or for larger corporate-style events. The floor plan takes full advantage of the panoramic views and is well designed for very comfortable living space and excellent display of art. This magnificent four bedroom, five bath home was designed with great attention to detail. The kitchen is both a cook’s dream and perfectly laid out with the family room to one side to be the true heart of the home. Complete with custom wood cabinets with soft close drawer slides and cabinet door hinges. The counter tops are Colorado Buff Sandstone. Appliances include six burner gas cook top with a Thermador vent hood, convection oven, double ovens, warming drawers, two Sub-zero refrigerator drawers, Sub-zero refrigerator and freezer and an instant hot water tap.
The attention to detail found in the kitchen extends through out the home. In the den you will find custom made glass and cherry cabinets made by a local craftsman. There is a fabulous wet bar with custom cherry cabinets, wood and soap stone countertops, pounded copper sink, Sub-Zero mini fridge and Sub-Zero wine cooler.
In the master bedroom you will find a wet bar with custom built-in cabinets and a mini fridge for making your morning coffee and his and her’s walk-in closets each with a complete master bath. His has a steam shower and hers has a rain shower and jetted tub.
On the lower level you will find a full media room, game room with kitchenette and exercise room. There are three bedrooms each with their own bathrooms. There are several storage rooms downstairs and the all important laundry room.
This magnificent small ranch is the perfect home for those considering a residence in Wyoming’s tax friendly environment.
The Beckton Hall Ranch is located about half way between Billings, MT and Casper, WY and just 12 miles, or about 15 minutes from downtown Sheridan, WY in the heart of the Bighorn Mountain foothills and in the Beaver Creek/Big Goose Creek drainage just a few miles from where it exits Big Goose Canyon on its way to the Tongue River. This watershed is, of course, part of the great land “where the rivers run north” that has been so coveted for over 130 years of ranching, but even prior to that when it was inhabited by the Plains Indians. The soils and the grasses have always provided excellent feed for the livestock and wildlife, but additionally, it’s the overall combination of water, soils and climate that has made this area such a great place to live.
The charming community of Sheridan, WY has most amenities and conveniences, including jet service and a commercial airport as well as world-class golf, dining, medical facilities, first-rate schools (rated among the best in the nation) and shopping in Sheridan’s historic downtown. Furthermore, and more distinctly, Sheridan is home to the annual WYO Rodeo, world-class polo, Brinton Museum, Don King Days and many other uniquely “Sheridan” lifestyle events that are sure to please everyone. For further shopping and air service, one can find it in Billings, or Casper, each about two hours away. Furthermore, the Big Horn Mountains are only 30 minutes to the west, where you’ll find all the outdoor recreation you can imagine.
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The Sheridan area is synonymous with high quality of life. We have coined the phrase “cowboy-cosmopolitan”, which we think perfectly described the ambiance and level of sophistication without the attitude. It’s still much as it always has been, casual, real and where handshakes still mean something. People really do make the difference here. The friendliness and unpretentious cowboy culture add to the flavor of the community and make the natural beauty of our landscapes even more inviting. Once you’re here, you’ll learn why those who live here wouldn’t trade it for anything.
The climate around the Sheridan area is one of the most comfortable climates in Wyoming with pleasant summers and moderate winters. Perhaps it’s the proximity to the 45th parallel along with the positioning next to the Bighorn Mountains and the lower altitude, but the Bighorn Mountain foothills have always been one of the most desirable places to live for those who have experienced it. Whatever the reason, it’s hard to argue that this area doesn’t have the greenest and most pleasant climates. For climate information, visit Sheridan’s Climate
Speaking of what else Wyoming has to offer; we have the most “tax-friendly” state with our very low taxes. There are no personal or corporate state income taxes here and there are no state capital gains taxes.